When ‘Sky Dance’ appeared on the Dandelion Records’ ‘There Is Some Fun Going Forward’ LP in 1972, very few people knew of this totally different recording of the tune, put down a couple of weeks prior to its better-known trippy cousin. Unlike the released version, ‘Sky Dance (Take One)’ is a raucous rock song, recorded with Tractor a clear two years before AC/DC first ventured into a studio and four or five before the world began to think about punk.
The ‘Sky Dance’ takes are really the first recordings for ‘High Mass’, intended as my third Dandelion album. Like so many tracks on that unreleased set, they took their inspiration from the Troubles in Northern Ireland; in this case the appalling sight of young kids of eight and nine being encouraged to hurl rocks and petrol bombs at armoured vehicles.
“Sky Dance (Take One)” is from the Cherry Red Records download album, “Creation Recreated” (Cherry Red BEAUCR1).