Various - Greasy Truckers Live At Dingwalls Dance Hall

Various - Greasy Truckers Live At Dingwalls Dance Hall
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    Greasy Truckers Live At Dingwalls Dance Hall
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    Label: Greasy Truckers ‎– GT 4997, Greasy Truckers ‎– G.T. 4997
    Type: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold, 1st
    Country: UK
    Date of released: 1973
    Category: Rock
    Style: Psychedelic Rock, Avantgarde, Prog Rock
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A Camel God Of Light Revisited Parts One, Two & Three
Bass – Doug FergusonDrums – Andy Ward Guitar, Vocals – Andy Latimer*Organ, Vocals – Pete Bardens*Producer [Producing] – David HitchcockWritten-By – Latimer*, Bardens*
Henry Cow Off The Map
B1.i Solo Piano
Written-By – Hodgkinson*
B1.ii Trio
Written-By – Hodgkinson*, Cutler*, Frith*
B2 Henry Cow Cafe Royal
Written-By – Frith*
B3a Henry Cow Keeping Warm In Winter
Written-By – Frith*, Greaves*
B3b Henry Cow Sweet Heart Of Mine
Written-By – Henry Cow
C1 Global Village Trucking Co. Look Into Me
Written By – PratorWritten-By – Owen*
C2 Global Village Trucking Co. Earl Stonham (The Gunslinger)
Written-By – Owen*
C3 Global Village Trucking Co. You're A Floozy Madame Karma (But I Love Your Lowdown Ways)
Written By – ApthorpWritten-By – Owen*
C4 Global Village Trucking Co. Everybody Needs A Good Friend
Written-By – Owen*
D1 Gong General Flash Of The United Hallucinations
Written-By – Gong
D2 Gong Part 32 Floating Anarchy
Written-By – Gong

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – Island Records Ltd.
  • Printed By – E.J. Day Group
  • Recorded At – Dingwalls London
  • Recorded At – The Manor
  • Recorded At – Sheffield City Hall


  • Arranged By – Global Village Trucking Co. (tracks: C1 to C4)
  • Bass – John MacKenzie (tracks: C1 to C4)
  • Bass [Fingerbass] – Mr T. Being (tracks: D1, D2)
  • Bass, Piano, Vocals – John Greaves (tracks: B1 to B3)
  • Design [Sleeve] – Holly Hollington, Kevin Sparrow
  • Drums – Simon Stewart (tracks: C1 to C4)
  • Drums, Performer [Overdrive] – Pierre de Strasbourg (tracks: D1, D2)
  • Drums, Vocals – Chris Cutler (tracks: B1 to B3)
  • Guitar – Mike Medora (tracks: C1 to C4)
  • Guitar [Kundalini Guitar], Performer [Submarine Spiral] – Stevie Hillside-Village* (tracks: D1, D2)
  • Guitar, Violin, Vocals – Fred Frith (tracks: B1 to B3)
  • Organ, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Vocals – Tim Hodgkinson (tracks: B1 to B3)
  • Organ, Piano, Vocals – Jim Lascelles* (tracks: C1 to C4)
  • Photography By – Brian Cooke , John Pearson , Nick Jarvis, Zoran
  • Producer [Produced By] – Richard Elan
  • Recorded By – Henry Cow (tracks: B1 to B3), Tom Newman (tracks: B1 to B3), Venux De Luxe* (tracks: D1, D2)
  • Saxophone, Performer [Gnomophone] – Bloomdido Bad de Grass (tracks: D1, D2)
  • Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Recorder – Geoff Leigh (tracks: B1 to B3)
  • Synthesizer [Cynthia Size A And Crystal Machine] – Hi T Moonweed* (tracks: D1, D2)
  • Vocals [Local Vocals], Guitar [Glissando Guitar] – Dingo Virgin (tracks: D1, D2)
  • Vocals, Twelve-String Guitar – Jon Owen (tracks: C1 to C4)


This is the 1st press which includes a large insert (later deleted) with a photo and an article by Dave Goodman titled "The Night I was Loathsome!". Also the graphics inside the gatefold cover are in the correct position with the shoe on the left side (later press has the shoe on the right).

Side A & C recorded 8th October 1973 at Dingwalls Dance Hall, Camden Lock.
Side B recorded 4th November 1973 at The Manor.
Track D1 recorded live June 1973 at Festival of Tabarka, Tunisia.
Track D2 recorded live October 1973 at Sheffield City Hall.

From insert:

"The Night I Was Loathsome!

