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David Essex - Rock On

David Essex
Rock On

Released 1973 on CBS
Reviewed by withnell, 17/09/2007ce

You all know this one. I never heard the B-side, 'On & On'. Title suggests a dub? Anyone heard it? I know this much: this is a great, great record. Just the facts: Produced by Jeff Wayne aka Klaus Trophobe with garden shedloads of echo, 3-D bass, hardly any drums, nitpicking guitar and fag packet afterthought lyrics. Stood out a million miles on the radio when it came out. Follow up was the mighty LAMPLIGHT of which more another time. Covered by Def Leppard! Nominated for an Emmy!

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