Bus Stop (album)

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Bus Stop
Studio album by The Hollies
Released October 1966
Recorded 1963-1966
Genre Rock
Pop
Label Imperial LP-9330
Producer Ron Richards
The Hollies U.S. chronology
Beat Group!
(1966)
Bus Stop
(1966)
Stop! Stop! Stop!
(1966)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Bus Stop is the fourth U.S. album by The Hollies, released on Imperial Records in mono (LP-9330) and rechanneled stereo (LP-12330) in October 1966. It features songs ranging from both sides of the band's then-current hit single to material recorded in the Hollies' early days on the UK's Parlophone Records in 1963, 1964 and 1965. The song "Oriental Sadness" had previously been issued in the U.S. on the Hollies' album Beat Group! earlier in 1966.

All of the material except the current single ("Bus Stop"/"Don't Run and Hide") featured Eric Haydock on bass. The A-side of the single, also the album's title track. featured "fill-in" bassist Bernie Calvert, who later replaced Haydock in the Hollies. One song ("Little Lover"), recorded in 1963, featured original Hollies drummer Don Rathbone instead of Bobby Elliott, and two other songs "Candy Man" and "Baby That's All" came from the UK version of the group's first album, Stay with The Hollies.

Bus Stop was also the fourth Canadian album by The Hollies, released on Capitol Records in mono and stereo ((S)T-6195) on November 7, 1966. Unlike its American counterpart, it didn't include any material from before the 1965 recording sessions for the Hollies album. Instead, the album combined the current single with generally unissued tracks from the UK albums Hollies and Would You Believe? Three songs ("Oriental Sadness", "That's How Strong My Love Is" and "I Take What I Want") had previously been issued in Canada on the Hollies' album I Can't Let Go / Look Through Any Window earlier in 1966

This was the last Hollies album in the U.S. or Canada on which songs composed by Allan Clarke, Tony Hicks and Graham Nash would be credited to "L. Ransford". In addition, one 1964 song included on the album is credited to another Clarke-Hicks-Nash pseudonym, "Chester Mann" (an inversion of Manchester, where the band was from).

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Lead vocals Length
1. "Bus Stop" (Graham Gouldman) Clarke 2:51
2. "Candy Man" (Fred Neil, Beverly Ross) Clarke 2:28
3. "Baby That's All" (Chester Mann) Clarke 2:15
4. "I Am a Rock" (Paul Simon) Clarke 2:50
5. "Sweet Little Sixteen" (Chuck Berry) Clarke 2:22
6. "We're Through" (L. Ransford) Clarke 2:15
Side two
No. Title Lead vocals Length
7. "Don't Run and Hide" (L. Ransford) Clarke 2:33
8. "Oriental Sadness" (L. Ransford) Clarke and Nash 2:37
9. "Mickey's Monkey" (Holland-Dozier-Holland) Clarke 2:30
10. "Little Lover" (Clarke, Nash) Clarke 2:00
11. "You Know He Did" (L. Ransford) Clarke 2:02
12. "What'cha Gonna Do About It?" (Gregory Carroll, Doris Payne) Clarke 2:17

Canadian track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. Bus Stop
  2. I Take What I Want (David Porter, Mabon "Teenie" Hodges, Isaac Hayes)
  3. That's How Strong My Love Is (Roosevelt Jamison)
  4. Sweet Little Sixteen
  5. Oriental Sadness
  6. I Am a Rock

Side Two

  1. Don't Run and Hide
  2. I've Got a Way of My Own (L. Ransford)
  3. Don't You Even Care (Clint Ballard, Jr.)
  4. Very Last Day (Paul Stookey, Peter Yarrow)
  5. Too Many People (L. Ransford)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kurtz, Peter. "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-09-26. 

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