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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Sir Lord Baltimore - Selftitled & Kingdom Come (1970-71)





















When the subject of heavy metal pioneers comes up (and one gets past the obvious bands like Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and Deep Purple), several lesser-known but still remembered bands are invariably mentioned, and one of them is Sir Lord Baltimore, who hailed not from Baltimore but from New York. The formed in the late 60's and managed two albums before giving it up (confusingly, the self-titled album is their second, not first). Given that these were released in 1970-1971, one shouldn't expect modern crushing guitars, but this was pretty heavy stuff for the time (particularly the debut), a wild, psychedelic hard rock sound that occasionally brings to mind early Budgie as well as the aforementioned Zep. They may have been the first hard rock band whose drummer was their lead singer, still a rarity in heavy metal. When modern stoner bands are referenced as "70s-influenced", this is the kind of band they're referring to

(Info by: CGR)

1. Kingdom Come (Kingdom Come)
2. I Got a Woman (Kingdom Come)
3. Hell Hound (Kingdom Come)
4. Helium Head (I Got a Love) (Kingdom Come)
5. Ain't Got Hung on You (Kingdom Come)
6. Master Heartache (Kingdom Come)
7. Hard Rain Fallin' (Kingdom Come)
8. Lady of Fire (Kingdom Come)
9. Lake Isle of Innersfree
10. Pumped Up (Kingdom Come)
11. Chicago Lives
12. Loe and Behold
13. Woman Tamer
14. Caesar Lxxi
15. Man from Manhattan
16. Where Are We Going?

















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7 Comments:

At 11:31 PM, Anonymous Donn said...

A classic. I found this a couple weeks ago. Been a long time. Great post bro.

 
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At 3:32 AM, Anonymous darms said...

Got this album & their second back in '74 as 'cut-outs' from the bargain bin. Absolutely hated this, sounds like metal-parody or something. No, won't be downloading, heard it 30+ years ago & that was quite enough, thank you, prefer my heavy metal to be a bit more from the Hendrix/Blue Cheer axis. I think Don Brewer pioneered the 'singing metal drummer' bit in '69 w/GFR as well. "Woman, you are the master heartache" indeed...

 
At 5:40 PM, Anonymous Guzzman said...

Can't agree with what darms said up there! I find Sir Lord Baltimore very interesting and would like to thank you for bringing this gem to my attention.

 
At 4:43 PM, Anonymous Lungs said...

Sadly this link is dead too. :-[

 
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