Thursday, April 12, 2007

Brownsville Station - Brownsville Station

Thanks to Terry Wachtsmuth and the fine folks at Wounded Bird Records, Detroit's Brownsville Station have finally been given the digital treatment. This terribly underrated hard rock act had a few hits in the early 70's and spent the rest of their career trying to top them. Sadly, it never happened, though there's no denying that alot of their later releases were more solid and aggressive than their early singles. In 1977, the band changed labels (Private Stock) and expanded their lineup by adding touring guitarist, Bruce Nazarian, to the fold. Bruce not only possessed formidable guitar chops, he was also an extremely powerful singer. "Lady" is a perfect example. This album also features the 7+ minute historic "Martian Boogie" which did manage to net some airplay in the midwest despite its long running time.

When it came time to reissue the band's back catalogue, Private Stock's licensing prevented this album from being included in the campaign. For those who are missing out on this fabulous album, download this FANTASTIC prime slab of hard rock courtesy of Brownsville Station. It's one of their finest moments and the quality is fabulous. Eat this...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I consider this their best album. Love the lead track "Hot Spit" - The best Kiss song Brownsville Station ever wrote. I dig the follow up Air Special too. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Yhis was FANTASTIC album!!!!
For all prople,good luck!!!
Thank you !!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

thanks for putting this one up. A friend of mine had this 8track and we played it to death in high school. If you take requests I've been hunting for a band called Airborne who put an album out in the late 70's that is some excellent AOR.

Ronnie (aka J) said...

Funny you should mention Airborne today, b/c I just finished cleaning it up & will be posting it tonight! Glad you enjoyed the BS album :)

Anonymous said...

Ronnie thanks for the post. It is a damn shame that Wounded Bird was not able to get this release to cd also. I consider this to be one of Brownsville Station's best albums. I have the Lp, but have never been able to get a decent sounding rip to cd. Thanks again.