Sundance (11) ‎– Rain, Steam Speed

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Decca ‎– TXS 111
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Textured Gatefold Sleeve
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music_emporium

December 30, 2016
Sundance were from Birmingham and made a mere two albums of which this is the first. An unfairly overlooked curio, Rain Steam & Speed seems to be collectible because the drummer later joined Judas Priest. The good news is he had the good taste to leave Judas Priest to join Sundance, but later rejoined the metal behemoths when Sundance's bid for commercial success was not to be. A modest travesty that this HM association should be the only reason collectors seek it out, as it certainly deserves to be known for a whole lot more.

How about the great songs of principals Bob Bowman and John Lynham, and their unashamed discipleship of The Band? Mistakenly sometimes lumped in with the Pub Rock movement, Sundance were early exponents of what we insatiable music nerds who crave the stuff call: 'British Country Rock'. Along with Brinsley Schwarz, Help Yourself, Matthews Southern Comfort, Cochise, Sutherland Brothers & Quiver and one or two others, this is what kept us sane in those lean years between the death of Prog and the beginning of Punk.

Notable tracks 'I See The Road' and single 'Coming Down' still sound untouched by the passing years and continue to make grown men crave gingham and ill fitting cowboy hats.

Two other final passing footnotes of interest: Guitarist, John Lynham later joined Celtic flavoured band: Quill, and lastly, Sundance reunited in 1994 but with few of the original members except for Lynham.

Still not released in any modern format, my vinyl copy could definitely do with a digital overhaul, if there any kind souls out there with a private copy, please do look me up?
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music_emporium

May 21, 2013
This curio seems to be collectible because the drummer later joined Judas Priest. What a travesty and a sad vulgar little footnote in the underpants of rock 'n' roll, to be damned with this sorry association

It certainly deserves to be known for a whole lot more. How about the great songs of leader Bob Bowman and their unashamed discipleship of The Band. Mistakenly sometimes lumped in with the Pub Rock movement, Sundance were early exponents of what we strange music nerds who crave the stuff call: British Country Rock. Along with Brinsley Schwarz, Help Yourself, Matthews Southern Comfort, Cochise, Sutherland Brothers & Quiver and one or two others, this is what kept us sane in those lean years between the death of Prog and the beginning of Punk.

Lead tracks 'I See The Road' and single 'Coming Down' still sound untouched by the passing years and continue to make grown men crave Gingham.