The Jeff Beck Group Rough and Ready 180g LP
180g Virgin Vinyl! High Quality Pressing!
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Great talent and low morals well describes the groupie-loving and
colleague-killing Jeff Beck - and no fear of denial! But this fast-paced life
demanded its toll, which came in the form of a life-threatening car accident.
The ace on the guitar was forced to retire for two years but returned to the
scene full of vigor and with new musicians to launch the second Jeff Beck Group.
"Rough And Ready" doesn't offer what might be expected from Brit Rock as far as
a heavy sound or the boss's egomaniacal leaps on the guitar strings are
concerned. Bob Tench opens the album with a surprisingly soulful sound and
soaring falsetto in "Get The Feeling". But then in the next number, "Situation",
we have crackling fire from the lead guitar and inventive solos - all easy-going
and down-to-earth. Beck wouldn't tolerate routine rock: this is obvious from
"Max's Tune", in which developing melodies are hacked to pieces by the clash of
cymbals. To round off the album, the band sings about "Jody" with constantly
varying rhythms and fascinating harmonic twists, which genially and firmly find
their way along the narrow path between sentiment and testosterone. So much
roughness is a must!
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Jeff Beck, guitar
Bob Tench, vocals
Max Middelton, piano
Clive Chaman, bass
Cozy Powell, drums
1. Got the Feeling
3. Short Business
4. Raynes Park Blues
1. I've Been Used
2. New Ways/Train Train
Recorded April - July 1971 at Island Studios, London.