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BODKIN

Heavy Prog • United Kingdom


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BODKIN were a Scottish quintet that released a self-titled album in 1972. They made a classic-sounding, rough-edged heavy progressive rock with the emphasis on Doug Rome's Hammond organ and complimented by Mick Riddle's guitar, Bill Anderson's bass, Dick Sneddon on drums and the cool wailing of Zeik Hume.

Somewhat more jam-oriented than contemporaries such as ATOMIC ROOSTER or URIAH HEEP and not quite as hard-hitting, BODKIN nevertheless delivered spirited rock music with energetic interplay between guitar and organ, fine musicianship, and distractingly good compositions from the 21 year-old Doug Rome.

A very palatable blend of dark organ-rock and dirty blues, Bodkin will surely please listeners interested in the murky and mysterious early years of the Heavy Prog scene and anyone seeking rare prog.


- Atavachron (David)




Why this artist must be listed in www.progarchives.com :
Bodkin were a small but talented band that enriched the early Heavy Prog era with quality organ/guitar rock.



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2.77 | 30 ratings
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Review by spikey123

3 stars I don't know why I was attracted to this after seeing the low ratings. I have listened to it several times, but for some reason it does not leave a lasting impression. It is well played with loads of leaf Hammond and support guitar. To my mind the tracks seem like the middle of classics with the beginnings and ends removed. Rather like frank Zappas "guitar" series where his solos were extracted from concert tracks. All well and good, but somehow sounding incomplete. I love the Nice, Atomic Rooster etc, so I don't know where this fails. Maybe as said elsewere the themes are too unfinished and sound like run throughs, or jams. So the playing is fine, the cd is a bit quiet and sounds as if it being played live in the studio with a straight mix and no stereo effects apart from the spread of the band across the sound stage. I don't know why, but for some reason this just plays then ends without really getting me excited. puzzling. I couldn't really recommend it as even as I sit listening to it now I feel the urge to put something else on the cd player

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Review by Marty McFly
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3 stars Raw sound, rocking out high, but it's all in vain, for this album doesn't have a soul inside. It is simply flat, endless solos, occasional singing, drum solos, weird keys solos, so I was able to listen this album, but there is not much what would help people to return and listen again. Yet I am trying to find something enjoyable on this album. Keys, that's probably it. Nothing else of bigger consequence here. The Jam is almighty here and when I overlook the fact that there is no strong track, I come to conclusion that there are no weak tracks here as well. They are just average, so

3(-) is in order. Why not.

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Review by Tarcisio Moura
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2 stars An obscure scottish one shot band from the early 70´s that I had never heard of until I read a review here on PA. I was attracted to it because it said their sound was based around the great Hammond organ. And it is! The organ is the sole keyboard used on the whole LP, besides being the main instrument of the band. Its rich sound is undeniable, and I just love it.

Well, and what about the group itself? They were good musicians, no doubt. But hardly outstanding or very creative. It is easy to understand why they never made it: they just played what a lot of bands were playing in the late 60´s and early 70´s. Nothing wrong to that: the guitar is good, the singer is ok, the rhythm section is strong and the keyboards player is also good. They simply don´t add up anything to their sound that could differ them from dozens of other outfits of that period (in fact theirs was becoming a bit dated alreadty). Groups like Atomic Rooster, Traffic, Badger and Paladin, among others, were doing hte same thing with more personality a little while before them.

If Bodkin could have another chance to develop their songwriting skills maybe they could come out with something more of their own and that could be more than just pleasing. As it is I found Bodkin an ok group. There are no bad tracks, but also there are no highlights either. Pretty common stuff. If you like bands centred around the Hammond Organ, that might be of interest. But actually this is more for collectors and fans of the style only .

2,3 stars.

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Review by DamoXt7942
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2 stars As I've said before - feel the historical flow of heavy progressive rock.

Actually 37 years before, this album has been in this world - with such an impressively heavy opening. As you can realize with listening, BODKIN could shoot the organ-based heavily symphonic sounds tinged with some psychedelic spice. In the early 70s such a musical style might come into fashion by Ken Hensley of URIAH HEEP or Jon Lord of DEEP PURPLE. On the contrary, we cannot say "progressive" without overtaking the pioneers or cutting the way of the new approach of keyboard-oriented rock style(s). Indeed they did a good play and their sounds are comfortable and exciting for me on listening to the album, but sadly as a typhoon has blown away, there's nothing IMPRESSIVE left after listening. Yes, their style already has shown by the pioneers as mentioned before. This album is a good item for some collectors or fans who love heavily organ-based symphonic rock style. (Anyway, I'm more surprised such a rare CD could be sold in a countryside used-CD-shop than everything hahaha.)

Surely you can feel oldies and goodies.

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Review by malcra

3 stars I came across this LP much by chance, without any knowledge of this (Scottish) group. Lots of Hammond Organ in the opening track "Three Days after Death pt1" and a sound that is far more mid-to-late 60's rather than 1972. With echoes of The Nice and Keith Emerson, its a powerful track that pulls you along, even if you don't want to admit that its really to your taste. Think early Wishbone Ash (first LP and "Pilgrimage") with a bit more rock. Part2 of Three Days After Death, continues the Hammond driven theme. Its more prog than say a similarly vintage Uriah Heep, but there's no doubt that there is a heavier sound to it. For me, there's the right balance between prog and rock. "Aunt Mary's Trashcan" is a weaker track, the vocals need further development (again, compare to Uriah Heep and "Salisbury"), but stands up on its own. There's no doubt that when its gets to the rocking out instrumental sessions, things are a lot better. "After your lumber", sounds a bit Pearl and Dean to start, but settles down to be a really great track, with the most imaginative vocals on the LP. "Plastic Man" to finish is good stuff and provides an atypical sound The only LP from Bodkin, most recently re-issued on Akarma is a good listen. Top prog from Scotland

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