martedì 22 aprile 2014

Jeronimo - Jeronimo (Second Battle) 1971

Jeronimo a heavy psych/hard rock band from Germany and their second album selftitled from 1971 from their short career. This is an excellent heavy psych album with hard rock arrangements dominated by Michael Koch guitar and impressive bass chops from Gunnar Schäfer. I really like it alot, is very enjoyble with plenty of memorable passages, all pieces has balls delivering top notch performance. For that period early '70 Jeronimo had some prolific live performance touring with Deep Purple or Golden Earring, being one of the most well known german band from that period. This selftitled album offers good hard rock riffing, excellent bass lines like on Silence of the night, simply excellent bass here and good vocal passages, very much fiting in the music offered. Quite lesser known today even all 3 albums were released on CD, this one comes in a very nice brown colored digipack issued by Second battle label in late '90's. Solid sound, good compositions from this trio, nice ideas, what else an album to have in your collection, I like what I've heared here a lot and because of that 4 stars easy, for sure their best album from the 3 released before disbanding in late 1972. They had a brief reunion in 2001 but gone unnoticed by larger public. Recommended a nice slice of heavy psych meets hard rock. Review by b_olariu

01.Sunday's Child 4:25
02.Shades 3:27
03.Reminiscenses 1:01
04.How I'd Love to Be Home 4:30
05.End of Our Time 4:08
06.Understanding 4:06
07.Silence of the Night 3:36
08.Hugudila 7:49
09.You Know I Do 5:29

Rainer Marz - guitar
Gunnar Schafer - bass, vocals
Manfred "Ringo" Funk - drums, percussion, vocals
Michael Koch - guitar, vocals

4 commenti:

Solidboy ha detto...

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adamus67 ha detto...

Hard Rock German group that formed in 1969 is one of those cult formations in the early seventies, in '69/'70 they had their first two hits "He Ya" and "Na Na Hey Hey". With these two chartbreakers, Jeronimo climbed to the number 1 position in almost all European countries. In 1970 Jeronimo and Steppenwolf toured successfully through Germany and in the same year Jeronimo partook in the legendary "Progressive Pop Festival" in Cologne. Following that, Jeronimo shared the headlines with such groups as Deep Purple and Golden Earring at various European open-air festivals. Jeronimo could be seen in numerous European television shows and in Germany they were on "Hits A Gogo", "Beatclub" and "Bananas". In 1970, Jeronimo, together with Creedence Clearwater, presented the album "Spirit Orgaszmus", which was a success throughout all of Europe. In 1971, Jeronimo's biggest stage-performance was in Lausanne for "UNICEF" and was televised worldwide.

This selftitled album (the second), the cover depicts the famous Apache chief is a real nugget. From the first track "Sunday's child" band delivers us a burst of furious rhythm (that chorus!). The hatchet unearthed. "Shades" is in the same vein, "Reminiscences" is a lament. Solos "How I'd love to be home" are huge, "End of our time" riffs sealed to the extreme is a bravura, "Understanding" is a bluesy as high quality, the bass line of "Silence of the night" you scalp on site, when the tribal "Hugudila" 8 minutes revolt rumbles ... Manitou!

Solidboy ha detto...

a great band, one of the best i prefer! Many thanks for your comment adam!

kobilica ha detto...

This is a killer gem...

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