Monday, December 24, 2012

Glory - Damnation Of Adam Blessing (1973 heavy psych and hard rock - Akarma cd edition - Wave)


Cleveland acid rock combo the Damnation of Adam Blessing was formed in 1968 from the ashes of a pair of local garage bands, the Society and Dust; led by frontman Adam Blessing (Bill Constable), the group also included guitarists Jim Quinn and Bob Kalamasz, bassist Ray Benich, and drummer Bill Schwark. After months of relentless local gigging -- often as the opener for hometown heroes the James Gang -- the Damnation of Adam Blessing signed to United Artists and issued their self-titled debut LP in 1969, followed by a tour in support of the Faces. Second Damnation followed a year later, generating the minor hit "Back to the River"; with their third album, 1971's Which Is Justice, Which Is the Thief, Schwark was replaced by Blessing's drummer brother Ken Constable. In 1973, the group renamed itself Glory, releasing a self-titled LP on the UA subsidiary Avalanche before disbanding. The Italian reissue imprint Akarma re-released all of the Damnation of Adam Blessing's albums in the early to mid-2000s as either straight-up re-releases or with additional bonus tracks. The label even released a reissue of the obscure Glory album and offered deluxe vinyl pressings of most of the CDs as well.
  Glory is Damnation's final album, recorded in 1973. The Damnation Of Adam Blessing - Glory released their final album in 1973, but not under the same name. There were some changes in the group’s direction prior to the release of this album. After being dropped by United Artist, the group broke up and then resurfaced as Glory. Ironically the label Avalanche released the album - they were a subsidiary of UA. Adam Blessing reverted back to his given name Bill Constable, and brother Ken also joined the group on vocals and guitar. Ken had a higher voice than Bill, so this made for a splendid give and take between the two brothers, and some soaring sweet harmonies were the product of that sibling vocal tandem.(Jason Ankeny)

Tracklist:
01 - Sunny Days
02 - Find Out Lover
03 - I Got A Feeling
04 - Mrs. Walker
05 - You Can Believe
06 - Hot Momma
07 - Get Up
08 - Nightmare
09 - Dan



Credits
Bill Constable (Adam Blessing) - Lead Vocals
Ken Constable - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Bob Kalamasz - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Jim Quinn - Guitar, Vocals, Percussions
Ray Benick - Bass 
Bill Schwark - Drums
Phil Giallombardo - Keyboards

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