Saturday, 19 March 2011
Gangster Of Love/Goodbye Baby/Born In Mississippi/Truth
I don't know why I haven't thought to post this before this is the first Billy Thorpe album that I ever owned it's actually the first Billy Thorpe anything I ever owned I don't know why I hadn't bought any of his records before this time because I actually liked him in the 60's I loved watching "It's All Happening " mainly because it was live, I was very fortunate to be able to watch it every week must have been nothing on in that time slot that my parents wanted to watch, i'm fairly sure it was late Sunday arvo around 5pm .
After Billy's initial fame he had some money problems and lagging popularity so he moved down to Melbourne and changed his whole image from that of a beat popstar into a long haired blues rocker and I loved it this was my favourite album for so long.
The album only has 4 songs on it a long and a short song on each side, side 1 has " Gangster of Love " clocking in at 14.52 and on the other side " Born in Mississippi" at 12.15.
Critics said that it was boring pretentious and the songs were overly long but I know what I like. At the time I was into Black Sabbath Deep Purple and Free to name a few so this was right up my alley. So if you haven't heard it before give it a go.