Too Close for Comfort

Happy Thursday everyone! This week’s throwback is this first (and currently only) track to have a full release across the various digital distribution platforms. 

‘Too Close For Comfort’ was written some 20 years ago in the midst of a rather unhealthy relationship. It was a regular feature on the Strawberry Thieves live set lists.

The track was recorded in 2014 during sessions at House of Mook rehearsal rooms with overdubs and mixing done in the Donovan Jones home studio. Final mastering and tweakary was courtesy of Steve Turnidge who had also mastered the Roxy Music covers a couple of years previously.

The full line up was as follows:

Phil Wright: Drums
Ian Wheeler: Bass
Paul Say: Lead Guitar
Oliver Whawell: Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Donovan Jones: Lead Vocal

Here’s a clip from the single

Not a Spotifier? Well have a listen to the following speedy live performance at the now (sadly) defunct Snooty Fox in Wakefield

Check out Mr Say’s bouncy chimp dance!

There is potentially more to come out of those House of Mook sessions, if only the day job didn’t capitalise on so much of my time.

Tomorrow is Friday and you know what that means, don’t you?


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