Saturday, March 27, 2010

Point Blank - BBC Rock Hour (1981)



Another Point Blank live show for ya, and a hot one at that. I know hardcore Point Blank fans may disregard the period after original lead singer John O'Daniel quit, but I love it to bits. I only got to know Point Blank well after they disbanded, and I was quite taken by the "On A Roll" album. I thought new singer Bubba Keith (formerly of The James Gang) was really a wonderful singer. Sure, the music started leaning a whole lot more towards AOR, but, unlike many other Southern Rock bands that made their move towards AOR (38 Special and even Molly Hatchet), Point Blank still had some very good compositions. And, as you can hear here, live they were still one hell of a band. I don't think Bubba's screwing up the old songs (au contraire, mon frère) and he performs beautifully on the new ones. And the band is rocking, oh yeah, they're rocking alright. I prefer the version of "Highway Star" here over the one recorded for the "The Hard Way" album. And this is a great sounding live show too. This is also circulating under other titles, like "Miami Excess", and it's the band promoting the "American Excess" album, which featured their biggest hit, "Nicole". Get in the swing and rock on. Do it all night!

4 comments:

jos said...

Can you re-upload this one megaload is dead.Thanks

Skydogg said...

This and King Biscuit Flower Hour re-upped.

Mike said...

This link and KBFH are dead again :( Any chance of a re-up? Thanks for all the great music, it is greatly appreciated.

Skydogg said...

Both links renewed!