Brinsley Schwarz

(London 69 – 75)
pub rock, also known as The Hitters, The Knees, Limelight, The Brinsleys

 

Official Pre-79 Releases:

Brinsley Schwarz

Brinsley Schwarz LP (United Artists, UAS 29111) recorded early 70, released Apr 70
Tracks: Hymn To Me, Shining Brightly, Rock And Roll Women, Lady Constant, What Do You Suggest, Mayfly, Ballad Of A Has Been Beauty Queen

Shining Brightly 7″ (United Artists, UP 35118) released May 70
Tracks: Shining Brightly, Hymn To Me

Shining Brightly 7″ (United Artists, FNZK-61) released Sep 70, New Zealand
Tracks: Shining Brightly, What do you Suggest?

Country Gorl 7″ (Liberty, LBF 15419) released Oct 70, re-released Jan 72 (United Artists, UP 35312)
Tracks: Country Girl, Funk Angel

Despite It All LP (Liberty, LBG 83427) released Dec 70
Tracks: Country Girl, The Slow One, Funk Angel, Piece Of Home, Love Song, Starship, Ebury Down, Old Jarrow

Ballad Of A Has Been Beauty Queen 7″ (United Artists, 2C 006-91.536M) released 70, France
Tracks: Ballad Of A Has Been Beauty Queen, Hymn to Me

Various Artists – Electric Monster Rock Show 2xLP (Liberty, LBS 83423/24) released 70, France
Tracks: What Do You Suggest

Country Girl 7″ (United Artists, UP 35312) released 71, Ireland
Tracks: Country Girl, One More Day

Various Artists – All Good Clean Fun 2xLP (United Artists, UDX 201/2) released 71
Tracks: Funk Angel

Various Artists – Electric Rock 71 (Idee 2000) 2xLP (Liberty, LBS 83491/92) released 71, Germany
Tracks: Piece Of Home

Various Artists – Entrez Dans Le Monde Du Pop 2xLP (Liberty, LBS 83446/47) released 71, France
Tracks: What Do You Suggest?

Silver Pistol LP (United Artists) recorded Aug 71, released Feb 72
Tracks: Dry Land, Merry Go Round, One More Day, Nightingale, Silver Pistol, Last Time I Was Fooled, Unknown Number, Range War, Egypt, Niki Hoeke Speedway, Ju Ju Man, Rockin’ Chair

Various Artists – Glastonbury Fayre The Electric Score 3xLP (Revelation Enterprises Ltd, REV1/REV2/REV3) released Apr 72
Tracks: Love Song

Various Artists – Greasy Truckers Party 2xLP (United Artists, UDX 203/4) recorded 13-2-72, released Apr 72
Tracks: Wonder Woman, It’s Just My Way Of Saying Thank You, I’m Ahead If I Can Quit While I’m Behind, Midnight Train, Surrender To The Rhythm

Nightingale 7″ (United Artists, 50915) released May 72, USA
Tracks: Nightingale, Silver Pistol

Nervous On The Road LP (United Artists, UAS 29374) recorded Apr-May 72, released Sep 72
Tracks: It’s Been So Long, Happy Doing What We’re Doing, Surrender To The Rhythm, Don’t Loose Your Grip On Love, Nervous On The Road (But Can’t Stay At Home), Feel A Little Funky, I Like It Like That, Brand New You, Home In My Hand, Why Why Why Why Why

Happy Doing What We’re Doing 7″ promo (United Artists, 50976) released Nov 72
Tracks: Happy Doing What We’re Doing (mono), Happy Doing What We’re Doing (stereo)

I Like It Like That 7″ (United Artists, 5C 006-93936) released 72, Netherlands
Tracks: I Like It Like That, Home in my Hand

Silver Pistol 7″ (Liberty, LLR 10116) released 72, Japan
Tracks: Silver Pistol, Egypt

Various Artists – Popfall ’72 7″ promo (Bovema EMI, PST-1) released 72, Netheralnds
Tracks: I Like It Like That

Various Artists – Paradiso LP (United Artists, 5C 062 93544) released 72, Netherlands
Tracks: What would you do, One More day

