The complexities surrounding this intriguing UK progressive band belie its brief lifespan. The name ‘Heavy Jelly’ first appeared in a fictitious review, run late in 1968 in the London listings magazine, Time Out. Interest was such that two labels, Island Records and Head, released singles bearing the name. Island’s Heavy Jelly was the rock band Skip Bifferty in disguise, although their lone single, ‘I Keep Singing The Same Old Song’, achieved a higher profile when it was placed on a popular budget-priced sampler, Nice Enough To Eat. The Head release, in the spring of 1969, ‘Time Out (The Long Wait)’, featured John Morshead (guitar/vocals), Alex Dmochowski (bass) - both from the Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation - drummer Carlo Little and an individual dubbed Rocky. When this single proved popular, the label’s managing director, John Curd, registered the Heavy Jelly, name and Morshead and Dmochowski instigated a full-time line-up. Initial album sessions featured Chris Wood and Jim Capaldi from Traffic, but they were latter replaced by ex-Animals drummer Barry Jenkins and vocalist Jackie Lomax. Further upheavals followed, the projected album was shelved and the final blow came when Lomax accepted a solo recording deal.