Week of May 30, 2004

Burning Plague

Michael Heslop - Guitars, Vocals
Alex Capelle - Guitar, Piano
Roger Carlier - Bass
Willy Stassen - Drums

Burning Plague, 1970 CBS 64279 (NL)
CD: Progressive Line PL525, 2002

They were one of the few Belgian blues-rock groups that were on par with several Dutch ones, such as Cuby & The Blizzards and Livin' Blues. They wrote their own material, mostly long slow blues numbers augmented by electric guitars and screaming vocals. The band didn't last much more than a year before they called it a day. Michael Heslop later formed Doctor Downtrip.

Taken from Scented Gardens of the Mind - A guide to the Golden Era of Progressive Rock (1968-1980) in more than 20 European Countries, by Dag Erik Asbjørnsen, Borderline Productions, ISBN 1-899855-12-2

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