Dr. Strangely Strange

Decades: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s


This Irish trio - Ivan Pawle (vocals/bass), Tim Booth (vocals/guitar) and Tim Goulding (15 May 1945, Dublin, Eire; vocals/keyboards) - made its recording debut for Island Records in 1969. Although Kip Of The Serenes betrayed an obvious debt to the Incredible String Band (both groups were produced by Joe Boyd), the album nonetheless offered a whimsical charm. The trio then moved to Vertigo Records and embraced a rock-based style on Heavy Petting, despite the assistance of traditional musicians Andy Irvine and Johnny Moynihan. Guitarist Gary Moore guested on four of the tracks, including the catchy yet subtly humorous ‘Gave My Love An Apple’, but this electric album lacked the purpose of its predecessor. In early 1971 Goulding left to get married and concentrate on his painting. Pawle and Booth carried on with Gay Woods and Terry Woods, newly departed from Steeleye Span, but this line-up disbanded in summer 1971. The original trio reunited for a brief tour...

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