Monday, September 21, 2009

Serenade - Kotka

Now we meet again (probably for the last time) the country-rock group H Band. On their sole album "Taival" (1978) was one cover that wasn't exactly country or country rock. "Kotka" (The Eagle) was very good cover of Steve Miller Band's "Serenade", a beautiful song from their 1976 album "Fly Like An Eagle". Steve Miller formed the band in 1968, with Royce Scaggs (better known by his nickname, 'Boz') handling the vocals and a series of discs rooted solidly in the psychedelic blues style albums followed but failed to yield a hit. However, after Boz Scaggs had left the band, both he and the band gained success on their own. The album "Fly Like An Eagle" marked a real breakthrough and worldwide success for Steve Miller Band. Three hugely succesful singles was culled from the album, and "Serenade' was not among them. That only shows how good the album was.

Here's the pair:

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