CWT - The Hundredweight (1973 uk, great hard progressive/brass rock) Flac

CWT was a three piece British band that somehow ended up on Germany’s Kuckuck label, home to such acts as Armaggedon, Ihre Kinder, and Out Of Focus. Adding to the mystery is that this was co-produced by Andrew Loog Oldham. I suspect that CWT was one of the many British bands that were able to support themselves only by playing the club circuit in Germany.

This is some serious ass-kicking early 70’s British rock, with the guitarist and bassist doubling up on keyboards, and some fierce brass parts that were apparently recorded at Motown Studios. Heavy riffing abounds, the singer is gruff and aggressive, the rhythm section is way solid, and the lead guitar playing is awesome. 

No credits as to who the players are in the driving brass section, but they have no problem finding the groove and sticking with it. Great use of flute and chimes in a brilliant cover of Love’s ‘Signed D. C. ’Even though the brass parts were apparently recorded separately they definitely don’t seem tacked-on. All in all this is a real good example of heavy-duty early 70’s rock.

Graham Jones - lead guitar / organ
Peter Kirk - bass guitar / piano
Colin White - drums / percussion
Cy Payne - brass arrangements


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  2. In many studies of the band is considered to for a German band. This is not true, because you only British musicians worked and recorded their album in Germany. CWT recorded only one album in Hamburg that then appeared on label Kuckuck. Produced by Rolling Stones manager Andrew Oldham. He was one of the toughest acts on the label, which was also home to generally known bands Out Of Focus, Armageddon, Murphy Blend. Actually, the band was a hard rock trio, for the album Hundredweight but there was reinforcement in the form of Cy Payne who was responsible for the brass arrangements. This is exactly what provides the unique sound of the band. In addition to the fantastic guitar and vocal work by Graham Jones, gives the brass department the heavy- Rock a touch of Motown soul and heavy groove all centered around a solid rhythm section, what's not to like?..Some liken this versatile and yet uncompromising plate with Sir Lord Baltimore or Cactus.
    Thx Nel,good job!

  3. Holy crap that is the write-up I did when I posted this on my blog years ago! I am immortal!

  4. Muito boa, to baixando,
    Nao sei se vc tem a mesma opniao, mas me lembra Lucifer Friends, essa mistura de guitarra com metais.


  5. Estou ouvindo neste momento o álbum na íntegra e a galera que aqui postou as suas opiniões de que o CWT lembra muito bandas como Sir Lord Baltimore em seu primeiro álbum, o 'Kingdom Come', de 1970 e o Lucifer's Friend é a pura verdade. O vocal é excepcional. A banda toca um hardão setentista de respeito. Pena que não produzirão nada mais...


  6. Ah, esqueci de dizer: Um discasso!!! Recomendo para quem aprecia um bom hard rock tocado nas alturas, agressivamente e sem frescuras.


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