The Topp Shelf

by The Topp Shelf (Glowhoney)

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For a brief period in 1964, the soon-to-be members of cult British rock group Glowhoney were managed by svengali producer/impresario Lennie Loesser. Against the wishes of the boys, Loesser insisted they jump on the Beatles’ Mersey-sound bandwagon and call themselves The Topp Shelf. Their sole output in this guise was this three-track EP, recorded and mixed in a single chaotic evening, and released on Loesser's own Less Music label. It sank without trace as, ultimately, did Loesser himself. Only a year after this release he was convicted and imprisoned for his part in a Green Shield Stamps counterfeiting ring.

The EP has been remastered by Atticadia Sound from the original mono 4-track recordings.


released June 8, 2017

All noises by The Topp Shelf 1964. Keyboards on Love Letters by Hugh ("Huge") Longjohns. Claps on I Only Saw You by The Assembled Throngsters. 2017 remaster by Atticadia Sound.


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