The Rock (The Frankie Miller Band album)

The Rock (The Frankie Miller Band album)
The Rock
Studio album by The Frankie Miller Band
Released September 1975
Recorded 1975 at His Master's Wheels, San Francisco
Genre Blues Rock
Length 62:36 (2003 reissue/eagle records)
Label Chrysalis Records
Producer Elliot Mazer
The Frankie Miller Band chronology
High Life
(1974)
The Rock
(1975)
Full House
(1977)

The Rock is the third album from The Frankie Miller Band. It features The Memphis Horns and The Edwin Hawkins Singers who supply backing vocals on classic songs like, "A Fool in Love", which enjoyed considerable airplay on both sides of the Atlantic and was a sizeable hit in the USA. "Ain't Got No Money" became the album’s most covered song with notable versions from Cher, Chris Farlowe and Bob Seger. The song, "Drunken Nights In The City", was written for his late-night drinking buddy Jimmy Johnstone, the former (Celtic FC) Scottish footballer.

The album was recorded in sight of the prison of Alcatraz in San Francisco, Miller commented that it was only music that had saved him that kind of fate and dedicated the song, The Rock, to the plight of prisoners, a reference to his 2nd cousin Jimmy Boyle.


Track listing

SIDE ONE

  1. "A Fool In Love"
  2. "The Heartbreak"
  3. "The Rock"
  4. "I Know Why The Sun Don't Shine"
  5. "Hard On The Levee"

SIDE TWO

  1. "Ain't Got No Money"
  2. "All My Love To You"
  3. "I'm Old Enough"
  4. "Bridgeton"
  5. "Drunken Nights In The City"

Personnel

  • Frankie Miller - vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Henry McCullough - lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Mick Weaver - keyboards
  • Chrissy Stewart - bass guitar
  • Stu Perry - drums, percussion
  • James Dewar - backing vocals
  • The Memphis Horns - horn section
  • The Edwin Hawkins Singers - background vocals

Production credits

  • Produced by Elliot Mazer
  • Engineered by Jeremy Zatkin, Elliot Mazer
  • Recorded at His Master's Wheels, San Francisco

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