It was very low key in band credits but the playing and singing is glorious. It leans more towards Val's first love: country & western music. Who even know who the steel pedal player is on these sessions? Val can't tell us. However a few tracks are sung by a different singer, possibly Ruff himself who had a small recording career of his own.
There are no photos, just a poem by Val on the back cover. Happy Tiger Records was not a company who planned things out. I'm surprised this came out at all. Blue Things fans don't know much about this release.
The tracks are as follows:
BLACK MARK ON THE SEA
WAKE UP OLD WORLD
WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO THE RAIN
EXISTING IN CITY STONE
WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
WE CAN'T GET THEIR FROM HERE
THE WHOLE WORLD HAS GONE OUT OF TUNE
NO ONE HEARS
There's a lot of banjo on this lp as well. Sounding like later day McGuinn's Byrds and Dylan's country period. I'm impressed by this whole event.
Never reissued on cd. What a shame.
From RYM (Kupa99)