|1. Trainspotters ‘High Rise’
2. Trainspotters ‘Hiring The Hall’
3. Ghosts ‘My Town’
4. Trainspotters ‘Unfaithful’
5. Mike Read ‘Beatles Lullaby’
6. Rock-olas ‘Dizzy’
7. Mike Read ‘Promised Land’
8. Mike Read ‘Tell Me I’m Wrong’
9. Rock-olas ‘ Let’s Dance’
10. Mike Read ‘Have Your Own Way
11. Rock-olas ‘Language Of Love’
12. Mike Read ‘Somebody To Love’
13. Rock-olas ‘Lie In The Sun’
14. Mike Read ‘I’m Your Man’
15. Grasshoppers ‘Teardrops Feel Like Rain’
16. Micky Manchester ‘Chamberlain Said’
17. Mike Read ‘Are You Ready’
18. Mike Read ‘London Town’
19. Micky Manchester ‘Girls Were Made To Be Loved’
20. Rock-olas ‘Big Tears’
21. Rock-olas ‘Eyes Of Blue’
22.Trainspotters ‘Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame’
23. Micky Manchester ‘Have You Seen Your Daughter Mrs Jones’
24. Grasshoppers ‘Teen Queen’
MIKE READ known to most from his BBC Radio days as well as hosting Top Of The Pops and Saturday Superstore has won numerous broadcaster of the year awards, written successful stage musicals, written dozens of books and over the past two decades released numerous singles which feature on this album As well as recording under his own name he also was The TRAINSPOTTERS, MICKY MANCHESTER, ROCK-OLAS, GRASSHOPPERS and The GHOSTS.
John D. Loudermilk was so impressed with Mike’s version of his song “Language Of Love” that he suggested they perform together at Britain’s largest country music festival at Wembley that year.
Today Mike is broadcasting on Radio Big L as well as fronting the Red Satellite TV channel.
Mike Read is most famously known for his stint as a Radio One DJ (and he still DJ’s to this day currently on the Big L radio station) and for banning Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s ‘Relax’. He has also written numerous books, appeared on TV and written a stage show that didn’t do too well.
As if this didn’t keep him busy enough during the years he has recorded many singles under his own name and various guises such as the Trainspotters and Rock-olas, which are compiled here (although his top 40 hit of a few years ago as the Jungle Men isn’t on here).
Review by Jason Ritchie, www.getreadytorock.com (September 2008)
...the DJ's dalliance with rock 'n' roll stretches back to the '60s...one can attribute any of the songs to some other artist...
www.dmme.net (November 2008)