Fickle Pickle - Sinful Skinful

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It’s always tempting to compensate for an artist’s commercial or critical obscurity by making outrageous claims on their behalf – an idea spoofed by self-deprecating album tles like Wizz Jones’s The Legendary Me and the TV Personalities’ They Could Have Been Bigger Than The Beatles. While nobody is suggesting that Fickle Pickle were ever likely to eclipse the Fab Four, they were certainly one of the more interesting acts operating in the early ‘70s post-Beatles Britpop wasteland. This first-ever vinyl reissue of the Sinful Skinful album is joined by a four-track EP that features a trio of non-LP single tracks from the era as well as the November 1970 outtake Through The Days – the belated appearance of which will at least thrill its writer (and vocalist) Cli Wade, whose McCartney impersonation on a cloning of Maybe I’m Amazed went some way towards giving a largely non-existent oufiit the chance to sire the album.