Strider - Exposed (1973)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Universum UR-5010 | rel: 2003 | 255Mb
Strider were a UK blues/rock outfit of tremendous potential. They were formed by guitarist Gary Grainger, keyboard player and lead vocalist Ian Kewley, bassist Lee Hunter and drummer Jimmy Hawkins. They spent their early days supporting the likes of Humble Pie, Status Quo and Deep Purple. Their debut album, ''Exposed", was released on Phillips Records in 1973, and it featured Babe Ruth's Jennie Haan on backing vocals. A second album, "Misunderstood", was released in 1974, which featured a mostly new lineup including lead vocalist Rob Elliott and drummer Tony Brock. Just as it seemed as if this great band were going places, they split, with Grainger going on to feature in Rod Stewart's band and Tony Brock moving on to The Babys.