Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
Graham Clark
Features Writer
3:52 AM 7th November 2019

The Hairy Bikers Road Trip Compilation (Universal Music On Demand)

They might be known for their love of cooking but it seems music too runs through the veins of Si and Dave. Naturally it is rock music that is represented here over 3 CD's.

If you are after a classic rock compilation then you could do worse than purchase this ultimate rock feast of an album.

Don't Stop Me Now by Queen opens up the album followed by Sheffield's very own Def Leppard with Pour Some Sugar On Me. I wonder if either of the Hairy Bikers like one lump or two? as the lyric asks.

It's back to 1979 for Since You've Been Gone from Rainbow and who can forget Summer of '69 from Bryan Adams? The Cutting Crew hit, I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight sounds like it should be on an 80's album and the style of the track does not fit in with the rest of the album.

Alice Cooper sang Poison when he performed at Leeds Arena in October. If you missed that you can always hear the track again here. Chris Cross with Ride Like The Wind again is not really that rocky. I would have thought that the version by Barnsley rockers, Saxon might have been better included here. Batley born singer Robert Palmer keeps up the Yorkshire tally here with Addicted To Love.

Kiss offer the anthem of Crazy Crazy Nights whilst The Who are represented with Won't Get Fooled Again. If you like Survivor you are in luck as Eye of the Tiger is featured on CD2 along with Ace of Spades from Motörhead.

CD3 offers Thin Lizzy with The Boys are Back in Town that showed that rock music could be commercial as well as keeping the faithful fans satisfied. Thunder are another British rock band who still tour and manage to get their albums into the Top 10: Backstreet Symphony is featured here.

The compilation will sound good on any road trip or even at home come to think of it. Are you ready to rock?

I rate the album 4 out of 5.