domingo, 21 de fevereiro de 2010

Shotgun Ltd. - Shotgun Ltd. (1971 US Hard Prog Rock)

BOA BANDA AMERICANA QUE FORAM DESCOBERTOS POR DELANEY BRAMLETT, AQUELE MESMO DA DUPLA DELANEY & BONNIE!! OS CARAS FAZIAM UM SOM QUE COMBINAVA HARD-PROG-ROCK REGADO A MUITA GUITARRA E COM UMA ÓTIMA INTERAÇÃO ENTRE ORGAN E VOCAIS!! VENENO RARÍSSIMO RIPADO DE VIVIL E MUITO RECOMENDADO!!

This group of young Californian musicians were all aged between 17 and 21 at the time of their album. They were discovered by Delaney Bramlett (from Delaney and Bonnie) who arranged for a recording deal with Prophesy and for his DelBon company to produce the LP. With Jim Gordon (the keyboard/sax player, not the drummer of Derek and The Dominos) at the controls, the result was a powerful mix of heavy/prog rock with lots of guitar/organ interplay and good vocals. Jim Gordon, Ben Benay (ex-Goldenrod) and the sax-player Jerry Jumonville provided some support. All their material was penned by the group members, with the help of J. Loppnow on two tracks and R. Lawson on one. Three cuts (Number Two, Against The Wall and Feelin' Bad) are over five minutes long and, with the opening Bad Road, are among the better moments.
The album appears to have sank without a trace, but in hindsight deserves to be rediscovered. Buzzie Buchanan later reappeared in the late seventies as a studio musician, working with Commander Cody and Juice Newton.

01 - Bad Road ... (3:29)
02 - Against the Wall ... (5:15)
03 - Number Two ... (6:46)
04 - Remedy for a Hazy Day ... (3:01)
05 - I Don't Mind ... (3:36)
06 - On Top of You ... (4:52)
07 - River of Hope ... (3:00)
08 - Trials ... (3:36)
09 - Feelin' Bad ... (5:55)
10 - Mixed Nuts ... (4:05)

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