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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Estus - Estus (1973 us, raw hard rock, with Marc Bell from Dust and Ramones, 2010 Flawed Gems issue)

This excellent album by American hard rock band was released in 1973 by Columbia label, but unfortunately went completely unnoticed! The band name was associated only with a drummer Mark Bell (of US heavy rock legend Dust & then a future member of Ramones - as Marky Ramone) - which was a huge injustice! 

Estus music combined early 70's classic heavy, bluesy rock sound with storming, heavy guitar rifts, but also with nice and catchy melodies.

It often sounded very similar to Dust (understandably), but also to Led Zeppelin, Wishbone Ash and even early Lynyrd Skynyrd. This perfectly produced and beautifully sounded album will surely appeal to the most fans of ambitious heavy rock!

1.  90 M.P.H. (Tom Nicholas) - 4:27
2.  On The Wings (John Nicholas, Tom Nicholas) - 7:12
3.  McCloud (Tom Nicholas) - 2:28
4.  Goodbye (J. Nicholas, T. Nicholas) - 5:05
5.  Inside Out You Look The same (John Nicholas) - 5:29
6.  Sweet Children (J. Nicholas) - 6:14
7.  Truckin’ Man (J. Nicholas, T. Nicholas) - 4:06
8.  In The Morning (Harry Rumpf) - 4:35
9.  B.M.D. (J. Nicholas, T. Nicholas) - 5:09

*Tom Nicholas - Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
*John Nicholas - Bass, Vocals, Harp, Percussion
*Harry Rumpf - Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion
*Marc Bell - Drums

Related Act
1971-72  Dust - Hard Attack / Dust (2013 edition)

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