When it comes to classic rock, much less Aussie rock, a million of other artists spring to mind. Avalanche is certainly not among them. This is too bad because this ultra talented Australian based supergroup were deserving of far more kudos than were granted to them during their brief tenure in the mid 70's. Avalanche evolved from the highly talented Bootleg Records house band, The Bootleg Family Band. Acting as sort of an Australian counterpart to Leon Russell's band, TBFB provided session players and live touring musicians to artists signed to the Bootleg label. Over the years, that band saw many lineup changes only to arrive at the Avalanche moniker in late 1975. Avalanche issued their self-titled debut on the Bootleg label in 1976 and wow, what an album it was!
With superior chops and hooks firmly in place, the album captivates from beginning to end. The band experiments with everything from hard rock and pop to bluesy bar band boogie. No matter which direction they wind up in, each track smokes. The vocals are spot on and the musicianship is tight and played with conviction. There's very little to fault with this stellar sole album from Avalanche. The band split in 1978 and little has been heard of the members since. A total loss for Australia and the world at large....this band rocked.
Dig this pristine vinyl rip and be one of the lucky few who own this fabulous effort from down under!
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