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Blood Sweat & Tears


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.28 | 50 ratings

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3 stars I got this one while I was in ITR(Infantry Regiment Training). By the time I purchased the album, BS&T was a band that I would buy their stuff without hearing the first song on it.

"Hi De Ho" was the band's first tune and also the first top 40 song. It got a lot of airplay and it was a good tune. Not too much as far as prog oriented goes, but good just the same.

The next one, "The Battle" was a favorite. Steve Katz composed it and it had to do with a look at the end of the world and references to God. In fact, this album has a lot of somewhat spiritual themes in it. That is another reason I enjoyed it.

"Lucretia MacEvil" and the reprise are pretty cool. This was the second top 40 tune they got airplay on. "Fire and Rain" is also pretty good, but I like the James Taylor version much better. I didn't like "Lonesome Suzie" at all. It was BORING!!!!!!!

On the other hand, "Symphony" and "Sympathy for the Devil" were very interesting. I liked the spirit of the song. BS&T made the devil look like the enemy in this, instead of someone to be admired like The Rolling Stones tried to intimate. BS&T simply put the Stones to shame here, musically.

The only other one I liked on side 2 was a Traffic tune called 40,000 Headmen." Again BS&T out does the original. Highly complimentary of Traffic. It seems like the guys know how to take a good song by someone else and make it a great song when they get done with it. That is not unlike the 3 Dog Night band of the 60's.

I give this album 3 stars only because of the 3 stinkers I had to endure. It would have gotten probably 4.5 stars otherwise.

Keetian | 3/5 |


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