Saturday, September 27, 2008

Shadows of Knight - Gloria '69

"The Stones, Animals and Yardbirds took the Chicago Blues and gave it an English interpretation. We've taken the English version of the Blues and re-added a Chicago touch." The Shadows of Knight's self-description was fairly accurate. Although this mid-'60s garage band from the Windy City did not match the excellence of either their British or African-American idols, the teen energy of their recordings remains enjoyable, if not overwhelmingly original. The group took a tamer version of Them's classic "Gloria" into the American Top Ten in 1966.

Trying to strike gold again in 1969 here's a kewl reworking of the Van Morrison penned Gloria. I can't be 100% positive because i didn't play them back to back but this reworking kinda sounds like the same exact cut with some very heavy and distorted guitar overdubbed on to the track??? Which is A-OK w/ the devil. We happen to dig them Gee-tars 'round these parts of hell.

So have a lil' bit o' fuzz for breakfast:

p.s. i really am growing a wizard beard...

Shadows of Knight - Gloria '69


The RedBoy said...

G-O-R-I-L-A! Goooorila!

Duncanmusic said...

I used to own this before the big purge of 1993 (when I had to ditch over 150,00+ records in a don't want to know).
As I remember, it had a bit of the Iron Butterfly 'In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida' riff in it (or was it 'Sunshine of Your Love'?) I just downloaded it (thanks) and I'll give it a listen then come back and let you know.

lickthyshran said...

Could you please please reup this? !!! The link is there but the file seems defunct.

Devil Dick said...

hey lickthy! the file is working properly!!!