TRAPEZE - same - THRESHOLD
The English Midlands-based Trapeze is, of course, known primarily as the early-'70s home of Glenn Hughes, Mel Galley and Dave Holland who went on to fame and fortune in Deep Purple, Whitesnake and Judas Priest respectively. This is the band's debut and probably their least heavy outing. Apparently, with the departure of the outfit's less-known members the band veers more towards heavy rock hinting at the members' futures. That is to say, Trapeze is not an atypical late-'60s/early-'70s psychedelic album with influences from The Beatles and Deep Purple.
Songs like The Giant's Dead Hoorah!, Nancy Gray, Fairytale - Verily Verily - Fairytale are typical pop psychedelia albeit already with complex and pumping bass lines. Just to prove their timely credentials the band begins and closes the album with the same intro/outro, It's Only A Dream. No it's not, but it is an introduction to three pivotal characters in hard rock history. - Ali "The Metallian"