This is the sole release from Australian progrock band
McPhee, and it is excellently heavy though achieving this through the covers of
songs that clearly influenced their sound, for example Spooky Tooth from whom
the Aussies [also New Zealanders, and English born drummer Terry Popple] grab
their opener The Wrong Time as well as I Am The Walrus – the Beatles song, yes –
both of these tracks appearing on ST’s album The Last Puff. It is all mainly riff-scorching guitar and swirling
organ, and there are further interesting covers: Neil Young’s Southern Man [with loads of that heavy
guitar], and then Richie Havens’ [via Julie Driscoll/Brian Auger] Indian Rope Man [great driving organ].
The strongest element for me is the powerful vocal of Faye Lewis, brilliantly
so on IRM, though she loses out
timewise to the guitar and organ soloing.