The Hammond Had Lost the Battle to the Ax

October 9, 2007

Another die-cut notable. Procol Harum’s 1971 album (name it) – guitar manifesto-man Robin Trower’s last with the group. He had made his mark, though. Earlier, the gritty Hammond B3 had challenged the electric guitar’s rock supremacy in hits like “Whiter Shade of Pale” in the late 60’s and early 70’s (think Three Dog Night’s “Try a Little Tenderness,” early Seger, and anything by Lee Michaels), but alas, Hendrix and the horde continued to rule in the end.

Procol Harum Broken Barricades

Seen by themselves, the die-cut holes look like the shape of something that would come out of your nose (below). But s’okay.

Procol Harum Broken Barricades inside

Played on a early 70’s “Mister Hit.”

Unitra Mister Hit Record Player


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