Rare Bird (Charisma
As Your Mind Flies By (Charisma
Somebody's Watching (Polydor
Born Again (Polydor UK2383 274) 1974
Rare Bird were a British late 60’s/early 70’s band that were initially signed to Charisma Records. They were managed by the owner of Charisma Records, Tony Stratton-Smith. They were among the first British rock groups to use a ‘dual keyboard’ format (Procol Harum also comes to mind). At the time of their debut album, they even managed a well-thought-of single, “Sympathy” that charted in
I am only aware of legit CD’s for the first 3 albums. The first two were done in
Rare Bird member David Kaffenetti later renamed himself David Kaff and was the keyboard player in the fictitious rock band Spinal Tap. Organist Graham Field formed a band called Fields, who made one (self-titled) LP. Drummer Mark Ashton managed a few solo album, in the singer / songwriter style. Bassist / vocalist Steve Gould sounds like Arthur Brown at times – which is a great compliment (check out “Hammerhead” on “As Your Mind Flies By”).
While Rare Bird may be an easily recognized name in