Women Of Rock Part II

We know that stayed out of the tribute a lot of great names, but be sure that not forget them.
We would like to present to you 5 album from "Woman Of Rock".


Janis Joplin - Pearl

Janis Joplin  - Pearl
Release date:March 01, 1971
Genre: Blues Rock

Janis Lyn Joplin was born at St. Mary's Hospital in the oil-refining town of Port Arthur, Texas, on January 19, 1943. Her father was a cannery worker and her mother was a registrar for a business college. As an overweight teenager, she was a folk-music devotee (especially Odetta, Leadbelly and Bessie Smith).
After graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School, she attended Lamar State College and the University of Texas, where she played auto-harp in Austin bars.
A fraternity voted her the Ugliest Man on Campus in 1963, and she spent two years traveling, performing and becoming drug-addicted. Back home in 1966, her friend Chet Helms suggested she become lead singer for Big Brother and the Holding Company, an established Haight-Ashbury band consisting of guitarists James Gurley and Sam Andrew, bassist Peter Albin and drummer Dave Getz.
In March 01, 1971 Janis released her second solo studio album "Pearl". The power of the album leaves the listener to wonder what else Joplin could have accomplished, but few artists could ask for a better final statement. Joplin sang on all tracks except "Buried Alive in the Blues", which remained a Full Tilt Boogie instrumental because she died before adding vocals, but she approved the instrumental track. She died in October of 1970 from a heroin-alcohol overdose, and "Pearl" was released posthumously the following year.
The quadruple-platinum set became the top-selling release of Joplin's career and, in 2003, was ranked #122 on Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time."

  1. Move Over
  2. Cry Baby
  3. A Woman Left Lonely
  4. Half Moon
  5. Buried Alive In The Blues
  6. My Baby
  7. Me & Bobby McGee
  8. Mercedes Benz
  9. Trust Me
  10. Get It While You Can

    • Janis Joplin – Vocals, Guitar on "Me and Bobby McGee"
    • Richard Bell – Piano
    • Ken Pearson – Organ
    • John Till – Electric Guitar
    • Brad Campbell – Bass Guitar
    • Clark Pierson – Drums
    • Bobby Womack – Acoustic Guitar on "Trust Me"
    • Bobbye Hall – Conga, Percussion
    • Phil Badella, John Cooke, Vince Mitchell – Backing Vocals
    • Sandra Crouch – Tambourine


    Ellen Foley - Night Out

    Ellen Foley - Night Out
    Release date:June 21, 1979
    Genre: Rock
    Ellen Foley was born on June 5, 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. She left St. Louis the day after she turned 21 and moved to New York to study acting. Ellen went on cattle-call auditions and got a few parts on stage, but her first paying job was singing in a music comedy revue in the Catskills.
    In 1979 she released her debut album "Nightout", and is the most memorable, evoking the classic girl group sound of the 1960s, notably Phil Spector's Wall of Sound. The album was produced by Ian Hunter and Mick Ronson, and the first single from the album, "We Belong To The Night" topped the charts in Europe. The album itself peaked at #152 on the US Charts.
    1. We Belong To The Night
    2. What's A Matter Baby (Is It Hurting You)
    3. Stupid Girl
    4. Night Out
    5. Thunder And Rain
    6. Sad Song
    7. Young Lust
    8. Hideaway
    9. Don't Let Go
    • Ellen Foley - Vocals
    • Mick Ronson - Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, String Arrangements, Background Vocals
    • Ian Hunter - Keyboards, Guitar, Percussion
    • Martin Briley - Bass
    • Tom Mandel - Keyboards
    • Kerryn Tolhurst - Slide Guitar
    • Hilly Michaels - Drums
    • Rory Dodd - Background Vocals


