Scaffold At Abbey Road 1966 to 1971 (3.5*)

Saturday 31 December 2011

Coming out of a Liverpool arts lab, Scaffold found work around colleges, arts festivals but one suspects that the recorded output was aimed towards a mainstream audience rather than the fringes around the colleges and festivals and much of the material on At Abbey Road 1966 to 1971 would have worked pretty well in environments like TV variety shows. 

Alongside the familiar hit singles (Thank U Very Much, Lily the Pink and Do You Remember, catchy little lightweight ditties that were almost guaranteed radio airplay) there's a strong element of Gang Show (Gin Gan Goolie) and Rugby song (2 Day's Monday) in a collection that is rather light on for the pop poetry I was looking for. Still, at $10.99…

© Ian Hughes 2012