Screaming Lord Sutch - Lord Sutch & Heavy Friends
Recorded May-September 1969 at Mystic Studios in Hollywood and released in 1970.
1."Wailing Sounds" (Jimmy Page, Sutch)
2."'Cause I Love You" (John Bonham, Edwards, Jimmy Page, Sutch)
3."Flashing Lights" (Jimmy Page, Sutch)
4."Gutty Guitar" (Sutch)
5."Would You Believe" (Jay Cee)
6."Smoke and Fire" (Sutch)
7."Thumping Beat" (Jimmy Page, Sutch)
8."Union Jack Car" (Jimmy Page, Sutch)
9."One for You, Baby" (Sutch)
11."Brightest Light" (Jay Cee, Sutch)
12."Baby, Come Back" (Jimmy Page, Sutch)
Personnel (THERE'S CERTAINLY SOMETHING WRONG, F.E. IN THE 12TH)
Except Beck and Sutch, personnel on Track 11 (Brightest Light) is undefined.
Jimmy Page -- (on tracks 1,2,3,7,8,12)Acoustic and electric guitar, backing vocals, producer
John Bonham -- (on tracks 1,2,3,7,8,12)drums, percussion, backing vocals
Daniel Edwards - (on tracks 1,2,3,8,12) Bass guitar and (on track 6)Guitar
Jeff Beck - (on tracks 4,5,11)Electric guitar on "Gutty Guitar"
Kent Henry - (on tracks 6,9,10)Lead guitar
Nicky Hopkins - (on track 4)Piano, keyboards
Noel Redding - (on tracks 7,9,10)Bass guitar
Rick Brown - (on track 4)Bass guitar
Martin Kohl - Bass guitar(6,9,10)
Carlo Little - Drums (on track 4)
Bob Metke - Drums (on tracks 6,9,10)
Tommy Caccetta - Engineer
Lord Sutch and Heavy Friends is the debut album of English rock singer Screaming Lord Sutch. Recording began in May 1969 at Mystic Studios in Hollywood and released on Cotillion Records in 1970. The album featured an all-star line-up with contributions from Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page (who also produced the album) and John Bonham, guitarist Jeff Beck, session keyboardist Nicky Hopkins, session guitarist Deniel Edwards and Jimi Hendrix Experience bass-player Noel Redding. Rick Brown and Carlo Little were previously with The Savages. Many of the musicians who sessioned for Sutch on this album had grave misgivings upon its release. They were under the assumption these were demo quality recordings. As a result the artists disowned the project and the album did poorly saleswise. It also seriously damaged Sutch's reputation with the musicians involved. "I just went down to have a laugh, playing some old rock 'n' roll, a bit of a send-up. The whole joke sort of reversed itself and became ugly" Jimmy Page said of the record.
A negative review published in Rolling Stone called Sutch "absolutely terrible" and lamented that under the restrictions of the project, the collection of talented musicians on hand were made to sound "like a fouled parody of themselves".
This album has also been released under the name "Smoke and Fire".