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Volcanic Rock Import

4.5 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Sunrise (Come My Way)
  2. Freedom
  3. Till My Death
  4. The Prophet
  5. Intro: Pound of Flesh
  6. Shylock


Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 11, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Imports
  • ASIN: B009VIDEQO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #360,343 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By S. Wood on November 20, 2006
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I stumbled across this album through blog sites which reviewed unknown, obscure or forgotten bands of various genres. Buffalo was a band formed in the early 70's in Australia, following the blues and hard rock tradition. Their first lp dipped into a variety of hard rock and blues styles, some of which was very good, but overall lacked cohesiveness. During their tour they went back to the studio and cranked out this masterpiece, which was straight up heavy hard rock. There is not a bad tune in the bunch, from "Sunrise," to what became their signature concert tune, "Shylock," one of the heaviest tunes to come out of the 70s. How to decribe it? Think Steppenwolf vocals with Sabbath's rhythm section, and you come close. From quick, pounding tunes to 9+ minute epics, Volcanic Rock is THE unheard 70's hard rock masterpiece that was criminally overlooked overseas. Now on cd, listeners have a chance to check out one of the great Australian rock bands of the 70s. Bonus cuts include a mono single version of "Sunrise," and a live version of "Shylock" which sounds like an audience recording -- not very good sound quality, but it gives an insight as to their live performance.
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Another great re-issue from the early 70s classical rock era.6 songs and 37 minutes in length.Southwind re-issue is not remastered but that in no way takes away from the dirt and grit of this cd.Tracks 2,4,5,& 6 are the standouts.8 page booklet with lyrics and pictures,but no band imformation....support your favorite artists.
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Do you know anyone that needs an education in the history of Australian Rock ? forget the books and Youtube, slide this sucker into your CD player, strap that passenger down and drive into the night, long after the petrol is gone you'll still be rolling on that album, your passenger will be a desciple and you'll both be be steering that vehicle into the 70's.
Buffalo invented the volume control on your stereo,it's there for this album, for the riffs that come out of the distance and slam you like a freight train into a melon wagon, for the searing sounds of Baxter's guitar, and the power of that rhythm section that puts fear into pig iron, ( Wells and Jimmy E ),all that sound to protect the earth from the weight of the vocals from Dave Tice, buy this album, you will not be dissapointed, I don't go anywhere without it and I'm going there now.
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Nice fat-70s hard rock. Lots of big, slow, crushing, Sabbath-like riffs. Singer has a monster baritone. Great party music. Plus-my favorate part-it's on VERTIGO.

Play loud. Enjoy/
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For being such a good hard rock album that will not date. It's got too much freestyle to be formula. And it's too raw for award night virtuosity. All the instrumentation falls into place. It's like the drum, bass and guitar had just met in this volcano and fallen into bare knuckle love. The lyrics have meaning. And Dave Tice's voice is what a hard rock singer's voice should be. This album and Blackfeather's At The Mountains Of Madness are the great Australian hard rock albums of the 70's.
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I saw this group Live 3 times, and their attack of heavy rock was phenomenal. Also saw Black Sabbath when they were out here in 1975, and there was really no comparison. If Buffalo would've had a promotion & touring program put together properly, they would've been as big as Sabbath & Slade, not too far behind Zeppelin. Listen to this & feel just raw energy. Takes me back to when Rock was ROCK...
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Buffalo never were known in the U.S. and it is a shame! This album, Volcanic Rock, released in 1973, was as good as any hard rock I was hearing on AOR radio at the time. The first song Sunrise (Come My Way) and the last Shylock are especially good, but the whole package is great.
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