Elysian Encounter by Baker Gurvitz Army (CD, Feb-2011, Esoteric Recordings)
Another 70's gem waiting to be discovered!
ELYSIAN ENCOUNTER is that rare beast in recorded music today: a more or less mainstream hard rock record that because of the songwriting skill and level of musicianship attains Art. Ginger Baker's playing is better in some respects than with Cream. He absolutely swings and ...Read full review
Bandolier [Bonus Tracks] by Budgie (Metal) (CD, Jan-2007, Noteworthy (USA))
The best album by a great Hard Rock band! And what about that COVER?!
I've loved BUDGIE since first discovering them in the new release/import section of my old vinyl record store back in those halcyon music days of the 70's. They never caught on big time in the States, but not for lack of talent and hard rocking songs and my own efforts of tu...Read full review
Women and Children First * by Ancient Grease (Angel Air Records)
Another fine reissue of cool early '70 music!
For a young, inexperienced band, ANCIENT GREASE put out a diverse and assured album of rock songs. While perhaps not essential, I highly recommend this for fans of early 70's Britock. I particularly like Welsh bands from the period(MAN, EYES OF BLUE,etc. Graham Mortimer is a...Read full review