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🌵 Desert Sessions 🌵 2.0: Cheap Used Records – Box Of Frogs

January 9, 2023
Box Of Frogs

Box of Frogs were an English rock band formed in 1983 by former members of the Yardbirds. The core group consisted of Chris Dreja, Paul Samwell-Smith, and Jim McCarty. Vocals on this eponymous album were done by John Fiddler (formerly of Medicine Head and British Lions). Jeff Beck is featured on four of the nine tracks. Rory Gallagher is on two tracks.

It is a hard album to describe, but my hot take would be pop Yardbirds. It has a 80s rock aesthetic. The songs are good, the musicianship is excellent and John Fiddler is a solid vocalist who fits well in the concept.

This is one of my favorite albums of the 80s. It sounds like familiar classic rock and has great songs with catchy riffs and killer guitar solos. I can’t understand why this was not a more of a hit. The follow up failed to catch my interest. This was a wonderful moment in time.


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