Ptooff!

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Ptooff!
Studio album by The Deviants
Released 1967
Recorded 1967 at Sound Techniques, London, England
Genre Psychedelic rock, garage rock, protopunk
Length 36:18
Label Underground Impresarios
Producer Jonathan Weber
The Deviants chronology
Ptooff!
(1967)
Disposable
(1968)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Ptooff! is the debut studio album by English psychedelic rock band The Deviants, released in 1967 by record label Underground Impresarios.

Background[edit]

Mick Farren and Russell Hunter had met 21-year-old millionaire Nigel Samuel who funded the £700 required for the recording of the album.[citation needed]

Release[edit]

Ptooff!! was released in 1967 and 8,000 copies were sold on their own Impresario label via mail order through the UK underground press, such as Oz and International Times, before being picked up and released by Decca Records.[2] The album is self-described on the inside cover as the deviants underground l.p.

The album was re-released in the mid-1980s by record label Psycho. The cover came in a six-panel fold-out with extensive notes, including a review by John Peel: "There is little that is not good, much that is excellent and the occasional flash of brilliance".[3] There are two quotations in the cartoon drawing that fills three panels; one of them, "When the mode of the music changes, the walls of the city shake!!", is adapted from a quote in Plato's Republic.[citation needed] Ptooff! was also re-issued on CD in 1992 by Drop Out Records.

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Opening"   Sid Bishop, Mick Farren, Russell Hunter, Cord Rees, Steve Sparks 0:08
2. "I'm Coming Home"   Bishop, Farren, Hunter 5:59
3. "Child of the Sky"   Farren, Rees, Hammond 4:32
4. "Charlie"   Bishop, Farren 3:56
5. "Nothing Man"   Farren, Moore 4:21
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Garbage"   Bishop, Farren, Hunter 5:36
2. "Bun"   Rees 2:42
3. "Deviation Street"   Farren 9:01

Personnel[edit]

  • Mick Farren – lead vocals, piano
  • Sid Bishop – guitar, sitar
  • Cord Rees – bass guitar, Spanish guitar
  • Russell Hunter – drums, backing vocals
  • Duncan Sanderson – vocals and mumbling
  • Stephen Sparks – vocals and mumbling
  • Jennifer Ashworth – vocals and mumbling

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thompson, Dave. "Ptooff! – The Deviants | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved February 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ Motörhead/Pink Fairies Family Tree – Pete Frame, 1982
  3. ^ "Ptooff!". thanatosoft.freeserve.co.uk. Retrieved February 20, 2015. 

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