Ugly Custard – Self-titled

Today we have another special treat for Record Store Day 2012. Our friends at Strut Records have decided to reissue an incredible slab of wax from yesteryear. Ugly Custard was a band that only had one release back in 1971. The band was comprised of Alan Parker (guitar), Herbie Flowers (bass), Richard Coulam (keyboards) and Clem Cattini (drums). This record features heavy, organ-driven, psychedelic funk. Their only album, this self-titled LP, was a side project put together by UK library and film music composer, Alan Parker (KPM 1000 series, Blue Mink, Hungry Wolf).

Ugly Custard has become a vinyl digger’s treasure. This instrumental affair features a side of covers, including “Scarboro’ Fair”, “My Babe” and Stephen Stills’ “Hung Upside Down”, and a side of originals penned by Alan Parker. While quite rare nowadays, Strut Records has done us the huge favor of reissuing this vinyl for Record Store Day 2012. However, this special release is limited to 1,000 copies worldwide, so make sure you get out on Record Store Day, April 21st, to grab one before this gem goes out of print again. To get yourself hooked on this forgotten band, listen to the insane funk of “Custard’s Last Stand” below.

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