Speedoo 7″ (United Artists, UP 35588) released Aug 73
Tracks: Speedoo, I Worry (‘Bout You Baby)

Please Don’t ever Change LP (United Artists, UAS 29489) recorded Jul 73, released Oct 73
Tracks: Hooked On Love, Why Do We Hurt The One We Love?, I Worry (‘Bout You Baby), Don’t Ever Change, Home In My Hand, Play That Fast Thing (One More Time), I Won’t Make It Without You, Down In Mexico, Speedoo, The Version (Hypocrite)

Why Do We Hurt The One We Love? 7″ (United Artists, 5C 006-94886) released 73, Netherlands
Tracks: Why Do We Hurt The One We Love?, Hooked on Love

Various Artists – Happy UA Tournee LP (United Artists, C05094600) released 73, Netherlands
Tracks: Nervous On The Road, Home In My Hand

I’ve Cried My Last Tear 7″ (United Artists, UP 35642) released Mar 74
Tracks: I’ve Cried My Last Tear, (It’s Gonna Be A) Bring Down

Brinsley Schwarz’s Original Golden Greats LP (United Artists, USP 101) released Mar 74
Tracks: Shining Brightly, Country Girl, Starship, Funk Angel, Nightingale, Ju Ju Man, Happy Doing What We’re Doing, Surrender To The Rhythm, Don’t Lose Your Grip On Love, Hypocrite, (It’s Gonna Be A) Bring Down, Run Rudolf Run

(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love And Understanding 7″ (United Artists, UP 35700) released Jun 74
Tracks: (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love And Understanding, Ever Since You’re Gone

The New Favourites of… Brinsley Schwarz LP (United Artists, UAS 29641) recorded Apr-May 74, released Jul 74
Tracks: (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love & Understanding, Ever Since You’re Gone, The Ugly Things, I Got The Real Thing, The Look That’s In Your Eye Tonight, Nows The Time, Small Town Big Guy, Trying To Live My Life Without You, I Like You I Don’t Love You, Down In The Dive

Country Girl 7″ (United Artists, 5C 006-96055) released 74, Netherlands
Tracks: Country Girl, (It’s Gonna Be A) Bring Down

Everybody 7″ (United Artists, UP 35768) released Jan 75
Tracks: Everybody, I Like You I Don’t Love You

The Classic British Rock Scene 2xLP (United Artists, UAS 29 790/91 XB) released 75, Germany
Tracks: Country Girl, The Slow One, Funk Angel, Piece Of Hoe, Love Song, Star Ship, Ebury Down, Old Jarrow, It’s Been So Long, Happy Doing What We’re Doing, Surrender To The Rhythm, Don’t Loose Your Grip On Love, Nervous On The Road, Fell A Little Funky, I Like It Like That, Brand New You Brand New Me, Home In My Hand, Why Why Why Why Why

Country Girl 7″ (United Artists, UP 36409) released Jun 78
Tracks: Country Girl, Surrender To The Rhythm, Hooked On Love

(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love And Understanding 7″ (United Artists, UP 36446) released Sep 78
Tracks: (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love And Understanding, I Cried My Last Tear

Fifteen Thoughts Of Brinsley Schwarz LP (United Artists, UAK 30177) released 78
Tracks: (What’s So Funny ’bout) Peace Love And Understanding, There’s A Cloud In My Heart, Nightingale, Hypocrite, Funk Angel, I Like You I Don’t Love You, Rockin’ Chair, Shining Brightly, Country Girl, Surrender To The Rhythm, Hooked On Love, Don’t Lose Your Grip On Love, The Ugly Things, Nervous On The Road (But Can’t Stay At Home), Home In My Hand

Brinsley Schwarz 2xLP (Capitol, SWBC 11869) released 78, USA
Tracks: Hymn To Me, Shining Brightly, Rock And Roll Women, Lady Constant, What Do You Suggest, Mayfly, Ballad Of A Has Been Beauty Queen, Country Girl, The Slow One, Funk Angel, Piece Of Home, Love Song, Starship, Ebury Down, Old Jarrow

The Hitters

Hypocrite 7″ (United Artists, UP 35530) released Apr 73
Tracks: Hypocrite, The version

