In the twinkling universe of virtuoso electric guitarists that followed in the wake of the genres progenitor Jimi Hendrix, perhaps one of the most deserving of renewed recognition is Floyd Radford of the band Tin House, a little known three piece that signed briefly to CBS records in 1970 and released one highly prized album a year later.
The overdriven, fluid guitar workheavy on the wah-wah pedalis brought to the fore by a beefy full production." Richard Allen, Shindig! MagazineTin House were so goodtheir music was a hard-rocking onslaught of lust, chops and powerhouse riffs that gripped like an alligator bitethey were signed to Epic Records out of high school. They were respected by Leslie West and Johnny and Edgar Winter. Their album (released in 1971) was produced by Rick Derringer. But like other almost famous bands, Tin House fell away into unjust obscurity. Tin House's focus was on heavy rock like the sex-fueled opener, I Want Your Body,' and standout track Be Good and Be Kind, with a catchy up-and-down, down-and-up riff played adeptly by guitar prodigy Floyd Radford, and a driving monster beat laid down by drummer Mike Logan; the song tears in as a fast as a Florida hurricane and sweeps the listener up into its vortex for two-and-a-half minutes of energized bliss. Yet the album also showed diversity: Radfords melancholy ballad Tomorrow; the jivin honky tonk of 30 Weight Blues (a tribute to the bands 1962 Ford Econoline van); Lady of the Silent Opera, which featured orchestration by seasoned studio musicians from New York Citys Local 802 Union to underscore its positive message of look to the heavensmile to the blue sky.
This Lion Productions reissue includes everything Tin House recorded for Epic, including two previously unreleased tracks and the elusive (and unique) single versions of 'I Want Your Body' and 'Be Good and Be Kind'all taken directly from 24-bit/96kHz master tape transfers. Four panel insert has liner notes by Doug Sheppard (Ugly Things) and photos from the archive of drummer Mike Logan. Lean, fluid, tight, and the best hard rock album from the USA you probably never heard of (until now)!All tracks taken from the master tapes!
Comes with 16-page color booklet w/liner notes by Doug Sheppard (Ugly Things) and photos from the archive of drummer Mike LoganLicensed from Sony Music Entertainment
|1||I Want Your Body||1:46|
|2||30 Weight Blues||2:22|
|3||Be Good And Be Kind||3:41|
|4||You've Gone Too Far||3:46|
|7||Jezebel Give Me Your Lovin'||2:42|
|10||Lady Of The Silent Opera||3:41|