Road - Road

Year of Release: 2003
Label: Akarma
Catalog Number: AK-270
Format: LP
Total Time: 39:27:00

Former Jimi Hendrix Experience bass player Noel Redding banded together with Rod Richards (Rare Earth) and Leslie Sampson to form Road, a post Hendrix psychedelic rock band with plenty of oomph and loads of wah-wah pedal for all the guitar freaks to enjoy.

Personally, I was taken aback at how good this album was, first because I never heard of this band until now, and secondly how impressively adept they all were with their instruments, which actually was no surprise when I picked up the album sleeve and opened it to look at the lineup. Once I realized it was Redding, it was no longer a shock, after all the man played alongside one of the greatest guitar players ever to set foot on this earth.

My first thought was Marshall Tucker, of all bands, when the first song "I'm Trying" started, then as things developed their sound evolved and became harder hitting with heavy psychedelic riffs influence by who else but Hendrix, now that was not a surprise after my aforementioned realizations.

What a collectors delight this one is! This solid recording comes housed in gatefold sleeves with some good shots of the band members, and the best part about all of this is that it really is great music! I guarantee this album will find itself spinning on your turntable quite a few times.

Side One: I'm Trying (6:28) / I'm Going Down To The Country (2:39) / Mushroom Man (4:12) / Man Dressed in Red (7:13)

Side Two: Spaceship Earth (3:08) / Friends (6:50) / Road (9:37)

Noel Redding - bass, vocals
Rod Richards - guitar, vocals
Leslie Sampson - percussion, drums, vocals

Road (1972/2003)

Genre: Rock

Origin US

Added: December 14th 2003
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
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Language: english


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