In this third in the Growing Pains archive recordings releases, Michael Chapman presides over previously unreleased tracks spanning folk rock, blues, jazz and experimental genres - ranging from a live solo performance in 1969 to studio collaboration with Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) in 2005, by way of a 1980’s TV film soundtrack with Maddy Prior and Rick Kemp (Steeleye Span), and much more besides.
Virtuoso guitarist and critically-acclaimed songwriter, championed by John Peel and later Charles Shaar Murray, Michael Chapman recorded a quartet of classic LPs for EMI’s progressive Harvest label during the 1970s.
From the beginnings of his legendary band Lindisfarne to his second solo album ‘Odd Man Out’, the career of Rod Clements reads like a Who’s Who of contemporary British folk roots.
Great rock bands get to be via great songs, impactful performance and the sheer weight of being: in a word, ‘pedigree’. It’s particularly appropriate to British 1980s act, Midnight Flyer. Prior to formation in 1980, its members had notched the likes of Stone The Crows, Streetwalkers, Whitesnake, Savoy Brown, Foghat, Hudson Ford, Jim Capaldi and Leo Sayer among many others onto their belts.