Friday, June 29, 2007

Paris - Paris (1976)

Paris was a brief project between former members of Fleetwood Mac, Jethro Tull and The Nazz. Keeping this in mind, one would've never expected this unholy marriage to result in a solid and dark Zeppelinesque hard rock album. Furthermore, there's an unmistakeable darkness to the material here with mysticism clearly at the fore. Considering what came before and what followed after the band's dissolution a few years later, it's quite amazing. The album was reissued briefly in 2001 and has since gone out of print again. Fear not! Dig this sweet transfer and take a glimpse of what happens when you put musicians from opposite ends of the musical spectrum together. Sometimes we find out that what we thought we knew was totally off the mark. Paris illustrates this in spades. Try it out. You just might like it.

5 comments:

AMETALHEAD1966 said...

Another great post here...This sounds really good...Thanks for sharing

Steamhammer said...

A real classic, shame the follow up was not in the same league

Anonymous said...

I just think this is a poor Led zepelin copy.
Miguel

katmaibear said...

thanks brother....I downloaded this quite a while ago and finally got a chance to listen. Better than I could have possibly expected!!! thanks again.

John Sposato said...

Not to be confused with Paris Hilton! There's also a live album. The proposed third album became Bob Welch's first solo album proper French Kiss. This is unusual for him having done classic R&B and lite rock.