A Bit of What You Fancy

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A Bit of What You Fancy
Studio album by The Quireboys
Released 1990
Genre Hard rock, Blues-rock
Label EMI
Producer George Tutko
Jim Cregan
The Quireboys chronology
A Bit of What You Fancy
(1990)
Bitter Sweet & Twisted
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

A Bit of What You Fancy is rock band The Quireboys's debut studio album, released in 1990. The album was released on EMI and went into the UK Albums Chart at #2.

Four of the tracks from this album ("7 O'Clock", "Hey You", "I Don't Love You Anymore" and "There She Goes Again") were released as singles, with promotional videos to go along with them. "Hey You" was the highest charting, as it reached #14 on the UK Singles Chart.

Notably, Bob Dylan and Steve Marriott's drummer Ian Wallace played on the album, though he was not a full-time member of The Quireboys. Jim Cregan, who played with Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel and Rod Stewart, co-produced the album.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Spike and Guy Bailey.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "7 O'Clock"     3:38
2. "Man on the Loose"     4:15
3. "Whippin' Boy"   Spike, Bailey, Willie Dowling 4:28
4. "Sex Party"     2:36
5. "Sweet Mary Ann"     3:38
6. "I Don't Love You Anymore"     5:01
7. "Hey You"     3:20
8. "Misled"     3:35
9. "Long Time Comin'"     3:26
10. "Roses & Rings"     2:12
11. "There She Goes Again"     2:56
12. "Take Me Home"     4:11

The Japanese release of A Bit of What You Fancy included 2 bonus tracks "Pretty Girls" and "How Do You Feel".

20th Anniversary Edition Bonus Tracks
No. Title Length
13. "7 O'Clock" (demo) 2:48
14. "Man on the Loose" (demo) 2:35
15. "I Don't Love You Anymore" (demo) 4:35
16. "Hey You" (demo) 2:35
17. "Misled" (demo) 2:47
18. "Long Time Comin'" (demo) 3:04
19. "Roses & Rings" (demo) 2:58
20. "Take Me Home" (demo) 4:21

Band[edit]

  • Spike – vocals
  • Guy Bailey – guitar
  • Guy Griffin – guitar
  • Nigel Mogg – bass
  • Ian Wallace – drums
  • Chris Johnstone – keyboards

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Myrna Mathews – background vocals
  • Clydene Jackson – background vocals
  • Julia Walters – background vocals
  • Kevin Savigan – string arrangement
  • Lee Thornberg – brass

Singles[edit]

  • 7 O'Clock (1989) UK #36
  • Hey You (1989) UK #14
  • I Don't Love You Anymore (1990) UK #24
  • There She Goes Again (1990) UK #37

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