Live At Virginia Beach (Bronte BRS-1002) 1973
Sons Of Thunder’s third and heaviest album is a collection of live recordings from a place in Virginia Beach called the Upstairs Coffee-house, the walls, ﬂoor and ceiling of which certainly must have been shaking during this performance! Raw electric guitars, jamming leads, cookin’ bass, fervent organ and aggressive percussion frequently make for an early hard rock Santana kind of sound, surprisingly intense as they plow through titles like ‘Soul Stew’, ‘Jesus Is Just Alright’, ‘Get Up And Walk’ and Carole King’s ‘I Want To Believe In Humanity’, all captured in wonderful live local 4-track crudeness. Quiets down for covers of ‘Killing Me Softly’, ‘Mighty Clouds Of Joy’ and The Beatles’ ‘In My Life’. ‘Eutychus’ draws its inspiration from the character in Acts 20 who falls out of a window, his story sung here from the perspective of his ﬁctitious girl-friend (“I know you would fall for me too”). Also includes renditions of ‘Magniﬁcent Sanctuary Band’ and Skip Prokov’s ‘Step Out On The Sea’. Comes in a hand-stamped plain white cover with insert. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-2||Jesus Is Just Alright|
|1-3||I Want To Believe In Humanity|
|1-4||Killing Me Softly|
|1-5||Mighty Clouds Of Joy|
|2-1||Magnificent Sanctuary Band|
|2-3||Get Up And Walk|
|2-4||In My Life|
|2-5||Step Out On The Sea|