Thursday, March 01, 2007

music I should have heard in college, but didn't

Sir. Lord. Baltimore.

Yes, there was a band called that. A hard rock band from New York City circa 1971. The name sounds like something out of the mid-60's garage band era. Maybe that explains why SLB weren't more successful. But probably not.

They sound like a cross between the MC5 and (depending on the song) Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath. (Actually more like Budgie, but you probably don't know what Budgie sounds like either (like AC/DC covering the first RUSH album))

"Hell Hound" is like "Mississippi Queen" if it was a song on "Raw Power". The chorus also sounds like the same chord progression as the chorus of Master of Puppets, but that's probably just blind luck.

"Ain't Got Hung on You" is what it would sound like if Jack White and Jack Black teamed up to go back in time to 1970 and join Deep Purple and play Yardbirds covers.

Yes, it's that rock.

The world just wasn't ready for this. I'm still not sure the world is ready.

According to Wikipedia, they are now a "Christian" band.

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