Week of April 2, 2006

Anno Domini

John Jones - Guitar
Trevor Jones - Bass
Dave Mercer - Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Kerry Scott - Vocals, Harmonica, Percussion
Tiger Taylor - Guitar, Vocals

On This New Day (Deram SML-R 1085) 1971
CD: Hugo Montes Production, HMP CD-013

Formed in Ireland by Taylor (ex-Eire Apparent), the original vinyl of their mildly flavoured folksy album is surprisingly hard to find. The music is gentle and contains some nice melodic patterns. They were obviously influenced by The Byrds. The album begins with a good version of their 'Rock'n'Roll Star'. 'Bad Lands Of Ardguth' is full of ringing guitars. Best of the melodic, folky songs are 'The Trapper' and 'The Good Life I Have Known'. There's also a heavy rockin' version of Dion's 'Daddy Rowlin'. Recommended for fans of melodic acoustic folk.

Trevor had earlier played in the Australian band Sweaty Betty. When the group split, the Jones brothers formed Jonesy, Taylor joined Brown & O'Brien, while Mercer went solo and Scott joined T.F.Much and later Bruno AD.

(Marcel Koopman/Costas Arvanitis/Vernon Joynson/Jim McMaster)

Taken from The Tapestry of Delights - The Comprehensive Guide to British Music of the Beat, R&B, Psychedelic and Progressive Eras 1963-1976, Vernon Joynson   ISBN 1 899855 04 1

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