Well-loved beat/freakbeat/psychedelic explorers Wimple Winch have not had a commercially available CD in print for many years. That all changes now with the release of Tales From The Sinking Ship.
The multinational group from the north of England started out as Just Four Men, and produced a couple of great beat 45s in 1964/65. But a shift in style meant a name change and Wimple Winch were born. They burned brightly all too briefly, but left us the wondrous single sides Save My Soul, Rumble On Mersey Square South and Atmosphere. This compilation, lovingly put together by Phil Smee, contains high quality remastered versions of all their known recorded music: singles, demos, and outtakes covering 1964-1968. Plus some never before seen photographs that, considering how even some of their biggest fans have no idea what they looked like, is exciting enough of its own.
The tracklisting looks like this: Ad-Ventures (Theme For Friday Night) / Half Past Five / Aggravatin’
/ Colours / The Four Just Men Theme (Laura Norder) / Sorry Girl / Don’t
Come Any Closer (vsn.) / I Just Can’t Make Up My Mind / Woman Needs A
Man / I Still Care / Thinking About Your Love / Tomorrow / In The
Shelter Of You Arms / Trains & Boats & Planes / What’s Been
Done / I Really Love You / Save My Soul / Everybody’s Worried ‘Bout
Tomorrow / Rumble On Mersey Square South / Atmospheres / Typical
British Workmanship / Bluebell Wood / Lollipop Minds / Marmalade Hair /
Coloured Glass / Those Who Wait / Three Little Teddy Bears /
Sagittarius / The Last Hooray.
Tales From A Sinking Ship
is out today on the revived Bam Caruso
imprint (via RPM), and is available from Amazon for £7.98 here