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Did He Jump …or Was He Pushed?

SKU: 0007 Category:


Available as CD or download from GingerDog Records here


Track list:


  1. Not afraid to rock ‘n’ roll
  2. On and On
  3. Always on the Run
  4. Physical Pain
  5. Let’s Go Out
  6. Big Black Mamba
  7. Did he Jump
  8. He’s the One
  9. World of Difference
  10. We Sure Do
  11. Roll On

A review of this album which appears in


The Ancient Star song – music of the Jesus music era

Did He Jump… Or Was He Pushed? (Patch WOOF 1001) 1979 UK *

Hewitt’s heaviest rocking album includes some good examples of punchy r&r (‘Not Afraid To Rock ‘N’ Roll’), boogie blues rock (‘On And On’), reggae-tinged pop (‘Let’s Go Out’) and big beat rockabilly (‘Big Black Mamba’), the latter with slide guitar, purnpin’ drums and rippling piano licks. Offset with mellow ballads like ‘Physical Pain’ and ‘World Of Difference’.

All Hewitt originals, save for a brisk bluesy interpretation of ‘We Sure Do’ (i.e., ‘If We Ever Needed The Lord Before’) and the closing gospel-edged ‘Roll On’ (credited to Gary Osbourne and Elton John).

Includes reappearances of Bryn Haworth (slide guitar) and Cliff Richard (backing vocals, producer).

Label connected to EMI Records. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).



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