THE MANIAX

Before joining WISHFUL THINKING
John Franklin played guitar in a band called
THE MANIAX

The band consisted of:
Ian Wright - Drums (White Trixon)
Allan Wright - Hammond Organ (brothers)
Mick Bannister - Lead vocals
Peter Green - Bass Guitar (Framus Bass)
Johnnie Franklin - Lead Guitar (Grimshaw guitar,
Selmer Selectatone amplifier)
"at the age of 16 years"

In March 1966 THE MANIAX released a 45:
"Out Of Reach / The Devil's Home"
(White Label WLR 101)

The Devil's Home was also included on the CD
"Syde Tryps One"
on Wooden Hill records (WHCD002)

(single a-side)
(single b-side)
MANIAX sheet music
(sheet music)
MANIAX advert
(advert in Record Mirror, 12.03.1966)

SYDE TRIPS ONE (CD) Syde Tryps One
UK, 1995: Wooden Hill WHCD002
Running Time: 50:31
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The Pleasure Garden - "Permissive Paradise" (3:35)
Giorgio & Marco's Men - "Baby I Need You" (2:58)
Whispers of Truth - "Sunday Afternoon With Emily" (3:09)
Free Expression - "Nightmares" (3:52)
The Purge - "The Mayor Of Simpleton Hall" (2:39)
The Poets - "Fun Buggy" (2:20)
The Maniax - "The Devil's Home" (2:41)
Tidal Wave - "Spider Spider" (2:41)
Whispers of Truth - "Reality" (3:07)
Blackthorn Winter - "I Will" (3:44)
The Purge - "The Knave" (2:54)
The Poets - "Heyla Hola" (2:14)
Euphoria - "Hangman's Rope" (3:20)
Kat - "Tell the World" (3:46)
Fringe Benefit - "Wild Man of the Forest" (7:31)
Funny what is been written about THE MANIAX inside the booklet of the above CD release:
"Who THE MANIAX were I neither know nor care, although the singer's unusual diction would suggest that they were of European origin. 'The Devil's Home' was the B side of 'Out Of Reach', released in England in 1966 on the White Label label and cut with the assistance of the enterprising Tony Pike, who also owned the Teepee label and a recording studio in London."
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