Reader Comments for The Spirit Of Rock And Soul: Numbers 981 to 990

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Posted by Mark Houston in Kendal @ 20:04 on Sep 30 2010

RODD & MARCO (no 273)
Hey Dude, God's your buddy....Party on - excellent! What happened to those guys. I heard it went a bit Ballamorey on them after that:)

Posted by Mr. Jamie Lee Rake in Waupun, Wisconsin, U.S.A. @ 11:45 on Jul 10 2010

Haven't read the entirity of the article yet (it has the makings of a wonderful box set, though!), but the mention of the promo-only Zoe single got me to researching, and it appears that the song was on a commercially available album, though the group doesn't appear to have ever released a full longplayer. Here's a link to a NewPax Records discography:
The song appeared on a 2-LP compilation called Best Of Christian Grit. That solves SOME of the mystery, eh?

Posted by Andy Wood in Merseyside @ 16:00 on Feb 10 2010

Nice of Sharon to suggest that Reynard should come "creaking out of retirement". I'm one of the five members of the band (I played tin whistle, gob iron and bongoes and did vocals). The other guys were Mal Eden (lead & acoustic guitar, vocals), Dave Rycroft (acoustic guitar, mandolin, vocals), Rob Jones (bass guitar, recorders and vocals). Rob left to work for YFC Nederland in Driebergen in January 1978 and was replaced by Paul Pierce. The band made a second album "Green Anthem" in 1979, also on the Grapevine label (GRV 132). Our last gig was for YFC in Sutton Coldfield on 3rd May 1980. After Reynard split up, Mal moved to Coventry and lectured at a college of FE. He's retired now and, sadly, not very well, as a result of having contracted polio when he was young. Great singer and songwriter. Dave Rycroft still plucks guitar strings solo,. Paul Pierce makes money and Rob Jones owns a recording studio in Liverpool. Together with Keith Rycroft (ex-Parchment) and Dave Leach (brilliant ragtime guitarist) I was a member of a band called Common Ground. I have fond memories of gigging with Reynard all over this country and in Holland where we played at the Kamperland Music Festival (we also played at Greenbelt on the same bill as the Bill Mason Band, who were friends of ours from Liverpool and were brilliant (Bill lives in the USA now). Speaking personally, I found that mainstream Christianity ran out of road for me about twenty years ago, and I've been a member of Chester Quaker Meeting ever since. I think what I like best about the Quaker way is that doubt is not regarded as sinful.

Andy Woood

Posted by TheCallFan @ 15:07 on Oct 28 2009

Great and fun article! ...but "I Still Believe" of course were written by Michael Been and Jim Goodwin and recorded by their band The Call on their brilliant new wave'ish 1986-release "Reconciled".
Remember reading an interview back in the day where Russ Taff said that he'd just heard this powerfull tune and new right away that he had to record it himself for his upcoming album. Oh, by the way, both are great recordings as well as great albums!

Posted by peter in newcastle @ 19:46 on May 3 2009

brill to see Reynard in this list - their second album 'green anthem' is knocking about the internet as a free download if anyone is interested.

Has anyone got the first one????

Reply by Dave Heyward in Chichester @ 11:45 on Apr 9 2010

Hi Peter
Saw Reynard years and years ago would love to get download do you know which site



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