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Chicken Shack

Postby C » 04 Sep 2020, 20:10

I played these this afternoon:

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They are good albums.

I had forgotten the big names that provided the horns and stuff included:

Johnny Almond
Walter Horton
Dick Heckstall-Smith

Any other fans...?






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Re: Chicken Shack

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 04 Sep 2020, 21:35

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Yes, a comp.

This is the only Shack I have. This also means I never rated them very high.

Stan Webb has a very peculiar voice and it was always his band and nobody elses. Not even Christine Përfect.


I rate the Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation higher.
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Re: Chicken Shack

Postby slightbreeze » 04 Sep 2020, 23:40

Very average. Sorry

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Re: Chicken Shack

Postby Sam Stone » 05 Sep 2020, 10:32

Sorry C, CS were one of those bands that always seemed to be playing live
near me and yet I never once felt the slightest inclination to go and see.

The only band of that ilk I did like was Climax Chicago Blues Band who I once saw
do a barnstorming show with Duffy Power (also great) and Argent (no recollection
until I looked up the gig this am) at Warwick Uni in 1971. About three weeks later
I saw Led Zeppelin at Coventry Locarno - happy days

Anyone remember - without looking it up as I had to do - the other blues band
who rebranded themselves as Foghat and became mega in the US?

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Re: Chicken Shack

Postby robertff » 05 Sep 2020, 11:35

First album very worthy, especially the CP tracks and then rapidly diminishing returns after that, I stopped buying after OK Ken, which wasn't very good.


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Re: Chicken Shack

Postby Carlisle Wheeling » 05 Sep 2020, 13:04

Taped them off Peel's show back in the day on my reel to reel deck. Due to financial restrictions I never got to pick up the albums. Loved I'd Rather Go Blind and many years later completed my quest by buying...

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I enjoy it in small doses.

Like now.

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Re: Chicken Shack

Postby C » 05 Sep 2020, 21:21

Sam Stone wrote:
Anyone remember - without looking it up as I had to do - the other blues band
who rebranded themselves as Foghat and became mega in the US?


Savoy Brown

Blue Matter is a very good album and probably their best




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Re: Chicken Shack

Postby Sam Stone » 05 Sep 2020, 23:07

C wrote:
Sam Stone wrote:
Anyone remember - without looking it up as I had to do - the other blues band
who rebranded themselves as Foghat and became mega in the US?


Savoy Brown

Blue Matter is a very good album and probably their best




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Re: Chicken Shack

Postby C » 06 Sep 2020, 18:49

Sam Stone wrote:
C wrote:
Sam Stone wrote:
Anyone remember - without looking it up as I had to do - the other blues band
who rebranded themselves as Foghat and became mega in the US?


Savoy Brown

Blue Matter is a very good album and probably their best




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Correct!

Will be sending you a Savoy Brown t-shirt* in the post.

*Warning:

Brown colour may run - do not wash with whites.

Shrinkage likely to occur if washed at above arctic temperature


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I bought that album when it came out in 1969 while I was still at school

It's their best.

Like Chicken Shack, I wasn't suggesting they were great but the music is still pretty good blues rock.

I'm happy with the first two CS albums although OK Ken? has little off the cuff 'jokey' impersonations and stuff which has not aged well.

The music is good though and, for me, hits the spot from time to time.

So there






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Re: Chicken Shack

Postby C » 11 Sep 2020, 11:01

Okay two things:

1. I am not a blues expert
2. I don't want to flog a dead horse

But, I have played the first two back to back again today and I think they are really good

The songs are good the playing is good and I like Stan's voice.

Okay, others may do it better but this isn't mediocre.

Remember, Eric Clapton warned not to get on the stage with Freddy King as he'd tear you to shreds - that didn't stop Stan and Freddy always acknowledged Stan as a great guitarist - what higher recommendation is there?

What am I missing?





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Re: Chicken Shack

Postby Neige » 11 Sep 2020, 12:41

Very pedestrian and unoriginal, the tail end of the British blues boom.
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Re: Chicken Shack

Postby robertff » 11 Sep 2020, 16:48

C wrote:Okay two things:

1. I am not a blues expert
2. I don't want to flog a dead horse

But, I have played the first two back to back again today and I think they are really good

The songs are good the playing is good and I like Stan's voice.

Okay, others may do it better but this isn't mediocre.

Remember, Eric Clapton warned not to get on the stage with Freddy King as he'd tear you to shreds - that didn't stop Stan and Freddy always acknowledged Stan as a great guitarist - what higher recommendation is there?

What am I missing?

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They were a band of diminishing returns. Once CP left that was it for me, her songs were what made them interesting in the first place and the jokey bit on OK Ken is really very very dull and spoils what might have been quite a reasonable album, it just said to me don't take us seriously, so I didn't.


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Re: Chicken Shack

Postby John aka Josh » 11 Sep 2020, 20:56

Webb's guitar playing is always at least very good, his vocals are perhaps harder to love but once you've accepted them it's a short step to enjoying them.

The first album is more than solid enough, though it's a pity that Perfect didn't take more of a lead.

OK Ken I do find horrendously undermined by the jokey interludes/introductions, without them it is an above average example of Brit blues boom.
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Re: Chicken Shack

Postby C » 14 Sep 2020, 17:27

John aka Josh wrote:OK Ken I do find horrendously undermined by the jokey interludes/introductions, without them it is an above average example of Brit blues boom.


It's a good album. Perhaps better than the debut but only minus the 'jokey' interludes.

Once or twice but not overload. Whatever were they thinking....?

Mildly amusing on the first listen, possibly the second but certainly no further

The Complete Blue Horizon box is minus the 'jokes and chatter'. Thankfully




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