Saturday 24 October 2015
Wood. Roy - Boulders (1973)
The debut solo album from Roy Wood.
I recently bought an Original Albums box with Roy Wood which included one The Move, one Wizzard, one Electric Light Orchestra and two solo albums from him. That describes this man in a nutshell. He was one of the founding members of both The Move and Electric Light Orchestra.
He is most known for his big hit I Wish It Was Christmas Every Day which is one of the most popular Christmas anthems of all time. Roy Wood is also called the grandfather of glam rock.
Nothing of all this can be found on this album, though. An album which includes a mix of The Beatles like pop music and a bit of quirky naive pop tunes. A bit vaudeville like working men clubs like songs.
There is a lot of British humour on this album. Both in the lyrics and in the music itself. This album most definate has a novelty value. It is not particular good though and has not survived well the test of time. It is a decent forty minutes long album.