Your basket is empty

Categories :

Similar artists

Albums

CD$19.49

Rock - Released June 1, 2015 | Legacy Recordings

HI-RES$17.49
CD$12.99

Rock - Released July 26, 2019 | Buddah - Legacy

Hi-Res
CD$8.99

Rock - Released June 21, 2019 | The Gold Label

CD$18.49

Pop - Released May 16, 2014 | Legacy Recordings

The Golden Age of Rock & Roll was Sha Na Na's only record to crack the Billboard Top 40. It is nostalgic through and through, nothing but oldies but goodies. The first side or so -- "Lover's Question" through "Wild Weekend" -- appears to have been cut in the studio, while the rest captures the group's crowd-pleasing live act. It's an energetic revue but it's also exhausting, in no small part because it's shtick and nothing but. Perhaps it was fun in concert, but on record it's a chore. © Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo
CD$8.99

Pop - Released October 10, 2017 | The Gold Label

CD$12.99

Rock - Released June 5, 2015 | Legacy Recordings

CD$12.99

International Pop - Released June 4, 2007 | BMG Heritage

CD$12.99

Rock - Released June 1, 2015 | Legacy Recordings

CD$8.99

Pop - Released January 1, 2006 | The Gold Label

CD$12.99

Pop - Released May 16, 2014 | Legacy Recordings

Hard as it is to believe, there was a brief time when professional nostalgia peddlers Sha Na Na took a genuine stab at having a contemporary pop hit. That time arrived in 1972, a few years after their shtick turned into a sensation via their appearance at Woodstock but before Grease brought them back into the spotlight and, along with it, a syndicated variety show that cast their fate. In 1972, the group released The Night Is Still Young, a record that messily intercuts silly, rose-tinted covers of '50s standards ("Sea Cruise," "So Fine-You're So Fine," "In the Still of the Night") with snappy bubblegum and soft rock aimed at AM pop radio. Such a hit never arrived, and the band's subsequent goofy doo wop obscured this experiment which is a shame, as the best parts of The Night Is Still Young are surprisingly fun, as good as the hundreds of anonymous bubblegum pushers of the era. In particular, the giddy "Bounce in Your Buggy" delights with its propulsive acoustic guitars and compressed horns, but the low-key, bluesy shuffle "You Can Bet They Do," the mellow blissed-out "Sleepin' on a Song," the candied CSN salute "Oh! Lonesome Boy," and, especially, the sleazy Dr. Hook rip-off "It's What You Do with What You Got" all deliver silly, hooky goods and are worthwhile for any connoisseur of prime bubblegum. These songs are so good, they overshadow the pedestrian nostalgia of the remainder of the record, songs that pointed the way to what Sha Na Na became, while the good stuff here shows what might have been. © Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo
CD$8.99

Pop - Released January 1, 2006 | The Gold Label

CD$8.99

Pop - Released July 14, 2009 | The Gold Label

CD$7.99

Pop - Released September 30, 2016 | Westmill

CD$8.99

Pop - Released January 1, 2006 | The Gold Label

CD$12.99

Pop - Released August 1, 2002 | BMG Heritage