The Jeff Beck Group, Truth (1968)
I was in on The Yardbirds first, having heard some Jeff Beck I guess, and having heard all about that “holy trinity” of British guitarists, so I bought a great Yardbirds comp for $2 (on tape) and played it over and over – but then on some rock doco when I saw Rod Stewart blasting out the remake/remodel of Shapes of Things – that’s when I knew I had to get in on what The Jeff Beck Group was up to too. I’ve been a fan of Beck’s playing – all the albums, all the stages, phases, guest-turns – since I was about 12 or 13 I guess. But coming back to this album now I love it more than ever. What a band. What a great, great band. Some of Rod’s finest work. Some of Jeff’s best pure rock/rock-blues work. Ronnie Wood good too, sure and I love the drumming of Micky Waller. Fearsome group, what a great debut album. They were robbed somewhat. Cheated. At the least unlucky. Don’t ya think?
Sample Track: Morning Dew