Saturday, August 21, 2010

Grinderswitch - Unfinished Business (2004)

"Unfinished Business" was issued in 2004. But, as the title suggests, this was stuff that had been laying around for several years, it just never got to being released. The songs on this album were already written and recorded in 1977/1978, intended as a follow-up to the "Redwing" album. It's all good fun with lots of Soul and Blues added to their special brand of Southern Rock. And there be horns! Grinderswitch were one of the original Southern Rock bands from the early days. They never really resembled any other Southern Rock band. The music is a lot more homey than, say, The Allman brothers Band or Lynyrd Skynyrd. I guess Southern Rock started out a lot more versatile than it wound up being. This album features the song "Dr. Hector's Traveling Show", which was probably where Dru Lombar got the idea for Dr. Hector And The Groove Injectors. Great stuff for a swinging little party. That's what you get.


Gastón said...

Nice stuff!
Thanks for your efforts, and for sharing them with us.

Luc said...

As I know, it was recorded in 1977.

Skydogg said...

You are right, of course, mon ami. Recordings started at the end of 1977, as stated in the liner notes of the CD. I changed the post somewhat. Merci.

Kadek55 said...

Thanks for all the great uploads!!


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Anonymous said...

Thank you for this post! I have been looking for this album for a long, long time. What a shame it never had a large release - it is solid from start to finish and Grinderswitch deserved better.