Even with the Rise Above bio dropping big time names like Zeppelin and Sabbath, I was going to need to check out a full download before I ventured into Rog & Pip territory. It took a while for it to show up on Soulseek, but once I finally heard it, I was immediately sold.
It might be a bit of a stretch throwing around the Zeppelin and Sabbath names...I suppose I can hear a bit of the influence hear and there, but I find Rog & Pip to be more comparable to Sweet, and man, I absolutely love Sweet.
Bare chested dudes named Rog and Pip. I would have never imagined that this album would rule as much as it does.
Rise Above does a great job with the packaging, and the big booklet is a nice touch. Tons of old photos, and history on how these two dudes from the late 60's/early 70's came to record an albums worth of amazing songs that I would imagine very few people had heard prior to this...oh and apparently they liked to take their shirts off too. Pin up material.