Week of March 18, 2001
Robert Welch - vocals, guitar
Glenn Cornick - bass, keyboards
Thom Mooney - drums
One of the most devastating power trios ever. Formed by leading light Welch (ex-Fleetwood Mac) along with Cornick (ex-Wild Turkey, Jethro Tull), they came out with a unique style unmatched to this day. Musically, they conjured up an aural holocaust with Welch's lyrics steeped in deep mysticism and religious nightmares. "Paris" is a classic.
"Big Towne 2061" saw Hunt Sales replace Mooney and the band refined their musical style, but sadly the torment of their debut album had been left behind. Welch went on to a successful solo career in the late 1970s.
Paris (Capitol 11464) 1976 (reissued on CD in 2001 by Zoom Club Records, ZCRCD56)
Big Towne 2061 (Capitol 11560) 1976 (reissued on CD in 2001 by Zoom Club Records, ZCRCD62)
Taken from "The International Encyclopaedia of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal" by Tony Jasper (Sidgwick & Jackson 1983, ISBN 0-283-99000-7)
Special thanks to Mark Ellison
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