The Yardbirds: Studio Albums Ranked

5. Birdland, 2003 On the 2003 Yardbirds release of Birdland only two original remembers remain, drummer Jim McCarty and rhythm guitarist Chris Dreja. Most of the record consists of covers of their hits like Over Under Side Ways Down, For Your Love, and Shapes of Things. The production is overall good and sounds similar to […]

Five in One: Album Reviews

The Adventures Of Robert Savage Vol. 1, 1971 The artwork is a man facing a dragon in a fairy tale land, so I was expecting medieval/fantasy Prog rock. This is Hendrix inspired guitar based psychedelic rock. Nice fuzz driven guitar solos and great bass playing although the vocals are rather weak, other wise the band […]

Wishbone Ash – Wishbone Ash, 1970

Wishbone Ash’s self titled 1970 debut. Wishbone Ash, one of the earliest pioneers of the twin guitar leads. This album consists of six straightforward blues rock with a mix of prog, folk, and psychedelic improvisation. During a Wishbone Ash’s soundcheck Deep Purples Ritchie Blackmore was jamming and guitarist Andy Powell joined. After the show Blackmore […]

Sir Lord Baltimore – Kingdom Come, 1970

Sir Lord Baltimore’s 1970 debut album Kingdom Come. One of the most influential, yet often forgotten proto-Metal bands. In fact it is one of the first albums described as “heavy metal”. Sir Lord Baltimore’s – Kingdom Come is a riff heavy album loaded with energetic and aggressive vocals by John Garner who also serves as […]

Atomic Rooster – Death Walks Behind You, 1970

Death Walks Behind You is Atomic Roosters second album and finest hour. Backed by Vincent Crane with wizard like control over the Hammond organ, John Du Cann(formally Cann) with dizzying guitar licks a la Eric Clapton, and Paul Hammond with an aggressive and hammering style of drumming. With Atomic Rooster as the sole words on […]