Monday, November 28, 2011

Point Blank - Point Blank

Year of release: 1976
Genre: Southern Rock/Hard Rock
Country: U.S.A.

01. Free Man
02. Moving
03. Wandering
04. Bad Bees
05. That's The Law
06. Lone Star Fool
07. Distance
08. In This World

In a few words:
Sometimes I wonder why some really good bands didn't manage to make a huge success. Point Blank is a good example. They formed in 1974 and released their self-titled debut in 1976. They are from Texas and, consequently, southern rock flows in their veins. The songs are driven by the excellent dual guitar work of Randy Burns and Kim Davis. Jack O‘Daniel (vocals) gives the proper attitude in every song, while Phillip Petty (bass) and Peter Gruen (drums) keep the rhythm steady. If I could describe the whole album with one phrase, this could be: "hard rock with a southern flavor". If you were to a bar, I am sure that you would love to listen to this album (with plenty of beers of course). The band is still active, having released a studio album in 2009 - 27 years after the previous one! Fans of ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blackfoot and Molly Hatchet should check the album immediately. 

Personal highlights: 
"Free Man", "That's The Law" and "Distance"


Dr. X said...

DUDE, This album is AMAZING, thank you so much :)))) (i did not knew the band, btw)

Strange Taste In Music said...

Yes it is!!! Isn't it strange that this album did not make success? I still wonder why.

It definitely rocks...

Thanks for your comment. Nice to see you around... ;-)