Live At Dingwalls Dance Hall


Greasy Truckers Live at Dingwalls Dance Hall is a 1974 live double album by various artists recorded at an October 1973 Greasy Truckers concert at the Dingwalls Dance Hall at Camden Lock in Camden Town London. The concert featured four bands, Camel, Henry Cow, Global Village Trucking Company & Gong. It was recorded on Virgin Records' "Virgin Mobile". However, not all the tracks on the album are from the Dingwells Dance Hall concert. Due to delays in starting the event and a 2am curfew, Henry Cow's set (billed last) was curtailed to 10 minutes, and their contribution here was recorded a week later at Virgin's Manor Studio. An outtake from this session, "Bellycan" was finally released on the first (re-mixed) CD-release of their album, Legend. Also, the first Gong track was recorded at an open air festival at Tabarka Tunisia in June 1973, and the second was recorded live at Sheffield City Hall in Sheffield, England in October 1973.

Greasy Truckers were a loose organization of individuals whose ideals were based on those of the Diggers in San Francisco, recycling money into worthwhile causes. They did gigs, free festivals, albums and other alternative things. This album was the second in a series of two albums recorded in London at concerts organized by The Greasy Truckers, the first being Greasy Truckers Party (1972). All proceeds from the concert and LP sales went to the Greasy Truckers

Disc 1: Side A
CAMEL - "God Of Light Revisited (Parts One, Two & Three)" & "Off The Map". (Bass: Doug Ferguson; Drums: Andy Ward; Vocals: Andy Latimer; Organ & Vocals: Pete Bardens; Producer: David Hitchcock; Written by: Latimer & Bardens).

Disc 1: Side B
HENRY COW: I: Solo Piano & II: Trio; "Cafe Royal"; "Keeping Warm In Winter" & "Sweet Heart Of Mine" (Bass, Piano, Vocals: John Greaves; Drums, Vocal: Chris Cutler; Guitar, Violin, Vocals" Fred Frith; Organ, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Vocals: Tim Hodgkinson; Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Recorder: Geoff Leigh)

Disc 2: Side A
GLOBAL VILLAGE TRUCKING CO: "Look Into Me"; "Earl Stonham (The Gunslinger)"; "You're A Floozy Madame Karma (But I Love Your Lowdown Ways)"; "Everybody Needs A Good Friend" (Bass: John MacKenzie; Drums: Simon Stewart; Guitar: Mike Medora; Vocals: Jim Lascelles; 12-String Guitar, Vocals: Jon Owen)

Disc 2: Side B
GONG: "General Flash Of The United Hallucinations"; "Part 32 Floating Anarchy" (Bass: Mr T. Being; Drums: Pierre de Strasbourg; Kundalini Guitar: Stevie Hillage; Glissando Guitar, Vocals: Dingo Virgin; Saxophone & Gnomophone: Bloomdido Bad de Grass; Synthesizer: Hi T Moonweed)

Sleeve Design: Holly Hollington & Kevin Sparrow
Photography: Brian Cooke, John Pearson, Nick Jarvis, Zoran
Producer: Richard Elan

Disc 1: Side A & Disc 2: Side A: Recorded October 8th, 1973 at Dingwalls Dance Hall, Camden Lock, UK.
Disc 1: Side B: Recorded November 4th, 1973 at The Manor, UK.
Disc 2: Side B - Track 1: Recorded Live June 1973 at Festival of Tabarka, Tunisia, UK.
Disc 2: Side B - Track 2: Recorded live October 1973 at Sheffield City Hall, UK.
A Greasy Truckers Production. Distributed by Island Records Limited.
Printed by the F. J. Day Group, London and Bedford, 1973

There were 2 or more pressings on the original UK label. The 1st press included a large insert (later deleted) with a photo and an article by Dave Goodman titled "The Night I Was Loathsome!"; the cover inside picture was in the right position while in a later press it was upside-down (with the shoe wrongly on the right side).