dimanche 13 novembre 2011

GOLIATH - SAME (USA HARD ROCK '77)

                                                                             On Fuzz Acid and Flowers : Goliath - Hot rock and thunder 1977 (bridge records) From Kentucky, a hard rock act heavily influenced by Deep Purple.      ACID ARCHIVES : Goliath (IN) Hot Rock & Thunder 1972 (Bridges bg-2704) Progressive Hard Rock effort with standard setting plus moog. This album was quite plentiful and sold cheap for several years, but the price is finaly rising again.  Virtualy all know copies have a minor edge warp.Same label as the much rarer album by dawson.                                                    I think is the same album to "GOLIATH - Hot Rock And Thunder on Bridge records. this is on Tomorrow Records (TVI-133) 1977 and i don't know what is the first press ? but if it's the second press why the B side is better !

4 commentaires:

Anonyme a dit…

Muchas Gracias Amigo.

Anonyme a dit…

Yes, this is the same album as "Hot Rock & Thunder", re-released with a different sleeve as "Goliath".
I found this info on RYM provided there by RDTEN1:

Yes another obscure release of the Morris Levy-affiliated taxscam Tomorrow label and like many releases in the catalog it has an interesting history.

Goliath apparently came together in the early-1970s featuring keyboardist Dave Wood, lead guitarist Paul Bays, singer Jim Kitchen, bassist Bill Peters, and brother/drummer Steve Peters. They were signed by the small Bridges label, releasing an instantly obscure self-titled album in 1975. (Couple of potentially interesting side comments - most references say the album was released in 1972, but based on the catalog number and other releases by the Bridges label, 1975 seems to be a more realistic date. Also worth mentioning is the fact that a disproportional number of copies suffered from significant warping; many to the point where they can't be played.)


Bridges catalog number BG-2704-LP

Two years later Tomorrow somehow acquired rights to the album, repackaging it with a new cover (without the knowledge, or approval of New York artist Sonja Eisenberg). The reissue also reflected a slightly different running order and a minor change to one of the song titles ('Tell Me You're Satisfied' reappeared as 'Not Satisfied'). Produced by John Gomez, 1977's "Goliath" wasn't half bad. The performances were all quite good, with guitarist Bays and keyboardist Woods showing some real talent. Kitchen was a decent, is somewhat anonymous presence, though he had the versatility that allowed the band to take stabs at a host of different genres. That flexibility was one of the things that made the album interesting, but it also served to undermine their cohesion. Bouncing between Southern boogie (the title track) and UK-styled progressive moves ('The Apocalypse'), you were left wondering who these guys really were. It almost sounded like a demo intended to showcase just how versatile these guys were ... hire us and we can play it.

In 2004 the bootleg Radioactive label reissued the original set in CD format - Radioactive catalog number RRCD05.

Not that this matters one bit, but for what it's worth, I'm going to disagree with one of the earlier reviews that speculated the Tomorrow LP was issued first, with the band then reacting by issuing their own version on the Bridges label.

My disagreement is based on the fact that the other Bridges releases were issued in the 1975 timeframe:

- Dan Stuecher "Carousel of Life" catalog number BG 2708
- Dawson "Can You Feel It" catalog number BG 2709

Hope this help clarify things,
Jorge

myanmar a dit…

Interesting info indeed, but nevertheless is this a fine album. Thank you very much for sharing it.

Rich a dit…

Sorry for posting this in the wrong spot, but there is no comment area for "Back Pocket - Buzzard Bait (1976). I can't find a request place either. Could you PLEASE re-upload "Back Pocket"? I've been looking for this album for years. Thank you, Rich
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