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Tuesday, February 19, 2008
HOOKFOOT - Hookfoot

Hookfoot were Elton John's backing band in the seventies featuring the musical minds of Caleb Quaye, Ian Duck, Dave Glover and Roger Pope. They released four albums as a band (as far as I know) and they played a blend of blues and rock, quite often influenced by folk-rock artists of their time. This is their debut album featuring original songs as well as two covers, Stephen Stills' "Bluebird (a major hit for Buffalo Springfield)" and Neil Young's "Don't Let It Bring You Down". Both tracks are given a rockier edge. The album contains a few tracks to keep you interested (always according to my taste), namely the a-fore-mentioned and "Mystic Lady".

I bought this vinyl in 1996 in Leeds and, although it was supposed to be relatively rare, it was only priced for 50p, probably because the worn-out cover made the salesman think that the record was in bad condition too. Lucky bastard I was then!!! If you happen to be a retro freak, a record digger or a purist like me, try to find the original vinyl.

Rip is in 320 kbps. A few clicks and pops are present but nothing really to worry about.

Try it here and enjoy!
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  • At February 28, 2008 at 7:56 PM, Blogger Ratatoskyr

    Hello -

    Thanks for this post, but it looks like it has been taken down already.  
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  • At January 27, 2009 at 9:58 PM, Blogger Magpie

    I'm sorry that I didn't see your Hookfoot post in time, but it's nice to know that someone else likes the album. I bought a promo copy when it came out way back when, and somewhere lost it along the way. Their version of 'Don't Let It Bring You Down' alone is worth the cost of the LP.