Steamhammer – Mountains


I knew absolutely nothing about this group, or their album released on B&C Records in 1970. But I suspected it might be a shrewd investment when I found this VG++ copy for a quid recently. Some online snooping revealed a mint copy on ebay with a £90 price tag, so I guess this must be fairly collectable in classic rock circles.

To my ears, Steamhammer were a rather unremarkable-sounding heavy blues-rock combo, though there are some cool moments, usually when the singer shuts-up and the rhythm section goes all tribal-repetitive. Their album is packaged in a thick card gatefold with nice wraparound artwork by Chris Stepan. At first glance it looks quite lavish, but actually it’s a pretty rough, unlaminated brown card with basic one-colour printing. Smells lovely though, like an old library book.



Published in: on February 4, 2010 at 9:08 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. Lovely indeed – hjowever I suggest you push it on to some collector and inves t the profit in music-kit immediatly !!

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