Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Thunderduk - Selftitled (Good Hardrock US 1974)

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A highly uncommercial Cleveland, Ohio rock group. Their recordings are rather hit and miss affairs. All nine cuts on the Rockadelic album are originals. The finer moments include the driving guitar on opener Why Don't You Love Me?, the fine jamming guitar work on Time And Again and, by contrast, the mellow slow-paced Something To Look At with its dominant percussion work. 

The recordings on the Rockadelic album span the 1972 - 74 period when their desire to play original music and their on stage antics made them one of the top draws on the Cleveland Club scene. Bob Turchek was later replaced on drums by ex-Catscradle drummer Rick Fischer. Most of the material on the Rockadelic album was played by the band on two Agency Studio live broadcasts carried by local station WNCR.

Band photos and raw opening track may tempt one to file this among the typical Rockadelic teenage basement hardrock blowouts, but in actuality this is a local prog/jazzrock affair that's a bit left field both for the label and my hi-fi. The uptempo, energetic excursions suffer from so-so songwriting and a dry, clinical soundscape that cries out for keyboards, fuzz and feedback, and jars with the distorted vocals. Liner notes claim they were a big draw live but it doesn't really sound like it, and there's an odd atonal and out of synch feel to the recording as a whole -- but maybe that's right for the genre. Couple of OK tracks, but too little guitar, and neither psych, folk nor hardrock; may appeal to fans of the UK hard prog scene. 1972-1974 recordings.

01 - Why Don´t You Love Me
02 - Mountain By The Moon
03 - Something to Look At
04 - Time And Again
05 - The Collector
06 - Keep On Comin´
07 - Number One
08 - Once Again Darkness
09 - Jake 26 


Howling Black Soul - Selftitled (Old School Hardrock UK 2014) Sounds like a band from the early 70's

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"Howling Black Soul are a powerhouse trio like they used to do. Free meets Black Sabbath with a 1972 valve amp thrown in for good measure.....turn this up loud." The band - described as "Free meets Black Sabbath with a 1972 valve amp thrown in for good measure" - have a sound steeped in blues with a retro groove of the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Support will come from teen brothers Ben and Toby Jordan who go by the name Bavard, described as "the youngest song-slingers in town" by their hosts, Howling Black Soul.

Bavard will be playing an electric set, helped by 13-year-old Herbie Buckley-Robinson on full drum kit. On this weeks show I was joined by Essex band `Howling Black Soul` the 3 peice, consisting of Dario on vocals and lead guitar, Simon W on Bass, and Simon C on Drums.

We established that the their music genre was  `Blues Rock`.  this is the band description in their own words;

“Howling Black Soul” Initially sprang from a shared obsession for bands such as `Led Zepplin, `Free`,`Cream, `Jimi Hendrix, and other late 6o`s/early 70`s dirt and the dark art of blues specialists!! Their sound is steeped in blues; however, they have developed a modern spin on the classic genre and build on contemporary influences such as; kasabian`White Strpes`, `The Black keys` ect to create a unique Rock experience…………..

01. Soul to lay 03:24
02. Full of Desire 03:54
03. Myself 03:16
04. Darlin' You 04:45
05. See the Light 03:13
06. Shoot You Down 04:02
07. Brand New Soul 03:26
08. Another Dawn 02:52
09. Roll Out Your Head 04:19