LUCIFER'S FRIEND — Where the Groupies Killed the Blues

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Album · 1972

Tracklist

1. Hobo (5:02)
2. Rose on the Vine (3:54)
3. Mother (7:57)
4. ....Where the Groupies Killed the Blues (4:30)
5. Prince of Darkness (3:47)
6. Summerdream / Delirium / No Reason or Rhyme (8:19)
7. Burning Ships (7:14)

Total Time: 40:43

Line-up/Musicians

- John Lawton / vocals
- Peter Hesslein / guitars, vocals
- Deiter Horns / bass
- Joachim Reitenbach / drums
- Peter Hecht / keyboards

About this release

1972 - Vertigo(UK)(Germany) gatefold
1975 - Passport(US)
1991 - Repertoire(Germany) CD

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SouthSideoftheSky
"Hail the black redeemer, how long you been away. Caliph of the darkness, I miss you every day"

Did Lucifer's Friend create Heavy Metal with their debut and Prog Metal with this follow-up? Lucifer's Friend is a really interesting German/British band based in Germany. They basically created Heavy Metal pretty much simultaneously (and independently?) of the major bands based in Britain like Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Uriah Heep (for which Lucifer's Friend vocalist John Lawton would later sing). And here, already with their second album they go on to a fully progressive approach. Indeed, this album is more sophisticated both musically and lyrically than anything Uriah Heep has ever done. Too bad they remain virtually unknown till this day.

The opening number, Hobo, is great but it is basically a clone of Ride The Sky from the debut. The second and third tracks are nothing short of brilliant, however. The piano intro to Rose On The Vine being particularly excellent as well as the fantastic acoustic guitar solo. The keyboards are very well played and varied. We find lots of piano, organ, electric piano, Moog synthesizer and Mellotron. Some of the piano-heavy passages remind me of early Queen (first two albums). We also find lots of acoustic guitars and even string arrangements. The guitarist is also very skilled and the electric and acoustic guitar solos are often very short and snappy. No long mindless jam sessions here!

The closer Burning Ships should have been a radio Prog Rock classic like Emerson Lake & Palmer's Lucky Man or Kansas' Dust In The Wind. It would have deserved that!

It should be pointed out that John Lawton is a native Brit and there is nothing of that horrible German accent (sorry all Germans! I have my own accent to tackle) in his vocals at all. And his vocals here are terrific - almost like a young Freddie Mercury at times! Also, there is no sign at all of the fact that this band is German; this music has nothing to do with the Krautrock genre. Lucifer's Friend could indeed have been a fully British band judging from the sound (perhaps they should have been a British band in order to get more attention?)

One sad thing, though, is that the sound quality of this album is not very good. It is decent, but not even slightly better than the debut album. Many Prog Rock fans might prefer to start with the album Banquet, but for Metal fans Where The Groupies Killed The Blues is the best and, in my opinion, Lucifer's Friend's masterpiece.

An extremely underrated masterpiece!

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