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Lord Sutch - 1970 - Lord Sutch & Heavy Friends
David Edward Sutch, also known as the 3rd Earl of Harrow or simply Screaming Lord Sutch, was an English musician and aspirant politician. He was the founder of the Official Monster Raving Loony Party. Lord Sutch and Heavy Friends is the debut album of Lord Sutch. It was recorded in September 1969 at Mystic Studios in Hollywood and released on Atlantic Records on May 25, 1970. The album featured an all-star line-up with contributions from Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page (who also produced the album) and John Bonham, guitarist Jeff Beck, session keyboardist Nicky Hopkins, session guitarist Deniel Edwards and Jimi Hendrix Experience bass-player Noel Redding. Rick Brown and Carlo Little were previously with The Savages. Many of the musicians who sessioned for Sutch on this album had grave misgivings upon its release. They were under the assumption these were demo quality recordings. As a result the artists disowned the project and the album did poorly saleswise. It also seriously damaged Sutch's reputation with the musicians involved. Lord Sutch and Heavy Friends was named in a 1998 BBC poll as the worst album of all time, a status it also held in Colin Larkin's book The Top 1000 Albums of All Time.
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