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Sunday, 9 May 2010

The Hollies: Gasoline Alley Bred / Dandelion Wine (1970)

a late 45 by british beat legends the hollies. not as good as their 60s efforts, and neither as cool as their 70s hits (think of ‘long cool woman in a black dress’ for instance) – but still not bad, as the group itself simply is a great one.
the a-side was written for them by the famous songwriter duo cook-greenaway, and to me its the better track of this release. its a slow, folk-tinged pop song with hollies-typical vocal harmonies – just lovely.
dandelion wine too is a slow pop song, but its rather boring and the harp playing is more annoying than charming. the song pulls down my rating for this 45 a bit – the a-side is better than only three stars, but for some reason i did not copy any three-and-a-half stars images.
anyhow, enjoy this nice little 45 and of course the lovely cover photo!

interesting links:
official bandsite
the hollies on rateyourmusic
the hollies on last.fm

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