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Year of Release: 1971
Song For A Brother
You Gotta Roll
Breech Of Lease
A Certain Kind
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Bloodrock -- one of those bands that many may not remember, but their first
album featured great tunes as "Gotta Find A Way," "Castle Of Thoughts"
and the hit "D.O.A." Their third album, Bloodrock 3 was released
in 1971, and having their first album from my older brothers, that first album
had the distinctive Grand Funk Railroad sound, where on the 3 album, it
does have its GFR comparisions, likewise another popular band from the 1960s,
The combination of both bands of GFR and DP are heard on the two opening
tracks, "Jessica" and "Whiskey Vengeance." Yet the pace slows
down a bit on "Song For A Brother," being compared to the likes of
David Clayton-Thomas and Blood, Sweat & Tears. "You Gotta Roll" returns
to the hard rock/good ol' rock and roll sound, as heard on Grand Funk Railroad.
"Breech Of Lease" is another slow-paced song starting out, yet it
kicks into the rock of Deep Purple, and most would think this song IS by Deep
Purple, rather than that of say, Black Sabbath. "Kool-Aid Kids" is
another song in the vein of GFR and DP, yet more on the GFR side. "A Certain
Kind" is another slow number, and the last track is a little bit misleading
After listening to this album, you simply begin to think (although reading
Amazon.com's reviews of this album), is not as highly regarded as a good-to-great
release. Bloodrock 3 is dark, compared to that of Deep Purple than how
some say compared to Black Sabbath. I was raised by their first album, and as
much as I enjoyed that album and to the likes of Grand Funk, the comparisons
to GFR is also heard here, but in a darker snese, not of that of Black Sabbath,
but of Deep Purple. This album in my opinion, is definitely NOT one of the
greatest as some say, but it is interesting to hear albums bands have recorded.
And although I do agree that Bloodrock is an underated band, they did have their
moments, and some overlooked.
Their debut album was much better than their 3rd.
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