Blowing back the mists of time shrouding Holloway Road in North London comes a Rapiers and Joe Meek video double play starring Dave Lawes, Brad Dallaston, John Tuck and Colin Pryce-Jones, venues unknown, dates unknown (but sometime between 1987 and 1992).
First unveiled: Green Jeans, a rocked-up treatment of the traditional Greensleeves, originally fashioned by producer Meek for The Fabulous Flee-Rekkers on Triumph Records, 1960. Rapier Fact: GJ led off Side 2 of Straight to the Point, The Rapiers' 1985 debut LP [OffBeat/Ace Records, WIK40].
Next up: A surprisingly polite, guitar-driven version of the most successful rock 'n' roll instrumental in the cosmos, Telstar, launched into No. 1 chart positions on both sides of the Atlantic by Meek's house band The Tornados in 1962. Rapier Fact: Telstar was recorded for Rapiers Vol. 4 EP [1986, Twang RA004].