Come 8pm, October the 8th, '73, Dingwall's Dance Hall doors were opened to the unsuspecting patrons invited to attend this, the live recording of Pete and Lou's Greasy Truckers' second album, the first being the now unforgettable, ridiculous Man, Brinsley Schwartz, Magic Michael, Hawkwind set, UDX 203/4. (Silver Machine having been taken from that actual Roundhouse recording).
But, the show had been happening all day. Busy roadies carting armfuls of trunks, Wheeled the ton or so of equipment on stage, sound checks resounded round the club "One, two, --- hup, one, two," you know how it goes. In actual fact, all that wonderful electrical stuff spilled out over the floor, and indeed there was, parked, gleaming white, in theh courtyard, the wondrous Manor Mobile recording module, whose cables weaved their path into the building, where microphones had been precariously balanced for a drum sound, etc, and of course plenty of roaches had been stamped into the ground by heavily leathered cowboy boot heels.
The first sight to behold the thirsty patrons was unfortunate. An obesed character clad in a furskin leotard, eyeing the women and downing plenty of Jack Daniels, was hustling like a good'un for everyone to buy a raffle ticket for 25p, one could win an all expenses paid night out on the town with luscious Hungarian half-breed Karloo (that was for the gents), and for the lucky ladies, a night with the aforementioned fat boy! For those who were confused there were a pair of kindly donated albums.
About 300 humans had been invited that night, but add another 150 or so who had "jibbed in" and you're nearer the mark. Dingwall's manager, Colin, and his very hungry bouncers, were hard-pressed that night....
"I'm on Jimmy Lascelle's guest list, mate."
"I'm a friend of Hawkwind's, man."
"What?" ...were many of the lines used, but jibbing was hard, that night, and many were turned away.
And for the lucky? ...straight to the bar, glug, glug,... hit the dancefloor, goin' to a go go,... chomp merrily on huge 1/2lb 'burgers and excavate potatoes from their jackets, pinch waitresses' delicate bottoms and scream out orders for "6 large bourbons, 4 large tequila sunrises, 10 pints of Stella Artois an' a pile of chili-con-carne luv, please." Yes, those poor underpaid waitresses were hard-pressed that night, too.
By the time Camel had mounted the stage most people had cut out a line and were very stoned! (hear the one with the moustache say "Jeeze, I can't find my knees") The Camels played a very fine, sturdy set that night and the best is kept for posterity here. But back to the bar, and more booze to be downed!
The Global Village Trucking Company hit the stage, the mad, half-crazed Johnney Owen singin' up-front about us all being part of a "Silent Revolution", while the loonies gyrated the Frug all over the dance floor and the fat boy did "The Unsteady"! The Globes must be one of Britain's best up and coming, alternative culture, hippie bands, and so rightly deserve a portion on this record.
Time was runnin' short already. Poor old Henry Cow could only lay in a 10-minute set before the compulsory closure of Dingwalls at 2am (licensing laws you know... yawn!). But not to worry, I think you'll find that the Cow's donation was recorded at the Manor recording studio, and is included within.
Gong's set, too, wasn't recorded live that night, but I have it on good authority, I hope, well, I'm led to believe it was recorded at a free festival in Tunisia? (please draw your own conclusions!) Hi Tim!
Come 2am, sometime later, the big beefy bouncers want drinks drunk fast, so one dutifully obliges and downes one's drinks as fast as one can, and leaves, but this is one gig we won't forget in a hurry, 'cause someone done gone put it on a record.
-Dave "The Boss" Goodman "

"Shakti Yoni is away at the Bananamoon Observatory keeping the bulge warm and studying new spells."

A Greasy Truckers Production. Greasy Truckers do gigs, free festivals, albums and other alternative things. Distributed by Island Records Limited.

℗ © 1973
Printed and made by the F. J. Day Group, London and Bedford
This is a stereo record and should be played.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): GT 4997 1 A-1U GM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): GT 4997 1B-1U GG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout): GT 4997 2 A-1U GA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout): GT 4997 2-B-1U GG

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
GT-4997 Various Greasy Truckers Live At Dingwalls Dance Hall ‎(LP, S/Sided, Album, W/Lbl + LP, Album, W/Lbl) Gama GT-4997 Germany 1974
DS 3265/1-2 Various Greasy Truckers Live At Dingwalls Dance Hall ‎(2xLP, Album) Gama DS 3265/1-2 Germany 1974
GT 4997 Various Greasy Truckers Live At Dingwalls Dance Hall ‎(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Greasy Truckers) GT 4997 UK Unknown
DS 3265/1-2 Various Greasy Truckers Live At Dingwalls Dance Hall ‎(2xLP, Album, Promo) Gama DS 3265/1-2 Germany 1974
GT 4997 Various Greasy Truckers Live At Dingwalls Dance Hall ‎(2xLP, Album, Gat) Greasy Truckers GT 4997 UK 1973


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