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…



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