Brand New / Sealed Vinyl! The Debut LP By Legendary New Zealand Band, The Underdogs Officially Re-issued For The First Time In Over 50 Years & Limited To Only 500! Beautifully Reproduced In Flip-Back Cover With Original Artwork & Liner Notes. Includes Insert.
In Stock Now ~ Only 500 Pressed! This Very Special Reissue Will Not Stick Around For Long, So Grab It While You Can!
Taken from the master tapes of the first Underdogs LP from 1968. Lovers of John Mayall and his Bluesbreakers (note the Eric Clapton tribute paid on the sleeve of this album) will love this album. The Underdogs formed in 1964 and shared the scene with other greats from the country like The La De Da’s, The Action (NZ band, not to be confused with the UK mod godfathers) and The Pleazers. They spread the rhythm and blues word from their native Auckland through several 45s on the Zodiac label and went through a series of line-up changes prior to the release of their fabulous first long player. The Underdogs Blues Band LP was recorded by Murray Grindlay on vocals, Lou Rawnsley on guitars, Neil Edwards on bass and Tony Walton on drums, and shows the group’s appreciation for Mayall’s combo – just like The Bluesbreakers’ ‘Crusade’ LP the Underdogs open their album with a cover of Albert King’s “Oh, Pretty Woman,” one of three “Bluesbreakers” songs covered on the LP. On this first long player the band storm into a world of guitar led rave-ups a la Yardbirds, organ blues grinders and even give a sight to what’s to come next with some incipient heavier sounds a la Cream.
Oh, Pretty Woman
Main Line Driver
All Your Love
It Hurts Me Too