Sunday, November 15, 2009

God Mother & Country - Foot on the Rock

God Mother & Country existed for a short time and put out just this one 12" in 1985, on the Kaz label. Official band members where David Wright and Bruce Smith, Neneh Cherry's first husband and likely the reason she sings lead vocal on this track. Other Rip Rig & Panic alumni appear as guest musicians, the whole list being: Sean Oliver, Nick Straker, Paget King, Henry Defoe, Dave Defries, Ashley Slater, Simon Morton, and Afrodiziak. As for the sound it's pretty standard electrofunk, along the lines of the more commercial efforts of 400 Blows or Brilliant, though with a nice skronky sax solo at the end. The B-side is a dub version of the A-side. The record was cut with insanely high levels; I've done my best to tame them, but there's still some distortion and clipping in the rips. Get the vinyl rip here or here.


Anonymous said...

Hello, my name is Jim and I went to DuVal Sr. High School in Lanham, MD. between 1972-1974. My question. Is God Mother Country the same band that played in the Lanham/Seabrook and the area @ Washington D.C. Also was one of the members named Brian Wagner and did he have a sister named Jill. She was a friend and a very pretty and nice young lady. If this is the case. please E-Mail me at I ran across a picture of Jill,me and some friends at one of G.M.C.s concerts. I went to Lanham Methodist Church and I think Brian and Jill lived close to the church. I'm just doing some research for a paper on music. It's about music that I grew up with. The chapter is on first live music I saw and G.M.C. and a band called Green Eggs who played at our Jr. Prom fit that bill. Well if you would please drop a line. I would like to hear from whoever contacts me. Thank You, Jim

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