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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tin House - Tin House (1971 us, excellent heavy blues rock)

Tin House was formed in 1969 by original members Floyd Radford - Guitar, Mike Logan - Drums and Jeff Cole - Lead Vocal and Bass. They were one of the first progressive rock bands to be signed to a major label out of the Central Florida area. Their debut album entitled Tin House was released on Epic Records in 1970. The album produced by Rick Derringer went on to win international acclaim.

The opening chords of "I Want Your Body," the opening track on Tin House, gives you a very good idea of what to expect from the rest of the album. The brash, energetic guitar might remind you of Edgar Winter Group, which would be entirely appropriate because guitarist Floyd Radford left this group to join that band just after this album was made.

Edgar Winter himself has a cameo, playing a one-finger organ solo, and his longtime compatriot, Rick Derringer, produced the album. Interesting as it may be to pick through influences, Tin House had their own sound, composed of blues and progressive hard rock with poppy harmony vocals. The progressive side comes to the fore with the slightly pompous duo of "Endamus Finallamus" and "Lady of the Silent Opera," which are redeemed by several catchy and inventive instrumental passages.

Tin House was a hot band with some good ideas, and though the players went on to greater success in other groups, this album is worth a listen.
by Richard Foss

1. I Want Your Body (F. Radford, M. Logan) - 1:45
2. 30 Weight Blues (F. Radford, M. Logan, J. Cole) - 2:19
3. Be Good and Be Kind (F. Radford, M. Logan, J. Cole) - 2:36
4. You've Gone Too Far (F. Radford, J. Cole) - 3:45
5. Silver Star (F. Radford, M. Logan) - 4:01
6. Personal Gain (F. Radford, M. Logan, J. Cole) - 4:25
7. Jezebel, Give Me Your Lovin' (J. Cole) - 2:41
8. Tomorrow (F. Radford) - 2:55
9. Endamus Finallamus (F. Radford, M. Logan, J. Cole) - 3:49
10.Lady of the Silent Opera (F. Radford, J. Cole) - 3:35

Tin House
*Floyd Radford - Guitar, Vocals
*Mike Logan - Drums, Vocals
*Jeff Cole - Bass, Vocals

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juan manuel muñoz said...

thanks marios, great album

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DanP said...

Nice post -- I'm familiar with this piece and I like it very much. The first few tracks always strike me as a bit too troglodytic, but then the album moves into intriguing intelligent heavy rock with psychedelic and progressive dimensions.

MIF said...

Thanks Marios, nice album. Floyd Radford has also played with the other brother

BÖCido said...

Good... tks for share !


JoeyFeelgood said...

this is a great album! wish i can still find a copy of this in vinyl. thanks marios!

DoKtor Alphonzo said...

thank you very much for this post - a new band for my ears!

Permanent Records said...

If anyone knows how to get in touch with anyone involved with Tin House, please drop me a line at lapermanent (at) gmail (dot) com
Permanent Records

eric said...

all 3 are on facebook

Unknown said...

Any chance of a re-upload...would love to have this!!

Marios said...


Unknown said...

What are Mike, Floyd and Jeff up to today, 2018?
I can still you guys on stage at the Winter Park Youth Center in 1970 & 1971! Great music and great memories!
Gary Johnson

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drjazzwb said...

I saw these guys in 1971 or ‘72 at an incredible outdoor concert somewhere in the Detroit area and they were superb. They did an outstanding rendition of Maurice Ravel’s Bolero that is still burned in my memory today.
I can’t remember all groups that played in this all day and night event but there were:
the original Allman Brothers Band, J. Giles Band, Edgar Winter & the White Trash, Johnny Winter, Rick Derr and so many more famous groups.
I bought the Tin House album the next day. I’m probably the only person in Michigan that has this album or who has even heard of this group.