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Legendary 1960s Wirral psychedelic band The Klubs have secured a Worldwide release of a download only version of their 60s album ‘Midnight Love Cycle’.
The album is a collection of recordings made from 1967 to 1969, in Abbey Road, Studio 2, (The Beatles favourite recording space), Decca Hampstead Studios, London and Liverpool’s own Cam Records. Among the tracks is a blistering version of the Jimi Hendrix song ‘Fire’ recorded in 1968 with legendary Jam producer Vic Coppersmith Heaven at the controls.
The Klubs historic revival began when prestigious Record Collector Magazine listed them in their series of articles entitled ‘The A-Z of British Psychedelia’ in March 1999, after finding an article about them in The New Musical Express from December 1968, which advertised the release of their lone 45 single, ‘I Found The Sun’ (copies of which now change hands for upwards of £500).
After being told of their inclusion in the magazine, The Klubs bass player Norris (Noz) Easterbrook contacted the magazine and they published a revealing profile of the band’s 1960s exploits.
Noz was contacted by music journalist and record label owner David Wells, who released a 1000 only copies of the vinyl version of the album in 1999 which sold out to collectors inside six weeks. The album subsequently received the coveted title of ‘Album of the Year’ from Record Collector Magazine, ahead of re-releases by such bands as The Beatles, The Small Faces and Bob Marley.
Noz says “International interest has grown in The Klubs over the years and now the time is right for the worldwide release. The collection of songs is seen as a historic record of 60s Wirral psychedelic music, made by a group of guys who loved Rock ’n’ Roll and life on the road”.
During the 60s and early 70s, The Klubs played the original Cavern Club countless times and prestigious London mod hang out Tiles of Oxford Street and the world-famous Marquee Club plus hundreds of gigs around the UK. Noz did his first gig in Birkenhead’s Cubik Club in 1965 and still plays occasionally with his band Wolff.