27 Nov Steve Miller Band – Rock Love – Mini-LP Papersleeve CD Replica
Elemental Music, together with Universal Music Spain proudly presents a new CD reissue of the long unavailable sixth album by the Steve Miller Band, Rock Love. Originally released in 1971 by Capitol Records, this album was recorded with bassist Bobby Winkelman (the only surviving member, together with Steve Miller himself, of the former band’s line up), along with players from Winkelman’s previous group, the psychedelic rock band Frumious Bandersnatch (which included Ross Valory – a future member of Journey – on bass, and Jack King on drums). Bobby Winkelman was in the band (having moved back to rhythm guitar) for the live recordings that constitute the album’s first side, but is not credited on the original back cover. David Denny, who would join the band in 1976, is a guest guitarist (again uncredited) on “Blues without Blame”. Rock Love consists of the aforementioned three blues-rock tracks taped live –among them the lengthy jam-style “Love Shock”, lasting nearly 12 minutes – plus four studio tracks. The album helped to rebound Miller’s sagging career at the time and, although it is not considered one of his best efforts, it offers a great retrospective of this legendary band before entering the mainstream circuit.
01 – THE GANGSTER IS BACK 2:37
02 – BLUES WITHOUT BLAME 5:52
03 – LOVE SHOCK 11:39
04 – LET ME SERVE YOU 2:27
05 – ROCK LOVE 2:30
06 – HARBOR LIGHTS 4:10
07 – DELIVERANCE 9:17
STEVE MILLER, vocals & guitar
Ross Vallory, bass
Jack King, drums
Bobby Winkelman, rhythm guitar (on tracks 1-3)
David Denny, guitar (on track 2)
Tracks 1 & 2, recorded live at Pirate’s World, Hollywood, Florida, 1971.
Track 3, recorded live at Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California, 1971.
Tracks 4-7 recorded at Funky Features studio, San Francisco, 1971.
Engineered by Jack Leahy.
All tracks composed and produced by Steve Miller.