Thanks for the reply Ed.
I remember JCB somewhere saying that he used to sing BLE live but I have never heard it. I do have The Ark but only the old vinyl and that does not have BLE on it
Re the "she used to knock me out...." bit's, I have always thought that was Frank. Same with the "suck it to me now". Love those vocals. All lazy and sloppy.
Yeah, there's definitely only one drummer on the track and I'd bet both my testicles that it's The Oozer. In fact, it IS The Oozer
I think that JCB was brought to the front of the stage during that time and sang alongside Frank and Ray (and Roy) and also played the timpani. Think of King Kong from Tis the Season', that's Oozer on drums (unique style) and JCB doing the jungle rolls on the timpani.
For his presence at the front of the stage, think of the Bitter End from Sep '67. I know there is not audio but you get the gist.
Now, for my "who played the drums on what list";
Plastic People Oozer
Duke of Prunes JCB
Amnesia Vivace JCB (?)
Duke Regains JCB
Call Any Vegetable JCB
Soft Cell Conc’ JCB
America Drinks Oozer
Status Back Baby Oozer
Uncle Bernies Oozer
Suzy Creamcheese Oozer
Brown Shoes Must be both. Some very good drumming buried beneath all that stuff
America Drinks ?
I would say all The Oozer. Incredible playing on Peace Corps and Hey Punk.
Loads of percussion splashed about the whole album so only really addressing the “drum tracks”
Dog Breath, in the…. JCB first part, Oozer second part (Pound for a Brown section)
(Note, that bit may be called The Legend of the Golden Arches, I’m not sure as I have it on vinyl…..)
Sleeping in a Jar Oozer (this showcases his sound and feel completely)
Electric Aunt ? (Difficult to tell when it’s sped up)
God Bless America JCB
IU Whips it out JCB
The Air ?
Cruisin’ for Burgers Oozer (there’s that china crash cymbal again…..)
King Kong (studio) Again absolutely represents Mundi’s style. Think of King Kong on Tis the Season. That ¾ technique and those single press strokes – gorgeous.
King Kong (Flat bed) Not sure but I think JCB. The little drums rolls before it cut’s back into the studio sound more like Art Tripp however