6/21/12

Roy Wood - Going Down The Road / The Premium Bond 7" (1974)


















While releasing hits every 3 months with Wizzard, Roy Wood found the time to record solo things and to put them too in the charts, never getting out of them over years 1973 and 1974. It's the case with the "Forever" follow-up in June 1974. This strangely forgotten song (strangely since it was a decent hit, reaching n°13 in the UK charts) is an improbable mix between reggae (à la McCartney's "C-Moon") and Scottish trad music (pipes and mandolin). Not really one of his best but amusing nowadays. The song is often omitted from compilations and was not on any official album. The B-side is a second "B-side only instrumental", this time plagiarism of a James Bond soundtracks. An "exercice de style" not bad but nothing transcendal neither. Enjoy this nice couple of rarities here.





1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Any chance of a re-up? Thanks in advance!