Stretch, a powerful and talented British rock group from the mid-1970s, showcased the charismatic lead singer Elmer Gantry (of Velvet Opera fame). The group impressed many critics and were once rated as the ‘greatest blues and boogie band of the era’. (It’s even said they once blew Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow off stage during a major concert tour!)
‘Elastique’ was their debut album. Produced by Martin Rushent, it included their only hit single ‘Why Did You Do It?’
Here are ten elasticised performances - including the traditional blues ‘Buzz Fly’ and the roaring ‘Miss Dizzy’ and ‘Snakes Alive’ - that stretch the talents of Elmer, guitarist Kirby and their rubberised rhythm section to the max.