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4.0 out of 5 stars Their most commercial album?
Showaddywaddy were a major household name by the time this album was released in 1979, and had really decided that cover versions were the way to go - both as singles AND album tracks (their previous 4 albums consisted mainly of self-written songs).
The singles from "Crepes & Drapes" were 'Remember Then', 'Sweet Little Rock 'n' Roller' and 'A Night at Daddy Gees',...
Published on 14 Jan 2003

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3.0 out of 5 stars showaddywaddy
It was bought as a gift, not my type of music, recipient of gift liked it, I prefer heavy rock.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Their most commercial album?, 14 Jan 2003
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This review is from: Crepes & Drapes (Audio CD)
Showaddywaddy were a major household name by the time this album was released in 1979, and had really decided that cover versions were the way to go - both as singles AND album tracks (their previous 4 albums consisted mainly of self-written songs).
The singles from "Crepes & Drapes" were 'Remember Then', 'Sweet Little Rock 'n' Roller' and 'A Night at Daddy Gees', the first two of which were both Top 20 hits - inexplicably '...Daddy Gees' only just entered the Top 40 (a shame as it's a great version with a lot of energy in the recording).
The band's own songs (written by Dave Bartram and Trevor Oakes but credited to all 8 members) were excellent, particularly 'That's Alright With Me' written by Trevor, and 'Lost' which Dave wrote (& sang!) from the heart about a broken engagement. Eric Carmen's 'That's Rock & Roll' is one of their best covers (along with 'Sea Cruise') with superb drumming and a stunning lead vocal from Dave B. 'Sweet Little Rock 'n' Roller' is simply one of their most accomplished singles and breaks new SWW ground with a very sparse but catchy arrangement (great bass line and guitar solo too!).
This album was advertised on TV at the time and reached Number 8 in the charts - unfortunately it was to be their last chart album, as the '80's came along and brought Adam & the Ants and Gary Numan onto the scene - SWW were to slowly disappear from the charts over the next 3 years.
Overall, an entertaining listen and a good introduction to SWW at their commercial peak - but "Trocadero" and "Red Star" are their career best in my opinion!
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3.0 out of 5 stars showaddywaddy, 9 Dec 2013
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It was bought as a gift, not my type of music, recipient of gift liked it, I prefer heavy rock.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Always wanted this, 1 Mar 2013
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I've been trying for years to get a copy of this album and was thrilled when I found it on CD.
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