|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||blues rock blues progressive rock rock classic rock british prog|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s|
During its short life, Blodwyn Pig made a valuable contribution to the British blues boom in the late 60s. The band was formed when Mick Abrahams (7 April 1943, Luton, Bedfordshire, England; guitar) left the fast-rising Jethro Tull in 1969. His energetic and fluid playing blended well with the rest of the band, Jack Lancaster (saxophone), Andy Pyle (bass) and Ron Berg (drums). The fine 1969 debut, Ahead Rings Out, with its famous pig cover, was a critical success, containing a healthy mixture of various styles of progressive blues. The Jethro Tull-influenced Aint Ya Comin Home and the superb slide guitar of Dear Jill were but two highlights. Lancasters lengthy The Modern Alchemist showcased his jazz influence and saxophone skills. The band were a prolific live attraction, and Abrahams delighted the crowds with his exceptional showpiece, Cats Squirrel, probably the only time that a Cream number had been...