In the era of the late sixties to the mid seventies this is probably one of the greatest, yet underrated rock bands of them all. Back then I always, and I mean always, looked past commercial radio for something more obscure, extremely hard rockin, underground. I found it in Armageddon.
Keith Relf is Armageddon. His vocals are otherworldly.
Martin Pugh's guitar work is in a word, unique. I've never heard anything like it before. Words like sizzle, razor sharp etc. don't begin to describe it.
Louis Cennamo on bass fits perfect.
Bobby Caldwell on drums sounds like a machine. Unbelieveable.
I feel this album will also appeal to the younger motorheads who weren't even around in 1975.
The original liner notes describe it as "highly sophisticated, tangibly moody and breathlessly intense." It is every bit of that. I wore out my first copy and picked up a another one in 1978. It is an ornament that will remain sealed. I then procured a white label promo and played that one almost to death. I have around 2,500 LP's from my party days. This one stands alone as my all time favorite Rock album.
The Import CD does not contain the original liner notes, although it does give a good but brief bio of the group inside. And where the original L.P. had the lyrics printed on the inner sleeve the CD doesn't contain them. But don't let those minor omissions stop you from enjoying one of the greatest underground rock albums ever.
This album should be played LOUD.