The Sensational Alex Harvey Band ‎– Rock Drill

Vertigo ‎– 6370 423
Vinyl, LP, Album

Tracklist Masquer Crédits

The Rock Drill Suite
A1 Rock Drill
Written-By – A. Harvey*, T. Eyre*
A2 The Dolphins
Written-By – A. Harvey*, C. Glen*, H. McKenna*, A. Cleminson*
A3 Rock 'N' Rool
Written-By – A. Harvey*, H. McKenna*, A. Cleminson*
A4 King Kong
Written-By – M. Steiner*
B1 Booids
Arranged By – A. Harvey*, C. Glen*, E. McKenna*, T. Eyre*, A. Cleminson*Written-By – Trad.*
B2 Who Murdered Sex?
Written-By – A. Harvey*, T. Eyre*, A. Cleminson*
B3 Nightmare City
Written-By – A. Harvey*
B4 Water Beastie
Written-By – A. Harvey*, C. Glen*, H. McKenna*, A. Cleminson*
B5 Mrs. Blackhouse
Written-By – A. Harvey*

Sociétés, etc.



The Rock Drill Suite - Side A (i) to (iv).

Recorded at Ridge Farm, Dorking, with the Maison
Rouge Mobile and at Basing St. Studios, London.

Torso in metal from the "Rock Drill" (1913-14), Sir Jacob Epstein,
Courtesy The Tate Gallery, London.

Code-barres et Autres Identifiants

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1): 6370 423 A3 1P 78 TA 710
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2): 6370 423 B 1 P 78 FE 710 2
  • Rights Society: ncb


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21 septembre 2016
What you are saying is that the pictures on this is actually the Norwegian version since cover photo has the Not Complaints Department?


11 février 2015
edité over 4 years ago
Alex Harvey was afraid of upsetting his parents, Leslie and Margaret with the lyrics "My brother was killed on the stage" in the song "No Complaints Department", and phoned up Jimmie Grimes telling him NOT to sign the publishing rights clearance form. Jimmie was offered money by Mountain Records, but he stuck to his guns and refused to sign. The planned single had to be pulled. Unfortunately, copies of the Rock Drill sleeve had been printed on Mountain listing "No Complaints Department" on Side Two. The album, due for release in November 1977 in the UK was held up and had to be re-pressed with a replacement track "Mrs Blackhouse" on it. Rock Drill was finally released in the UK in March 1978 (Mountain - Cat No: TOPS 114). Some early UK white label test pressings of Rock Drill contain "No Complaints Department", but an actual finished British copy of the album on the Mountain label has never been seen containing the track to this day (although the sleeve has an amendment sticker over the Side Two listing stating "Mrs Blackhouse"). In late 1977 Rock Drill was released on Vertigo in Germany and Norway containing "No Complaints Department", but the album was quickly withdrawn and replaced by copies with "Mrs Blackhouse" on them. (source Wikipedia)