“Hell Raiser”

Blonde-haired lass jumps on a Suzuki and goes for a thrill ride

Here’s one of those “Hot Hits” albums that I’ve started to admire after buying a few from bargain bins in charity shops. This one was a quid from a shop in Houghton.

I see absolutely nothing wrong with the fact that the rebellious blonde-haired mischief maker has only one button on her shirt fastened, revealing part of her left nork. At least she knows about the importance of motorbike safety. Let’s look at the evidence.

  • Plastic crash helmet with flimsy visor
  • Gardening gloves
  • Thin leather jeans
  • Stylish Knee-length boots in red leather and high platform
  • Unbuttoned denim shirt

“Hell Raiser”
“Brother Louie”
“No More Mr Nice Guy”
“Giving It All Away”
“See My Baby Jive”
“Drive-In Saturday”
“Broken Down Angel”
“You Want It, You Got It”
“And I Love You So”
“Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001)”
“One+One Is One”
“Could It Be I’m Falling In Love”

Actually the music is the important thing on this disc isn’t it? All the hits from the first few months of 1973 are present and correct, all recorded and performed with faithful aplomb.

I can’t fault any of the material here – they’re mostly good songs anyway. But the overall winner of the set is “Hell Raiser” given a frantic run-out and although not as powerful as the original version by The Sweet it’s still decent.

charity shop purchase @ £2

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