Hot Wire (Trapeze album)

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Hot Wire
Hot Wire (Trapeze album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Trapeze
Released 1974 (1974)
Recorded Island Studios, London and Lee Sound Studios, Birmingham
Genre Hard rock, blues rock
Length 43:41
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Neil Slaven, Trapeze
Trapeze chronology
The Final Swing
Hot Wire

Hot Wire is the fourth studio album by English hard rock band Trapeze. Recorded with producer Neil Slaven at Island Studios, London and Lee Sound Studios, Birmingham, it was released in 1974 by Warner Bros. Records.


Hot Wire was the first Trapeze album recorded since the departure of Glenn Hughes in 1973 to join Deep Purple, and the first to feature his replacement Pete Wright, as well as second guitarist Rob Kendrick.[1] It was the second album by the band to be produced by Neil Slaven, and features eight songs written by guitarist and vocalist Mel Galley and his brother Tom (drummer Dave Holland co-wrote one track).[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[3]

Music website AllMusic awarded Hot Wire three out of five stars.[3] The album was the second by the band to chart on the US Billboard 200, reaching number 146.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Mel Galley and Tom Galley; "Steal a Mile" co-written by Dave Holland

No. Title Length
1. "Back Street Love"   5:01
2. "Take It on Down the Road"   4:45
3. "Midnight Flyer"   6:01
4. "Wake Up, Shake Up"   3:55
5. "Turn It On"   5:11
6. "Steal a Mile"   4:52
7. "Goin' Home"   5:14
8. "Feel It Inside"   8:42



  1. ^ "Trapeze - A Brief History (1969–1994)". Glenn Hughes. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  2. ^ Hot Wire (Media notes). Trapeze. Warner Bros. Records. 1974. 
  3. ^ a b "Trapeze - Hot Wire". AllMusic. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Trapeze Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved January 24, 2015.