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Hot Shots
Hot Shots
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
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12 of the very best by this Canadian hard rock outfit, 1975-1978. Includes 'Baby Woncha Please Come Home' & 'Raise A Little Hell'. 1979 MCA Records release.


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All Artists: Trooper
Title: Hot Shots
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Int'l
Release Date: 11/9/1994
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 076731121826, 766485023926


Album Description
12 of the very best by this Canadian hard rock outfit, 1975-1978. Includes 'Baby Woncha Please Come Home' & 'Raise A Little Hell'. 1979 MCA Records release.

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CD Reviews

A Canadian Rock Legend!
David Hugaert | Honolulu, HI United States | 10/29/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Hot Shots" is a delightful collection featuring 12 of Trooper's best known Canadian radio classics. Produced by Randy Bachman (The Guess Who, Bachman-Turner Overdrive), for the most part, two of the selections here feature a bit of a BTO hook: the sassy "General Hand Grenade" and "Ready", both fine, outstanding rockers to boot, as are nearly all of the tracks on "Hot Shots". Trooper also bares its soulful side a la Pablo Cruise in "Round Round We Go". "Moment That It Takes" also displays a softer side. Neither of these two tracks fit in the general musical mold of the Trooper sound, which is earth shaking, in your face, Canadian rock 'n roll at its ultra-rocking best! Although the above-mentioned tracks are well worth the price of this disc, the real reason for making "Hot Shots" an essential purchase, is due to these outstanding CanCon classics: "Two For The Show", "Santa Maria", "We're Here For A Good Time (Not A Long Time)" and perhaps Trooper's best known rock anthem "Raise A Little Hell". These hits are all yours at an import level price, although it is worth the money. This is truly the ultimate party "crank up the volume and bug your landlord (or landlady)" CD. Buy "Hot Shots", before the party's gone - for good!"
Old Time Rock n Roll!
David Hugaert | 11/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hot Shots! is a compilation of some of the best old fashioned and to-the-point rock music ever to come out of Canada. Like Bryan Adams and Loverboy, Trooper music didn't add anything new to the music industry but that was not the idea. With songs like We're Here for a good time and Raise a little hell, Trooper have demonstrated that rock music should be about fun and this album very much epitomizes that old time rock n roll sound. No pretentiousness, no BS, just good music. Highly recommended. Other Trooper albums worth listening to are: Flying Colours & The Last of the Gypsies."
Classic Canuck pop rockers deserve better than this
Francis King | Calgary, AB, Canada | 02/11/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Trooper was one of Canada's best 1970s pop rock bands. Influenced by Guess Who/BTO founder Randy Bachman (he produced the Vancouver quintet's first four albums), Trooper had a dozen top 20 hits north of the border between 1975 and '80. The band is still together, with lead vocalist Ra McGuire and guitarist Brian Smith touring around the country.

The question is, why has MCA (the label that released 7 of Trooper's 9 studio albums) not given the band its due with a decent compilation? Hot Shots was released right after the fourth album, so it's missing a huge part of the the group's history. Not only that, Hot Shots contains only 12 songs and 45 minutes -- far less than an average CD can hold. Finally, this cd has *terrible* sound quality, as if it was mastered from a beat-up 8-track tape.

Shame on MCA for spitting on Trooper's catalogue! Then again, I shouldn't be surprised. The label still hasn't released all the studio albums on CD."