Title - 'Live on the Sunset Strip 2019'
Artist - The Hollywood Stars
For those not in the know, in 1973, The Hollywood Stars formed with the assistance of Kim Fowley. With Fowley’s interest in bands under his management – bands like The Runaways, and The Quick – it was only natural to develop another.
Unfortunately, along with The Quick, The Hollywood Stars were unable to capture the frenzied attention spans of hungry scene-dwellers like LA had going strongly at the time.
Had The Hollywood Stars moved past LA, it is conceivable that they’d be mentioned often in the sweetened breaths of Rock history.
They were not alone. So many other bands never got deserved attention. But all of this history doesn’t mean that The Hollywood Stars were nothing more than a HS gym band.
They are worth the remembering. They’ve had a label debut issued with Arista Records in 1977 along with a previously unreleased Columbia Records album issued, as well as others.
On October 31st, 2020, Burger Records will release a live set performed by the reformed version of The Hollywood Stars. It was performed at The Whisky A Go-Go on July 18th, 2019.
The totally rockin' set features 12 songs and will be released on both CD and DVD.
1. 'King of the Night Time World'
3. 'Sunrise on Sunset'
4. 'All the Kids on the Street'
5. 'Supermen Are Always Gentlemen'
6. 'Modern Romance'
7. 'Tough Guys Never Cry'
8. 'Shine Like a Radio'
9. 'Too Hot to Handle'
10. 'I Can’t Help It'
11. 'Make It to the Party'
Introduced to the stage by legendary DJ, Rodney Bingnheimer, they open with their rendition of the KISS classic 'King of the Night Time World' and back that up with the Fowley-written, but famously covered by Alice Cooper track 'Escape,' and then follow that up with the glorious guitar riffs of 'Sunrise on Sunset,' the high energy, robustious 'All the Kids on the Street' and then come both the punk ambiance of 'Supermen Are Always Gentlemen' and the ballad 'Modern Romance.'
Next up is the drum-led rocker 'Tough Guys Never Cry' which is followed by the upbeat 'Shine Like a Radio,' the melody-driven blues of 'Too Hot to Handle,' the rocker 'I Can’t Help It,' and then comes to a close on one of my own personal favorites, the old school rock 'n' roll vibe of 'Make It to the Party,' and then the totally unrehearsed encore cut, 'Habits.'
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