Ning – Machine (1971)

“A four-piece from Coventry. They played soul-rock and had a very energetic stage act. Their 45 was oriental with heavy overtones, although the ‘B’ side sounds like a psychedelic Gary Glitter!. It’s said that they played seven nights a week beneath a cafe ‘cos they had problems getting gigs. They also refused to give interviews or to give Decca any details with which to concoct a biography for fear of being predictable.” Yeah, I have no idea what the reviewer was talking about, either, but this is a nice, grinding little number full of fuzzed out guitar and with a caveman-glam stomp beat.




Spotify / WiMP

[Excellent detective work by Nils Lassen!]

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1 Comment

  1. http://purepop1uk.blogspot.com/2006/10/ning-machine.html

    This is completely nuts! Not sure where to file this as its Part Glam/ Bubblegum/ Heavy Rock and Prog with a bit of Suicide thrown in for good measure. With it’s pumping heartbeat rhythm, riff borrowed from The Music Explosion’s Little Bit Of Soul and a singer who sounds like a constipated Lemmy, this is one weird artifact. Machine was written by “Berry” and as it’s published by Sparta Florida, it’s most likely to be Mike Berry who was also behind the Ordinary Boy/Ride A Black Sheep single by Small Wonder (see review June 25th)

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