Web - I Spider. 1970 England


Web at this stage had moved on from their bluesy slightly jazzy psych period, into the more trendy progressive rock that was infiltrating all UK bands at the time. Despite being on Polydor, it sounds like an album that would've been more at home on a label like Dawn or Neon. Highly melodic, perhaps melancholic, rock music with guitar, organ and sax. And maybe best of all are the mournful vocals of Dave Lawson. Arguably even better than "I Spider" is the next stage of the band, known as Samurai - an album we will most certainly cover eventually.

Personal collection
CD: 2008 Esoteric

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