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Spooky Tooth: So Much Talent, So Little To Show For It

Massively talented? Yes. Solid-gold songs? Yes. Unique Anglo-American sound? Yes. On paper they had it all, so how did Spooky Tooth manage to fall through the cracks?

hris Blackwell had learned to trust his instincts. After all, they’d served him pretty well thus far. His Island Records label, initially a repository for Jamaican reggae, had grown from a micro-operation into Britain’s most happening indie label within eight years. Millie Small and the Spencer Davis Group’s pop hits brought the label its first flushes of success, but now, in late 1967, Island were looking to expand into folk, psychedelia and progressive rock.


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