...after many years of waiting and searching the original version of "Rock and Roll I gave you the best Years of my Life"
For some reason the only versions readily available are very poor covers.
The version here is not exactly the same as the vinal single but it is close enough.
Without doubt one of the best songs to be written in the seventies, or any other decade for that matter, it has always been a source of amazement to me that it does not get more air-play.
Had Lennon written it would be considered one of the all time greats.
Kevin Johnson is best known in his native Australia where, according to the sleeve notes, the song really is big.
Surely most of us will empathise with;
"Rock and roll I gave you all the best years of my life...I was so busy in the back room writing love songs to you while you were changing your direction and I never even knew I was always just one step behind you.."
This is,however, not a one track album.
The other tracks all show that Kevin Johnson is a very talanted singer-songwriter.
As fresh and relevant today as it was when it was first issued.
Get this one while it's still available.