Speech is the fourth (and final) album of the British blues-rock band Steamhammer. In 1971, bassist Steve Davy left the band, and Louis Cennamo was recruited as his replacement - then, vocalist/guitarist Kieran White also left the band after a summer tour. Guitarist Martin Pugh, drummer Mick Bradley and Cennamo (with guest vocalist Garth Watt-Roy, of Fuzzy Duck) then went in the studio to record Speech, which was released in 1972.
Steamhammer was an English blues rock band from Worthing, England, whose origins were with the blues. The band was founded in 1968 by Martin Quittenton (guitar) and Kieran White (vocals, guitar, harmonica). The first stable line-up consisted of Quittenton, White, Martin Pugh (guitar), Steve Davy (bass), and Michael Rushton (drums). This line-up, along with guest vocalist Garth Watt-Roy (of Fuzzy Duck), recorded the album "Speech" – which was released in 1972. It consisted of three long, mostly instrumental songs, in a heavier progressive-rock vein than the basic blues and jazz/folk influences of their previous albums.
Band Name Steamhammer. Labels CBS Records Repertoire Records Akarma. Music StyleHard-Rock. Members owning this album1.
Actually this album has little to do with prog, IMHO! There is virtuosity present on this album as this is full of guitar histrionics. Although this album is highly touted by collectors, IMHO, it is best to avoid it unless you are a confirmed fan of Steamhammer.
Label: Air Mail Recordings (AIRAC-1568) Musically, Steamhammer was the cream of the crop of all rock bands from their thriving primordial era. In the realm of power rock trios, they were comparable to Cream. Diverging from the typical power rock style on Speech, their fourth and final album, the band found themselves in a dilemma without their vocalist, who had left after the previous release, Mountains. This led to a radical development for the band.
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Album · 1971 · 3 Songs.