||Groove: Complete + Eureka Stockade
March 2023 Frenzy release.Double cd with detailed 16 page insert filled with band history ,photos & posters.
Australasia's first supergroup- The Groove featuring Peter Williams (ex Max Merritt & The Meteors) on vocals and Rod Stone (ex Librettos) on guitar.
Now on cd for the first time - plus their unreleased 1970 album as Eureka Stockade.
Garry Spry; “In May 1967, after returning from six months in the U.K with the Twilights, who I was managing, I was approached
by keyboardist extraordinaire Tweed Harris who had just left ‘The Clefs’. Tweed wanted me to start a new band for him.
Having seen the rise of two super groups in the UK ‘Cream’ and ‘Traffic’, I set about doing the same in Australia. We recruited
Rod Stone, lead guitarist with The ‘Librettos’ and ‘The Play-boys’, who was between jobs. We quickly recruited drummer
Geoff Bridgford, from ‘Steve and the Board’ and then Jamie Byrne, the bassist with ‘Running Jumping Standing Still’. I heard
that Peter Williams had just left ‘Max Merritt & His Meteors’ and I quickly snaffled him as the lead singer”, and so was born
‘The Groove’- Australia’s first Supergroup.
‘The Groove’ quickly established themselves as one of the top Australian groups during their 3 year career on the back of six hit
singles, all of which are featured on this collection. They won the prestigious Hoadley’s Battle of the Sounds in 1968 by beating
the ‘Masters Apprentice’ and ‘Doug Parkinson In Focus’. To cap off a successful year they were voted the third best Australian
band in the national Go-Set readers poll behind ‘The Twilights’ and ‘Masters Apprentice’s’. Mid 1969 saw the group in the UK,
and while the future looked promising wider success eventually alluded them. They were paid the ultimate compliment by Chas
Chandler who was looking for a new act to replace Jimi Hendrix who he managed before his then recent death “ You guys are
F#*>kin Bloody Brilliant, what are you doin’ for management” but his offer was too late, they were in the final stages of breaking up.
DISC ONE: The Groove Complete Singles & Album Tracks
With This Ring
I See A New Day
What Is Soul
You Are The One I Love
Dance To The Music
Play The Song
Baby, Get in The Groove
Every Ounce of Strength
Wishing: You and Me
A Circular Song
Stubborn Kind of Fellow
The Boat That I Row
I’ve Got My Mojo Working
When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
Things Go Better With Coca-Cola
DISC TWO: The Eureka Stockade London Sessions 1970
I’ve Found Out Where It’s At
We’re Gonna Drink Some Booze
Just Me and You
God Made His Children
The Long Face
I’m My Brother’s Keeper
I Ain’t Comin’ Back
Friend in the Bottle
I’ll Be Home In About A Day Or So
Sing No Love Songs
Jump Down Turn Around
Give Me A Sign (Peter Williams 1971 single A side with Blue Mink backing)
My Guitar (Peter Williams 1971 single B side)