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Totty (1977)

From the blistering Southern rock instrumental opener, 'Thus Saith The Lord', to the final chords of 'Somebody Help Me', this explosive album by the Oklahoma-based Totty brothers simply rocks from beginning to end. Dennis and Byron Totty, supported by a revolving door of drummers, rock their way through 9 self-penned tracks as if they're a major headlining act, instead of an obscure duo from Tulsa whose privately-pressed eponymous album from 1977 enjoyed sales of just 50 copies (the number the brothers reportedly pressed!). Rumour has it that the brothers Totty recorded another album later, but it is only on this stylish debut that we are able to make our judgement. Influences are in abundance, but more often than not it is Led Zeppelin's power R&B that we are reminded of, although Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top also spring easily to mind. (buy it)

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Totty - Wicked Truth

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

SUPER LP!
WOULD IT BE POSSIBLE TO RE-UP GRACIOUS?
THANKS,
JT

FM SHADES said...

killer man! thx

Sal Gal said...

Best hard rock band EVER!

MrSSB said...

The first version of this lp was released with a white cover and no artwork. It was made as part of a 'promo-pack', used to send to booking agents, radion stations, etc. That is the version that had only 50 copies printed. This version, with the artwork, was the same disk, only with artwork and photos donated from various people who wanted to help the band. There were 1000 of that version pressed and distributed.

The Totty Brothers have a MY Space page.