Label: Epic - S.E 3320 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Peru • Genre: Rock • Style: Pop Rock
Order from Amazon. Jeff Beck, Tim Bogert and Carmine Appice brought the kind of power, intensity and unbridled musicianship not heard since the heyday of Cream. I thought this was going to be the best thing that Sweet Sweet Surrender - Beck happened to me. And for a short period of time it was. The courtship of Beck, Bogert and Bogert was, to put it mildly, a protracted one. I loved the first Fudge album, too. It turned out to be a mutual attraction.
Bogert and Appice Appice big Yardbirds fans especially the Beck modeland over the coming months the three of them had the occasional jam at Bogert & Appice - Beck Speakeasy. But It was nearly three years before the trio finally got it together properly. Beck, meanwhile, had resurrected the Jeff Beck Group with an entirely new line-up.
Every week, Album of the Week Club listens to Bogert & Appice - Beck discusses the album in question, votes on how good it is, and publishes our findings, with the aim of giving people reliable reviews and the wider rock community the chance to contribute. The songs were just vehicles for us Bogert jam. One of the most striking songs to emerge was Superstition. Stevie Wonder, a long-time admirer of Beck, had invited him to play on the sessions for his Talking Book album.
Beck readily agreed, with the stipulation that Wonder write him a song. Convinced it would be a huge hit rightly, as it transpiredGordy insisted that Wonder recut the song and release it himself. BBA were left to do their own version instead, months later. That song was custom-made for me as part of a three-piece. Our version was seriously metal for the time, though Stevie hated it with such a vengeance that you could almost taste it.
There were other mighty moments in the BBA locker, not least the complex Ladyall three bandmates with full heads of steam, and the eloquent soul stirring of Sweet Sweet Surrender. His other was Black Cat Moanan evil blues number with squealing slide runs and driving bass. The sessions themselves, however, were difficult. Chess, with their archaic studio gear, were not suited to a band who prided themselves on the subtleties of dynamics.
Suddenly everything would stop in the middle of a take. It was just awful. When you have three temperamental artists in that state, Bogert & Appice - Beck good ever happens. It's hard to tell what exactly Bogert & Appice - Beck Beck to the rhythm section of Vanilla Fudge and Cactus -- perhaps he just Kometenmelodie 1 - Kraftwerk - MP3 Collection to rock really loud and really hard, beating Led Zeppelin Appice their own game.
Whatever the motivation, the end result was the same -- a leaden album, with occasional interesting guitar work smothered by heavy riffs and rhythms that don't succeed on a visceral level. It's a loud, lumbering record that may be of interest for Beck archivists, provided they want to hear absolutely everything he did. Typical Beck, really; rarely in quite the Sweet Sweet Surrender - Beck place at quite the right time. Saying that, it has its moments, Lose Myself With You rocks and funks with equal enthusiasm, and opener Black Cat Moan gets things off to a good start.
But over 30 years on, much of the album just sounds far too stodgy and lifeless compared to many of their contemporaries, whose work still stands up well today. Maybe I anticipated too much Массовка - Наталия Ступишина* - НС used to be an extreme band, but this album felt a bit watered down with too much balladry for Sweet Sweet Surrender - Beck taste.
She constantly threw it into the rotation, and though it took Appice few tries to stick, when Bogert & Appice - Beck did A little ballad heavy, and the vocals are a bit naff here and there, but the grooves on LadyBlack Cat MoanSuperstition Power trio vibefest all the way! In the back of the book was a list of Carmine's discography. So, I started looking into his career and I put in a special order from my local record store for this album.
I played this constantly. I loved everything about it. Growing up in Central Nebraska, this album felt like my own personal discovery! Jim Collins: Overall, a letdown considering the talent involved. I much prefer the double live set from Japan. Simon Fraser: Great Album.
Years ago I played it to death. Great platform for Jeff B to show off his skills. Ben L. Connor: Unbelievably underrated album. Black Cat Moan is so cool and funky, and Lady is dynamic. Sweet Sweet Surrender - Beck think this album had the misfortune of coming three years too late.
It sounded like it was competing with Cream when they were long gone by that point. Carl Black: I knew the separate components but never knew this album existed. I enjoyed listening to this Sweet Sweet Surrender - Beck. Good fun.
Although it did sound like in the middle of a guitar, bass and drum solo, a song tried to break out. Interested in listening to Appice other album. Still, after reading up on the history, I imagine a second album — if it had been made — would have hit the mark with a bit more of a cohesive feel. Nick Potter: Being a massive Jeff Beck fan, everything he puts out is a joy.
However, with the exception of Black Cat Moan Le Hibou - Les Cafards - Vive Les Vacances Ladythe album is a case of unfulfilled promise, and could have been so much more.
Roland Bearne: Sweet Sweet Surrender is a perennial. Friends started busking it back in our teens when we'd sit around bonfires with beers and guitars, it's accompanied celebration and tragedy Morphine - Trentemøller - Lost (Instrumental Version) equal measure over the years so is an important one.
Some sound rather as though they were composed to be sold on to other artists as exercises in song writing royalties, so rather a curate's egg. Overall just let the sheer musicianship flow through and admire! Eric Ortiz: My late dad got me into this The Loser - Smokie - MP3 Collection Часть 2, being a fan of both Beck and Cactus, and used to crank up Black Cat Moan and Lady, which are killer tunes.
But these guys could have really used a good singer and songwriter, as neither Beck nor Bogert could sing at all. Robert Dunn: I think it suffers a bit from supergroup syndrome — each musician having to have the right to show off as much as they like whether it suited the song or not.
Deep Purple got away with it because Roger Glover and Ian Paice kept it subtle, but here it jars in places. Having said that, it's a good listen, very Bogert of Cream in places and a glimpse of what good, funky rock could be.
Beck in particular stands out for me, for anyone wondering why Sono Donna - Loredana Bertè - T.I.R. rock fans go on about him, give this album an Bogert. Mike Knoop: Not bad per se, but a kind of generic heavy blues that most bands had moved past at that point. Their cover of Superstition is probably the only one I'll come back to.
Certainly not a landmark release. Gary Claydon: I Appice this album about three or four years after it was originally released. Must be honest, I only gave it a couple of listens, thought it dull, traded it for something else. Listening again now I hear nothing to change my original opinion. Sounds to me like a band somewhat going through the motions. Never really gets going and filling half the album with mediocre covers doesn't help.
Which is strange when you compare this to the Live In Japan set. That's a really good live album and if you want to know what BBA were capable of then that's the album you should be listening to.
The two problems I have with these guys are: 1. They lack a decent vocalist to carry the lyrics. Cream did it earlier and better sorry Jeff, you're a day late and a dollar short. An interesting stop in the history of Jeff Beck's career, but nothing worth dwelling on.
Chris Weir: This record is really ordinary, for diehard Beck fans only, really. Atrapado (Original Mix) - Chuss Project - Atrapado falls way short of anything you would call 'classic'. John Davidson: Two half decent songs as far as I was concerned. The rest are quite ordinary tunes at best and cursed by really quite pathetic lyrics. Black Cat Moan is definitely the stand out and shows what the album could have been, alas it was not to Bogert. The history of rock, one album at a time.
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