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Monday, June 18, 2007
Armageddon - "Armageddon"

Armageddon were formed in 1974 by ex-Yardbirds singer Keith Relf, drummer Bobby Caldwell from Captain Beyond (see previous post), bassist Louis Cennamo and guitarist Martin Pugh from Steamhammer. Their one and only album for A & M Records saw light of day later the same year. None would actually expect from Keith Relf to front a band as such, since Armageddon's sound hasn't got the least connection with the music of the Yardbirds (except Relf's harmonica). The band plays a distinctive kind of progressive hard rock that contains elements of jazz, blues and even classical music (hard to trace but still there). The opening track, "Buzzard", is full of heavy wah wah guitar riffs and excellent drumming. Double guitar harmonies are to be found, too. The album's B side is more of a concept. Some memorable tracks are "Buzzard", "Silver Tightrope (absolutely great - reminds me of Steamhammer)" and "Basking in The White Of The Midnight Sun".

Note that this is a vinyl rip and therefore adjust your equalizer.

Oh, due to a couple of requests I received via e-mail, the vinyl is not for sale (for sentimental reasons - if I become poorer I'll let you know). Go have a look in a record shop and buy it.
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