Wednesday, 19 August 2020
Bodkin - Bodkin (1972)
The one and only album from this Scottish band.
The band was a quintet with a lineup of hammond organ, guitars, bass, drums and vocals.
I am myself living in Scotland and Scottish bands is of interest to me. But I am not giving them any favours whatsoever.
Bodkin does a mix of hard rock, hard psych, blues and symphonic prog.
The Hammond organ is the key to the whole band and their sound. The guitars are also very much present here. The Hammond organ steals the show, though.
The vocals too is really good.
The organ adds a lot of psych and some symph to the music. Music not for the faint hearted.
Uriah Heep has been noted as a good reference for this band and album. Indeed it is.
This forty minutes long album stands perfectly on it's two (four ?) feet and gives the listener a good blast of good music.
Yes, the sound is very much the 1970s and may feel a bit dated. The music proves that this album is one of the best of the socalled obscure albums.
This is an album you need to check out.