Long-established as a hugely popular radio format, the Classic Rock sound was established - though not codified and canonised until some while later - in the Seventies, when numerous British bands from a pop or blues-based background pioneered a muscular, riff-based sound that dominated American FM airwaves and led the most successful practitioners to fame, fortune and all manner of related excessBut although there are innumerable radio stations now devoted to the baby boomer sounds of Classic Rock, their innately conservative, playlist-based nature means that the same heavyweight tunes are endlessly recycled: the casual listener could be forgiven for thinking that the careers of major bands like Thin Lizzy and The Who didn't extend beyond 'Whiskey In The Jar', 'The Boys Are Back In Town' and 'Won't Get Fooled Again'. So allow the Grapefruit label to break down the walls of stultifying retroactive conservatism with an alternative look at the Classic Rock genre. Riding The Rock Machine features many of the era's headline names (Lizzy and The 'Oo, but also The Moody Blues, Free, Status Quo, Jethro Tull, Procol Harum, ELP, ELO, Uriah Heep etc) in slightly less familiar settings as well as some Classic Rock-friendly performances from acts who walked the walk and talked the talk but never quite received the same level of acclaim as the brand leaders. Housed in a no-expense-spared clamshell box with a lavishly annotated and illustrated 40-page booklet, Riding The Rock Machine features four hours of vintage sounds from British rock's golden age as Grapefruit turns it up to eleven and goes where other labels fear to tread in search of the perfect riff. As our opening track proclaims, Long Live Rock'n'Roll!
Long-established as a hugely popular radio format, the Classic Rock sound was established - though not codified and canonised until some while later - in the Seventies, when numerous British bands from a pop or blues-based background pioneered a muscular, riff-based sound that dominated American FM airwaves and led the most successful practitioners to fame, fortune and all manner of related excessBut although there are innumerable radio stations now devoted to the baby boomer sounds of Classic Rock, their innately conservative, playlist-based nature means that the same heavyweight tunes are endlessly recycled: the casual listener could be forgiven for thinking that the careers of major bands like Thin Lizzy and The Who didn't extend beyond 'Whiskey In The Jar', 'The Boys Are Back In Town' and 'Won't Get Fooled Again'. So allow the Grapefruit label to break down the walls of stultifying retroactive conservatism with an alternative look at the Classic Rock genre. Riding The Rock Machine features many of the era's headline names (Lizzy and The 'Oo, but also The Moody Blues, Free, Status Quo, Jethro Tull, Procol Harum, ELP, ELO, Uriah Heep etc) in slightly less familiar settings as well as some Classic Rock-friendly performances from acts who walked the walk and talked the talk but never quite received the same level of acclaim as the brand leaders. Housed in a no-expense-spared clamshell box with a lavishly annotated and illustrated 40-page booklet, Riding The Rock Machine features four hours of vintage sounds from British rock's golden age as Grapefruit turns it up to eleven and goes where other labels fear to tread in search of the perfect riff. As our opening track proclaims, Long Live Rock'n'Roll!
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Format: CD
Label: GRAPEFRUIT
Rel. Date: 04/30/2021
UPC: 5013929188808

