Blodwyn Pig - Ahead Rings Out - A & M 1969

Blodwyn Pig - Ahead Rings Out - front cover

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Blodwyn Pig - Ahead Rings Out - rear cover

inside gate fold

Blodwyn Pig - Ahead Rings Out - rear cover

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Music - 5 stars

This is a Heavy Band! Comprised of only four musicians, [Mick Abrahams, Jack Lancaster, Andy Pyle, and Ron Berg] they produce a huge sound.

The heart and soul is the blues but from there the band takes off for the stratosphere.

Mick Abrahams provides sonic guitar and deep gutsy vocals complemented by Jack Lancaster on saxophones.

Lancaster sounds at times like an entire brass section. The pounding rhythm section [Andy Pyle, bass and Ron Berg drums] which is subtle as a jackhammer, really drives this juggernaut.

This is a record for lovers of blues-rock, straight ahead jazz, jazz rock fusion, and some really inspired guitar jamming.
It was great music in 1969, and it's still a terrific listen in 2008!

Gatefold cover has Mick's extensive liner notes inside.

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