||Shang-A-Lang||Bay City Rollers||3:04||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Give It to Me Now||Bay City Rollers||3:46||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Angel Angel||Bay City Rollers||2:25||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Be My Baby||Bay City Rollers||3:24||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Just a Little Love||Bay City Rollers||2:53||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Remember (Sha La La La)||Bay City Rollers||2:30||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Saturday Night||Bay City Rollers||2:54||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Ain't It Strange||Bay City Rollers||2:08||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Please Stay||Bay City Rollers||3:51||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Jenny Gotta Dance||Bay City Rollers||3:04||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||There Goes My Baby||Bay City Rollers||3:16||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Summer Love Sensation||Bay City Rollers||3:11||$0.99||View In iTunes|
It took them four years to make it (in every sense of the phrase), but the Bay City Rollers' debut album could not have kicked off more explosively, with the mind-mangling chant of "Shang-a-Lang," their third hit single but the first to truly state the band's business in mile-high neon-lit tartan letters. And the fact that two more major smashes still lurked onboard only amplifies the album's achievement — at last, a teenybop idol that wasn't afraid to spread its wings and fly. Rollin' is a dynamic collection, even once you're past the singles: "Summerlove Sensation," with its fairground friendliness and human Wurlitzer compulsion, and the ultimate chant of "Saturday Night." Indeed, almost every track on the album could have been a single — and several more of them were. "Jenny Gotta Dance" had been released by John Kincaid just a few months earlier, while "Give It to Me Now" was originally recorded by "Heart of Stone" hitmaker Kenny during 1973. But still the album sparkles, from the fan base-baiting version of the old Phil Spector chestnut "Be My Baby," through to the handful of band originals that proved the Rollers would probably have made it regardless of who pulled the songwriting strings. In the event, it is impossible to overstate the contributions of Bill Martin and Phil Coulter, a pair who thought nothing of rhyming "things we used to say" with "shoo-be-doo-ay," and who have a wall of golden discs to prove it. See, the kids don't need literature and they don't need art; they need something they can sing along to, and Rollin' delivers from beginning to end.
The Rollers' debut album
The first full-length release by the BCRs! Features three smash UK hits (REMEMBER, SHANG-A-LANG, SUMMERLOVE SENSATION) and their one US hit (SATURDAY NIGHT). The Martin/Coulter tracks here are genius, pure power pop/rock at is most sugary. It is widely reported that session musicians played the backing music here, yet the group contirbutes a few compositions of its own, notably ANGEL ANGEL. If you like power pop/sing-along hits, go for the above-mentioned tunes plus GIVE IT TO ME NOW and JENNY GOTTA DANCE. The rest is a little soft-rock, a little wimpy, but ballad fans will like JUST A LITTLE LOVE and a cover of the Drifters' PLEASE STAY. About time that Arista has seen fit to make this and other original Rollers albums available digitally. Enjoy!
Enjoy from start to finish! "Give It To Me Now" ...very sexy!! Forever Love U Eric!
Formed: 1967 in Edinburgh, Scotland
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s