Friday, October 30, 2009

DAWN CHORUS AND THE BLUE TITS

I've come over all mid-eighties pop so my apologies to those who find a tune a little tiresome but you can voice your displeasure after you've heard this heavily treated version of When You Walk In The Room. Made palatable by the Searchers in the sixties this Ullmanesque experiment failed to meet with a dawn chorus of approval, as did their other two singles, one being a cover of Teenage Kicks, no doubt an attempt to curry favour with John Peel. Liz Kershaw, Andy's sister, was in the band, she maybe the singer, there are scant details on the sleeve, and I can picture her pestering Peel to play this. Rumour has thrown Carol Vorderman into the mix too but I'm sceptical about that though maybe she counted the band in. For a while Dawn Chorus And The Blue Tits records were top of the tree on Japanese collectors' lists; I think they perch on a lower branch now. I found this last week in a charity shop in Notting Hill for £1. The wonderful Jackie De Shannon wrote the song, fact fans.

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2 comments:

Worthless Trash said...

Liz Kershaw was in fact Dawn Chorus, others were Al Thompson (g) and David Davies (b). Damien O'Neill played guitar on their Peel Session and Liz's bro Andy done some whistling. No drummer listed, did they have drums? can't remember? I do recall liking their version of "Teenage Kicks"

Rupert Cook said...

The drums, if there are any, are deeply buried. I like their version of Teenage Kicks. Their other single of the three was quite good too, if a little twee, but then I like twee.

I thought Liz was Dawn Chorus, thanks for making me 100% sure.