The history of rock and roll is strewn with the wreckage of bands that started for all the wrong reasons: music formulas, market targeting and artist packaging. On paper, they looked as if they couldn’t miss, yet once formed couldn’t find the empirical magic that mists its way into the hearts — and ears — of radio programmers and the record-buying public. Often, it was record company reaction to shifts in public taste and/or the chase of a new style or sub-genre of rock music. Sometimes it was simply the desire to uncover (or manufacture) the Next Big Thing.
The history of Blood, Sweat & Tears is also strewn with all sorts of wreckage, but they can never be accused of having been manufactured for mass consumption. They began... Read More