Friday, July 7, 2017

Stud - 1972 - Goodbye (Live At Command)

Goodbye (Live At Command)

01. Samurai 2:45
02. Big Bill's Banjo Bend 1:07
03. Horizon No. 2 19:48
04. Ocean Budgie 3:27
05. Harpo's Head No. 2 16:52

Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Richard McCracken
Drums, Percussion – John Wilson
Guitar, Piano, Violin, Vocals – John Weider
Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals – Jim Cregan

Recorded live in Command Studios, London in May 1972'

Apparently under considerable pressure to fulfill a contractual obligation to BASF Records, 
Jim Cregan, Richard McCracken, John Weider, and John Wilson  regrouped long enough to complete what was billed as a live in-the-studio set.  Recorded in front of a select audience at London's Command Studio, 1973's "Goodbye Live At Command" found the band pulling together a mixture of five tracks; two pulled from each of the earlier studio sets and one new effort .

Cregan's remained active in music over the ensuing years reappearing as a member of Family, followed by stints in Cockney Rebel, Streetwalkers and an extended run leading Rod Stewart's recording and touring band.  He also recorded a couple of LPs with Bern Taupin as Farm Dogs, as well as playing on and producing dozens of LPs. 

Weider hooked up with singer Keith West in the band Moonrider. 

McCracken joined a reunited Spencer Davis Group and also recorded a German release album with Hardin and York ("Hardin and York with Charlie McCracken" German Vertigo catalog number 6360 622). 
Wilson tried to resurrect Stud with ex-East of Eden bassist Andrew Sneddown and future Thin Lizzy lead guitarist Snowie White, though the project went nowhere, effectively ending Stud's recording and performing career.

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