segunda-feira, 21 de março de 2011

REPOST: Road - Road (1972 US Hard Rock Prog Psych)



O BAIXISTA DA BANDA DE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE, NOEL REDDING, JUNTO COM O GUITARRISTA DA BANDA RARE EARTH, LESLIE SAMPSON FORMOU ESTA BANDA PODEROSA CHAMADA ROAD!! ERA UM POWER TRIO FURIOSO E COMPETENTE QUE FAZIA UM ROCK PROGRESSIVO, PSICODÉLICO E COM FORTES PITADAS DO HARD ROCK!! HÁ NITIDAMENTE UMA INFLUÊNCIA DE HENDRIX NESTE ALBUM ONDE TODO O ALBUM É MARAVILHOSO, MAS DESTACO A FAIXA 4 QUE É REALMENTE MUITO PODEROSA!! UM VENENASSO ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADO!!

1972 album from heavy rock trio Road with Rod Richards (guitar), Noel Redding (bass) and Leslie Sampson (drums).After Noel left The Jimi Hendrix Experience he formed Fat Mattress, quit them and then formed Road. This is their only album. Like the J.H. Experience it's a three piece rock outfit with strong acid guitar licks flying around.... Long tracks and titles like "Mushroom Man" tell you what it's all about.This is actually a storming heavy psyche rock album! 180 gram pressing in a gatefold sleeve.


Road was sort of a B-list supergroup, pairing Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix Experience) with guitarist Rod Richards (formerly of Rare Earth) and drummer Leslie Sampson. The group's self-titled album ends up being little more than warmed-up post-Hendrix hard rock, heavy on the wah pedal. Richards actually turns in some fine, if not particularly original, performances on guitar, and Redding proves he couldn't write good songs if his career depended on it (clearly "She's So Fine" and "Little Miss Strange" were his high points). In true '70s hard rock form, the album drags a bit on side two during the obligatory drum solo on "Friends" and especially during Redding's ham-fisted bass "solo" on the unnecessarily epic "Road." Almost redeemed by Richards' guitar work, check this out only if you have a serious jones for '70s hard rock and/or wah-wah excess.

1 I'm Trying 6:28
2 I'm Going Down to the Country 2:39
3 Mushroom Man 4:12
4 Man Dressed in Red 7:13
5 Space Ship Earth 3:08
6 Friends 6:50
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