Showing posts with label Bloodrock. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bloodrock. Show all posts

Saturday, April 8, 2017

James Rutledge [of Bloodrock] - Hooray For Good Times [1976 Hard Rock Texas]

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Here's a really good LP from one-time drummer/singer of Texas hard rock band, Bloodrock. There's plenty of upbeat, melodic good-time tracks and heavy rockin' tracks too. Jim Rutledge should have made some more solo records! His departure from Bloodrock before album "Passage" marked what many people view as a decline in Bloodrock's quality, and Lee Pickens who plays on this record, left around the same time. Rumour has it that Rutledge originally left to strike out with a solo record collaboration with John Nitzinger, which was made but never released.

The title track is an especially nice track, a thoughful one almost sounding like Here I Go Again by Whitesnake in the first part, and the harder tracks like Soul Survivor, Drivin' You Insane and On My Way Up are some of the best, funkiest hard southern rock you may ever hear. Other players on this record include touring / session guitarist Doug Rhone (Gladstone / Neil Diamond), Michael Rabon (The Five Americans / Choctaw / solo), Jim Grant (Michael Rabon, The Five Americans), Thom Caccetta (Michael Rabon, Doc Severinsen), Dahrell Norris (Sonny & Cher, Freddy Fender, Dr. John) and Kenneth Whitfield (Texas Muzic Machine - With Jim Rutledge).

Guitars - Michael Rabon, Doug Rhone, Lee Pickens, Tommy Savanna
Bass - Jim Grant, Thom Caccetta
Drums - Dahrell Norris
Keyboards - Kenneth Whitfield

Produced by Rutledge, Rabon And Smith
Engineered by Don Smith, Thom Caccetta

A1    Brown Paper Bag
A2    Laughin' And Cryin'
A3    One Step Ahead Of The Law
A4    Drivin' You Insane
A5    Sole Survivor
B1    Hooray For Good Times
B2    Star Trackin'
B3    On My Way Up
B4    I Can Fly
B5    New York City

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Day After The Sabbath 30: Helloweenie Roast

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I am indebted to Zischkale for suggesting vol. 30's tracks, thus enabling me to fast-track this in time for all your party celebrations, good man! My only entry here was the Deep Purple cover by an aptly-named band. And yes, track two is the real deal! Hey Zisch, I leave it to you to tell us a little more...
Zischkale said...
Nicely done, I can't believe you got it out so fast. Goblin's an Italian band that did soundtrack work for the original release of Dawn of the Dead and Suspiria. Track 2 is probably the "trick" part of this, but a good heavy song that's being talked about over at Looking forward to hearing track 4. The Antonius Rex is real over the top doom stuff, perfect fun Halloween soundtrack. "Demon in your Heart" is similar fare, with a wild ending. More gloomy stuff with Jacula, the real odd Spooky Tooth album, great Lucifer's Friend track that's sort of their "Black Sabbath." Nightmare is a band I know nothing about, but dig on the fat chorus-effect guitar riff. Weird rock 'n' roll. Track12 is pure inspiration for a Halloween night--big ol' Sabbath medley.

01. Goblin - Suspiria (1977)
02. Gotta Get Love (1976)
03. Bloodrock - D.O.A. (1970)
04. Rat Bat Blue [D.P. Cover] (1999)
05. Antonius Rex - Aquila non Capit Muscas (1974)
06. Flax - Demon In Your Heart (1976)
07. Jacula - Triumphatus Sad (1969?)
08. Spooky Tooth with Pierre Henry - Jubilation (1970)
09. Lucifer's Friend - Lucifer's Friend (1970)
10. Nightmare - Witch Woman (1979)
11. The Ghost - When You're Dead (1970)
12. Sabbath Medley '88 (1988)

Thanks again for listening.

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Day After The Sabbath compilation Vol 1

Part I of my compilation series, this is a great collection of the bands that got me interested in all these obscurities in the first place, so it is one of the best comps on the blog. You can't go wrong with any of these tracks, all heavy and all riff-tastic. If this is your intro to the blog you will not be dissapointed!

Cheers, Rich.

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01. Captain Beyond - Mesmerization Eclipse - 1972
02. Carmen Maki & Blues Creation - Understand - 1970
03. Jerusalem - Primitive Man - 1972
04. Sir Lord Baltimore - Helium Head - 1970
05. Tear Gas - Woman For Sale - 1971
06. UFO - Prince Kajuku
07. Bloodrock - Melvin Laid An Egg - 1970
08. Ancient Grease - Women And Children First - 1970
09. Iota - Love Come Wicked - 1969
10. Night Sun - Living With The Dying - 1972
11. Bang - Humble - 1972
12. Buffalo - Sunrise - 1973
13. Leaf Hound - Freelance Fiend - 1971
14. Jericho - Kill Me With Your Love - 1972

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