"After a major fanfare in the British version of Rolling Stone magazine, they signed to Warner Bros and released their eponymous debut LP in the early summer of 1970 - a joyous brew of blues, country, and folk rock all filtered through the psychedelic funnel of the times. The LP arrived just as the British big sky bands were reaching their peak - a bunch of like minded groups, not so much related by blood but by their love of getting it together in the country, LSD and pot, and living the counter culture ideal. Influenced by the sounds of the Band, the Byrds, the Burritos, Cat Mother & the All Night News Boys and the Buffalo Springfield, they played a kind of hybrid backwoods music that was the perfect backdrop for the all the longhair outdoor gatherings that were happening across these fair isles in 70/71." (Read more at the Daddy Longlegs website)
Links to Peel
If Peel began to turn away from the slicker progressive rock groups at the beginning of the 1970s, he still had plenty of sympathy for those bands which were closer to the ideals of the hippy underground - like the "fun, loose and anarchic" Daddy Longlegs. They did a session for Top Gear in early 1970, including a version of their anthem to dope-smoking, "High Again", which, when it was released as a single, was banned by the BBC for its drug references. Later, they appeared on two live Sunday concert shows. Daddy Longlegs split up in 1972, but John remembered the band with enough fondness to play a track by them on a 1997 BBC World Service show, alongside a track by a later act also called Daddy Long Legs, but with three words rather than two.
Four Daddy Longlegs LPs can be found in John Peel's Record Collection.
Festive Fifty Entries
- 24 May 1970 (Sunday Show), repeated on Sounds Of The Seventies, 27 May 1970. 
- 02 May 1971 (Sunday Show), repeated on Sounds Of The Seventies, 05 May 1971. 
One session only. No known commercial release. Ken Garner credits the band's session to "Daddy Long Legs".
1. Recorded 1970-01-26. First broadcast 07 February 1970. No repeats.
- Where Have All Your Clothes Gone / Bad Blood Mama /Getting High Again
Other Shows Played
- 18 July 1970: Motorcycle (LP - Daddy Longlegs) Warner Bros WS 3004
- 23 May 1970: New Mexico Song (LP - Daddy Longlegs) Warner Bros WS 3004
- 05 May 1972: Concrete Roadside (single) Vertigo
- 07 July 1972: Concrete Roadside (LP – Three Musicians) Polydor
- 15 February 1997 (BBC World Service): Waiting For The Snow To Fall (album - Daddy Longlegs) Warner Bros. WS 3004
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