Wednesday, 9 October 2013


Blodwyn Pig was one of the many small groups ranging from English, soul, blues and rock in the late 60s and early 70s. As this flourishing age could equitably distribute the opportunity among hundreds of training worthy of glory, she left on the side of this group yet had an impressive pedigree. Founded by ex- Jethro Tull Mick Abrahams in November 1968 Blodwyn Pig left a powerful mix of heavy rock, blues and brass. The man who gives his own tone Blodwyn Pig is Jack Lancaster , who officiates the saxophone. The other two participants had some letters as bassist Andy Pyle also happen among bluesmen Savoy Brown and later founded the band Juicy Lucy with drummer Ron Berg . 's first album Blodwyn Pig was released in June 1969 on the Island label. This can be seen in stores with its bright pink wallet on which arises a big pig's head with a ring in the snout, a cigarette in his mouth, dark glasses and earphones. The album has great progressive moments like "The modern alchemist" or "Is not is coming home, babe" , each placed at the end of one side.

The public is interested in what the heavy rock and progressive time surrounded by jazzy atmosphere, since the first album climbed to eighth place in the UK charts. 's second album "Getting to this" (1970) is published by Chrysalis House and moves away a little blues roots for the soul.Shortly after the recording of this album, guitarist Peter Banks (ex-Yes, future Flash) joined the band. It remains for the six-string when Mick Abrahams left the band to form his Mick Abrahams Band , but no other vinyl record is recorded at that time. From there, the line-up changes become quite confusing, with a brief return of Mick Abrahams in 1974 with a new drummer ( Clive Bunker , also ex-Jethro Tull). What is also confusing is the content CD "Pigthology" offered these days by Gonzo Multimedia label. This album is not an anthology of songs but this time as a collection of remastered songs or recently re-recorded by the original group. Curiously, there are few songs directly extracted from the two albums ("Dear Jill" and "The Exchange song" for the first "Drive me" and "See My Way" for the latter). The other titles are either unreleased or live performances (which could come from subsequent albums Mick Abrahams 90s, assigned to Blodwyn Pig, like"Lies" and "Pig in the middle" , I do not have had the opportunity to listen). Another element of confusion, this "Pigthology" is already listed on the Internet as being released in 2004, nearly ten years before the reissue Gonzo Multimedia. 's connoisseur therefore may frown at the sight of this product not really clear in terms of historical Blodwyn Pig. But the novice can unscrupulous be seduced by the blues and rock tough Blodwyn Pig, which shines here with titles like "See My Way" ,"Baby Girl" , "Same old story" (released in side A 45 Towers in 1970) or the most peaceful and bluesy "Dear Jill" and "Stormy Monday" . But still, a little bit of ear on the original albums of Blodwyn Pig in 1969-70 can not hurt.

CD - £9.99

CD - £9.99

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