Category: blues rock

Tommy Bolin & Friends – Live at Ebbets Field – June 3 & 4, 1974 (1996)

“Bolin is know by way too few guitarists and rock fans out there. His playing is simply put, phenomenally versatile and flat-out fun. It seems Bolin never took himself too seriously, easily throwing down the blues, rocking out with the best Hendrixian riffs of his day, and even playing Gomez-styled jazz rock fusion… This recording catches Bolin doing it all, having a blast, and laying down the jams he loved, in the raw, full of Bolin energy and his crazy way with an axe. Bolin’s Echoplex effect screamin’ into an infinity of feedback-looped, echoes before suddenly collapsing upon themselves into abrupt silence is strangely apropos.”

Survolaj – Survolaj (1992)

“The band has had a variation of styles, from psychedelic to alternative, progresive to grunge, stoner rock, blues and many others. Their main influences range from Jimi Hendrix to Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Audioslave, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Porcupine Tree, A Perfect Circle, The Doors, King Crimson, Cactus, Mountain, Grand Funk Railroad, Pearl Jam, Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd, Gov’t Mule and Cream. They are considered the pioneers of Romanian psychedelic blues rock. Their style is a mixture of genres like hard rock, progressive rock with free jazz sessions. The rock press usually compares Survolaj to Led Zeppelin and The Doors.”

Bakerloo – Bakerloo (1969)

“Bakerloo (previously The Bakerloo Blues Line) was an English heavy blues-rock trio, established by Staffordshire guitarist David “Clem” Clempson, Terry Poole and others in the late 1960s, at the high point of the influence of The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Cream. Although the group was prominent only for around a year (1968-9) and released only one album it played an important part in the history of the genre, especially in view of its members’ subsequent involvement with Colosseum, Humble Pie, May Blitz, Graham Bond, Vinegar Joe, Judas Priest and Uriah Heep.”