[For INT'L] Cromwell 'At The Gallop' (GKL008/GKL008CD) ALL EDITIONS
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Initially self-released in 1975 by the Drumcondra, Dublin-based Cromwell, At The Gallop is a blistering, heavy, loud’n’lascivious ten track offering (thirteen in this expanded edition) of proto-metal infused street rock’n’roll from a time when Ireland was still under the sway of beloved traditional Irish music, conservative showbands and quasi-religious, sentimental pop pap. Despite their cultural struggles, Cromwell crafted a creative and compact catalog—five fuzzed’n’ferocious 45s and this footlong—led by co-vocalist/bassist Michael Kiely’s come hither coo and fey Jagger pose’n’preen, the in-the-pocket drumming of Derek Dawson and minor-guitar hero moves of Patrick Brady, exercising taste, talent and towering mountains of fuzz’n’fury as comfortably as greasy ‘70s raunch and rural modes. At The Gallop is a rare—fetching upwards of 400€ when the original LP does appear—little-heard classic in the pub/fried rock’n’roll/proto-punk terrain.
RIYL: Teenage Head/Flamingo-era Flamin’ Groovies, Mott The Hoople, ‘70s Stones, pre-punk American street rock and the Bonehead Crunchers series.
• First time reissue, including bonus tracks from the group’s rare singles.
• Insert featuring rare photos and in-depth liner notes by Jeremy Cargill (Got Kinda Lost Records / Ugly Things Magazine).
“Emerging from the giant shadow cast by the greatness of Thin Lizzy, this obscure band with a venomous guitar attack, and dual vocalists that kick ass and take names, puts the ‘ire’ in Ireland and delivers with a sound that’s not for the squeamish.”—Rich Haupt (Rockadelic Records / The Acid Archives)
A01 Ireland (The Wild One) (3:28)
A02 Down On The Town (3:32)
A03 First Day (3:25)
A04 You Got It Made (3:39)
A05 At The Gallop (2:24)
A06 Stomp Stomp Stomp* (2:50)
A07 You Hate It To Turn (3:40)
B01 Guinness Rock (4:14)
B02 Hoodwinked (Instrumental) (2:24)
B03 Nothing Left To See (4:10)
B04 Deal Me In (2:47)
B05 Dawson's Fun Palace (3:27)
B06 Guinness Rock (45 Version)* (3:47)