Lord Sutch and Heavy Friends - Atlantic FR 1970 1st press VG+/VG+
The self-proclaimed Lord Sutch was an eccentric who loved to dress up and even tried later a career in politics. He was not the greatest singer in England, for sure. But the man obviously knew how to surround himself! Indeed, on this record, a real all-star band is gathered: Jimmy Page and John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Jeff Beck (Yardbirds), Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix Experience) and other important studio musicians. You can hardly do better at that time! In spite of that, "Lord Sutch and Heavy Friends" was named in a 1998 BBC poll as the worst album of all time. Most of its protagonists refused at the time that this record was released and will always continue to deny it. When you listen to it, however, the music is very effective. Here is rock, raw, almost lo-fi, very worthy! As often, when a record is unanimously criticized, it is because it hides treasures. And it is not Jack White who will say the opposite, he who will often cover Lord Sutch during his concerts. Cult record, for sure! And what a cover!