After Gone West was released the Lost Cherries continued to gig and as well as using songs from the album we started to include other covers and some of my own work. 'Karma' and 'She don't Care about Time' were 2 of the covers.
'Running' and 'Round and Round' were mine.
In the spring of 1995 the Lost Cherries were truly lost, as art students became artistes and moved to Derrero fame.
I returned to bass playing in a soul band and momentum was temporarily gone until I started playing in a local jam night.
The drummer was the late great Colin Snell and other players included Matt Exelby, Helm DeVegas and Jimmy Cannon, all then of Wonderland, soon to become Naked Sushi.
I eventually realized an album could be made if I had enough songs.
The 4 songs mentioned above provided the starting point and these were augmented by 2 others of mine from the same era (1983) and one even earlier (Mexico) which I wrote in California in 1976.
As luck would have it I was approaching a significant birthday and as angst flowed freely from my pen 4 more songs were written over the winter of 97/98.
Work commenced in April of 1998 and the drum tracks were laid down to the band playing live in the studio; 10 tracks in 2 days was an awesome effort on Colin's part and we were all lucky to survive.
Recording continued throughout the summer in an atmosphere of creativity and chaos and final mixing resulted in a release date coinciding with my birthday and a massive gig/party marked the event.
We were all lucky etc etc etc
John Greene Dec 2013
THE TRACKS01 Round and Round
Recorded and engineered on 16 Track Studer 1" by
Jess Carter at The Bunker Studios, Cornwall during 1998
Produced by John Greene and Jess Carter
Artwork by #johngreenemusic
Photos by Lynn Fraser
Original song lyrics - HERE