Crazy Laurence And The Front Page Band – Rock ‘n’ Roll Forever! – Meridian 1980
One purchased entirely on the basis of its cover. Good time covers of rock and roll classics. Not memorable.
Various Artists – Bezerk Times – Decca (West Germany) 1978
According to the back cover, the most fun you can have with your clothes on. The is the best fun in Hamburg? Possibly a slight overstatement.
Four bands have a live side each. Greg Kihn plays pop rock with occasional power pop overtones, Rubinoos do 50s rock ‘n’ roll pastiche here (though they allegedly have power pop tropes too), Earth Quake are undistinguished 70s heavy rock and Tyla Gang do some pleasant sub-Bob Seger rock.
Jefferson Airplane – Volunteers – RCA 1969
The classic in this collection – and another example of a strong ‘newspaper’ themed back cover to boot. Contains the immortal title track and ‘Wooden Ships’, co-written by Paul Kantner, David Crosby and Stephen Stills.