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The Purple Gang - 1968 - Purple Gang Strikes


The Purple Gang are a British rock band active intermittently since the 1960s. Although they were associated with the London psychedelic scene, they originated in Stockport, then in Cheshire, as a jugband. The band adopted the name, The Purple Gang, when they changed their image to the well-dressed, clean-cut "gangster" style in the 1960s. In London, they engaged Joe Boyd as their record producer, and shared a studio with Pink Floyd as they recorded their first single, "Granny Takes A Trip" (named after the eponymous shop in the Kings Road). Most of their songs were written by their early members: guitarist Joe Beard, and organist Geoff Bowyer. Some other members were vocalist Pete Walker, jug / banjo player Ank Langley and mandolin / harmonica player Gerry Robinson. Their musical influences and styles are varied, from country and western, through psychedelic, to rock music. Purple Gang Strikes is the debut album of the band, their second album, Night of the Uncool, was recorded and released, with a partially different line-up, 30 years later in 1998.

01 - Auntie Monica
02 - Bootleg Whisky
03 - Viola Lee Blues
04 - The Wizard
05 - Mr. Aldred Jones
06 - Granny Takes A Trip
07 - Overseas Stomp
08 - Freightliner
09 - The Sheik
10 - Rising Sun
11 - Kiss Me Goodnight Sally Green
12 - Carlo's Circus (Unreleased bonus track)
13 - Madam Judge (Unreleased bonus track)
14 - Brown Shoes (Unreleased bonus track)
15 - The King Comes Riding (Unreleased bonus track)

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