by Cheshire Plane

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"It's come around again - it's time for creativity and change; we need the voice of the people to emerge again and, as in the 1960s, inspired musicians play a key role. The Cheshire Plane have harnessed the spirit and creative approach found in the famous 'Nuggets' compilation. These tracks take me back to the genesis of West Coast rock - but with a British twist. Punching, floating, mesmerizing, swinging, even crooning: it's here, and it all rocks! There are no crash-landings here" - P.H.Ellson (Strife)

"Nice work.....the new record has that Doors/Airplane thing that kind of creeps up and grabs you."
Fran Ashcroft - Record Producer

"Cheshire Plane has been compared to The Doors, and not without reason, but rather than being a straightforward homage to vintage West Coast music, this sound is filtered through an English lens, with English lyrical references and hints of more recent British psych bands."

My thanks goes out to (in no particular order) Paul H. Ellson, Simon J. and Tina Newbury, George Borowski, Nick Saloman, Emitt Rhodes, John Reid, Jonathan Tarplee, Dayve Dean, Haylee Strangelove and Paul Senior, Oli Ng, Jordan Copeland, The Sladen family, Angus McTwangstick, Tim Lee, The Active Listener, all the late '60's bands, and the long-suffering Elaine - all of whom (whether they know it or not) encourage and inspire me.
Thank you one and all!
Martin :)

Cover photo - Part of the Meade Crew from 850th BS
Back row - James L. Lovelace, John J. Meade, and Frank E. Hines
Front row - Roy A. Simmons and Edward J. Jones
For more information go to - www.801492.org/Air%20Crew/MeadeJ/Meade%20Crew.html


released November 27, 2014

Recorded at home.
All instruments, voices, and drum programming - Martin Butterworth



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Cheshire Plane UK

In the 70's I was a roadie/soundguy for legendary UK rock band Strife.
We were recording "A Better Man Than I" at Wally Heiders in SF when we met Grace Slick and Papa John Creach. They were putting the finishing touches to her "Manhole" album. I knew then that when I got my own music together, I'd have to tip the hat to my heroes - hence "Cheshire Plane". Have fun! :) ... more

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Track Name: How Many Times?
How many times have I called your name?
How many times does it sound the same?
In the city, in the country,
you can taste the grass that's mown.
See the river down below.
How many times have we flown?

In the daytime, in the night-time,
See the streetlights down below.
How many times have we flown?

In the summer, in the winter,
When there's only worlds of snow,
Our fallen comrades know,
How many times have we flown?

In the wetlands, in the desert,
You can see the sand-dunes glow,
Feel the wind-blown rivers flow.
How many times have we flown?
Track Name: The Answer to Question 7
We're dreaming - not being sure what is real
We're dreaming - this dream is all we feel
Dreams of the future, dreams of the past,
How can we make this dream last?
We're dreaming - nothing is real.