CHOOGLIN: Sweet Time : CD

Good, solid, ‘70s heavy rock from this Minneapolis band. Losing much of the speed and fury of the debut, this sounds like a record that would have been on Atco or Elektra circa 1972. Please note this also means there are softer songs in the mix. Chooglin have nailed the vibe and feel of the era coming on like a mix of Mountain, Deep Purple, Steppenwolf, and Grand Funk Railroad. Live photos show a horn section, so it would seem the band is embracing the aesthetic fully. There may seem to be a bit of a wink and a nod here, but it is unlikely that anyone would go this far just for a laugh. Fans of stuff like Cherry Valence and the Dirtbombs may wanna give this a listen.

 –frame (Big Legal Mess)