Sessionography 1972-1979

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1972

NOVEMBER 27, 1972
EC's home, Liverpool

a. Are You Afraid of Your Children unreleased
b. Love Is Like Everything unreleased
c. Warm House unreleased
d. Hemlock Tree unreleased
e. Separate Ways unreleased
f. Silver Minute unreleased
EC (vocal, guitar), Allan Mayes (vocal, guitar)

1974

SUMMER 1974
Maida Vale Studios, London

a. Exiles Road unreleased
b. Baseball Heroes unreleased
c. Radio Soul unreleased
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Hazlehurst (guitar), Mich Kent (bass), Malcolm Dennis (drums), Dickie Faulkner (percussion)

1975

EARLY 1975
Hope & Anchor Studios, Islington

a. Radio Soul unreleased*
b. Imagination (Is A Powerful Deceiver) My Aim Is True (Rhino bonus CD)
c. Pay It Back unreleased*
d. Living In Paradise unreleased*
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Hazlehurst (guitar), Mich Kent (bass), Dickie Faulkner (percussion), unknown session musician (drums)
Living In Paradise may come from a different session around this time.
(*Available on the various bootlegs of Flip City demos: Aim To Please, Flip City Demos, Our Aim Is True, Stiffed Again, etc.)


EARLY SUMMER 1975
Hope & Anchor Studios, Islington

a. Third Rate Romance unreleased*
b. Knockin' On Heaven's Door unreleased*
c. Packin' Up unreleased*
d. Please Mister, Don't Stop The Band unreleased*
e. Exile's Road unreleased
f. Wreck On The Slide unreleased
g. On The Road unreleased
h. You Win Again unreleased
i. Sweet Revival unreleased
j. I Can't Turn It Off Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink Soundtrack
a - i Flip City: EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Hazlehurst (guitar, vocal on g), Mich Kent (bass), Ian Powling (drums), Dickie Faulkner (percussion). j EC solo (vocal, guitar).
(*Available on the various bootlegs of Flip City demos: Aim To Please, Flip City Demos, Our Aim Is True, Stiffed Again, etc.)


LATE 1975 - EARLY 1976
Elvis' bedroom, London

a. Mystery Dance (Honky Tonk Demo) My Aim Is True (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Cheap Reward (Honky Tonk Demo) My Aim Is True (Rhino bonus CD)
c. Jump Up (Honky Tonk Demo) My Aim Is True (Rhino bonus CD)
d. Wave A White Flag (Honky Tonk Demo) My Aim Is True (Rhino bonus CD)
e. Blame It On Cain (Honky Tonk Demo) My Aim Is True (Rhino bonus CD)
f. Poison Moon (Honky Tonk Demo) My Aim Is True (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar)

1976

SEP 17, 1976
Pathway Studios, Islington

a. Radio Sweetheart My Aim Is True (Rhino bonus CD & Hip-O deluxe edition)
b. Mystery Dance My Aim Is True
EC (vocal, guitar, background vocal on a, piano & drumsticks on b), John McFee (pedal steel on a, guitar on b), Nick Lowe (bass, background vocal on a, piano & drumsticks on b), Mickey Shine (drums)


LATE (late Oct or early Nov) 1976
Pathway Studios, Islington

a. Welcome To The Working Week (Pathway Studios Demo) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition) & Rock And Roll Music
b. Blue Minute (Pathway Studios Demo) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
c. Miracle Man (Pathway Studios Demo) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
d. Waiting For The End Of The World (Pathway Studios Demo) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
e. Call On Me (Pathway Studios Demo) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
f. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes (Pathway Studios Demo) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
g. I Don't Want To Go Home (Pathway Studios Demo) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
h. I Hear A Melody (Pathway Studios Demo) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
EC (vocal, guitar)


