STEEL MILL Green Eyed God - Original UK LP on Penny Farthing - Heavy Prog Psych


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STEEL MILL Green Eyed God  Original UK LP on Penny Farthing  Heavy Prog Psych
Auction Details:
Code ID
#29787
Ebay Item #
401814773076
Sold Price
$992.32
Bids
24
Auction End date
20 Jul 2019
Seller Location
UK

Item Description


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STEEL MILL

Green Eyed God

Original UK LP released on Penny Farthing / Pye Records in 1975.
Vinyl looks black but is translucent when held up to light source.

PELS 549 A-1◊ X   E   1   /   PELS 549 B-1◊ X   E   1

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A band long lost to the realm of speculation, misinformation, and even outright myth, Steel Mill stumped even expert music collectors for a few decades due to a scarcity of reliable evidence documenting the feats, foibles, and verifiable facts of their very existence. In time, it was learned that the late-60s roots of the group lay in the South London neighborhood of Wadsworth, where future Steel Mill vocalist and keyboardist David Morris first teamed up with sax and woodwind player John Challenger (late of short-lived Decca recording artists the Garret Singers), and, soon after, guitarist Terry Williams, bassist Derek Chandler, and drummer Colin Short -- all three of whom originated in yet another band called Roadrunners. The ensuing year was spent in constant rehearsal interrupted only rarely by live performances, but a handful of promising demos cut in April 1970 showed that Steel Mill were ready to break the shackles of the Brit blues scene with a few more pensive and eclectic numbers, resulting in a management and production deal.

Sessions were quickly booked for the fledgling band (temporarily featuring Rumplestiltskin drummer Ricky "Rupert" Baer) to record a single with producer John Schroeder (Status Quo, the Shadows, etc.) at Marquee Studios, situated behind the celebrated London venue, where Steel Mill also secured a six-month residency, followed by a performance at the 1971 Reading Festival. Soon after, the band's debut single, "Green Eyed God," was issued by their new label backers, Penny Farthing Records, and eventually peaked at a respectable number 51 on the British charts and an eye-opening number 17 on the German charts. And so December of 1971 found a slightly reshuffled Steel Mill -- now completed by the rhythm section of bassist Jeff Watts and drummer Chris "The Rat" Martin -- holed up at London's Delane Lea Studios with Schroeder, busily recording their first album, also to be titled Green Eyed God. But the fruits of Steel Mill's labours left their label unconvinced, and despite giving the LP a 1972 release in Germany, where its imaginative brand of heavy progressive rock fit right in with local trends, in the U.K. Penny Farthing decided to bet the band's future on a second, non-album single called "Get on the Line," which ironically took the music industry's shady dealings to task.

When this failed to replicate its predecessor's encouraging sales performance, the label set the band adrift and an internal schism soon led to the departure of both Williams (who felt tempted to explore the rising glam rock craze) and Watts. The remaining members of Steel Mill recruited guitarist Alan Plaice and bassist Danny Easterbrook to fill their slots and briefly soldiered on, but in spite of some impressive opportunities opening for Rory Gallagher's Taste, T. Rex, and David Bowie in full Ziggy Stardust regalia, their flame had burnt out by August 1972. Rather inexplicably, Penny Farthing finally decided to release Steel Mill's Green Eyed God album in 1975, long after their demise, but at least that second limited pressing helped keep the group's name alive in cult circles for years to come.

Tracks Are :-

Side One

Blood Runs Deep
Summers Child
Mijo And The Laying Of The Witch
Treadmill

Side Two

Green Eyed God
Turn The Page Over
Black Jewel Of The Forest
Har Fleur

 

Released on 'Penny Farthing / Pye Records' in 1975

Catalogue No. PELS 549

Disc is in VG+ condition - shows some surface wear - some audible surface noise throughout, particularly during 'quiet bits' (noticeable, but I would not say overpowering). Some clicks and pops, but no deep scratches or major repeated clicking.

Sleeve is in VG+ condition (light shelfwear / light creasing at spine edge)

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