Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Medicine Head - Medicine Head

Medicine Head formed in Stafford in 1968. The group recorded six albums. They Chart when Pictures in the Sky reached number 22 in 1971. One of their albums was titled Dark Side of the Moon in 1972, released the year before the Pink Floyd album of the same name. If the Medicine Head release had gained attention, Pink Floyd may have had to reconsider the title of their masterwork.
They went through line-up changes with their largely backing personnel, but did achieve a total of four hit singles, the best-known of which are
One and One is One (1973) and Rising Sun (1973). At various times the line-up also included Tony Ashton, formerly of Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, and Keith Relf, the former Yardbirds vocalist.
Two Man Band was their last album, and Medicine Head finally folded in 1977. In 2005 Angel Air released the album Don't Stop The Dance. In effect it was a 'lost' album, compiling some singles from an unsuccessful period and some unreleased sessions with the band as a five piece.
In March 2007 Medicine Head's debut album New Bottles, Old Medicine was re-released on CD by Cherry Red Records.

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