Rock On (The Bunch album)

Rock On is a 1972 one-off album of oldies covers by the Bunch, a group of English folk rock singers and musicians. The Bunch got together in late 1971 to record their one and only album, Rock On.[1] This album consisted of covers of the band’s favourite songs by Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, and The Everly Brothers, amongst others.

Rock On
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1972[1]
RecordedDecember 1971 – January 1972 at The Manor, Oxfordshire
GenreRock and Roll
LabelIsland (UK)
A&M (US)
Fledg'ling (reissue)
ProducerTrevor Lucas
Singles from Rock On
  1. "When Will I Be Loved?" b/w "Willie and the Hand Jive"
    Released: 1972
  2. "The Loco-Motion" b/w "Sweet Little Rock 'n' Roller"
    Released: 1972
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars[2]
Christgau's Record GuideB+[3]

Among the Bunch were members of Fairport Convention and others, including Sandy Denny, Richard Thompson, Linda Thompson (credited as Linda Peters), Pat Donaldson, Ashley Hutchings, Gerry Conway, and Dave Mattacks.[1] The same year, Hutchings would echo the album's title in the first of his Morris On series of albums.

Fledg'ling Records reissued the album on compact disc in 2003, adding four bonus tracks.[4] The album (including the bonus tracks) was re-issued again by Talking Elephant Records in 2013.

Track listingEdit

Original album

  1. "Crazy Arms"
  2. "That'll Be the Day"
  3. "Don't Be Cruel"
  4. "The Loco-Motion"
  5. "My Girl the Month of May"
  6. "Love's Made a Fool of You"
  7. "Willie and the Hand Jive"
  8. "Jambalaya (On The Bayou)"
  9. "When Will I Be Loved"
  10. "Nadine"
  11. "Sweet Little Rock 'n' Roller"
  12. "Learning the Game"[1]

Flexi-disc included with original LP

  1. "Let There Be Drums"[1]

Fledg'ling Records FLED 3042 CD bonus tracks

  1. "Let There Be Drums"
  2. "Twenty Flight Rock"
  3. "High School Confidential"
  4. "La Bamba"

PersonnelEdit

The Dundee Horns - Horn section

  • Roger Bell - alto saxophone (1), baritone saxophone (2-4), saxophone (7,10-11,13-16), piano (8)
  • Mike Rosen - trumpet (1,7,11)
  • Molly Duncan - saxophone (1)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Strong, Martin C. (2000). The Great Rock Discography (5th ed.). Edinburgh: Mojo Books. p. 333. ISBN 1-84195-017-3.
  2. ^ Brett Hartenbach. "Allmusic review". Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2010-12-10.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: B". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 22, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  4. ^ "BeesWeb - Catch of the Day". Archive.richardthompson-music.com. 2003-10-29. Archived from the original on 2014-02-27. Retrieved 2014-04-18.

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