IVa: Afterwards and Necromancer was recorded in January 1969 and
later included on The Aerosol Grey Machine (see VdGG IVb).
Keith Ellis was suggested by Tony Stratton-Smith who knew him from Koobas
days. Guy probably saw Hugh's add in International Times. They soon
recorded the sparkling single People You Were Going To / Firebrand. It was
released on Tetragrammaton, a deal secured by Stratton-Smith. But the
band/Peter was still tied to the contract with Mercury and the single was soon
withdrawn. Now it's a rare collectors' item. The two songs are included as
bonus tracks on the Repertoire CD version of The Aerosol Grey Machine.
They are probably taken from a vinyl copy and not the master tapes, though.
Judge left shortly after the single was released. Their new equipment was
stolen four days after buying it. They split after following frustrating gigs on
borrowed gear, lack of gigs and because of Peter's rotten record deal.
Stratton-Smith didn't want any of the others of the band to be involved with
neither Mercury nor the contract.
Guy Randolph Evans : "I was at Warwick University doing various
entertainment things... (this being 1968; he got a degree) and heard that Tony
Stratton-Smith was involved in a band who were looking for a drummer... I rang
up about it, came down to London, had an audition, failed it, thought the band
was terrible, but somehow eventually joined." (ZigZag vol. 6, 1975, #7)