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Maximum F 'n' B
Guitars, Vox, Harp on track 3 – THE LONE GROOVER
Harp & good vibes – GRAE J WALL
Drums, Percussion and cockney suss – TOM MURROW
Backing vox on track 8 – SCARLETT & CHLOE CAULFIELD (Aged 4)
Intro and outro written and performed by the essential ephemeral Northern punk poet, RANTIN' RICHIE
Recorded and mixed by PHIL ‘DOYLIE’ DOYLE at Diablo Recording Studio, Camden Town
Cover artwork by TIM PEMBERTON
A South London, North of the river production.
All songs (Caulfield)
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"This opening slot was a breeze for this one man army. He articulates and spits bullets in equal measures. Not content with a stationary delivery he weaves and slings his acoustic guitar across the compact stage, The guitar is an animated Tommy gun in this performer’s hands." Neal Wright, Louder than War.
'When he isn't tied to the microphone he struts around the floor like a Weller/Townshend hybrid accompanied, in spirit at least, by his fantasy rock band; and when he is at the microphone, he continues the posturing which has now become his trademark: raising his guitar, Jimmy Page-style, in the air like a rifle, or lowering it like a shovel. Truly inspirational!' - Toby Burton, www.rock-til-you-drop.com
'The Lone Groover was great and a real highlight of the weekend for me. A bloke, his acoustic guitar, three chords and the truth!' - Marv Jolly, Gadgie Fanzine
'The Lone Groover - Acoustic folk punk? Protest music? A love relationship with The Clash? Probably all of the above and more. The Groover played with passion and commitment. Dressed sharply and machine gunned us with his Gibson. Finely tuned craftsmanship and song writing. Tales of social revolution and a love for subculture. Tonight the groover rocked, turned out some sweet vibes and covered ‘Career Opportunities’, what more could anyone want?' - Eagle Spits, Fungalpunk
"Joe Strummer inspired acoustic stuff with some great hooks and crafted lyrics which even a punk poet would be proud of. ‘Talkin' Demo Blues’ and ‘Rebel Without A Metaphor’ ask multi layered questions one has to think about. It’s not all acoustic raging in a Frank Turner kind of way, some of it is sweet and soothing, almost supernal, taking us to a punk rock heaven." Gary Eagling, Fungalpunk.
'A cross between mid 60's Dylan, late 70's Costello and all era Mick Jones', Steve North, Actor and my mate.
"I wanna walk like The Clash and sound like Bob Dylan". Me.
Folk music for city dwellers.