Return To Base

UK, 1st October, 1979
Barn Records - NARB 003

Return To Base was the band's eighth Studio Album and their third and last to be released on their own "Barn" label in the UK.  Unfortunately, this, too, did not enter any national album charts, although when it was repackaged, retitled and re-issued two years later, it would be a completely different outcome!














The 1997 CD Reissue included two bonus tracks, "9 TO 5" and "TWO TRACK STEREO - ONE TRACK MIND":-

UK, 1997 - CD, Album
RCA - 74321 44303 2








( Also recorded during the "Return To Base"sessions, but unreleased, was a Cover Version of The Bee Gees' 1967 song, I Can't See Nobody ! )




My thanks to Chris 'The Historian' Selby for his relentless research. It is said, in certain circles, that Walsall Archives have a seat reserved specifically for him and that Wolverhampton archives consult him when searching the Express & Star


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Chakeeta
(Noddy Holder & Jimmy Lea)

When you gaze right into your crystal ball, show me what you see.
Tell me that piece of glass can tell ya all, It ain't 'Make love to me'.

When you open up your gypsy eyes I can't look away
Using that magic spell to hypnotise, You can make me stay

Hey Chakeeta - Chakeeta Chakeeta - You put the hurt on me
You put the hurt on me
Hey Chakeeta - Chakeeta Chakeeta - You put the hurt on me
You put the hurt on me

Listen, your voodoo heart beating too fast, beating in my bar
All o' them hoodoo curses, they made to last, throw away your charms

Hey Chakeeta - Chakeeta Chakeeta - You put the hurt on me
You put the hurt on me
Hey Chakeeta - Chakeeta Chakeeta - You put the hurt on me
You put the hurt on me

Chakeeta Chakeeta - You put the hurt on me

With your rhythmic vibration, your fascination
You can see how I'm still here
Take into a-cosideration, infatuation
It won't disappear

Hey Chakeeta - Chakeeta Chakeeta - You put the hurt on me
You put the hurt on me
Hey Chakeeta - Chakeeta Chakeeta - You put the hurt on me
You put the hurt on me

Hey Chakeeta - Chakeeta Chakeeta - You put the hurt on me
You put the hurt on me
Hey Chakeeta - Chakeeta Chakeeta - One look at your gipsy eyes
You cast your spell, I'm hypnotised

Gaze into your crystal ball
That piece of glass can't tell you all
You put the hurt on me
You put the hurt on me


Nuts Bolts And Screws
(Noddy Holder & Jimmy Lea)

Roll it on, roll it on!

Go funny family go home, Joey's sittin' there on his own
Sittin' there a missin', missin' all the kissin'
Wishin' that he wasn't alone

I heard it on the news - I heard it on the news - nuts bolts and screws - I heard it on the news
I heard it on the news - I heard it on the news - nuts bolts and screws - I heard it on the news

All of the cuckoos at breast - one flies away from the nest
Finds himself a cutie, a root'n toot'n beauty - she made the hairs stand up on his chest

I heard it on the news - I heard it on the news - nuts bolts and screws - I heard it on the news
I heard it on the news - I heard it on the news - nuts bolts and screws - I heard it on the news

All he needed was a little bit of company
Just to help take away some of the misery
All he wanted was a little bit of ecstacy
And he's surely gonna find it, surely gonna find it

Joey got a shot in the arm
And now he's sleepin' back at the farm
Still knows he can do it, I guess he always knew it
He never done nobody no harm

I heard it on the news - I heard it on the news - nuts bolts and screws - I heard it on the news
I heard it on the news - I heard it on the news - nuts bolts and screws - I heard it on the news

I heard it on the news - I heard it on the news - Nuts bolts and screws, Nuts bolts and screws
Extra extra, read all about it - Nuts bolts and screws, Nuts bolts and screws

Extra extra, read all about it
Paper paper, late edition
Read all about it


Lemme Love Into Ya
(Noddy Holder & Jimmy Lea)

Lemme love into you
Lemme lemme love into you
Let me take you
Let me make you
Let me give you love
Let me give you something,
Let me let me give you something
To remember, let me bend ya
Let me give you love

Let me give you love
Let me give you love
Let me give you love
Let me give you love
Let me give you love
Let me give you love

[Guitar Solo]

Lemme love into you
Lemme lemme love into you
Let me meet ya
Let me treat ya
Let me give you love

Let me give you love
Let me give you love
Let me give you love
Let me give you love
Let me give you love
Let me give you love

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