Jun 27, 2013

RhoDeo 1325 Goldy Rhox 114

Hello, today the 114th post of GoldyRhox, classic rock pop.  Today's focus is on a rock band founded in London 1968. Most remarkable about the birth of the band was the young age of the band members who first came together to rehearse and play their first gig that same evening at the Nag's Head pub in Battersea, London, on 19 April 1968. Bass player Andy Fraser was 15 years old, lead guitarist Paul Kossoff was 17, and both lead singer Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke were 18. They disbanded in 1973 and lead singer Paul Rodgers went on to become a frontman of the band Bad Company along with Simon Kirke on drums. Lead guitarist Paul Kossoff formed Back Street Crawler and died from a drug-induced heart failure at the age of 25 in 1976. Bassist Andy Fraser formed Sharks.

The band was famed for its sensational live shows and nonstop touring. However, early studio albums did not sell very well – until the release of today's mystery album which featured the massive hit "All Right Now". The song helped secure them a place at the huge Isle of Wight Festival 1970 where they played to 600,000 people.

By the early 1970s, they were one of the biggest-selling British blues-rock groups; by the time the band dissolved in 1973, they had sold more than 20 million albums around the world and had played more than 700 arena and festival concerts. "All Right Now," remains a rock staple, and had been entered into ASCAP's "One Million" airplay singles club.

Rolling Stone has referred to the band as "British hard rock pioneers". The magazine ranked Rodgers No. 55 in its list of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time", while Kossoff was ranked No. 51 in its list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".

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Most of the albums i 'll post made many millions for the music industry and a lot of what i intend to post still gets repackaged and remastered decades later, squeezing the last drop of profit out of bands that for the most part have ceased to exist long ago, although sometimes they get lured out of the mothballs to do a big bucks gig or tour. Now i'm not as naive to post this kinda music for all to see and have deleted, these will be a black box posts, i'm sorry for those on limited bandwidth but for most of you a gamble will get you a quality rip don't like it, deleting is just 2 clicks...That said i will try to accommodate somewhat and produce some cryptic info on the artist and or album.

Today's mystery album is the group's the third studio album. It became the band's breakthrough hit, reaching #2 in the UK charts and #17 in the US, making it their most successful album. Conceptually fresh, with a great, roots-oriented, Band-like feel, the group distinguished itself with the public like Black Sabbath and Deep Purple did (in terms of impact, only) in 1970. They presented itself to the world as a complete band, in every sense of the word. From Paul Kossoff's exquisite and tasteful guitar work, to Paul Rodgers' soulful vocals, this was a group that was easily worthy of the mantle worn by Cream, Blind Faith, or Derek & the Dominos....



Goldy Rhox 114  (flac 206mb)

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Goldy Rhox 114   (ogg 75mb)

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2 comments:

Roisin O Shea said...

Hi,

I wonder if you don't have Lo Fidelity Allstars Warming Up The Brain Farm

thanks

Rho said...

Hello Roisin, as it happens i do have the Lo Fidelity Allstars album you mention but I don't have a label to post it under here. As for the Peter Fox album you pointed to earlier I have Stadtaffe and it is excellent.