Barbara Keith "Barbara Keith" Verve Forecast, Produced by Peter Asher Songwriter Barbara Keith went from her band Kangaroo into a stint as a solo artist, crafting roots-oriented rock that over the years has drawn comparisons to contemporaries such as Bonnie Raitt and Tracy Nelson. Dave Stewart and Steve Hillage need no introduction, and their interplay throughout all of the album's many instrumental passages is top notch. Now I have nothing against either genre per se, but they're just not what I want to hear: The album fully deserves the classic status. Unfortunately, the results are less than stellar. Six of the band were Jamaican-born, while Smith and Seivwright hailed from Bath and Newport respectively. You might dig this one if you're into self-important, grandiose '70s groove-rock, either straight up or as an ironic inside joke
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It could be just about flying. Anyway, this record is all original material, either written or co-written by Joe King. Debut LP from SPACIN', the newly formed Philadelphia act that's bringing together kick-flippers, arm-wrestlers, and hackey-sackers in head-nodding, beer swilling unity. Hillage's voice is just the way it should be. While some put forward pacifism as an answer and others direct action, The Mob offered no answers at all and in this respect they were just like us because we also had no real answers. The entire project interiors and exteriors was filmed within a stone's throw of the coast and contrasts post-industrial urban landscapes with some of the most beautiful Merseyside locations:
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King provides most of the other songs, with two co-composed with a guy named A. Escape from their seminary was now possible, but on the way home I realised I'd left the recorder lead in Paul's car so oh no! Under Rubin's guidance, The Russian Wilds took nearly three years to complete, and the long, strange trip is engrained in every moment of its minute rock 'n' roll journey. Formed from the ashes of Vitus Dance. The biggest selling indie band from Bristol in their time? They're stripped down and raw giving the album an almost live feel and perhaps the only way you could really get an improvement of what you've got here is to hear them in a live setting. That's when I knew I would have to learn to write songs.
The album includes liner notes and two songs by John Volinkaty, a Minneapolis local who wrote Jeanne Pruett's mega-hit "Satin Sheets," but never quite grabbed the bras ring again. During a break in proceedings me and Tom were sitting in the lobby and started arguing again about the bands musical direction. Middle-aged pianist Ethel Austin Kean was a Kansas City native who taught music, played church organ and performed in several local orchestras and the Independence, Missouri symphony. Someone forgot to tell these guys that the 70s weren't about peace and love any longer and that cynicism and darker tones were in! When we were discussing how the groups direction developed there was some disagreement between Desmond and Dennis about this process.
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