MonkeyManJan 26, Location: hunter valley. Roisin DubhJan 27, Location: Finland. I assume this is a later version than the original pressing, what with IFPI codes and stuff.
I wouldn't call it "sonic sludge". JuhaSJan 27, The Gr. Location: Sioux Falls, SD. JuhaSJan 28, Late to this dialog Not sure who mastered it, but bless him! It's been my go-to pressing for People - Tommy Bolin - Teaser (Vinyl long time, and I've been through a stack of them.
Dreamer still gives me shivers every time I hear it playing it now I grew up with the vinyl, it sounds right for me, still have vivid memories of the first time I heard it when it came out. My needledrop is all I need.
Location: WNY. Anyone heard the Japan blu-spec? Tommy Bolin, or Tom as he preferred to be called then, was influenced by Elvis. He started off playing drums but soon switched to guitar and keyboards. At the age of 13 Tom was playing guitar in the garage band The Miserlous. Tom was using a Mosrite surf guitar at this time.
At some point Denny was fired and George Larvick, Jr. George changed the name of the band to A Patch of Blue after seeing a Sidney Poitier film of the same name. George Sr. In a 2-CD set was released. Tom was eventually fired from A Patch of Blue for turning up his guitar too loud to upstage the other band members.
Tom was recruited to play in the Sioux Falls band The Chateaux as mainly a keyboardist and second guitar player to John Bartle. One night in December Tom took off with a friend to move to Denver to stay with former bandmate Brad Miller. I got a call from Ellison to fill in, boy was Bob pissed, People - Tommy Bolin - Teaser (Vinyl. Tom asked if he could sit in.
It is also about this time that Tom went back to being called Tommy. The two moved to Boulder and formed Ethereal Zephyr. Candy and David were in Brown Sugar. James Infirmary. This is also about the time Tommy met Album) Drumm who worked at a recordstore and helped Tommy buy a reel to reel tape recording deck so Tommy could record his demos. Their second LP was produced by the legendary Eddie Kramer. In mid the band reunited for several concerts.
Bolin and Berge left Zephyr in May to form Energy, a jazz-rock fusion band. This band was not able secure a record deal, and while they did not release an LP while they were together several CDs have been released of their musical efforts. Teaser is an impressive display of the guitarist's prowess and range, and is a natural progression from the previous Bolin -dominated James Gang albums Bang and Miamiand his work with drummer Billy Cobham.
In addition to his prowess as a guitarist, this track also showcases his considerable ability as a vocalist. On "Homeward Strut," the first of two instrumentals here, Bolin 's guitar takes center stage, centering on funky jazz-rock fusion. Both his rhythm playing and his lead work single-string and slide are paint peelers. Bolin was always equally adept at subtleties, as the ballads "Dreamer" and the Latin-tinged "Savannah Woman" with percussion from Phil Collins attest.
That said, the album might have been better served had they not been sequenced back to back. The latter features Bolin showcasing the influence of Wes Montgomery 's late style, as well giving a passing nod to Peter Greenyet with utterly original phrasing.
The title track returns the '70s boogie back to prominence, with its easy stroll countered by tasty fills and playful, sexy signing. Saxophonist David Sanborn and keyboardist Jan Hammer also play People - Tommy Bolin - Teaser (Vinyl roles in this standout.
Those three also Album) head to head with Bolin on the scorching jazz-rock instrumental "Marching Powder," which also includes drummer Narada Michael Walden.
The other instrumental here, "Homeward Strut," focuses on People harder-edged funky side of jazz-rock fusion. The set closes with two power ballads central to Bolin 's legend, "Wild Dogs" and "Lotus. In and-a-half minutes, Teaser is as near a rock classic as exists.
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