Twelve more Music For Pleasure ‘Hot Hits’ from 1972
The next few albums under the spotlight are from the year 1972, so oil your skateboard wheels, sharpen your Leeds United pen-knife and let’s all go on a teenage rampage, cos gonk heads may have to roll.
These budget label ‘Hot Hits‘ comps cost £1 from a charity shop in Chester-le-Street. I have no idea what they’re going to sound like. I’ve heard a couple of the originals before but most are new.
Side one opens with a slow, grinding Glam Rock raver, “Children Of The Revolution” orders the youth of ’72 to kick down doors with your platform boots, raid your mother’s wardrobe for sparkly gear and nick a bottle of cider from your local Offy. It’s time to get heavy.
All of the other tracks on this side are mostly gentle ballad type movers. “Back Stabbers” has a good sentiment and “Mouldy Old Dough” could only ever come from England. All of this music makes me want to zoom back in time.
“You’re A Lady” is unbelievably corny and turgid. Why on earth did people pay good money for this record to make it a hit? I’ve never heard of Peter Skellern so decided to educate myself. Young Peter was still in his twenties when he wrote and recorded this piece of crap. It also made it to #3 in the UK charts.
The disgraced Gary Glitter doesn’t get a look in nowadays, he was ‘cancelled’ years ago. During the past year of looking in the bargain bins of charity shops I’ve never once seen a Gary Glitter record! and he sold millions of records back in his prime. It appears that any Glitter records donated to the shops are thrown in the bin, never to be seen again.
Fear not Mr Glitter, your reworked number “I Didn’t Know I Loved You (Till I Saw You Rock ‘N’ Roll)” has been remastered and uploaded on my site.
- Children Of The Revolution – originally by T Rex
- Mouldy Old Dough – originally by Lieutenant Pigeon
- Goodbye To Love – originally by The Carpenters
- Backstabbers – originally by The O’Jays
- Too Young – originally by Donny Osmond
- Donna – originally by 10CC
- Burning Love – originally by Elvis Presley
- You’re A Lady – originally by Peter Skellern
- Wig-Wam Bam – originally by The Sweet
- The Guitar Man – originally by Bread
- I Didn’t Know I Loved You (Till I Saw You Rock ‘N’ Roll) – originally by Gary Glitter
- How Can I Be Sure – originally by David Cassidy
charity shop purchase @ £1