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Streetwalkers / I'm Walking, The Complete Streetwalkers 1974-77

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Snapper Music’s Madfish imprint have really thrown the kitchen sink at I’m Walking, The Complete Streetwalkers 1974-77 a fun-packed limited edition box set in tribute to under-the-radar Seventies rock band Streetwalkers

Emerging from the ashes of Family, Streetwalkers produced five albums with three different line-ups in less than three years. The quirkiness of Family’s output was replaced by a harder-rocking sound that knitted well with Roger Chapman’s distinctive voice, and was enhanced by Charlie Whitney’s innovative bluesy guitar-playing and the soulful stylings of guitarist/vocalist Bobby Tench.

Strictly limited to 1,500 copies, I’m Walking is a comprehensive 15-CD collection designed to emulate the high packaging-production values of Madfish’s previous Family box set, Once Upon A Time. Billed in the PR blurb as a ‘new box of wonder’, I’m Walking comes complete with – deep breath – the following items:

  • • Certificate Of Authenticity personally signed by Roger Chapman and Bobby Tench.
  • • Five original Streetwalkers albums on CD in mini LP Japanese-style gatefold sleeves
  • • CD of BBC Recordings from 1974-’76.
  • • Walkers Put The Boot In – a three-CD set of unreleased 1976 radio and bootleg recordings
  • • Two-CD set of previously unreleased live recordings from the 1977 tour
  • • Two additional live CDs – ‘Rip It Up’ Live at the Rainbow and De Montfort
  • • Two CD replica singles with exclusive B-sides
  • • Ninety-two-page hardback book tracing the band’s history, featuring many previously unseen photos and memorabilia reproductions.
  • • Replica A1 US poster for Red Card
  • • Vicious But Fair – replica 1977 tour programme
  • • Replica skin transfer sheet originally produced to promote the Vicious But Fair album

Think that’s everything… oh no, hang on, forgot about the four replica album beer mats. Never forget the beer mats…



All in all, it looks like a fair old treat for hardy Streetwalkers fans who can afford it. And bearing in mind their former label boss Nigel Granger’s assertion that “Streetwalkers never really captured what they did live on their studio albums – I actually used to like their John Peel sessions more than their albums”, perhaps the 15-track BBC Recordings disc featuring ‘In concert’ and ‘John Peel’ sessions is the jewel in this career-defining set. 

I’m Walking, The Complete Streetwalkers 1974-77 is released on 15 January.

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Disc One: Chapman – Whitney Streetwalkers

  1. Parisienne High Heels 4:04
  2. Roxianna 3:46
  3. Systematic Stealth 2:24
  4. Call Ya 6:32
  5. Creature Feature 4:14
  6. Sue And Betty Jean 5:08
  7. Showbiz Joe 4:07
  8. Just Four Men 2:50
  9. Tokyo Rose 2:26
  10. Hangman 4:44

Disc Two: Downtown Flyers

  1. Downtown Flyers 3:57
  2. Toenail Draggin’ 4:17
  3. Raingame 3:01
  4. Miller 3:54
  5. Crawfish 4:27
  6. Walking On Waters 5:57
  7. Gypsy Moon 4:40
  8. Burn It Down 5:00
  9. Ace O Spades 5:35

Disc Three: Red Card

  1. Run For Cover 5:30
  2. Me An’ Me Horse An’ Me Rum 4:06
  3. Crazy Charade 5:32
  4. Daddy Rolling Stone 3:17
  5. Roll Up Pull Up 3:34
  6. Between Us 3:38
  7. Shotgun Messiah 4:48
  8. Decadence Code 6:28

Disc Four: Viscious But Fair

  1. Mama Was Mad 4:15
  2. Chilli-Con-Carne 3:55
  3. Dice Man 9:30
  4. But You’re Beautiful 3:52
  5. Can’t Come In
  6. Belle Star 3:14
  7. Sam (Maybe He Can Come To Some Arrangement) 4:33
  8. Cross Time Woman 5:15

Disc Five: Streetwalkers Live

  1. Carne (Live in the UK 1977) 5:42
  2. Crazy Charade (Live in the UK 1977) 6:30
  3. Walking On Waters (Live in the UK 1977) 7:11
  4. Toenail Draggin’ (Live in the UK 1977) 4:37
  5. Mama Was Mad (Live in the UK 1977) 5:40
  6. Me An’ Me Horse An’ Me Rum (Live in the UK 1977) 7:34
  7. Dice Man (Live in the UK 1977) 11:58
  8. My Friend The Sun (Live in the UK 1977) 4:50
  9. Run For Cover (Live in the UK 1977) 8:46
  10. Burlesque (Live in the UK 1977) 5:30
  11. Can’t Come In (Live in the UK 1977) 6:43

