What’s The Rockbrat Viewing Today ? HELEN SCHNEIDER – Rock ‘n’ Roll Gypsy (1981)

Some years ago I recall a conversation I had with a woman who was somewhat illiterate when it came to rock ‘n’ roll. What sticks in my memory is that she raved on and on and on about the Eddie & The Cruisers movie which was released in 1983. From memory, the film was somewhat contrived, and its best part was the brunette love interest played by none other than Helen Schneider. Between 1978 and 1984, Schneider achieved success as a rock singer in Germany; and with this tune, (a reworked and lo-cal version of the mighty Tatt’s tune ‘Rock n Roll Outlaw’) Rock’n’ Roll Gypsy, she reached the top 10 in Germany and received a Gold Record Award, sharing the Goldene Europa Award with John Lennon. I recall buying the Helen Schneider With the Kick album (which this tune is on) on a previous trip to the Big Apple for a dollar. It’s pretty over rated. Interesting to note that long time Blackheart Thommy Price plays drums on the album. Like I said, it’s pretty light compared to the Tatts – you make your own mind up.

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