John’s Children

There’s An Eye In The Sky


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This pop art combo hailing from Leatherhead, England were known for their outrageous live concert performances and were ‘removed’ from a tour with The Who in Germany in 1967 when they ‘out-Who’d The Who’. Adding fuel to an already high-octane fire they issued a single that same year “Desdemona”, written by Marc Bolan, which was banned by the BBC because of the controversial lyric, "Lift up your skirt and fly." Across the pond their American record label delayed the release of their album, Orgasm for four years from its recording date due to objections from Daughters of the American Revolution (yeah, really). John's Children were out and about being a nuisance for less than two years but in that time, they released six singles and one album, but predictably none troubled the Top 30 pop charts. It wasn’t until decades later that they were acknowledged for the impact they had on the music scene by some of the more ‘hip’ and ‘cool’ types and those failed to chart singles are now worth a considerable number English pounds to serious collectors - Sir Timothy Trott.

Tracklist

Side A
1.The Love I Thought I'd Found (Hewlett / Napier Bell) 3:01
2.Strange Affair (Fingers Groin) 2:06
3.Just What You Want - Just What You'll Get (Townson/ Ellison / Hewlett/ McClelland) 3:01
4.But She's Mine (Townson/ Ellison / Hewlett) 1:59
5.Desdemona (Bolan) 2:24
6.Remember Thomas À Becket (Ellison / Hewlett) 2:20
7.Midsummer Night's Scene (Bolan) 2:35
8.Sara, Crazy Child (Bolan) 2:04

SIDE B
9.Come And Play With Me In The Garden (Ellison / Hewlett) 2:17
10.Go-Go Girl (Bolan) 2:09
11.Jagged Time Lapse (McClelland / Hewlett) 2:47
12.Mustang Ford (Bolan) 2:24
13.Not The Sort Of Girl You Take To Bed (Ellison / Hewlett) 2:27
14.Sally Was An Angel (Vocal) (Bolan) 3:11
15.Hippy Gumbo (Bolan) 2:36
16.Midsummer Night's Scene (Bolan) 2:37