30 May, 2015

BUMP - WINSTON BUILT THE BRIDGE


BUMP - "Winston Built The Bridge" / "Sing Into The Wind" (Pioneer PRSD-2147) 1969

Here's a record I first heard way back in the mid 80s on a compilation called "Colour Dreams" and it's held my curiosity ever since. "Winston Built The Bridge" also turned up on "Rubble #20" and "Mindblowers." Strangely, the flip "Sing Into The Wind" written by drummer Jerome Greenberg remains uncompiled but I believe it's on their 1970 album "Bump" which I don't have and haven't even heard!

"Winston Built The Bridge" has a UK psych sound circa 1967 with an ever-present farfisa organ giving the song an early Pink Floyd vibe and the throwaway child-like lyrics recall something Syd would have on his mind. The tune is bouncy and memorable ending in a frenzy of noise and phlange effects.

I have done a little research and found an online obituary confirming the death of Paul Lupien, the keyboard player and songwriter of "Winston." He died in 2009, aged 62.

line-up:
Paul Lupien (keyboards)
Jerome Greenberg (drums)
Alan Goldman (guitar)
George Runyan (bass / vocals)

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