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Lord Sutch & Heavy Friends
Lord Sutch
Lord Sutch & Heavy Friends
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
 
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Screaming Lord Sutch stalked the mid-'60s London club scene with the fervor of a New Testament prophet and the urgency of Jack the Ripper . . . Tracking this album's savage material with heroes like Jimmy Page, John Bonham...  more »

      
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All Artists: Lord Sutch
Title: Lord Sutch & Heavy Friends
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Wounded Bird Records
Release Date: 5/10/2005
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 664140901520

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Screaming Lord Sutch stalked the mid-'60s London club scene with the fervor of a New Testament prophet and the urgency of Jack the Ripper . . . Tracking this album's savage material with heroes like Jimmy Page, John Bonham, Jeff Beck, bassist Noel Redding and keyboard session-ace Nicky Hopkins, His Lordship's debut disc is mightily presented here in all of its pounding glory from the absolute original analog masters!
 

CD Reviews

The Shape of Things to Come
Gr8 Brit | Maryland, USA | 08/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you ignore the poor voice and puerile lyrics this piece turns into an unexpected pleasure. Fans of the greats should give this a listen, then like me you won't stop playing it, worse still,you won't stop bragging to all your friends about how you've got half of Led Zep., a ton of Beck and Redding,plus the late great Nicky Hopkins. All on an album that NONE of your friends would ever have heard of. In the words of the great Nelson of Simpson's fame "HA HA".
The soon to be superstars all seem to be having good clean fun,
honing their skills for the future. Other members of the band --although unheard of (to any great extent)-- nonetheless do more than adequate work, All together a very nice surprise.
Top notch. Fully recomended."
It's heavy, man
colinwoodward | Virginia | 06/17/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"How can you go wrong with an album that contains Hendrix alumnus Noel Redding, half of Led Zeppelin, session man Nicky Hopkins (who played with the Beatles, Stones, and the Who), and Jeff Beck? Answer: you can't. If any album could have benefited from extensive liner notes, it is this one. At times I could play spot the classic rock god fairly easily. But, I would like to have been able to read up on who played what on each track. Yet, what's important here is that you get very good classic rock tunes from a very talented bunch. Although I had never heard a Sutch album before, I was not disappointed. Sutch is not a great singer (he's no Jack Bruce), but his bluesy growl makes up for in attitude what it lacks in range. Listening to Sutch is a like hearing a cross between the Kinks and Led Zeppelin--a bit like Iggy and the Stooges circa 1968. In short, this album rocks hard. 40 minutes of thunderous blues. I particularly liked "Flashing Lights." If this album has a draw back, it's in musical repetititon. Most of the tracks are the same tempo and Sutch doesn't vary his delivery style much at all. Even so, Sutch and Heavy Friends have, if anything, lots of energy. You'll be playing this one again right after you hear it the first time."
A PLACE TO FIND OLD HEAVY FRIENDS
Nicholas Diaz | Cypress, CA USA | 05/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Any Jimmy Page fan who is starved for "new" material from the maestro will certainly want to purchase Lord Sutch and Heavy Friends. Page plays on seven tracks, and Produces this great album by Britian's once premiere musical mad-man. Lord Sutch is fondly remembered as the one who had the original idea of starting a University in London named after The Beatles. Many tabloids, and the BBC, in the UK payed tribute to the once reigning king of Pomp & Outrageousness back in August of 1999 when the Lord passed away leaving behind a legacy of fond remembrances. The album Heavy Friends includes not only Mr. Jimmy Page, but also Jeff Beck, John Bonham, Nicky Hopkins (keyboard extraordinaire), and the late great Noel Redding, respectively. I enjoyed this album when it originally was released back in 1970, and was thrilled to have purchased it again recently on Amazon.com at a reasonable price. Memories, musicianship, and a great set list make this a valuable musical statement for the 21st Century when one yearns for the good old days when the music spoke volumes to a generation in need of much light. Buy this CD, bypass the datedness of some of the sentiment, crank it up and Rock your brains out with the mad-happiness of Screaming Lord Sutch and Heavy, Heavy Friends."