    Joan Baez - Diamonds & Rust

    Joan Baez - Diamonds & Rust
    Release date:April 1975
    Genre: Folk Rock
    Joan Chandos Baez is born on January 9, 1941 in Staten Island, New York, the middle daughter of Albert Vinicio and Joan Bridge Baez.In the summer of 1958, Joan Baez, a 17-year old high school graduate (by the skin of her teeth) moved with her family from Palo Alto to Boston.
    They drove cross-country with the Kingston Trio's "Tom Dooley" all over the radio, a guilty pleasure of Joan's. She was an entering freshman at Boston University School Of Drama, where she was surrounded by a musical group of friends who shared a passion for folk music.
    In April 1975 Joan Baez released her album "Diamonds & Rust" and later in the year it is certified gold. The album contained songs by Jackson Browne, Janis Ian, John Prine, Stevie Wonder & Syreeta, Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers Band - and Bob Dylan.
    1. Diamonds & Rust
    2. Fountain Of Sorrow
    3. Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer
    4. Children And All That Jazz
    5. Simple Twist Of Fate
    6. Blue Sky
    7. Hello In There
    8. Jesse
    9. Winds Of The Old Days
    10. Dida
    11. I Dream Of Jeannie / Danny Boy (medley)
    • Joan Baez – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Synthesisers
    • Larry Carlton – Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
    • Dean Parks – Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
    • Wilton Felder – Bass
    • Reinie Press – Bass
    • Max Bennett – Bass (#10)
    • Jim Gordon – Drums
    • John Guerin – Drums (#10)
    • Larry Knechtel – Piano
    • Joe Sample – Electric Piano, Hammond Organ
    • Hampton Hawes – Piano (#4)
    • David Paich – Piano, Electric Harpsichord
    • Red Rhodes – Pedal Steel Guitar
    • Malcolm Cecil – Synthesisers
    • Tom Scott – Flute, Saxophone
    • Jim Horn – Saxophone
    • Joni Mitchell – Vocal Improvisation (#10)
    • Rick Lo Tempio – Electric Guitar (#10)
    • Ollie Mitchell – Trumpet
    • Buck Monari – Trumpet



    Suzi Quatro - Quatro

    Suzi Quatro - Quatro
    Release date:October 1974
    Genre: Rock
    Susan Kay Quatro was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 3, 1950. Suzi herself made her debut on stage playing bongo’s in her fathers jazz band, "The Art Quatro Trio". Suzi Quatro was the first female bass player to become a major Rock Star.
    "Quatro" is Suzi’s second studio album, originally released in 1974. The #14 "Too Big” and the #7 "The Wild One” are now joined by the #1 smash "Devil Gate Drive”, probably Suzi’s best known and most popular single. The album spent 6 weeks at the top of the Australian albums chart.
    1. The Wild One
    2. Keep A-Knockin'
    3. Too Big
    4. Klondyke Kate
    5. Savage Silk
    6. Move It
    7. Hit The Road Jack
    8. Trouble
    9. Cat Size
    10. Shot Of Rhythm And Blues
    11. Friday
    12. Devil Gate Drive
    • Suzi Quatro – Lead Vocals and Bass Guitar
    • Len Tuckey – Guitar and Backing Vocals
    • Alastair McKenzie – Keyboards and Backing Vocals
    • Dave Neal – Drums and Backing Vocals




    Joni Mitchell - Blue

    Joni Mitchell - Blue
    Release date:June 22, 1971
    Genre: Folk Rock
    Roberta Joan Anderson (Joni Mitchell) was born on November 7, 1943, in Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada. Her parents, Bill and Myrtle moved with their young daughter to North Battleford, Saskatchewan after the end of World War II. When she was 9 years old, Joni and her family moved to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, the "city of bridges," which Joni has since referred to as her hometown.
    In June 1971 released her fourth album "Blue" but it had nearly reached the record buying public in a quite different form.
    In early March of 1971, the masters for the album were sent by Reprise to their record plants, and at least a few reel to reel copies of the album were recorded with a different song list.
    But word came down before many reels were produced that Joni had decided to recall the master tape and substitute two new songs - "All I Want" and "The Last Time I Saw Richard" - for two of the older ones.
    The two songs deleted were "The Urge For Going", which appeared in 1972 as the B-side to "You Turn Me On, I'm a Radio", and "Hunter (The Good Samaritan)", which has yet to appear on any record.
    The album reaching #15 on the Billboard 200 and #3 in the UK Albums Chart. The single "Carey" reached #93 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. 
    1. All I Want
    2. My Old Man
    3. Little Green
    4. Carey
    5. Blue
    6. California
    7. This Flight Tonight
    8. River
    9. A Case Of You
    10. The Last Time I Saw Richard
    • Joni Mitchell – Appalachian Dulcimer, Guitar, Piano, Vocals
    • Stephen Stills – Bass and Guitar on "Carey"
    • James Taylor – Guitar on "California", "All I Want", "A Case Of You"
    • Sneaky Pete Kleinow – Pedal steel on "California", "This Flight Tonight"
    • Russ Kunkel – Drums on "California", "Carey", "A Case Of You"

