Live / The Penthouse Tapes
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I've seen these guys in concert back in 1976 in Boston
Alex Harvey, I mean, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band was an opening act for (of all bands) the Average White Band! Of course we were there for Alex Harvey, but sadly most of the folks at the concert were there for the Average White Band. Poor Alex Harvey was booed by the crowd, but cheered on by us SAHB fans. The best part was when Alex announced to the crowd that they were about to play their last song, which was cheered by the crowd, to which Alex replied "But, it's a very long song" and they then went on to play Framed. My friend and I walked out on the Average White Band, we weren't into listening to disco crap. This album is a great reminder of that concert. Long live the Sensational Alex Harvey Band
Alex in action!
"Live" was the best selling SAHB album in the US, which isn't saying much, but does give a taste of the outrageous and confrontational shock-rock theatre associated with Alex and co. Sadly the visuals aren't there (Harvey was to the UK what Alice Cooper was to the US) but there are some fine versions of some of their best songs. "The Penthouse Tapes" was a hodgepodge of covers and b-sides rushed out to have some product out there, it has its highlights like "Jungle Jenny", "I Wanna Have You Back" and the cover of the Osmonds' "Crazy Horses" which must have caused some people in Utah to crap in their pants. This shouldn't be the only SAHB album you have but it's hard to go wrong with Alex, Zal, Chris, and the McKennas....
Top Albums and Songs by The Sensational Alex Harvey Band
||The Faith Healer||Framed / Next||7:11||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Faith Healer||All Sensations (Best Of)||7:10||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Midnight Moses||All Sensations (Best Of)||4:25||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Giddy Up a Ding Dong||Framed / Next||3:16||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Midnight Moses||Framed / Next||4:25||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Swampsnake||Framed / Next||4:55||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Gang Bang||All Sensations (Best Of)||4:45||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Framed||Framed / Next||4:56||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Gang Bang||Framed / Next||4:45||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Man In the Jar||Hot City||5:06||$0.99||View In iTunes|