"Although this is a relatively unknown effort it is one of the band's best from the 1970's. Hard rocking songs like the opening "Shot in the Head"and a strong cover of Howlin' Wolf's "Howlin For My Darlin'" set a hard rock tone. Quieter and more reflective bluesy numbers like "Love Me Please" round out another very solid if ignored effort from the band. Kim Simmonds is in fine form and remains one of the great blues guitarists of all times and sadlyalso remains virtually ignored."
Simmonds Best Guitar Work...
"The Woj" | Downers Grove, IL | 08/19/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My first Savoy Brown album, purchased back in 1973 on good ol' vinyl. I finally got my hands on the cd and it was well worth the wait. The sound is great, escpecially without the clicks & pops. Overall the songs are pretty standard British Blues in the John Mayall tradition. One of the reasons this is my favorite post "defection to Foghat" album is Simmonds electric guitar work. In fact his playing on this album reflects and is inspired by the great trio of guitarists from John Mayall's early days. Simmonds playing is very Clapton-esque on the track "I Hate To See You Go", superlatively "Greenish" on songs like "Second Try" and remarkably "Taylored" on the song "I Can't Find You". Let's not forget to mention the great Chuck Berry/Keith Richards inspired riff-fest "Denim Demon". Another thing that makes this a great album is the presence of longtime sideman extraordinaire Paul Raymond (UFO). While Raymond's rhythm guitar work is not on par with Lonesome Dave's, his keyboard playing provides an excellent backdrop to Simmonds guitar. Lastly, Dave Walker sounds like he's singing on a bar stool with a bottle in one hand and the microphone in the other; he can sing the blues. I love this record. I guarantee any fan of "White Boy British Blues" will savor this Savoy release as much as I do. Now all you have to do is find it."
"LION'S SHARE" - Savoy Brown
"The Woj" | 10/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Shot in the Head," the slide guitar showcase that opens this solid set, became a staple of this veteran English band's live act. In his only full-time stint as singer for demanding bandleader Kim Simmonds, Dave Walker (of Fleetwood Mac's "Penguin" LP) proves a serviceable successor to Chris Youlden. Besides their own tunes, the lads cover Howlin' Wolf's "Howling For My Darling" and Little Walter's "I Hate To See You Go"."
Very ,Very Good Album
Nothintosay | usa | 12/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great , overlooked Savoy Brown album . Shot in the Head,Denim Demon,I'm Tired and Second Try are top notch Savoy Brown tunes.Its got a nice combination of blues and rock with Kim Simmonds cranking out some excellent slide guitar. . I've seen this album on Amazon going anywhere from 49 - 100 $. I managed to pick up a Russian import for 12.99 $ on ebay. Shop around .If you can find it, pick this one up - its packed with goodies."