Wednesday, 5 October 2016

The Pirates ‎– "Happy Birthday Rock´N´Roll" (Cube Records ‎– HI FLY 33) 1979


This was called "Hard Ride" in the US, with a different track order and a laughable cover featuring a sexy lady swinging a lantern on a slow exposure setting. 
One has to marvel at the complete and utter cluelessness record companies display on a remarkably consistent level.
There is no Live Pirates on this studio only outing,and it suffers for this omission.
Its a venture in tamed wildness,but its got the funky "Hey Mary" and the pub classic "1-30, 2-30, 3-35", a peon to the joys and pitfalls of Horse racing.
Not the best Pirates LP, but good unpretentious fun nevertheless.  


Tracklist:

You Can't Sit Down
Hey Mary
Golden Oldies
Alarmer
Lady (Put The Light On Me)
Happy Birthday Rock'N'Roll
Going Back Home
Lemonade
1:30, 2:30
Hard Ride


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