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The Hollywood Stars: Sound City

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The Hollywood Stars success came after they broke, which is too often an occurrence in the fickled world of music.  This is truly one of their best, available here pn LP for the first time in quite awhile.

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The Hollywood Stars sprung from a brainstorm by noted producer, songwriter, and idea man Kim Fowley, who decided in 1973 that rock & roll was ready for a new band that combined the energy and excitement of mid-'60s pop and rock with the crunchy guitars and attitude of hard rock; Fowley described his concept as a West Coast version of the New York Dolls, and he set out to find musicians who would fit the bill. Fowley's first recruit was drummer Terry Rae, who'd been in the Palace Guard with Emitt Rhodes, drummed with Jamme (a psychedelic pop band whose sole album was produced by John Phillips), and was in the process of recording with the Flamin' Groovies when he got the call from Fowley. Setting out to find musicians who looked and sounded right for the gig, Fowley and Rae filled out the lineup with lead singer Scott Phares, lead guitarist Ruben DeFuentes, guitarist and vocalist Mark Anthony, and bassist Kevin Barnhill, and the new band started a busy rehearsal schedule, with Fowley and Mars Bonfire contributing songs along with the members of the group.

Side A

  1. Sunrise On Sunset
  2. I Can’t Help It
  3. Escape
  4. So Blue
  5. Too Hot To Handle

Side B

  1. All the Kids On The Street
  2. Habits
  3. Make It To The Party
  4. Shotgun
  5. Houdini of Rock and Roll