Nick Graham (keyboards, vocals) and John Horton (saxophone) joined from Dickie Pride’s backing group, the Original Topics, and Roger Groom (drums) of the Tuxedos completed the line-up. The band was produced by Rolling Stone Bill Wyman, who arranged for them to tour with his group. After the tour, Grooms quit and was replaced by Hugh Atwooll, an old friend of Graham. Horton would also quit, but continued to work with the band on their second single, “Shades of Orange”.
In 1969 the band released the album, Introspection. Personnel : Colin Giffin (guitar, lead vocals); Dave Brown (bass, vocals); Nicky Graham (keyboards, vocals); Terry Taylor (guitar) and Hugh Atwooll (drums). (Gordie Smith & John Horton - sax, incidently Horton designed the 'Introspection' album cover) Over the years of their existance, The End enjoyed the active help of Rolling Stone, Bill Wyman. They had been previously introduced to Wyman by producer Glyn Johns who had spotted them backing Elkie Brooks and were amongst the support acts for the Stones September '65 tour following the release of 'Out of Our Heads' along with the Spencer Davis Group; Unit Four Plus Two and The Moody Blues. A debut single 'I Can't Get Any Joy' had duly flopped and any plans Wyman had regarding the band were then thwarted by lack of action on the part of the Stones manager Alan Klein's office.
So it wasn't until nearly three years later on signing to Decca (ironically the Stones label) before any further releases kicked off again. In 1968 'Shades of Orange' / 'Loving, Sacred Loving' appeared, both songs were built up during the sessions for the Stones album 'The Satanic Majesties Request' and have appeared over the years on various Stones bootlegs which seems a little odd as apart from Wyman the only other connection is Charlie Watts who plays tabla. 'Shades' was a wonderful song with dreamy atmospheres whilst 'Loving' featured Nicky Hopkins on harpsichord. In the same year, the album 'Introspection' also appeared and is one of the highlights of the English psychedelic scene, no collection should be without it.
1969 gave the band the chance of an appearance in the Spanish underground movie, 'Al Escondite Ingle's' ('To The English Hiding Place') making a playback of 'Cardboard Watch' whilst walking in the street. Shortly after this, The End's original line-up fragmented as the band mutated into Tucky Buzzard (still under Wyman's management). Colin Griffin left to pursue a solo career and Hugh Atwooll returned to the End's adopted home, Spain, to work with the likes of Miguel Rios. Remaining members - Nicky Graham; Dave Brown and Terry Taylor recruited Paul Francis on drums along with Terry Taylor's former colleague from The Mode, Jim Henderson as lead vocalist. Incidently two points of interest, firstly Jim had also contributed backing vocals on Introspection and The Mode is not the same band who recorded Eastern Music on Rubble Two : Pop Sike, Pipe Dreams.
Tucky Buzzard went on to record five Lps before splitting up in the mid-Seventies. Tenth Planet has served the band well, issuing three albums worth of unreleased recordings. The first volume 'In The Beginning' (TP 025) highlights the earlier recordings; the second 'Retrospection' (TP 033) includes album outtakes and a version of 'Black Is Black' which was inspired by the group's friendship with Los Bravos. The final offering 'The Last Word' (TP 047) looks more at the final line-up with the band going through the transitional period around the end of The End and the beginning of Tucky Buzzard. 5) The End were a mathcore/metalcore band who hail from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. They have been repeatedly compared to bands like Dillinger Escape Plan and deathgrind group Discordance Axis, as well as Neurosis.
Their third album, Elementary, was released on Relapse Records on February 6, 2007. The album’s sound is unlike previous albums, with sung vocals and pop song structure. This change in sound has pushed many to compare the band to similarly accessible metal acts such as Tool, In Flames and even Opeth. In October 2007, The End announced that they would cancel their upcoming tour with Between The Buried And Me because guitarist Andrew Hercules had left the band. No reason has been given as to why he left. Members * Aaron Wolff - vocals/percussion * Steve Watson - guitar * Sean Dooley - bass * Anthony Salajko - drums Former members * Tyler Semrick-Palmateer - vocals * Andrew Hercules - guitar Discography * Demo (1999, Hornby Records) * Transfer Trachea Reverberations from Point: False Omniscient (2001 Re-Define Records, re-released in 2002 by Relapse Records) * Within Dividia (2004, Relapse) * Elementary (2007, Relapse) 6) An alias used by Christian Gierden of Society Suckers aka Karl Marx Stadt 7) A Montreal-based group with Kyle Butler, Jordano Aguzzi, Daniel Meltzer and Simon Arès.
They are an exciting indie-acoustic project from which you can expect to hear lots in the near future! 8) A Hungarian nuptial-rock group formed in 1992 , from Temerin (Serbia) 9) A Street-Punk/Oi! band from Indonesia, group formed in 1993. http://www.myspace.com/madeinindonesia 10) A California band The End, who released two singles for Kabron Records in 1966/67. 11) London band THE END were founded in 1985 so have been together for some considerable time now and as such they have undergone many changes over the years, none of which to do with their sexual orientation, so they tell us. They continue blindly on with their impeccable ear and fondness for a good tune. And on. "SO WHAT ARE THEY DOING RIGHT NOW?” I hear you whine with that really annoying little voice of yours! Well, today, ANDY and ALAN, are still the band's two-man (obviously!) songwriting team - they write the songs that make the old world stink.
They continue to write, record, perform and argue nearly every day and are, for all intense and purposes, currently working on a new CD. They have a massive backlog of new songs waiting to be recorded, when Alan can be bothered to read the instruction manual for his 16 track recorder! "But what of the old members such as the legendary MARTIN?" Well, he moved to Wales and grew infeasibly large sideburns which are a fire risk. I have been reliably informed that Martin's "burns" are one of only two man-made objects that are actually visible from space - the other being the Great Berlin Wall of China of course. When relaxing, Martin likes nothing more than to pop open a nice bottle of red wine, light a few candles, draw a hot bath and then slip into a Megadeth gig. BAZ still performs as a solo artist in his own riot and even finds time to write songs in his very spare time.
He can be seen at ALL the finest Karaoke bars in Essex, still belting out "I'm A Believer" in very fine style... even after a few beers - in fact, especially after a few beers! He has been told on more than one occasion that he is much better than The Monkees who, to this day, have never performed in Romford or in wigs. PAUL, a band member for one gig, has installed the Reason music package on his Mac and now spends every waking moment nodding his head in time with an electronic pulse. He has recently taken up alcoholism and a wife. The whereabouts of BIG JIM is a complete and utter mystery... at least it was, until recently! He was allegedly spotted performing mime at a local pub-like venue in an overly-tight body suit.
Although that is probably just another one of those unsubstantiated rumours... All of which brings us pretty much bang up to date! Sadly, Martin's Garage was recently torn down by developers, but at least there was a statue of the band fully erected in its place! Many fans still gather there today to lay flowers and each other and daub offensive graffiti on nearby walls and old ladies. The same big ice-cream man stops nearby on hot summer days... rumours abound that it's actually BIG JIM! THE END looks likely to continue right into the NEXT century - defying medical science fiction and that! Their EP, comprising of 4 new songs, is cunningly titled "The Bunny From Your Dreams EP" http://www.last.fm/music/The+Bunny+From+Your+Dreams and is now available via the usual legal and illegal downloads sites or here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-bunny-from-your-dreams-ep/id868028314 Hope you've got plenty of time to spare and, most importantly of all, a working set of ears. THANKS FOR LISTENING! Read more on Last.fm.
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