Wednesday, 17 July 2019
Edgewood - Ship Of Labor (1972)
The one and only album from this US band.
The band was a sextet with a lineup of organ, percussion, bass, drums, guitars, keyboards and vocals.
I know nothing about this band at all. They appeared and disappeared quite quick after the release. Which is a shame....
I gather from the title track and the cover art-work that the album title refers to the slavery trade from Africa to America hundreds of years ago. I am not sure if this album is a concept album.
The music is a mix of blues, soul and psychedelic rock. Add some symphonic prog too and you get the picture.
The vocals from Paul Allan Taylor is great. He later had a good career as a writer and producer + some albums from other bands.
The organ sound is also good. Ditto for the guitars, bass and drums.
The songs are decent enough. They sounds like early 1970s and are OK. No songs here can be called good or outstanding.
The end result is a decent enough album from a band who deserve some more attention. If psych rock from the early 1970s is your thing, this album must be checked out.