Monday, July 14, 2008

Doc Rockit - Doc Rockit (1979)

Spokane, Washington's Doc Rockit came together in 1974. The power trio spent several years in the club scene before finally issuing their self-titled album in 1979 on the Primo Sound label. Despite a clearly impressive effort, the limited pressing fell by the wayside and the band parted ways in 1981. It wasn't until 1989 that the lineup would reunite for their followup album, "Azugi". Though clearly more mainstream, the album failed to gain attention outside of their cult following and Doc Rockit once again dissolved. Fast forward to 2002, when the band regrouped and issued "Tomorrow Child" on their own label. Nothing has been heard from the band since then, though guitarist/vocalist Martin Bond has worked with several area bands and issued a number of recordings with them.

This is powerful guitar driven hard rock that actually sounds like it could've been recorded in the early 70's. Solid songwriting, fluid playing and capable singing all highlight this visceral pounding release, justifying the accolades it has received decades after its initial release. I highly recommend everyone to get a taste of this ultra-obscure hard rock gem. You'll be glad you did. This one comes courtesy of Brian...

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the notes. I found the copy from a friend and i did manage to get a few from your want list. I've downloaded enough from your site so i'm sure theres a few more i can add. Thanks for all your work and the great music.

brian

Anonymous said...

Welcome back, mr. Richter!

Could you repost Babyface's 1977 album?

Thanks in advance.

Greetings from Spain.

Anonymous said...

An excellent album from a band I never heard of before!

the rocker said...

wow ive been lookin for this forever.cant wait to hear it thanks,

micksguitar said...

well i see that you're up to your old ways of posting fantastic lp's.i only have one thing to say.-------- keep up the incredible work.thanx.

Anonymous said...

Tried this out , and got to admit it's a great album , thank u very much for sharing this..

Anonymous said...

Thanx!
Hallo

Anonymous said...

Mr. Richter,

Doc Rockit now qualifies as my most serendipitous DL of All Time. The post you provided is one awesome hard rock album. How in the name of all that's holy did these guys (Doc Rockit) miss out hitting the big time? There's not a weak track on the album, and I can't quit playing the damn thing. Thank you for providing a great BLOG and great music.

Sincerely,

-carrol

Sir Lord Doom said...

Oh, whoa, what an album! 1979 local pre 80s heavy metal and early 70s hardrock mixed with epic and progressive touches...whoa...awesome. Just like Survivor, Cain, Amulet and stuff like that. Time for a reissue on Rockadrome Records. Thanks for sharing. You already turned me on Cool Feet, bro...thanks twice...
Let me know about more albums in that style...this is my fave HR sound.

Anonymous said...

Hi there,
dying to hear this, but links all dead... any chance of a repost?

Anonymous said...

Pretty please? This is totally unavailable anywhere, either ot buy or to download for free.

Anonymous said...

Is this blog still going?

John Young said...

I just bought the second album (Azugi)and noticed that even though it's a single record album, it say "side 3" and on the other side it says "side 4". Strange.

Anonymous said...

can you repost.link is dead thanks

Anonymous said...

Good luck man, I've been asking for more than 2 years ;-)