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9 Nov 2016

Glory “On The Air” 1970 US Psych Stoner Rock

Glory “On The Air” 1970 US amazing Psych Stoner Rock release by Rockadelic Records 2001… recommended …!
In their cities, as a rule, there is always one or more religious groups. Groups that become local heroes, but, for various reasons, never knocked out in the big leagues. It is this group and was “Glory” from San Diego (California). Formed a group Jerry Raney (who later became the founder of groups such as “Shine”, “Jerry Raney And The Shames” and party to such famous teams as “The Farmers”, “Beat Farmers”) and Jack Pinney (ex-“Iron Butterfly” ‘66). In 1970 they recorded a live album for a local radio station “KRPI”, which was published by “Rich Haupt’s Rockadelic” in the 2001 edition of 600 copies. On the LP to quote Jerry Raney: «DJ equipment set up, introduced the band and left. We guys did not know what to do: whether to declare every song, whether in between, adjust tool. As a result, we drank beer and thought what a thing to play again. “Reduction Clark Faville conscientiously fulfilled, so the band’s sound was awesome. Powerful guitar riffs, powerful vocals, excellent rhythm section. But honestly, nothing new guys do not come up with - they played traditional hard rock in the tradition of "Blue Cheer” and “Led Zeppelin”. The record consists of half covers, half of his own material. In the future, the way some members of the group often overlap - Jack Pinney has been involved with “The Farmers”, “Beat Farmers” with Jerry Raney. On the other participants do not know anything…… 


Glory was probably San Diego’s longest-lived underground rock band. Formed in the late sixties, Glory played their brand of straight ahead, kick ass rock and roll until the early 80’s at which time guitarist Jerry Raney formed the prolific Beat Farmers. “On The Air” was recorded live in 1970 during a broadcast from the studios of San Diego’s “underground” radio station KPRI. The result is an “in your face” performance built around their amazing rhythm section and led by wailing guitars and incredibly powerful vocals. Great original tunes like “Morning Ride”, “Slow Back” and “Another Man Done Gone” shows that these boys were street wise and nail tough. They also do justice to classic rock tunes like Bo Diddley’s “Who Do You Love” which they transform into what sounds like an evil threat from a serial killer. Overall the LP is dark but energetic and shows why Glory earned their well deserved reputation as rock and roll mercenaries. 


Excellent stomping heavyboogierock recorded back in June 1970. Glory was a 5 piece band from San Diego, that is the only facts I have found so far. I guess the band was pretty shortlived, played several gigs at the local San Diego scene and elsewhere in Texas but nothing outside the state. Never had a fair go with the labels and therefore they dissapeared. On The Air have been pieced together by Clark Faville for Rockadelic, Faville have made quite a few other interesting re-issues as well. This is a great package not only the performance but also the excellent comic cover showing the band on the air in the studio, they look really cool. On The Air is pretty British sounding to my ears: Groundhogs, Juicy Lucy and Pinnacle is some of the names that pops up while playing it. Considering the playlist there is a few extraplus here, the groovers Slow Back and Bird Run have an effective feel, also Another Man Done Gone a excellent piece of heavyblues. There is two covers included Chuck Berrys Little Queenie and Juicy Lucys big hit Who do you love, Glory blows some new fuse to them. On The Air is pleasure to listen to, great bluesy guitarwork, a hammering backing section and raunchy vocals. A solid piece of vinyl. …… 

Mike Millsa - vocals 
Jerry Raney - guitar 
Jeff Jones - guitar 
Jack Butler - bass 
Jack Pinney - drums 

Clark Faville - producer 
01. Mornin 'Ride - 3:14 
02. Who Do You Love - 4:13 
03. Slow Back - 5:32 
04. Another Man Done Gone - 5:40 
05. It Really Doesn’t Matter - 4:03 
06. Come On Down - 4:23 
07. Cantaloupe Moon - 3:17 
08. Bird Run - 3:42 
09. Little Queenie - 5:51 

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