#1,188: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Earlier this year in February, elobeatlesforever (elobf) made mention in this article of a sequel in the making to "Carlsberg Special (Pianos Demolished Phone 021 373 4472)", the famed 'B' side to Wizzard's first hit single "Ball Park Incident" (EMI/Harvest #HAR5062) - which reached #6 in January 1973. "EL Original Brew" (Pianos Reconstructed Phone 01242 517635) by The Ancient Order Of Froth Blowers is out soon and is once again written by former ELO and Wizzard member Bill Hunt, with the title being an apparent reference to a certain band. The double 'B' sided single - a world first - also features "The Kentish Town Song", written by Will Hunt (Bill's son), with an early ELOesque arrangement by Hamstall Ridware and Dr. C D Mille.
The Ancient Order Of Froth Blowers include in their ranks Bill Hunt, elobf recommended artiste The Sundae Club (Hamstall Ridware and Dr. C D Mille), Nick Pentelow (Wizzard/Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders), Hugh McDowell (Wizzard/ELO), Miles Hunt (The Wonder Stuff), Erika Nockalls and Skins Blithbury with George Shilling producing.
|Bill Hunt: Demolishing pianos [left]; with Nick Pentelow and Hugh McDowell recently [right]|
The single - sponsored by The Froth Blowers Brewing Co. of Erdington, Birmingham - will be released in full on Thursday 15th December as a download and a limited edition frothy ale coloured 7" single, some of which are available to buy signed by Bill Hunt and/or the full band. Yours Truly KJS was privileged to have a listen to "EL Original Brew" in a Frome car park last year and I can confirm that it will most certainly appeal to fans of ELO, Roy Wood and Wizzard.
You can find out more about and pre-order "EL Original Brew" b/w "The Kentish Town Song" by The Ancient Order Of Froth Blowers via these links thus:
elobeatlesforever (elobf) recommends "EL Original Brew" by The Ancient Order Of Froth Blowers to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO, Jeff Lynne, The Move, Roy Wood, The Idle Race, 'Brum Beat', The Beatles and related artistes.
Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 01-Nov-2016