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    Posted: February 20 2010 at 08:37
So underrated and so awesome. My wet dream is that I play keyboards and sing on Tomorrow Night with a couple of friends.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 20 2010 at 08:31
AR Made In England guitarist Steve Bolton is also good as a member of Headstone, the only album of which i have heard is the self-titled one from 1975. Some very unique music. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 20 2010 at 02:35
I guess there's always been at least three flavours of Rooster on the platter at any one time i.e. the heavy riffing plain vanilla rock critter, the proggier instrumental beastie of VUG, Gershatzer and Death Walks Behind You etc (my personal preference) and the funkier R'n'B thang with Chris Farlowe in the lineup. The description of underrated is practically meaningless now I fear as most people really mean 'not as popular or as successful as they deserved to be' (but that's a bit of a mouthful ain't it ?)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 20 2010 at 02:19
Don't know if they're underrated, but perhaps of more interest to those who love heavy, Hammond-driven 70s rock. I like Death Walks Behind You. Tried some other albums, but they never clicked. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2010 at 18:19
Originally posted by The Doctor

No I've been thinking about getting Come Taste the Band, but wasn't sure as it was without Blackmore if that would be any good.  I'm guessing it's worth it anyway.  That will most likely be my next DP purchase then.
Songs like "Gettin' Tighter' are reminiscent of James Gang material from the period of Bang and Miami. Bolin was a decent guitarist and it's a shame that he fried his brain. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2010 at 17:57
Originally posted by The Doctor

I really love Death Walks Behind You, but have to admit, I've never heard any of their other output, even though I first heard DWBY 15 years ago.  Recently bought a remastered version to replace the LP I used to have of it, and other albums are on my future purchases list though.  Where should I go next?
In Hearing is the one you might want to check out first. Made In England features interesting songs but is more in the vain of soul music, as In Hearing being more progressive than Death Walks but still rocks out.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2010 at 15:23
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Possibly it is not very traditional point of view, but I especially like AR album " Made In England". It is different from some previous ones in musical sound, but I like it more and more with time .
 
I like it quite a bit, Nice n' Greasy is very similar though with some greater songs in my opinion.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2010 at 15:22
Originally posted by The Doctor

No I've been thinking about getting Come Taste the Band, but wasn't sure as it was without Blackmore if that would be any good.  I'm guessing it's worth it anyway.  That will most likely be my next DP purchase then.
 
Stormbringer isn't much about Blackmore, don't you think?
 
Tommy Bolin(the guitarist who replaced Ritchie) is a very fine guitarist and adds to the band a very funky edge. He even played in the popular Jazz Rock record by Billy Cobham, Spectrum, if you haven't heard that already you should get it as soon as possibleWink Though I'm not sure how much of jazz rock fan you are.
 
Here's a video from the Bolin-era:
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2010 at 15:19
Possibly it is not very traditional point of view, but I especially like AR album " Made In England". It is different from some previous ones in musical sound, but I like it more and more with time .
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2010 at 15:17
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^I've actually started getting into Coverdale/Hughes era DP...picking up Stormbringer (an excellent album) and Burn (also pretty damn good) lately.  Funny enough, with the exception of In Rock, I haven't really gotten into Gillan-era DP.
 
Do you have Come Taste the Band? That's my favorite with Stormbringer and Fireball up there.


Wonderful album, with some top-notch vocal performances, and great guitar work by the late Tommy Bolin.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2010 at 15:17
No I've been thinking about getting Come Taste the Band, but wasn't sure as it was without Blackmore if that would be any good.  I'm guessing it's worth it anyway.  That will most likely be my next DP purchase then.
I can understand your anger at me, but what did the horse I rode in on ever do to you?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2010 at 15:14
Originally posted by The Doctor

^I've actually started getting into Coverdale/Hughes era DP...picking up Stormbringer (an excellent album) and Burn (also pretty damn good) lately.  Funny enough, with the exception of In Rock, I haven't really gotten into Gillan-era DP.
 
Do you have Come Taste the Band? That's my favorite with Stormbringer and Fireball up there.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2010 at 15:10
^I've actually started getting into Coverdale/Hughes era DP...picking up Stormbringer (an excellent album) and Burn (also pretty damn good) lately.  Funny enough, with the exception of In Rock, I haven't really gotten into Gillan-era DP.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2010 at 15:06
^Hey Raff, since we both share the same taste for Coverdale/Hughes era Deep Purple, I'm sure you'll pretty much enjoy Atomic Rooster's Made in England and Nice n'  Greasy, they're even funkier than those from Deep Purple, but still very rewarding.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2010 at 15:00
We have their debut (the one with Carl Palmer), and DWBY. I used to have In Hearing Of too (which is also very good), but the album disappeared mysteriously  -  together with a few others - during the voyage from Italy to the US Cry.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2010 at 14:28
I really love Death Walks Behind You, but have to admit, I've never heard any of their other output, even though I first heard DWBY 15 years ago.  Recently bought a remastered version to replace the LP I used to have of it, and other albums are on my future purchases list though.  Where should I go next?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2010 at 13:59
Great band specially the first four albums


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 03 2010 at 19:07
Originally posted by presdoug

My favourites are the ones with John du Cann.
                     In the late 1980s in downtown Ottawa, Canada, i happened upon Made In England guitarist Steve Bolton-in a business suit and with a briefcase. It was a shocker-in Ottawa!!
                He looked in a hurry to go somewhere, so i did not introduce myself-something i will always remember, though.
Wow! That is really strange.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 03 2010 at 15:54
I really need to check these guys at some point. I've liked what I've heard so far...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 03 2010 at 15:46
My favourites are the ones with John du Cann.
                     In the late 1980s in downtown Ottawa, Canada, i happened upon Made In England guitarist Steve Bolton-in a business suit and with a briefcase. It was a shocker-in Ottawa!!
                He looked in a hurry to go somewhere, so i did not introduce myself-something i will always remember, though.
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