2021 Charity Shop Purchases 43 - Hot Chocolate - Their Greatest Hits
Everyone's a winner, baby, that's no lie
A brave statement (and that's no lie) but one that is surely up for debate.
There is no doubt that Hot Chocolate delivered some great songs when they had at least one hit every year from 1970 to 1984 but I would argue that there were some duds among them. There's No Doubt About It
Hot Chocolate were/are (a watered down version are still on the go) that rare thing in the 70's a mixed race band led by Errol Brown and Tony Wilson ( no NOT that one).
The sleevenotes of the CD advise that Brother Louie followed a haunting indictment of racial prejudice and was subsequently covered by The Stories in the US. So not all vaccuous but pleasant pop songs than.
I was listeneng to an album once when my mum asked me who was singing."Steve Earle" I replied to which she followed up with " is that the bloke from Hot Chocolate?" Bless