Charge - Charge (LP)
Sommor Records present the first ever legit vinyl reissue of Charge's self-titled album, originally released in 1973. An impossible-to-find, private psychedelic hard-rock album. Charge were a British power-trio born from the ashes of local South Coast heavy-blues bands Baby Bertha and Sweet Poison. Comprised of Dave Ellis (guitar), Pete Gibbons (drums), and Ian Mclaughlin (bass), they played heavy rock influenced by Hendrix, Cream, Free, Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, etc. In 1973, they cut a demo album at SRT studios of which 99 copies in blank covers were pressed and later distributed between family and friends, with a few of them also shipped to record companies in what proved to be an unsuccessful attempt at earning a recording contract. The music is raw hard-rock with unrestrained guitar, Lemmy-esque vocals, and psych/heavy progressive touches. Side B contains the epic anti-war suite "Child Of Nations". Remastered sound. Includes color insert with rare photos and liner notes by David Wells; includes download card.