- Album name: Blind Faith
- Group name: Blind Faith
- Year: 1969
- Number of discs: one
- Label: ATCO Records
- Collection: Brenner / Gessner
- Who owned it: my father
- Buy it on Amazon: $19.99
Level of familiarity before listening
I have listened to this record at least once, but not recently.
What I expected
Hard rock, electric blues.
What it was actually like
This was quite good, despite its sometimes questionable vocals.
Had to Cry Today had the most beautiful guitar riff, and I think I could listen to it all day.
A high point was Well All Right, a 100% perfect song that I somehow managed to reach 2023 without realizing was actually a Buddy Holly cover (!). And now that I know, here is Santana’s version.
A low point was Do What You Like, which definitely had strong parts, but at 15:20 minutes long could easily have made space for two or three more songs. Ginger Baker is certainly the greatest rock dummer of all time, but did he really need to be given that much time, almost an entire side on an LP, for this extended jam? I don’t think so.
4/5: would listen again
|↑1||In a multi-way tie with Ringo Starr, John Bonham and Keith Moon.|