Meet Me On The Corner - Lindisfarne (1971)
Our LCM classic today comes from an English folk rock and progressive rock band from Newcastle upon Tyne formed in 1968, Lindisfarne. The original line-up comprised Alan Hull (vocals, guitar, piano), Ray Jackson (vocals, mandolin, harmonica), Simon Cowe (guitar, mandolin, banjo, keyboards), Rod Clements (bass guitar, violin) and Ray Laidlaw (drums). They are best known for the albums Nicely Out of Tune (1970), Fog on the Tyne (1971) which became the biggest selling UK album in 1972, Dingly Dell (1972) and Back and Fourth (1978), and also for the success of songs such as "Meet Me on the Corner", "Lady Eleanor", "Run For Home" and "We Can Swing Together". Our song today is 'Meet Me On Corner' taken from a 'Old Grey Whistle Test' session in 1971. Does the chorus in this song remind anyone else of an early ELO?