Friday, 8 November 2013

BLODWYN PIG REVIEW

http://www.terrascope.co.uk/Reviews/Rumbles_October_13.htm


 Hands up who remembers Blodwyn Pig ?, You do, well then you may be interested in “Pigthology” a collection of rare, live and re-mastered tracks compiled by founding member Mick Abrahams. Opening with the excellent “See My Way” the listener is transported back to the early seventies, a time when the blues was the preserve of hairy white men, and there we stay as the band treat us to 12 tracks of guitar based rock with brass added in places and plenty of soloing courtesy of Mr Abrahams. For me it is the live stuff that sounds best with “Cosmogification” sounding fresh and alive, whilst “Same Old Story is a fine funky workout with some excellent brass work from Jack Lancaster. To end we are treated to a moody rendition of “Stormy Monday” that sounds just like you think it does, no bad thing. 

One complaint is the lack of actual information about where and when each song was recorded, maybe that is just the train spotter in me and the inclusion of sleevenotes by Mick Farren is a welcome bonus. Unlikely to gain new fans, this compilation will be welcomed by those that have a fondness for the bands two original albums and has obviously been compiled with love and care. (http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/)

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