Stackridge, "Fundamentally Yours" (1974)
Formed in the psychedelic late Sixties, Bristol's Stackridge Lemon dropped the latter part of their name by the time they began releasing albums in the Seventies. George Martin produced Stackridge's third and most successful album, 1974's The Man in the Bowler Hat (issued in the U.S. under the title Pinafore Days), and played piano on the track "Humiliation." Much of the album is proggy and baroque chamber pop dominated by lush string arrangements, but the opener "Fundamentally Yours" is a dynamic harpsichord-driven rocker featuring snappy drumming by Billy "Sparkle" Bent, who later became Martin's personal assistant. A.S.