Haycock, Pete

Band members               Related acts

- Livingston Brown -- bass, synthesizers

- Chris Bucknall - keyboards

- Pete Haycock -- guitar, synthesizers

- Chris North -- drums

- Pete Thompson -- drums

- Mike Stevens -- sax



The Climax Blues Band

- Pete Haycock's Climax Band





Genre: rock

Rating: *** (3 stars)

Title:  Guitar and Son

Company: I.R.S. / No Speak

Catalog: IRS-42100

Year: 1988

Country/State: UK

Grade (cover/record): VG+/VG+

Comments: small promo stamp on back cover

Available: 1

GEMM catalog ID: 4818

Price: $9.00

Cost: $1.00


I bought this at a Salvation Army store having just gone through a Climax Blues Band binge and recognizing Haycock's name.  


To be honest, anyone expecting to hear a collection of Climax-styled English blues is going to be massively disappointed by 1988's "Guitar and Son".  An all instrumental set, material such as 'Liberty' and 'Dr. Brown I Presume' clearly underscores Haycock's credentials as a rock guitarist.  That said, you could easily mistake this for something out of the Steve Morse/Dixie Dregs catalog.  While technically stunning, it just doesn't do much for my ears.  If I had to pick a couple of highlights I'd go with the Big Country-ish 'The Claymore' and the relatively funky 'Down To Bay Six'.   


"Guitar and Son" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) Liberty (instrumental)  (Pete Haycock) - 

2.) Lucienne (instrumental)  (Pete Haycock) - 

3.) Spikes (instrumental)  (Pete Haycock) - 

4.) Terry Anne (instrumental)  (Pete Haycock) - 

5.) Dr. Brown I Presume (instrumental)  (Pete Haycock) - 


(side 2)
1.) The Claymore (instrumental)  (Pete Haycock) - 

2.) Down To Bay Six (instrumental)  (Pete Haycock) - 

3.) Rebecca (instrumental)  (Pete Haycock) - 

4.) The New York Stakes (instrumental)  (Pete Haycock) - 

5.) Follow That Frog (instrumental)  (Pete Haycock) - 


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