Title: Tighter, Tighter

Artist: Alive & Kicking

Album: Alive ‘N Kickin’

Year Released: 1970 (yes, again!)

What It Is: Great, breezy pop music penned by Tommy James (doesn’t it sound like a Shondells song, in a way?) with a great fuzzed out guitar solo.

Riffage / Hookage: Yeah, a pretty darn good hook in the intro AND in the chorus. So it is a Tommy James type tune. Mega-hooks, mega-hooks everywhere!

Cowbell?: Nope.

Words Of Wisdom: “Hold on a-just a little bit tighter now baby
I love you so much and I can’t let go no, no, no
Hold on a-just a little bit tighter now baby”

Don’t need more than that with the hooks.

Mixology Report: Yeah! It crosses generations and isn’t all schmaltzy.

Top Five Genius Results: Wildflower – Skylark
Hold Your Head Up – Argent (?)
Lay A Little Lovin’ On Me – Robin McNamara
Montego Bay – Bobby Bloom
If You Leave Me Now – Chicago

For The Good Of The Order: They’re still at it! And they’re celebrating their 40th anniversary by slashing prices! I wonder if they have a Ca$h For Clunker$ program as well? I mean, I have this copy of “Tin Machine” that I need to get rid of….STILL!

Here’s a nifty video tribute / ad for them backed by their hit, of course.