SNAFU – Situation Normal

Angel Air www.angelair.co.uk

This is the band’s second album originally released back in 1974 and saw Pete Solley take more of the limelight, which as a result sees this album have a much more country rock leaning than the debut. That said, like the debut the band try a fair few musical avenues throughout the album including the folk meets country of ‘Brown Eyed Beauty & the Blue Assed Fly’ This is great musical fun with Pete Solley laying down some mean fiddle playing.

Micky Moody shows his classy slide playing on ‘No Bitter Taste’, a lovely blues rock stomper. For me it does drift a little on the extended jam of ‘Playboy Blues’. Mind you ‘Big Dog Lusty’ is a corker, like the Eagles in their prime. Vocalist Bobby Harrison is the unsung star of Snafu as he has such a powerful and emotive vocal, quite why he never became more well known is a mystery.

A more country influenced album than the debut and if you like the blues/rock side of  Micky Moody’s playing then the debut is a better bet.

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Jason Ritchie

Snafu album review





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