DEC 1976 - JAN 1977
Pathway Studios, Islington

a. Welcome To The Working Week My Aim Is True
b. Miracle Man My Aim Is True
c. No Dancing My Aim Is True
d. Blame It On Cain My Aim Is True
e. Alison My Aim Is True
f. Sneaky Feelings My Aim Is True
g. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes My Aim Is True
h. Less Than Zero My Aim Is True
i. Pay It Back My Aim Is True
j. I'm Not Angry My Aim Is True
k. Waiting For The End Of The World My Aim Is True
l. Stranger In The House My Aim Is True (Rhino bonus CD & Hip-O deluxe edition)
m. Living In Paradise (Early Version) My Aim Is True (Rhino bonus CD & Hip-O deluxe edition)
EC (vocal, guitar, backing vocal), John McFee (guitar, pedal steel), Sean Hopper (piano, organ, backing vocal), Johnny Ciambotti (bass, backing vocal), Mickey Shine (drums), Nick Lowe (backing vocal), Stan Shaw (organ on h)

1977

MAY 1977
Pathway Studios, Islington

a. Watching The Detectives My Aim Is True (not on original UK LP)
b. No Action (Early Version) My Aim Is True (Rhino bonus CD & Hip-O deluxe edition)
EC (vocals, guitar), Andrew Bodnar (bass), Steve Goulding (drums), Steve Nieve (organ & piano on a)
The organ and piano on Watching The Detectives were added in JUN 1977.


AUG 7, 1977
Basing Street Studios, London

a. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea (Basing Street Studios Version) This Year's Model (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)
Basing Street Studios was later renamed SARM West Studios.


AUG 7, 1977
The Nashville, Kensington, West London

a. Pay It Back (Soundcheck) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
b. Radio Sweetheart (Soundcheck) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
c. Sneaky Feelings (Soundcheck) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
d. Crawling To The USA (Soundcheck) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
e. Alison (Soundcheck) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
f. Welcome To The Working Week (Live) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
g. Blame It On Cain (Live) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition) & Singles, Volume 1
h. No Dancing (Live) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
i. Waiting For The End Of The World (Live) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
j. Night Rally (Live) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
k. Hoover Factory (Live) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
l. No Action (Live) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
m. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea (Live) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
n. Miracle Man (Live) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition) & Singles, Volume 1
o. The Beat (Live) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
p. Less Than Zero (Live) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
q. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes (Live) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
r. Lipstick Vogue (Live) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
s. Watching The Detectives (Live) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
t. Lip Service (Live) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
u. Mystery Dance (Live) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition) & Singles, Volume 1
v. Alison (Live) My Aim Is True (Hip-O deluxe edition)
a-j, l-v: EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards, backing vocals), Bruce Thomas (bass, backing vocals), Pete Thomas (drums)
k: EC (vocal, guitar)


SEP 4, 1977
The Nashville, Kensington, West London

a. The Price Of Love (Soundcheck) unreleased
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


SEP 27, 1977
Capital Radio, London

a. You Belong To Me (Capital Radio Version) This Year's Model (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Radio, Radio (Capital Radio Version) This Year's Model (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar)


OCT 18, 1977
University of East Anglia, Norwich

a. I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself (Live) My Aim Is True (Rhino bonus CD) & Live Stiffs
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


OCT 22, 1977
Leicester University, Leicester

a. Roadette Song (Live) This Year's Model (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Neat Neat Neat (Live) This Year's Model (Rhino bonus CD)
c. Miracle Man (Live) Live Stiffs
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums), Davey Payne (saxophone on a-b)


NOV 2, 1977
[?]

a. Watching The Detectives (A Demo Version) NME Pogo A Go Go
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


NOV 1977 - JAN 1978
Eden Studios, Acton, London

a. No Action This Year's Model
b. This Year's Girl This Year's Model
c. The Beat This Year's Model
d. Pump It Up This Year's Model
e. Little Triggers This Year's Model
f. You Belong To Me This Year's Model
g. Hand In Hand This Year's Model
h. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea This Year's Model
i. Lip Service This Year's Model
j. Living In Paradise This Year's Model
k. Lipstick Vogue This Year's Model
l. Night Rally This Year's Model
m. Radio, Radio This Year's Model (not on original UK LP)
n. Big Tears This Year's Model (Rhino bonus CD)
o. This Year's Girl (Alternate Eden Studios Version) This Year's Model (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums), Mick Jones (guitar on n*)
(* Mick Jones also recorded a guitar part for Pump It Up, but it can only be heard in the "1984 Monster Mix.")


