The Hollies – now here’s a singles band, my word. Went to their gig just the other year, expected it to be some oldies phoning it in – but they delivered. So many hits, pretty much everything on this album – just hit after hit. Immaculate pop songs. And then when you hear Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress there are shades of Creedence, T-Rex, The Bats and The Kinks all in one song. This record has been in my collection forever – and it’s had a hammering. The cover is falling apart, a bit of the LP is sticking out at the back as the bottom of the back-side of the sleeve is simply not there anymore. And I have at least two other Hollies hits collections. But I always loved this one the most. It got the hammering. And it still goes. Still works.
Sample Track: Just One Look
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