|1. 21st Century Rock ‘n’ Roll
2. The Lion Sleeps Tonight
3. Where Angels Fear To Tread
5. Ain’t No Surprise
6. Kiss You All Over
7. Dancin’ The Night Away
9. Good Lovin’ Gone Bad
10. I Can Do It
11. Tarzan’s Birthday
12. Sugar Baby Love
13. Mama Mama
The RUBETTES first hit single in 1974 sold more than 3 million copies globally and over the years the band notched up between 1974 and 1977 no less than 9 UK Hit Singles. ‘Sugar Baby Love’ was in hit movies ‘Muriel’s Wedding’ and ‘Breakfast On Pluto’. In total the band have sold in excess of 10 million sales of singles and
Bill Hurd’s Rubettes have recorded a new album with their versions of former hit singles and new songs that fit the ‘Rubettes’ mould and will not disappoint fans old and new. The band is a rock sold unit and their ability to enhance the original hit sound live has made the band highly sort after in Europe where they deliver an entertaining and dynamic stage act time after time.
BILL HURD, ALEX BINES, BILLY HILL, RUFUS RUFFELL, GEORGE BIRD, IAN PEARCE
The album is a mix of originals and covers. The originals include the title track, the tasty slide guitar on 'Dancin' The Night Away' and 'Tarzan's Birthday' - not a very good tune to be honest. The covers include 'Kiss You All Over' (written by 70's hitmakers Chinn and Chapman), a very enjoyable version of 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight'. Oh and their most well known hit 'Sugar Baby Love', is on here as well and I am pleased to report the dog bothering high pitched vocals still sound as good.
One for the band's fans and lovers of rock 'n' roll.
Jason Ritchie, www.getreadytorock.com (June 2010)
Here's the line-up with organist Bill Hurd as the captain with a couple of their old hits stiched seamlessly with a fresh material resulting in a pretty whole album...
www.dmme.net (August 2010)