Hard work rarely brings it's reward, whether in everyday life or music. That must have been how Stackridge felt in 1974. After gigging solidly (300 plus gigs a year for three years), while recording three albums, three singles and at the same time shoe-horning in appearances on the Old Grey Whistle Test, the John Peel Show and Radio 1 in Concert, they found themselves, in the words of inimitable singer/flautist Mutter Slater, 'becalmed and frustrated'. All hopes were now pinned on the January 1975 release of Extravaganza, which was being released on the newly formed Rocket Record label (a happening place to be for one of England's then brightest young bands). Sounds, in a review of the album in early 1975 wrote 'Don't ignore something too good to be missed. Stackridge are back. And happy days are here again'. 10 tracks including 'Grease Paint Smiles', 'Highbury Incident' and more. Angel Air. 2007.