The Sensational Alex Harvey Band


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This was the first Alex Harvey collection to see its release on compact disc. There have since been dozens of others, many with better sound. This set contains 14 songs, all of them either Harvey chart hits such as "Delilah," "Faith Healer," "Action Strasse," and others, as well as staples of the band's outrageously funny, entertaining, and over-the-top rock & roll show. The beauty of Harvey's music is that it endures as a prime example of the first glam era. Harvey's tunes, such as his cover of Leiber and Stoller's "Framed," "Gang Bang," and the raucous "Giddy Up a Ding Dong," also kept him rooted to the grand rock & roll tradition and to rhythm and blues. This is an excellent introduction to Harvey and can readily be found languishing in the bins of used record stores for a discounted price.

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