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Born in Canada, singer-songwriter PHILIP RAMBOW came to the UK in the early 1970s and co-formed pub rock band THE WINKIES, who found themselves as backing band to Brian Eno and supporting Lou Reed and Wishbone Ash, as well as recording an album for Chrysalis. Rambow was retained by the label for a solo single, ‘Dem Eyes’, but a planned album was abandoned.

• After a brief sojourn in New York at the height of Punk (supporting Television at CBGB’s and appearing on one of the Max’s Kansas City LPs), Philip returned to the UK in 1978. Having appeared on Pub Rock’s chart-bound swansong, The Hope And Anchor Front Row Festival album, he signed to EMI for two wonderful solo albums.

• Both Shooting Gallery (1979) and Jungle Law (1981) were critically acclaimed and Rambow became something of a musician’s musician. He also enjoyed significant success with his songs for others, including ‘There’s A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis’, which he co-wrote with singer Kirsty MacColl, and ‘Night Out’ and ‘Young’ for Ellen Foley.

• Thereafter, he continued to write, record and perform but wouldn’t commit to his third album until 2015 with the impishly-titled Whatever Happened To Phil Rambow? (RDJ Recordings). Recently, Rambow teamed up with Fretsore Records and in 2020 he is as active as ever, with a brand new album Canadiana, issued this April.

• THE REBEL KIND is the first retrospective of Philip Rambow’s illustrious career, curated by the man himself. His three albums are joined by rare and previously unissued recordings, including his first-ever solo demo from 1972, an early demo of ‘…Chip Shop’, unreleased sessions with Mick Ronson and Hans Zimmer and an unissued original demo of ‘Big Tears’ (later issued by C.B.I.) with Glen Matlock, James Stevenson and James Hallawell, with the late Gary Holton singing.

• With a booklet boasting sleeve-notes by journalist and long-time admirer Dave Thompson and a plethora of rare photos, THE REBEL KIND is the ultimate tribute to one of the most fondly-regarded if unsung musical talents around. And the compilation ends with two tracks from Philip’s new album Canadiana, including the new single ‘Oceans Apart’.

TRACKLISTING

DISC ONE

SHOOTING GALLERY

1. STRANGE DESTINIES
2. FALLEN
3. DON’T CALL ME TONTO
4. VICTIM
5. THE SOUND AND THE FURY
6. THE REBEL KIND
7. PRIVILEGE
8. YOUNG LUST
9. DEEP RIVER
BONUS TRACKS
10. SONG UNTITLED (First Demo) *
11. DEM EYES (Solo Single)
12. SWEET 15
13. FALLEN
(Demo with Mick Ronson) *
14. CHEAP SHOT
(Demo with Mick Ronson) *
15. YOUNG LUST
(Demo with Mick Ronson) *
16. PRIME TIME
(Demo with Mick Ronson) *
17. THERE’S A GUY WORKS DOWN
THE CHIP SHOP SWEARS HE’S
ELVIS (Original Demo) *
18. ALL GROWN UP
(from Phil Spector tribute LP
“Bionic Gold”)

DISC TWO

JUNGLE LAW

1. DON’T COME (CRYIN’ TO ME)
2. JUNGLE LAW
3. MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION
4. A STAR (IN HER OWN RIGHT)
5. JESSICA
6. SNAKES AND LADDERS
7. CREATURE COMFORTS
8. BIKE BOYS
9. BEYOND THE NAKED AND THE DEAD
10. THE MANSION ON THE HILL
11. LOVE IS A HARD TIME
BONUS TRACKS
12. ACCENT (Hans Zimmer sessions) *
13. SOUL SITUATION
(Hans Zimmer sessions) *
14. PERFECT SINGLE GIRL
(Hans Zimmer sessions) *
15. SMOKEHOUSE BAY
(Hans Zimmer sessions) *
16. AIN’T NO FUN TO ME (demo by Philip Rambow & The Debonairs) *
17. BIG TEARS (unreleased demo with Gary Holton & Glen Matlock) *
18. UNDERGROUND ROMANCE
(Live – Hope & Anchor Front Row
Festival)
19. NIGHT OUT – Ellen Foley

DISC THREE

WHATEVER HAPPENED
TO PHIL RAMBOW?

1. NOT BROKEN
2. THE BIRTH OF COOL
3. BIG SKY
4. LITTLE BABY OF MINE
5. SUMMERTOWN
6. CALL ME ANYTIME
7. NOT WISELY BUT TOO WELL
8. ROSES AND WINE
9. NOTHING IS SACRED
10. THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
11. ONCE WE WERE YOUNG
12. PERFECT STORM
BONUS TRACKS
13. THE WRITING’S ON THE WALL
14. ALLIGATOR
15. PHIL RAMBOW’S 24,000th DREAM
16. OCEANS APART
(from Canadiana)
17. DEVOTED TO YOU
(from Canadiana)

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DISC ONE

SHOOTING GALLERY


1. STRANGE DESTINIES
2. FALLEN
3. DON'T CALL ME TONTO
4. VICTIM
5. THE SOUND AND THE FURY
6. THE REBEL KIND
7. PRIVILEGE
8. YOUNG LUST
9. DEEP RIVER
BONUS TRACKS
10. SONG UNTITLED (First Demo) *
11. DEM EYES (Solo Single)
12. SWEET 15
13. FALLEN
(Demo with Mick Ronson) *
14. CHEAP SHOT
(Demo with Mick Ronson) *
15. YOUNG LUST
(Demo with Mick Ronson) *
16. PRIME TIME
(Demo with Mick Ronson) *
17. THERE'S A GUY WORKS DOWN
THE CHIP SHOP SWEARS HE'S
ELVIS (Original Demo) *
18. ALL GROWN UP
(from Phil Spector tribute LP
“Bionic Gold”)

DISC TWO

JUNGLE LAW


1. DON'T COME (CRYIN' TO ME)
2. JUNGLE LAW
3. MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION
4. A STAR (IN HER OWN RIGHT)
5. JESSICA
6. SNAKES AND LADDERS
7. CREATURE COMFORTS
8. BIKE BOYS
9. BEYOND THE NAKED AND THE DEAD
10. THE MANSION ON THE HILL
11. LOVE IS A HARD TIME
BONUS TRACKS
12. ACCENT (Hans Zimmer sessions) *
13. SOUL SITUATION
(Hans Zimmer sessions) *
14. PERFECT SINGLE GIRL
(Hans Zimmer sessions) *
15. SMOKEHOUSE BAY
(Hans Zimmer sessions) *
16. AIN'T NO FUN TO ME (demo by Philip Rambow & The Debonairs) *
17. BIG TEARS (unreleased demo with Gary Holton & Glen Matlock) *
18. UNDERGROUND ROMANCE
(Live - Hope & Anchor Front Row
Festival)
19. NIGHT OUT - Ellen Foley

DISC THREE

WHATEVER HAPPENED
TO PHIL RAMBOW?

1. NOT BROKEN
2. THE BIRTH OF COOL
3. BIG SKY
4. LITTLE BABY OF MINE
5. SUMMERTOWN
6. CALL ME ANYTIME
7. NOT WISELY BUT TOO WELL
8. ROSES AND WINE
9. NOTHING IS SACRED
10. THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
11. ONCE WE WERE YOUNG
12. PERFECT STORM
BONUS TRACKS
13. THE WRITING’S ON THE WALL
14. ALLIGATOR
15. PHIL RAMBOW'S 24,000th DREAM
16. OCEANS APART
(from Canadiana)
17. DEVOTED TO YOU
(from Canadiana)