Sunday, 25 January 2009

Rock 'n' Roll clown - Harpo

After his Europe-wide success with 'Moviestar', Swedish singer followed this single up with 'Motorcycle mama' in Decembe 1975. It didn't reach the Dutch Top 40, and for a year, Harpo went silent. He came back in January 1977 with 'Rock 'n' Roll clown', which showed signs of it being a novelty song, with its 'Hee haw haw' chorus.

Barely missing the Dutch Top 40 again, Harpo disappeared from view in the Netherlands. Apparently, he went on to have great success in his homeland Sweden. I remembered this single from my childhood, and so I didn't pass up the opportunity to buy this after all these years.

My collection: 7" single no. 3552
Found: All that music, Leiden, January 24, 2009
Cost: 1,6 euro
Tracks: 'Rock 'n' Roll clown' / 'Chelsea Lady'
Download: here

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