Week of November 10, 2002

Harsh Reality

Steve Miller - Bass
Mark Griffiths - Guitar
David Jenkins - Guitar
Alan Greed - Keyboards, Vocals
Roger Swallow - Drums 

Heaven And Hell (Philips (S)BL 7891) 1969 
CD reissue: Progressive Line PL533 - Australia, 2002

Tobacco Ash Sunday/How Do You Feel (Philips PB 1710) 1968 
Heaven And Hell/Praying For Reprieve (Philips PB 1769) 1969 

A heavy organ-based progressive underground rock band whose obscure album is now very rare and highly-rated by those who've been lucky enough to hear it. Thought to have been Welsh, their sound was heavily influenced by Procol Harum. Barnwell was later with Ian Matthews Southern Comfort, Roger Swallow later went on to Principle Edwards Magic Theatre and the Albion Country Band. The other members went into session work. The album's finer moments include the title cut and "Devil's Daughter".

Taken from The Tapestry of Delights - The Comprehensive Guide to British Music of the Beat, R&B, Psychedelic and Progressive Eras 1963-1976, Vernon Joynson   ISBN 1 899855 04 1

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