PD 14511 Dreadlock Holiday
Produced by Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman
Released on August 1978
UK CHART POSITION #1 (charted Aug. 12, 1978 for 13 weeks) . . .
US CHART POSITION #44 (charted Sept. 30, 1978 for 10 weeks)
Find it at GEMM
PD 14511 w. company sleeve
[high resolution scan]

K ronomyth 7.1: DREADFULLY FUNNY. Handily the high point of Bloody Tourists, “Dreadlock Holiday” was the band’s last big hit and remains a perennial favorite among fans. The song, inspired by the personal experiences of Graham Gouldman and Justin Hayward (according to online sources other than this online source), is silly enough to be socially harmless, although they won’t be making this the Jamaican National Anthem anytime soon. The band attempted (and failed) to replicate the reggae vibe on Look Hear with sheepish results. The B side, a nonalbum track later appended to the digital remaster of Tourists, is a bland rocker that should singlehandedly ensure Eric Stewart’s lifetime banishment from the Great Hall of Guitar Gods.

TRACK LISTING

  1. DREADLOCK HOLIDAY    (Eric Stewart/Graham Gouldman)    4:29
  2. NOTHING CAN MOVE ME    (Eric Stewart/Graham Gouldman)    4:05

    Mercury Golden Oldies 7" Reissue
  3. DREADLOCK HOLIDAY
  4. THE WALL STREET SHUFFLE

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK/AUSL/NZ August 1978 Mercury 7" 6008 035 picture sleeve
US/CAN 1978 Polydor 7" PD 14511  
FRA 1978 Mercury 7" 6173 511 picture sleeve
JPN 1978 Mercury 7" SFL-2323 picture sleeve
BEL   Mercury Golden Oldies 7" 812 101-7 picture sleeve

 

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