Ah! Okay, thank you very much.
Mick was a musician I'd met in the Wakefield Music Centre and who I employed only for the 'Modern Music' tour. He was never a member of the band, just a hired session musician. The 'Modern Music' album was a much more complicated beast to reproduce live due to the number of guitar overdubs on the recording. As I had to sing and play lead guitar at the same time on stage, this album required extra rhythm guitar parts to reproduce the album in a live situation, hence the need for a rhythm guitarist. By the way, this wasn't an early version of Be Bop Deluxe as Stephen Andrews stated in his initial post, but a much later version.
@Orphan of Babylon I seem to recall that we thought, in the end and after trying it, that a rhythm guitar wasn't really needed and that the songs would still hold up without Mick.
Thanks very much. Was he in Cockney Rebel?
Stephen, He wasn't in Cockney Rebel, I think Bill knew Mick from playing on the Yorkshire gig circuit.
That would be Mick Close Stephen.... he was brought in for the Modern music tour ..... although l don’t remember seeing him when Bill played at the Leeds grand during this tour .... but as is said often around here ...., it was along time ago 😳😂
Thanks. Blimey, hardly a night off ...
The band in Dundee you are referring to was Skeets Boliver the song was Shithouse Door
It seems that it wasn't officially titled Shithouse Door... different times😀