THE HERD - Sunshine Cottage

THE HERD - 'Sunshine Cottage' / 'Miss Jones' (Fontana 267 892 TF) 1968

The Herd formed out of the ashes of R'n'B band The Preachers in 1965 and their first three singles on Parlophone flopped and were dropped from their contract with EMI.

Despite this, they were still pulling in the crowds and making money from gigs and it wasn't long before Fontana took a chance with them. Some big hits on Fontana followed but the pop psych 'Sunshine Cottage' didn't sell and leader Peter Frampton quit and formed Humble Pie with ex Small Faces frontman Steve Marriott.
Co-writer of 'Sunshine Cottage' Andy Bown later joined Status Quo. The flip 'Miss Jones' is a bit more 'freaky' with some good guitar work.

The single cover pic shown here is the Spanish release.

THE HERD - Sunshine Cottage MP3 (320Kbits)