Saturday 7 September 2019

Blood, Sweat & Tears - New Blood (1972)

The sixth album from this US band.

The band was a ten piece big band with a lineup of woodwinds, guitars, bass, drums, percussion, organ, piano, keyboards, harmonica and drums.

After the departure of their vocalist and main composer, the band reverted to the recipe from their first two albums. The recipe was releasing albums with a mix of cover and original songs.

The music is overwhelmed by woodwinds of all sorts. Brass rock is the genre. Where it sits in the landscape, I do not know. Is it prog ? I got no idea. It is music and it is well worth checking out.

Strip away the brass/woodwinds, we get forty minutes of soul, rock and funk. The vocals are really good and the musicians is doing a good job too.

This album sounds very dated and not so relevant today. Time has left brass rock behind, I am afraid..

Worst and most relevant of all, the songs are not good at all. They are decent enough and is a good indication what was popular back in those days. This album did very well, sales wise.

Nevertheless, check it out if you want to find out what brass rock is.

2 points

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