Thursday, February 21, 2008

DRAGGIN' MY HEELS


Listen to DRAGGIN' MY HEELS by The Hollies.

This 12" special disco version of Draggin' My Heels by The Hollies is a weird one. Recorded by the sixth incarnation of the band in and featuring only one foundation member (Allan Clarke), this mix was only ever released as a promo and never charted. The song can also be found on the band's 1977 album 'The Hollies / Clarke, Hicks, Sylvester, Calvert, Elliott'.

The Hollies lurch into the late 70's disco chasm is reminiscent of Elton John's Philly soul adventure Are You Ready For Love. However Elton actually went to Philly and hired MFSB as his backing band and Thom Bell to produce. By all accounts, The Hollies slapped theirs together themselves.

The track was an underground dance staple at joints like the Paradise garage and The Loft in NYC and has turned up on a compilation or two over the years. It's well worth a good listen.

Photo: Snowy trees (4).

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5 comments:

Laura said...

Wow. Is this really the same band of Bus Stop and Hey, Carrie Anne fame??

Philip said...

a long song.

Chris said...

Somebody who is enjoying the weather in St. Vincent wandered over to my blog from yours today - hope it's you and Amy...

Bill said...

ah, yeah, that was me! i was comparing the kind of wood you used on your deck with here...

Chris said...

Second honeymoon already?