SILVERHEAD (Michael Des Barres) – Silverhead [Cherry Red Expanded Edition remastered] (2022)
Purple Records was set up in 1971, not just to release Deep Purple’s records from “Machine Head” onwards, but also the various side projects that the band members were developing, and artists that they were discovering and respected.
Purple Records tenth release was from a new band called SILVERHEAD, which featured Blondie bassist Nigel Harrison, future Robert Plant guitarist Robbie Blunt, and fronted by the legendary Michael Des Barres. Their much feted self-titled debut was released by Purple in 1972.
Produced by Martin Birch, famed for him work with Iron Maiden, Whitesnake, Fleetwood Mac, Black Sabbath, Rainbow, and of course, Deep Purple, Silverhead’s debut is a mixture of hard rock and glam.
Finally Cherry Red Records did a proper release of ”Silverhead”, an Expanded Edition fully remastered. This definitive version – originally released 2016 and now re-press 2022- includes the 7” single versions of ‘Ace Supreme’ and ‘Rolling With My Baby’, as well as live tracks taken from singer Michael Des Barres’ own collection, and previously only released in Japan.
Fans of Detective and old-school classic rock / glam / hard will fall in love with ”Silverhead [Cherry Red Expanded Edition remastered]”.
01 – Long Legged Lisa
02 – Underneath the Light
03 – Ace Supreme
04 – Johnny
05 – In Your Eyes
06 – Rolling with My Baby
07 – Wounded Heart
08 – Sold Me Down the River
09 – Rock ‘N’ Roll Band
10 – Silver Boogie
11 – Ace Supreme (Live)
12 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Band (Live)
13 – Sold Me Down The River (Live)
14 – Ace Supreme (7” Version)
15 – Oh No No No (B-Side of Ace Supreme)
16 – Rolling With My Baby (7” Version)
Vocals – Michael Des Barres
Bass – Nigel Harrison
Drums, Percussion – Pete Thompson
Guitars, Vocals – Rod Rook Davies
Guitar, Vocals – Stevie Forest
Saxophone – Lyle Jenkins
Backing Vocals – The Silverettes