Mar 28, 2012

Rococo - The Firestorm And Other Love Songs (1978)

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ROCOCO were one of the most exciting rock bands performing in London in the 70’s and were usually categorised-as everything had to be in those days-as a progressive rock group, a genre well represented on “The Firestorm And Other Love Songs”, the second album from Angel Air Records which was recorded in the period 1973 to 1978. Released a year after their debut album, the critically acclaimed “Run For The Wildfire” (SJPCD337), the second collection also features the band’s lighter side, further revealing the diversity and range of styles and the ability to switch from one to another with ease, that made it difficult for record labels to figure them out. The band, featuring Roy Shipston, Ian Raines, Rod Halling, Clive Edwards and John “Rhino” Edwards, had three singles released in that era but no LPs, although they recorded more than enough material for two albums. They had singles “Wildfire” and “Ultrastar” out on Decca’s “progressive” Deram label and “Follow That Car” on Mountain Records, but both declined to take up options because the follow-up “45s” the band presented were too much of a contrast to the original songs. Even before their second single release in 1976, Rococo were frequently referred to as “the best unsigned band in London”. Now, with today’s de-classifications and mish-mash of music styles, at least one record company understands what Rococo were about. Fans of rock and pop music that saw them then-and those who have heard the band since-always did.

1. Baby J
2. Rock-Ola
3. Red Hot Teens
4. Follow That Car
5. Hometown Girls: Downtown Pearls
6. Smack
7. Movie Star
8. Lucinda You’re A Sinner
9. The Firestorm And Aftermath
10. Ultrastar
11. Wildfire
12. Boy Racer
13. The Hollywood Brats

Roy Shipston - keyboards,vocals
Ian Raines - vocals
Rod Halling - guitars,vocals
Clive Edwards - drums, percussion
John "Rhino" Edwards - bass



Кодра said...

I want this wit many years.I have singl Follow that car.Please re-up this post!!!

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Anonymous said...

Hi Thanks you a lot really !
A killer epic progrock like better Queen,The band Rose ( even better ! )or an end-70s White Witch !
Extra , is it possible to have nextly " Run from the wildfire " ?

hanalex said...


I'm sorry, but I don't have this album ...