Thursday, January 15, 2015

Bandit - Bandit (1975)

Right, so this is not a Southern band. But when I started digging for Southern Rock in the late 80's, little information was to be found on Southern Rock at all, especially in Europe. No internet at the time, I gathered my initial knowledge from books (yes, books!). I learned about Bandit from 'The International Encyclopedia of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal' by Tony Jasper and Derek Oliver (of Kerrang! magazine). In the entry on Bandit hardly any info is given at all, besides the fact that, if anything, they had a slightly Southern style. More information I found on the wonderful blog 'Robots For Ronnie'. Well, it's true though, they do sound Southern at times. More so in the vein of acts like Oklahoma, Les Dudek or Duke Williams & The Extremes. They're rocking out alright, sometimes Funky, sometimes touching Power Pop. And nice vocals all over. It's a very good album and I just love the third track. It's called 'Woman' and should please fans of Cry Of Love. Also noteworthy is Bandit's rendition of 'Evil Woman', originally a Crow song, though probably better known done by Black Sabbath. C'mon y'all, keep on laughin'!

11 comments:

Luc said...

Another Bandit that was sold as Southern rock was a British band with (at least) 2 LP on Arista and Ariola

http://www.discogs.com/artist/1079634-Bandit-15

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandit_%28band%29

Skydogg said...

Are they any good?

Lenny said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMRrDpKEqiI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRHTP9JqCoE

Skydogg said...

Nice. Thanks!

Lenny said...

Here's that Bandit - Partners In Crime album. If you want it in a higher bit rate, let me know. I'll have to find my disk and re-rip it.
http://www31.zippyshare.com/v/RxKE9flI/file.html

Skydogg said...

Thanks a lot Lenny!

jean said...

short cross "Arising" 1972
http://www56.zippyshare.com/v/sPoX2zHh/file.html

Skydogg said...

Thanks Jean ;-)

Laurent said...

Very good album for me. I have the first "Bandit" album (UK band), but didn't knew this one.
Just to add that Joey Newman played guitar previously on the 1969 album: Touch "20/20 Sound" (Deram SML 1033) and the 1974 album: Stepson "S/T" ( ABC Records ABCX-826).
Thanks a lot for the discover, the physical disc will be at home within a few days.

Horst said...

LOL, I had the Bandit "Partners In Crime" album (with that hideous cover) while growing up in the 70s. Kinda fun power pop

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