Blodwyn Pig – Pigthology (2013 Gonzo Multimedia) When I first started in radio in 1969, one of the first albums to capture my attention was one that featured a bullseye-like cover with a pig’s head wearing sunglasses splashed in the centre. THAT got my attention as did the music, especially the song Dear Jill. The band of course was Blodwyn Pig, a band that featured original Jethro Tull guitarist Mick Abrahams. On this disc, he along with Jack Lancaster, Andy Pyle, Ron Berg and guests Clive Bunker, Graham Walker and John Gordon recreate some of those classic tunes and provide us with some live unreleased music from those early days.
The music is blues-rock based, but created at a time where prog was just coming on the scene in a big way and so elements of experimentation creep in from time to time. For fans of the band this is a must have disc as the re-recorded songs shed new light on these tunes while the old live material are treasures from a long lost vault. It’s both nostalgic and new. Those unfamiliar with these blues-rock legends would do well to check out:www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk
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