Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band, Evolution, Sussex SXBS 7004, 1971.
“… Now, with the advent of the fuzz tone, sustainers, and wa-wa pedals the flexibility and tonal possibilities of the guitar are much broader. Evolution of the guitar has lead to this album. With the exception of drums and piano, multi-voice guitars have been used to produce the accompaniments rather than the moog, horns or strings. … The album is not electronic gimmickery, but rather, hard and heavy impact music. IT IS THE PEAK FOR THE GUITAR. IT IS THE GUITAR BAND. IT IS EVOLUTION.”
I saw this at a garage sale for a quarter and I couldn’t pass it up. I mean, The Detroit Guitar Band! Michigan is the home of The Motor City Madman Ted Nugent, John Lee Hooker, MC5, Iggy Pop & The Stooges, Insane Clown Posse, and Motown! Overall, it’s not bad, there’s some pretty good and funky musicianship on display, but it doesn’t live up to the hype on the back cover.
Sorry folks, as of December 1, 2012, the photohost I've used for 15 years closed down, so most of my older posts will not have pictures. I will be replacing them eventually. If there is a particular picture or post that you'd like to see, leave a comment or email me at mrpontiac at yahoo dot com and I'll get right on that post. Or you can go to my Flickr page and root around. Thanks.
A Retro Hound’s Life Slogan
"Life marches on, while collectors trail behind, carrying a shovel and a sack."
William Davies King
Collections of Nothing
About Retro Hound
Retro Hound is a place for vintage memorabilia. I collect soda pop bottles; record albums (LPs and 45s, not really 78s); trading cards; magazines (especially hot rod magazines); interesting lithographic art from postcards or game boxes; that sort of thing.
I'll do some reviews of classic movies as well.
And remember, (mostly) Everything's for sale! Contact me at mrpontiac at yahoo dot com and have a clear subject line.
"What's *blank* worth?" is a question I get frequently. For the most part, I don't know. I've had this stuff for 20-30 years so I usually have to go to eBay or Craigslist to make a guess.