Thursday, December 21, 2006

Presented by Keef...
Blodwyn Pig "Getting To This" 1970

A quirky detour of late-'60s British progressive/blues rock, Blodwyn Pig was founded by former Jethro Tull guitarist Mick Abrahams, who left Tull after the This Was album. Abrahams was joined by bassist Andy Pyle, drummer Ron Berg, and Jack Lancaster, who gave the outfit their most distinctive colorings via his saxophone and flute. On their two albums, they explored a jazz/blues/progressive style somewhat in the mold of (unsurprisingly) Jethro Tull, but with a lighter feel. They also bore some similarities to John Mayall's jazzy late-'60s versions of the Bluesbreakers, or perhaps Colosseum, but with more eclectic material. Both of their LPs made the British Top Ten, though the players' instrumental skills were handicapped by thin vocals and erratic (though oft-imaginative) material. The group were effectively finished by Abrahams' departure after 1970's Getting to This. They briefly reunited in the mid-'70s, and Abrahams was part of a different lineup that reformed in the late '80s; they have since issued a couple of albums in the 1990s. ~ Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide

01. Drive Me Abrahams
02. Variations on Nainos Abrahams
03. See My Way Abrahams
04. Long Bomb Blues Abrahams
05. The Squirreling Must Go On Abrahams, Pyle
06. San Francisco Sketches: Beach Scape/Fisherman's Wharf/Telegraph Hill Lancaster
07. Worry Pyle
08. Toys Abrahams
09. To Rassman Berg
10. Send Your Son to Die Abrahams
11. Summer Day [*]
12. Walk On the Water [*]

Sample pic: 1, 2

2 Comments:

Anonymous Vinnie said...

ocuh mate!!! i love this band but the link doesnt work i hope you could help me :/

15 April, 2008 05:18  
Blogger whadefu said...

Blodwyn Pig "Getting To This" 1970

unfortunately this link is now dead, pity...

thanx again for all your hard work...

23 April, 2008 23:51  

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