VARIOUS ARTISTS Sing Hollies In Reverse (1995)

singholliesSing Hollies In Reverse (1995)
Really… A Good Tribute Album!

Tribute albums are, by nature, hit and miss affairs. Rarely are all the bands well-chosen and some even have a hard time successfully deciding whether to be true to the original or to give it their own spin. More often than not, it’s just the sheer variety of the artists involved that can undermine any collection’s cohesiveness. Which is why this tribute to the under-appreciated Hollies is such a gem. Sing Hollies In Reverse features 21 contributions from some of indie pop’s finest, including Mitch Easter, Wondermints, Tommy Keene, E & Jon Brion, tackling a largely forgotten catalog of Beatley pop and lite psychedelia that hasn’t been bled dry by oldies stations and advertising agencies (yet). The Posies’ “King Midas In Reverse” is reverently rich in pop shimmer while Material Issue’s “Bus Stop” is given a 60s garage treatment. The Loud Family plays “Look Through Any Window” as a psych dirge (until near the end) while “Pay You Back With Interest” could well be Mitch Easter’s finest recording. There are plenty of other nice surprises along the way to discovering some great new pop artists and re-discovering some great old pop songs. A tribute album you’ll listen to all of… for a change. A mere $3 to $6 at Amazon (HERE) and worth the investment. If you’ve got a taste for the real thing, visit a Wormhole, HERE.

THE POSIES – King Midas In Reverse
TOMMY KEENE – Carrie Anne
THE LOUD FAMILY – Look Through Any Window
STEVE WYNN & ERIC AMBEL – The Air That I Breathe
MITCH EASTER – Pay You Back With Interest
CUB – You Know He Did
– Water On The Brain
E – Jennifer Eccles
JOHN EASDALE – Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress
BILL LLOYD – Step Inside
– You Need Love
ANDREW – Heading For A Fall
‘ APOSTLES – Dear Eloise
JON BRION – Sorry Suzanne


  • srcstcbstrd
    September 27, 2008 - 12:34 | Permalink

    Thank you very much for this. I just discovered your blog and am very impressed with the variety.
    I'm very surprised that no one has left a comment for this album. I mean, it's The Hollies covered by some of the best powerpop bands of the day.
    I've downloaded some others so I'll just thank you for them here.

  • Capt. Willard
    September 27, 2008 - 20:07 | Permalink

    Thanks for the comments srcstcbstrd, they're always appreciated.

  • annmargretfan
    June 28, 2009 - 04:29 | Permalink

    I always wanted to hear this but wasn't to sure if I how good it might be so I never bought it. Thanks for posting it.

  • Capt. Willard
    January 19, 2010 - 16:15 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • Tommy C
    January 20, 2010 - 12:37 | Permalink

    I don't think that I ever even paid attention to this record because of it being a tribute album but I liked the samples, gave it a try and I like it! I should have looked more closely at the bands. It's one of the best tribute records I've heard. Now I'm going to check out the Hollies collection. I only have a single disc hits and want to hear more. So thanks alot for both.

  • Kevin
    January 20, 2010 - 19:26 | Permalink

    Thanks for this and a great blog

  • Art Ducko
    January 22, 2010 - 10:58 | Permalink

    Excellent, superlative, marvelous, wunnerful, wunnerful… and it's got a good beat & you can dance to it.

  • rap
    January 23, 2010 - 05:07 | Permalink

    Thanks Willard. Your taste, as always, is impeccable.

  • Faze
    January 23, 2010 - 16:20 | Permalink

    Best tribute album ever. You know why? These songs are indestructible. Even the worst of these cover is no worse than the original version, and some, like "After the Fox" are even better. Good call here.

  • laughinggravy
    September 18, 2013 - 20:42 | Permalink

    Thank you as always. Looking forward to the listen.

  • Anonymous
    September 18, 2013 - 22:42 | Permalink

    Thanks. Loud Family alone is worth the d/l w/the late great Scott Miller.

  • Stuffy
    February 7, 2015 - 07:42 | Permalink

    Thanx! Really interesting Hollies interpretations!

  • Anonymous
    September 2, 2015 - 13:38 | Permalink

    Thanks Willard. I too would not have been sure about this.

  • KDNYfm
    November 10, 2015 - 12:12 | Permalink

    Somehow I lost For the Love of Todd, so I came back to get it again, and than saw comments about this and remembered one of my personal faves (Bill Lloyd) was also on here…Somehow I think Bill was born a few years too late, Thanx Willard…

  • phil
    March 7, 2016 - 08:56 | Permalink

    i love covers of famous 60’s groups thanks for this one phil

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