In the late 1960s, with the first flowering of progressive rock and heavy rock, bands of both disciplines – and many straddling the two – began sprouting like mushrooms, some flourishing for decades and others a mere fleeting presence in rock’s back pages.
One of the latter examples were the excellent Hard Meat, a now collectable trio who recorded an unissued album for Island in 1969. The following year, they signed with Warner Brothers and the resulting eponymous first album and accompanying live performances in the UK and the USA (where they opened for acts such as The Flying Burrito Brothers) attracted enough attention to justify for a sequel, the excellent Through A Window album, at the end of 1970.
Cherry Red control the rights to those original sessions from 1969, including their cover of The Beatles’ ‘Rain’ (their sole single for Island). Drop us a line if you’d like to know more.