Saturday, October 01, 2005

On my turntable: Bay City Rollers - It's A Game (Japanese version)

The Japanese pressing of It's A Game (1977) featured an extra track, "The Pie", which was left off of the American version (the song surfaced a year later on the band's disappointing Strangers In The Wind album). This has always been my favorite Rollers album. It's unfortunate the the band's teenybopper image overshadowed this record, because it is easily their best work. Anyone doubting the pure power of the Rollers should pick up Rollerworld - Live At The Budokan, Tokyo 1977 (2001), a live recording from this period that proves once and for all what a kickass band the Rollers truly were.

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