Billy Thorpe: Long Live Rock and Roll

Billy Thorpe: Long Live Rock and Roll
Title: Long Live Rock and Roll
Label: Aztec

The Moomba Festival on Sunday the 12th of March 1972 culminated in a massive live concert at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. The lineup was Friends, La de Das, Gerry and the Joy Band and headliners Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs. As noted in TV and Newspaper reports, an enormous crowd of 200,000 (yes, you read right: Two Hundred Thousand!) turned up. The following GoSet edition featured a detailed report on the concert and noted the debut of a new track entitled "Long Live Rock And Roll And Long May It Move Me So" (predicted, following the success of "most People I Know Think That I'm Crazy", to be another number one smash though it was never recorded). Also featuring recordings form late 1972 at Melbourne's Festival Hall (their farewell show before traveling to the UK). The Festival Hall show features a lost classic: "Let Yourself Go" a song in a similar vein to "Time to Live" and "Momma" monster riffing, powerful vocals, relentless beat (with obligatory drum solo) with a running time of over 10 minutes!! There's also a rare live version of their single "Believe it Just Like Me". Re-mastered by Gil Matthews, liner notes by Ian McFarlane.

1.1 Be Bop a Lula
1.2 CC Rider
1.3 Long Live Rock N' Roll
1.4 Most People I Know Think That I'm Crazy
1.5 Ooh Poo Pah Doo
1.6 Let Yourself Go
1.7 Believe It Just Like Me
1.8 Ooh Poo Pah Doo

Billy Thorpe: Long Live Rock and Roll

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