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A long-time favourite band of John Peel, Fabulous Poodles (formerly The Poodles) formed in 1975 and were well known for not only their humorous numbers, but also for their eccentric stage antics, which often included shenanigans such as exploding ukuleles. Originally consisting of lead vocalist and guitarist Tony de Meur (subsequently of the comedy shows The Comic Strip and The Young Ones), bassist Richie Robertson, violin and mandolin player Bobby Valentino (later to be co-writer of the #1 hit single ‘Young at Heart’ by The Bluebells) and drummer Bryn Burrows, Fabulous Poodles were featured on the Old Grey Whistle Test and also toured with the likes of Tom Petty, Meat Loaf, The Ramones, Sha Na Na, Bill Bruford, and as Chuck Berry’s backing band.

Includes all three of the band’s original albums, Fabulous Poodles (1977), Unsuitable (1978) and Think Pink (1979), all of their PYE Records singles and B-sides, plus a wealth of previously unreleased demo material, packing this three CD set full of the band’s most essential recordings.

Features Fabulous Poodles’ best known singles ‘Mirror Star’, ‘Chicago Boxcar (Boston Back)’, ‘Workshy’, ‘When The Summer’s Thru’, ‘Bionic Man’, ‘Man With Money’ and ‘Stompin’ With The Cat’.

Studio recordings produced by John Entwistle of The Who and Muff Winwood of the Spencer Davis Group.

This is the first time much of the contained material has ever been released on CD, with the majority of the bonus material also having never been previously released on any format.

This special package contains CD wallet replicas of the band’s album covers, faithfully reproducing their original artwork.

Fully endorsed by the band themselves, and with full sleeve notes by vocalist and band leader Tony de Meur.

All material has been fully remastered (from the original tapes where possible) especially for this release.

 

DISC ONE: FABULOUS POODLES (1977)

1. THE ENDING
2. DOCTOR
3. WORKSHY
4. BIKE BLOOD
5. RUM BABA BOOGIE
6. WHEN THE SUMMER’S THROUGH
7. ROSIE PINK
8. ROLL YOUR OWN
9. PINBALL PIN UP
10. MR. MIKE
11. CHERCHEZ LA FEMME

BONUS TRACKS
POLYDOR STUDIOS (DEC ’76)
12. WORKSHY
13. I LOVE YOU LOVE

RAMPORT/SCORPIO/AIR STUDIO DEMOS (JUNE ’77)
14. SEE YOU LATER ALLIGATOR
15. DON’T YOU LIE TO ME
16. ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE

KPM SOUND DEMOS
(CIRCA EARLY ’78)
17. CHICAGO BOXCAR
18. MIRROR STAR

BASING STREET STUDIOS DEMOS (JULY ’78)
19. ‘B’ MOVIES
20. SUICIDE BRIDGE
21. TOYTOWN PEOPLE

DISC TWO: UNSUITABLE (1978)

1. MIRROR STAR
2. TOPLESS GOGO
3. CHICAGO BOXCAR (BOSTON BACK)
4. OH CHERYL
5. TOYTOWN PEOPLE
6. CONVENT GIRLS
7. ‘B’ MOVIES
8. TIT PHOTOGRAPHER BLUES
9. THIRD RATE ROMANCE
10. MUGS GAME
11. SUICIDE BRIDGE
BONUS TRACKS
12. WORKSHY (7” VERSION)

PYE STUDIOS (CIRCA ’79)
13. POISON PEN
14. TALKING TRASH
15. SUGAR COATED LOVE
16. STOMPIN’ ON THE CAT
17. LOOK WHAT THE CAT DRAGGED IN
18. I’VE HAD IT

CBS STUDIOS NEW YORK (JUNE ’79)
19. PINK CHRISTMAS

DISC THREE: THINK PINK (1980)

1. MAN WITH MONEY
2. BIONIC MAN
3. ANY PORT IN THE STORM
4. (HOLLYWOOD) DRAGNET
5. BIKE BLOOD
6. COSSACK COWBOY
7. ANNA REXIA
8. YOU WOULDN’T LISTEN
9. SUICIDE BRIDGE
10. PINK CITY TWIST
11. VAMPIRE ROCK

BONUS TRACKS
12. BIONIC MAN (EDITED VERSION)
13. STOMPIN’ WITH THE CAT
14. DON’T YOU LIE TO ME

LIVE FROM THE BOTTOM LINE (VALENTINE’S DAY ’79)
15. INTRODUCTION
16. OH CHERYL
17. WORKSHY
18. YOU REALLY GOT ME
19. MR MIKE
20. INTERMISSION
21. WE’LL MEET AGAIN

DISC ONE: FABULOUS POODLES (1977)

1. THE ENDING
2. DOCTOR
3. WORKSHY
4. BIKE BLOOD
5. RUM BABA BOOGIE
6. WHEN THE SUMMER'S THROUGH
7. ROSIE PINK
8. ROLL YOUR OWN
9. PINBALL PIN UP
10. MR. MIKE
11. CHERCHEZ LA FEMME

BONUS TRACKS
POLYDOR STUDIOS (DEC '76)
12. WORKSHY
13. I LOVE YOU LOVE

RAMPORT/SCORPIO/AIR STUDIO DEMOS (JUNE '77)
14. SEE YOU LATER ALLIGATOR
15. DON'T YOU LIE TO ME
16. ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE

KPM SOUND DEMOS
(CIRCA EARLY '78)
17. CHICAGO BOXCAR
18. MIRROR STAR

BASING STREET STUDIOS DEMOS (JULY '78)
19. 'B' MOVIES
20. SUICIDE BRIDGE
21. TOYTOWN PEOPLE

DISC TWO: UNSUITABLE (1978)

1. MIRROR STAR
2. TOPLESS GOGO
3. CHICAGO BOXCAR (BOSTON BACK)
4. OH CHERYL
5. TOYTOWN PEOPLE
6. CONVENT GIRLS
7. 'B' MOVIES
8. TIT PHOTOGRAPHER BLUES
9. THIRD RATE ROMANCE
10. MUGS GAME
11. SUICIDE BRIDGE
BONUS TRACKS
12. WORKSHY (7” VERSION)

PYE STUDIOS (CIRCA ’79)
13. POISON PEN
14. TALKING TRASH
15. SUGAR COATED LOVE
16. STOMPIN’ ON THE CAT
17. LOOK WHAT THE CAT DRAGGED IN
18. I’VE HAD IT

CBS STUDIOS NEW YORK (JUNE ’79)
19. PINK CHRISTMAS

DISC THREE: THINK PINK (1980)

1. MAN WITH MONEY
2. BIONIC MAN
3. ANY PORT IN THE STORM
4. (HOLLYWOOD) DRAGNET
5. BIKE BLOOD
6. COSSACK COWBOY
7. ANNA REXIA
8. YOU WOULDN'T LISTEN
9. SUICIDE BRIDGE
10. PINK CITY TWIST
11. VAMPIRE ROCK

BONUS TRACKS
12. BIONIC MAN (EDITED VERSION)
13. STOMPIN' WITH THE CAT
14. DON'T YOU LIE TO ME

LIVE FROM THE BOTTOM LINE (VALENTINE'S DAY ’79)
15. INTRODUCTION
16. OH CHERYL
17. WORKSHY
18. YOU REALLY GOT ME
19. MR MIKE
20. INTERMISSION
21. WE'LL MEET AGAIN
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