MP3 The Arrows and Friends - Tawny Tracks
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19 MP3 Songs
ROCK: 70's Rock, ROCK: Classic Rock
The Arrows were together as a band from 1974 to 1977, and they had hit singles produced by Mickie Most on RAK-EMI Records with "I Love Rock N Roll," "Touch Too Much" and "My Last Night With You." They had a weekly pop music TV series in the UK on Granada ITV in '76-'77, and were very popular causing riots at their live shows, and also attracting high profile attention in the media. However, due to a severe and acrimonious disagreement between their record company and their management, the band had no recordings released during their two year run of TV shows.
This album would have been their second record, had it been finished. These tracks were recorded during the band's "grey listing," as the band began to fragment, and they then experimented with different line-ups.
The first three songs on this album are the last remaining recorded tracks with all three of the original Arrows band members intact as a unit. Alan Merrill, Jake Hooker, and Paul Varley. These are the only recordings showing how the band might have evolved musically, with the addition of Terry Taylor (now of Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings) on guitar.
The criteria for this album is that at least two Arrows band members appear on a track. There are also many well known guests who make cameos on this album, and should be interesting, perhaps even amazing, to any rock fan of the 1970s.
This recording isn't high fidelity, or polished, but it's the only remaining legacy of unreleased material by the band who gave the world the first version of "I Love Rock 'N Roll." For that achievement alone the band deserves more widespread recognition, and a niche in rock 'n roll history.
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