Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Classical Gas

Here's my humble contribution to the Halloween festivities, a great live clip of God-like 6Ts legends THE MOVE performing their 1967 #2 UK hit Night of Fear. That is, of course, Ace Kefford singing on the bridge. Ace went solo in '68 with the ACE KEFFORD STAND and his soulful, slow-burn version of the Yardbird's For Your Love is worth seeking out. You can hear a snippet of it here.

Also, did you ever stop to think about how many of the Move's songs were about mental illness?

3 comments:

steve simels said...

Fucking amazing band, fucking amazing clip (although I think that's actually from a three song medley that used to be on YouTube in its entirety.

The four lead vocals in front thing is mindboggling -- no wonder they liked Moby Grape so much.

I also loved Kefford's nickname in the music press back then -- the Singing Skull.
:-)

TJWood59 said...

Man, they were good. Everyone should check out the other clips as well. The cool Fender 12-string Roy Wood uses in the "Blackberry Way" and "Fire Brigade" videos alone make them worth watching.

Anonymous said...

Ace Kefford should have been a huge star but sadly he had his own problems with mental illness. I love his bass playing and singing. Check out his vocal in the middle of I Can Hear The Grass Grow ("get a hold of yourself now baby").

Bobby Sutliff