Riding The Rock Machine: British 70s Classic Rock
Artist: Riding The Rock Machine: British 70s Classic Rock
Format: CD
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1. Long Live Rock'n'roll - Rainbow
2. Easy Livin' - Uriah Heep
3. I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock And
4. Roll Band) - The Moody Blues
5. I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You
6. The Alan Parsons Project
7. Slow Ride (Single Version) - Foghat
8. Catch You On The Rebop - Spencer Davis Group
9. I Can't Explain (Album Version) - Yvonne Elliman 1
10. Cindy Incidentally - Faces 1
11. Robert's Box - Procol Harum 1
12. Standing In The Road -Blackfoot Sue 1
13. Back To The Wall -Medicine Head 1
14. Success Story - The Who 1
15. Black Cloud - Trapeze 1
16. Hold Out Your Hand - Chris Squire 1
17. Spirits In The Night - Manfred Mann's Earth Band 1
18. The Boston Tea Party - The Sensational Alex Harvey Band 1
19. Bungle In The Jungle - Jethro Tull 2
20. Clever Fool - Agnes Strange 2
21. She's Ridin' The Rock Machine (Single Version) - Fancy 2
22. Action (Single Version) - Sweet 2
23. Feels Like The First Time - Foreigner 2
24. This Flight Tonight - Nazareth 2
25. Wishing Well - Free 2
26. Out Of Your Head - Man 2
27. My Friend Peter - Strawbs 2
28. Quark, Strangeness And Charm - Hawkwind 2
29. Ace Supreme (Single Version) - Silverhead 3
30. Mystery Song (Album Version) - Status Quo 3
31. U.H.F. - Curved Air 3
32. Baby I Need - Magnum 3
33. Showdown - Electric Light Orchestra 3
34. Momma's Boy - City Boy 3
35. The 1959 Rock'n'roll Bop - Duffy 3
36. Hoodlum Fun - Rococo 3
37. Only After Dark - Mick Ronson 3
38. Straddle - Strider 3
39. Move It - Stray 4
40. Ice Cold Dick - Bullfrog 4
41. Shoelace - Maggot 4
42. Lucky Man - Emerson Lake ; Palmer 4
43. Street Life - Roxy Music 4
44. Maid In Heaven - Be-Bop Deluxe 4
45. Devil's Answer (Us Album Version) - Atomic Rooster 4
46. In My Own Time - Family 4
47. Get My Rocks Off - Dana Gillespie 4
48. New York Groove - Hello 4
49. Jailbreak - Thin Lizzy 5
50. Can't Live Without It - Tucky Buzzard 5
51. Blowing A Million - National Flag 5
52. Monster In Paradise - Hard Stuff 5
53. Black Sheep Of The Family - Fat Mattress 5
54. Life Is A Minestrone (Album Version) - 10cc 5
55. Dream Kid - Sutherland Brothers ; Quiver 5
56. Got A Bad Leg - Smokestack Crumble 5
57. Fever - The Winkies 5
58. Ready For Love/After Lights - Mott The Hoople 5
59. My Oh My (Single Version) - Sad Cafe 6
60. Jack O'lantern - Babe Ruth 6
61. God Gave Rock And Roll To You - Argent

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Long-established as a hugely popular radio format, the Classic Rock sound was established - though not codified and canonised until some while later - in the Seventies, when numerous British bands from a pop or blues-based background pioneered a muscular, riff-based sound that dominated American FM airwaves and led the most successful practitioners to fame, fortune and all manner of related excessBut although there are innumerable radio stations now devoted to the baby boomer sounds of Classic Rock, their innately conservative, playlist-based nature means that the same heavyweight tunes are endlessly recycled: the casual listener could be forgiven for thinking that the careers of major bands like Thin Lizzy and The Who didn't extend beyond 'Whiskey In The Jar', 'The Boys Are Back In Town' and 'Won't Get Fooled Again'. So allow the Grapefruit label to break down the walls of stultifying retroactive conservatism with an alternative look at the Classic Rock genre. Riding The Rock Machine features many of the era's headline names (Lizzy and The 'Oo, but also The Moody Blues, Free, Status Quo, Jethro Tull, Procol Harum, ELP, ELO, Uriah Heep etc) in slightly less familiar settings as well as some Classic Rock-friendly performances from acts who walked the walk and talked the talk but never quite received the same level of acclaim as the brand leaders. Housed in a no-expense-spared clamshell box with a lavishly annotated and illustrated 40-page booklet, Riding The Rock Machine features four hours of vintage sounds from British rock's golden age as Grapefruit turns it up to eleven and goes where other labels fear to tread in search of the perfect riff. As our opening track proclaims, Long Live Rock'n'Roll!

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