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Aintree Iron: The Autobiography of Fred and Mercy Rimell

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He's mentioned in the song, but subliminaly rather than directly by name, because if he had found out they were singing about him, he'd have gone nuts and battered the lot of them. After McGough and Gorman temporarily decamped to participate in the final Grimms LP Sleepers in 1976 and Gorman released his solo album, Go Man Gorman, The Scaffold moved to the Bronze Records label and continued touring and releasing singles through 1977. I grew up in Aintree, near the Old Roan pub (1958-1977) and, even before the song came out, we kids referred to the disused railway line that ran past Aintree towards Southport as the Aintree Iron.

Get the hair straightening irons out, douse yerself in self tanning lotion and glue yer acrylic nail extensions on, ladies.Since initially disbanding in 1977, the group have occasionally re-formed for performances and projects. Innes and Stanshall can also be heard contributing to The Scaffold's final release for Parlophone, Do The Albert, which also featured Keith Moon and Les Harvey. McGear also released his first solo album, Woman with some of the musical performers from Grimms, and Grimms as a unit continued with their exhaustive tours of the UK. Now, a million years later, I’m talking to the ex-Scaffold, ex-GRIMMS, ex-hairdresser McGear about the reissue of arguably his finest piece of work, 1974’s McGear. Mr Betty didn't cry, but became very bitter and twisted, and has now gone on to the stage of being wildly optimistic about West Ham's chances in next year's UEFA cup, which is a bit worrying.

You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Andy) Roberts, (Neil) Innes, McGear, McGough and (Viv) Stanshall; theirs was a brief recording and playing career, often as intense as it was anarchic. I have never commented on Brian's sexuality, and I could never have said that he was a resident of Aintree, as he didn't live there.This was followed by a second greatest hits collection, the first on Compact Disc, The Scaffold: The Songs, in 1992.

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