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band nameThe Rough Diamonds (formerly the Blue Diamonds) and their 2009 album Cut and Polished
Glenn Winter-Smith, lead and rhythm guitars, handclaps.
John Trotter, percussion, shakers.
Michael Tan, keyboards.
Neil Burman, bass guitar, backing vocals, heavy breathing, handclaps, tambourine.
Iain Eggeling, lead vocals.
Carmen Jones, lead vocals tracks 5 and 9.
David Jackson, slide guitar, High Heel Sneakers.
Thanks to Rob Agostini at Soundbaker Studios, Perth and Steve Kent at Tin Pan Alley Studios, London for their patience, skill and for being cool. The fact Steve played bass with Picketty Witch in the 70’s will always remain our secret. Rob also provided great coffee. He added tambourine and percussion by tapping the body of an acoustic guitar on I’ll Follow The Sun.
Thanks to Glenn Winter-Smith and Janet Goodheart in Perth for helping Neil with everything except his dress sense.
Special thanks to John Lennon, George Harrison, Keith Moon, Kurt Cobain, Buddy Holly, Louis Armstrong, Freddie Mercury, John Entwhistle, Elvis Presley and Otis Redding. Undoubtedly these performers would have made guest appearances on this album had they not already been dead.
C.D. booklet design by Gareth Andersen.
Photographs by Gareth Andersen (Perth) and Ed Miles (London).
Band Management: Brian Epstein (answering machine only).
Neil’s hair by Ashley of Goodfellas Hair Studio and his parents’ lack of genetic counseling.
Glenn’s hair by Gillette.Recorded and mixed at Soundbaker Studios, Perth, Western Australia. Iain’s vocals and David’s guitar solo recorded at Tin Pan Alley Studios, London, UK. Produced by Walking Horse Music, Perth, Western Australia