To many he was a glam horse rider, yet Alvin Stardust has always been a rock ‘n’ roller – with a glitter edge, yes, but a rock ‘n’ roller. “My Coo Ca Choo” or “Jealous Mind” (the latter his only Number One ’45) might have been a typical glimmer fare, yet Stardust hid a harder edge beneath the shiny veneer. Later in his career, Alvin appeared on stage in musicals like “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and got rid of rockabilly image to reveal an actor’s talent. The artist’s singing career, which stalled in the late ’80s, resumed in 2011 and, recently, the veteran recorded his first new album in three decades, called simply “Alvin.” Sadly, Stardust didn’t live to see it out: he died today, aged 72.
Available for pre-order now on Amazon and iTunes, the album may be one of the best Alvin Stardust’s ever laid down.
2. Tongue Tied
3. Now That I’ve Found You Again
4. Did Somebody Make A Fool Out Of You
5. Whiskey Sweat
6. Still Haven’t Seen You Cry
7. Had To Be You
8. Big Jack
9. Always In The Rain
10. Lovin You Till I Die