Tuesday 17 December 2019
Rumplestiltskin - Rumplestiltskin (1970)
The debut album from this UK band.
The band was a quartet with a lineup of keyboards, bass, drums, guitars and vocals.
This band is an obscure band and barely a footnote in the history of British hard rock/blues..... which is a great shame.
The band was regarded as very talented and the new big hope before they signed... on the wrong record label. That sunk the ship and this album sunk without a trace.
Taken Led Zeppelin's success into consideration, that fate was very unjustified.
The music on this album is hard blues. There is a lot of Led Zeppelin hints on this album. But Rumplestiltskin is not as blues as Led Zeppelin.
There is no Robert Plant and Jimmy Page here. But there is some good vocals. The music has some beat and soul too.
... And a lot of hard rock.
This forty minutes long album would had been a pretty big album back then if it had been released on the right label. There is no doubts about that among those of us who has listen to this album.
The album feels a bit dated. It is still a decent to good album. It is also an album well worth your attention.