You Better Check Out This Feeling I'm Feeling

:: Stick Around ::

:: High On Your Love ::

:: Love Song ::

:: One Way Love ::

:: I'm A Rocker ::

:: Best Of You ::

:: Memories Of You ::

:: Don't You Worry ::

Rock n' roll. Fuck yes, rock n' roll. You remember it, right? In 1978, as now, the most fulfilling way to get chix was to rock them straight into your bedroom. Just herd those foxes right in there with your guitar. This album was recorded to get these guys rich and laid. You can hear it in every single song. Bandit used every goddam trick in the book. Songs about rock, songs about chicks. A power ballad with sultry guitar solos that would peel the Jordaches right off some feather-haired slut with too much rouge and lip gloss on. All of these songs sound vaguely familiar, like they've grifted something from nearly every page in the bible of 70's radio rock. Now, that doesn't mean that this album is good. But there's something appealing to me, something I bask in and recoil at, all at the same time. Like beating it to midget porn.

From appearances, you might get the impression these dudes were raised in the canyons amongst the crags of dirty whiteboy rock, but they have to be British. I mean, who else would say "let's head back to my flat" and nickname themselves Theodore Thunder? Brits, that's who. This was produced by Procol Harum's Matthew Fisher, and I bet you he played the keys on this mother, too.

So, like, I wish I could explain to you why I've put up so many tracks. It's, I suppose, because I found so many catchy-but-funny bits, and the lyrics throughout had me totally entertained. You also probably wondered why I spent so much time and so many colored (sorry, coloured) pencils creating my own cover for this album. OK, so that's the real cover. Not everything could be smooth; Ariola had a budget, you know. Thanks to Kevin at Pop Zeus for bequeathing this shit to me.

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Thursday, September 28, 2006 8:01:00 PM

This was AWESOME! It is already at the top of my heavy ipod rotation. Had it on the motorcycle all afternoon, thanks for this!
Have you heard Exploding Hearts? I think you might like them.

Also, if interested, I have a pop rock band, Throttle Back Sparky. Tracks are available at or you can download all of them at my home site click on Throttle Back Sparky. I dunno, you might like it.


Thursday, September 28, 2006 8:17:00 PM

If I've made one person out there a Bandit fan, well then I've done something...strange. Glad you liked it -- after hearing the tracks 3 or 4 times while ripping them they really grew on me. Slick stuff.

I remember the Exploding Hearts. Right after I heard them they had that awful accident where most (all?) of them died. I'll have to revisit them, I can't remember much other than that I liked 'em.    

Thursday, September 28, 2006 10:43:00 PM

Yeah, I love me that 70's revival shit. The Hellacopters, Flaming Sideburns, Jet, Darkness, Thunder Express, Sewergrooves, all of it is awesome.
But, why only upload a few tracks? Why not the whole album?
You KNOW I will grab em. This was great.    

Friday, September 29, 2006 3:10:00 PM

You know, there was going to be one more Bandits track, but my needle got some fuzz on it and I couldn't remove it without a skip, so I trashed that track. Hey, dinner was ready. If I get a chance, I'll put up the rest.

Have you heard the Wildhearts? They are rockin' in the way that some of those bands you like are. Great live, too. Throwbacks.    

Friday, April 18, 2008 12:32:00 PM

I got this album when it 1st came out in '78...awsome creative rock indeed! One of my alltime fav's. Anybody want the mp3's of Bandit, email me and lemme know. Got the whole album.

Tony--Thanx for the info about Wildhearts. Haven't heard 'em yet, but I'm look'n 4ward to get'n their music.


Sunday, December 06, 2009 11:02:00 AM

I also got this album in '78 and loved, loved, loved it ... but haven't listened to it for years. I've recently rediscovered all my old vinyl and still love this album! Did they ever put out another album? Are these guys still playing music? Would love to hear anything else they've done over the years.    

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