From the man who penned "Meet me on the corner" & "Train in G major" Lindisfarnes Rod Clements presents his solo album. Believe me 1 play & your hooked 2 & your really singing along. In the title track "Stamping Ground" you can hear how he adds to the syncopated finger style of influence "Uncle Ralph" McTell, but adds the jangle of his trademark Dobro. Blue Interior has the Lindisfarne formation of a catchy lyric, but smothered in a lifetimes influence of the blues. Likewise track 5 "Whole Lifestyle Thing" has the feel of recent Lindisfarne Similar to the style of tracks from Here Comes The Neighbourhood. His old mate Alan Hull will be smiling down on Rod & no Doubt pleased to hear track 4 "Hattie McDaniel At The Oscars 1939" - A poignant track illustrating the dire treatment of its non white population by America. "Charity Main" & "Roads of Northumberland" would have appealed to Alans politics & reflect the poor employment in Rods Northumberland home. Kathryn Tickells playing of the pipes is absolutely haunting, & so appropriate. Thea Gilmore has the voice of an angel & is the perfect foil to Rods gravelly offering in "We Have To Talk". Track 12 "Old Blue Goose", has a twist in its tale. The surprise is, that having listened & thought "what on earth is this about", the sleeve gives the web site to explore the history of Shreveport & The Old Blue Goose, the mist is lifted. Rod is helped in his venture by 2 Lindisfarne mates Dave Hull-Denholm & Ian Thomson, Paul Burgess hits the drums, Fraser Spiers on harmonica, Sid Griffin plays autoharp with Steve Millingham on keyboards. Nigel Stonier ( who also produced Fairport Conventions "Wood & the Wire), was responsible for production & a whole shed full of instruments. Not many artists have 30 years of experience at the level that Rod has performed - this album really does reflect his experience. I love it It's Fantastic.