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Shine Like A Radio: The Great Lost 1974 Album [VINYL] Limited Edition, Original recording remastered

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Product details

  • Vinyl (1 Jan. 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Import
  • ASIN: B00FEWQMWO
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 350,957 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Supermen Are Always Gentlemen
  2. Kings of the Night Time World
  3. Tough Guys
  4. Shine Like a Radio
  5. Russia
  6. Don’t Let the Kid Down
  7. Escape
  8. Roses and Rainbows
  9. It’s Got to Be Today
  10. Satisfied Electric Fingers
  11. Last Days of Rock N Roll
  12. Modern Romance

Product Description

2013 limited edition vinyl pressing in a gatefold sleeve. Remastered sound, released for the firrst time ever. Features original versions of King of the Night Time World (covered by Kiss) and Escape (covered by Alice Cooper). Extensive story of the Hollywood Stars lost album, in Kim Fowley's own words. Crammed with rare and unseen photos. Gatefold jacket. Limited 1000 copies worldwide. I asked the guys if they wanted to be in a West Coast version of the New York Dolls, and they said yes." - Kim Fowley Los Angeles 1973. In the morass of indulgent singer/songwriters and post hippie platitudes, Kim Fowley had a dream: A re-invention of mid 60s energy and ethics adapted for hard rock kids in a way "little girls could understand" - The Hollywood Stars were born. The great white hope of Rock 'n' Roll and the ultimate Teen Band infused with Powerpop hooks, killer Proto Punk riffs with a sprinkling of Glitter and the right attitude. With monster tunes by Kim Fowley, Mars Bonfire (Born To Be Wild) along with band originals (King of The Night Time World and Escape were later covered by Kiss and Alice Cooper respectively), the band were bound to be the Next Big Thing. Amongst all the excitement the band were signed to a major label and the scene was set for world domination. Only it never was Fast forward to 2013. A ¼" tape containing a rough mix of this legendary record has been found. Unexpurgated and untainted by any superfluous effects, but mastered with the right care and attention, the album is finally released for the first time - 39 years too late!

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After listening to it a few times I can see why it was shelved by the record company at the time. The songs are OK but not amazing, By today's standards it's good, but back then far too much competition. Interesting version of Fowley/Kiss King of the Night Time World, and the title track is good, but tracks like Tough Guys and Russia are just so below average it stinks. Poor weight of vinyl as well. Overall, put your money somewhere else.
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