Hazy Lazy Hologram

More lesser known early 90s, north-west based, dance influenced rock for your Monday morning. Dr Phibes And The House Of Wax Equations were a three piece who played regularly on the north Wales, Cheshire, Liverpool and Manchester circuit and recorded several decent 12″ singles, eps, two albums and a Peel Session as well I think. Led by dreadlocked singer/guitarist Howard King they cooked up psychedelic dancey rock, beefier and less arty, less angular than yesterday’s New FADs but were possibly perceived as just a tad too crusty, too festival to be real Madchester contenders. A shame.

There’s a shocking post-script to today’s blog- Howard King was convicted of hacking his mother to death in 1997 and is serving an indeterminate sentence for murder.