| Ernie Graham - Ernie Graham |
Ernie Graham's 1971 solo album often gets saddled with the 'pub rock' genre, which to be honest never really gets all that much respect and isn't always a good fit here. With the exception of closer, "Belfast", the album sounds much further from its Irish roots
| and much closer to the American roots of The Band, Dylan or Fred Neil. The album's backed by members of Brinsley Schwartz, another overlooked pub rock band that included Nick Lowe in their ranks. Graham's solo excursions came together after the collapse of his band Eire Apparent, known for their extensive touring with Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd & Soft Machine and a debut LP produced by Hendrix himself. This is a far cry from Eire Apparent's psychedelic jams, but what it lacks in flash it makes up for in a cohesion and soul that they never had. 4 Men With Beards have now put this one back into the vinyl ranks where it belongs; a generational oversight long looking for a good home.
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