1969–1970. Silver Metre. Formed in Venice Beach and Santa Monica, California after my first trip to the United States at age 21. Leigh Stephens played lead guitar (original Blue Cheer guitarist), Micky Waller (Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart etc) played drums, Harry Reynolds vocals, and I played bass and some keyboards. We recorded our first of a two album deal with National General Records at Trident Studios, Wardour St, London. Our managers were Charlie Osborne, and later Tom Donahue who got us the deal. Somebody sent me a recording of our early 1970 Fillmore West set a while back…probably recorded on cassette. There are some very cool trio rock sounding jams. Pity we broke up so soon. The money for our second album mysteriously disappeared…but I won’t go into that, other than to say it wasn’t the record companies fault. Leigh later found out what happened to it but it would be too upsetting to too many people to spill the beans now. Not worth it.
Leigh was voted in the top one hundred guitarists of all time in Rolling Stone Magazines readers poll. I played on a couple of his recent projects…good to work with him again after all these years.