Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Texas - Texas (1973)



I've got another obscurity for you. It's the 1973 Bell Records release by Texan band Texas. I couldn't tell you the first thing about them, other than what little info is on the cover. But you can read all that on a MySpace site, here, where you can also listen to samples of 5 of the 7 songs on this album.
Seems like the main man here was Michael "Mace" Maben, and apparently he's still out there somewhere jamming. The music ranges from Country to Blues to Boogie, but all very much Southern Rock. I quite like the album. "Tough Kid" grabbed my attention in being tough yet cheerful, while anticipating some future Southern Rock mannerisms. And with some nice horns added. Vinyl wasn't perfect, but I think I did a very decent job. I read in a record collector's guide that they released a second album in 1979, "Real To Reel", on a label called Infinity, though I couldn't verify it was really the same band. But this is a pleasant little surprise.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't know if it's the same band but there is also an Australian band called Texas. They have made an album called 'Live-Real to Reel' in 1979. I will try tof ind some info on both.
eric

Anonymous said...

Hi, thanks for your post... but the link takes us to an album called "Billy Earl McClelland - 1980 - Zero Hindsight"!

Fran G. Matute said...

Hey! Thank you very much for this blog! Keep going!

Mark said...

No, not the same as the Aussie band. What are the titles of the last 2 songs?

Skydogg said...

Nope, this is an American band from Texas. Last two song titles are It's You My Love and Burger King Blues.