Category Archives: Blues Rock

FRANKIE MILLER – Easy Money – (Chrysalis) – 1980

I've spoken about Frankie Miller before. Check out that comment for biographical detail and what not. Blues rock. A little of this goes a long way with me. Especially the 70s variety where Miller made his name. Well, the later … Continue reading

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MARC BENNO – Ambush – (A&M) – 1972

Apart from having a couple of Marc Benno solo albums and a couple of him with Leon Russell, I had no idea who Marc Benno was before pulling this out of the pile behind me. Marc Benno fans may say … Continue reading

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COLOSSEUM – Colosseum – (Fontana) – 1969

aka  "Those Who Are About To Die Salute You". Jazz-rock English style, or rather, as someone suggests somewhere, "rock jazz". Either way I approach this with trepidation. For someone who had a resistance to jazz, or at least certain forms … Continue reading

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BACK STREET CRAWLER – The Band Plays On – (Atlantic) – 1975

It's probably fair to say that this band existed because of Paul Kossoff, the former guitarist of Free. Allmusic have a rather short entry on them. Well, they were around for only one album but Paul Kossoff was a reasonably … Continue reading

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BEDLAM – Bedlam – (Chrysalis) – 1973

Certainly is.   The first thing that hits you in the face about this LP is the sleeve that could be a Black Sabbath sleeve but unfortunately Bedlam steer away from the hard rock that Black Sabbath espoused (rock bordering on metal) and cover … Continue reading

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THE FRANKIE MILLER BAND – The Rock – (Chrysalis) – 1975

I had never heard of Frankie Miller before. I bought the album on the strength of the sleeve which indicated some sort of roots Americana music. It, in fact, is southern soul rock, though done by a Scotsman.   Wikipedia: "Frankie … Continue reading

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CACTUS – ‘Ot ‘n’ Sweaty – (Atlantic) – 1972

what Frank is listening to #34 – CACTUS – 'Ot 'n' Sweaty – (Atlantic) – 1972   I had never heard any "Cactus" before but I knew of them mainly because Carmine Appice and Tim Bogert were from NYC heavy psych … Continue reading

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SAVOY BROWN – Raw Sienna – (Decca) – 1969

 what Frank is listening to #18 – SAVOY BROWN – Raw Sienna – (Decca) – 1969 In all honesty I knew who Savoy Brown were but I hadn't heard much of their stuff. Briefly, they were a blues based British … Continue reading

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