Stackwaddy recorded a couple of albums on John Peel's legendary Dandelion record label in the early seventies. These albums included Frank Zappa's 'Willie The Pimp' and Don Van Vliet's 'Sure Nuff 'N' Yes I Do'.
(1971, lp, uk, dandelion records) - incl. 'sure nuff 'n' yes i do' (van vliet)
(1972, lp, uk, dandelion records) - incl. 'willie the pimp' (frank zappa)
|stack waddy: you really got me / willie the pimp
(1972, 7", uk, dandelion 20001-331) – ‘willie the pimp’ (frank zappa)
stackwaddy / bugger off
(1994, cd, uk, see for miles records) = compilation / - incl.'sure nuff 'n' yes i do' (van vliet), 'willie the pimp' (frank zappa)
so who the hell is stack waddy? the complete works 1970-72
(2007, 3cd, uk, cherry red records) - incl. 'sure nuff 'n' yes i do' (van vliet) and 'willie the pimp' (frank zappa)
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complete dandelion records singles collection 1969 - 1972
(2006, 3cd, uk, cherryred records) - incl. stackwaddy: 'willie the pimp' (frank zappa)
From the original sleeve notes of "Stack Waddy" (who were reprinted from a magazine called "Zigzag"): "Yeah... Stack Waddy. Sweet, charming and gentle. Play the f..... heaviest music you ever heard. They're no band to sit and listen to - you have to get up and leap, while you're audially raped and plaster falls from the ceiling. You'll love them, or hate them."
From the original sleeve notes of "Bugger Off!" (by John Peel): "On stage they were loud, aggressive, fairly pissed and remarkably unsubtle - as befitted musicians who where often forced to supplement their meagre gig money by working days on construction sites. Their frustrations and energies were poured into music that it was impossible to ignore. In fact you were better off not to try to ignore it because one of the many Stack Waddy atrocity stories has John Knail jumping off-stage to beat to the floor a man who was paying more attention to his lady than to the band. Even if the story is untrue, it sums up the band's attitude to their music."
From the original sleeve notes of "Stack Waddy": "John doesn't claim to sing, his voice acting more as an instrument than a method of conveying words... Mick produces the most incredible noises out of his old battered machine... Stuart's bass chews its way through a number, while his hair flies as he leaps about like a soul in everlasting torment... Steve provides a form of percussion of an alpine rockfall intensity..."