Saturday, July 18, 2015

May Blitz - 1969-1971



British heavy rock power trio May Blitz was formed in 1969 by bassist Terry Poole and drummer Keith Baker, the rhythm section of the blues rock trio Bakerloo, both of whom left the group when guitar player Clem Clemson left to join Colosseum. Jamie Black joined the group on vocals and guitars but both Poole and Baker left this group before they recorded anything. Poole joined Vinegar Joe, and Baker joined Uriah Heep. Black then added fellow Canadian Reid Hudson on bass, and Tony Newman (Jeff Beck, The Hollies) on drums. After some time playing in pubs around the U.K. they signed with Vertigo and released their self titled album in 1970. They then recorded and released a second album in early 1971, but failed to see ant real success and disbanded before the year was over. Newman went on to join Three Man Army. I've picked three of the heaviest selections from both albums for this write up. But do look into the rest of their catalog if you get the chance. It's a bit lighter, but it makes for great stoner music.












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