    Women Of Rock Part I

    The idea of tribute "Women Of Rock" emerged on the eve of International Women's Day on 8 March - the holiday of spring and love, to paid tribute to those who has the creativity and managed to write their names in the history of music.
    Provocative alloy unbridled power of the elements of rock and fragile femininity, multiplied by the endless charm - that is "Women Of Rok". Janis Joplin, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell....
    Each of them has own musical style. Each name a rock era.We would like to present to you 5 album from "Woman Of Rock"
                                                                                                                             by Venspi


    The Runaways - The Runaways

    The Runaways - The Runaways
    Release date:June 1, 1976
    Genre: Hard Rock
    The Runaways were an American all-female rock band that recorded and performed in the second half of the 1970s. The band were formed in late 1975 by drummer Sandy West and rhythm guitarist Joan Jett after they had both introduced themselves to producer Kim Fowley, who gave Jett's phone number to West.
    In June 1, 1976, the band released their first album "The Runaways", which failed to impress critics and music buyers alike. Still, the song "Cherry Bomb," with its rebellious and raw edge, which Jett wrote with friend Kim Fowley, became a punk hit.
    1. Cherry Bomb
    2. You Drive Me Wild
    3. Is It Day Or Night?
    4. Thunder
    5. Rock & Roll
    6. Lovers
    7. American Nights
    8. Blackmail
    9. Secrets
    10. Dead End Justice
    • Cherie Currie - Lead and Backing Vocals, Keyboard on "American Nights"
    • Joan Jett - Rhythm Guitar, Lead Vocals
    • Lita Ford - Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
    • Jackie Fox - Bass, Backing Vocals
    • Sandy West - Drums, Backing Vocals



    Marianne Faithfull - Broken English

    Marianne  Faithfull -  Broken English
    Release date:October 1979
    Genre: Rock
    Marianne Evelyn Gabriel Faithfull was born December 29, 1946 in Hampstead, London, England.
    Faithfull began her singing career in 1964, landing her first gigs as a folk music performer in coffeehouses.
    Probably best known for her highly publicized romantic link to Mick Jagger. Involved in a major drug scandal with Jagger, Richards and others, which ultimately turned public opinion favorably towards the 'Rolling Stones' and other rock groups. In the 70's she became addicted to heroin and was homeless in London's Soho district for a couple of years.
    In October 1979 released her album "Broken English" which marked Faithfull's musical rebirth. Her voice was different now, one that had been roughed up by time and hard living.
    And it was emotionally expressive and captivating. The album, which incorporated elements of punk with modern dance music, earned her widespread praise.
    "Broken English" made #57 in the UK album charts and #82 in the US.
    1. Broken English
    2. Witches' Song
    3. Brain Drain
    4. Guilt
    5. The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan
    6. What's The Hurry
    7. Working Class Hero
    8. Why'd Ya Do It
    • Marianne Faithfull – Vocals
    • Barry Reynolds – Guitar
    • Joe Mavety – Guitar
    • Steve York – Bass
    • Terry Stannard – Drums
    • Jim Cuomo – Saxophone
    • Guy Humphries – Guitar
    • Morris Pert – Percussion
    • Darryl Way – Violin
    • Steve Winwood – Keyboards



