'Somewhere Between Music & Madness'

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Supercharge The First Album 'Between Music & Madness' 1974

Click on the LP Cover to hear 'Troubled Soul' (AL Peters).

Note the delightful funky drumming of Mr Irving and the usual madness

from Mr Donnelly as The Fly morphs into The Purple Avenger!


Between Music & Madness Line up

Bob (sax) Dave (drums) Ozzie (gtr/vocals) Albie (sax/electric sax/verbals)

AL (trumpet/flugelhorn)


Sportsman Line up: AL, Albie, Bob, Ozzie, Pete, Dave & Phil

Note: The Two Drummers!


Gettin On Down: AL & Albie

Supercharge at the Sportsman

with Albie doin his thang and the audience awardin points!

Supercharge on one of their many excursions into Holland

AL takes the band on a spiritual adventure to Stonehenge

More spiritual awareness not in the pub but at Tintern Abbey


Another of AL's sojourns to HMS Victory


Is that Gaz Gaskell with beard that I see playing

the Sportsman in the Supercharged formative years?


Photo by Peter Kaye

AL 'The Hat' Peters (Supercharge 1973 - 1975)

One of the many hats worn during that time,

probably influenced by Leon Russell.


The Horn Section at The Sportsman


 Treaddeaur Bay Anglesey


Supercharged - A Personal Point of View

In retrospect (which is much easier) I still feel that the potential impetus of a truly progressive band was lost by the diversion into the zanier aspects of the bands live performances. So when John Peel declared that 'She Moved the Dishes First' as one of his favourite records of that time the seeds of direction had been sown and it is with great relief  (Blessed Relief) that I do not appear in the photograph of the

'History of Virgin' Book, naked with my genitalia tucked between my legs and the bass player brandishing a rather large razor blade! 

I had left prior to the signing of the Virgin Contract for 60,000 the largest fee at that time for a relatively unknown band.

I feel tremendously proud of being associated with the first album 'Between Music & Madness' because of the musical diversity that remains sandwiched between the usual madness that became the trade mark of the Supercharged live performance.


The car that I bought from Dave Scott a few years later?


Supercharged Pensioners Fundraiser for our departed friend and drummer

Dave ' The Frug' Hornbrey   Photo courtesy of Dave Irvin





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