TOP OF THE POPS – VOLUME 49 (HALLMARK SHM 925) DECEMBER 1975

“Money Honey”

It’s Poperific! It’s Singsational! It’s Top of The Pops Volume 49

I wasn’t holding out much hope for this volume featuring hit records from the last months of 1975. I’ve got no idea what was going on back then having only a passing interest in music at that time.

I had a cheap transistor radio and tuned into Radio One but my interest was football and Subbuteo when I was a kid.

There are a couple of songs I can remember, Hot Chocolate‘s “You Sexy Thing” and “The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine” – there is also “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Don’t get me started on Queen, they’re dreadful in my opinion. I have never understood all of that over-the-top operatic singing of Freddie Mercury and flashy pompous rock approach – not my scene at all. Give me raw primitive garage punk noise.

This cover version of “Bohemian Rhapsody” was cut in a day – from start to finish – Queen took three weeks apparently! I’ll take this fine version over the original – excellent vocals by Tony Rivers.

Top tune of the set though is “Money Honey”, a hit for the Bay City Rollers. A great rocker with a memorable beat. Action packed teen persuader!

Back cover liners:

It’s Poperific! It’s Singsational! It’s TOP OF THE POPS Volume 49 . . . What else?

Once again those groovy gentlemen (and ladies) at Pickwick have got together another great volume of the World’s most popular L.P., packed with the swingiest, singiest twelve chart-embracing hits.

Wanta know how they select up-to-the-minute music? Well, sitting on the desk in the King of Pickwick’s office is a giant Crystal-ball that tells all – helped a little by the Pickwick people, of course. Yes, Pickwick can foresee the Music scene, present and future, even before the charts do, sometimes!

Side 1

  • Money Honey Originally a hit for The Bay City Rollers
  • Bohemian Rhapsody Originally a hit for Queen
  • If I Could Originally a hit for David Essex
  • This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You) Originally a hit for Rod Stewart
  • Na Na Is The Saddest Word Originally a hit for The Stylistics
  • The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine Originally a hit for Laurel And Hardy With The Avalon Boys

Side 2

  • In For A Penny Originally a hit for Slade
  • Let It Be Originally a hit for Leo Sayer
  • All Around My Hat Originally a hit for Steeleye Span
  • Show Me You’re A Woman Originally a hit for Mud
  • Art For Art’s Sake Originally a hit for 10CC
  • You Sexy Thing Originally a hit for Hot Chocolate

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