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EDITORS’ NOTES

This supergroup saw guitar hero Jeff Beck and the rhythm section from Vanilla Fudge and Cactus join forces for a single studio album. It’s a mountainous affair that features jazz-rock climbs of improvisation (“Why Should I Care”), dramatic bits of gospel/R&B (Don Nix’s “Sweet Sweet Surrender”), and four-on-the-floor highway blues (“Livin’ Alone”). They turn Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” and Curtis Mayfield’s “I’m So Proud” into sweet boogie resurrections, while the lilting slide guitar of “Black Cat Moan” and the Cream-like “Lady” will no doubt satisfy fans of classic-era Beck. The sonics and songs have aged extremely well since this album's 1973 release.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This supergroup saw guitar hero Jeff Beck and the rhythm section from Vanilla Fudge and Cactus join forces for a single studio album. It’s a mountainous affair that features jazz-rock climbs of improvisation (“Why Should I Care”), dramatic bits of gospel/R&B (Don Nix’s “Sweet Sweet Surrender”), and four-on-the-floor highway blues (“Livin’ Alone”). They turn Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” and Curtis Mayfield’s “I’m So Proud” into sweet boogie resurrections, while the lilting slide guitar of “Black Cat Moan” and the Cream-like “Lady” will no doubt satisfy fans of classic-era Beck. The sonics and songs have aged extremely well since this album's 1973 release.

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About Beck, Bogert & Appice

Although the all-star power trio of guitarist Jeff Beck, bassist Tim Bogert, and drummer Carmine Appice discussed a potential collaboration as early as 1970, the project went on indefinite hiatus after Beck suffered a fractured skull in an automobile wreck. With the guitarist on the sidelines for well over a year, Bogert and Appice -- who previously teamed in Vanilla Fudge -- opted instead to form Cactus with singer Rusty Day and guitarist Jim McCarty, issuing a series of boogie rock LPs for Atlantic before dissolving. In the meantime, following his recovery Beck founded a new incarnation of his Jeff Beck Group, releasing a pair of albums before disbanding the project in 1972; with Bogert and Appice again available, the threesome immediately set to work on recording, issuing Beck, Bogert and Appice to solid sales in 1973. A much sought after live album was subsequently issued in Japan only, but while working on a second studio effort, the famously mercurial Beck abruptly dissolved the trio in early 1974. ~ Jason Ankeny

  • FORMED
    1972

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