Sounds Like: The Yardbirds, The Pretty Things, Graham Bond, Nine Below Zero, John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers circa 1964-65
Label: POM Songs
Bio: The Pieces of Mind
The Pieces of Mind were a very popular band in South Wales and Germany in the years 1963-69.
From their early practices at the Bosco Hall, on Cromwell Road in Newport, through supporting bands such as The Who at Coed Eva Community College in 1966, to playing nightclubs. such a...See Full Bio
Great review of 'Born at the Bosco' in Blues Matters issue 84 (June/July 2015)
“When a band takes 50 years to record their debut album they will either be complete turkeys or just bloody unlucky and The Pieces Of Mind definitely fall into the latter category. One look at their history will tell you that this Welsh band are the quintessential support outfit having played as support to …. Well just about everyone. The Who. The Pretty Things, Bowie, Billy Fury, Chicken Shack, The Moody Blues and you are only dipping a toe into the artists they have warmed a stage for. Add to that stints at the Star Club and the Crazy Horse in Hamburg and the term Cult outfit comes to mind. After forty odd years hiatus the band reformed in 2013 to celebrate their 50th anniversary and finally recorded an album at the Manic Street Preachers Faster studio in Cardiff. And it is really rather good. Adrian Williams and Andy Gibbons share lead vocal duties and the band put in a fine selection of covers and self-written numbers with a Chicago style. ....”