The Hollies Bus Stop on 180g LP
Out of Print for Decades!
Sourced from the Original U.K. Mono Master
Perhaps the most undervalued band of the original British Invasion, The Hollies’
hits are well known in the U.S., but their early albums are almost
impossible to find! Taking their name from Buddy Holly and modeling
their harmonies on the Everly Brothers, the Hollies
gathered these American musical ingredients and whipped them into a
wholly-unique concoction. Forging their sound to the east of their
Liverpool brothers-in-beat, this Manchester quintet had it all: the
soaring vocals of Allan Clarke, Graham Nash and Tony Hicks; Hicks’ cascading, arpeggio-laden licks on guitar and a hard-hitting rhythm section driven by drummer extraordinaire Bobby Elliot.
On top of that, their keen ears for top quality songs, written by the
premier songsmiths of the day like teenage wunderkind Graham Gouldman,
Chip “Wild Thing” Taylor and the stellar in-house writing team of
Clarke/Hicks/Nash, ensured that their albums were extraordinary from
start to finish. In short, they were a band that exuded greatness on all
fronts. Now, as that greatness has been acknowledged by their induction
into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Sundazed Music proudly presents meticulously restored vinyl editions of the rare U.S. mono versions of the Hollies’ third and fourth Imperial label albums, from 1966.
No rest for the Hollies in 1966! Hot on the heels of Beat Group!, Bus Stop rolled into U.S. record shops, right on schedule. Written by Gouldman, the title track became the band’s first Top Ten U.S. single, peaking at #5, and featuring their bell-tone harmonies to perfection. In addition to the sparkling single, the album is packed with their renditions of contemporary hits like Simon and Garfunkel's "I Am A Rock," Smokey Robinson and the Miracles' "Mickey's Monkey'" and the Fred Neil/Roy Orbison chestnut "Candy Man." Self-penned songs "We're Through," "Don't Run and Hide" and "You Know He Did” also shine brightly and prove there was no danger of “covering” up the band members’ writing skills. With this release, the Hollies’ put the rock world on notice that they were the British Invasion’s most beat-filled battalion!
Out of print for decades, this classic album is finally available again! Sourced from the aurally awesome original U.K. mono master, Bus Stop is pressed on pristine 180g vinyl per your turntable’s request.
The Hollies Bus Stop Track Listing:
1. Bus Stop
2. Candy Man
3. Baby That’s All
4. I Am A Rock
5. Sweet Little Sixteen
6. We’re Through
7. Don’t Run And Hide
8. Oriental Sadness
9. Mickey’s Monkey
10. Little Lover
11. You Know He Did
12. Whatcha Gonna Do ’Bout It