Ready Salted Myrrh 1973
Amazing what can be accomplished with just two voices, two guitars, and an audience. I know at least one collector that claims this as his favorite folk lp. Ishmael is Ian Smale of Ishmael United and Rev Counta fame (as well as numerous new wave children's oddities) and Andy is none other than After The Fire's Andy Piercy. Call it high-energy acoustic rock sung with aching conviction, exuberance, zaniness and thick British accents. Check out lyrics like "got a feelin' you got a Hallelujah sittin' way down inside of you... Just give it a bit of air space - c'mon and praise the Lord!". Side two adds a small audience that claps and cheers between the songs and sings along gruffly on a few of the choruses. There's a pre-Ishmael United version of 'Christian Schizophrenic'. Released only in England and hence quite rare. Nothing else like this! KS