Fronted by composer/performer Pierre Tubbs and recorded by him and friends at his parents’ garage in leafy Surrey in the late '60s, The Jeeps had clearly been listening to the embryonic Surf Sound of The Beach Boys along with other US acts such as The Lovin’ Spoonful and The Four Seasons when the faders were pushed up on this catchy set.
Recorded live on tour in the United States between 2010 and 2011, ‘Making Tracks’ features 19 songs including The Yardbirds’ hits “For Your Love”, “Five Long Years” and “Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor” together with later numbers. Original members Jim McCarty (drums) and Chris Dreja (rhythm guitar) are in fine form along with lead guitarist Ben King, vocalist Andy Mitchell and bassist Dave Smale.
“… the album radiates contented, heavy-lidded decadence baked into inertia under the Majorcan sun and implicitly underwritten by empty wine bottles rolling down the drive.” Record Collector ****
It’s just all from the heart with guitarist Robin George. He returns to the rock music scene this March (2020) with latest solo album, ‘BitterSweet Heartbeat’ (Singsong Music, SINGSONG101, 27.3.20)