segunda-feira, 19 de janeiro de 2015

MAGI - Win Or Lose [1976 US Hard Rock]


BOA BANDA AMERICANA QUE ATRAÍA MULTIDÕES COM SEUS SHOWS AO VIVO!! POR VEZES COMPARADOS A LED ZEPPELIN, APESAR DE EU PARTICULARMENTE ACHAR UMA COMPARAÇÃO EXAGERADA, O SOM DOS CARAS ERA HARD CRU COM ALGUMAS PITADAS PSICODÉLICAS, ALTA ENERGIA E UM ÓTIMO TRABALHO DE GUITARRAS FUZZY!! VENENO BOM E RECOMENDADO!!

This north Indiana outfit ruled the roost in the 'Michiana' region in the mid-'70s, attracting huge crowds whenever they played live. Often compared with Led Zeppelin, this 5-piece outfit rocked the area with a tight and raw sound that combined in-your-face hard rock with undisguised psychedelic tendencies and lashings of fuzz. It must be said the boys didn't do themselves any favours by issuing their only known album with a cover reminiscent of a Journey photo shoot, but regardless of their dubious hair and sense of dress, Magi certainly deserved more than the obscurity into which they ultimately lapsed. Win Or Lose, recorded at Uncle Dirty's Sound Machine studios in Michigan in 1976, and which boasts a series of solid songs propelled by a tight rhythm section and some more-than respectable vocals, is always reviewed enthusiastically.

The album was recorded in 1975, and sounds somewhat typical of hard rock of it's vintage. One cut features good use of fuzz guitar, while the rest has good period flavor. But overall, this might not appeal to researchers seeking psychedelic rock. They were from northern Indiana.


John Gaut - lead vocals
Larry Stutzman - guitar, backing vocals
Steve Vanlaningham - guitar
Jerry Wiggins - drums
Tom Stevens - bass, backing vocals
 
1. Win or Lose
2. Undecided Man
3. I Didn't Ask You
4. Steven Jam
5. Fryin' Away
6. Snow Bound
7. Runnin' Low
8. Everytime I'm with You
 
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