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Various: British Blues Archive Series Vols. 1 And 2

Loyd Grossman, Rolling Stone, 18 March 1971

IT ALL SEEMED TO happen quite suddenly when in late 1966 and 1967 the United States’ record stores were deluged with a staggering number of recordings by British blues bands and it wasn’t long before every kid on every block who could get his hands on an old Les Paul guitar and a marshall amplifier was imitating some British musician’s imitation of Big Boy Spires’ playing. Following on the heels of those first British blues bands to be heard in the US were the heavy rock bands followed by the even heavier rock bands and God knows that we are still trying to recover from them.

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