Jason Crest

Jason Crest

Jason Crest, formerly 'The Good Thing Brigade', were a Tonbridge, Kent-based Psychedelic-pop band, active from around 1967 to 1969. Despite releasing 5 UK singles on Philips from 1967 to 1968, (including a cover of The Move's 'The Lemon Tree'), the band were never commercially successful and disbanded towards the end of 1960s when their contract with Philips expired.

However, the singles 'Black Mass', 'Turquoise Tandem Cycle', '(Here We Go Round) The Lemon Tree' and 'Place in the Sun' have all appeared on the renowned 'Rubble' collection of British Psychedelia and 'Freakbeat', and the band has garnered a modest cult reputation.

Band members

  • Terry Clarke (vocals)
  • Terry Dobson (lead guitar)
  • Derek Smallcombe (rhythm guitar)
  • Ron Fowler (bass) (replaced by John Selley after third single)
  • Roger Siggery (drums)

    Discography

    45s:
  • Turquoise Tandem Cycle / Good Life (Philips BF 1633)
  • Juliano The Bull / Two By The Sea (Philips BF 1650)
  • (Here We Go Round) The Lemon Tree / Patricia's Dream (Philips BF 1687)
  • Waterloo Road / Education (Philips BF 1752)
  • Place In The Sun / Black Mass (Philips BF 1809)

    Compilations:

    • The Collected Works of Jason Crest (Wooden Hill WHCD006) - CD only
    • Radio Sessions (Tenth Planet TP 041) - Vinyl only

    Jason Crest's 4th single, 'Waterloo Road' made number one in France when French singer Joe Dassin covered it under the title 'Aux Champs Élysées'.

    External links

  • Jason Crest at Marmalade Skies

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