3PM - Better Late Than Never. 1981 USA

3PM reminds me quite a bit of another band I recently wrote about: The Fents. 3PM also starts out with some slap bass, and slick funky fusion. But it doesn't take long for the guitars to distort, and the rhythms to get jagged. There are some pretty wicked progressive rock compositions embedded throughout. Just when you think this is going to be a monster, they revert back to some cruise ship styled loungers. It was 1981 after all. Overall a very fine record that fusion fans won't want to miss.

3PM were based in Raleigh, North Carolina. After breaking up, the rhythm section formed the basis of the Steve Morse Band. However, drummer Doug Morgan left prior to their first recording.

Personal collection
LP: 1981 Ostinato

No CD reissues exist as I write this.

Last listen: April 29, 2012

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