Dave Formula + The Finks – ‘Live Fink Funk!’ : CD
It's yer finest groove-organ outfit, back once more... Stylish, snappy psychedelic soul with a sharp-eyed dash of funk. Where the N'Awlins' Meters meet Memphis' Booker T., with a touch of Jimmy 'The Cat' Smith thrown in for good measure.
10 tracks in all inc. 'Cissy Strut'; 'The Liquidator'; 'The Cat'; 'Time Is Tight'; 'Little Old Money Maker'; 'Funky Folks Cha-Cha'; 'Funky Miracle'; 'One Mint Julep'; 'Pungee'; 'Chicken Pox'. Only £6. That's less than a dollar a track. Bonus!
Played live in one take and recorded & produced with a minimum of overdubs by 'The Finks' themselves in Fink-O-Phonic Sound. It's your new favourite record. So buy one. Buy two! Impress your friends. n.b. Prescription purchases from local GPs welcome.
Satellite Sweetheart draws on Formula’s childhood in Whalley Range, Manchester.
The striking memory that inspired the collection is of Dave being taken to see Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, who, after becoming the first man in space in 1961, made an appearance at the Amalgamated Union of Foundry Workers in Brook’s Bar, in a show of proletarian solidarity.
“I got to shake his hand as he walked past”, says Dave.
The collaboration with Barry Adamson, ‘Bison Heard’, recalls Paul’s Record Shop,
which sold imported calypso and blue beat singles, on Alexandra Road, Moss Side.
“It seemed like the coolest place on earth when I was being dragged up and down
on a Saturday afternoon, doing the shopping with my folks”, says Dave.
Dave was introduced to Howard Devoto in Manchester towards the end of 1977
by legendary producer Martin Hannett. The two have worked together subsequently
in Magazine and Luxuria, and together they have composed one of the album’s centre pieces in ‘Via Sacra’, which in turn lit the spark to the current Magazine reformation.
“I persuaded Howard that it was time to be creative once more. A last chance to be venerable. An offer he couldn’t refuse”,