Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Hokus Poke ''Earth Harmony'' (UK Blues Rock 1972)

Hokus Poke were a early UK British blues band on the Vertigo label. As far as I know, they only released Earth Harmony in 1972. Essentially, Hokus Poke follow along the lines of the electric blues pioneered by Cream five year earlier. However, the first half of the album is much more acoustic based which gives them their own voice. At least I couldn't think of any ready comparisons. They are a quartet of two guitars, bass and drums. One of the guitarists also adds occasional steel guitar. Overall, nothing to write home about except for collectors of the UK electric blues scene and the Vertigo label.

1. H.P. Boogie
2. Sunrise Sunset (The Sunset)
3. Big World Small Guy
4. Down in the Street
5. Hag Rag Barry Miles
6. Living in Harmony
7. Time and Space Barry Miles
8. The Poke

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank so much for this re-post ;-)

13 December, 2006 02:50  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for bringing back dear old memories
Smith Campbell Bass Player Hocus Poke

25 May, 2007 22:42  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

really good music

12 August, 2009 02:23  
Blogger John's New Blog said...

I bought this album when it first appeared. I still take it out for a spin about once a month. The sleeve is now worse for wear, but it still sounds fine


It is not just worth getting for its rarity value, it is a really good record ( it also saw me through university in the 70's, so very nostalgic for me)

31 October, 2009 05:35  

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