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Earlier today, for some unknown reason, I thought "Who was Julian Covey?". I think it was when I heard The Kinks - "You Really Got Me" on the radio!. The song, "A Little Bit Hurt" was part of my youth in the 70's. Even when you went out to a "normal" disco in those days, every DJ would have a copy of "Green Door" and "A Little Bit Hurt" which were duly rolled out during the obligatory "Northern Soul" section!

Regardless of what you feel about the "same old top ...(whatever number you choose)" being hammered out still today, it does have it's place, certainly for lot's of folks from their early days.

Anyway, one quick Google search and I came across this article. Peter Markham seems to have conducted an interview (by royal mail!?) with Julian Covey. Or, to give him his real name Robert Cromwell Anson.

Rather than copy and paste the content, I'll simply add a link to the page.

I found it a great insight into the music scene  in the 60's. 

It was also interesting to read that Jimmy Cliff popped in from the next studio and helped with backing vocals!!

The Julian Covey bit starts about 1/3rd of the way down.

http://www.newuntouchables.com/nutsmag/series/peter-markhams-spot/

Cheers

KB

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So Julian Covay lives in Oxford & has a studio in his back garden ... I'll have to find out where & call round (being from the area) ...

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Interesting. 

Have noticed that the riff which 'A Little Bit Hurt' is based on crops up on lots of 60s UK records. It's even on a record by Soft Machine (no idea which one) that in amongst their psychedelic noodlings, goes into it. I am not sure who did it first or which (presumably) US record it derives from. Anyone know?

 

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I think the riff is ultimately a faster play on the blues riff in Mannish Boy / I'm A Man.  The original poster was spot on and I'd never noticed the similarly in emphasis if not sound to 'You Really Got Me'.  The most obvious influence to the record in style is in all those frantic Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels records, especially 'Jenny Take A Ride'.

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2015 he was living in Oxford.[1]

Philip Kinorra (born Robert Cromwell Anson,[1] also known by his other stage names, Julian Covey, Julien Covey, and Philamore Lincoln) is a British drummer and singer who performed with Brian Auger and the Trinity, Graham Bond, and Don Rendell, as well as with his own band, Julian Covey & The Machine, for which he drummed and sang. He also played as a replacement drummer for The Who's Keith Moon after he hurt himself in 1967. However, he only played one concert with the band before being replaced by Chris Townson, who filled in for Moon for four more concerts.[2][3]

Deciding to go solo, he adopted the pseudonym "Philamore Lincoln" and was signed to the US label Epic Records.[1] His only solo album, The North Wind Blew South, was released in 1970 and includes his song Temma Harbour, which was a hit when re-recorded as a single by Mary Hopkin in the same year.[4] In the UK he was signed to signed to Brian Epstein’s NEMS label and issued one single, "Running By The River" b/w "Rainy Day", before NEMS folded.[1]

In 1971 and 1972 he produced two albums for the British progressive rock band Paladin, but he became disillusioned with the music industry and moved to Dorsetwith his wife. As of 2015 he was living in Oxford.[1]

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"A LITTLE BIT HURT" - JULIAN COVEY at 4am in Mr M's at the Casino, when the dance floor was packed, created a truly great, amazing atmosphere! 

For me, it was like being present at a monumental place and time!

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On ‎06‎/‎11‎/‎2017 at 14:37, bo diddley said:

Earlier today, for some unknown reason, I thought "Who was Julian Covey?". I think it was when I heard The Kinks - "You Really Got Me" on the radio!. The song, "A Little Bit Hurt" was part of my youth in the 70's. Even when you went out to a "normal" disco in those days, every DJ would have a copy of "Green Door" and "A Little Bit Hurt" which were duly rolled out during the obligatory "Northern Soul" section!

Regardless of what you feel about the "same old top ...(whatever number you choose)" being hammered out still today, it does have it's place, certainly for lot's of folks from their early days.

Anyway, one quick Google search and I came across this article. Peter Markham seems to have conducted an interview (by royal mail!?) with Julian Covey. Or, to give him his real name Robert Cromwell Anson.

Rather than copy and paste the content, I'll simply add a link to the page.

I found it a great insight into the music scene  in the 60's. 

It was also interesting to read that Jimmy Cliff popped in from the next studio and helped with backing vocals!!

The Julian Covey bit starts about 1/3rd of the way down.

http://www.newuntouchables.com/nutsmag/series/peter-markhams-spot/

Cheers

KB

Thank you for posting KB I really enjoyed reading that, you really cannot beat this Site for getting information. :yes:   :thumbup:  

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17 hours ago, ZoomSoulBlue said:

2015 he was living in Oxford.[1]

Philip Kinorra (born Robert Cromwell Anson,[1] also known by his other stage names, Julian Covey, Julien Covey, and Philamore Lincoln) is a British drummer and singer who performed with Brian Auger and the Trinity, Graham Bond, and Don Rendell, as well as with his own band, Julian Covey & The Machine, for which he drummed and sang. He also played as a replacement drummer for The Who's Keith Moon after he hurt himself in 1967. However, he only played one concert with the band before being replaced by Chris Townson, who filled in for Moon for four more concerts.[2][3]

Deciding to go solo, he adopted the pseudonym "Philamore Lincoln" and was signed to the US label Epic Records.[1] His only solo album, The North Wind Blew South, was released in 1970 and includes his song Temma Harbour, which was a hit when re-recorded as a single by Mary Hopkin in the same year.[4] In the UK he was signed to signed to Brian Epstein’s NEMS label and issued one single, "Running By The River" b/w "Rainy Day", before NEMS folded.[1]

In 1971 and 1972 he produced two albums for the British progressive rock band Paladin, but he became disillusioned with the music industry and moved to Dorsetwith his wife. As of 2015 he was living in Oxford.[1]

Moved to Dorset, fair play to him... :wink:  :) 

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sounds a lot like brian is playing hammond on this, pisses on lbh IMHO.

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Thanks for posting. Great read!

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On 8 November 2017 at 12:49, son of stan said:

Interesting. 

It's even on a record by Soft Machine (no idea which one) that in amongst their psychedelic noodlings, goes into it

 

Soft Machine "We Did It Again" - never thought I'd be posting THAT on Soul Source (and most will wish I hadn't... 🤓 )

 

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The hook to "A little bit hurt" reminds me of the "Stronger than Dirt" from this Ajax commercial which predates JC by a few years.

This version by Cleveland band Tom King and the Starfires - who became the Outsiders  - incorporates the "Stronger than Dirt" with some familiar ealry 60s rock and roll moves.

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