Thursday, November 24, 2022

Joe Prichard And Gibraltar - Joe Prichard And Gibraltar (1974 us, power guitar rock, 2004 reissue)

Very little is known about Joe Prichard or his sidekicks, except that the band, which hailed from Missouri, drew its inspiration from influences far and wide, resulting in each of the 5 tracks being very different in character, ranging from the power chords and staccato guitar breaks of the Jimmy Page variety, to the throaty sax of 12-bar blues specialists Climax as well as the dual guitars of ZZ Top. There's even a 9-minute jam a la Jethro Tull or Traffic with flute and sax giving a decidedly jazzy feel to proceedings. This is another extremely rare record (only 500 copies were pressed on the private Kendall-Lee label in 1974).
1. Blind Man (David Harmon) - 9:07
2. Rose Petal Lady (Steve Armstrong) - 7:08
3. Reason To Be (Joe Prichard) - 5:37
4. The Machine Is Small Enough (Joe Prichard) - 10:02
5. August Apathy (Joe Prichard) - 1:19

Joe Prichard And Gibraltar
*David Harmon - Bass, Vocals
*Norman Pelot - Drums, Backing Vocals
*Vincent West - Lead Guitar
*Steve Armstrong - Vocals
*Joe Prichard - Moog, Piano, Organ, Saxophone, Vocals