I guess I had to complete the trifecta – today’s it SHOWADDYWADDY!
CD BELL SINGLES 1974-76, THE 7T’S UK GLAMCD 9
2001 20 TRK Collection (70’s recordings)
LP GREATEST HITS ARISTA UK ARTY 145
1976 12 TRK Collection
CD SHOWADDYWADDY (1974) (1st album) 7T’S UK GLAMCD 2
1974 14 TRKS (2 x bonus tracks)
LP SHOWADDYWADDY (1974) (1st album) BELL UK BELLS 248
1974 12 TRKS
LP SHOWADDYWADDY (Collection) ARISTA US AL 4114
1976 12 TRK Collection; same as UK “Greatest Hits” LP
CD STEP TWO 7T’S UK GLAMCD 4
1975 14 TRKS (2 x bonus tracks)
LP STEP TWO (CBS blue) BELL UK BELLS 256
1975 12 TRKS blue back cover
LP STEP TWO (EMI black) BELL UK BELLS 256
1975 12 TRKS black back cover
CD TROCADERO 7T’S UK GLAMCD 10
1976 15 TRKS (3 x bonus tracks) (’01 issue)
LP TROCADERO BELL UK SYBEL 8003
1976 12 TRKS
CD VERY BEST OF DEMON UK DMGTV 011
2004 25 TRK Collection
So, the set of UK 70’s glam rock bands who seemed to like to mix 50’s rock & roll with 70’s glam rock is now complete.
“Hey Rock and Roll” is a very wonderful UK 70’s glam rock single. I want everyone to listen and believe! Showaddywaddy were easily the most 50’s influenced of the UK glam rockers – with many of their hits being cover versions of 50’s songs performed in mock-50’s glam rock style. And they had the silliest name!
When I had my “Motherlode of UK Glam Rock LP’s” find, I got all three original UK Showaddywaddy albums on vinyl. Yeah! But…I’ve never found any of their 45’s – for a reasonable price. Their eponymous US LP was merely their British “Greatest Hits” LP in different clothing! And, of course – they had about a dozen albums released only in Germany that I’ve never seen…
And it’s thanks to my 2 x vinyl copies of “Step Two” that I am blessed with the information that Bell Records in the UK went from EMI to CBS (for distribution) with the release of this album! Now I can rest easier at night, knowing this.
So, not as meaty as Sweet or Slade – but Showaddywaddy should be in everyone’s lexicon of British pop music.