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The Best of 40 Years

Ohio Express

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Customer Reviews

NO ORIGINAL OHIO EXPRESS HITS HERE!

Almost ALL of these are re-recordings, some probably done 40 years after the originals, as this CD title implies. If "spectre media" won't put a photo of the group on the cover, that's your hint that these are remakes. iTunes offers ORIGINAL versions on "The Best of The Ohio Express" with great stereo, a photo of the group on the cover, and it's on the original BUDDAH label as well. Only song of interest here: "Catchy Catchy Groove" which was a European comeback for the Express in 1994!

Not what I'd expected

I was (unsuccessfully) searching for the Kasenetz-Katz single "Quick Joey Small" and discovered this. Be warned, all the songs here are re-records and covers, and bad ones at that. "Na Na Hey Hey" and "Goody Goody Gumdrops" are fairly decent, but a majority of the tracks, such as the aforementioned "Quick Joey Small" and "Achy Breaky Heart" (what the hell?) are downright atrocious. Long story short, stick with the originals.

Caveat Emptor

Re-recorded, obviously. I had most of these on the original Buddah 45's in the late 60's. And some of them are close, but no cigar....er gum, I should say! Of course there several songs that were never were original Ohio Express, like Achy Breaky Heart and Steam's Na Na Hey Hey, to mention two. However, upon careful listening, I would be willing to bet that this is the voice of Joey Levine, who sang lead on most of the OE's hits, as well as some other bubblegum offerings. Since OE as well as the Fruitgum Co, Kasenatz-Katz, et. all were primarily studio bands anyway, they didn't really exist as bands per se. However, if you're a purist, you'll want to avoid these. Am I intrigued? Yes. Am I gonna buy? I doubt it. For a true best of the Ohio Express the originals are offered elsewhere on I-tunes.

Biography

Formed: 1967 in Mansfield, OH

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '00s, '10s

Formed from the ashes of Rare Breed, Mansfield Ohio's the Ohio Express came together in 1967 and enjoyed some of the largest successes of the bubblegum rock craze of the late '60s. The initial line-up included Joey Levine on vocals, Dale Powers on guitar, Doug Grassel on second guitar, Jim Pflayer on keyboards, Dean Krastan on bass and Tim Corwin on drums. Under...
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