Saturday, 25 February 2017

Jeronimo - Cosmic Blues (1970)

 The debut album from this German band.

The band was a four piece with a lineup of guitars, keyboards, bass, guitars and English vocals.

Jeronimo was a commercially successful band who released three albums in their flash-like career. Cosmic Blues was indeed a very successful album with two hitsingles. Both singles and the album reached # 1 in most European countries. They also toured this album with the likes of Golden Earring and Steppenwolf. Some legendary tours.

The band is listed as a krautrock band in ProgArchives. That may have been where they headed on their two final albums.

This album though is a thirty-seven minutes long album who lands somewhere between Kinks and Cream.

High energy beat music with some blues and a lot of pop music too. The music is pretty hard. But it still retain some teenybopper choruses and melody lines. A lot of them, in fact.

The two hit singles here are very typical teenybopper stuff. Stuff you can jump and dance to. Songs that makes me cringe. If I was more than two years old when this album was released, I would probably jump up and down too. I may have been mislead to think this was the coolest thing on this planet. But I would have been wrong.

This album comes across as a bit of a beat and teenybopper album. There is still enough qualities here to give it a decent rating. There are a couple of very decent songs here too and it ends with a fairly good song in the form of Heya. I will not give up on this band.

2 points

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