Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Cool Feet - Burning Desire (1976)

Cool Feet are unquestionably one of the most sought after acts from the 70's underground. In fact, their sole full-length release easily fetches a few thousand dollars each time a clean copy surfaces online. Not much is known about this band, but the quartet formed in the Gutland of Luxembourg sometime in the early 70's. One half of the band were German & the other half British. Their self-titled album was recorded at Dierks Studios. Issued in very limited quantities on the small Pallas label, the album virtually came and went without much fuss at the time, though over time it has gained a nearly unparalleled amount of attention due to its scarcity.

So does this album deserve the hype? Well, let's just say that it's most certainly not the masterpiece one might expect, but it's also much better than a good portion of the relics that collectors tend to lavish praise upon. With a sound that references alot of the early Scorpions material, there's some real worthy music happening here. The vocals are eerily quite similar to Birth Control's own Bernd Noske. It's almost uncanny, really. There's plenty of turbocharged hard rock among the batch of tracks presented, along with a handful of more introspective numbers. One such heavy standout is the ballsy "Hello Lucy", with fantastic vocals & perfect rhythmic pacing. If drawing comparisons is your preference, see bands like Doctor Downtrip, Bastard or Hairy Chapter for other points of reference. Whatever your angle, I'm sure many of you will find something to love about Cool Feet. While we wait for a much needed proper reissue, dig into this decent vinyl rip and hear what all the stir is about.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks-never heard of this one
cheers
Rob

Anonymous said...

An album a little above average. Not bad at all. But definitely not a masterpiece.
Many thanks for sharing this very rare piece of work!

flied egg said...

Thanks very much for sharing this super rare record , well done

JUST REAL DIAMONDS said...

Wow! I loved this album! Thanks so much for uploading

BlackSpring said...

Awesome. Thanks for the share.

chouch said...

hello
I am one of the old members from cool feet
the group was founded in 1968
the album burning desire was recorded in 1978
all members are from Luxembourg
drums : Richard Ruppel
guitars & vocals :Romain Goergen
guitars : Guy Heinz
Bass : Chouch Schintgen (I)

for more information contact me
(excuse my poor english)

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Anonymous said...

couldnt be that rare I never heard of this album

Anonymous said...

The album is rare,your post doesn't make sense.

Bolonkula said...

If anyone has a better rip out there, please post it! Loving this album, but 128 is a bit naff (listenable tho). Cheers!

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Anonymous said...

Great album. Thanks for posting.

Frans Roelofse said...

Great album by some great guys. I have three of the members in my group. We call ourself the Gran Dukes!!!

Lisaveg said...

I heard it on you tube the first time...and then I try to discover something about the band.I think It's really a good job,strong,clean..with pure sounds.I really like it!!