Sunday, October 8, 2017

Mogul Thrash - Mogul Thrash (1970 uk, stunning heavy prog jazz brass rock, 2011 extra tracks reissue)



Recorded in July 1970, but released in January 1971, this very energetic, inventive but still underrated LP was a brainchild of James Lithefiand - formerly vocalist & guitarist of Colosseum. Other important musicians in die band were trumpeter Michael Rosen (ex-Eclection) and die young bass p t ay er J oh n We 11 o n. 

This excellent album is very much in the style of the first two Colosseum records bid: a bit more faster; intensive, hard-rocking and brassier, but with no keyboards. It contains songs mostly dominated by heavy and sometimes furious guitar solos, groovy and tasteful brass improvisations, truly amazing bass parts and very solid drumming. In t he Summer of 1971 John Wetton got an invitation from Family and as a. result the band broke up.
Tracks
1. Something Sad - 7:36
2. Elegy - 9:36
3. Dreams of Glass and Sand - 5:09
4. Going North, Going West - 12:01
5. St. Peter - 3:39
6. What's This I Hear - 7:13
7. Sleeping in the Kitchen - 2:45
8. St Peter - 3:41
9. Sleeping in the Kitchen - 3:38
10.St Peter - 3:09
11.I Can't Live Without You - 7:34
12.Fuzzbox - 3:36
13.Conscience - 5:48
Tracks 7-8 Uk mono single
Tracks 9-13 1971 BBC Sessions

Mogul Thrash
*James Litherland - Guitar, Vocal
*John Wetton - Bass, Guitar, Vocal
*Bill Harrison - Drums
*Malcolm Duncan - Tenor Saxophone
*Michael Rosen - Trumpet, Mellophone, Guitar
*Roger Ball - Alto, Baritone, Saprano Saxophones
Guest Musician
*Brian Auger - Piano (at St. Peter)

Related Act
1968  Eclection - Eclection (2011 remaster and expanded) 

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