Steel - same (1971, US, bluesyhardrock, Epic vinyl rip, single flac + cue, DR11, artwork)

*** Reviewed by great fellow Adamus67 ***

Yep, very interesting stuff, quite good melodies and surprising sound of course on LP Vinyl in great condition (don’t think they release it on CD.)

Very good bluesy/hard rock American quintet band of mixed racial composition (with three black and two white musicians), they went,almost totally unnoticed….Released in 1971, only one album Label: Epic / Douglas KE 30875
(just a pity it LP is so short 33 minutes)
single: Never On A Sunday / Rosie Lee (Epic 10 753)

In the same year, formation Steel close down activities and disbanded itself

Really upbeat album with heavy licks and progressive hard rock sound. Features Duane Hitchings on keyboards who played with Rod Stewart, Kim Carnes and Steve Perry among many others,the music is heavy and clean, combining a soul singer with a groovy hardrock band, what i mean is that it is not noisy, the songs all are melodious the fact was that the musicians were all very talented…
excellent bassplayer (Roland Robinson) who worked as a studiobassplayer in the 60s for the STAX label, played on Hendrix “Nine To The Universe” album.

LP in the style of Mountain. A little dirty, and without any frills, but obviously from the heart. For the most part is quite suitable for video sequences with terrible bearded guy on the Harley – the names of songs ‘Driving Wheel’and ‘Road Runner’ speak for themselves,’Merry Go Round’, i remember the guitar intro is simply beautiful, ..a very unique arrangement on the song.
A blast of thundering Hard Rock at its best.

After the collapse of keyboardist Duane Hitchings went to Cactus. ..Jerry Norris and Roland Robinson also joined Hitchings on ‘Son Of Cactus’

Thank you so much Adam for that effort

Steel consisted of Roland Robinson (bass-six string bass-vocal), Duane Hutchings (organ-piano-keyboard bass), Carl Sims (vocal), Steve Busfield (electric guitar-slide guitar-vocal), and Jerry Norris (drums-vocals).

Great band combining a soul singer with a groovy hard rock band, excellent bass player (Roland Robinson) who worked as a studio bassist in the 60s for the STAX label, and played on the Jimi Hendrix “Nine To The Universe” album.

Keyboardist Duane Hutchings had ties to the Buddy Miles Express, Hendrix, Cactus, Thee Image and Charmer. A must have for collectors of early 70s Hard Rock.
(~purpleoverdose RYM)

Steel - To You Who Are Watching

side one:
A1.Eye To Eye
A2.Never On A Monday
A3.Road Runner
A4.Merry Go Round
side two:
B1.Can`t Watch One Hand
B2.Rosie Lee
B3.Loving You
B4.Driving Wheel
B5.To You Who Are Watching

Carl Sims / Vocal
Duane Hutchings / Organ, Piano, Keyboard Bass
Roland Robinson / Bass, Six String Bass, Vocal
Jerry Norris / Drums, Vocals
Steve Busfield / Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar, Vocal

[Rip and Scans by gigic2255]



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