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Rare and obscure music from all sorts of neet-o genres that i like. Garage rock, psychedelic, hard rock, metal, punk. What ever dude.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Bang - Bang (1972)

Formed in 1970, this band from Philadelphia rocked just as hard as Black Sabbath was over in England or as Blue Cheer did over in in San Francisco. Ok so perhaps they were a bit more neanderthal but you've got to give these boys some credit for jumping on the heavy-as-hell chromatic blues riff band wagon sooner than most every one else. Just listen to the opening riffs to "Future Shock" or "Lions, Christians" for prime examples of late 60's/early 70's slabs of mutant proto-metal beef. Frank Gilcken plays his guitar like it was a rhythm instrument, hammering out palm mutes between enormous two note riffs. Frank Ferrara on bass in nearly in audable, so I can only asume he's playing the exact same dumb-as-bricks chord progression as the other Frank. Ferrara voice is a bit higher in regester, often sounding a bit like Robert Plant and Ozzy Osbourn.

And much like thouse two obvious influence, Bang has a few numbers where they take things down a notch or two. "Last Will and Testament" sounds alot like one of thous folky-er numbers that Tony Iommi seemed to love to put on most every Sabbath album.

All in all you'd be hard pressed to find anything that falls so squarly into the proto-metal genere that is not one of the above mentioned bands. Bang is severaly overrated, and this album shows it. If anyone has heard any of there other albums let me know. The bands website, lists one album before this one that's labled as unrealesd. Boy would I like to get my grubby paws on that! It also mentions them haveing reformed!

- overview by Denez


  1. Lions, Christians
  2. The Queen
  3. Last Will
  4. Come With Me
  5. Our Home
  6. Future Shock
  7. Questions
  8. Redman
128 kbps, ripped from vinyl


At 1:24 AM, Blogger Carl said...

I totally have a copy of that on vinyl. I only listened to it once, it was a bit dismal as I recall

At 1:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 3:39 AM, Anonymous Peter said...

Man, i have been looking for this one for ages... Somehow I can't download it? Is anything wrong? Rapidshare says the file wasn't found. Anyway, thanks for posting. i will return from time to time to check if it's already been fixed. Anyway, sorry, can help you with your "wishlist". The closest record i have to all this proto-metal is Buffalo's "Volcanic Rock" from 1973... Sorry about that. By the way, if you happened to get your hands on any Pentagram album, especially "Human Hurricane" or any other that's got "forever My Queen", colud you post it? Thanks a lot.

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I think that the music was so cool in the 70's, In my opinion the people like this album because the Black Sabbath was over in England or as Blue Cheer did over in in San Francisco.22dd

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