About this record.
Ancient Grease was a four headed outfit from Wales who only released one album. This is a immaculate copy of that album. The music is lovely mix of hard rock and psych tracks. Well arranged. The song “Time to Die” really jumps out because of it’s wonderfull psychedelic vibe! But also the other songs are great and well arranged.
Does have Ancient Grease an own sound? No. Do we like the tracks? Absolutely!
As long as we know there is a myth around this album. Among some collectors and dealers this album must be the missing Vertigo VO5 album. Just before the release they switched the album from Vertigo to Mercury and released on catalogue number 6338 033.
Because the cover carries a VO price code credit it could be possible but we are not sure.
Others say it was never mend to release on VO5 because Vertigo never wanted use VO5 because of a hairspray brand called “VO5”. A small notice about this was made in “Melody Maker” music paper in 1970. So who knows;).
The artwork looks like something from “Marcus Keef” but it is not credited on the album. Later pressings credits “Lawrence” as the artwork designer. We are not sure if this is a company or person.