Tear It Up

Tear It Up


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This is the first studio recording by Albert Lee and Hogan’s Heroes and it does exactly what its title describes. It is Rockabilly / Country Rock in the finest tradition.

It is ironic that through sheer talent and dedication, these Brits have totally re-invented this genre and exported it back to Nashville, Tennessee. Like the cover photo of Albert's Dad and Grandad, Hogan's Heroes have no inhibitions about enjoying themselves.  Albert's ever-distinctive guitar sound and appealing vocals are key elements as he and his muso cohorts; pedal steel man Gerry Hogan, piano veteran Pete Wingfield, bassist Brian Hodgson and drummer Peter Baron; spread a retro feel across the 15 tracks. The album incorporates a few reflective numbers, but is mainly made up of all-out rockers punctuated by Albert's incisive guitar breaks and Pete Wingfield's frantic piano pounding; It includes material by a starry cast list of writers that gleefully throws together Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Floyd Cramer, Elton John, Jimmy Webb and Gram Parsons.

Albert Lee Guitars piano vocals
Gerry Hogan Pedal Steel guitar acoustic guitar
Pete Wingfield
Keyboards vocals
Brian Hodgson Bass vocals
Peter Baron Drums vocals


Mike Bell  Piano
Mike Berry Backing vocals
Wayne Lee Backing vocals



1 I'm Ready
2 Rock Around With Ollie Vee
3 Take Your Time
4 Back In The USA
5 Last Date
6 On The Rebound
7 Jitterbug Boogie
8 If You See Me Getting Smaller
9 Gone Too Long
10 Luxury Liner
11 Country Comfort
12 Singing The Blues
13 'Til I Gain Control Again
14 Tear It Up
15 Down To The Wire