Beck, Bogert & Appice
Epic KE 32140
Format: 1LP 180g 33rpm / standard sleeve
Manufacturer: Speakers Corner
Original label: Epic
Release Date: 2012-10-22
Status: in stock
"Beck, Bogert & Appice" - Jeff Beck (g, voc); Jimmy Greenspoon (p); Duane Hitchings (keyb, mel, p); Tim Bogert (b); Carmine Appice (dr, voc); Danny Hutton (background-voc)
On the whole, the supergroups of the Seventies didn’t last very long, but for that – all the more notably. This certainly applies to the Anglo-American trio made up of the extremely talented though narcissistic guitarist Jeff Beck, the bass-player Tim Bogert, and the drummer Carmine Appice. As early as 1970, the British Beck wanted to engage the two American musicians for a joint project. This plan however had to be postponed for two years because the speed-mad Beck had had a serious car accident and needed time to recover. 1973 saw the release of the trio’s first and only studio album, which not only demonstrated Beck’s powerful-hectic style of guitar playing but also allowed his musical companions to show off their prowess. The trio applied their musical talents to all facets of rock ’n’ roll, right from the bluesy first number ("Black Cat Moan"), via the agile rock sound of "Lady", ending up with the moans of a vocal love ballad ("Oh To Love You"), followed by a really convincing gospel song ("Sweet And Surrender") and the super funky beat of "Lose Myself With You".
The trio seemed to lust for more – but this was not to be. For the very next year, during the intense preparations for their next studio album, the moody Jeff Beck dissolved the group on the spur of the moment.
This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head. All royalties and mechanical rights have been paid.
Recording: 1973 by Baker Bigsby and Gray Starr
Production: Don Nix and The Boys