Sunday 24 May 2020
Blodwyn Pig - Getting To This (1970)
The second album from this British band.
The band was a quartet with a lineup of timpani, drums, percussion, saxophones, flute, guitars, bass, cornet and vocals.
A guest musician provided piano and spoken words.
Blodwyn Pig is the band of the first Jethro Tull guitarist Mick Abrahams. He and Ian Andersson split up after the first Jethro Tull album because of musical differences. Differences you can find very well explained in the directions both Blodwyn Pig and Jethro Tull took on their albums.
I think we should all be eternal grateful that Ian Andersson's visions for Jethro Tull prevailed.
That said, the first two Blodwyn Pig albums is not bad.
This album is a blues album with some heavy folk rock and soul influences. There are even some Canterbury prog influences on this album.
The vocals and guitars are reasonably good. There are not any really good songs on this forty minutes long album.
The music is decent enough though. But the band will never become anything more than a footnote in the history of progressive rock.
They, that means Mick Abrahams released three more albums before they gave up. But only their first two albums is regarded as interesting.