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In New Zealand we knew them as the fresh faced pop band The Clevedonaires. In 1968 they were booked to entertain the Anzac troops in Vietnam. The Viet Kong's Tet Offensive soon put a stop to that just days before they were to leave. With all of their gear packed and no bookings, they headed for Australia where they shortened their name to The Cleves and went on to become one of the hottest prog psych bands in Sydney. 1971 saw the release of their critically acclaimed self titled debut album. Soon afterwards they decided to try their luck in the booming UK glam scene where they changed their name once again, this time to the more confrontational Bitch. Their album was recorded at Apple Studios, George Martin's AIR Studios and Morgan Street Studios. Tony Ashton and Carly Simon’s guitarist Jim Ryan produced, bringing in Madeline Bell and Doris Troy to provide backup vocals on two tracks. Completed in 1973 but shelved due to management upheavals at the label, this incredible slice of gritty glam goodness has remained unreleased….until now!

The Cleves are proud to present a double vinyl album featuring their 1971 album The Cleves alongside the unreleased 1973 UK album they recorded as Bitch. This is your chance to hear New Zealand’s best kept musical secret.


A1 Work Out
A2 There Is A Place
A3 Keep Trying
A4 Time Has Come
B1 Summertime
B2 Wait For A Moment
B3 For A Time
B4 Waterfall

C1 Wild Cat
C2 Rolling Down The Road
C3 I'm Gonna Love You
C4 Won't Be Home Tonight
C5 Hero
C6 Chicken Girl
D1 Good Time Coming
D2 At The Party
D3 Falling Rain
D4 Going Steady
D5 Horizon

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  • Store location: Upper Hutt City, Wellington, NZ

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