Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Frumpy - By The Way (1972)

The third album from this German band.

Frumpy was a sextet on this album with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, organ, percussions and vocals.

By The Way is the third and the final 1970s album from Frumpy. They released their final two albums in 1990 and 1991. None of them were worthy of the Frumpy name. Hence, I am bypassing them/I could not be bothered.  

Inga Rumpf was still at the microphone. Her bluesy, soulful masculine vocals was one of this band's trademarks.

The music has taken a turn towards classic rock here. Stadium rock or whatever we call it. But classic rock, the German way.

Hence, there is a lot of soul and blues here too on this forty minutes long album. There are still some progressive rock here. But not that much.

The title track is very good and one I will remember. The rest of the album is barely good. But Frumpy was a very good band and I am very pleased that they are still popular these days.

This is a good album which deserves a bigger audience 45 years after it's release.

3 points


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