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The biggest hit with " Bloodrock 2 " was an epic eight-minute composition "D.O.A.". It is thanks to her drive on the basis of sales received a " Gold " status. On the wave of interest in heavy music generated by the great trio ("Purple", "Sabbath", "Zeppelin"), a host of teams trying to master the genre. Among these were the American "Grand funk railroad" and their compatriots "Bloodrock". Background of the last command started in the early 60x when four guys from the Texas town of Fort Worth founded a band called "The naturals". The founders of the project are Jim Rutledge (b. January 24, 1947, percussion, vocals) and Nick Taylor (guitar, vocals), and the company they amounted Ed Grundy (bass, vocals) and Dean Parks (guitar) .
After releasing one single team I changed the sign to "Crowd + 1 ". Under this name, the group has existed until 1969 and released several singles. By the time Dean Parks was replaced by Lee Pikins and composed appeared keyboardist Stephen Hill.
In 1969 the sign was changed to "Bloodrock", and the management team took over the manager "Grand funk railroad" Terry Knight.Accordingly, that fact can not affect the work of "Bloodrock", who have taken as a basis style " grandfankovtsev ". Do not refuse and musicians from blues a la "Led zeppelin". The contract was signed with American label "Capitol", and at the end of 1969, this company released self-titled debut album "Bloodrock". The album turned out good-quality hard-fatal work immediately gives the team a cult status. The best tracks on the disk become "Fantastic Piece of Architecture" to "bury" the body in the spirit of "Doors" and "Melvin Laid an Egg" with interesting transitions between keyboards guitar gashes.
By the time the second disc recording Rutledge is completely focused on a microphone stand ,providing a drum set at the disposal of Rick Cobb. The biggest hit with " Bloodrock 2 " was an epic eight-minute composition "D.O.A.". It is thanks to her drive on the basis of sales received a " Gold " status.
On the next record began flirting with progressive, but " grandfankovskie " tone since nowhere and did not disappear. The trend toward "progressive" and continued on "Bloodrock U.S.A.", but no pop group is not added. By the way, Pikins by that time had disappeared, and the team came Warren Ham. It was he who replaced frontman Rutledge later escaped. With him, the band released a couple of albums, "Passage" and "Whirlwind Tongues".These releases were not very successful. It did not help, and replacement drummer (this place in 1974 took Randy Ryder) .
Finally lost his orientation and knocked off the road a strong competition in 1975, the group was disbanded. They remembered about it only on the turn of the millennium, when the lights went out compilation "Triptych",which includes songs from the "Passage" and "Whirlwind Tongues", as well as unrealized material previously unreleased album "Unspoken Words".