Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Birds - Say Those Magic Words (1997)



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A personal fave' - The Birds included a very young Ronnie Wood on guitar, vocals and harmonica,Tony Munroe on guitar/vocals, Kim Gardner on bass, Ali McKenzie on vocals and Pete McDaniel on drums.

Their first single written by Wood came out on Decca in November 1964 and for the next two 45's they recorded a couple of Soul numbers but transformed them totally into powerful tunes with the inimitable Birds' aggression! The B-sides were great too, both written by Ronnie Wood.

By the end of 1965 they were changing label and manager and their fourth final single was released on Reaction in 1966 actually as the Birds Birds after a suggestion by their new manager Robert Stigwood following their failed legal battle over the band's name when The Byrds toured England the year before...

They also appeared on the film "The Deadly Bees" in 1966 with the great unreleased track "That's All I Need You For" and while they recorded few more songs nothing came out and eventually by 1967 it was all over. Both Kim Gardner and Ron Wood joined The Creation in 1968.

1 comment:

Mark said...

Oh man, The Birds is such an amazing band! I really like this kins of music, so I need to thank you for this great review. This band is better than Viagra for sure!