Started in 1954/55 playing Dixie.
With his Soul Band he backed EDDIE COCHRAN & GENE VINCENT on tour.
These recording are made when he stayed in Hamburg (STAR CLUB; TOP TEN) .
Polydor released an album with the Alex Harvey Soul Band and some singles too,
mainly recorded with help from the KING SIZE TAYLOR & the DOMINOES.
After this Alex recorded together with his Brother LES HARVEY The BLUES LP for Polydor.
He recorded some psychedelic Singles in 1966 & 1967 and worked and recorded with the
HAIRBAND on the Musical HAIR Show too.
From 1969 till 1972 he recorded 3 progressive LPs, one with ROCK WORKSHOP and two
under his own name:
"Roman Wall Blues" & "The Joker Is Wild" (I think only released in Germany at the time)
With his new Formation THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND he recorded more
successful between 1972 till 1978.
From 1979 till his death in Febr. 1982 he recorded with a new ALEX HARVEY BAND two
Style : 60s R&B; Blues (1963-66) Psych (1966-67) PROG ROCK (1969 on)
King Size Taylor & The Dominoes ; Rock Workshop ; Clouds ; Tear Gas ; Giant Moth ;
Stone The Crows ; Aynsley Dunbar ; Riff Raff ; Nazareth ; Zal ; Gibson Kemp ;
Alex Harvey - lead vocals, guitar, harmonica; Zal Cleminson - guitars, voc.;
Hugh McKenna - e-piano, organ, voc.; Chris Glenn - bass, voc.; Ted McKenna - drums, perc., voc.;
Swampsnake (A.Harvey-H.McKenna) 4:54
Gang Bang (A.Harvey-H.McKenna) 4:42
The Faith Healer (A.Harvey-H.McKenna) 7:21
Giddy up a Ding Dong (F.Bell-P.Lattanzi) 3:14
Next (J.Brel-E.Blau-M.Shuman) 4:02
Vambo Marble Eye (A.Harvey Band) 4:25
The last of the Teenage Idols Part 1, 2, 3 (A.Harvey-H.McKenna-A.Cleminson) 7:15
Producer : Phil Wainman
Zustandsbeschreibung / grading:
vg++ to m-