Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Fairies - Get Yourself Home

The Fairies are an odd group. They were led by their eclectic drummer who went by the name of Twink. The band hailed from Colchester, England and regularly swapped members with The Pretty Things and The Cops N' Robbers. At the time of this recording the band was John "Twink" Alder, Mick Weaver, John Acutt, John Gandy, and Nik Wymer on vocals.

Get Yourself Home was the band's second of three single and was the first with Wymer on vocals. The sophomore effort was released on HMV Records in March of 1965 in the UK. Dane Stephens of The Cops N' Robbers would soon replace Wymer and Twink would soon depart for a brief stop with The Pretty Things. Speaking of The Pretty Things, Get Yourself Home was co-composed by the band's road manager, one Johnnie Dee. Dee also composed The Pretty Things' sophomore release, Don't Bring Me Down. In fact, Don't Bring Me Down was originally written for The Fairies but wound up in the hands of The Pretty Things instead. And Get Yourself Home was written for The Pretty Things, but after that band rejected the number, The Fairies took this crack at it. I think we can agree that Wymer sounds a tad like The Pretty Things' Phil May. No? 
Until next time, we'll see you On The Flip-Side!


  1. Cracking performance! Great sound all around.

    Perhaps the Pretties turned it down due to its similarity to one of their other songs? That song being Don't Bring Me Down.

    1. Yeah, a very strong resemblance to Don't Bring Me Down.