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Steve Miller Band: Recall The Beginning…

Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 27 April 1972

WAY BACK in the Sixties, three bands in particular were responsible for recharging my rock fanaticism – Procol Harum, the Byrds, and the Steve Miller Band. The only obvious characteristic shared by these groups was the sense of magic and mystery infused in their recordings. Of the three, the music of the Miller group seemed most accessible at the time; its otherworldly aspects were balanced by the immediacy of its dynamics. Children of the Future and Sailor remain two of the strongest, strangest rock 'n' roll albums in existence. But neither the music nor the magic was created wholly by Miller himself; he had four able colleagues, among them Boz Scaggs, in the studio with him, and Glyn Johns in the control room, helping to shape things.

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