Imaginary Test Card


Wireshaker-Imaginary Test Card

The soundtrack to an early 70’s August afternoon during the school summer holiday when rain’s stopped play at Old Trafford, Trent Bridge or Edgebaston.
Boredom recollected in tranquillity.
The raw material of psychedelia (congas, fuzz bass, Fender Rhodes pianos, guitars adapted to sound like sitars) refracted through a middle-aged swinging suburban prism.
Sounds of summer…

1 enoch light & brass menagerie-season of the witch
2 syd dale-portobello market
3 johnny pearson-delhi discotheque
4 gunter noras-gemini
5 the ted heath orchestra-light my fire
6 bert kaempfert-never my love
7 ken woodman & his piccadilly brass-town talk
8 john schroeder-the main chance
9 the keith mansfield orchestra-soul thing
10 the mike cotton sound-soul serenade
11 houston person-soul dance
12 tony osbourne’s three brass buttons-brass ’n’ ivory
13 dick welter-hacienda happening
14 tony hatch-spanish charade
15 bama winds-spanish grease
16 xylos inc-walk on by
17 julius rechter & the baja marimba band-flyin’ high
18 alan tee-light flight
19 the fontana concert orchestra-too much of nothing
20 james clarke-double take
21 sounds orchestral-image
22 brian bennett-chameleon

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