BECK, BOGERT & APPICE
Beck, Bogert & Appice was a hard rock supergroup power trio formed by guitarist Jeff Beck after two previous incarnations of The Jeff Beck Group, and bassist Tim Bogert and drummer Carmine Appice who were both previously in Vanilla Fudge and Cactus.
1973 - "Beck, Bogert & Appice"
One of the great things about Jeff Beck is his utter unpredictability. It's also one of the most maddening things about him, too, since it's as likely to lead to flights of genius as it is to weird detours like Beck, Bogert & Appice. It's hard to tell what exactly attracted Beck to the rhythm section of Vanilla Fudge and Cactus -- perhaps he just wanted to rock really loud and really hard, beating Led Zeppelin at their own game. Whatever the motivation, the end result was the same -- a leaden album, with occasional interesting guitar work smothered by heavy riffs and rhythms that don't succeed on a visceral level. It's a loud, lumbering record that may be of interest for Beck archivists, provided they want to hear absolutely everything he did.
TRACKS: 01. Black Cat Woman 02. Lady 03. Oh, Love To You 04. Superstition 05. Sweet Sweet Surrender 06. Why Should I Care About You Now 07. Lose Myself With You 08. Livin' Alone 09. I'm So Proud
1973 - "Beck, Bogert & Appice Live"
The album although initially called Beck, Bogert & Appice Live was only issued in Japan and is also known as Live in Japan. The album is generally considered rare due to the fact of being only released in limited numbers in Japan. Live in Japan was the last released album by Beck, Bogert & Appice and their only live album. Within months of the album's release the band would dissolve after Jeff Beck suddenly decided to leave the band. On this album, Beck can be heard heavily using a Heil Talkbox, two years before the release of Peter Frampton's landmark album, Frampton Comes Alive. The album also contains renditions of songs originally recorded by the Jeff Beck Group, "Plynth", "Going Down," and "Morning Dew" and one Yardbirds number "Jeff's Boogie".
DISC 1: 01. Superstition 02. Lose Myself Without You 03. Jeff’s Boogie 04. Going Down 05. Boogie 06. Morning Dew
DISC 2: 01. Sweet Sweet Surrender 02. Livin’ Alone 03. I’m So Proud 04. Lady 05. Black Cat Moan 06. Why Should I Care 07. Plynth/Shotgun (Medley)
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