group have directed their sound towards producing their own
mythology, with Slark the Dragon
in the middle ,the flying saucers
over Yatton, 400 year old
Plod walking the flat fields of North
Somerset and Percy the Penguin
and Dora the Female Explorer
on the touchline . Although on disc they sound very much a ėstudio ė group,
they add to this a humorous visual stage presence which goes
to make up one of the more pleasantly original groups around .
are Mike Evanson
violin, Mick Slater on
flute, Andrew Cresswell Davies
on piano, mellotron and vocals, John
Walters on lead guitar ,
James Warren on Bass
and vocals and Bill Bent
on drums . Their roots are in the West Country ; some live in Bristol:
the home of a lot of good music and one of the most peaceful of our big
cities -and some in the village of East
many of our urban musicians are making the obligatory pilgrimage to the
country for purposes of ė getting it together " Stackridge are there already
and they've got it together . None of them has any desire to change their
rural retreat for the frenetic pace of London . This apparent isolation
has undoubtedly contributed towards the highly individual ėrounded
approach to music evident on their first album , which was released on
MCA last year and caused a great deal of interest in the music press.
of the sound they produce is the result of long absorption of a vast variety
of music , very little of it from the strict "pop" field. .Although there
are glimpses of the Beatles in their work , one is just as likely to see
flashes of Roland Kirk ,
English folk music
Cheech and Chong
Pacific Gas and Electric
Sam Apple Pie
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intended programme and the artistic dropouts
Express- Bickershaw edition,includes site map New!
photographs from Roger Hutchinson -New!
festival publicity handout
Festival Runs at a Loss
of tickets . New Sept 22nd 2001
stills from BC'S 8mm footage of Bickershaw !
Adverts in the press
of all artists who performed at the festival . Band personnel , known tapes
and setlists . Updated Jan 2011
photos : Wishbone Ash, Kinks, Family, Captain Beyond, New Riders, Country
site photographs updated Nov 2004
Beefheart : Setlist, tapes, reviews, photos
Grateful Dead : Photos, setlist,tapes, transcript, eye witness reviews.
Updated Sept 2010
own Bickershaw saga.
from the mud :More eyewitness accounts from intrepid Bickershaw veterans.
Updated with many new photos Jan 2011
encounter with Captain Beefheart at Bickershaw:
by Charles Gee
of Captain Beyond at Bickershaw
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