Nightmare City. Alex Harvey. Water Beastie. Spotify Amazon. Sirocco Hugh McKenna. King Kong Max Steiner. Booids Traditional. Nightmare City Alex Harvey. The album cover shows the Torso in Metal from Rock Drill , a revised version of Sir Jacob Epstein 's challenging sculpture The Rock Drill , symbolising mankind's descent into a human-machine hybrid.
Alex Harvey found this statue deeply moving and it influenced the entire "Rock Drill Suite". Blackhouse" as listed. The melody and structure of the song was inspired by a poem by Rudyard Kipling called "The Ladies".
In Harvey took the music from this song and wrote the lyrics of "No Complaints Department" over it. Grimes was offered money by Mountain Records, but he stuck to his guns and refused to sign.
The single had to be pulled. Wednesday 13 May Thursday 14 May Friday 15 May Saturday 16 May Sunday 17 May Monday 18 May Tuesday 19 May Wednesday 20 May Thursday 21 May Friday 22 May Saturday 23 May Sunday 24 May Monday 25 May Tuesday 26 May Wednesday 27 May Thursday 28 May Friday 29 May Saturday 30 May Sunday 31 May Monday 1 June Tuesday 2 June Thursday 4 June Friday 5 June Saturday 6 June Sunday 7 June Monday 8 June Tuesday 9 June Monday 15 June Tuesday 16 June Wednesday 17 June Friday 19 June Saturday 20 June Sunday 21 June Monday 22 June Tuesday 23 June In their early school days, under various group names, the Australian post-punk band The Birthday Party used to cover many of the songs from Framed in their live sets, as vocalist Nick Cave was a huge fan of the band.
The CD release incorrectly credits Ritchie Valens as composer for track 1. A gifted interpreter, innovator and a highly distinctive band leader and songwriter, his s variation on glam rook with The Sensational Alex Harvey Band employed a tough but tongue in cheek take on theatrical presentation with cheerful props and a wildly exciting stage image enhanced by his ability to step into character while his lead guitar foil Zal Cleminson chewed the scenery alongside him.
Alex released two accomplished blues discs in the mid-sixties — Alex Harvey and His Soul Band and an album simply called The Blues; both on Polydor and well worth tracking down. As a unit the group were perhaps more successful on the boards, their natural milieu, than they were in the studio. The albums were terrific, forces of nature all, but stick Alex and company in a theatre or a club and everything made weird sense. Sorry, there was a problem saving your cookie preferences.
Try again. Accept Cookies Customise Cookies. Skip to main search results. Amazon Prime. Customer Review. International Shipping.Completing the two-fer reissues of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band's s LP catalog, this final package brings together the band's final, dying breaths. Cut less than a year after "Delilah" finally broke the band into the U.K. pop mainstream, SAHB Stories is the strongest of the pair; indeed, at its greatest, it shines alongside the very best of the band's past.6/