The Rock (The Frankie Miller Band album)
|Studio album by The Frankie Miller Band|
|Recorded||1975 at His Master's Wheels, San Francisco|
|Length||62:36 (2003 reissue/eagle records)|
|The Frankie Miller Band chronology|
The Rock is the third album from Frankie Miller, and the only one officially credited to The Frankie Miller Band. The album features backing from The Memphis Horns and The Edwin Hawkins Singers.
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.
"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. Etta James covered the song A Fool In Love for her 1990 album, Stickin' to My Guns.
- "A Fool in Love"
- "The Heartbreak"
- "The Rock"
- "I Know Why the Sun Don't Shine"
- "Hard on the Levee"
- "Ain't Got No Money"
- "All My Love to You"
- "I'm Old Enough"
- "Drunken Nights in the City"
- 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
- Produced by Elliot Mazer
- Engineered by Jeremy Zatkin, Elliot Mazer
- Recorded at His Master's Wheels, San Francisco
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