The Peddlers, Peddlers Power (1972)
It pays to take your records and get them signed! Any chance you get. Gigs. Interviews, chance encounters…not that you can plan for a chance-encounter, be definition…but you get my point. Or you will…read on…a few weeks ago, and I know I’ve told this story at least once already, I travelled up to Otaki to meet Roy Phillips of The Peddlers and to record an interview/conversation with him for my podcast. It was great. He was an awesome conversationalist, a great interviewee, so many kick-ass stories. And then I got my records – Birthday and Three In A Cell signed by Roy. He was not only happy to sign them, he went to the car and gave me this. He said, “someone gave me this, I’d never seen it before, it’s some compilation I guess…musta come out in some foreign territory I didn’t know about. Anyway, you’re a collector of these things by the looks, I’m not. It’s yours if you’d like it, if you’ll play it…” And then he signed it for me. Though, as he laughed and pointed out, he couldn’t sign it over the picture of him, had to choose one of his then-bandmates instead. Anyway, always ask for the signature. And this is a pretty cool comp that’s arrived at the right time in my life. Loving The Peddlers big time right now.
Sample Track: Tell The World We’re Not In
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