Rooks -20th Anniversary

Amazingly it is 20 years since Ulterior Motives released their first album “Rooks”. After playing together as a live band ,with occasional breaks , since the early 80’s we finally got together to record and release this CD in 2001.

The album features : Alan Maskell; Guitar and Vocals, Pete Young ; Keyboards and Vocals, Gus Mills ; Bass and Vocals , John Hedgecock ; Drums . Additionally former band member Graham “Snowy” Taylor guests on Saxophone on three tracks .

We recorded in a number of locations in and around Wantage, with much of the final engineering and production by Andy Boyd.

We chose a mix of material covering the bands lifespan including old songs like “The Trap” and “Where do we Go “right through to the newest material like “Distant” and “Underdog”

Back Cover – Track Listing

We always felt this album was underrated and were limited in the amount of promotion we were able to give it .

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary, we decided to make Rooks available on all the commercial streaming services ( Which didn’t exist in 2001 ) so please give it a listen.

If you like you can also buy a download from our Bandcamp Page :

When I go back and listen to it the album still retains a freshness and invention , but retaining the tight sound of a regularly gigging band.

Who knows, we may even get out there and play an anniversary concert if we’re able ………………………

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