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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Shotgun LTD, USA

Shotgun LTD. - s/t. 1971 Prophesy

This title came up a couple of times recently while doing some research, and I found a copy over on Youtube to check out last night.

Shotgun LTD is one of those albums I passed over dozens of times in my crate digging years of the 80s and 90s. That looks to have been a mistake. Even though it's not a masterpiece, it's a fine example of North American hard rock, with blues and even a slight rural underpinning. The three track sequence on the first side starting with 'Against the Wall' is simply fantastic, and there's more than a nod to the Hammond organ / electric guitar based proto-prog sound here. Hard to imagine anyone who enjoys the latter genre not being impressed with 'Number Two'. After this, the album's momentum begins to slow considerably, and by side 2 there are couple of stinkers to endure in 'River of Hope' and 'Feelin' Bad'. All in all though, a fine discovery after all these years. Would make for a nice reissue, perhaps with some relevant bonus tracks to kick it up a notch.

Hilarious cover too, as the band and their "presumed" pregnant girlfriends are gearing up for a "shotgun wedding".

Priority: none (borderline 3)

2 comments:

Roaring Harm said...

https://www.discogs.com/SHOTGUN-LTD-Shotgun-Ltd/release/6140863

Tom said...

Thanks but O-Music is considered a pirate label.