Friday, April 25, 2008

Y&T - 1978 - Struck Down

Struck Down was Yesterday & Today's second long-player, and their last release prior to changing their name to Y&T in the early '80s. And though not as consistent as the band's rock-solid debut two years earlier, it too collects a wealth of enjoyable material performed by an already very confident and mature band. Most noticeable of all, Struck Down is astoundingly heavy for its time, with high-energy cuts like the title track, "Road," and "Dreams of Egypt" packing loads of guts and swagger and evincing a bite which aptly captures the band's legendary live power onto vinyl. A few pedestrian moments, including the cheesy shuffle "Nasty Sadie," the rather one-dimensional "I'm Lost," and the psychedelic anachronism "Stargazer" keep this from being a fully satisfactory set, but they certainly could have done a lot worse... by Ed Rivadavia, All Music Guide

1. Struck Down
2. Pleasure in My Heart
3. Road'
4. Nasty Sadie
5. Dreams of Egypt
6. Tried to Show You
7. I'm Lost
8. Stargazer

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1 comment:

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