Spooky Tooth

"That Was Only Yesterday"


SHORT BIOGRAPHY:

Spooky Tooth was formed in 1967 as an offshoot of the group Art who released a single album "Supernatural Fairy Tales". When keyboard player and songwriter Gary Wright joined in 1967 the group they changed its name to Spooky Tooth. Same year they released their first album "It's All About" on Island Records. The group had several personnel changes during the first 7-8 years, and more times the group disbanded. The group they reformed in 1997 and released a single album more in 1999.
Key Band Members:

Mike Harrison: Born 1945, vocals and keyboards. Harrison was the vocal focuspoint on all Sppoky Tooth album from Supernatural Fairy Tales in 1967 till the reformation in the 1990's. Only on "The Mirror" he was replaced by Mike Patto.

Gary Wright: Born 1943, keyboard and songwriter. Wright was out of the band in 1970-73. In 2004 he rejoined the reformed band featuring only Harrison and Kellie of the early members.

Luther Grosvenor: Born 1946. Guitar. In 1973 under the pseudonym "Ariel Bender" he joined Mott the Hoople. In 1997-2000 he rejoined the reformed Spooky Tooth.

Greg Ridley: Born 1947, bass. Ridley is only present on the first 3 albums, as he in 1969 was joining Humble Pie.

Mike Kellie: Born 1947, drums. Kellie was out of the band in 1972-73 and again in 1974.

Henry McCulloch: Born 1943, guitar. McCulloch is only present on "The Last Puff". Later he worked with McCartney's Wings.

Chris Stainton: Born 1943, keyboards. Joined in 1970 but was soon out of the group again on featured on "The Last Puff"

Mick Jones: Born 1944, Guitars. Joined in 1972 and was with the group until the split in the mid 1970's.



Discography :

1. Supernatural Fairy Tales ( as Art) - Island Records 1967

Tracks:
1. I Think I'm Going Weird / 2. What's that Sound / 3. African Thing / 4. Room With a View / 5. Flying Anchors / 6. Supernatural Fairy Tale / 7. Love Is Real / 8. Come on Up / 9. Brothers, Dads and Mothers / 10. Talkin' to Myself / 11. Alive Not Dead / 12. Rome Take Away Three
Rating :


2. It's All About - Island Records 1968

Tracks:
1. Society's Child / 2. Love Really Changed Me / 3. Here I Lived So Well / 4. Too Much Of Nothing / 5. Sunshine Help Me / 6. It's All About A Roundabout / 7. Tobacco Road / 8. It Hurts You So / 9. Forget It Got It / 10. Bubbles / 11. Weight (*) / 12. Sunshine Help Me* / 13. Weird* / 14. Love Really Changed* / 15. Luger's Groove* / 16. Weight* / 17. Do Right People* / 18. Bubbles
Rating : 7


3. Spooky Two - Island Records 1969

Tracks:
1. Waitin' for the Wind/ 2. Feelin' Bad / 3. I've Got Enough Heartache / 4. Evil Woman / 5. Lost in My Dream / 6. That Was Only Yesterday / 7. Better by You, Better Than Me / 8. Hangman Hang My Shell on a Tree / 9. The Weight* / 10. Do Right People* / 11. That Was Only Yesterday* / 12. Oh! Pretty Woman* / 13. Waitin' for the Wind* / 14. Feelin' Bad*/ 15. The Weight*
Rating : 8


4. Ceremony - Island Records 1969

Tracks:
1. Confession / 2. Have Mercy / 3. Credo / 4. Offering / 5. Hosanna / 6. Prayer
Rating : 2


5. The Last Puff – Island Records 1970

Tracks:
1. I Am The Walrus / 2. Wrong Time / 3. Something To Say / 4. Nobody There At All / 5. Down River / 6. Son Of Your Father / 7. Last Puff / 8. Son Of Your Father* / 9. I've Got Enough Heartache* / 10. I Am The Walrus* / 11. Hangman Hang My Shell On*
Rating : 6


6. You Broke My Heart So I Busted Your Jaw - Island Records 1973

Tracks:
1. Cotton Growing Man / 2. Old As I Was Born / 3. This Time Around / 4. Holy Water / 5. Wildfire / 6. Self Seeking Man / 7. Times Have Changed / 8. Moriah / 9. Nobody There At All*
Rating : 5

7. Witness – Island Records 1973

Tracks:
1. Ocean Of Power / 2. Wings On My Heart / 3. As Long As The World Keeps Turning / 4. Don't Ever Stray Away / 5. Things Change / 6. All Sewn Up / 7. Dream On A Mountain / 8. Sunlight Of My Mind / 9. Pyramids
Rating : 6


8. Mirror - Island Records 1974

Tracks:
1. Fantasy Satisfier / 2. Two Time Love / 3. Kyle / 4. Woman and Gold / 5. Higher Circles / 6. Hell or High Water / 7. I'm Alive / 8. Mirror / 9. Hoofer
Rating :


9. Cross Purpose – AM Records 1999

Tracks:
1. That Was Only Yesterday / 2. Behind My Eyes / 3. Throw Me a Line / 4. It's You Girl / 5. Love Is Real / 6. Sunshine / 7. How / 8. Send Me Some Lovin'
Rating :

Essential Albums!

Original albums as listed and rated on “Rate Your Music” - June 20 - 2014

83 Spooky Two - 1969
176 Supernatural Fairy Tales - 1967
360 It's All About - 1968
613 The Last Puff - 1970
629 You Broke My Heart So I Busted Your Jaw - 1973
663 Witness - 1973
712 The Mirror - 1974
910 Ceremony - 1970
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My Suggestion For a 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation:


1. Waiting for the Wind ( Grosvenor/Harrison/Wright ) Spooky Two
2. It's All About a Roundabout ( Miller/Wright) It's All About
3. Feeling Bad ( Kellie/Wright ) Spooky Two
4. The Weight ( Robertson ) Spooky Two - bonus
5. I Am the Walrus ( lennon/McCartney ) The Last Puff
6. Hangman Hang My Shell on a Tree ( Wright ) Spooky Two
7. Society's Child ( Ian ) It's All About
8. That Was Only Yesterday ( Wright ) Spooky Two
9. Ocean of Power ( Wright ) Witness
10. Better By You, Better By Me ( Wright ) Spooky Two
11. As Long as the World Keeps Turning ( Wright ) Witness
12. Things Change ( Wright ) Witness
13. Fantasy Satisfier ( Wright ) Mirror
14. Love Really Changed Me ( Miller/Grosvenor/Wright) It's All About
15. I've Got Enough Heartache ( Kellie/Wright ) Spooky Two
16. Lost in My Dream ( Wright ) Spooky Two
17. That was only Yesterday ( Wright ) Spooky Two
18. Nobody There at All (Post) The Last Puff
19. Son of Your Father (John) The Last Puff

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