Ouch! : Knock! Knock!

  • Release date: 1-Jan-1996
  • Label: Sony Records

Recorded in 1995 and released the following year, this is Ouch!‘s second album, for which they wrote over 40 songs, from the familiar sixties-tinged Come On and Overstayed My Welcome to the ageing boy band offering Strongman. But somewhere in between are the Taylor-penned classics She’s With Me, Time Of Our Lives and Endless Daze. If you look past the somewhat lightweight production and 90s drum programming, you’ll find the album contains some good stuff.

Jon played bass, sang backing vocals and also co-produced the album with Kevin Taylor. They were joined on the album by Mark Sellar on drums, Vince Hurley on keys, Martin Rice on lead guitar and Mark Kelser on backing vocals. Shortly after, Vince was abducted by Scientologists and today plays all over the world with Ron Hubbard and Tom Cruise’s favourite band, the Jive Aces.

An extra track It Could Have Been Me, a cover of a song by Japanese band, Spitz, was featured on the Japanese release. Despite the fact that Kev hated the song with a vengeance, it became the band’s 4th Japanese chart single in 1996.

The band returned to Japan the same year to promote the album in extremely fetching odd-legged trousers.

She’s With Me

Time Of Our Lives

Endless Daze

Jon Mellor on Bass