Friday, September 2, 2011

Artist: Winston Hancock, Album: No Pedestrians (Compilation), Song: Girls, Girls

"Every time I turn around, I fall in love with another one."  Winston Hancock is a singer songwriter from Toronto, Ontario.  He started out on the Queen Street circuit during the late seventies, early eighties, with bands like the True Confessions, Twitch (see blog 5/1/11) and Sherry Kean (see blog 3/21/11).  In fact, two of his songs from that period were featured on a Chameleon Records compilation in 1980, entitled, No Pedestrians, along with other local acts like the True Confessions and Sherry Kean's first band, The Sharks.  He had a real throwback rock n' roll sound that was being popularized by other international artists at the time, such as, Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello and Graham Parker.  I find this tune actually sounds a bit like the Flamin' Groovies.  Like his international peers though, he was a skilled pop craftsman when it came to writing songs and it certainly shows on this track entitled, Girls, Girls.  Winston is still around and actually has a website that chronicles parts of his career in music.  He recently released his first CD and has played alongside greats like Jeff Healey (see blog 10/6/10).  You can follow him at  You can hear the song, Girls, Girls on You Tube (  The No Pedestrians compilation is the only place you will find some of Winston's earlier recordings and unfortunately, it is a very rare find.  At the time of this blog, there were no copies available online for sale.  Thanks for reading and enjoy!

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