DEC 17, 1977
NBC Studios (Studio 8H), New York

a. Less Than Zero / Radio, Radio (Live) Saturday Night Live: The Musical Performances Vol. 1
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


1978

JAN 1978
Eden Studios, Acton, London

a. Running Out Of Angels (Demo) This Year's Model (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Greenshirt (Demo) This Year's Model (Rhino bonus CD)
c. Big Boys (Demo) This Year's Model (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar)


FEB 28, 1978
Warner Theatre, Washington, DC

a. Chemistry Class (Live) Armed Forces (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar)


MAR 6, 1978
El Mocambo, Toronto

a. Mystery Dance (Live) Live At The El Mocambo
b. Waiting For The End Of The World (Live) Live At The El Mocambo
c. Welcome To The Working Week (Live) Live At The El Mocambo
d. Less Than Zero (Dallas Version) (Live) Live At The El Mocambo & My Aim Is True (Rhino bonus CD)
e. The Beat (Live) Live At The El Mocambo
f. Lip Service (Live) Live At The El Mocambo
g. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea (Live) Live At The El Mocambo
h. Little Triggers (Live) Live At The El Mocambo
i. Radio, Radio (Live) Live At The El Mocambo
j. Lipstick Vogue (Live) Live At The El Mocambo
k. Watching The Detectives (Live) Live At The El Mocambo
l. Miracle Man (Live) Live At The El Mocambo
m. You Belong To Me (Live) Live At The El Mocambo
n. Pump It Up (Live) Live At The El Mocambo
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums), Martin Belmont (guitar on n)


MAR 13, 1978
unknown studio

a. Pump It Up (BBC Version) 1 And Only: 25 Years Of Radio 1
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


JUN 4, 1978
Hollywood High School, Los Angeles

a. Accidents Will Happen (Live) Armed Forces (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Mystery Dance (Live) Armed Forces (Rhino bonus CD)
c. Goon Squad (Live) Armed Forces (Rhino bonus CD)
d. Party Girl (Live) Armed Forces (Rhino bonus CD)
e. Stranger In The House (Live) Armed Forces (Rhino bonus CD)
f. Alison (Live) Armed Forces (Rhino bonus CD)
g. Lipstick Vogue (Live) Armed Forces (Rhino bonus CD)
h. Watching The Detectives (Live) Armed Forces (Rhino bonus CD)
i. You Belong To Me (Live) Armed Forces (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar on b-i), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass on b-i), Pete Thomas (drums on b-i)


JUL 1978 (ca. JUL 21)
CBS Studio A, Nashville

a. Stranger In The House with George Jones Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar), George Jones (vocal), Tommy Allsup (guitar), Phil Baugh (guitar), Billy Sanford (guitar), Pete Wade (guitar), Pete Drake (steel guitar), Johnny Gimble (fiddle), Hargus "Pig" Robbins (piano), Henry Strzelecki (bass), Karl Himmel (drums)
EC recorded his guitar solo over an existing instrumental track (probably recorded JUL 18, 1978 without EC's involvement) at this session. EC and George Jones added their vocals MAR 13, 1979 at the same studio.


AUG - SEP 1978
Eden Studios, Acton, London

a. Accidents Will Happen Armed Forces
b. Senior Service Armed Forces
c. Oliver's Army Armed Forces
d. Big Boys Armed Forces
e. Green Shirt Armed Forces
f. Party Girl Armed Forces
g. Goon Squad Armed Forces
h. Busy Bodies Armed Forces
i. Sunday's Best Armed Forces
j. Moods For Moderns Armed Forces
k. Chemistry Class Armed Forces
l. Two Little Hitlers Armed Forces
m. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding? Armed Forces (not on original UK LP)
n. Tiny Steps Armed Forces (Rhino bonus CD)
AUG o. Busy Bodies (Alternate Version) Armed Forces (Rhino bonus CD)
p. Talking In The Dark Armed Forces (Rhino bonus CD)
SEP q. Big Boys (Alternate Version) Armed Forces (Rhino bonus CD)
r. Clean Money Armed Forces (Rhino bonus CD)
s. Wednesday Week Armed Forces (Rhino bonus CD)
t. My Funny Valentine Armed Forces (Rhino bonus CD)
a-s: EC (vocals, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards, backing vocal on r), Bruce Thomas (bass, backing vocal on r), Pete Thomas (drums, backing vocal on r), Dave Edmunds (backing vocal on r)
t: EC (vocal, guitar)


