Friday, June 10, 2011

I Only Want to be With You by The Bay City Rollers (Fall 1976)

A lot of people say the 70s were an embarrassing time for fashion and music.  Fashion I'll agree with, but not the music.  I will never be ashamed to admit my love for The Bay City Rollers. I will, however, admit that their fashion sense was a little...odd.  They dressed in tartan all. the. time.  But hey, they were from Scotland, so they were easily forgiven. Especially since they were so darn cute.  My cousin Debbie and I were so in love with them and bought every album they put out.  They were guests on The Mike Douglas Show for one glorious week and I melted at their accents when they talked.

It wasn't until a few years ago that I realized the lead singer, Les McKeon, was a bit of a jerk. I read a biography of the band and thought it might be exaggerated, but then I read his autobiography where he came across as a first-class jackass.  Sigh.  

However, the ten-year-old still inside me will always love Les and the band, and will admit it proudly despite the snickers and head-shaking I might get.

1 comment:

  1. I had no idea they were Scottish. Great review and good song from back in the day.

    Draven Ames