The Old Grey Whistle Test

Various Artists — The Old Grey Whistle Test: Jet Boys And Ladytrons (2-LP)

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Double LP Pressing


The Old Grey Whistle was a British TV music show that aired on BBC2 from 1971 to 1988. The show derived its name from an old Tin Pan Alley phrase. When they got the first pressing of a record they would play it to people they called the old greys – doormen in grey suits. Any song the doormen could remember and whistle, having heard it just once or twice, had passed the “old grey whistle test.” This double album showcases some of the finest artists featured on the show.

Label: Universal

Vinyl:

Format: 2-LP

Tracklist
  1. <strong>Side 1:</strong><br><ol><br> <li>Ladytron (Roxy Music)</li> <li>Jet Boy (New York Dolls)</li> <li>I Love You, Suzanne (Lou Reed)</li> <li>Warm Leatherette (Grace Jones)</li> <li>Medicine Show (Big Audio Dynamite)</li></ol><br><strong>Side 2:</strong><br><ol><br> <li>Stand By Me (John Lennon)</li> <li>Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers)</li> <li>Love Don’t Go Through No Changes On Me (Sister Sledge)</li> <li>Rhyme-Tyme People (Kool &amp; The Gang)</li> <li>Good Love 6-9-9-6-9 (Isaac Hayes)</li> <li>The Bus (Billy Preston)</li></ol><br><strong>Side 3:</strong><br><ol><br> <li>The Advent Of Panurge (Gentle Giant)</li> <li>Movements Of A Visionary (Tangerine Dream)</li> <li>Epsilon In Malaysian Pale (Edgar Froese)</li> <li>Dance Of The Illegal Aliens (Brand X)</li></ol><br><strong>Side 4:</strong><br><ol><br> <li>All The Way From Memphis (Mott The Hoople)</li> <li>Frankenstein (The Edgar Winter Group)</li> <li>Once Bitten Twice Shy (Ian Hunter)</li> <li>I Want You To Want Me (Cheap Trick)</li> <li>Shouting In A Bucket Blues (Kevin Ayers)</li> <li>Upon The My O My (Captain Beefheart)</li></ol>