Limelight

I Should Have Known Better 7″ (United Artists, UP 35779) released Jan 75
Tracks: I Should Have Known Better, Tell Me Why

The Knees

Day Tripper 7″ (United Artists, UP 35773) released Feb 75
Tracks: Day Tripper, Slow Down

The Brinsleys

There’s A Cloud In My Heart 7″ (United Artists, UP 35812) released Mar 75
Tracks: There’s A Cloud In My Heart, I Got The Real Thing

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Brinsley Schwarz 12″ Acetate (Apple) released / recorded 70
Tracks: Serious Song, Lady Constant (mono), Beauty Queen #1, Beauty Queen #2, Dear Mother, Thinking Home

Fillmore East, New York Apr 70 (Tracks unknown)

BBC In Concert 18-6-71
Tracks: Country Girl, Dry Land/Unknown Number, Silver Pistol, Range War, Egypt, Nervous On The Road, Rocking Chair

Roundhouse, London 13-2-72
Tracks: Intro, Country Girl, One more Day, Unknown number, She’s got to be real, Homework, Nervous On The Road (But Can’t Stay At Home), Range War, Silver Pistol, Going down the Road, Midnight Train, Private Number, It’s Just My Way Of Saying Thank You, Wonder Woman, I’m Ahead If I Can Quit While I’m Behind, Surrender To The Rhythm

BBC In Concert 4-5-72
Tracks: Unknown Number, It’s Been So Long, Don’t Lose Your Grip On ´Love, Surrender To The Rhythm, Home In My Hand, Ju Ju Man

BBC In Concert 14-4-73
Tracks: 30 Pounder, Hooked On Love, It’s Been So Long, Why Do We Hurt The One We Love, I’m Gonna Make You Love Me

BBC Old Grey Whistle Test recorded 73
Tracks: Surrender To The Rhythm

Top Rank, Cardiff 19-9-74
Tracks: Intro, Country Girl, Hooked On Love, Trying To Live My Life Without You, Small Town Big City, Honky Tonk, (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love And Understanding, It’s Been So Long, Private Number, Happy Doing What We’re Doing, Surrender To The Rhythm, You’re So Fine, Hip City, Ju Ju Man

Demos recorded Rockfield studio autumn 74, unreleased LP “It’s All Over Now”
Tracks: We Can Mess Around, Cruel To Be Kind, As Lovers Do, I’ll Take Good Care Of You, Hey Baby (They’re Playing Our Song), Do The Cod, God Bless (Whoever Made You), Everybody, Private Number, Tell Me Why, It’s All Over Now

BBC John Peel session recorded 6-2-75
Tracks: (You’ve Got To Be) Cruel To Be Kind, We Can Mess Around With Everything But Love, Gimme Back My Love,Everybody

 

Further Information;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brinsley_Schwarz

Line ups:

69 – 71
Brinsley Schwarz (gtr)
Nick Lowe (bass/voc)
Bob Andrews (keyb)
Billy Rankin (drms)

71 – 75
Brinsley Schwarz (gtr)
Nick Lowe (bass/voc)
Bob Andrews (keyb)
Billy Rankin (drms)
Ian Gomm (gtr)

75
Brinsley Schwarz (gtr)
Nick Lowe (bass/voc)
Bob Andrews (keyb)
Billy Rankin (drms)

Brinsley Schwarz is ex-Sounds 4+1, Kippington Lodge, later in Ducks Deluxe, Graham Parker & the Rumour
Billy Rankin is also in Chilli Willi & the Red Hot Peppers, later in Ducks Deluxe, Terraplane
Nick Lowe is ex-Sounds 4+1, Kippington Lodge, also in Chilli Willi & the Red Hot Peppers, Rockpile, later solo
Bob Andrews is ex-PP Arnold’s band, Kippington Lodge, also in Chilli Willi & the Red Hot Peppers, later in Graham Parker & the Rumour, Nick Lowe‘s band, Bram Tchaikovsky
Ian Gomm later solo

Also backed Ernie Graham (71), Frankie Miller (72), Dave Edmunds (74/75)