Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock
Exclusive Australian release. 22 tracks from legendary band of the early 70's. Kind of like Australia's answer to Sha NaNa except they eventually wrote their own retro rock 'n roll. Includes covers of 'Duke Of Earl', 'Good... more »
Exclusive Australian release. 22 tracks from legendary band of the early 70's. Kind of like Australia's answer to Sha NaNa except they eventually wrote their own retro rock 'n roll. Includes covers of 'Duke Of Earl', 'Good Golly Miss Molly' & their own hit 'Eagle Rock'. 1999 release. Standard jewel case.
Daddy's still cool
Mark Meyer | Fort Pierce, FL United States | 07/17/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"What a treat it was to see a new Daddy Cool recording on the market! I am one of perhaps a dozen Daddy Cool fans in the USA that is'nt from Australia, and here in the USA they were barely noticed. I was one of the lucky ones, however. One of my best buddies moved to Australia back in 1971, and sent back recordings of this really cool Aussie band, Daddy Cool. I loved it, and most people I played them for liked them, too. They were a 50's and 70's style band, not unlike Sha Na Na, but more real and less cartoonish. And even though they were strictly Top 40 material, they were cool enough to be appreciated by sophisticated rock conneseurs as well. It is no wonder that they took Australia by storm, and are still fondly remembered by my generation down under. In the US, however, they were never really given the promotion that they deserved, and after a couple of lackluster American tours and no hit singles, they faded into oblivion. Such a shame, too! I defy anyone awake in 1971 to listen to "Eagle Rock" and not love it! So, here it is, 2001. We have rap noise and Marilyn Manson polluting the airwaves. There is so very little to listen to that is non toxic, yet not saccherine that is'nt on the same old list of overplayed sixties and seventies hits. I got terminally bored with most commercial music many years ago, and gave little notice to what was and wasn't popular. I wrote it all off as overplayed ancient history and unlistenable garbage that I would never approve of. Then, while cruising a music file sharing service, I did a search on Daddy Cool, just to see if anyone besides me remembered. Lo and behold, there was a new recording on the market. It had most of the songs I loved back in '71, plus a few I had never heard before. And wonder of wonders, Amazon.com imported it from Australia! Do you remember how you reacted when you saw your first Dodge Prowler? Retro, yet very very cool and modern, all rolled into one? Those same neurons fired off when I loaded Daddy Cool into my CD player. That act in itself was semi amazing . . . My last DC recordings were vinyl and eight track! All those wonderful old tunes were a wonderful tonic to this weary and jaded old putz, and I listened to nothing else for several weeks. I drive a taxicab, and I've got a lot of new people listening, just like in '71. If I were in the music business, i would make it a point to promote these great old recordings. Even today they sound fresh and exciting. This is great stuff. Parents, your kids can listen to these witout being recruited into a satanic cult or criminal gang. They are just off color enough to not be too goody two shoes, but quite tame by today's standards. And the double entendre will go over the heads of most pre teens; For all they know,"Baby Let Me Bang Your Box" really is about playing a piano. The beat is catchy, and the sound is retro yet fresh. This recording, without a doubt, is money well spent!"
Sha Na Na ? What an insult!
aplord | Australia | 07/04/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Far more than a retro band, Daddy Cool are the soundtrack to many an Australian's youth. It's the originals that matter most. Eagle Rock (recently voted the #2 Australian rock song of all time (#1 was Friday On my Mind, so the silver medal is nothing to be ashamed of)Hi Honey Ho - three and a half minutes of sax driven pleasure.Come back Again - every Aussie male of a certain age had this as a theme song when the hormones hit.At the Rockhouse - a great raveDaddy Rocks Off... Teenage Blues... ahh memories are made of this.What you have to realise is that when Daddy Cool first appeared Australian Scene Rock Music was dominated either by LOUD LOUD bands who played twenty minute guitar solos and amps that went to 12 (The Coloured Balls, Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs) or bands that played twenty minute guitar solos that were aimed at quiet audiences that smoked certain herbs (Spectrum, Sons of the Vegetal Mother) Then out came Daddy Cool and made people smile and (God forbid) dance! They still can make you smile and dance.And any album that includes Baby let me Bang your Box is a good thing.NOW LISTEN! Who is steppin' out?"
Daddy is cool indeed!
aplord | 05/14/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Of the covers, the three best are "You Never Can Tell," "Daddy Cool," and "Baby Let Me Bang Your Box." The original stuff is very reminiscent of the Stones live sound and I like it all. Even if there weren't several other very good tunes (but there are), "Eagle Rock" alone is truly worth the price. It was great fun to rediscover this band thirty years after my introduction from an exchange student."