Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Gods - "Genesis" 1968

The Gods were an English group founded in 1965. The original band members were Mick Taylor (later with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers), Brian Glascock and his brother John (later with Jethro Tull), future Uriah Heep keyboardist Ken Hensley, and Joe Konas. In 1966, The Gods opened for Cream at the Starlight Ballroom at Wimbley, London. A single (Come on down to my boat b/w Garbage man) was recorded in early 1966 for Polydor Records. In May, 1967, Taylor got a call from John Mayall who was looking for a guitar player to replace Peter Green. The band sought to revive their fortunes on the club/college circuit. They relocated to London and secured a residency at the Marquee. Greg Lake left in 1968 to join King Crimson. With Glascock backin the fold they released a couple of progressive albums and a few singles. The '68 album Genesis, is full of  heavy ploughing Hammond organ and distorted guitar riffs, and Ken Hensley's unique and rather dramatic vocals. After recording two albums Genesis, (1968) and  To Samuel a Son (1969) they signed with a new record company, and with the singer of Rebel Rousers and formed Toe Fat. Who also lasted for only two albums.

September 1968

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