Sunday, June 28, 2009
been listening to their live alb, a latter day release of a 1971 show when john wetton was in the lineup (before going on to king crimson, u.k. -- with whom i saw him right after moving to texas in '78 -- and, um, asia). a proggy hard rock band with interesting vox (especially when wetton was on board to back up roger chapman), ace songcraft and no showboat soloing. two, count 'em, two gibson doublenecks (6- and 12-string, bass and gtr), which might explain why it sounds as though charlie whitney has borrowed jimmy page's gtr tone. too subtle for me to get when it was new and i was trying to play like leslie west and joe walsh, but in the fullness of time, it hits just right.