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Firm

Firm (ファーム)

基本情報

ジャンル
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カタログNo
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81239
組み枚数
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1
レーベル
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オリジナル盤発売年
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1985
フォーマット
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CD
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Chris Slade(Drums),  Chris Slade(Percussion),  Don Weller(Sax (Tenor)),  Don Weller(Saxophone),  Helen Chappelle(Vocals),  Jimmy Page(Guitar),  Jimmy Page(Guitar (Electric)),  Joy Yates(Vocals),  Paul Rodgers(Guitar),  Paul Rodgers(Guitar (Electric)),  Paul Rodgers(Vocals),  Sam Brown(Vocals),  Shilts(Sax (Baritone)),  Shilts(Saxophone),  Steve Dawson(Trumpet),  Tony Franklin(Bass),  Tony Franklin(Synthesizer),  Tony Franklin(Vocals),  Willie Garnett(Sax (Tenor)),  Willie Garnett(Saxophone),  Helen Chappelle(Vocals (Background)),  Joy Yates(Vocals (Background)),  Sam Brown(Vocals (Background)),  Tony Franklin(Vocals (Background)),  Jimmy Page(Producer),  Paul Rodgers(Producer),  Stuart Epps(Engineer),  Jimmy Page

商品説明

Anticipation was quite high when it was announced in 1984 that Paul Rodgers, the past voice of Bad Company, and Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin's former guitarist, were creating a supergroup called the Firm. Page and Rodgers had first tinkered with the idea of an album after their successful collaboration on the ARMS benefit tour for Ronnie Lane in 1983. Based upon the fact that it had been over five years since Page's last band effort, and two years since Rodger's lackluster finale with the original Bad Company, pundits were more than eager to hear what new material the duo would unleash. However, when the band's self-titled debut was actually released in 1985, it received a critical drubbing and was all but ignored by the record-buying public. That's too bad, for the album is quite good and does nothing to taint the sterling reputations of either of its key players. Page and Rodgers were joined on The Firm by veteran drummer Chris Slade and Roy Harper-alum Tony Franklin. Slade's Bonham-esque sledgehammer attack on the skins, coupled with Franklin's fretless basslines, added dimension to Rodgers' smooth vocals and Page's layered guitar textures. Page's tone throughout is very reminiscent of the sound of his overdubs on Coda, as well as the sound he would subsequently employ on 1988's Outrider. Opening track Closer cleverly uses a subtle horn section to good effect, while Someone to Love represents all the good elements of the band in one number. Rodgers' Radioactive was actually a minor hit for the band, its quirkiness overcoming the goofiness of the lyrics. The album's best cut is Satisfaction Guaranteed, a mid-tempo gem with a snaky and exotic Page riff and a heartfelt vocal performance by Rodgers. The only weak track on the record is the unnecessary cover of the Righteous Brothers' You've Lost That Loving Feeling, which feels totally out of place. The album-closing Midnight Moonlight could have been the Firm's best song, but the underwhelming arrangement and superfluous backing vocals partially destroyed it. The fact that Midnight Moonlight was actually an unfinished Led Zeppelin cut entitled Swansong, left over from the Physical Graffiti sessions, led some to believe that Page had run out of new ideas for the project. While it is true that this album isn't as uniformly excellent as Led Zeppelin's work, it is the best from this short-lived band and turned out to be Page's most consistent effort from the entire decade of the '80s. ~ Brian Downing, Rovi

収録曲   

  • 01. Closer (02:52)
  • 02. Make or Break (04:21)
  • 03. Someone to Love (04:55)
  • 04. Together (03:54)
  • 05. Radioactive (02:49)
  • 06. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (04:33)
  • 07. Money Can't Buy (03:35)
  • 08. Satisfaction Guaranteed (04:07)
  • 09. Midnight Moonlight (09:13)

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評価は芳しくなかったですが、僕は結構好き...

投稿日:2005/07/19 (火)

評価は芳しくなかったですが、僕は結構好きでした。20年前の夏はよく聴いていましたよ。

ぴーと さん | 東京都 | 不明

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ご存知、J.ペイジ救済プロジェクトの第一...

投稿日:2005/05/30 (月)

ご存知、J.ペイジ救済プロジェクトの第一弾、ですね。 純粋に「音楽的な評価」ということであればあまり強くはすすめませんが、「そういう意味」ではいろいろと聴き所満載、か〜なり楽しめますよ。マニア向け?

violet さん | westside | 不明

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このメンバーで何でこんなハッキリしない音...

投稿日:2004/04/04 (日)

このメンバーで何でこんなハッキリしない音なんだ!多分ほとんどの曲はポール・ロジャースが作っていたんだと思うけど、ジミー・ペイジはドラッグの影響でまだ「夢の中」だったのかしれない・・・。ブートでライブを聴くと意外とキチンと演っていて「モダン・ソウル・ロック」のような雰囲気なので、スタジオでの煮詰めが問題だったのかも。ジミー・ペイジって意外と黒っぽいのは苦手だったりするから。 ポール・ロジャースのやることは無条件で受け入れる私もさすがにこのアルバムはしょっちゅう聴く気にならないなあ。

toto2243 さん | Tokyo | 不明

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Firm

Hard rock supergroup the Firm united former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page with onetime Free and Bad Company frontman Paul Rodgers; bassist Tony Franklin and ex-Uriah Heep drummer Chris Slade completed the lineup, founded in 1984. Their self-titled debut album appeared on Atlantic a year later, cracking the Top 20 on the strength of the hit single Radioactive, but overall the record's impact wa

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