Various - Greasy Trucker Party: feat. feat: Man, Brinsley Schwarz, Hawkwind a.o. (nited Artists Records – UDX 203/4) made in UK original 1972 gatefold first pressing 2LP-set | vinyl: NM (mint-, two visible hairlines, which does not effect play) | cover: VG+ (sticker wear front cover / some dirt, aged - see scans)
Greasy Truckers Party is a 1972 live album by various artists recorded at a February 1972 Greasy Truckers concert at the Roundhouse in London. The concert featured three bands, Man, Brinsley Schwarz, and Hawkwind, and musician Magic Michael. Originally a double vinyl album, in a limited edition of 20,000 and sold at just £1.50, it rapidly sold out, and became a collector's item.
In the world of British underground rock, the Greasy Truckers Party ... ... looms about as large as the Monterey International Pop Festival does in American rock lore; it wasn't the biggest gig ever played by the bands involved, but for reasons of exposure, and resulting word-of-mouth, and the excerpted live album that followed, it came to define what they were capable of.
— Bruce Eder, Allmusic
Greasy Truckers were "a loose organisation of individuals whose ideals were based on those of the Diggers in San Francisco, recycling money into worthwhile causes." This album was the first of two albums recorded at concerts in London organised by Greasy Truckers, the second being Greasy Truckers Live at Dingwalls Dance Hall (1974). All proceeds from the concert and LP sales went to Greasy Truckers' project to build a hostel in Notting Hill Gate.
The concert was due to run from 3 p.m. until midnight and include performances by Byzantium and others, but wage disputes between the unions and the government had led to frequent power cuts, one of which occurred in the early evening, giving an unusual album track "Power cut".
The fire brigade asked the audience to leave, but when power was resumed, and the audience re-admitted, hundreds more people came in. In defiance of the Fire Brigade, many people stayed inside, temporary lighting was set up, and the audience was entertained by eccentric folk band Skinner's Rats who did not require amplification. They started with the opening of Richard Strauss's "Also Sprach Zarathustra" before breaking into a medley of reels and being joined on stage by a troop of Morris dancers - the Blackheath Foot and Death Men.
The power cut had affected Hawkwind's synthesisers, which were very temperamental, leading to their apologies, and having to restart their act after a breakdown.
- Artiest/band (max 3)
- Various 'Greasy Truckers Party' (Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock)
- Record titel
- feat: Man, Brinsley Schwarz, Hawkwind a.o.
- Aantal artikelen
- 2xLP Album (dubbel album)
- Land van herkomst
- Verenigd Koninkrijk
- Jaar van uitgave (oudste)
- Jaar van uitgave (jongste)
- Near Mint (NM)
- 1ste persing
- United Artists Records
- Platenlabel nummer
- UDX 203/4