Silver Laughter’s “I Can’t Believe In You” from “Sailing On Fantasies”

Silver Laughter 1978 - Paul, Mick, Jon and Ken

Silver Laughter 1978 – Paul, Mick, Jon and Ken

In 1978 Silver Laughter was rolling along as my booking calendar shows. We were playing almost non-stop even though disco had raised its ugly head. Our Beatles Tribute helped make us stand out from other bands who were getting the axe and not being hired back.

Although I prefer live music, I understand the reason disco was getting popular, at least from a financial point of view. After all, why would a club owner pay lots of money every week for bands that would imitate records when, for a one time expense, they could put in a great sound and light system to play the actual records for people to dance to?

However, if a band had a  gimmick like we did with the Beatles Tribute, they were harder to replace. And the fact we were a recording group with two albums behind us was even better.

Here is a cut from “Sailing On Fantasies” which features me on lead vocal and Ken on the twangy guitar intro and overdubbed lead solo called “I Can’t Believe In You”.

Mick Orton

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