Rocket 88 ‎– Rocket 88

Atlantic ‎– K50776
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Rocket 88
Written-By – Pete Johnson
A2 Waiting For The Call
Vocals, Written-By – Jack BruceWritten-By – Peter Brown*
A3 St. Louis Blues
Written-By – W. C. Handy
B1 Roll 'Em Pete
Vocals – Alexis KornerWritten-By – Joe Turner*, Pete Johnson
B2 Swindon Swing
Written-By – Colin Smith
B3 Roadhouse Boogie
Written-By – Pete Johnson
B4 Talking About Louise
Vocals, Written-By – Alexis Korner



Quoted directly from album notes written by Ian Stewart:
This album was recorded under less than ideal conditions at the Rotation Club in Hanover, West Germany - where the stage is 20 feet above the floor and most people watch from the sides. For some reason, the band was on fire that night, despite a long bus ride and the odd hangover or two. Although acoustically the club left much to be desired, I feel we have achieved one of the best live albums ever, with the sort of feeling that is never achieved in studios. Jack Bruce in particular played his ass off; and by the time "Roll 'Em Pete" ended the set, his fingers were bleeding profusely from playing double bass - something he has only rarely done in recent years. Although the album was recorded on 24 tracks, there are no instrumental overdubs. Everything is as it was on that night, and the editing scissors were only used on one number so that we could have four tracks on side two.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SD 19293 Rocket 88 Rocket 88(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 19293 US 1981 Sell This Version
XSD 19293 Rocket 88 Rocket 88(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic XSD 19293 US 2008 Sell This Version
XSD 19293 Rocket 88 Rocket 88(LP, Album) Atlantic XSD 19293 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
50776 Rocket 88 Rocket 88(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Atlantic 50776 Greece 1981 Sell This Version
WOU 9293 Rocket 88 Rocket 88(CD, Album) Wounded Bird Records WOU 9293 US 2008 Sell This Version