Bubblerock Is Here To Stay - British Pop Explosion 1970-73

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At the dawn of the Seventies, British rock bands were either on the road, playing to the adoring masses or fooling around in hotel rooms with groupies and mud-sharks, or holed up for months on end recording their latest triple-album sets for stoned student hairies.
But while their older brothers were getting it off on that revolution stuff, young teens in the UK were glued to pop radio (which, prior to commercial stations opening in 1973, effectively meant Radio One and Luxembourg) as the backroom boys of the traditional pop industry assumed total control of the airwaves.
Shining a searchlight on the lost and often murky world of early Seventies British pop, the 3-CD set Bubblerock Is Here To Stay! crams 85 sub-three minute nuggets into four hours of innocent, hook-laden fun as we focus on the faceless studio creations, ubiquitous session musicians and carefully nurtured pop idols as they battled for the hearts, minds and pocket money of the nation’s pop kids.
The Chinnichap writing team collaborated with producer Phil Wainman on The Sweet’s early hits before hooking up with Mickie Most, who’d just started RAK Records. Machiavellian media maven Jonathan King launched the hit-or-bust UK Records, while Sixties stalwart John Carter adopted a different pseudonym every month in his search for continued single success. Aliases also masked the identity of studio-bound production/songwriting teams, including the pre-10cc Strawberry gang and Teenage Opera auteur Mark Wirtz.
All are featured herein, together with numerous doe-eyed youths that were being groomed by the men in suits for teen pop pin-up status: some of them made it (David Essex, The Bay City Rollers), and some of them didn’t (Simon Turner, Gary Warren, Ricky Wilde).
More than a dozen major hits of the era (none of which you’ll hear on the many Classic Rock/Pop radio stations of 2020) are joined by a huge number of bizarre one-offs: Vivian Stanshall’s idiosyncratic remake of Elvis hit ‘Suspicion’ (promoted by Stanshall and producer Keith Moon dressing up as Nazi SS officers), The Sad’s terrace anthem chant of rampant bisexual promiscuity, ‘My Boy Lollipop’ star Millie giving Nick Drake a ska-pop pasting, Bill Fay making an unlikely stab at pop stardom (with the previously unissued ‘I Can’t Hide’) and Jon Pertwee eyeing a Dr. Who-related novelty hit single.
 

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Title: Bubblerock Is Here To Stay - British Pop Explosion 1970-73

Format: CD

Release Date: 23 Oct 2020

Artist: Various

Sku: 2601604

Catalogue No: CRSEG080T

Category: Pop

TRACKS

DISC 1

1. Groovin With Mr. Bloe Mr. Bloe

2. Its The Same Old Song The Weathermen

3. The Banner Man Blue Mink

4. Come On Round Paintbox

5. 17 Simon Turner

6. That Same Old Feeling Pickettywitch

7. Friend Of Mne Dr. Marigolds

8. Feedback Majority One

9. Pollution - Gingerbread

10. Neanderthal Man Hotlegs

11. I Fought The Law Posse

12. Alexandra Park (Palisades Park) Fumble

13. Emma Louise Stud Leather

14. Circus Girl Clifford T. Ward

15. My Little One The Marmalade

16. Gay Girl Jonathan King

17. Dirty Old Man Lieutenant Pigeon

18. Summer Feeling Paul Gabriel

19. Tawny Wood The Answers

20. My Little Girl Autumn

21. Hello, Hello, Hello Stormy Petrel

22. Turn Me On The Matchmakers

23. She La Ley The Secrets

24. Hello Goodbye Sparrow

25. Travellin Man Tristar Airbus

26. Sunday Girl Dunno

27. Top Ten Record Rick Price

28. Leap Up And Down St. Cecelia

29. Johnny Reggae- The Piglets

30. Dreams Are Ten A Penny Kincade

31. Wig-Wam Bam The Sweet

32. I Like It That Way The Tremeloes

33. It Aint Easy The Sad

34. Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow? Tina Harvey

35. Baby Walk Back Gumm

36. Popsicles And Icicles The Angelettes

37. Da Doo Ron Ron Grumble

38. Big Fat Oranguman Jungle Jim

39. Loop Di Love Shag

40. Dont Stick Stickers On My Paper Knickers X Certificate

41. Mayfair Millie

42. On The Dole Arthurs Mother

43. When You Are A King White Plains

44. Cowboy Convention California Brakemen

45. Lady Rose Mungo Jerry

46. Sweet Water Jeff Astle

47. Cecilia Harmony Grass

48. Its My Party Bubblerock

49. Rupert Jackie Lee

50. Crickets Peter Cowap

51. Rag-A-Bone Joe Pluto

52. Round And Round Ricky Wilde

53. Come Into My Heart Rusty Harness

54. Warm Me Festival

55. She Left I Died Terry Dactyl & The Dinosaurs featuring Jona Lewie

56. Hang On Sloopy - Sakkarin

57. Suspicion Vivian Stanshall & Gargantuan Chums

58. Golden Oldie Show Stardust

59. I Cant Hide Bill Fay

60. Harry The Earwig Pete Dello & Friends

61. The Rolly Pole Coaster Buggy

62. I Want To Go Back There Again B. J. Arnau

63. The Jet Song (When The Weekends Over) Design

64. Lamplight David Essex

65. California Calling Fickle Pickle

66. My Sweet Potato Butterwick

67. You Got A Good Thing Touchwood

68. Jennifer Please Gary Warren

69. Keep On Dancing Bay City Rollers

70. Hello Blinkers Kev & Lol

71. Our Jackies Getting Married Peter Skellern

72. Nursery Lane Christyan

73. Today Rich Tea

74. Samson And Delilah Middle Of The Road

75. You Gotta Have It Sometime Sparky

76. Who Is The Doctor? Jon Pertwee

77. Timothy Jones Rod Thomas

78. Todays A Tomorrow Crush

79. Dont You Know (She Said Hello) Butterscotch

80. Heart Of Stone Kenny

81. Living Right Next Door To An Angel Summer Wine

82. Beep Beep The Bumbles

83. Drivin Drivin High Noon

84. Yer Big Girls Blouse Flanelcat

85. Bubblerock Is Here To Stay Bubblerock