Disc Six: Rip It Up At The Rainbow

  1. Walking On Waters (Live at The Rainbow 1977) 7:07
  2. Me An’ Me Horse An’ Me Rum (Live at The Rainbow 1977) 8:20
  3. Mama Was Mad (Live at The Rainbow 1977) 5:08
  4. Chilli-Con-Carne (Live at The Rainbow 1977) 4:54
  5. Dice Man (Live at The Rainbow 1977) 12:39
  6. Toenail Draggin’ (Live at The Rainbow 1977) 4:38
  7. Run For Cover (Live at The Rainbow 1977) 8:57
  8. Burlesque (Live at The Rainbow 1977) 4:54
  9. Can’t Come In (Live at The Rainbow 1977) 8:47
  10. Crazy Charade (Live at The Rainbow 1977) 6:46

Disc Seven: Rip It Up At De Montfort

  1. Walking On Waters (Live at The Demontfort 1977) 7:14
  2. Crazy Charade (Live at The Demontfort 1977) 7:07
  3. Me An’ Me Horse An’ Me Rum (Live at The Demontfort 1977) 7:29
  4. Mama Was Mad (Live at The Demontfort 1977) 4:43
  5. Chilli-Con-Carne (Live at The Demontfort 1977) 5:02
  6. My Friend The Sun (Live at The Demontfort 1977) 4:59
  7. Burlesque (Live at The Demontfort 1977) 4:57
  8. Toenail Draggin’ (Live at The Demontfort 1977) 5:41
  9. Run For Cover (Live at The Demontfort 1977) 9:33
  10. Can’t Come In (Live at The Demontfort 1977) 9:31

Disc 8: BBC Sessions

  1. Burn It Down (BBC In Concert 1975)
  2. Burlesque (BBC In Concert 1975)
  3. Crawfish (BBC In Concert 1975)
  4. Downtown Flyers (BBC In Concert 1975)
  5. Walking On Waters (BBC In Concert 1975)
  6. Get Out Of My Life, Woman (John Peel Session 1974)
  7. Roxiana (John Peel Session 1974)
  8. Systematic Stealth (John Peel Session 1974)
  9. Tokyo Rose (John Peel Session 1974)
  10. Hangman (John Peel Session 1974)
  11. Toenail Draggin’ (John Peel Session 1975)
  12. Crawfish (John Peel Session 1975)
  13. Daddy Rolling Stone (John Peel Session 1976)
  14. Me An’ Me Horse An’ Me Rum (John Peel Session 1976)
  15. Run For Cover (John Peel Session 1976)

Disc Nine: Walkers Put The Boot In (CD1) – Previously Unreleased Set

  1. Burlesque (Live at Charlton 1976)
  2. Toenail Draggin’ (Live at Charlton 1976)
  3. Run For Cover (Live at Charlton 1976)
  4. Me An’ Me Horse An’ Me Rum (Live at Charlton 1976)
  5. Walking On Waters (Live at Charlton 1976)
  6. Burn It Down (Live at Charlton 1976)

Disc Ten: Walkers Put The Boot In (CD2)

  1. Burlesque (Live in Toronto 1976)
  2. Walking On Waters (Live in Toronto 1976)
  3. Shotgun Messiah (Live in Toronto 1976)
  4. Me An’ Me Horse An’ Me Rum (Live in Toronto 1976)
  5. Toenail Draggin’ (Live in Toronto 1976)
  6. Burn It Down (Live in Toronto 1976)

Disc 11: Walkers Put The Boot In (CD3)

  1. Burlesque (Live at Lincoln 1976)
  2. Toenail Draggin’ (Live at Lincoln 1976)
  3. Run For Cover (Live at Lincoln 1976)
  4. Me An’ Me Horse An’ Me Rum (Live at Lincoln 1976)
  5. My Friend The Sun (Live at Lincoln 1976)
  6. Walking On Waters (Live at Lincoln 1976)
  7. Burn It Down (Live at Lincoln 1976)
  8. Daddy Rolling Stone (Live at Lincoln 1976)
  9. Tokyo Rose (Live at Lincoln 1976)

Disc 12: Vicious But Live (CD1) – Previously Unissued Live Recordings

  1. Walking On Waters (Live Feb/March 1977)
  2. Crazy Charade (Live Feb/March 1977)
  3. Me An’ Me Horse An’ Me Rum (Live Feb/March 1977)
  4. Mama Was Mad (Live Feb/March 1977)
  5. Chilli-Con-Carne (Live Feb/March 1977)
  6. My Friend The Sun (Live Feb/March 1977)
  7. Dice Man (Live Feb/March 1977)
  8. Burlesque (Live Feb/March 1977)
  9. Can’t Come In (Live Feb/March 1977)

