DENNY WRIGHT & the HUSTLERS – NON STOP PEPSI PARTY (MUSIC FOR PLEASURE MFP 50098) 1974

“Can The Can”

A record for the ’70s kids to play while they’re guzzlin’ down a can of Pepsi

Soft drinks firm Pepsi, tempt the kids into spending their pocket money on cans of their cola with a non stop party record made by renowned session guitarist Denny Wright.

Denny, who died in 1992, was name checked by Paul McCartney as a guitarist he admired during the early days of the Beatles.

I’ve got no insight into this release other than it appears to be a cash-in record to promote their ‘lipsmackinthirstquenchin’ drink – I must say that the musicianship and overall production is first rate. Side one has a few decent efforts, “Can The Can”, “Roll Over Beethoven” and “Love Is Blue” but everything on side two apart from “Sounds Of Silence” is beyond squaresville.

“Can The Can”

Most of the tracks are instrumentals but on some there is vocal backing from Margo Newman, Irene Chanter and Doreen Chanter. I’m presuming that the latter two girls are related, probably sisters.

Margo Newman is perhaps better known as Margo Quantrell and was a member of all-girl group The Breakaways in the sixties.

It’s one of those semi-embarrassing records that your parents hid away in the sideboard and slapped it on the turntable a couple of times a year, probably during a visit from the local Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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