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Lane & Marriott

The Legendary Majic Mijits

Release Date: 2000

NMC Pilot 56

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Disc One

  1. Chicken (If The Cap Fits)
  2. Last Tango in NATO
  3. Toe Rag
  4. That's The Way It Goes
  5. How Does It Feel
  6. You Spent It
  7. Bomber's Moon
  8. Birthday Girl
  9. Ruby Jack
  10. Lonely No More
  11. Son of Stanley Lane
  12. Be The One

Disc Two (Initial Pressing Only)

  1. Green Chicken

  2. Play It To NATO

  3. Toe Rag (Instrumental)

  4. Two Black Eyes & A Broken Nose

  5. Shut Your Mouth

  6. You Spent It (Instrumental)

  7. Bombers Moon

  8. Birthday Girl

  9. Ruby Jack

  10. Lonely No More (Instrumental)

  11. Son of Stan (Instrumental)

  12. Beguine

About Majic Mijits

This is taken from features in Record Collector May 1996 and Darlings of Wapping Wharf Launderette Issue 8. Thank you also to Dicky Gilbers for additional comments.

Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane got back together in 1981. Steve flew back from Atlanta, Georgia, to play a one-off gig with Ronnie at the Bridgehouse pub in East London. The gig on 1st September included the band Blind Drunk with old mates Jim Leverton on bass, Mick Green of the Pirates on guitar, Mick "Wynder K Frog" Weaver on keyboards, and Dave Hynes on drums. Sam Brown, daughter of Joe joined on backing vocals.

This line-up recorded an album of material at Ronnie's mobile studio under the working title of The Majic Mijits, aka The Mijits Strike Back. There are a number of surviving cassettes and these show the tracks have a pub rock feel with Steve and Ronnie taking their share of the lead vocals.

Darlings of Wapping Wharf suggests that A & M Records was keen to sign the Majic Mijits. However, Ronnie's health meant that the band was unable to tour in support of the album and the deal fell through. The tracks recorded were as follows:

  1. Lonely No More
  2. No Balls at All (Castration Blues)
  3. Toe Rag Meets the Family
  4. I've Been Thinking
  5. That's The Way it Goes
  6. All or Nothing (live at the Bridgehouse)
  7. Last Tango in NATO
  8. How Can You Sleep (With the Lies that You Keep)
  9. Please Be The One
  10. Birthday Girl
  11. You Don't Own Me
  12. Ta very Much
  13. Hope Yer Like It

There is a discrepancy in the tracks noted for Majic Mijits.

According to Record Collector #201 (1996)

  1. Lonely no more
  2. No balls at all (castration blues)
  3. Toe rag meets the family
  4. I've been thinking
  5. That's the way it goes
  6. All or nothing
  7. Last tango in NATO
  8. How can you sleep (with the lies that you keep)
  9. Please be the one
  10. Birthday girl
  11. You don't own me
  12. Ta very much
  13. Hope yer like it

According to Mojo 1994 #12

  1. Lonely no more
  2. No balls at all
  3. Do as you're told
  4. Thinking of the times
  5. That's the way it goes
  6. All or nothing
  7. No turning back (last tango in NATO)
  8. How does it feel
  9. Please be the one
  10. Birthday girl
  11. You don't own me
  12. Rolling back the years
  13. Fully grown

Dicky Gilbers: As I mentioned before, I don't think that the different titles refer to different songs. Probably, Fully grown = Hope yer like it = Son of Stan and How does it feel = How do you sleep (with the lies that you keep = Shut your mouth.

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