15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on 13 July 2006
At last! - a brand new offering from one of the best bands in the business. An album of TWENTY yes TWENTY new tracks comprising of seventies classic hits being given the famous SWW makeover for 2006! - Spanish Stroll and Jungle rock along with Muds Tiger Feet are just three tracks that will have you bopping around the living room and all of the tracks have that fresh zing and are bursting with the kind of energy that defies the fact that the band have toured non stop for thirty two years! This album should be in the charts but as the promotion has been poor it has not been widely known about - so do yourselves a favour and buy it as an investment for your wellbeing!
17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
After years of neglect from the media, Showaddywaddy are back. I have just seen the track listing for this album and it looks unbelieveably good. The idea is that records from the 70s are given the Showaddywaddy makeover. The album kicks off with I Love Rock and Roll (Joan Jett) and continues with Motor Bikin' (Chris Spedding) and 2 4 6 8 Motorway (Tom Robinson). Other standout tracks are Tiger Feet (Mud), Denis (Blondie) and Rock This Town (Stray Cats). A final bonus is Hey England, Showaddywaddy's world cup song which is by far the best of the bunch! Get this album and put the boys back on top where they belong!!
on 7 November 2014
"I LOVE ROCK 'N' ROLL", recorded and released in 2006 by Demon Music, is in my opinion one of the best studio albums by the waddies in recent years. It features covers of some great 1970's hits along with a 1980's song and a reworking of their debut hit. The album kicks off with the brilliant title track (The Arrows), and there are also great covers of glam rock classics - "See My Baby Jive" (Wizzard), "I Can Do It" (The Rubettes), "Tiger Feet" (Mud), "Motor Bikin' " (Chris Spedding) and "Jeepster" (T.rex). There are covers from the punk period, "Denis" (Blondie) and "2-4-6-8-Motorway" (Tom Robinson Band), and the rockabilly hit from 1976, "Jungle Rock" (Hank Mizell). Other classics include " I Hear You Knocking" (Dave Edmunds), "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" (Queen), "The Girl From New York City" (Darts-their version was titled "The Boy From New York City), "Rock This Town" (Stray Cats-1980), "Let's Work Together" (Canned Heat), "Back Of My Hand" (The Jags) and a medley combining "Spanish Stroll" (Mink Deville) and "My Best Friend's Girl" (The Cars). There's even a cover of a soul classic, the chart topper "Hey Girl Don't Bother Me" (The Tams). The album ends with "Old Habits Die Hard", a track which was almost released as a single in 1989, but never materialized. Added as a bonus track is the awesome world cup 2006 song "Hey England (Here We Come Berlin") recorded in the style of their debut 1974 hit "Hey Rock 'N' Roll". I Believe an advert was recorded to promote this album but was never broadcast, which is a shame as this could have been a hit album had it got the promotion it deserves. I recommend this, if you don't own it already, to all you SWW fans. It's a CD that will get any party started.
on 11 August 2014
This Group always did the greatest, with the music from the time of Rock 'N' Roll never changed the way it should, always be played, or listerned to, you can and will hear some great fantastic and enjoyable music