Steamhammer

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Steamhammer - Steamhammer Steamhammer
Pop Used - LP BN 26552 Epic
Beautiful 1969 Stereo Original. 1C/1C Stampers. Appears Unplayed. Light Top Seam Wear, Hence Price.... more details
 
Steamhammer - Steamhammer Steamhammer
Prog Used - LP 63611 CBS
Beautiful 1969 UK Orange Label Original Housed In A Gatefold Jacket With The Gold "Stereo" Sticker On The Back. A1/B1 Stampers. Appears Glossy, Unplayed. "Steamhammer Features The Talents Of: Kieran White (Vocals/Harmonica/Acoustic Guitar), Martin Pugh (Lead Guitar) Martin Quittenton (Guitar), Steve Davey (Bass) And Michael Rushton (Drums). Like Chicken Shack, Fleetwood Mac, Cream, Ten Years After And A Plethora Of Other Late ‘60s British Rock Groups, Steamhammer Had Been Influenced By The Mostly American-Made R&B. However, A Conspicuously High Ratio Of Original Material Separated Them From Many Of Their More Prominent Contemporaries. They Also Included A Few Somewhat Obligatory Covers, Such As The Seven-Plus Minute Workout On Eddie Boyd's "Twenty-Four Hours" As Well As A High And Mighty Rendition Of B.B. King's "You'll Never Know". Other Standout Sides Come From Within The Band And Include The Trippy And Slightly Progressive "Even The Clock" As Well As The Jazzy Syncopation Of "Down The Highway" -- With Harold Mcnair (Flute) Of Donovan Fame Making Some Notable Contributions To The Latter. The Previously Mentioned "Junior's Wailing" Should Not Be Missed As It Sports A Heavy-Duty And Otherwise Propulsive Blues Shuffle. Every Subsequent Steamhammer Long Player Was Accompanied By A Personnel Change That Yielded A Tremendous Stylistic Vacillation From Release To Release. Their Subsequent Effort, MK II, Would Venture Farther Out Into A Progressive And Jazz-Fusion Style Akin To That Of Egg Or Gong Than To The Electric Blues-Based Heavy Metal Found On This Platter." Lindsay Planer, AMG.... more details
 
Steamhammer - Mountains Mountains
Prog Used - LP 201.006 Metronome
Beautiful Red Label German Pressing Housed In A Textured Cover. Vinyl Appears Glossy, Unplayed.... more details
 
Steamhammer - Steamhammer Steamhammer
Pop Used - LP BN 26552 Epic
Beautiful 1969 Yellow Label Stereo Original. 1C/1C Stampers. Appears Glossy, Unplayed. Small, Clean COH.... more details
 
Steamhammer - Mountains Mountains
Prog Used - LP CAS 1024 B&C
Beautiful 1970 UK Original Housed In A Textured Gatefold Cover.... more details
 
Steamhammer - Speech Speech
Prog Used - LP 1009 Brain
Rare 1972 German-Only Laminated Gatefold Original. Lamination Is Largely Intact, With Only A Couple Of Small Tears To Spine. Some Light Creasing And Seam Wear, But Generally Very Nice For a 40+ Euro Sleeve. Vinyl Is Excellent/."Diverging From The Typical Power Rock Style On Speech, Their Fourth And Final Album, The Band Found Themselves In A Dilemma Without Their Vocalist, Who Had Left After The Previous Release, Mountains. This Led To A Radical Development For The Band. Instead Of Hiring A New Singer, The Rest Of The Group Picked Up The Slack, And Reduced The Role Of The Vocals Significantly, Opting For A Progressive Jam Style That Was Hugely Innovative For Its Time. Guitarist Martin Pugh Offers A Crashing, Furious Style That Mixes Jimmy Page With Early Robert Fripp. When Pugh Seeks Passages Of Beauty And Tranquility, He Finds Them With Ease, But When He Aims For Intensity, Watch Out! He Literally Attacks The Listener, Pounding Them With His Mammoth, Perfectly Executed Riffs. Meanwhile, Bassist Louis Cennamo Is So Talented And Innovative That He Single-Handedly Brought The Bow Into Rock Music With His Bowed Bass Intro To The Album. Several Years Before Page Would Pick Up The Bow For "Kashmir," Cennamo Uses The Bowed Bass As Means To An End, Not For Simple Effect. Just As A Normal Bassist Alone, Masters Within The Genre Owe Their Lifeblood To Him. For He Is Able To Play Along With Just About The Toughest, Most Technical Drumming Around, That Of Drummer Mick Bradley, Who Is Easily The Most Accomplished Musician Of The Trio. His Energetic Approach To The Drum Kit Helped Him Become One Of The First And Only Drummers In Rock History, Along With King Crimson's Michael Giles, To Use Polyrhythmic Drumming, A Style Commonly Used By Jazz Drummers." - Jason Hundey, All Music Guide... more details
 

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