Sunday, June 17, 2007

Creative Rock

Creative Rock are a loud, brassy, bluesy rock group found on the early Brain label who are obviously influenced by early Chicago (Transit Authority). In fact, this is the type of music that makes me think of the Blues Brothers, although Creative Rock's vocalist is much more earthy and masculine than either brother. There are eight tracks on Gorilla, the band's debut album from 1972. Throughout, we are given a taste of American-styled brass rock in all its bluesy guises, from full-title boogie to more, tasteful, progressive movements such as on the set's longest track "Blind People" and its follow-up "The Word Between 6 and 8 a.m." Due to the wealth of great music to be found on the original Green Brain series, Creative Rock are often overlooked, after all their music is much less inventive and engaging than at least half the catalog. But it's pretty fun rock in its own right, and there is an occasional twist here and there to keep it interesting. Mike McLatchey Gnosis 2000

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Creative Rock - Gorilla (1972)

CreativeRock - Lady Pig (1974)


Yann said...

Here is the tracklist of Lady Pig :

A1 Lady Pig (5:06)
A2 Autumn And Winds (8:40)
A3 L Use To Use (3:37)
A4 Palm Beach Medium Finger (2:35)
B1 Evening Adventure (3:50)
B2 Black Woman (6:55)
B3 It's Alright (10:30)
B4 Strullsinfonie (0:10)

Anonymous said...

Dear Lisa,
Great thanks for this blog.

BTW, both archives of Creative Rock have passwords. Can you tell us these passwords ?
Thank you in advance.

micksguitar said...

thanx lisa for the amazing post. i appreciate it. thanx mick.

Anonymous said...

Holy frick!!!! Jaw dropping excitement!

Thank you SO VERY much!!!


fritz the cat said...

a very pleasant surprise! thanks