The Rock (The Frankie Miller Band album)

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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 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.[1][2][3][4][5]

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.[citation needed]

"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.[citation needed] Etta James covered the song A Fool In Love for her 1990 album, Stickin' to My Guns.

Track listing[edit]

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[edit]

Production credits[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Frankie Miller Band, The– The Rock". discogs.com. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Rock". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Rock". amazon.com. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Collette, Doug. "Frankie Miller:". glidemagazine.com. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Frankie Miller The Rock". spirit-of-rock.com. Retrieved 10 January 2014.