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TRAPEZE - Trapeze

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TRAPEZE:
Mel Galley (vocals, guitar)
Rob Kendrick (guitar, backing vocals)
Pete Wright (bass, backing vocals)
Dave Holland (drums)
 
Produced by: Steve Smith
Engineered by: Phil Brown
Mixed by : Eddie Kramer
Remastered by: Jon Astley
Fully Remastered Audio - 16 page full-colour booklet, 2,500 word essay, brand new interviews with Tom Galley & Glenn Hughes, enhanced artwork and previously unseen photos.Per capita the British Midlands produced an extraordinary amount of heavy rock bands during the late 60s and early 70s. Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Slade and half of Led Zeppelin spring immediately to mind, but of serious note are Trapeze, the group that first introduced us to the extraordinary talent of vocalist and bassist Glenn Hughes. Developing a fervent fan following, especially in the USA, this killer power trio specialised in a brilliant mash-up of hard rock and funk. All was going swimmingly until Hughes was purloined in 1973 by rock behemoths Deep Purple. Refusing to succumb to defeat, Trapeze regrouped, this time adding two new members to fill the void left by Hughes whilst founding member Mel Galley assumed lead vocal duties. 'Hot Wire', the resultant album, was an impressive statement, sending out an unequivocal message that the band was far from spent. Indeed, their stature in the US and especially Texas, was further enhanced with intensive gigging and chart success. For their fifth album (confusingly self-titled) the band continued their musical assault, unleashing a record that was more consistent with arena rock of the mid-seventies. Released in 1976, produced by Steve Smith (Back Street Crawler, Rough Diamond and Detective) and recorded in London at Island Studios (mixed by an uncredited Eddie Kramer), the record showcases defiant swagger, and riffs to die for. It even contains two songs featuring Glenn Hughes who had remained a staunch supporter of the band.
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