As a member of such semi-legends as The Prisoners, The Solarflares, JTQ, Thee Headcoats and now Graham Day & the Forefathers (amongst a much longer list), Allan Crockford played an important part in establishing the Medway area's reputation as a hotbed for spirited, uncompromising garage rock with a strong DIY ethic. Playing with such Medway notables as Billy Childish, James Taylor and Graham Day his reputation was as a reliable sideman for more flamboyant figures. But as time went by he found a late flowering talent for writing his own material, and The Galileo 7 were formed to play the songs he stored up while still playing with other bands.
While The Galileo 7 still have the trademark punk ('66 and '76 versions) fire and energy that marks out the Medway sound, there are extra elements in the music that shifts it away from the trademark crashbangwhallop... call it pop-psych, psych-mod, punkadelic, powerpop or whatever you like. If it's energy you're after you won't be disappointed, but there are also tunes and harmonies by the bucketload to guarantee that these songs hang around in your head long after the initial sonic impact has faded. Now, with a new souped-up line-up featuring the almost legendary Mole (Embrooks, Higher State, Mystreated & head of State Records) on drums, The Galileo 7 are cranking up the energy levels even more - check out the recent 7" 'One lie at a time' for proof!