Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wizzard - Wizzard Brew (1973)

Wizzard Brew
Progressive / Glam / Jazz Rock

Album review:

Wizzard Brew is the first album by glam rock group Wizzard, released in March 1973. In the US it was released by United Artists Records as 'Wizzard's Brew' (with adifferent cover photo) and failed to chart.

In approach, the album was much more experimental than the group's hit singles, with elements of hard rock (an approach Wood's previous band The Move had explored on their 1970 album 'Looking On'), and improvisation, especially on the lengthy 'Meet Me At The Jailhouse'. Wood frequently used ring modulation to give the instruments a harsh, distorted sound, and the album may represent an early foray into recording technique that would eventually be called lo-fi. Critical and popular reaction was mixed.


1 comment:

ROT FASTER said...

god bless you. roy wood is a genius.

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