Tuesday 24 September 2019

Raw Material - Raw Material (1970)

The debut album from this British band.

The band was a quintet with a lineup of flute, guitars, keyboards, bass, drums, saxophone, percussion and vocals.

This band arrived, released two albums, and then disappeared again. The band has though got a cult-status and their two albums are very popular among album collectors.

The band's music is rooted in blues as per usual by a band from the late 1960 and early 1970s. From a rock band, that is. There is also lots of lots of psych rock here. Add some progressive rock and a hint of beat and soul too and you get this album.

The music is pretty hard. Some of the music is also melodic. But most is hard.

Some of the music is songs based as the band had not really gotten fully into long unstructured inter-plays between the musicians.

The organs are really good and so is the vocals. There is a good hippie and groovy vibe on this half an hour long album. An album that does not outstays it's welcome.

This band had something and this decent to good album proved that.

2.5 points


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