Upp (album)

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Upp
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Studio album by Upp
Released 1975
Label Sony
Producer Jeff Beck

Upp[1] was the debut self-titled album of the British rock/jazz fusion band Upp, which was released in 1975. The album was recorded at Escape Studios, Kent. The opening track, "Bad Stuff," showcases charismatic guitar playing by Jeff Beck. There is a strong influence of funk music is felt in the tracks "Get Down in the Dirt," "Friendly Street," and "Give It to You." Jeff Beck produced and played guitars[2] on this album with no mention of him in the album's liner notes, which met with some controversy. "Give it to you" contains one of the most-sampled breakbeats of all time, and is featured in the Ultimate Breaks and Beats series.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Bad Stuff" (Clark, Copley, Field)
  2. "Friendly Street" (Clark, Copley, Field)
  3. "It's a Mystery" (Clark, Copley, Field)
  4. "Get Down in the Dirt" (Clark, Copley, Field)
  5. "Give It to You" (Clark, Copley, Field)
  6. "Jeff's One" (Beck, Clark)
  7. "Count to Ten" (Clark, Copley, Field)

Personnel[edit]

  • Andy Clark - Keyboards (Fender Rhodes Electric Piano, Minimoog Synthesizer, Mellotron, and Hohner Clavinet D6)
  • Stephen Amazing - Bass
  • Jim Copley - Drums
  • Jeff Beck - Guitars


  • Arranged by Upp
  • Produced by Jeff Beck

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sleeve notes of the album "Upp"
  2. ^ Jeff Beck Discography