and at the back of the cave was. . . (2015 Remaster)

by Chris Bradford

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I found these tapes at the back of the cave !!

A few Headgear songs, some HamperMill and some Bastedo Revox sessions.
Beauty was Dot's (Lady Dot Roots) fantastic dog who chased the white hares when we stayed at their place in Scotland.
The song "Touch Of Class" was written for (and recorded by) Dr. Feelgood.

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released October 18, 2014

All songs by Chris Bradford except:
Girls School - Bradford/Lennon.
Touch of Class - Bradford/Hankins.

All lead vocals: Chris Bradford

Electric guitar on Runnin Around, Part Time Love and Don't Let It Take a hold - Lindsay Bastedo.

1. Runnin' Around
2. Baby You're History
3. Beauty and the White Hares
4. Don't Make Me Cry
5. Girls School
6. Some Nights
7. Touch of Class
8. Don't let it Take a Hold (early version)
9. Part Time Love

Production:-
Tracks 2 and 4 Pip Williams.
Track 3 - in Nick Rootes living room on his new Quadrophonic reel to reel that we never got the hang of - about 1974.
Tracks 5,6,7 - Hamper Mill with Pete Lennon producing.
Tracks 1,8,9 - Lindsay Bastedo Revox.

All tracks remastered in LANDR December 2015

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Chris Bradford England, UK

Chris Bradford is a British musician and songwriter, best known for being the lead vocalist and songwriter in the British rock band The Heroes, and founding member of the singer songwriting trio, Bardot.
Bardot's album "Rockin In Rhythm" was released in 1978 on RCA, and The Heroes' "Border Raiders" in 1980 on Polydor.
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Track Name: Runnin' Around
Running around, she's running around and she's dancing every night.
Coming around, men are coming around and she really ought to change her ways.

She's such a pretty little lady but she's someone else's baby tonight.

Watching her move, watching her dance, she is loaded, way out of time.
Catching a smile and think for a while that she used to be a girl of mine.

She's such a pretty little lady but she's someone else's baby tonight.

Running around, she's running around and she's dancing every night.
Watching her move, watching her dance,
You know she really ought to be a girl of mine.

She's such a pretty little lady but she's someone else's baby tonight.
Track Name: Girls School
Jill and Anita,
Sophie and Rita,
Suzie and Nina,
Anne and Bettina, yeh, yeh, yeh.
They're running for the Girls School. . .

Jenny and Sarah,
Katie and Clara,
Chrissie and Terry,
Sally and Jerry, yeh, yeh, yeh.
They're running for the Girls School . . .

Girls School.
Track Name: Some Nights
I read the letter that you wrote, about all the time we had,
You realise that is was good, and you want to get it back.
I wasn’t gonna give it ya – Oh but you persuaded me,
I wasn’t gonna live with ya – Oh but you persuaded me.

I wasn’t gonna let you know, it was hard for me to let it show,
Until something that somebody else once wrote gave me the sympathy,
And I wasn’t gonna let you see, the way you have affected me.
I wasn’t gonna give it ya – Oh but you persuaded me.

“There are some nights when you are missing,
I don’t even recall your name.
All the things that you need to be given are given away”.

I read the letter that you wrote, about the Summertime we had,
You realise that it was good and you want to get it back.,
And I wasn’t gonna give it ya – Oh but you persuaded me.
I wasn’t gonna give it ya – Oh but you persuaded me.

“There are some nights when you are missing,
I don’t even recall your name.
All the things that you need to be given are given away”.
Track Name: Touch of Class
Poor boy up west, the action wasn’t going my way
Rich girl best dressed, lookin’ like she come out to play
I stood back you swept passed, I decided that I’d give it a shot
I stepped in I moved fast, I thought I’d give it everything that I’d got

We take tea at the ritz, I take you down to the docks
You can rely on me to lower the tone
You call me your bit of rough, I call you my bit of stuff
You ain’t brass you’re a touch of class

I like a pint, you like your bubbles
We have a whip round when you order your drink
You’re in who’s who, I’m whose in trouble
You’re upper class and I’m the missing link

You got a plum in your mouth and too much time on your hands
I got an accent you can cut with a knife
Your dad’s a bit of a snob, but mine’s a terminal slob
You ain’t brass you’re a touch of class

We go dutch it ain’t much
I knew a classy girl like you wouldn’t mind
A bit of rough a bit of tough, a bit of low life dockside bump and grind

- guitar solo -

You got a race horse at home you keep him down on the farm
I buy the sporting life to study the odds
I got a feel for the streets, you got your country retreat
You ain’t brass, you’re a touch of class
You ain’t brass, you’re a touch of class
You ain’t brass
Huh, you’re a touch of class
Track Name: Don't let it Take a Hold (early version)
And tho' it makes you happy I have tried to change your ways,
I think that you are crazy with that stuff,
I don't mind trying anything, but this is suicide, so telephone me when you've had enough.

Don't let it take a hold on your life,
Don't let it take a hold on your life,
Don't let it put out your lights,
Don't let it take a hold on your life,
Don't let it take a hold on your life,
Don't let it put out your lights, your lights, your lights.

You always say that next week's when you're going to give it up,
Now you and I know that is just a joke,
And all your strange friends passing through, they just make matters worse,
They share with you and you all sink together.

Don't let it take a hold on your life,
Don't let it take a hold on your life,
Don't let it put out your lights,
Don't let it take a hold on your life,
Don't let it take a hold on your life,
Don't let it put out your lights, your lights, your lights.

Selling your possessions that your Mother handed down,
Maybe you should ring her for a cheque.
Where are all the fantasies that you had when we met ?
Whatever happened to your lights?

Don't let it take a hold on your life,
Don't let it take a hold on your life,
Don't let it put out your lights,
Don't let it take a hold on your life,
Don't let it take a hold on your life,
Don't let it put out your lights, your lights, your lights.
Track Name: Part Time Love
If you don't mind part time love,nobody needs to know,
If I come and see you when you're on your own..
If you don't mind part time love,nobody needs to know,
If I come and see you when he's not at home,
see you when you're all alone..

"Can you keep a secret ? Can you really keep it ?
Can you be discreet,and keep things neat ?
Let's have an affair,telephone me when your mans not there,
Let down your hair."

If you don't mind part time love,nobody needs to know,
If I come and see you when you're on your own,
see you when you're all alone..

"Can you keep a secret ? Can you really keep it ?
Can you be discreet,and keep things neat ?
Let's have an affair,telephone me when your mans not there,
Let down your hair "

If you don't mind part time love,nobody needs to know,
If I come and see you when he's not at home,
See you when you're on your own

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