Kendra Steiner Editions (Bill Shute)

February 19, 2021

BOLD (ABC Records LP, 1970)

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BOLD (ABC Records, March 1970, LP), a later recording by the same group as STEVE WALKER & THE BOLD.

Many of these ABC albums could be had for $5 or less until the late 80’s and early 90’s, even as late as say 1998 on some albums that remained under the radar (those days are gone). ABC spent money on these albums (many had gatefold sleeves), they were well-recorded, and their A&R people had great taste in underground bands of the day. The downside for the bands was that ABC’s promotion was inadequate and a lot of the albums were instant cutouts beyond the band’s home territory, which for Steve Walker and The Bold was Massachusetts/New England/New York. You can find comments online about what a great live band they were, and of course, and 60’s garage-rock fan knows and loves their earlier singles on Cameo and Dynovoice. One comment I saw online was from someone in a local New England band of the late 60’s who talked about how The Bold were THE band to emulate! According to Discogs, “They were the house band at the Playboy Club in New York City in 1968 where they played 7 nights a week.” Just imagine it’s, say, 1983, and you found a VG+ copy of this album for $3.00, you picked up a six-pack of cheap malt liquor for $1.79, and you had change left from your five dollar bill, and an exciting evening of listening ahead of you. Light a candle, open the window, turn off the lights and drift away…. listen multiple times….

A1 Lullaby Opus Four
Written-By – Mike Chmura*
2:10
A2 All I Really Want To Do
Written-By – Bob Dylan
4:54
A3 Friendly Smile
Written-By – Steve Walker
2:53
A4 Changing Seasons
Written-By – Dick La Freniere
2:57
A5 Factory (Version 3)
Written-By – Steve Walker
3:42
A6 Crystal Chambers
Written-By – Mike Chmura*
7:21
B1 Free Fugue
Written-By – Bob La Palm*
2:45
B2 Child Of Love
Written-By – Steve Walker
4:46
B3 For What It’s Worth
Written-By – Steve Stills*
3:57
B4 It’s All Over Now Baby Blue
Written-By – Bob Dylan
5:02
B5 Words Don’t Make It
Written-By – Steve Walker
4:18

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