“Pierre’s Plastic Dream” represents an untold chapter in the story of British pop music of the 1960s. The factor common to the Jeeps, The Silence, Our Plastic Dream and The Owl is Pierre Tubbs. Furthermore, the first three of these are actually the same band under different names, writes Kieron Tyler
“Pierre’s Plastic Dream – The Garage Tapes” is a young man’s first foray into pop and psych taped between 1966 and 1968 in his folks' garage.
Originally named Elmo's Fire and fronted by future solo star Johnny Warman, this early 70’s London-based act harnessed pub rock to glam with proto punk and metal moments thrown in for memorably theatrical effect.
When Quinrtessence folded in 1972, lead singer and songwriter Phil 'Shiva' Jones and guitarist Dave 'Maha Dev' Codling formed Kala and the following year recorded a self-titled debut in London crossing the musical themes of its precursor with contemporary honeyed country rock and boogie.
Anglo/Celtic/American progressive rock band Zebras Don’t Smoke have beaten back the lockdown blues this summer by recording an album of ABBA covers. ‘Don’t Mention The Swedes’ (Singsong Music;SINGSONG115) is a roller-coaster ride through ABBA’s singles and album tracks, including a live mainstay never recorded by the group in ‘Get on The Carousel’.
“The Best Human Jukebox on the Planet” - Sir Elton John Introducing Johnny Warman …