20061110

Raven - Back to Ohio Blues (1975)

(not much info to be found - fans of Grand Theft, Phafner, and San Francisco's Shiver should grab this)

"Messed up bluesy hard rock biker statement which I'm told comes straight from this guy's reality, no posing but the real thing. Great punky vocals relate stories on smack, sex, Ohio, Harleys and everything else that makes life worth living. Sample lyrics: "gotta get high/gotta get fucked/nail me to your cross". An impressive intensity especially on side 1 and one of the few local white bluesrock LPs that truly works. A classic of mid-70s local hard stoner dementia; would make a good double bill with the Merry Airbrakes." (buy it!!!)

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Raven - Can't You See

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

What can I tell you ?
AWESOME ALBUMS MATE, YOU RULZ !!!

Joshua, Bulbous Creation & Raven are the best in ROCKADELICK,

Both VA Andergrau blow up the minds !!

ROCK ON !!!

Dustin said...

Raven has a myspace http://www.myspace.com/backtoohioblues. You can hear some tracks from this LP, and I hear there will be new, previously unreleased content from some recordings he made back in the day.