Thursday 21 September 2017
Beckett - Beckett (1974)
The one and only album from this British band.
Beckett was a six piece band with a lineup of guitars, bass, organ, drums and vocals.
The band is pretty unknown although one of the songs here, A Rainbow's Gold, found it's way to the B-side of Iron Maiden's 1994 hit-single 2 Minutes To Midnight. It is also a good song. Actually, both versions are good.
The vocalist in Beckett, Terry Wilson-Slesser, almost got the vacant vocalist job in AC/DC after Bon Scott's passing. Terry also worked a lot with Paul Kossoff from Free.
It is fair to say that Beckett is one of those hidden gems in the British scene. Gems who should get a lot more exposure.
The music on this forty odd minutes long album is a mix of rock, hard rock, prog rock and blues. The music reminds me a lot about Led Zeppelin on the first four albums.
The songs are all well crafted with a lot of good guitars, bass, organ and drums. The vocals are the best here and I can understand why Terry Wilson-Slesser was so highly rated.
The only really good song here is A Rainbow's Gold. But there is also a lot of good details here. Hence my rating of this album.