Disc 13: Vicious But Live (CD2)

  1. Walking On Waters (Live Feb/March 1977)
  2. Crazy Charade (Live Feb/March 1977)
  3. Me An’ Me Horse An’ Me Rum (Live Feb/March 1977)
  4. Mama Was Mad (Live Feb/March 1977)
  5. Toenail Draggin’ (Live Feb/March 1977)
  6. Run For Cover (Live Feb/March 1977)
  7. Walking On Waters (Live Feb/March 1977)
  8. Crazy Charade (Live Feb/March 1977) 00:00:00
  9. Me An’ Me Horse An’ Me Rum (Live Feb/March 1977)

Disc 14: Roxianna – CD replica single with exclusive B-side

  1. Roxianna 3:46
  2. Crack

Disc 15: Daddy Rolling Stone – CD replica single with exclusive B-side

  1. Daddy Rolling Stone 3:17
  2. Hole In Your Pocket

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15 responses to Streetwalkers / I'm Walking, The Complete Streetwalkers 1974-77

  1. Mark Bumgardner says:

    I saw them open for Black Sabbath in Germany in late ’75 (or early ’76). I had no idea they released that number of studio albums. Roger’s voice is a bit of an acquired taste, but they were a rocking band, for sure.

  2. Philip says:

    Absolutely love the Streetwalkers. Got this on order, hoping sound quality is up on the BGO 2-fers that are currently on my shelf.

    Stunning looking set.

  3. Runicen says:

    Slight typo in the tracklist on disc 4. While “Viscous But Fair” would be a great title for a lost Dracula movie, I don’t think it’s the right title here. =)

    I’ve already pre-ordered my copy of the set. ImportCDs has a pretty decent price for it as of the moment. Hoping they get stock, but I’m willing to take my chances.

    Even if this set turned out to be a bomb, it feels fair to pick up a new copy since my copy of the Family box set was a second-hand buy. Like to see at least a little cash make its way back to Chapman.

  4. Rare Glam says:

    I’ve ordered this set purely for the beer mats, I’ll toss the rest!! But seriously, I thought twice when I saw how much live stuff there is. Not because it’s live, I lo0ve live, but conceanrs over sound quality. Are they all from sound boards or are any of them from audience tapes I wonder, especially those three bootlegs? Great companion box to the Family set.

  5. Steve Benson says:

    For those who don’t need 11 horses or rums I hope the individual albums will be available too.

  6. Chris says:

    I haven’t heard this set — maybe Snapper has changed how they’ve done things — but all the things I’ve bought from Snapper in the past have had serious quality control issues associated with the CDs themselves.

    Routinely, archival issues I’ve bought that’s been released by Snapper have had serious glitches in the digital domain that appear to be issues with the disc masters, as I went on to obtain multiple copies of the sets involved and they appear in the same locations on the same tracks with every copy.

    Snapper’s stuff tends to be *really* cheap; but from my experience, there’s an additional cost.

  7. Colin Harper says:

    I understand that Madfish are some way along the path to a projected 17 disc Wishbone Ash box.

    • Chudbeagle says:

      Colin Harper:

      Please tell me more about the Wishbone Ash box set as this is the first I’ve heard of it.

      Is it every album (I only really care about 1970-82) remastered with bonus cuts and the live albums?

  8. Philip says:

    I’ve got the Chappo and Live In Hamburg DeLuxe CDs that Madfish / Snapper put out by Roger Chapman last year and they’re both pretty good to my jaded ears. Really looking forward to getting this one next week. Byrning Shed reckon shipping starting on Monday!!!

  9. Steven says:

    Fingers crossed the Streetwalkers does well and we get a Roger Chapman solo box (or boxes – the guy has had a long career) green lit at some point….

    I do wish record companies would think about the scheduling of these boxes a bit more – I still have Christmas to pay for. And my tax return. The timing is NOT good…

  10. Philip says:

    “I understand that Madfish are some way along the path to a projected 17 disc Wishbone Ash box.”

    Hopefully not a rehash of the various Powell-years items, but a full appraisal of the band’s career.

  11. Philip says:

    Just had a message from Burning Shed to say that :

    “We are sorry for the delay in shipping your Streetwalkers box set but we have now been told that they will be delivered to us on Monday (18th January).”

    A few more days patience required!!!!

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