Friday, April 21, 2006

Don't Be Fooled By The Name

Geordie were originally called U.S.A but they changed their name after forging a strong live reputation in their native Tyneside area. They were a punchy, hard rock band very similar to Slade in the early 1970's. This track comes from their debut EMI Records album titled exactly the same as this track taken from it - 'Hope You Like It'. The album then yielded a top 20 hit 'All Because Of You'.
Obviously their main claim to fame in the back pages of English Rock history is that their lead singer Brian Johnson went on to replace AC/DC's Bon Scott four month's after his ultimely death and the subsequent album 'Back In Black' went on to sell 12 million copies worldwide. Geordie were quite popular in rock circles for awhile but they fell apart when Punk Rock arrived and Brian found himself working on commercial voice-overs before the AC/DC phone call arrived.
Other Rock bands to stir up memories from that era might be Nutz, Snafu, Grinderswitch, Foghat, Bachman Turner Overdrive and The Marshall Tucker Band but that's another story for another day.

Geordie - Hope You Like it.mp3

Geor·die1 (jôr'dē) n. Chiefly British.
A native or inhabitant of Newcastle upon Tyne, England, or its environs.
The dialect of English spoken by Geordies.

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