Жанр: Hard rock / Psychedelia Страна: USA Год издания: 1971 Аудиокодек: MP3 Тип рипа: tracks Битрейт аудио: 320 kbps Продолжительность: 00:25:47
01 - Plea From The Soul [00:05:29] 02 - Uncle Jerry [00:04:32] 03 - Whiskey Took My Woman [00:05:37] 04 - Rock And Roll Man [00:02:57] 05 - Red Thumb [00:04:22] 06 - Overdrive [00:02:48]
This band formed in Marshalltown, Iowa in 1969 playing a form of hard-edged, drug-induced rock'n'roll. Their album was recorded in a basement studio in 1971 and just 50 copies were pressed on the Dragon label. In 1972 they recorded some rough cuts for what was to be their second album, Meathook. Sadly the band fell apart before the album was completed but two of these previously unreleased tracks, Breakdown and Cat Black Claw, can now be heard on the Rockadelic retrospective album — which is not a straightforward reissue of Overdrive, as it omits some of the original material. Overdrive features some pretty fine and varied guitar work. The opening cut, Plea From The Soul, has lots of fuzz and mouth harp; Uncle Jerry and Rock n Roll Man feature breckneck guitar work whilst by contrast Whiskey Had My Woman is slower and bluesy. Recommended.
Phafner's 1971 album, Overdrive, is the stuff of record collecting legend. Rumor has it that only fifty copies were pressed. This seems a little suspect, but either way, it has fetched as much as three grand on eBay. Overdrive is a pretty fucked up druggy listen, it's raw, it's sloppy, it's full of vigor and spirit. The opening song "Plea From The Soul" is pure doomy bliss, but then the record trails off into some neanderthal blues rock.
Bass – James Robert Shultz Drums – Steve E. Gustafson Guitar, Vocals – Dale Shultz Lead Guitar – Steve Ellison Smith Vocals, Harmonica – Gregory Smith