At The Gallop is a rare, little-heard classic in the pub/fried rock n' roll/proto-punk terrain. RIYL: Teenage Head, Flamingo-era Flamin' Groovies, Mott The Hoople, '70s Rolling Stones, pre-punk American street rock, and the Bonehead Crunchers series.
Self-released in 1975 by the Drumcondra, Dublin-based Cromwell, At The Gallop is a blistering, heavy, loud n' lascivious ten-track offering (thirteen in this expanded edition) of proto-metal infused street rock n' roll from a time when Ireland was still under the sway of conservative showbands, quasi-religious, sentimental pop pap and traditional Irish music.
Despite their cultural struggles, Cromwell crafted a creative and compact catalog - five fuzzed n' ferocious 45s and this foot-long - led by co-vocalist/bassist Michael Kiely's come-hither coo and fey Jagger pose n' preen, the in-the-pocket drumming of Derek Dawson and minor-guitar hero moves of Patrick Brady, exercising taste, talent and towering mountains of fuzz n' fury as comfortably as greasy '70s raunch and rural modes.
Includes three bonus tracks from the group's rare singles; Includes an insert featuring rare photos and in-depth liner notes . - Got Kinda Lost Records present an expanded, first-time reissue of Cromwell's At The Gallop, originally released in 1975.- The Dublin-based Cromwell self-released At The Gallop, a blistering, heavy, loud n' lascivious ten-track offering of proto-metal infused street rock n' roll, in 1975.-
Includes three bonus tracks, rare photos and in-depth liner notes by Jeremy Cargill.- LP version includes a download code.- "Emerging from the giant shadow cast by the greatness of Thin Lizzy, this obscure band with a venomous guitar attack, and dual vocalists that kick ass and take names, puts the 'ire' in Ireland and delivers with a sound that's not for the squeamish" --Rich Haupt (Rockadelic Records, The Acid Archives)