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The Sensational Alex Harvey BandRock Drill

Label:Vertigo – 6370 423
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:Scandinavia
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Rock & Roll, Prog Rock

Tracklist

The Rock Drill Suite
A1Rock Drill
Written-ByA. Harvey*, T. Eyre*
6:22
A2The Dolphins6:10
A3Rock 'N' Rool
Written-ByA. Harvey*, H. McKenna*, A. Cleminson*
3:40
A4King Kong
Written-ByM. Steiner*
3:15
B1Booids
Written-ByTrad.*
1:38
B2Who Murdered Sex?
Written-ByA. Harvey*, T. Eyre*, A. Cleminson*
5:16
B3Nightmare City
Written-ByA. Harvey*
3:48
B4Water Beastie4:50
B5Mrs. Blackhouse
Written-ByA. Harvey*
3:34
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Notes

There are two versions of this Scandinavian pressing.
One with the B5 track "No Complaints Department", that was quickly withdrawn > Rock Drill...
...and THIS version on which it was replaced with the track "Mrs. Blackhouse".

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.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

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

Other Versions (5 of 19)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
Rock Drill (LP, Album, - Withdrawn)Vertigo6370 423Scandinavia1977
Recently Edited
Rock Drill (LP, Album, Stereo, withdrawn)Vertigo6370 423Germany1977
New Submission
Rock Drill (LP, Album)Vertigo6370.423-1Scandinavia1977
New Submission
Rock Drill (Cassette, Album)Vertigo7164 545Scandinavia1977
Recently Edited
Rock Drill (LP, Album)MountainTOPS 114UK1978

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  • Vestebest's avatar
    Vestebest
    What you are saying is that the pictures on this is actually the Norwegian version since cover photo has the Not Complaints Department?
    • algabatz's avatar
      algabatz
      Edited 9 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)

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