Starry Eyed and Laughing

Originally forming in Northampton in May 1973 with just McGeeney and Poole, they started out playing a Byrds-influenced jangling guitar-style rock. The second line-up was short-lived, but the band soon stabilised with the next one. Their debut album, which mostly comprised Poole/McGeeney material, was still very derivative of The Byrds. Still, it's underrated and included some fine guitar interplay - at its best on the track “Everybody”. This was less so on “Thought Talk”, on which the orchestrated “Fools Gold” and “One Foot In The Boat” stand out. After a US tour in Autumn 1975, McGeeney left with Roger Kelly coming in as a replacement. Whitmore was next to depart in Spring 1976. They abbreviated their name to Starry Eyed for a couple more singles, but when the hoped-for chart success didn't happen, they quit. Personnel: Ross McGeeney - Vocals, Lead Guitar Tony Poole - Vocals, 12-String Guitar Nick Brown – Drums Steve Hall – Bass Mick Wackford – Drums Iain Whitmore - Bass, Vocals Roger Kelly - Vocals, Lead Guitar Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.