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Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Heavy Rain - Heavy Rain (1973-74 uk, tight heavy psych rock, 2023 release)

Formed in Blackpool in the late 60s, Heavy Rain was a ”heavy progressive blues” band who shared stage with big names like Hawkwind, Pink Fairies or Caravan. In 1973, now reduced to a power-trio (Geoff Carter on lead guitar/vocals, Oggy Hargreaves on bass and Bernie Worsley on drums), they went to London and registered an album which was never released at the time but a few metal acetates were made. Only one copy is actually known of this monster rarity. Music is 100% underground psychedelic hard-rock with heavy distorted fuzz-wah guitars and delay/echo effects. Seven original songs plus a spaced out Pink Floyd cover. 

1. Emily - 4:32
2. Thrutch In "B" - 4:05
3. Lady Matilda - 2:59
4. Lost Woman (Chris Dreja, Jeff Beck, Jim McCarty, Keith Relf, Paul Samwell-Smith) - 5:26
5. Chord Song - 5:06
6. I Need You - 5:53
7. Rising Of The Tide / Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun ( / Roger Waters) - 8:11
8. Ship Of Sin - 4:42
9. Flying High - 4:38
10.Out In The Street - 5:05
All songs by Bernie Worsley, Geoff Carter , Graham Hargreaves, except where stated

Heavy Rain
*Bernie Worsley - Drums
*Geoff Carter - Lead Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica
*Graham Hargreaves - Bass