Brothers Adrian and Paul Curtis (later changed surname to Gurvitz) after 2 fine albums under the moniker GUN, created Three Man Army...of which this is their debut album! Now digitally remastered and with 2 bonus tracks and a lavish booklet. As with Gun they are/were still a rock power trio but with prog tendencies here and there! Adrian on vocals and guitar, Paul on Bass and vocals...and before they settled on Tony Newman on drums, on this particular album they had stick help from Buddy Miles and Mike kelly (Spooky Tooth).
Opening track " Butter Queen" has all you could ever want from a powerrock trio, good vocals, superb and high flying lead guitars, solid bass and thundering drums from Buddy Miles. In all this is really a fine debut album and a great follow up to the greatness Gun shoved promises of. It is in that typical UK power trio tradition most of us rock/prog freaks have come to expect and respect.
Though that fine production, the music here are somewhat still raw without being fuzzy!
I really love this album/band and it takes me back to those days where everything was direct,pure and honest as opposed to todays trickery, pitch knobs and effect gadgets.
Mind you, there are the occasional ballad like, semi acoustic tune as the instrumental title track incl. string arrangement as opposed to the high powered tunes here!
Here´s hoping that Esoteric also has their ears and mind set on the " Mahesha" album!
If some or indeed all of the above...ticked your boxes !? The GO buy this classic gem!
Oh trvia: These fine muscians Gurvitz bros. eventually went on to: Baker Gurvitz Army.