Cunning Stunts (Caravan album)
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Cunning Stunts is the sixth studio album by the progressive rock band Caravan, released in 1975. It was their first album with the bass guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Mike Wedgwood. The title of the album is a spoonerism for "Stunning Cunts", which is typical of their cheeky use of language. Three previous Caravan albums with titles that are also sexual plays on words are If I Could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You (1970), In the Land of Grey and Pink (1971) and For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night (1973).
|Studio album by|
|Released||25 July 1975|
|Recorded||September 1974 - May 1975|
|Genre||Progressive rock, Canterbury scene|
- Side one
|1.||"The Show of Our Lives"||John Murphy, Dave Sinclair||5:47|
|2.||"Stuck in a Hole"||Pye Hastings||3:09|
|4.||"No Backstage Pass"||Pye Hastings||4:34|
|5.||"Welcome the Day"||Mike Wedgwood||4:01|
- Side two
|1.||"The Dabsong Conshirtoe"
||John Murphy, Dave Sinclair||18:00
|2.||"Fear and Loathing in Tollington Park Rag"||Geoffrey Richardson||1:10|
- Bonus tracks
|1.||"Stuck in a Hole" (single version)||Pye Hastings||3:10|
|2.||"Keeping Back My Love"||Pye Hastings||5:14|
|3.||"For Richard"||Richard Coughlan, Hastings, Sinclair, Richard Sinclair||18:34|
- Pye Hastings – electric guitar and acoustic guitars, vocals
- Dave Sinclair – keyboards, string co-arrangement on "No Backstage Pass", brass co-arrangement on "Ben Karratt Rides Again" and "Sneaking out the Bare "Quare"
- Geoffery Richardson – viola, electric guitar, Western concert flute, flute, night-shift whistle
- Mike Wedgwood – bass guitar, congas, vocals, Moog brass on "Stuck in a Hole", string arrangement on "Lover" and "No Backstage Pass"
- Richard Coughlan – drums
- Additional personnel
In the USA, the album peaked #124 in the Billboard 200 album charts in 1975.
- Caravan - Cunning Stunts (1975) album review by Lindsay Planer, credits & releases at AllMusic.com
- Caravan - Cunning Stunts (1975) album releases & credits at Discogs.com
- Caravan - Cunning Stunts (1975) album credits & user reviews at ProgArchives.com
- Caravan - Cunning Stunts (1975) album review at Calyx: the Canterbury Music Website
- Caravan - Cunning Stunts (1975) album to be listened as stream at Play.Spotify.com
- Eric, Grey. "Where but for Caravan Would I? No. 6" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 17, 2007. Retrieved July 15, 2007.