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The Sensational Alex Harvey Band On Track : Every Album, Every Song, Paperback / softback Book

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band On Track : Every Album, Every Song Paperback / softback

Part of the On Track series

Paperback / softback


Alex Harvey was active in the music industry from the very birth of British rock and roll.

A Zelig-like figure, he won a contest to become Scotland's Tommy Steele in the 1950s, followed the Beatles to Hamburg in the early 1960s, dabbled in psychedelic rock during the Summer of Love, and joined the house band of counterculture musical Hair at the close of the decade.

By the time 1972 rolled around, he had been there and done that, but had never made it big.

He was 37 years old, and thinking of calling it a day. Also thinking of calling it a day were Scottish hard rockers Tear Gas.

They had released two albums, each with a different line-up, none of which set the world alight, and now their singer wanted out.

In a last-ditch effort to salvage something, Alex Harvey and Tear Gas's respective managers decided to unite their respective acts.

The result was Sensational. This book examines not only the eight albums by The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, but also Harvey's earlier work with his Soul Band and solo, and his post-SAHB releases.

It also reviews those two Tear Gas albums as well as Fourplay, the album SAHB released without Alex.


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