    Melanie - Candles In The Rain

    Melanie - Candles In The Rain
    Release date:April 1970
    Genre: Folk Rock
    Melanie Anne Safka born on February 3, 1947, in Queens, New York, and grew up in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens. Her father, Fred, was of a Ukrainian ethnic background and her jazz singer mother, Polly, was of Italian heritage.
    She made her first public appearance at age four, singing "Gimme a Little Kiss" on the radio show "Live Like A Millionaire".
    In 1970 released her third album "Candles In The Rain". The album produced Melanie's first Top Ten single in North America, "Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)", which was inspired by the crowd's reaction to her performance at Woodstock. The cover of The Rolling Stones' 1967 song "Ruby Tuesday" reached the Top Ten in the United Kingdom.
    1. Candles In The Rain
    2. Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)
    3. Carolina In My Mind
    4. Citiest People
    5. What Have They Done To My Song Ma
    6. Alexander Beetle
    7. The Good Guys
    8. Lovin' Baby Girl
    9. Ruby Tuesday
    10. Leftover Wine
    • Melanie - Guitars, Vocals
    • Alan Parker - Guitars
    • Alan Hackshaw - Keyboards, Organ
    • Edwin Hawkins - Keyboards, Piano
    • Harold McNair - Fiddle, Flute
    • Herbie Flowers - Bass
    • Barry Morgan - Drums
    • Rico Reyes - Congas, Percussion



    Pat Benatar - In The Heat Of The Night

    Pat Benatar - In The Heat Of The Night
    Release date:August 27, 1979
    Genre: Rock
    Patricia Mae Andrzejewski known professionally as Pat Benatar, born on January 10, 1953, in Brooklyn, New New York.
    Benatar developed an early passion for music from her mother Millie, a trained opera singer.
    Pat was a staple member of the Lindenhurst High School musical department, and as a senior was accepted at the Juilliard School in New York City.
    In August 27, 1979 released her debut album "In The Heat Of The Night". The record was a smash success and included two monster hit singles, "Heartbreaker" and "I Need A Lover."
    It peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard 200, and went platinum.
    1. Heartbreaker
    2. I Need A Lover
    3. If You Think You Know How To Love Me
    4. In The Heat Of The Night
    5. My Clone Sleeps Alone
    6. We Live for Love
    7. Rated X
    8. Don't Let It Show
    9. No You Don't
    10. So Sincere
    • Pat Benatar – Lead Vocals
    • Neil Giraldo – Lead Guitar, Keyboards, Slide Guitar, Backing Vocals
    • Scott St. Clair Sheets – Rhythm Guitars
    • Roger Capps – Bass, Backing Vocals
    • Glen Alexander Hamilton – Drums




    Bonnie Raitt - The Glow

    Bonnie Raitt - The Glow
    Release date:September 1979
    Genre: Rock
    Bonnie Lynn Raitt was born in Los Angeles, California, on November 8, 1949, of Broadway singer John Raitt and pianist Marge Goddard.
    In September 1979, released her seventh album "The Glow", that gets its strength from its covers.
    Raitt takes on "I Thank You," "Your Good Thing (Is About to End)," and "Bye Bye Baby," and struts through them all with ease. "The Boy Can't Help It" doesn't fare as well. Robert Palmer's "You're Gonna Get What's Coming" makes for a great fit. Surprisingly, her take on Jackson Browne's "Sleep's Dark and Silent Gate" doesn't dig as deep as the great original."
    The Glow" isn't a perfect album, but it's a great example of the music she was doing during a make-or-break time in her career.
    1. I Thank You
    2. Your Good Thing (Is About To End)
    3. Standin' By The Same Old Love
    4. Sleep's Dark And Silent Gate
    5. The Glow
    6. Bye Bye Baby
    7. The Boy Can't Help It
    8. (I Could Have Been Your) Best Old Friend
    9. You're Gonna Get What's Coming
    10. (Goin') Wild For You Baby
    • Bonnie Raitt - Main Vocal, Slide and National Steel Guitar
    • Danny Kortchmar - Electric Guitars
    • Waddy Wachtel - Guitars, Vocal Backing and Harmonies
    • Paul Butterfield - Harmonica
    • Bill Payne - Electric and Acoustic Piano, Oberheim Synthesizers
    • Don Grolnick - Piano
    • Bob Glaub, Bob Magnusson, Freebo - Bass
    • Rick Marotta, John Guerin - Drums, Percussion
    • J.D. Souther, Kenny Edwards, Maxayn Lewis, Rosemary Butler, Craig Fuller, Peter Asher - Vocal Backing
    • Larry Williams, Trevor Lawrence - Saxohphone
    • David Sanborn - Saxophone Solo




