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Frank Zappa - The Complete Frank Zappa Project/Object Series - Part II

Biografia: Frank Zappa nasceu em Baltimore, em 21 de dezembro de 1940. Sua mãe, Rose Marie (de nome de solteira Colimore), era de ascen...

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Babe Ruth
Babe Ruth biography
BABE RUTH was a band that formed in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, in 1971. Guitarist Alan Shacklock founded this progressive rock band. They had a rhythmic, bluesy, guitar orientated sound capped off by the blistering vocals of Jenny Hahn. Rounded out by Chris Holmes (keyboards and organ), Dave Punshon (piano), Dave Hewitt, (bass) and Dick Powell, (drums) this British band always put on a great live show. Jennie Hahn's raw powerful vocals, and Alan Shacklock's magnificent guitar work made for a true signature sound. With very varied eclectic tastes they covererd song like FRANK ZAPPA's "King Kong", and Curtis Mayfield's "We People Darker Than Blue".

They enjoyed moderate commercial success in Britain, Canada, and the States, but were plagued by personnel problems, and lack of radio airplay. When vocalist Jennie Hahn left the band for parts unknown, the band lost direction and never regained its initial success. I became aware of them through Boston progressive radio where their great song "The Mexican" became a minor hit.
Their 1972 album "First Base", with its cover art by famed YES artist, Roger Dean, remains one of my most favorite albums to this day. I suggest you give this album a listen, because it is simply one of the best rock albums of all time.

 Although long gone, BABE RUTH should never be forgotten.

Um comentário:

  1. Grande post! Babe Ruth! Hard, balanço, baladas, flerte com o progressivo, vocal feminino. Mesmo sem a Janita e o Alan Shacklock, a banda continuou boa. Aliás, a Ellie Hope é até mais bonita que a O baixista deve ter sofrido com zoações devido sua aparência nada E o grande Alan Shacklock teve a dignidade que poucos músicos do rock tem, de dar crédito a Ennio Morricone, num trecho do maior sucesso da banda, "The Mexican".

    Melhor disco: o segundo, talvez o quarto... Que coisa linda é "RunWays", composta por Shacklock, que fica na penumbra...

    Saddam, aquele que confronta


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