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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Coast Road Drive ‎- Delicious And Refreshing (1974 uk, marvelous rural southern rock, 2013 korean remaster)


A short lived British band strongly inspired by American rural southern rock bands. The album illustrates excellent examples of swamp and British rock backed up by nice electric guitar. 

Coast Road Drive s brief glimpse of success transpired with Delicious and Refreshing released on Decca s progressive arm, Deram, in 1974. The band itself boasted an impressive cast of musicians most of whom had already enjoyed a varied musical career in the late Sixties revealing a depth of musical prowess that had come together from psychedelic acts such as Methuselah, Distant Jim, Ray Owen s Moon, Quintessence and Judas Jump. Delicious and Refreshing finally receives its deserved retrospective re issue with analytical liners detailing the band s brief existence and the musical pedigree behind it. 

1. Sail Away (L. Nicol, S. Chapman, S. Krieger) - 3:35
2. Coal Black Night - 4:38
3. It's All So Easy - 5:02
4. Take My Time - 3:20
5. Jason - 3:33
6. This Time Around (Cox) - 4:26
7. Hard To Handle (Charlie Harrison) - 3:13
8. If You Ain't Got The Key (Cox) - 4:25
9. Keep On (Les Nicol) - 3:13
10.Over The Mountain - 4:55
All songs by Steve Krieger except where stated

Coast Road Drive
Craig Austin - Vocals
Steve Chapman - Drums, Vocals
Charlie Harrison - Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Les Nicol - Guitar, Vocals
Steve Krieger - Guitar, Vocals
Henry Lowther - Trumpet
Chris Mercer - Sax
Mick Weaver - Keyboards
Nicky Hopkins - Piano

Related Act
1970  Judas Jump - Scorch
1971  Ray Owen's Moon - Moon

This post is Dedicated to Laurent, 
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mscmichael said...

Never heard of them before. Thanks very much...

Anonymous said...

dear blog owner,
i have been looking for an album of hugh masekela titled "reconstruction" (1970) for a long time. Do you have this album and any chance to upload it?
Thank you very much.

Nitderock said...

Thank you very much, excellent as all your posts.

Hajul Ellah said...

This blog is amazing, it makes me so busy like a bricklayer in Beirut.

Anonymous said...

A nice sound. Thanks for the introduction!

kobilica said...

Something new to me.This is just what I like.Thank you...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post. Sounds like some mid to late-70's Grateful Dead sans Garcia from an alternate universe.

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Laurent said...

This album is a nice surprise for me, mellow like Southern Comfort, it supports the comparaison with the contemporary american bands. Thanks Marios for the discover.

juan manuel muñoz said...

muchas gracias, interesante disco.