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Spooky Tooth was an English progressive rock band from the late 1960s.

They formed in October 1967, out of a combination of The Ramrods (1960 - late 1963), The V.I.P.’s (late 1963 - April 1967) and Art (April - October 1967). The line-up changed several times, but typically included the following members:

Mike Harrison (keyboards/vocals)Greg Ridley (bass guitar/vocals)Luther (Luke) Grosvenor (guitar/vocals)Mike Kellie (drums)Gary Wright (organ/vocals)
It was the addition of Gary Wright that signalled the name change from Art to Spooky Tooth.

The song “Better By You, Better Than Me” recorded by Judas Priest is a Spooky Tooth cover. It was taken from 1969’s Spooky Two LP which is generally considered to be the best effort by the group. It was the last album release from the original line-up. Ridley joined Humble Pie in 1969 and was replaced by Andy Leigh who went on to Matthews Southern Comfort with ex-Fairport Convention vocalist Ian Matthews. The experimental nature of Ceremony received mixed reviews and following its release Wright also bowed out. The core of Harrison, Grosvenor and Kellie struggled on for one more album, aptly titled The Last Puff, (featuring a cover of “I am the Walrus”) completed with friends from Joe Cocker’s Grease Band.

They broke up in the autumn of 1970. After solo efforts, Harrison and Wright reformed Spooky Tooth in September 1972 with a different (and frequently changing) line-up.

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  • redcloud1952

    Love this band! Remember seeing them in Moblie, Al and they rocked! They have one of the best album names ever---"You Broke My Heart So I Busted Your Jaw"! Best song--"Cotton Growing Man".

    18 Jun 5:59pm Reply
  • CyberMusicLover

    I love Spooky Tooth. I always did. I just cannot understand why you never hear them on Classic Rock Stations. Sure, you hear the common ones like Black Sabbath, Queen, The Who, Cream and many others, but at least where I live at many of the Classic Rock Stations play all great and memorable Songs and Bands. I never really hear these guys much. Evil Woman will get played from time to time now that I think about it. Still why not some of the other amazing tracks by them? None-The-Less, Spooky Tooth remains an underrated Band!

    29 Oct 2014 Reply
  • lanatordia

    klassss

    10 Sep 2014 Reply
  • KakahDaschund

    18 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Cat_007

    not bad...

    7 Jun 2014 Reply
  • harvey1963july3

    today a bit tooth?

    29 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Porculus

    Ceremony is by far their best work

    5 Oct 2013 Reply
  • azachel

    Spooky Two = good job

    22 May 2013 Reply
  • madmac17

    It's nice to see at least a few songs from Witness and You Broke My Heart So I Busted Your Jaw in the Top 25. Those are great albums. And name-calling is childish.

    20 Feb 2013 Reply
  • addictiondiary

    I love this band so much !

    20 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Purleyway

    Got a copy of the V.I.P's album, see/hear where they came from

    7 Jul 2012 Reply
  • DrSplash63

    Fishmonk...only if you"re a woman, this is a fucking great band....

    19 May 2012 Reply
  • MusicxxAddicted

    coo', people who don't like this only can value their argument by saying "...where's the drop? This isn't dubstep? O_O" (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

    18 May 2012 Reply
  • Agnaye

    Spooky Tooth — What a find! It's like I suddenly discovered this big giant piece of land I could never have imagined existed!

    26 Mar 2012 Reply
  • carrie_may

    Spooky Two is one of the 5 best albums of all time!!!

    22 Mar 2012 Reply
  • pjfan320

    their cover of the Beatles "I am the Walrus" is the best!!!

    3 Jan 2012 Reply
  • le_dzedaj

    Great band. Hangman Hang My Shell On A Tree could possible have thee best rhythm used in rock'n'roll song. They're brilliant, when I think of that immortal timeless rock'n'roll sound, I think of Spooky Tooth.

    9 Sep 2011 Reply
  • wesleye1

    overrated?

    19 Apr 2011 Reply
  • simillarian

    create some feelings and opinions about them besides "underrated" :):)

    13 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Color_Of_Sound

    GREAT !!!! GREAT !!! GREAT !!!........fucking amazing band. Very underrated but not for us........

    13 Apr 2011 Reply
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