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Women And Children First

Ancient Grease, Ancient Grease Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (8 Dec 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Angel Air
  • ASIN: B000Z6WZU2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 59,350 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3.0 out of 5 stars Grease history... 20 Feb 2008
Format:Audio CD
A short lived project, this is not the squalling effort of clueless stoners but the work of pedigree members of Wales's music 'Tafia', the core being future Racing Cars covers act Strawberry Dust. Penned largely by future Man drummer John Weathers, replete with the distinctive rasp of Graham 'Morty' Mortimer, it's a sub-Free period turn in meaty hard blues guitar-snarling rock from opener 'Freedom Train' to the concluding title track (with churning Hammond courtesy of Man's Phil Ryan) counterpointed by well-conceived melodies and even a singalong moment in the Lindisfarne-like 'Mystic Mountain'. Released in 1970 on Mercury, the band was to succumb to the familiar tale of bust-luck but find better fortune elsewhere in the world of Rhondda rock.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still shining on from 70s 1 Jun 2010
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The band started its life in the 60s as R&B outfit "Eyes of Blue", which even managed to issue a couple of OK but uninspiring LPs (after becoming professional in 1966).Back in 1968/69 the drummer/songwriter John Weathers saw another local outfit -"Strawberry Dust",and was impressed with their rough energy. Thus the "Dust", which lacked their own original material, was supplied with the songs mainly written by John Weathers and Graham Williams (credited as Stevens) plus one song co-written with "Eyes Of Blue" singer - Gary Pickford-Hopkins (later with "Cold Turkey" and THE VOICE on Rick Wakeman's Journey to the Centre of the Earth. The band, baptized "Ancient Grease", recorded this debut (and last one) album in 1970 for Mercury. "Ancient Grease" played powerful hard-rock fortified with a strong dose of prog- and psychedelia, very much alike "King Crimson" and "Procol Harum". Although the band had talent and potential, it was dropped by the label to re-emerge in 1977 as "Racing Cars" and even to make it into the charts. But the first album is a real cornerstone of superb classic rock which really deserves a much better place and destiny.
It was issued previously by "Repertoire", but this superb re-issue is on "Angel Air" and it's worth every penny
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5.0 out of 5 stars Underrated 9 Jan 2014
By Michael
Format:Audio CD
Around 1970 there must have been hundreds of bands churning out generic bluesy hard rock. Some were original, but plenty of them were just boring, repeating the same formula at louder and louder volumes. I actually feared that might be the case here, but the other reviewers were right - this is a great album of varied styles. There is some bluesy stuff, which is great too, but there are also folk, psych and prog inluences that make it a more interesting listen than expected. Although progressive purists may not find it progressive enough for their taste, if you like classic folk-psych-prog rock of that period, then this is an album worth picking up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Prog, Psych & Power Rock 7 Aug 2008
By Golovanov Alexey - Published on Amazon.com
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Exceptional album of an experienced band combining powerful rock with prog & psycho, near to "King Crimson", "Procol Harum" etc. Foot-stomping anthems, guitar riffs, organ-driven psychedelic ballads - it's there. "Ancient Grease" are not unknowns - they started their life as a Welsh R&B band "Eyes of Blue" which had a couple of successful albums and as vocalist had Gary Pickford -Hopkins (later "Wild Turkey" and THE VOICE on Rick Wakeman's "Journey to the Earth")."Eyes of Blue" became "Strawberry Dust" and, finally, "Ancient Grease" (when they got signed by Mercury). The album didn't get enough support from brainless execs of the label - usual story - although it had a huge potential. The reminders of the band emerged in 77 as "Racing Cars" and even made it into British charts, but I am impressed with that one, from 1970. Re-released by "Angel Air" which has a motto "Where The Artist Has A Voice" - how very true! The voice of "Ancient Grease" got second breath with this CD
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 1970 Hard Rock Like Led Zeppelin Without Inhibitions! 4 Mar 2008
By HershonJones - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is one of the best hard rock albums I've ever heard. Ancient Grease plays like there is no tomorrow and sounds like Led Zeppelin without inhibitions circa 1970. The lead guitarist, Graham Williams, sounds like Jimmy Page on overdrive. The lead singer, Graham Mortimer (Morty)is excellent and later was the main man in the group Racing Cars. On Freedom Train, Morty at the end of the song, does the best Paul McCartney imitation I ever heard. Buy this.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ancient Grease - 'Women And Children First' (Angel Air) 10 July 2009
By Mike Reed - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Band's sole album, originally came out in 1970. This four piece, coming from Welsh, UK may just be another one of those 'better '70's lp's that you've never heard'. Tracks that (sort of) threw me for a loop were "Freedom Train", the foot-stomping "Don't Wait", the semi-Zeppelin like "Eagle Song", the well-played acoustic "Time To Die" and the title cut "Women And Children First". Personnel: Morty Mortimer-vocals, Graham Williams-guitar, Jack Bass-bass guitar and Dick Ferndale-drums. Mortimer and Williams had notably formed the band - Racing Cars several years later. Recommended for fans of Free, Uriah Heep, early Zeppelin and maybe Humble Pie
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3.0 out of 5 stars Lets Clear Something Up 20 Feb 2012
By Rocky G - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
There are two vocalists on this album Gary Pickford Hopkins sings the slower material. Somebody else whose name i cant remember sings the harder stuff. The album is ok but none of the songs seem to stick with me i have given this album numerous listens. For anyone intrested in early 1970's Obscure Hard Rock should give this a listen anyway we all like something different.
5.0 out of 5 stars Underrated 9 Jan 2014
By Michael - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Around 1970 there must have been hundreds of bands churning out generic bluesy hard rock. Some were original, but plenty of them were just boring, repeating the same formula at louder and louder volumes. I actually feared that might be the case here, but the other reviewers were right - this is a great album of varied styles. There is some bluesy stuff, which is great too, but there are also folk, psych and prog inluences that make it a more interesting listen than expected. Although progressive purists may not find it progressive enough for their taste, if you like classic folk-psych-prog rock of that period, then this is an album worth picking up.
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