PARTY SESSIONS Gerald Chevin, Jeff Lynne
Idle Race are second only to The Beatles", so
spoke Kenny Everett in 1968 and did not stand alone. Although
they never charted, The Idle Race were highly rated by
their contemporaries and produced some of the most fascinating
music of the Sixties. Eccentric yet endearing, eclectic yet original,
The Idle Race created melodies which floated gently, rumbled darkly
or jangled along with a strange sort of menacing jollity whilst
their subject matter dealt with human idiosyncrasy, mental disturbance
and the more obscure angles of everyday life. On first hearing,
they made accessible pop music; on second hearing, it was something
far more intriguing!
extract from 'Back To The Story'
sleeve notes by Gill