Chest Fever ( Song by The Band )

My personal favourite from the album ‘Big Pink’ mentioned in the  previous post.

The   hardest rocking tune of the set – memorable  for  Garth Hudson’s absolutely stonking organ work , Robbie Robertson’s slightly unsettling guitar riffs ,an odd, woozy horn-centred bridge, killer support from the rest of the ensemble and ,not least, the full and visceral production of John Simon. The lyrics don’t make a great deal of sense, but I find that sorta attractive …

Great Picasso-like album cover art too! That at a time when photos of the artists were the norm.

Every track is probably  now regarded as a classic, and the follow  up ‘The Band’ LP from 1969 is just as good. Influential is an  understatement…

 

 

One thought on “Chest Fever ( Song by The Band )

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s