Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Baker Gurvitz Army|
Hearts on Fire
Genres: Pop, Rock
Reissue of third and final album, first released in 1976, by rock trio featuring Ginger Baker (ex-Cream drum-mer) and brothers Paul (bassist) & Adrian Gurvitz (guitarist10 tracks, featuring 'Hearts On Fire', 'Tracks Of My ... more »
Reissue of third and final album, first released in 1976, by rock trio featuring Ginger Baker (ex-Cream drum-mer) and brothers Paul (bassist) & Adrian Gurvitz (guitarist10 tracks, featuring 'Hearts On Fire', 'Tracks Of My Life', 'Thirsty For The Blues', 'Neon Lights', 'Smiling', 'Flying In & Out Of Stardom', 'Dancing The Night Away', 'My Mind Is Healing', 'Thirsty For The Blues', 'Night People' and 'Mystery'.
Another militaristic Ginger Baker project...
D. Hartley | Seattle, WA USA | 08/09/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Rock bands fronted by drummers always seem a bit dubious(it's interesting that Ginger Baker's first post-Cream band was "Ginger Baker's Air Force", followed by the "Baker-Gurvitz Army"... perhaps he liked the idea of being Top Gun, or maybe, General?). The Baker Gurvitz Army was an odd (albeit, interesting)mid 70's hodgepodge of prog rock and disco (imagine the Moody Blues being backed by the Love Unlimited Orchestra). And even more oddly, it sort of... worked! "Hearts On Fire" benefits from the presence of lead vocalist Snips (who also appears on "Elysian Encounter" --formerly of the Sharks,and one of the most overlooked and underrated vocalists in the rock history books.)In fact, the Snips-penned "Neon Lights" and "Mystery" are the stand-out songs on the album. Songwriter/guitarist Adrian Gurvitz lends the occasional lead vocal (and sounds so similar to Jack Bruce that the band almost becomes a faux-Cream on those tracks!). A tough "sound" to pigeonhole, but 70's rock enthusiasts won't be disappointed."