Bus Stop (album)

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Bus Stop
Hollies Bus Stop album.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1966
Recorded15 May 1963 - 18 May 1966
GenreRock, pop
LabelImperial LP-9330
ProducerRon Richards
The Hollies U.S. chronology
Beat Group!
(1966)
Bus Stop
(1966)
Stop! Stop! Stop!
(1966)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Bus Stop is the fourth U.S. album by the British pop band 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.

This was the Hollies' last album to feature original bassist Eric Haydock, who left the group early in 1966 following disputes with the groups managers, missing the recording session for "Bus Stop"; he was eventually replaced by Bernie Calvert.

Background[edit]

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.

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.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
1."Bus Stop"Graham GouldmanClarke2:51
2."Candy Man"Fred Neil, Beverly RossClarke2:28
3."Baby That's All"Chester MannClarke2:15
4."I Am a Rock"Paul SimonClarke2:50
5."Sweet Little Sixteen"Chuck BerryClarke2:22
6."We're Through"L. RansfordClarke2:15
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
7."Don't Run and Hide"L. RansfordClarke2:33
8."Oriental Sadness"L. RansfordClarke and Nash2:37
9."Mickey's Monkey"Holland-Dozier-HollandClarke2:30
10."Little Lover"Clarke, NashClarke2:00
11."You Know He Did"L. RansfordClarke2:02
12."What'cha Gonna Do About It?"Gregory Carroll, Doris PayneClarke2:17

Personnel[edit]

The Hollies

Additional personnel

References[edit]

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

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