THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD
593) Dogfeet — “Armageddon” (demo)
With Putin in mind, today I play “Armageddon”, a haunting prog/psych/hard rock song.
Elenius65 says that the Shrewsbury, Shropshire, band “formed in the late sixties as a heavy blues band, but after bagging a record deal, changed to a sound considered more commercial. Their . . . LP is a highly unusual beast, with subdued duel guitaring, echoing vocals and atmospheric percussion and bass, sometimes reminiscent of early Fleetwood Mac.” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM3JUUUVDpk).
[The band members] first came together as Chicago Max, followed by brief stints as Sopwith Camel (not to be confused with the San Francisco-based outfit), Malibou and Armageddon. Working in a blues-rock vein . . , they were signed by the small Reflection Records, though the label immediately demanded a new name – hence the change to the deplorable Dogfeet. . . . 1970’s . . . “Dogfeet” is surprisingly good. With [guitarist Trevor] Povey writing all of the material, the album’s varied and pleasingly understated. [Singer Alan] Pearse exhibited an attractive voice, while Povey’s slashing guitar was quite effective . . . . The album vanished without a trace, followed in short order by the band.http://rockasteria.blogspot.com/2012/04/dogfeet-dogfeet-1970-us-fantastic-psych.html
If you are interested, it seems you can buy an original copy of the LP (“Among UK prog/psych collectors this album is a holy grail.”) for €925. (https://rareprogpsych.com/product/dogfeet/) Not bad at all — a copy sold for £1,600 in January. (https://www.popsike.com/DOGFEET-ST-UK-1st-PRESS-REFLECTION-COMPLETE/284521844078.html)
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Here is the demo, which I think is far better than the finished product:
Here is the album version:
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