"Young & Foolish"is a
bit of a hotch-potch because it consisted of
a number of demos of various styles. Peter was trying to make it big
but the big guns in the record companies thought otherwise.
This was before the days of "do it yourself". But he decided to put
altogether on a cassette, run off some copies at the local tape copying
and lo and behold - here was his first album.
We are now re-mastering the whole album,
which should be available on CD by the end of 2000.
Click on the title for the lyrics.
Click on MP3 to hear the song.
Between 1977 and 1979 Brown made three different demo tapes
of three to four songs each.
But when the established record companies paid scant regard to his
efforts (there was no "Indie" movement at that time) he decided to put
them all together on one unit and release it himself.
He sold copies of the resulting cassette tape at live gigs and open mic
sessions, just as he does with the CDs today.This accounts for the
variety of style: three songs are pop-rock with a
full band, three are rather more acoustic and four are country-ish in
style - though very obviously British.
"When your doors are Closed " a morbidly romantic complaint
addressed to a girl who spurned his love, "Rosie" a funky
tale of Love's labours lost with a Sudanese
bassist and drummer,
and the title track "Young & Foolish", a long, somewhat
cynical song about - well, you know - life,
in which Ovation guitar, flute and violin interweave an extraordinary
pattern of sweetness and joy.
Markiza plays Fender Rhodes on 4 songs, and Gavin Murley is mostly the
sometimes plying an acoustic bass guitar which he made himself.
Other musicians include: Maurice Judge, lead guitar; Ekhardt, flute
& percussion; Susan Ellery, keyboards; Sammy, bass; Seth, drums;
Lyn Dobson, sax; Jeremy turner, violin; Russell lambert, drums; Patti,
Pat & Louise, backing vocals - not forgetting multi-instrumentalist
Brown who tries his hand at lead and backing vocals, harmonica, rhythm
& slide guitar and - wait for it - trumpet! (on Now That I Got You)
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