Tuesday, August 23, 2011


The now legendary Bang started forty two years ago this month in Philadelphia, PA and since then not many have put out a record as good as their self-titled debut. I could go on about how they moved to Florida, opened up for (and supposedly blew away) their heroes, Black Sabbath...but instead here's a great link for those who want to dig deeper.
I will say that this "debut" is actually the second album Bang recorded and was all written within 2 weeks while their producer was away on vacation. Their first album, "Death of a Country" was a concept album shelved by Columbia out of the fear that people "wouldn't get it". For some reason Columbia assumed that everyone would "get" Mahavishnu Orchestra's debut, "Inner Mounting Flame", released that same year. Go figure.

Future Shock


  1. Pretty great band.

    Maybe Columbia figured that fusion was the next big thing. If so, they were nowhere near correct (soft rock crafted by singer/songwriters from southern California was the next big thing).

  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvK1SyUVae8