Australian singles charts:
Esmeralda entered the Kent charts on 20 March 1972 and peaked at #37.
The song is on Warts Up Your Nose which entered the Kent album charts on 20 November 1972 and peaked at #24.
The Indelible Murtceps were formed in Melbourne in October 1971 by Mike Rudd as a side project for his main group, Spectrum, using the same roster for both bands. The line-up was Mike Rudd on lead guitar, lead vocals and harmonica; Lee Neale on keyboards; Bill Putt on bass guitar; and Ray Arnott on drums. With the advent of pub rock Spectrum’s lengthy and complex material was precluding bookings on the lucrative local dance and pub circuit.
Rudd created a performance set of simpler, dance-pop tunes, with a reduced stage set-up, for use by Indelible Murtceps, allowing Spectrum to continue its progressive course while supplementing members’ incomes with the more frequent Murtceps gigs.
‘Murtceps’ is ‘Spectrum’ spelt backwards.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indelible_Murtceps
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