(Dennis Regan, Dave Brassington, Jeff Harrod, Charlie Barber, Robbo Ingram)

The Apple


Dennis Regan: Vocals
Robbo Ingram: Lead Guitar
Jeff Harrod: Bass Guitar
Charlie Barber: Piano
Dave Brassington: Drums

  Apple came to Larry Page's attention via their first single issued on Smash records, "Thank You Very Much"/"Your Heart Is Free Just Like The Wind" in early 1968. As a result, Page's record label, Page One Records, released their sole LP, which is a fine mixture of psych pop and psychedelic, heavy r&b. Two singles preceded the LP's release, "Let's Take A Trip Down The Rhine" (Oct 1968) and "Doctor Rock" (Dec 1968). However, with little to no promotion for the record or the band, despite a colour brochure extolling the virtues of apples as supplied by the British Apple & Peau Development Council, the record didn't sell. Despite having some of the finest British psych moments (i.e. "The Otherside", "Buffalo Billycan"), only a limited number of copies were pressed. In result, it is listed as one of Record Collector's Top 20 most collectable albums of all time. However, thanks to a 1994 reissue on CD by Repertoire Records, An Apple A Day has finally been able to reach a larger audience than when it was first released.

 Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera The foursome

An Apple A Day
An Apple A Day
Released February 1969; Page One POLS 016

1 Let's Take A Trip Down The Rhine     
2 Doctor Rock (Ingram/Brassington)
3 The Otherside (Harrod)
4 Mr. Jones (Barber)
5 The Mayville Line (Ingram/Brassington)
6 Queen Of Heart Blues (Barber)
7 Rock Me Baby (Dreja/McCarty/Beck/Relf/Page)
8 Buffalo Billycan (Barber)
9 Photograph (Barber)
10 Psycho Daisies (Relf/McCarty/Beck/Dreja/Page)
11 Sporting Life (Sebastian/Yanowsky/Boone/Butler)
12 Pretty Girl I Love You (Regan)

Produced by Caleb Quaye

Thank You Very Much/You Heart Is Free Like The Wind  1968 - Smash S-2143

Let's Take A Trip Down The Rhine
Let's Take A Trip Down The Rhine/Buffalo Billycan 1968 - Page One POF 101

Doctor Rock
Doctor Rock/The Otherside 1968 - Page One POF 110