Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Damnation of Adam Blessing - First Damnation & 2nd Damnation (1969-70)



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Personnel:

-Adam Blessing - Lead Vocals

- Ken Constable

- Lead & Supporting Vocals - Jim Quinn

- Guitar / Vocals - Bob Kalamasz

- Lead Guitar / Vocals - Bill "Earl" Schwark

- Drums - Ray Benich - Bass

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Biography by Jason Ankeny Cleveland acid rock combo the Damnation of Adam Blessing was formed in 1968 from the ashes of a pair of local garage bands, the Society and Dust; led by frontman Adam Blessing (Bill Constable), the group also included guitarists Jim Quinn and Bob Kalamasz, bassist Ray Benich, and drummer Bill Schwark. After months of relentless local gigging — often as the opener for hometown heroes the James Gang — the Damnation of Adam Blessing signed to United Artists and issued their self-titled debut LP in 1969, followed by a tour in support of the Faces. Second Damnation followed a year later, generating the minor hit "Back to the River"; with their third album, 1971's Which Is Justice, Which Is the Thief, Schwark was replaced by Blessing's drummer brother Ken Constable. In 1973, the group renamed itself Glory, releasing a self-titled LP on the UA subsidiary Avalanche before disbanding. The Italian reissue imprint Akarma re-released all of the Damnation of Adam Blessing's albums in the early to mid-2000s as either straight-up re-releases or with additional bonus tracks. The label even released a reissue of the obscure Glory album and offered deluxe vinyl pressings of most of the CDs as well.

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1969:

1. Cookbook 2. Morning Dew 3. Le' Voyage 4. You Don't Love Me 5. Strings And Things 6. Last Train To Clarksville 7. Dreams 8. Hold On 9. Lonely
1970:
1. No Way 2. Death Of A Virgin 3. Driver 4. Everyone 5. Back To The River 6. Money Tree 7. Ba-Dup 8. New York City Woman 9. In The Morning 10. Smile

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