    Music Portraits - Tommy Bolin

    Thomas Richard Bolin was born on 1st August 1951 in Sioux City Iowa.
    His father Richard was of Scandinavian descent and his mother Barbara was of Syrian.
    Tommy’s early interest in music centered around the sight of Elvis Presley on the Caravan of Stars television show, followed by Richard taking some of the family to see an Elvis performance when Tommy was five years old. That same year Tommy learned to pantomime to “Heartbreak Hotel” and appeared on “Kids Corner” (a local TV talent show) wearing a full Elvis costume. The station was impressed and asked him back three days later. He also came in second at a talent show at Lake Okoboji, after which his obsession with rock and roll began.
    Tommy’s first band was called the Miserlous, but he was quickly heard by members of Denny & The Triumphs, an experienced group of teenagers organized by George Larvick, Sr., father of band members Brad and George Jr. Tommy was invited to jam, and soon joined the group.
    Not long after, bassist Denny Foote was sacked, and the band changed it’s name to Patch of Blue with George Jr. taking over Denny’s bass spot. Patch of Blue lasted until mid-1967.
    He was meeting many musicians and club owners, but nothing was sticking together until his first late-night encounter in a blizzard with the members of what would become American Standard, and whose singer, Jeff Cook, would be associated with Tommy as a singer and later a lyricist for the rest of his life.
    By the end of the '60s, Bolin found himself in the blues-rock outfit Zephyr, led by Candy Givens.
    After a pair of albums that failed to attract a large audience, 1969's self-titled debut and 1971's "Going Back to Colorado", Bolin left Zephyr.
    Interested in the burgeoning jazz fusion scene, Bolin formed a similarly styled outfit, Energy.
    But apart from live shows and demos, Energy failed to secure a recording contract.
    Drummer Billy Cobham invited the young guitarist to play on his solo debut, Spectrum.
    Issued in 1973, the album became an instant fusion classic, as Bolin's fiery guitar work lit up such tracks as the over-the-top "Quadrant Four," "Stratus," and "Red Baron."
    Bolin was hired by the James Gang to get their career back on track, after founding guitarist Joe Walsh had left the group in 1971, the remaining members had seen their fortunes slowly fade.
    And while Bolin's arrival didn't return the group back to the top of the charts, a pair of quite underrated albums were issued, 1973's "Bang" and 1974's "Miami", as the guitarist also sang lead for the first time on record.
    In the start of 1975, Bolin contributed some studio guitar assistance to Canadian band Moxy during the recording of their debut album.
    Later in 1975 saw the release of Bolin's first solo record, "Teaser".
    After Ritchie Blackmore left Deep Purple, the band had a meeting and discussed whether to disband or try and find a replacement, and chose the second option. David Coverdale had been listening to the Billy Cobham LP Spectrum. He decided he wanted Tommy in Deep Purple, and invited him over for a jam. Tommy showed up with his girlfriend in tow wearing a see through mesh mini-skirt. He plugged into 4 Marshall amps and jammed with the band for 4 hours. The job was his. The band then relocated to Munich, Germany, to begin work on "Come Taste the Band". Bolin wrote or co-wrote seven of the record's nine tracks, including the instrumental "Owed to G," which was a tribute to George Gershwin. "Come Taste the Band" was released in late 1975, and Australian, US and Japanese tours ensued. After Deep Purple disbanded in March 1976, Bolin was back on the road with his solo band with plans for a second solo record.
    By mid-1976, CBS signed Bolin and he began to record "Private Eyes", his second and last solo record.
    Sadly, Bolin was found dead from a heroin overdose on December 4, 1976, in Miami, FL (the day after opening a show for Jeff Beck), at the age of 25.


