Δευτέρα, 11 Μαρτίου 2013

Rocket 88 - Rocket 88 [1981]


This was the best record Alexis Korner had made since 1962, and featured a core membership of former acolytes-- Bob Hall, Jack Bruce, Ian Stewart Hal Singer & Charlie Watts amongst others playing blues & boogie-woogie live at the Rotation Club in Hanover and nobody involved ever sounded better, happier, or more relaxed. This was both Korner's and Stewart's final effort.

From liner note by Ian Stewart:

This album was recorded under less than ideal conditions at the Rotation Club in Hanover, West Germany – where the stage is  20 feet above the floor and most people watch from the sides. For some reason, the band was on fire that night, despite a  long bus ride and the odd hangover or two. Although acoustically the club left much to be desired, I feel we have achieved  one of the best live albums ever, with the sort of feeling that is never achieved in studios. Jack Bruce in particular  played his ass off; and by the time "Roll 'Em Pete" ended the set, his fingers were bleeding profusely from playing double  bass – something he has only rarely done in recent years. Although the album was recorded on 24 tracks, there are no  instrumental overdubs. Everything is as it was on that night...

                            Here they are playing live in 1979,you can get the vibe.


                                                              Enjoy!

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