76-06 30th Anniversary Concert is a live album by Racing Cars.
It is often sold with the Love Blind studio album by Morty, their lead singer. There is also the option of a DVD if you prefer to watch the live performance.
As the name suggests, the concert and album celebrate that it was 30 years ago (in 2006) that Racing Cars were formed. I thought they showed a lot of promise with their first album Downtown Tonight and the hit single They Shoot Horses Don’t They. Unfortunately they were blown away by the development of punk rock and new wave music when their stylish, funky rock seemed old fashioned.
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Racing Cars In Concert is a live album by pub rock band Racing Cars during their tour to promote their debut album Downtown Tonight and the follow-up, Weekend Rendezvous.
The concerts was recorded and broadcast by the BBC for Radio 1. These songs were recorded at the Paris Theatre on 26th April and 13th October 1977.
The song They Shoot Horses Don’t They was the hit single after being well promoted by John Peel the previous year from a BBC session. I my memory works, it made his Festive Fifty top 10 for 1976 along with classics like Stairway To Heaven and Pink Floyd’s Echoes.
The pop world changed in 1977 with punk and new wave and suddenly the tuneful, funky music played by Racing cars was old fashioned and yesterday’s news. I think of them as the British equivalent of Little Feat mixing up different styles.
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