Friday, January 8, 2010
Spontaneous Combustion - Brainstorm - Spaceship - Monlith (Parts 1, 2 & 3)
Today we get some hard driving rock and roll with some psych and jazz tinges and some really kick ass guitar work. This band is way under rated IMHO. The songs are well written and performed to perfection. The band is tight as shit and the playing and production is crisp and clear. Why more people don't get on board with this group is beyond me...
Spontaneous Combustion were an English progressive rock power trio active in the 1970s. The band consisted of Gary Margetts on guitar and lead vocals, his brother Tristiam "Tris" Margetts on bass guitar, and drummer Tony Brock. Spontaneous Combustion released two albums, Spontaneous Combustion (1972) and Triad (1973), both produced by Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake, & Palmer. They disbanded after their second album and the Margetts brothers have gone almost unheard of since. However, Tony Brock has worked with Rod Stewart and been a member of the bands Strider and the Babys.
It's a shame Gary Margetts never resurfaced as his guitar playing and vocals are really excellent and as i said before way under rated. Anyone know if he has ever done anything else? Either way enjoy these 3 cuts from the 2nd album and 3 of my faves from Triad.
Spontaneous Combustion - Brainstorm
Spontaneous Combustion - Spaceship
Spontaneous Combustion - Monlith (Parts 1, 2 & 3)