Thursday, January 21, 2010

Johnny Kidd & The Pirates • The Best Of

First off, RIP Mick Green, who played guitar in mid-period Pirates and later led the band through the pub rock/punk rock craze of the late '70s...

This 2CD set is a 2008 compilation that is a lot more than a "best of," since it includes almost everything Johnny Kidd & The Pirates ever put out. Strange how The Best Of is a mid-priced release with very minimal notes and details, but at least now you've got darn near everything in one place. And that includes "Shakin' All Over," "Please Don't Touch," period covers like "Some Other Guy" and "Shop Around," and even "Shakin' All Over '65." I gotta say, though, the graphics are horrid—they look like they were done by someone's not particularly talented nephew.

If you want to delve into Mick Green's later Pirates, there are numerous compilations to check out, including the way over the top Shakin' at the Beeb which has more versions of "Shakin' All Over" than even I can take!
3/5 (EMI Gold UK)

1 comment:

  1. y'ever hear the Motorhead/Girlschool version of "Please Don't Touch"?