Round House - Down to Earth. 1973 Germany

Round House are a German group who obviously spent a lot of time with their Chicago Transit Authority album collection. And they do a pretty convincing job with their variation of the horn rock sound. Some excellent grooves and they tend to veer towards the jazzy side, always a plus in this genre. Much better, I feel, than the more known Brain label horn groups like Emergency and Creative Rock. While the debut is also great, followup album Down to Earth is quite a bit more adventurous and includes a near side long suite similar to Chicago's 'A Girl from Buchanon', but overall less pop oriented. There's plenty of great music to be found here, especially considering the fiery Terry Kath inspired wah wah guitar.

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LP: 1973 Harvest

Note that Rateyourmusic lists the group as from Zurich, Switzerland. According to the backside of the LP of Down to Earth, which has extensive liner notes, the band was based in Germany, though the leader of the group is originally from Switzerland. One of the members is from Hungary while another is French. I would consider this a German band, given that's the origin of the group as an entity. They also have the date and band name wrong. A trifecta of errors! Discogs has all the entries correctly attributed.

Not reissued in any format (legal that is) as I move this post from the CDRWL.

Last listen: 2009

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