The Sensational Alex Harvey Band – The Penthouse Tapes (1976)

SAHB_Penthouse4 out of 5 Stars!

On The Penthouse Tapes, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band included only three of its own tracks, and for the rest of the album, it recorded renditions of cover songs, including “Crazy Horses” (The Osmonds), “Love Story” (Jethro Tull), and “School’s Out” (Alice Cooper).

Of course, as only SAHB could do, the band also chose some wildly unlikely songs to record, namely Del Shannon’s “Runaway,” Leadbelly’s “Goodnight Irene,” and Irving Berlin’s “Cheek to Cheek.”

As always, despite the band members not writing these various tracks, SAHB still put its own trademarked “twists and craziness” on each song.

Another fun experience from a fun band.

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