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ISNI 1. MusicBrainz artist. Categories : English rock music groups Harvest Records artists. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Please click here to try again. Can't wait to get your hands on this? Ring to reserve at your local store, subject to availability: There was an error adding this product to your basket. Please try again. Accept all cookies Set cookie preferences. Last Blues' restrained beginnings soon give way to more dextrous instrumental interplay before returning to where we started to close.

Despite the main appeal of the band lying in Clempson's guitar work, bassist Terry Poole and drummer Keith Baker make up a fine rhythm Gang Bang - Bakerloo - Bakerloo (CD, clearly evident in Gang Bang which some may be put off by it being a vehicle for a Baker drum solo.

This Worried Feeling is a typical laid back formulaic blues number which is good enough, though not spectacular but as expected Clempson rises to the occasion. The album closes with the 15 minute Son Of Moonshine, a driving bluesy rocker, the type of track that lends itself to endless jamming that goes on forever. Overall a decent enough though not spectacular album largely forgotten about today, though no doubt still retaining affection by the largish cult following the band had in the late sixties, in the main down to Clempson's fine guitar playing.

These guys were basically a blues band, although there's a fair amount of experimentation going on with this album. This is especially true of the middle part of the record, with the Doors-like dirge vibe of "Last Blues" and the percussion-heavy Gang Bang - Bakerloo - Bakerloo (CD the title "Gang Bang". The album doesn't start off as promising though with the decent but unadventurous bluesy "Big Bear Ffolly".

The band further bolsters the argument for their being a blues band by serving up their own version of the Willie Dixon Delta-blues standard "Bring it on Home". But once those two are past things start to improve, beginning with the classically-inspired "Drivin' Bachwards" which is brief and clearly only intended to create a transitional bridge to "Last Blues". Its great virtuosity, but Gang Bang - Bakerloo - Bakerloo (CD can't say as there's anything particularly experimental or progressive about it.

The band returns to their blues form with "This Worried Feeling", a rather lengthy tune full of bent notes and 'done me wrong' lyrics. Considering the times and musicians the likes of which these three hung around with I suppose the sound shouldn't be a surprise, but from a purely progressive perspective this and the first two tracks sound quite dated nearly forty years later.

All is pretty much forgiven with the closing "Son of Moonshine" though, a nasty-lick affair that goes on for fifteen minutes and ranges wildly from stomping raunchy blues to early metal to what almost sounds like heavy funk. This is clearly a highly improvised track with Album) self-indulgent harpsichord, harmonica and guitar experimentation that doesn't always quite work.

But for the most part the sound had to have been influential on later groups like Uriah Heep, Grand Funk and others of that ilk. I put together a genealogy once that started with Bakerloo and managed to show connections to virtually every other band that is generally classified as "Proto-prog". Only Clemson really had much of a noteworthy musical career after Bakerloo fractured. As someone who listened to a lot of sixties and seventies blues rock growing up I like this album, but I wouldn't call it essential, either for Album) or progressive music fans.

Three stars is fair enough, but I would say it is recommended to anyone who wants to hear a little bit of the transition from Delta blues to sixties rock while it was in the process of happening. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy.

Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Despite the main appeal of the band lying in Clempson's guitar work, bassist Terry Poole and drummer Keith Baker make up a fine rhythm section, clearly evident in Gang Bang which some may be put off by it being a vehicle for a Baker drum solo. This Worried Feeling is a typical laid back formulaic blues number which is good enough, though not spectacular but as expected Clempson rises to the occasion.

The album closes with the 15 minute Son Of Moonshine, a driving bluesy rocker, the type of track that lends itself to endless jamming that goes on forever. Overall a decent enough though not spectacular album largely forgotten about today, though no doubt still retaining affection by the largish cult following the band had in the late sixties, in the main down to Clempson's fine guitar playing. I think, this album is a true beauty.

First time I listened to it, I was absolutely stunned by emotion and beauty of "This Worried Feeling". Clem Clempson's playing is top notch here and is probably his first shine and the reason why he would become such a sought after musician in later years. The rhythm section does a great job here as well. With a jazzy influence, they very proficiently support the overall vibe given by Clem Clempson. Definitely not a prog album, less prog than most proto-prog, in fact.

However, this still gets four stars for its strong entertainment value and pure emotion that comes through. Bach piece is supported with J. Salisbury trumpet, so bringing us to the highlight of this record side called 'Last Blues' which consists You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.


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