Kefford left the Move in early 1968, after increasing instability resulting from depression and panic attacks. He recorded about an album's worth of unreleased material in mid-1968 with producer Tony Visconti (to become renowned for his work with David Bowie), but the project was abandoned, without production complete on many of the tracks, when Kefford had a breakdown. These sessions found Kefford writing much of the material and trying his hand at an assortment of late-'60s rock styles, as well as singing it in his soul-rock voice, which wasn't nearly as distinctive or capable as the vocals of, say, his old Move cohorts Carl Wayne and Roy Wood. Nine tracks from the unreleased album sessions, in their various states of (in)completion, were released in 2003 as part of the Ace Kefford CD compilation Ace the Face.
Kefford then became frontman for the short-lived Ace Kefford Stand, who did one single, "For Your Love" b/w "Gravy Booby Jam," for Atlantic in 1969. The A-side was a drawn-out, heavy, and fairly tedious cover of the Yardbirds classic; the flip, thrown together by the band the night before the session, was a forgettable psychedelic-progressive rock crossover effort with freaky guitar. The other members of the Ace Kefford Stand, incidentally, had been previously known as Young Blood, and did four singles for Pye; the Ace Kefford Stand's most illustrious member was drummer Cozy Powell. After the single, Dave McTavish of Tintern Abbey joined and the band changed their name to Big Bertha, which did one single. Its A-side, "This World's an Apple" was, according to Kefford (quoted in Record Collector) "crap"; the flipside was "Gravy Booby Jam," credited to Big Bertha Featuring Ace Kefford.
Unfortunately only in mp320. I'm glad that Ace Kefford added no instrumentation later in 2003 to the nine unreleased songs. Some little gems here and the whole collection make a lot of fun.