Continuing with the same group lineup as on Rough and Ready, Jeff Beck Group was slagged off by critics for Steve Cropper's admittedly lazy production. However, several of the songs hold up masterfully, including the skronky "Ice Cream Cakes," the superlative redo of Don Nix's "Going Down," and the beautifully sad and wistful instrumental, "Definitely Maybe." Beware of early, poor-sounding versions.
Clive Chapman (bs)
Max Middleton (piano)
Cozy Powell (drms)
Bob Tench (vcls)
I know that this album is nowhere as good as the Rod Stewart period albums which gave Led Zeppelin a run for their money, but it is still a quality piece of work. While it's true that Jeff's guitar is used sparingly throughout this album, the record is credited to the Jeff Beck Group, so it is really an album concentrating on the whole ensemble who do a remarkable job on this album.
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