Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Jerusalem s/t 1972

Jerusalem, a five piece from Britain only released one album. It came in 1972 on Derham records and  was produced by Ian Gillian of Deep Purple. Their only other release that decade was a 45 single of a tune not featured on the L.P. titled "Kamikazi Moth" and featured a song from the album "Frustration" as the B-side. After the band split up, three members formed the band Pussy, and released a single on Derham called "Feline Woman."
Ian Gillians thoughts about the band as well as working on the album: 
"This is the first album by Jerusalem. A band that excites me very much; they are rough, raw, and doomy, with their own strong identity. As they are young and a bit green, they don't follow many rules, so their material is almost crude - but still immensely powerful in content.
I believe that, whenever possible, the work of writers and players in their formative stages should be recorded; before inhibition and self consciousness set in, before fire and aggression die down and while they are still absorbing influences and doing thing that others might consider "uncool." Most important though before they develop that self imposed rigidity which effects so many. I hope none of these things happen to Jerusalem, we'll have to wait and see. This album is just in case. 
I hope you like it as much as I do. 

The album was remastered and re-released in 2009 with bonus tracks liner notes etc. and by 2012 the Pussy album was released as well. Both on Rockodrome records. After reforming,
they released an album of new material in 2009, and are still together to this day

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