Bolder Damn - Mourning (Rare Hardrock US 1971)

Rabu, 10 Oktober 2012

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This outfit formed in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in the Summer of 1969. They played a sort of heavy rock music in the Black Sabbath/Alice Cooper vein and had a spectacular live show, opening for many 'big name' acts. The above album was recorded in just four hours and pressed in limited quantities for distribution to local fans. Just when major labels were beginning to show an interest John Anderson and Ron Reffett were drafted leading to the band's demise.

Rock On and Breakthrough have a great beat and driving guitar, whilst Dead Meat which takes up most of Side Two shows they were willing to experiment. It's very heavy, quite imaginative and espoused the revolutionary lyrics which were common from bands in this era. The final cut BRTCD featured some fine fuzz guitar work.

In a early stage had Bolder Damn a mad and theatrical liveshow that got a reaction in those days cause neither Alice Cooper or Ozzy Osbourne had turned up, the band reached a good fanbase cause of their liveshow. On the cause the fans wanted an album so the band went into the studio in the summer of 72 recorded Mourning in just 4 hours (!!!) with hardly no overdubs. Now over 30 years after, I am still amazed over the powerhouse soundpicture that this album has. The pre-creation of the cd is different to the repressed vinyl, here Rockadelic were trying to find the analog mastertapes, they were gone completely but guitarist Glen Eaton saved the situation by his personal tapecollection along with the support from the rest of the lineup. 

The sound have been mentioned,  the album is also very dynamic and have a groove that still beats the shit of a lot of releases that is coming out today, Mourning is a combination of Blue Cheer,The Stooges, MC5 and the early Sabs ,a mighty asskicking tripping release. The haunting doompower of Dead Meat, a mindblowing killer track, the moving boogie feel of Got That Feeling and the larming Monday Mourning is just some of the excitement here on this very special disc. Bolder Damn could have been huge, negotiations with a couple of labels had just started but frontman John Anderson and bassist Ron Reflett got drafted into the US Army at the time and that brutally interrupted the bands following plans to make a proper release and spreading the name outside the state. 

Bolder Damn have reached fame in recent years cause of the newpresses by Rockadelic and Void and the bandmembers are still alive so they should get together and do what Josefus and Bang are doing now. Mourning is a mighty testament over one of the most essential powerhouse albums from the early 1970s. A sure investment for your collection.

01. B.R.T.C.D. 2:55 
02. Got That Feeling 3:28 
03. Monday Mourning 3:05 
04. Rock On 4:11 
05. Find A Way 4:39 
06. Breakthrough 3:23 
07. Dead Meat 15:55 

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