Killing Floor (2) ‎– Killing Floor

Spark ‎– SRLP 102
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo


A1 Woman You Need Love 4:57
A2 Nobody By My Side 5:03
A3 Come Home Baby 4:09
A4 Bedtime Blues 7:42
A5 Sunday Morning 1:01
A6 Try To Understand 2:40
B1 My Mind Can Ride Easy 2:33
B2 Wet 0:39
B3 Keep On Walking 5:09
B4 Forget It! 5:30
B5 Lou's Blues 2:40
B6 People Change Your Mind 8:40

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This is the first UK Issue of Killing Floor's debut album on SPARK Records.
Also issued on SIRE Records SES 97019 in the U.S.A

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side label): SRLP 102A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side label): SRLP 102B
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout): SRLP 102 A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout): SRLP 102 B-1

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AK212 Killing Floor (2) Killing Floor(CD, Album, RE) Akarma AK212 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
REPUK 1217 Killing Floor (2) Killing Floor(CD, Album, RE) Repertoire Records REPUK 1217 UK & Europe 2014 Sell This Version
AK212 Killing Floor (2) Killing Floor(LP, Album, RE) Akarma AK212 Italy 2002 Sell This Version
SRLM 2004 Killing Floor (2) Original Killing Floor(LP, RE) Spark SRLM 2004 UK 1973 Sell This Version
AIRAC-1347 Killing Floor (2) Killing Floor(CD, Album, RM, RE, Pap) Air Mail Archive AIRAC-1347 Japan 2007 Sell This Version


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September 2, 2012
Listening to Killing Floor's debut LP today essentially rearranged Chicago blues songs given a bombastic heavy rock treatment you cannot dismiss the impact and influence of Led Zeppelin's self-titled debut,which was released six months earlier, in January 1969. The band's fledgling label, Spark, decided to them record "original" material during sessions in Pye Recording Studios, so vocalist Bill Thorndycraft reportedly spent several days thereafter in the studio's restroom, where he reluctantly rewrote all the group's lyrics. The only song that didn't end up as an "original" was their cover of Willie Dixon's "You Need Love" (retitled "Woman You Need Love"), the same song later purloined by Led Zeppelin for "Whole Lotta Love." The next track, "Nobody By My Side," repeats the same two-line riff from Zeppelin's "How Many More Times," which had been purloined by Zeppelin from Albert King's "The Hunter." "Come Home Baby," a honky tonk blues original, features pleasant ivory-tickling by Lou Martin (this song was later covered by bluesman Jimmy Witherspoon on Spoonful of Blues). The hymn-like "Sunday Morning" features Martin on harpsichord. Much of the rest of the album continues along in the same fashion. There are the occasional sloppy mistakes, both in the playing and the album's production, but, all in all, Killing Floor is a fine collection of B-level British blues-rock.