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All Wired Up

Mick writes.. All Wired Up was recorded at Pathway, the small North London studio where Elvis Costello recorded some of his early hits. I played a sunburst Les Paul which had been loaned to me by a friend of our roadie, Chris, through my Marshall 100 watt. Stevie Smith sang and played harp through a small amp and Stuart Mac McDonald was on bass. Our drummer was "Slash" - Colin Nash, a friend of Mac's from Mid-Wales who had been with us for some months.

The album was released on Raw Records, a punk label. The music has a raw energy but is definitely not punk. However, those were the times - we were playing dates with the Sex Pistols, Damned, Stranglers etc. There is certainly a late 70s edge to the music, although SALT had never been short of energy!

All Wired Up was popular with our fans on release and has become a collectors item over the years.

01 Keep Your Mother Worrying
02 All Wired Up
03 Talking with the Blues
04 The Cobra's melody

Stevie Smith - Vocals, Harp
Mick Clarke - Guitar / Vocals
Stuart McDonald - Bass
Slash - Drums
Matt Irving - Keyboards on Key to the Highway

Recorded at Pathway Studio, London
Produced by Bill Gillian and SALT

These tracks plus notable demo recordings from the time were also made available on the CD "The Cobra's Melodies" released on Rockfold Records, still available through BGO Records and online at Spotify, Apple, Amazon..
More info at the SALT official webpage

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