Rainbow (US band) - After The Storm (1968)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Fallout FOCD2078 | rel: 2008 | 280Mb
Ritchie Blackmore may have gotten more mileage out of the band name, but the original Rainbow's one album from 1968 shows that this quartet, completely unrelated to Blackmore's outfit, had the idea for appropriate nomenclature first. That said, After the Storm is one of those releases that isn't deservedly obscure per se, but definitely doesn't deserve automatic kudos for being rare and therefore valuable for that reason alone. One of any number of L.A. groups of their time and place, Rainbow put together plenty that was in the air around them, from Love's amazing confections to the Byrds' transmogrifications to Iron Butterfly's keyboard-heavy explorations (perhaps no surprise given that bandleader/chief songwriter W. David Mohr played both organ and piano) to all sorts of electric blues – the album's one cover is a take with saxophone of Willie Dixon's "I Just Want to Make Love to You."