Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Blodwyn Pig - Getting To This (1970) (Vinyl 1st press)

Year: 1970 (LP 1970 1st Press)
Label: Chrysalis Records (UK), ILPS.9122
Style: Rock
Country: UK
Time: 39:08
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1  kHz
Size: 257 Mb

Blodwyn Pig were a British blues rock band, founded in 1968 by guitarist–vocalist–songwriter Mick Abrahams. Abrahams left Jethro Tull, due to a falling-out with Tull vocalist Ian Anderson, after their debut album, This Was, was released, and formed Blodwyn Pig with Jack Lancaster (saxophone and flute), Andy Pyle (bass guitar), and Ron Berg (drums). Ex-Yes and future Flash guitarist Peter Banks became one of several guitarists to succeed Abrahams after he left to form his own band for a time.
With Abrahams and Lancaster in the lead, Blodwyn Pig recorded two albums, Ahead Rings Out in 1969 and Getting To This in 1970. Both reached the Top Ten of the UK Albums Chart and charted in the United States; Ahead Rings Out displayed a jazzier turn on the heavy blues–rock that formed the band's core rooted in the British 1960s rhythm and blues scene from which sprang groups like The Yardbirds, Free and eventually Led Zeppelin. Saxophonist–singer Lancaster (who often played two horns at once, like his idol Rahsaan Roland Kirk) was at least as prominent in the mix as Abrahams; some critics thought this contrast bumped the band toward a freer, more experimental sound on the second album. (Wikipedia)

01. A1 Drive Me (03:22)
02. A2 Variations On Nainos (03:50)
03. A3 See My Way (05:08)
04. A4 Long Bomb Blues (01:08)
05. A5 The Squirreling Must Go On (04:26)
06. B1 San Francisco Sketches (08:21)
07. B2 Worry (03:44)
08. B3 Toys (03:05)
09. B4 To Rassman (01:33)
10. B5 Send Your Son To Die (04:28)
Prelistening Blodwyn Pig - Getting To This 1970 Vinyl Full Album: DailyMotion

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