Johnny Du Cann – Where’s The Show?/Hang Around 7″

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A pretty new discovery for me. Acquired from a person who knew Johnny that told me that he died on the 21st of September 2011 after a heart attack. So let’s pay a tribute to the man that released this awesome 7inch. Where’s… is just totally awesome, if you where trying to find some words to describe it. Catchy as hell. Hang Around is not punk perse but closer to boogie rock. But to me, as an old Slade fan, it’s on the right side of the boogie fence. Great! Johnny played on some demos with Thin Lizzy that I would love to hear since I happen to dig Lizzy too. Enjoy!

Country: UK
Year: 1977
Label: Arista
Format: 7″
Songs:
Where’s The Show?.mp3
Hang Around.mp3

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4 Responses to Johnny Du Cann – Where’s The Show?/Hang Around 7″

  1. Martin says:

    I thought I’d already heard this one, but I was wrong. Used to have the one with punk parody sleeve… “Throw him in jail” or something like that. Hilarious sleeve on that one, but I got tired of it and traded it for something else a long time ago. I’d say it’s pretty much in the same vein as this one, pretty OK but not too exciting. I guess I prefer early Status Quo.

  2. zach says:

    that a-side is a winner for sure. had to replay that a couple times after another. thanks for the up! ‘hang around’ is a little boring but alright for a listen or two.

  3. RR says:

    This guitarhero also played in legendary heavies like Andromeda, Atomic Rooster, Daemon, Bullet and Hard Stuff. Check ´em out! And let´s not forget psychers The Attack!

  4. rsky says:

    Please, if you’re not a bot, go back and confirm it.

    Your comment:
    gosh, interesting entry – as \”Hang around\” is the only song from these 1977 sessions NOT to make it to the CD \”The World\’s not big enough\” which is very worthwhile by the way (at least the original LP which only had a few test pressings; additional -some 10 or more- home demos from 1977 are much more typical hardrock and not so interesting). So this is the first time I get to hear this particular song. The re-release of the CD [first edition didn\’t have neither the demos nor the \”Don\’t be a dummy\” Lee Cooper Advert single from 1979, the song also \”touched\” by Gary Numan] is available so I recommend all to go and try it, ’cause it has a lot of goodies. Shame it was deleted in 1977.

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