THE MOVE 'SOMETHING MORE FROM' CD (2019)
Formed in the mid-'60s, the Move were so named because the five musicians from the original lineups were moving from established Birmingham groups into a new band. Taken under the wing of manager Tony Secunda, the group moved to London and crafted an explosive act, heavily influenced by the Who, which found them destroying televisions on stage. The Move's early singles were also heavily influenced by mod pop in their chunky chords and oddball character sketches, although Roy Wood's songs were much poppier and bouncier than those of Pete Townshend. Their chief asset was guitarist and songwriter Roy Wood, who combined a knack for Beatlesque pop with a peculiarly British, and occasionally morbid, sense of humor. With Wood handling all of the writing, the group's first four singles ("Night of Fear," "I Can Hear the Grass Grow," "Flowers in the Rain," and "Fire Brigade") all made the British Top Ten in 1967-1968. Something More From is comprised of The Move s very first radio session recorded 24-10-66 and live broadcasts from Offenbach and Stockholm 1967.
TRACK LISTING 1. Tired Of Being Lonely 2. Cherry Cherry 3. Our Love 4. Walk Upon The Water 5. I Can Hear The Grass Grow 6. Night Of Fear 7. Eight Miles High 8. Flowers In The Rain 9. Why 10. Hey Grandma 11. I Can Hear The Grass Grow 12. Something Else 13. So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star