Daddy Cool - Daddy Who? Daddy Cool

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Daddy Who? Daddy Cool is the debut studio album by Australian rock band Daddy Cool, originally released in July 1971 via Sparmac Productions.

Daddy Cool formed in Melbourne in 1970 by Ross Wilson (vocals, guitar), Ross Hannaford (guitars, vocals), Wayne Duncan (bass, vocals) and Gary Young (drums, vocals).

Their breakthrough single “Eagle Rock” was released in May 1971 and took the country by storm, reaching #1 on the National Singles charts and staying there for a then record of 10 weeks. The single also spent 17 weeks at #1 on the Melbourne Singles charts, and has gone on to become one of the most enduring pop rock songs ever released by an Australian band.

The album contains 11 songs of which 6 are original songs written by Ross Wilson (“Bom Bom” written by Ross Wilson and Ross Hannaford). The songs reflect a 1950s “Doo-Wop” style that are danceable and fun. Songs like “Blind Date” provided a tongue in cheek social commentary of life in the 1960s. Ross Wilson’s tenor voice is contrasted with the distinctively deep bass tones of Hannaford’s vocals that created a unique sound for the band, which is reflected throughout the album. The backing vocals and arrangements are absolutely perfect and spot-on for the songs.

In the opinion of “The Captain” this is one of the best Australian albums ever recorded and a wonderful set of songs that paved the way for Australian recording artists to be “taken seriously” both in Australia and Internationally. Elton John often talks about how he and Taupin were blown away by Daddy Cool when they toured Australia in the early 1970s. “Eagle Rock” became the inspiration for their song “Crocodile Rock”, and Daddy Cool memorabilia was featured on photos in some of the Elton John album covers released in the early 1970s.

But it is the original songs that really stand out on the album, from “Eagle Rock” to “Come Back Again”, “Zoop Bop Gold Cadillac” and “Bom Bom”. One of the best songs on the album is “Blind Date”, a humorous commentary on dating at that time, with unique backing vocals on the song. It’s another great party song!

The album was produced by Robbie Porter and released in Australia through Porter’s own record label.

The album was a huge commercial success in Australia, being the first Australian album to reach #1 nationally. It remained at #1 for seven weeks, smashed all sales records, and became the first Australian album to sell more than 100,000 copies. In October 2010, the album was listed at #14 in the book, 100 Best Australian Albums.

This album is a must have addition to any record collection and remains one of the most inspirational Australian albums of all time.

Check out the tracks:  Eagle Rock”; “Come Back Again”; “Bom Bom”; “Blind DateandDaddy Cool”.

This LP record is a 2017 reissue on black vinyl, pressed in Australia.

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Tracklisting:

 

No.

Track

Time

A1

Daddy Cool

2:31

A2

School Days (Ring Goes The Bell)

3:03

A3

Come Back Again

4:51

A4

At The Rockhouse

3:42

A5

Guided Missile

3:02

A6

Good Rockin' Daddy

2:21

B1

Eagle Rock

4:07

B2

Zoop Bop Gold Cadillac

3:56

B3

Blind Date

4:12

B4

Bom Bom

2:34

B5

Cherry Pie

3:40

SKU 0889853424214
Record Label Sony Music
Label / Model # Sony
Catalogue Number 88985342421
Country AU - Australia
Release Date (Year) 18 August 2017
Original Release Date (Year) 01 July 1971
Barcode # 0889853424214
Shipping Weight 0.2500kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, Black Vinyl, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock & Popular
Format VINYL LP

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