Review: Bloodrock – Live

Bloodrock – Live

Although the general consensus on Bloodrock’s albums have always been that they were less than inspiring, the hype has long been out that Bloodrock was a band that “you just gotta see live.”

Well, if that’s so, then the double LP Bloodrock Live is a failure. The band is usually tight and Jim Rutledge’s vocals fairly competent, but the level of excitement that live albums are supposed to expose just isn’t anywhere to be found.

However, if this album were to be taken as if it weren’t a live album, i.e., if it wasn’t responsible for proving the band’s electricity live, then it would have to be classified above the mediocre Bloodrock offerings of the past.

Courtesy of the Door (aka San Diego Door) – Cameron Crowe –  June 8, 1972  – June 22, 1972