In the 1980s, all-star roots dance band Tiger Moth – Rod Stradling, Jon Moore, Maggie Holland, Chris Coe, Ian Anderson, John Maxwell, Ian Carter – took playing for English country dancing on a rowdy expedition to places it had never been before. Venerable English hornpipes went on a world cruise, Italian tunes got played as Tex-Mex polkas with a Zairean lilt and schottisches filled up with Greek riffs. In the studio as Orchestre Super Moth they teamed up with world music stars of the day like Dembo Konte, Kausu Kuyateh, Flaco Jimenez, Hijaz Mustapha and Abdul Tee-Jay. Completely remastered, this expanded compilation includes the best of their two albums, singles, 12”s and rare tracks, and a bonus 2004 remix by Simon Emmerson & Mass.
released April 12, 2014
Rod Stradling: melodeons / Jon Moore: electric guitars / Ian Anderson: slide guitars / Maggie Holland: bass guitar, banjo; vocals / John Maxwell: drums, percussion / Chris Coe: hammered dulcimer / Ian Carter: keyboards.
with guests Hijaz Mustapha: banjozouki, guitar, animateur / Abdul Tee-Jay: guitar, animateur / Dembo Konte & Kausu Kuyateh: koras, vocals / Flaco Jimenez: accordeon / Simon Emmerson: alto spoons, cittern / Mass: keyboards, bass & drum programming / Bob Sinfield: wireless world voices / Paul Travers: voice loops & percussion.