Alex Harvey died in February 1982, after suffering two heart attacks on his way back from a gig in Belgium. He was just a day short of his 47th birthday, but as this extensive and lovingly packaged collection attests, his had been a richly productive musical life. The Last of the Teenage Idols is released on 18 March.
You can peel away my skin You can call me the Last of the Teenage Idols. You can hang me in the morning. Sell my ball and chain You can send me in the ocean and I'll swim back home again You can make love to my secretary. Sixteen ducks, only one drake All flocked together in the middle of the lake They all had boats and rubbers on A big sand castle at the bottom of the mote All three. Wouldn't me I wouldn't be at all surprised Hold tight, all night keeping me satisfied. Cause I'm Last of the Teenage Idols The Last of the Teenage Idols. A big fat mama on her hands and knees Cryin' out baby, baby please, please, please I gotta keep going
Box set with the full Soul Band and SAHB original albums, some Alex Harvey solo albums, selected tracks from the New Band album and the last solo album, single A and B sides including Giant Moth 1967, as well as several tracks from Hair Rave Up, Rock Workshop and Loch Ness Monster. The SAHB Without Alex album is not included. 217 Tracks, 21 previously unreleased, 59 Songs first time on CD, hardback 64-page book.
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They released a live album, Alex Harvey And His Soul Band, in 1964. As well as versions of I Just Want To Make Love To You and Got My Mojo Workin', which were both released as singles, the record also featured a rendition of Blues standard Framed, which . B would resurrect a few years later. Other highlights included the Maximum R&B gone wrong stomp of Swampsnake, the epic mini-symphony of Last Of The Teenage Idols, which sounds like a precursor to Bohemian Rhapsody, and the terrifying rendition of Jacques Brel’s Next, a performance of this at Reading in 1975 prompted the crowd to throw bottles onstage! The next album, The Impossible Dream, became the band’s first top ten album.
This is an autobiographical song; in 1957, Alex Harvey won a competition by the Daily Record newspaper to find Scotland's answer to Tommy Steele. At that time, Steele was riding high in the charts, though he would later move into acting. Harvey is said to have come up with this phrase himself, though it is difficult to tell how seriously he meant it to be taken because as well as being a mesmeric performer he had a raucous sense of humour. Last Of The Teenage Idols" or "The Last Of The Teenage Idols" runs to 7 minutes 15 seconds and was co-written by Harvey, keyboard.
CD2: Alex Harvey And His Soul Band 01. Shout (4:47) 0. The Faith Healer (6:25) 09. Midnight Moses (4:35) 10. Gang Bang (4:56) 11. The Last Of The Teenage Idols (8:20) 12. Giddy Up A Ding Dong (3:27) Tracks 8 - 12 Were Recorded Live For The BBC Radio 1 In Concert Program, At The Paris Theatre, London, 2nd October 1973 13. Next (4:01) 14. The Faith Healer (3:18) Tracks 13 & 14 Were Recorded Live For The BBC's The Old Grey Whistle Test, TV Programe 20th December 1973. CD8: The Sensational Alex Harvey Band 01. The Hot City Symphony Part 1 - Vambo (5:04) 02. The Hot City Symphony Part 2 - The Man In The Jar (8:14) 03.
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