1. Coming On Strong
MAGGIE BELL’s career has been both lengthy and distinguished, and her work with the legendary STONE THE CROWS, an impressive solo back catalogue and the obscure but impressive MIDNIGHT FLYER cemented her position as one of the finest female blues/rock vocalists of the last 30 years.
These live recordings have been taken from Maggie’s personal tape archives and show her on brilliant form opening for BAD COMPANY at Boston Music Hall, USA during 1975’s tour of the USA. Charles Shaar Murray said of her live performances that year “I mean no one this side of Mao Tse-Tung can upstage Maggie Bell”. That really summed up her performance as she took no prisoners and won over all audiences she performed to.
Now living in Rotterdam Maggie is currently writing material for a new album. Maggie said “I’m getting too old for working in a band so it will be a solo album. I know enough talented musicians who aren’t doing anything who I can get involved”. We cannot wait.
…captures her in typically feisty form...her passionate performance of songs such as 'Wishing Well' and 'Penicillin Blues' will have devotees thirsting for more from this criminally undervalued performer
Kevin Bryan, Belfast Telegraph (June 2003)
It's a great representation of what made Maggie Bell one of, if not THE best British female vocalists of any era wuth the sheer power of her gritty vocals being ideally suited to her blues-based material…
This is ballsy, no frills Blues Rock which really punches its weight.
Steve Ward, Classic Rock Society (July 2003)
…it does manage to convey a performer happily driving a band and raucous crowd through their paces…A valid release, capturing one of Scotland's great singers…
Feedback (July 2003)
…To say this album was recorded back in 1975 seems like a misprint to me, I would be happy to go out tomorrow and listen to a concert like this...this is one great live album
Modern Dance (Issue 45)
...fills a long-yawning void in the Stone The Crows-and-beyond vault, an eight track set that highlights both the old band's material plus material from her two solo albums-to-date...
Jo-Anne Greene, Goldmine(August 2003)