Moloch (180g LP, Made in Memphis Vinyl Series)
Moloch’s self-titled album is an outlier in the Stax catalog with its combination of rock, hard blues, psychedelic acid-washed guitar solos, and blue eyed soul. But despite the band members’ abbreviated time together, Moloch remain influential in the Blues world, and, even more so in Memphis lore.
In his liner notes, Bob Mehr writes, “the legacy of the band is bigger than a single song. Over the decades, the LP became a totem for guitarists and blues seekers alike, for whom Moloch remains godhead.” Mehr goes on to praise the band’s late guitarist, Lee Baker, declaring that “Baker’s work continues to exert a profound influence on a generation of Memphis guitar players. The Moloch LP served as a touchstone for the North Mississippi Allstars’ Luther Dickinson and the Hold Steady’s Steve Selvidge, among other acolytes.”
1 Helping Hand
2 Maverick Woman Blues
3 Outta Hand
4 Same Old Blues
5 Going Down
6 She Looks Like An Angel
1 Gone Too Long
2 Dance Chancey Dance
4 People Keep Talking
5 I Can Think The Same Of You
6 Night At The Possum
• The first official domestic reissue of Moloch (1969) on 180-gram vinyl.
• New liner notes by award-winning writer Bob Mehr.
• Cut at Memphis’ Ardent Studios on the original Stax lathe, and pressed at Memphis Record Pressing.