THE SHOTGUN EXPRESS - I Could Feel The Whole World Turn Round

THE SHOTGUN EXPRESS - 'I Could Feel The Whole World Turn Round' EP (Columbia ESRF 1864) 1966

Short lived mod pop band from England probably best known for featuring Rod Stewart before he became famous with The Jeff Beck Group then The Faces. 'I Could Feel The Whole World Turn Round' was released in England on 21/10/66 and is the only song where Stewart's vocals are employed. The flip is an organ dominated mod swingin' instrumental titled 'Curtains' and is essentially a Peter Bardens solo effort.

The flip of their follow up 45 'Funny 'Cos Neither Could I' is also a mod go-go instrumental titled 'Indian Thing'. This was compiled on Rubble Volume 2 back in the 80s.

The Shotgun Express certainly had some future stars in their ranks. Alongside Rod Stewart, The Shotgun Express also boasted the skills of the previously mentioned Peter Bardens who is best known for his work with 70s progressive rock band Camel. Bardens died in 2002.

Guitarist Peter Green and drummer Mick Fleetwood were briefly in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers before forming Fleetwood Mac. Bass player Dave Ambrose would quit The Shotgun Express in early 1967 to join The Brian Auger Trinity.

Singer Beryl Marsden was also lead vocalist for all girl band The She Trinity.

SHOTGUN EXPRESS - I Could Feel The Whole World Turn Round

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  1. What an amazing record! I have fond memories of hearing it for the first time in 1983 on a See For Miles 10" EP. Oddly it was issued in the U.S. on the Uptown label (home of both Gloria Jones and The Chocolate Watchband)!

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  2. Class tune, needed more airplay

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