Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Red Dirt - s/t 1970

Red Dirt was formed in East Yorkshire, England in 1968. In 1970, they released an album on Fontana records and the record sold very poorly (I think only around 100 copies). Suffice to say, they never did another after this one. I've seen it described as a "hard folk", which I think is fairly accurate. And although it does have a lot of quieter moments, it does have a lot of heavier blues moments and there are a few real killer heavy numbers on it as well. "Death Letter" is one, as well as "Brain Worker" which has great slow paced, heavy riff work. The vocals fit well with it. Raspy, powerful, gusto!

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