Sunday 2 July 2017
Baker Gurvitz Army - Baker Gurvitz Army (1974)
The debut album from this British band.
Baker Gurvitz Army was the ex-Cream drummer Ginger Baker on drums, Adrian Gurvitz (guitars, vocals) and Paul Gurvitz (bass) from Three Man Army. The members were extreme good on their respective instruments, in other words.
Adrian Gurvitz really impressed me on the Three Man Army albums. An extreme good guitarist. Ginger Baker needs no introduction. His name is written in gold in the history of modern music.
In short, this album had to be great.......
The music on this album is hard rock. Let's not hide that fact. Adrian impresses me a lot here and ditto for Ginger Baker. Paul also does a great job.
... That is why they have included a tear jerking orchestrated soul ballad here in the form of the hideous I Want To Live Again. A song who is a total contrast to the rest of the album. It is in the middle of the album and totally breaks up any good mood the album has created by then.
The rest of the album is pretty good with inventive hard rock with excellent musicianship. There is no great songs here and that ballad is hideous bad. I am not overly impressed by this album and gives it a decent rating.