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Jeff Beck


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.30 | 53 ratings

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3 stars After the split of the JEFF BECK GROUP which included Rod Stewart in the line-ups, Jeff Beck met VANILLA FUDGE members Carmine Appice and Tim Bogert, and talked with them about forming a band, but this didn`t happen until years later because Beck suffered a car crash which kept him out of action for several months. After recuperating from this accident, he formed a new group which recorded two albums. One of them was this "Rough and Ready" album, with a more Heavy Rock sound. His new band included the now late drummer Cozy Powell (who was becoming a very known and respected drummer then), lead singer Bob Tench (more oriented to Blues music in style, I think), bassist Clive Chaman, and one musician who later became a long time collaborator for Beck in the seventies, keyboard player Max Middleton.

As I wrote above, this album is more Heavy in sound but still having some Blues influences.Bob Tench`s vocals are powerful and in general I think that this band was better in sound than the previous line-ups, but there are still not very much Prog Rock influences in this album. Anyway, is still a good album, but still not essential for Prog Rock fans.

After their self-titled album from 1972, this line-up split, and Beck contacted again with Bogert and Appice to form a new band called BECK, BOGERT AND APPICE, which was more successul for Beck despite all the problems they had as a band. Bob Tench later appeared as second guitarist / singer in the eighties in the reformed HUMBLE PIE line-up which recorded two albums without having much success.

Guillermo | 3/5 |


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