We'd like to thank everyone for preventing us of dead links. For the moment, we are note able to re-up them.

Feel free to keep on preventing us of those dead links. We will update them when we (I and Jeb-E-Diah) have more time to (understand : from september). Some of them will be partially or completely repacked considering albums which would have been issued thereafter and surely with new and improved artworks.

Stay tuned !

Wednesday, October 1, 2008



Bloodrock was a Fort Worth, Texas-based (hard) rock & roll band in the 1970s.
The band was discovered by Grand Funk Railroad record producer Terry Knight and signed to Capitol Records. Knight produced the first three, and most popular, Bloodrock albums.
Bloodrock was best known for the song "D.O.A." (Dead On Arrival), about the victim of a gory airplane crash which became their only hit single, reaching #36 on the music charts in January 1971. They were only marginally popular in the United States and were essentially a cult band, but reportedly became a favorite among troops in Vietnam.
The early albums featured a heavy metal sound reminiscent of other hard rock bands at the time, such as Grand Funk Railroad and Black Sabbath. The lyrics were unusually cynical for the time, exploring such themes as alienation and revenge, which would later be found in abundance in the punk rock scene, but seemed out of place in the post-Woodstock period of the early 1970s. Before the late 1972 album Passage, their original lead vocalist (Jim Rutledge) and lead guitarist (Lee Pickens) had left and were replaced by vocalist Warren Ham (a born-again Christian who would later perform with Kerry Livgren's Christian rock band A.D. in the 1980s). Bloodrock took a major turn away from hard rock on the last two albums, turning toward progressive rock, pop, and jazz, reminiscent of such artists as Jethro Tull, Todd Rundgren, and Traffic. During live performances in the Warren Ham era, the band often refused to play their earlier songs with morbid or cynical themes such as "D.O.A.". Interestingly, though, the lyrics on the later albums often had leftist or even Marxist themes on songs.

D.O.A. (Live)


kingpossum said...

Astute choice for the Baistophe treatment! An under-appreciated band from the time.


I'm working on the Herman Brood thing. It's feeling like it will work better non-chronological; that's been done already, and Brood's middle-to-late period is less explored.

S.F.P. said...

First, thanks for the comment. Bloodrock was indeed a good band that too many people have now forgotten...

Second, Brood is YOUR compilation, do whatever you have to complete it! ;)

S.F.P. said...

Bu the way, did you see my back cover for Brood? Here it is:

Tell me what you think... ;)

kingpossum said...

Perfect! That art comes from around the same period of Brood's music I'm concentrating on.

Great call on the front and back cover art, the package really captures the spirit of the artist.

You are magic,

S.F.P. said...

Thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks, recently I heard an Anerican 70s band called BANG whosound like BlackSabbath.
Want more bands like that,from the 70s.

Ayah Gagöhn said...

Be sure all your dreams will be fullfilled ;)