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Friday, February 18, 2011

Hollywood Brats (Then He Kissed Me Single)

The Hollywood brats formed in London in 1971. Originally a three piece, they called themselves The Queen. Band members were: Andrew Matheson, (Vocals) Casino Steel, (keyboards) and drummer Lou Sparks. After a conflict of band name, with the Freddie Mercury led rock band, they decided to change their name to The Hollywood Brats.
In 1972, Eunan Brady, (Guitar) and Wayne Manor, (Bass) were added, and the lineup was complete. Championed by Keith Moon, the band landed a deal with NEMS Records and recorded an album, but the label pulled back, refusing to publish the material. Ultimately this setback along with various mounting frustrations, led to the bands end in 1974. Mercury Records released the LP in 1975 entitling it Grown Up Wrong and crediting the band as "Andrew Matheson & The Brats" to avoid contractual problems with NEMS, however, the album was released only in Scandinavia. A few years later, Cherry Red Records released,(this single) their cover of The Crystals "Then He Kissed Me" in 1979, as well as re-releasing the LP in 1980.Following the demise of the Brats,Matheson went on to record with Tools and Wreckless Eric's Last Orders. Steel spent time in London SS, and eventually ended up in The Boys..
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Cherry Red Records 1979
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1. Then He Kissed Me
2. Sick On You
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5 comments:

Mario said...

Thankx a lot. Always fantastic singles in this site. All the best.

Frank Miller said...

Thanks Mario.

Anonymous said...

Actually it was only released in Norway (Casino Steel is from Trondheim, Norway). Some say it sold as few as 500 copys, other suggest about a 1000 copys. Anyhow a real collectors item nowdays.

Frank Miller said...

I read 563 some place, I can't say that Iv'e ever come by an original copy. Thanks for the comment!

Anonymous said...

There's not many around. I've got one.