This London-based octet – Ozzie Lane (vocals), Garth Watt-Roy (guitar/vocals), Mick Deacon (keyboards), Ian Aitcheson (saxophone), Tex Philpotts (saxophone), Dick Hanson (trumpet), Norman Watt-Roy (bass) and Ron Prudence (drums) – was formed in 1968 being a soul band. New Orleans-born Street later came back to America departing his erstwhile co-workers to forge a far more progressive path with new vocalist Colin Horton-Jennings. The group finished two albums which shown a solid compositional skill in addition to an imaginative usage of brass. They liked a brief reputation in Europe following success from the one, ‘Real Cool Globe’, however the Ideal Show ON THE PLANET found small favour in the home and split up in 1971. Norman Watt-Roy after that shaped Glencoe, and afterwards joined up with Ian Dury’s Blockheads.