Chariot-Chariot 1968

Hard rocking US power trio spun off from '66-'68 Los Angeles Knack
Dates of release are usually given as 1968,
but it is believed to have been as late as 1971
Straight forward, hard rock with soulful raspy vocals, tight playing, tight songs
Hard rocking, not really psychy,
A mainstream play at a radio friendly Grand Funk/ James Gang sound
Guitar playing is tasteful, and in service to the song,
therefore, no long crazed solos
Overall, a solid and enjoyable late 60's/early 70's hard rock album,
that should have been a radio staple
Reviewed by zphage, 25/06/2011.

Chariot’s lone musical offering, this eponymous release with its stunning artwork, appeared on the obscure National General label (NG2003) in 1968. The label, which apparently was the musical arm of the National General Cinema corporation, was distributed by Buddah Records and only lasted long enough to issue a handful of records including several undistinguished soundtracks.

Chariot, which evolved out of a '60s outfit called The Knack, are often described as a Cream-influenced blues/psych trio, although to many ears their sound exhibits more than a hint of a classic flower power groove, with some decidedly progressive touches. Although the other band members seem to have disappeared without trace, English-born drummer Pug Baker went on to play with a number of minor bands, such as the RCA-signed Rocking Horse, and Waves, a group that enjoyed a short tenure with Epic. Baker is still bashing the skins, and is currently plying his trade with southern rockers Ghost Riders.
Reviewed by music_emporium 17 avril 2013.

Psychedelic Rock / Hard Rock/ Blues-Rock/mainstream rock

1.Yolanda Jones
2.You Let Me Love You
3.Gamblin' Man
4.The War Is Over
5.Home Wreckin' Mama
6.Hey People
7.Variety Woman
8.Got To Be A Lover
9.Poor Man Blues

Line-up / Musicians:

Michael Kaplan - Guitar;
Larry Gould - Bass & Lead Vocal;
Pug Baker - Drums 

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