Sunday 31 March 2019

Gun - Gun (1968)

The debut album from this English band.

Gun was a trio with a lineup of bass, drums, guitars and vocals.
Two extra musicians provided background vocals, male and female vocals.

Gun is a band who only released two albums. Their impact on the prog and hard rock scene was pretty big, though. And bands like Baker Gurvitz Army and Three Men Army, two very good bands whose albums I have reviewed here and in # 1 of the blog.

Recorded and released in 1968, this album is off course steeped in those days music and ideas.

In this case, we are talking Cream and some The Beatles. We are talking the hippie bands and the harder blues bands.

I did expect a lot of blues here. There is not much of that here and that comes as a surprise. The music is more spaced out and dominated by beat music too. It is very hard though and can be called hard rock even in today's standards.

Hippie hard rock ? Oh, yeah. There are even some Indian and raga rock influences here on this forty minutes long album.

There is no really great tracks here. I am still surprised how good this album is. The band hit something here with their take on 1968. It comes recommended to everyone.

3 points

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