THE TICKLE  - ‘Rare & Unreleased: 1967 EP”

THE TICKLE - ‘Rare & Unreleased: 1967 EP”

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10" EP

RSD 2019 limited edition (only 500 copies)


A1 Subway (Smokey Pokey World)
A2 Good Evening
B1 Rose Coloured Glasses
B2 Something Out Of Place (aka Eltiton)

50 years ago DAVID BOWIE released ‘Space Oddity’ which transported him into pop orbit. The memorable out-of-this-world guitar on the track was provided by MICK WAYNE who had first worked with Bowie in 1967 alongside TONY VISCONTI who was kick-starting his career as a producer. Visconti also produced Mick’s band after rechristening them from the Bunch Of Fives to THE TICKLE.

THE TICKLE’s debut 45 ‘Subway (Smokey Pokey World)’ was released in September 1967 but failed to chart and the group split up leaving an unreleased 45 in the can.

Mick is a somewhat unsung hero from Bowie’s orbit, overshadowed by the ‘other’ Mick, but ‘Subway’s hooky psychedelic guitar driven blast of London Town rock has made THE TICKLE’s only 45 a much desired cult record that has acquired of a value of over £700.

FLY Records revives it’s MAGNIFLYS EP label combining The Tickle’s rare & unreleased 45s in one supercharged 10” package exclusive to RSD 2019.

FLY Records will continue the Mick Wayne / Bowie connection with a special expanded vinyl re-issue of Mick’s next band JUNIOR’s EYES one and only album, ‘Battersea Power Station’ which will be released later this year to coincide with the 50th Anniversary celebrations revolving around ‘Space Oddity’.