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Run Of The Dove (by The Last Chant)

mickpuck on May 06, 2010 12:34

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    Psychedelic 1981 single by long-gone Liverpool band The Last Chant. It was released on Chicken Jazz, the pre-Waterboys label run by me and some pals. I co-produced the record at Cargo Studios, Rochdale, and sang some backing vocals. The Last Chant were a six-piece group who specialised in strange African-cum-Velvets grooves, had a fiddler (Tim Blanthorn, who later played on The Waterboys' A Pagan Place album), and a front line of three killer singers. When they sang together a crack opened in the sky.


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    • Paul Allman
      Paul Allman at 0.00 on February 22, 2014 20:01

      @Sidney G: I my memory serves we well, we supported Wah at a London Club -cant quite remember the name. What I do remember though was that at rehearsal Pete Wylie turned up on crutches! Didn't stop him doing the gig though. We did a couple of gigs at Brady's, but not really support gigs. My best moment was when Pete-W was in the audience along with the guitarist from Teardrops. They came back stage afterwards and were really complementary. Yeah those were the days!! (Paul Allman - Drummer).

    • Sidney G
      Sidney G on February 04, 2013 11:37

      @Mrhorselungs - It might have been Brady's (eric's closed in early 1980). It could have been Dead or Alive?
      The Wah Heat support gig was at Livepool Empire (I think?) around Dec 1980

    • Mrhorselungs
      Mrhorselungs on January 21, 2012 15:12

      A friend on facebook mentioned that Erics opened 35 years ago - I only went once (being a youngster) and it was to the see the Last Chant as they were in the same school as my mate John Williams and so did a qucik google and here I am - the wonders of the internet; loved run of the dove - I think John still has the single; anyway question is does anyone know who they were supporting at Erics all those years ago ? thanks see Sidney G mentions supporting Wah - was that the gig ?

    • mickpuck
      mickpuck on July 05, 2011 22:42

      @Dawn Hussey: That's great to know Dawn. Please say hello to Andrew for me.

    • Dawn Hussey
      Dawn Hussey on July 05, 2011 19:15

      Just some Last Chant trivia for you - Andrew Hussey was the lead guitarist - He is a famous writer/ t.v host and cultural historian. He left the Last Chant to go to Manchester University and immersed himself in academia. He still loves to play his guitar in his flat in Montparnasse, Paris. He just received his OBE for his contribution to literature. Look out for his latest book out sometime next year.

    • mickpuck
      mickpuck on March 14, 2011 23:58

      @Sidney G: Tim Blanthorn, you mean.

    • Sidney G
      Sidney G on March 14, 2011 14:09

      The Last Chant supported Wah! in Liverpool late 1980. Line up Dave Dix (Dickie) - Guitar/Vocals, Brian Ashcroft - Bass "Dog" - Guitar, Marc Budden? (Maybe on the record - but not on stage?) Tim Blantham - Violin. No idea where any of them are now (Dave Dix ran

    • zappaconcrete
      zappaconcrete on May 10, 2010 17:20

      thanks Mike I will check it out

    • mickpuck
      mickpuck on May 07, 2010 14:17

      @zappaconcrete: Single only. 3 track 7 inch on Chicken Jazz records. Don't know what they're doing now but one of the singers, Dave Dix, was later in Black and then became a producer. Here's a discography for him:

    • zappaconcrete
      zappaconcrete on May 07, 2010 00:29

      and where are they now? (The Last Chant) a cd available? or was it just a single only?

    • Drumslinger
      Drumslinger on May 06, 2010 21:41

      Now yer talking fella. This is great stuff!

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