"Down In The Bunker"
-- Includes The Legendary Bunker Tapes --
CD - Road Goes On Forever Records RGF/SGCD 044 - 1978/88/00
CD - Razor Records RAZ CD 35 - 1988

01. No Spitting On The Bus
02. Any Road Up
03. Down In The Bunker
04. Big J.C.
05. Mary Ain't Goin' Home
06. Down In The City
07. Let's Do It Again
08. Eddy Vortex
09. Chelita

10. When You Get Outside
11. Grace
12. Tulane *
13. Gold Coast *
14. Body Talk *
15. Let Me Go *
16. Satisfying Moves *
17. I Am Here *
18. The Great Escape *
19. Get Up And Dance **

Musicians

No Spitting On The Bus
Steve Gibbons - lead vocal, electric guitar, harmonica
Dave Carroll - lap steel, b.vocals
Bob Wilson - electric guitar, electric piano, b.vocals
Trevor Burton - bass, b.vocals
Bob Lamb - drums, percussion

Any Road Up
Steve Gibbons - lead vocal
Dave Carroll - electric guitar, slide, b.vocals
Bob Wilson - bass, moog, b.vocals
Trevor Burton - electric guitar, b.vocals
Bob Lamb - drums, percussion
Nick Pentelowe - sax

Down In The Bunker
Steve Gibbons - lead vocal, acoustic guitar
Dave Carroll - lap steel, acoustic guitar
Bob Wilson - electric/acoustic guitar, 12-string guitar, b.vocals
Trevor Burton - bass, electric guitar, b.vocals
Bob Lamb - drums, percussion
Tony Visconti - moog

Big J.C.
Steve Gibbons - lead vocal, electric guitar, harmonica
Dave Carroll - lap steel, pedal steel, moog, b.vocals
Bob Wilson - piano, organ, b.vocals
Trevor Burton - bass, b.vocals
Bob Lamb - drums, percussion, moog, b.vocals
Tony Visconti - electric double bass

Mary Ain't Goin' Home
Steve Gibbons - lead vocal, electric guitar
Dave Carroll - lap steel, b.vocals
Bob Wilson - electric guitar, b.vocals
Trevor Burton - bass, b.vocals
Bob Lamb - drums, percussion

Down In The City Street
Steve Gibbons - lead vocal, electric guitar
Dave Carroll - lap steel, Montuna fiddles, b.vocals
Bob Wilson - bass, b.vocals
Trevor Burton - electric piano, b.vocals
Bob Lamb - drums, percussion
Nick Pentelow - sax
Tony Visconti - recorder

Let's Do It Again
Steve Gibbons - lead vocal, electric guitar
Dave Carroll - lap steel
Bob Wilson - electric guitar, organ
Trevor Burton - bass, b.vocals
Bob Lamb - drums, percussion
Nick Pentelow - sax

Eddy Vortex
Steve Gibbons - lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Dave Carroll - lap steel, b.vocals
Bob Wilson - electric guitar, b.vocals
Trevor Burton - bass, acoustic guitar, b.vocals
Bob Lamb - drums, percussion

Chelita
Steve Gibbons - lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Dave Carroll - lap steel, electric 12-string, acoustic guitar, violin
Bob Wilson - electric guitar, acoustic guitar, b.vocals
Trevor Burton - bass, acoustic guitar, b.vocals
Bob Lamb - drums, percussion
Nick Pentelow - sax

When You Get Outside
Steve Gibbons - lead vocal, electric guitar, harmonica
Dave Carroll - lap steel, b.vocals
Bob Wilson - piano, electric piano, b.vocals
Trevor Burton - bass, electric guitar, b.vocals
Bob Lamb - drums

Grace
Steve Gibbons - lead vocal
Dave Carroll - lap steel, violin
Bob Wilson - bass
Trevor Burton - electric guitar
Bob Lamb - drums, percussion
Tony Visconti - vibrapiano
London Symphony Orchestra - arranged and directed by Tony Visconti
Strings - (leader David Katz)

Bonus tracks
Steve Gibbons - lead vocal (12-,15,17-19), rhythm guitar, b.vocals, harmonica (17), guitar (18)
Bob Lamb -
drums/percussion (12-18,19)
Dave Carroll -
electric guitar (12-14,16,19), lap steel (15,17)
Bob Wilson -
electric guitar (12-,15,17,19), piano (13), bass (16), synthesiser (19)
Trevor Burton -
bass (12-15,17-,19), lead vocal (16), lead guitar (16)
Robbie Blunt -
lead guitar (18)
Harry Rix -
drums (18)
Nick Pentelow -
sax (18)

Steve's releases

This is the latest release on Road Goes On Forever Records and it contains another bonus track (**) compared to the release on Razor Records. The release on LP has a different sleeve. See my LP version of this release: "Down In The Bunker".

* Bonus tracks - The Legendary Bunker Tapes (tracks 13-17)..

Track 18 - Recorded not long after The Bunker Tapes with the next Steve Gibbons Band line up.

Track 19 - A previously unreleased remixed version of a non-album single.

 

This is the release on Razor Records with 18 tracks.

 

 

 

 

 

Any Road Up

I don't know if you heard about Johnny Cool
He was the cat that claimed to be no-one's fool
I don't know if you heard the pistol shot
But when Johnny jumped the gun it was a long drop.

So let it be a lesson to you an' me
Keep yourself young an' feelin' free
Don't get distracted by the mystery
Any road up's alright.

Did you hear the story about Mr. Jones
He wound up lost in the limbo zone
Fell down in the gutter saying take me back
'Cause I'm lonesome just like a lighthouse cat.

So let it be a lesson to you an' me
Keep yourself young an' feelin' free
Don't get distracted by the mystery
Any road up's alright.

Yeah, any road up's alright, any road up's alright
If you get stuck down a dead end street
Any road up's alright.

Allow me to hip you to Leroy Black
He was a natural mover and a native cat
He heard it on the grapevine through the jungle beat
They love a big banana with dancing feet.

So let it be a lesson to you an' me
Keep yourself dancin' and feelin' free
Don't get distracted by the mystery
Any road up's alright, yeah.

(repeat final chorus)