    Zephyr - Zephyr

    Zephyr - Zephyr
    Release date:1969
    Genre: Hard Rock
    Zephyr was formed in Boulder, Colorado in the early 1969. The band is most notable as the starting point for guitarist Tommy Bolin, who was still in his teens when they recorded their first album in 1969. "Zephyr" was the debut album of the band was released in October the results weren’t totally satisfying to the band, as they felt that it failed to capture the essence of their exciting live performances. Though it didn’t set records, the album was selling and their momentum continued to build.
    1. Sail On
    2. Sun's A Risin'
    3. Raindrops
    4. Boom-Ba-Boom
    5. Somebody Listen
    6. Cross The River
    7. St. James Infirmary
    8. Huna Buna
    9. Hard Chargin' Woman
    • Candy Givens – Lead Vocals, Harmonica
    • Robbie Chamberlin – Drums, Backing Vocals
    • David Givens – Bass, Backing Vocals
    • John Faris – Keyboards, Flute
    • Tommy Bolin – Guitar, Backing Vocals


    James Gang - Miami

    James Gang - Miami
    Release date:July 1974
    Genre: Hard Rock
    James Gang was one of the top hard-rock acts in America, formed in Cleveland , Ohio in 1966 by drummer Jim Fox.
    Though guitarist/singer Joe Walsh is most often associated with the early and highly successful James Gang, he actually was the replacement for Glenn Schwartz, who departed in January, 1968 .
    In December 1971 Walsh left the band and replacement by two Canadian musicians, singer Roy Kenner and guitarist Dominic Troiano. Troiano left the band in 1973. The remaining James Gang members contacted Tommy Bolin from a band called Zephyr, on the recommendation of Joe Walsh.
    After a 15 minute audition, Bolin was invited to join. The James Gang offered Bolin the chance to play in front of large audiences, contribute heavily in the song writing, and earn a significant living.
    Bolin wrote or co-wrote eight of the nine songs from the band's next album, "Bang". However, by the time the L.P. "Miami" was released in July of '74, Bolin had turned in his resignation to join Deep Purple. "Miami" is the seventh album by James Gang. The album was to some extent a letdown to fans who were blown away by "Bang". The material didn't seem quite as compelling, and there was somewhat of a feeling that the band was going through the motions.
    The album has held up quite well though, and is an essential additional to any Tommy Bolin fan’s library.
    The front cover is a black copy of their second album, James Gang Rides Again.
    1. Cruisin' Down The Highway
    2. Do It
    3. Wildfire
    4. Sleepwalker
    5. Miami Two-Step
    6. a.Praylude
      b.Red Skies
    7. Spanish Lover
    8. Summer Breezes
    9. Head Above The Water
    • Tommy Bolin – Guitars, Vocals
    • Roy Kenner – Vocals
    • Dale Peters – Bass Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
    • Tom Dowd – Keyboards, Piano
    • Albhy Galuten – Keyboards, Piano, Synthethizer
    • Jimmy "Jim" Fox – Drums, Percussion, Keyboards, Organ, Vocals




    Moxy - Moxy

    Moxy - Moxy
    Release date:1975
    Genre: Hard Rock
    "Moxy" (also known as the Black Album) was the debut album of Canadian Hard Rock and Heavy Metal band Moxy.
    The album was recorded in California in only two weeks with co-producer Mark Smith (of Bachman–Turner Overdrive fame acted).
    Tommy Bolin appearance on the album was simply a stroke of luck. He happened to be in the same studio at the right time, and Moxy manager Roland Paquin knew Tommy from when Paquin was road manager for the James Gang. In spite of the short notice, Tommy plays some outstanding solos on a collection of great straight out hard rock tunes. After recording the album, the band headed back to Toronto and enlisted guitarist Buddy Caine to fill in the guitar parts that Bolin had added to the album. The album originally released in 1975 with "Fantasy" as the first single. The album produced the hit songs "Can't You See I'm a Star", "Train", "Out of the Darkness" and with "Sail On Sail Away" and "Moon Rider" that are still in the 2000s (decade) on the regular rotation on several Rock radio stations in Texas.
    1. Fantasy
    2. Sail On Sail Away
    3. Can't You See I'm A Star
    4. Moon Rider (Moonrider)
    5. Time To Move On
    6. Still I Wonder
    7. Train
    8. Out Of The Darkness
    • Buzz Shearman - Vocals
    • Earl Johnson - Guitar
    • Terry Juric - Bass
    • Bill Wade - Drums
    • Tommy Bolin - Guitar (Solos #1,4,5,6,7,8)
    • Tom Stephenson - Piano


