New Zealand Music - the 60's and 70's

New Zealand Music - The 60's and 70's => The 60's and 70's Groups/Artists => Topic started by: nosleep62 on November 15, 2007, 04:32:47 am



Title: SIMPLE IMAGE-ROLLING THEIR OWN?
Post by: nosleep62 on November 15, 2007, 04:32:47 am
Just wondering if the SIMPLE IMAGE ever authored their own material? :-\


Title: Re: SIMPLE IMAGE-ROLLING THEIR OWN?
Post by: vinylsol on November 20, 2007, 10:47:28 pm
Their album was put out on CD by EMI a couple of years ago and the CD also contains the A and B sides of all their singles - and they all seem to be covers. They were contemporaries of the Avengers and Fourmyula and their lack of writing ability may have something to do with the fact the they only made one album whilst the Avengers (who could write a bit), made 2 + a live LP and the Fourmyula (who could write a lot) made 3 plus a live LP and an unreleased album. Having said that, there's some fantastic stuff on the Image LP though.


Title: Re: SIMPLE IMAGE-ROLLING THEIR OWN?
Post by: DeanNZ on November 24, 2007, 10:49:41 pm
Yes! Finally, I can add something to this topic.

From the looks of things, they didn't write anything of theirs, although the writers for All Join In and St. Teresa are unknown.

Who wrote 'Little Bell That Cried'? I just have the name 'Bua'


Title: Re: SIMPLE IMAGE-ROLLING THEIR OWN?
Post by: Kiwigold on November 25, 2007, 01:24:59 pm
I have the Album Spinning Spinning Spinning, it's very good.
Walk On and The Little Bell That Cried are very nice indeed and of course everything about Spinning Spinning Spinning is just sensational !
Their version of Love Of The Common People is NEAT.
All Join In and Sister Theresa were never released.

The CD vinylsol refered to is available here (http://newzealandcds.com/products.asp?product_id=531)


Title: Re: SIMPLE IMAGE-ROLLING THEIR OWN?
Post by: Kiwigold on December 02, 2007, 03:22:55 pm
This is a very nice Album Cover, on the back cover it says,
 
Front Art By: DES BOVEY   
Photography: BARRY CLOTHIER.

Does anyone have any info on these two. ?

Cheers.


Title: Spinning, Spinning, Spinning
Post by: Kiwigold on October 15, 2008, 08:06:09 pm
Ruthann Friedman who co wrote the song Spinning Spinning Spinning by The Simple Image wrote "Windy" by The Association.


Title: Re: Spinning, Spinning, Spinning
Post by: DeanNZ on October 23, 2008, 09:22:39 pm
... And her songwriting partner on 'Spinning Spinning Spinning', Curt Boettcher, produced 'Cherish' by the Association.


Title: Simple Image
Post by: Kiwigold on January 13, 2009, 05:39:31 pm
Barry Leef, originally from the Wellington based group Simple Image is still playing.

More here (http://www.barryleef.com/)

Have any of you guy's in Aus. seen him and his band play ?


Title: Re: Barry Leef - ex Simple Image
Post by: marhope on January 13, 2009, 11:11:15 pm
Hey Barry
What a singer!
I remember back in Blenheim
Barry and Peter
He still looks the same OMG
M


Title: Re: Barry Leef - ex Simple Image
Post by: Kiwigold on January 16, 2009, 07:28:04 pm
 :laugh:

Marhope, I see that Ron Gascoigne was a member of Simple Image after being in your group Insect in the mid 60's for six months too.


Title: Re: Barry Leef - ex Simple Image
Post by: marhope on January 18, 2009, 01:06:28 pm
Hi and yes Ron(Cass) joined our band when Les Gruebner left to continue his schooling
Cass was a cook in the army and was a great bass player,a little older than us (3 years is a lot when you are a teenager!)
He had this rearlly strong- high- harmony voice and used so well with the Simple Image.
The last time I heard of him he was in Dubbo NSW running a recording studio all the musos there remember him
He also won Tatts Lotto way back in Australia!
Cheers M


Title: Simple Image
Post by: Kiwigold on January 06, 2010, 07:36:00 pm
Lead guitarist Harry Leki, is the uncle of Aussie league player Dene Halatau.

Apparently Harry is/was in Auckland, does anyone know if he is still active ?

Another uncle of Dene is Feau Halatau who was drumming for the Radars (http://nzmusic60s70s.smfforfree.com/index.php?topic=1926.0).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZMc78HNZ0k


Title: Re: SIMPLE IMAGE-ROLLING THEIR OWN?
Post by: Rockerjimi on February 08, 2010, 03:35:38 am
The Simple Image were a great little band in the studio & on stage and used to play regular gigs at the Hutt Valley Youth Club ( also known as the Taita Youth Club ) and a few of the many youth clubs in the greater Wellington area.
The were originally called The Vaqueros ( which i think is Spanish for bandits ) and i used to drive them to and from gigs when i worked for U.B.A promotions ( Tom McDonald ) in 1966.
I think Barry Leef married Erana Clark and they still perform in Sydney ( Barry was from Blenheim, not Wellington ).
Cheers.


