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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sweathog 1971 Sweathog



Genre: Rock
Rate: 192 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:36:13
Size: 49,69 MB

United States


Biography by Bruce Eder

Sweathog was a San Francisco-based quartet whose sound was fairly far removed from the music normally associated with that city. They were a powerful ensemble instrumentally, keyboardist/singer Lenny Lee (aka Lenny Lee Goldsmith), guitarist/singer Bob Jones, bassist/singer Dave Johnson, and drummer Frosty (aka Barry Smith, aka Bartholomew Smith) all top players in their field. Frosty had played with Lee Michaels on his third and fourth albums, while Jones had played on Harvey Mandel's Cristo Redentor and Righteous in the late '60s, and Goldsmith was an ex-member of the Five Americans. They were not bad as singers, either, with Goldsmith handling the leads.

Their music was a mix of Southern-style soul, early-'70s funk, and blues, all wrapped around a virtuoso rock sound. The group was signed to Columbia Records at the time of that label's fixation on West Coast acts, under Clive Davis's regime. They were always looking for another Big Brother & the Holding Company, or something to take the place of that act on their roster.

The group's self-titled debut album passed mostly without a musical trace, without an AM radio hit to drive sales, though its cover image of bare buttocks was censored in various countries. In 1972, they seemed to hit paydirt with their single "Hallelujah," a driving piece of explosive Southern-fried rock & roll with a soul edge that was a killer showcase for all four players (especially Frosty). It got to number 33 on the national charts, but that relatively modest performance doesn't indicate how popular it was on the radio, where it got airplay closer to that of a Top 20 hit. The song got the album (also titled Hallelujah) into stores, at least, but it never sold in huge numbers, despite a respectable promotion effort and a lot of exposure for the band, touring behind Black Sabbath, among other top acts of the period. They broke up in 1973, and Goldsmith later played on Martha Reeves' first post-Motown solo album before joining Stoneground.



Tracklist:

01 - Nonbeliever 03:32

02 - All I Ever Do 03:16

03 - Still On The Road 02:17

04 - Burned 05:51

05 - Things Yet To Come 04:03

06 - Runneth Over 03:18

07 - You Just Took The Ride 04:46

08 - Lock Up My Body 03:05

09 - Layed Back By The River 03:09

10 - Hallelujah (Bonus) 02:56





Sweathog here:

Thanks Allisone for sharing this album!

Get it! (Whole album in 192 kbps - probably Vinyl-RIP)

Mirror (Whole album in 192 kbps - probably Vinyl-RIP)

Could find some tracks in 320 kbps, but not the whole album. Here the link for only the tracks in better quality (probably CD-RIP):

Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8 in 320 kbps


Mirror (320 kbps)

4 comments:

Back in Purple said...

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SouthernBluesRock said...

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Anonymous said...

I tried the downloads. All i get is some program not sweathog.

SouthernBluesRock said...

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