Saturday, June 17, 2017

Freddie King - Getting Ready (1971)

Here you have a blue blast folks. Freddie King has that dive bomb vibrato thing going on on his blues leads that sound like a more monstrous fuzzed out version of what the more clean cut BB King does. Freddie has an approch to vocals that are kind of a mix of an angry wild bear meets Billy Thorpe or Leslie West, which is mind blowing. Freddie King does a kick ass cover of Molochs gem Going Down..a must hear! Enjoy this killer album. Have a great summer folks.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Saint Vitus - Born Too Late (1986)

Been listening a lot to Doom metal from the 80's Doom metal scene. In a sea of Judas Priest wanna bes and speed merchants, a bunch of bands like Trouble, Saint Vitus and Pentagram were releasing Lead heavy slow 1970's style heavy rock albums. A total opposite to the 1980's ingeneral. These bands basically kept the Heavy rock of the 60's and 70's living during the plastic decade known as the 80's.

Born to Late is a total classic and showcases a band at their peak. On this album Vitus got Wino Weinrich from The Obessed whose vocals have a rawer gruff edge that suits Vitus brand of slow Heavy rock great.  Today, Saint Vitus is a an established name in the scene but in the day they struggled in the underground,  but they stuck to their guns and conquered. Enjoy this gem.