released on 26/2/2021
FROM THE UNDERWORLD
by HERD, THE
Label: CODE 7 - CANTARE
The Herd was founded in 1965 in south London and recorded three singles with Parlophone. In 1966 three members in succession (Terry Clark, Louis Cennamo and Mick Underwood) quit the group and the group got the line‐up that made it famous. Peter Frampton was 16 when he joined the group in 1966, a few years younger than the other members. After a UK Singles Chart near‐miss with "I Can Fly" (April 1967), the haunting "From the Underworld", (August 1967) based on the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, reached Number 6 later that year with help from copious plays on pirate radio. Radio airplay was essential for success and the band recorded many unique versions of their hits, near misses and stage favourites for radio broadcast. It’s those recordings that comprise this album. The last months of 1968 were tempestuous times for the group. Steele left to be replaced by Henry Spinetti and dissatisfied with mere teen idol status, and disappointed with the failure of "Sunshine Cottage", which he’d written, Frampton left to form Humble Pie with Steve Marriott.
From the Underworld / I Like It Like That / I Can Fly / Paradise Lost / I Want You /Route 66 / She Loves Me She Loves Me Not / Mixed Up Minds / Oo‐Poo‐Pa‐Doo / I Don't Want Our Loving to Die / Staggerlee / Mine Exclusively / Our Fairytale / Sunshine Cottage / Love Letters / The Purple God / Miss Jones / Nitty Gritty / The Name Certainly Rings A Bell /You Don't Love Me Any More / Hitch‐Hike / The Game