Title: Re: SIMPLE IMAGE-ROLLING THEIR OWN?
Post by: Kiwigold on February 08, 2010, 08:29:11 am
Here's a couple of clips from Aussie band Supermarket, which included both Barry Leef and Erana Clark. (mid 80's)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3itD1_h1QdM


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsMt8zaQ4nE


Title: Re: SIMPLE IMAGE-ROLLING THEIR OWN?
Post by: Kiwigold on March 06, 2010, 08:21:19 am
Click here (http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/music/talk?result_551217_result_page=L) for an interview from RadioNZ with Barry Leef.


Title: Re: SIMPLE IMAGE-ROLLING THEIR OWN?
Post by: Kiwigold on June 02, 2010, 06:58:29 pm
Michael and The Slipper Tree

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc_PT6oWZ0c


Title: Re: SIMPLE IMAGE-ROLLING THEIR OWN?
Post by: Kiwigold on September 09, 2010, 07:12:32 pm
Who wrote 'Little Bell That Cried'? I just have the name 'Bua'

Gene Bua,

I have had a response from both Barry Leef and Gene Bua himself to confirm.

Gene Bua's website. (http://www.genebua.com/)

Like this clip too regarding Gene Bua and The Cardinals.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSzw6ZYBJDM

Plenty more here (http://il.youtube.com/results?search_query=gene+bua&aq=f) on Gene's "Acting For Life"


Title: Re: SIMPLE IMAGE-ROLLING THEIR OWN?
Post by: Kiwigold on September 28, 2011, 06:07:55 pm
Two Kinds Of Lovers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayAGq5FG8Pk


Title: Re: SIMPLE IMAGE-ROLLING THEIR OWN?
Post by: cass on December 02, 2011, 06:11:54 pm
Re. The "Spinning Spinning Spinning" album cover artwork.  The main picture was sent to us by a fan as a peice of art he had done for the band.  We liked it so much we asked Howard Gable (Producer) if we could use it as the L.P. cover. Just as a point of interest, the main girl in the picture was actually "Topless" but things being what they were at the time.....H.M.V. decided to "Cover her up" I understand the artist wasn't very impressed & neither were we at the time.

Harry Leki is no longer with us. Having passed away to cancer.

We never wrote our own material at the time. We were given the Material to record. Both Barry Leef & I have written our own stuff since then, Barry has some wonderful tracks.  Simple image went into residency for a couple of years in Oz & the band developed a lot more. My only regret is that NZ never got to see the band it became.  Cass Gascoigne  (Bass Player)


Title: Re: SIMPLE IMAGE-ROLLING THEIR OWN?
Post by: Kiwigold on December 03, 2011, 05:15:39 pm
Awesome, thanks for that cass.
I've got that album, excellent artwork and an excellent album too, love it.


Title: Re: SIMPLE IMAGE-ROLLING THEIR OWN?
Post by: Kiwigold on April 27, 2013, 05:36:11 pm
The Grooviest Girl In The World

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spB-RR8uNtU


Title: Re: SIMPLE IMAGE-ROLLING THEIR OWN?
Post by: Kiwigold on August 19, 2013, 06:43:13 pm
Ulla

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nblco_kFKv0


Tomorrow Today (B side to Ulla)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK7upm8VRyU


Title: Re: SIMPLE IMAGE-ROLLING THEIR OWN?
Post by: Kiwigold on April 14, 2016, 12:20:19 pm
Walk On

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBpoWQU4gjA


Hawaii

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZo7XTAiTXA


Make Time Stand Still

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPfJwg_e5S8


Two Kinds Of Lovers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmjvrB9Le7Y


Goodbye Birds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiSfOTmcj9Y


Mean So Much

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3X7HY9Y_gA


Something Happened To Me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6PjhV_5rOA


You Can All Join In

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKNt_WEmHQ8


Title: Re: SIMPLE IMAGE-ROLLING THEIR OWN?
Post by: Kiwigold on March 15, 2017, 02:48:22 pm
Hold Me Tight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIJD9sD-Spk


Treat Her Like A Lady

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMJ-TrGkSNA


I Don't Want To Love You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzWAfUMf7Y8


Bring It Home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7-Wuf3YOEg


Brand New Woman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpzQ2OE9WV0


The Little Bell That Cried

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqgNxLzPzV8


Summer Wine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICxPtsX4OK0


Tomorrow Is Another Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUy-DuXUj0s


I Wanna Go To Heaven

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAR3SoH11hE


Take Me To Tomorrow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g1P6tBU-rQ


Love Of The Common People

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63RqDqWXcqw


Shy Boy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5O_g1y4v7JE


Sister Theresa's East River Orphanage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44g3HqZt-h8


Send Me No More Letters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oZ5Ze-8Zxo