The Hollies Were Not a Rock Band!

    • richardrw schrieb...
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    • 13. Nov. 2008, 23:24

    The Hollies Were Not a Rock Band!

    It is forty years (Nov '68) since The Hollies 'Greatest Hits' album made Number 1 in the album charts in the UK. If you take 'just one look', the hits in question are all pop songs, beautifully crafted and very well played. Only The Beatles had more number one hits in the Sixties than The Hollies,

    However their music was always more pop than rock, and I believe it inaccurate to label them as a rock band. The main problem with the band, particularly after Nash left for CSN in 1967, was that they never really moved on from well crafted, nicely delivered pop songs. as far as I am concerned their albums all sound samey, with not much to distinguish between them.

    So - to sum it up - good pop songs from a competent band, but there was no progression or evolution to bigger and better music.

    If music be the food of love, play on; give me excess of it. (Twelfth Night).
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