Monday 20 April 2020
Ginhouse - Ginhouse (1971)
The one and only album from this British band.
Ginhouse was a trio with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums and vocals.
This is another obscure band from Great Britain who released one album and then disappeared. The record business is very brutal and Darwinism. Only the strongest survives. The problem is what the word "strongest" means. There are bands with horrible music and brilliant market strategies out there who is selling millions of albums. Yes, step forward Bay City Rollers.
The Ginhouse record was re-released by Esoteric Records some years ago and has got a second life.
The music on this forty-five minutes long album is a mix of psych rock and hard rock. There is even some progressive rock on this album in between these two other genres.
There is a lot of hard guitars here and lots of hard bass and drums. The vocals are rather good.
The album has a mix of hard and more softer songs. I would still regards this as a hard psych rock album.
Their version of The Beatles classic And I Love Her is pretty bad and should be forgotten.... quickly. The rest of the album offers up some decent music.
This album deserve a second listen or ten. It is a decent one, indeed.