Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pink Fairies

The Pink Fairies were an English rock band active in the London underground and psychedelic scene of the early 1970s. They promoted free music, drug taking and anarchy and often performed impromptu gigs and other agitprop stunts, such as free outside the gates at the Isle of Wight pop festival, the Windsor Free Festivals as well as appearing at the first Glastonbury outing and Phun City. All their records are worth tracking down, but they are probably most famous for Larry Wallis getting together with Lemmy from Hawkwind for the initial lineup of Motorhead (or Bastard as they were know for a while). The first Mororhead record (posthumously released as 'On Parole') is by far my favorite, sounding somewhere between the Fairies and the more straight ahead Hawkwind stuff.... City Kids was originally a Pink Fairies song...

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