The eponymous first album highlights the band’s trademark vocal harmonies, tight, strong arrangements and the first of Roy Wood’s clever rock’n’roll pastiche, singalong psychedelic hits.
Bev Bevan says:
“The Move really came about when David Jones’s (later, Bowie) Lower Third played Birmingham Cedar Club. Trevor Burton (guitar) and Ace Kefford (bass) got talking to him and he said they should find the best players in Brum, get together and come down to London.”
“The idea for the first album was to write new material but Woody was never that prolific. I Can Hear The Grass Grow was our second single, not actually on the original album, and the drums sounded so much ballsier than on our first, Night Of Fear.”
“Denny Cordell produced and Tony Visconti engineered. It’s almost three different things – military-like in the middle eight, fairly straight in the choruses and wild toms in the verses.”
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