    Deep Purple - Come Taste The Band

    Deep Purple - Come Taste The Band
    Release date:10 October 1975
    Genre: Hard Rock
    When Ritchie Blackmore left the band in April 1975, there was uncertainty over whether Deep Purple would continue. Paice and Lord wanted to stop the band  but Hughes and Coverdale talked them into staying.
    The band auditioned a large number of guitarists, including Dave “Clem” Clemson. Clemson had been in the English jazz-rock band Colosseum, and was at the time of the audition a member of Humble Pie. Despite the band’s initial optimism, Clemson’s style didn’t match what the band was looking for, and the lack of chemistry dashed their high hopes, prompting Jon Lord to almost quit in frustration. Coverdale was a major factor in recruiting Tommy Bolin to take the guitar slot.
    "Come Taste The Band" is the tenth studio album by Deep Purple originally released in October 1975.
    Unfortunately, Bolin didn't have exceptional material to work with -- decent and likable, but hardly exceptional. While sweaty yet melodic cuts like "Dealer," "Lady Luck," and "You Keep on Moving" are far from bad, nothing here is in a class with "Smoke on the Water" or "Highway Star."
    The album was #19 in the UK charts, and #43 in the US and received a rave review in the leading British music paper, the New Musical Express. The album was certified Silver on 1 November 1975 by the BPI, selling 60,000 copies in the UK.
    1. Comin' Home
    2. Lady Luck
    3. Gettin' Tighter
    4. Dealer
    5. I Need Love
    6. Drifter
    7. Love Child
    8. This Time Around / Owed To 'G'
    9. You Keep On Moving
    • Jon Lord – Keyboards, Piano, Synthesizer
    • Ian Paice – Drums, Percussion
    • David Coverdale – Lead Vocals
    • Glenn Hughes – Bass, Vocals
    • Tommy Bolin – Guitars, Vocals, Bass


    Tommy Bolin - Private Eyes

    Tommy Bolin - Private Eyes
    Release date:September 1976
    Genre: Hard Rock
    In September of 1976 Tommy Bolin released the second (and last before he died after 3 months) solo album "Private Eyes".
    Unlike Tommy’s first effort (Teaser), "Private Eyes" goes a mellower route.
    The rockers are there in “Busting Out For Rosey,” “Post Toastee” and “Shake the Devil” but the majority of the work is much softer and jazzier, unlike the metal thrashings of Deep Purple. But Bolin wasn't simply a hard-rocker, he was extremely talented with other kinds of music, the quiet, acoustic-based compositions "Hello, Again" and "Gypsy Soul," and the heartbroken ballad "Sweet Burgundy."
    Tommy Bolin died in his hotel room on December 4th from an overdose of heroin and other substances, including alcohol, cocaine and barbiturates. Was 25 years old.
    1. Bustin' Out For Rosey
    2. Sweet Burgundy
    3. Post Toastee
    4. Shake The Devil
    5. Gypsy Soul
    6. Someday Will Bring Our Love Home
    7. Hello, Again
    8. You Told Me That You Loved Me
    • Tommy Bolin – Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals, Piano
    • Reggie McBride – Bass, Vocals
    • Mark Stein – Keyboards, Vocals
    • Carmine Appice – Drums
    • Bobby Berge – Percussion, Drums
    • Bobbye Hall – Percussion
    • Norma Jean Bell – Percussion, Vocals, Saxophone
    • Del Newman – String Arrangements