OCT 18, 1978
CBGB, New York

a. You Gotta Lose (Live) with Richard Hell & The Voidoids Time (Richard Hell)
EC (vocal, lead guitar), Richard Hell (background vocal), Robert Quine (guitar), Ivan Julian (guitar), Jerry Antonius (bass), Marc Bell (drums), Frank Mauro (drums)


OCT 23, 1978
unknown studio

a. Stranger In The House (BBC Version) This Year's Model (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


DEC 1978
Waterloo Studios, Sydney, Australia

a. Crawling To The USA This Year's Model (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)

1979

FEB 16, 1979
Palomino Club, North Hollywood, California

a. Opportunity (Live) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Radio Sweetheart (Live) Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
c. Stranger In The House (Live) Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
d. Psycho (Live) Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
e. If I Could Put Them All Together (I'd Have You) (Live) Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
f. Motel Matches (Live) Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
g. He'll Have To Go (Live) Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
h. Girls Talk (Live) Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums), John McFee (guitar on b-h)
The vocal for Psycho was re-recorded in the studio, probably in 1981.


MAY 28, 1979
Abbey Road Studios (No. 2), London

a. So Young Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


JUN 4, 1979
Sportpark, Geleen, Netherlands

a. High Fidelity (Live) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


JUL 18, 1979
Ramport Studios, London

a. I Stand Accused (Alternate Version) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


1979
Archipelago Studios, Pimlico, London

a. New Amsterdam Get Happy!!
b. Black And White World (Demo) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
c. Riot Act (Demo) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
d. 5ive Gears In Reverse (Demo) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
e. Love For Tender (Demo) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
f. Men Called Uncle (Demo) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
g. King Horse (Demo) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
h. Human Touch (Demo) unreleased
EC (vocals, all instruments)


circa 1979
unknown location

a. Seven O'Clock (Demo) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar)


OCT 1979
Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum, Netherlands and/or
Eden Studios, Acton, London

a. Love For Tender Get Happy!!
b. Opportunity Get Happy!!
c. The Imposter Get Happy!!
d. Secondary Modern Get Happy!!
e. King Horse Get Happy!!
f. Possession Get Happy!!
g. Men Called Uncle Get Happy!!
h. Clowntime Is Over Get Happy!!
i. High Fidelity Get Happy!!
j. I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down Get Happy!!
k. Black And White World Get Happy!!
l. 5ive Gears In Reverse Get Happy!!
m. B Movie Get Happy!!
n. Motel Matches Get Happy!!
o. Human Touch Get Happy!!
p. Beaten To The Punch Get Happy!!
q. Temptation Get Happy!!
r. I Stand Accused Get Happy!!
s. Riot Act Get Happy!!
t. Girls Talk Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
u. Human Touch (Alternate Version) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
v. Temptation (Alternate Version) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
w. Motel Matches (Alternate Take) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
x. Clowntime Is Over No. 2 Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
y. B Movie (Alternate Version) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
z. Girls Talk (Alternate Version) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
aa. Getting Mighty Crowded Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
bb. Black Sails In The Sunset (Alternate Version) Trust (Rhino bonus CD)
a-aa: EC (vocals, guitar, organ on f), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass, harmonica on j), Pete Thomas (drums)
bb: EC (vocals), Steve Nieve (piano)
Although precise details are not available for which tracks were recorded at which studio, EC's memory identifies Clowntime Is Over No. 2, Getting Mighty Crowded, and both versions of Girls Talk as Eden Studios recordings.


NOV 1979
U.K. Pro Studios, Shepherd's Bush, London

a. From A Whisper To A Scream (Alternate Version [#1]) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Watch Your Step (Alternate Version [#1]) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, all instruments?)
U.K. Pro Studios was Nick Lowe's home studio, which would soon be renamed Am-Pro Studios.


DEC 26, 1979
Am-Pro Studios, Shepherd's Bush, London

a. We Oughta Be Ashamed with Johnny Cash Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, acoustic guitar), Johnny Cash (vocal, acoustic guitar), Martin Belmont (electric guitar), Nick Lowe (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


DEC 29, 1979
Hammersmith Odeon, London

a. The Imposter (Live) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)