The Attack (band)

The Attack (band)

Infobox musical artist
Name = The Attack

Img_capt = CD "About Time!", 2006
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Origin = London, England
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Genre = Rock/Pop
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Years_active = 1966-1968
Label = Decca, RPM Records (reissues)
Associated_acts = The Nice, The Five Day Week Straw People, Andromeda, Hershey and the 12 Bars
Current_members = Richard Shirman (lead voc)
David O'List (lead g)
Alan Whitehead (dr)
Bob Hodges (key)
Gerry Henderson
Barney Barnfield (dr #2)
Plug Davis
George Watt (key)
Geoff Richardson (g)
Chris Allen (dr)
Kenny Harold
John Du Cann (lead g #3)
Keith Hodge (dr)
Roger Deane (1968)
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The Attack are a band formed in 1966 around singer Richard Shirman (born 26 April 1949, London). The first line-up featured drummer Alan Whitehead from Marmalade, guitarist David O'List (later of The Nice) and John Du Cann. Their first single "Try It" had also been recorded by The Standells and Ohio Express. They also released a version of "Hi Ho Silver Lining", a few days earlier than Jeff Beck. Richard Shirman was invited to be singer with Andromeda but he declined.

In 1979 Shirmam reunited The Attack. Two years later he founded another band Hershey and the 12 Bars who released an album in 2000: "Greatest Hits Volume II" (A New Day Records, AND CD43). The line-up was: Richard 'Hershey' Shirman: vocals, harmonica, Mike Summerland: lead guitar, Ernie Hayes: rhythm guitar, Gary Baldwin: Hammond organ, Al MacLean: bass, Alan Coulter: drums

Shirman suffers from multiple sclerosis.


"About Time! -- The Definite Collection 1967-68" (RPM Records 2006):Anymore Than I Do/ Colour Of My Mind/ Created By Clive/ Hi Ho Silver Lining/ Lady Orange Peel/ Neville Thumbcatch/ Try It/ We Don't Know/ Watch With Mother/ Freedom For You/ Sympathy For The Devil/ Anything/ Come On Up (Radio session)/ Created By Clive (Radio session)/ Mr Pinnodmy's Dilemma/ Go Your Way/ Strange House/ Too Old/ Feel Like Flying

External links

* [ Marmalade Skies: The Attack bio]
* [ A New Day Records]
* [ Richard Shirman interview]

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