It’s difficult to describe how I felt when I first heard Birdland. What they were playing wasn’t new to me. It was just that all the bands I liked that peddled this style of rock roll were a couple of decades older and this was a band that was current, and for a split second hip. I remember feeling that for once everyone was on the same page as me. People got it. References of all my favourite bands proliferated whenever Birdland were reviewed. Fantastic I thought. This was the dawning of a new era I thought.
I was wrong.
They turned out to be a band whose star burned bright and then quickly faded, and fate has dictated that they will forever be relegated to occasionally appearing in ‘where are they now’ columns.
So as I know there are a few fans out there and the Paradise CD is hard to find I thought I would compile all their singles together for you to enjoy. If you like them remember to go out and buy their one and only self titled album, and if you can, then grab the Paradise CD to.
Hollow Heart, Paradise, Sleep with me, RocknRoll Nigger, Everybody needs somebody.