The final phase of The Stargazers career to date began when first John and Gary, and then Pete, left the band in 1994. Good old "artistic differences" were to blame. This left an album of completely original material unreleased, and some new musicians had to be found. The final Stargazers line up consisted of Danny (vocals), Chris (piano), Tim (double bass), with the addition of Jim Knowler (lead guitar) Sean O'Keeffee (drums) - both from The Keytones, and Simon "Flaming Peaches" Gilbey on sax. This aggregation produced the album Froffee Coffee (Vinyl Japan JRCD27), which was released in early 1997. The album is one of the most adventurous musically, containing a Bernard Cribbins style comedy vocal based on a poem Dan found in a Motrobike Mag, as well as some stong new original songs by Danny (What's the Matter With Music Now?, Where Would We Be Tonight?) and a startingly original doo-wop version of Chuck Berry's Oh, Baby Doll. The album was recorded in a big warehouse night club on Greenham Common airbase, using Ricky's mobile valve recording studio.
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