Wednesday 28 September 2011

Sir Lord Baltimore - Kingdom Come (1971)

Proto-metal and raw classic rock from this Brooklyn

Primitive blues that put me in mind of Free or Purple
but the thing that stands out is the thick, fuzzed
out guitar sound.

If you have ever blissed out to the 1st Stooges album
(and if you read this blog, you must have!) and wondered
if you would ever hear such distortion abuse on another
record in your lifetime, although never quite scaling the sonic
heights of Ron Ashton, this may whet your appetite.


  1. An absolute classic. Love this album. Master Heartache has to be one of my all time favourite songs

  2. You are only other person I know who has this!

  3. Haha, I know Claypool does too! It's sad that these (like a LOT of other bands) are only just coming into the light now.

  4. there were a lot of such underground fuzz psych freaks who becoming famous only now and it's shame because this classic album has no one filler song

  5. There are so many bands that you read about on blogs from the 60s/70s that released 1 or 2 albums on a tiny label and then drifted into obscurity for 4 or 5 decades. Until the internet music geeks share the love. It's good that we can learn about them, but it's a shame they never got the recognition they deserved.

    It's also good that Lee Dorrian seems to have his finger on the pulse and is helping people own these albums on vinyl without having to pay ridiculous prices on Ebay.