Spooky Tooth

Spooky Tooth

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Spooky Tooth was an English progressive rock band from the late 1960s. They formed in October 1967, out of a combination of The Ramrods (1960 - late 1963), The V.I.P.'s (late 1963 - April 1967) and Art (April - October 1967). The line-up changed several times, but typically included the following members: Mike Harrison (keyboards/vocals)Greg Ridley (bass guitar/vocals)Luther (Luke) Grosvenor (guitar/vocals)Mike Kellie (drums)Gary Wright (organ/vocals)
It was the addition of Gary Wright that signalled the name change from Art to Spooky Tooth. More Info »

Top Albums

  • Spooky Two
    Spooky Two
  • It's All About
    It's All About
  • The Last Puff
    The Last Puff
  • The Best Of Spooky Tooth
    The Best Of Spooky Tooth
  • Live In Europe
    Live In Europe
  • The Best of Spooky Tooth: That Was Only Yesterday
    The Best of Spooky Tooth: That Was Only Yesterday
  • The Mirror
    The Mirror
  • The Best Of Spooky Tooth:  That Was Only Yesterday
    The Best Of Spooky Tooth: That Was Only Yesterday
  • Witness
    Witness
  • Best Of
    Best Of
  • That Was Only Yesterday - An Introduction To
    That Was Only Yesterday - An Introduction To
  • Ceremony
    Ceremony
  • Best of Spooky Tooth
    Best of Spooky Tooth
  • Cross Purpose
    Cross Purpose
  • You Broke My Heart, So I Busted Your Jaw
    You Broke My Heart, So I Busted Your Jaw
  • Nomad Poets - Live In Germany 2004
    Nomad Poets - Live In Germany 2004
  • The Best of - That Was Only Yesterday
    The Best of - That Was Only Yesterday
  • You Broke My Heart So I Busted Your Law
    You Broke My Heart So I Busted Your Law
  • That Was Only Yesterday: An Introduction to Spooky Tooth
    That Was Only Yesterday: An Introduction to Spooky Tooth

Spooky Tooth. Artist Bio

Spooky Tooth was an English progressive rock band from the late 1960s.

They formed in October 1967, out of a combination of The Ramrods (1960 - late 1963), The V.I.P.'s (late 1963 - April 1967) and Art (April - October 1967). The line-up changed several times, but typically included the following members:

  • Mike Harrison (keyboards/vocals)
  • Greg Ridley (bass guitar/vocals)
  • Luther (Luke) Grosvenor (guitar/vocals)
  • Mike Kellie (drums)
  • Gary Wright (organ/vocals)

It was the addition of Gary Wright that signalled the name change from Art to Spooky Tooth.

The song "Better By You, Better Than Me" recorded by Judas Priest is a Spooky Tooth cover. It was taken from 1969's Spooky Two LP which is generally considered to be the best effort by the group. It was the last album release from the original line-up. Ridley joined Humble Pie in 1969 and was replaced by Andy Leigh who went on to Matthews Southern Comfort with ex-Fairport Convention vocalist Ian Matthews. The experimental nature of Ceremony received mixed reviews and following its release Wright also bowed out. The core of Harrison, Grosvenor and Kellie struggled on for one more album, aptly titled The Last Puff, (featuring a cover of "I am the Walrus") completed with friends from Joe Cocker's Grease Band.

They broke up in the autumn of 1970. After solo efforts, Harrison and Wright reformed Spooky Tooth in September 1972 with a different (and frequently changing) line-up. The best known member of these line-ups (March 1973 - September 1974) was Mick Jones (guitar/vocals), later of Foreigner. From February to May 1974, Mike Patto (vocals) replaced Harrison for the 1974 release The Mirror. The group then split again in September 1974.

DISCOGRAPHY

Art
Mike Harrison (vocals), Greg Ridley (bass guitar), Luther Grosvenor (guitar), Mike Kellie (drums)
* 1967 - Supernatural Fairy Tales

Spooky Tooth
* 1968 - It's All About
* 1969 - Spooky Two
* 1970 - Ceremony (with Pierre Henry)
* 1970 - The Last Puff
* 1971 - Tobacco Road (=It's All About)
* 1973 - You Broke My Heart So I Busted Your Jaw
* 1973 - Witness
* 1974 - The Mirror
* 1999 - Cross Purpose
* 1999 - The Best of Spooky Tooth: That Was Only Yesterday
* 2000 - Comic Violence
* 2001 - BBC Sessions
* 2007 - Nomad Poets (DVD)


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