Jun 4, 2010
JOE SOAP - KEEP IT CLEAN (POLYDOR 1973) Kor mastering cardboard sleeve
Joe Soap was a band comprised of John Tennent and David Morrison. Their second album, "Keep It Clean" (as Joe Soap) (Polydor 1973) featured Jimmy McCulloch (guitar, Stone the Crows) Jerry Conway (drums, later in Jethro Tull) and Mike Kaminski (violin, from ELO).
The album features ten tracks composed by John and David with help of Sandy Robertson (producer). Two guys with rather thick but fascinating voices diffuse strong masculine beauty in all tracks. In addition to it, a mastermind violinist Mike Kaminski's scattering violin features on most of the tracks especially on Feel Strange and On The Wing are just superb. Jimmy McCulloch's intense guitar domains on every track as well. Overall, the album is an awesome combo set of typical British rock classics with strong American southern rock flavor.
John Tennent and David Morrison's second and last effort (as JOE SOAP) after the first album released previous year. With support of best British studio musicians, Keep It Clean slightly differs from Tennent & Morrison. Backing up piercing electric guitar and intense violin, the album is way solid but it also has thick and moody moments appeared on the first album. First time on CD. Paper Sleeve Mini Vinyl LP Replica with OBI, Liner Note Included, 24 Bit Digital Remastering.