The Jeff Beck Group’s Truth was the other big deal British blues based hard rocking debut album of 1968 from an ex-Yardbird. Unfortunately for Mr. Beck, the more noted one came from Jimmy Page‘s new outfit Led Zeppelin, because as the history books now have it (and they’re not wrong) Led Zeppelin went on to conquer the known world and the Jeff Beck Group didn’t. Which really shouldn’t take anything away from Truth, because it’s all strong, all cool, all good, from lead off track Shapes Of Things (a smart rethink of a previous Yardbirds hit) onward. And yes, that’s Rod Stewart (still pretty much unknown in 1968) ripping up the lead vocal.
This continues to be Randophonic’s main focus, our overlong yet incomplete history of the so-called Prog Rock era (presented in countdown form) – 661 selections from 1965 through 1979 with which we hope to do justice to a strange and ambitious time indeed, musically speaking.
Part Twenty-One of the journey went as follows:
Jeff Beck Group – Beck’s Bolero
Mothers of Invention – Money Fragments
Camel – lady fantasy
Pink Floyd – let there be more light
Pink Floyd – absolute curtains
Pink Floyd – Atom Heart grooving
Spirit – like a rolling stone
Poco – Rose of Cimarron
It’s a Beautiful Day – white bird
Van Der Graaf Generator – pilgrims
Amon Duul II – Kanaan
Amon Duul II – phallus dei 
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