Riff Raff (British progressive rock band)

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Riff Raff was a British progressive rock band formed by keyboardist Tommy Eyre in 1972. The band was a continuation on the back of drummers (and Harrow School of Art friends) Rod Coombes and Joe Czarnecki's (aka Joe Peter)'s project originally called 'Crikey' which started in 1969 and completed in 1970, when Coombes had to accept growing tour commitments with Juicy Lucy. These sessions comprised half of the Riff Raff album Outside Looking In, in which Coombes wrote half the songs.

Riff Raff later went on to release two albums to lukewarm response; however, their use of jazz and hard-edged rock garnered them a large underground following. Riff Raff also released the single "Copper Kettle".

Other groups of that name[edit]

  • US rock band (Doug Lubahn: vocals, bass. Ned Liben: guitar. Werner Fritzsching: guitar. Mark Kaufman: drums) who released an album entitled Vinyl Futures (Atco SD-32-108) in 1981 (notable for having a Hipgnosis sleeve design).
  • Rock band from New York, Island Records recording artists in 1977. Chris "DeMarco": vocals, Ray Hennighan: drums, James Lowell: bass, Ned Liben: guitar and vocals, David Lanik: lead guitar & vocals. Their first and only recording for Island Records, No Said It Would Be Easy was unfortunately never released by Island. Chris DeMarco released the unauthorized recording from a CD copy given to him by David Lanik in 2010 on DeMarco's own label, for his own benefit.

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Discography[edit]

  • Riff Raff (1973)
  • Original Man (1974)
  • Outside Looking In (1999) (originally recorded in 1969)

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