After years of toil, the Scottish frontman and his band were en route to the UK album top ten.
Relishing the opportunity to take chances, Alex Harvey started as he meant to continue with ‘Alex Harvey And His Soul Band’, an album wrapped in mystique.
From powerhouse belters to multi-octave vocalists with mind-boggling versatility, the best male rock singers have left their mark on music history.
SAHB’s ‘Rock Drill’ was released in a hostile environment, but it's worthy of inclusion among the band’s best outings: a resurrection rather than a requiem.
Sensational Alex Harvey Band’s second album, ‘Next’, captured the ferocity of their live set and exemplified SAHB’s earthy, hard-rock sound in 1973.
Harvey’s was an improbable tale of dues-paying from the mid-1950s onwards, before he found belated stardom as the leader of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band.
The Last Of The Teenage Idols, the most comprehensive collection of Alex Harvey material ever, runs to 14 discs and 217 tracks, and is released on 18 March