Bloodrock

Early 70's hard rock band from Fort Worth, Texas, USA...produced by Terry Knight (who also produced Grand Funk Railroad).



The Naturals (1963 - 1965)
  • Jim Rutledge - drums/vocals - b. January 24, 1947, Forth Worth, Texas, USA.
  • Nick Taylor - guitar/vocals
  • Ed Grundy - bass/vocals - b. March 10, 1948.
  • Dean Parks - guitar
Single: "Hey Girl / I Want You" (1965)
Changed name to Crowd + 1.


Crowd + 1 I (1965 - 1967)
  • Jim Rutledge - drums/vocals
  • Nick Taylor - guitar/vocals
  • Ed Grundy - bass/vocals
  • Dean Parks - guitar
Singles: "Mary Ann Regrets / Whatcha Tryin' To Do To Me" (1965), "Don't Hold Back / Try", "Circles / Most Peculiar Things"
Dean Parks leaves to become musical director for the "Sonny & Cher" show.


Crowd + 1 II (1967 - 1969)
  • Jim Rutledge - drums/vocals
  • Nick Taylor - guitar/vocals
  • Ed Grundy - bass/vocals
  • Lee Pickens - guitar - b. December 8.
  • Stevie Hill - keyboards/vocals - b. Tulsa, Oklahoma - formerly with Buddy and The Beaumen.
Changed name to Bloodrock.


Bloodrock I (1969 - 1970)
  • Jim Rutledge - drums/vocals
  • Lee Pickins - guitar/vocals
  • Nick Taylor - guitar/vocals
  • Ed Grundy - bass/vocals
  • Stevie Hill - keyboards/vocals
Album:
  1. "Bloodrock" (1969)


Bloodrock II (1970 - 1972)
  • Jim Rutledge - vocals
  • Lee Pickins - guitar
  • Nick Taylor - guitar/vocals
  • Ed Grundy - bass/vocals
  • Stevie Hill - keyboards/vocals
  • Rick Cobb - drums/vocals - b. James Richard Cobb III
Albums:
  1. "Bloodrock 2" (1970) - Single: "D.O.A. / Castle Of Thoughts"
  2. "Bloodrock 3" (1971)
  3. "Bloodrock U.S.A." (1971) - Single: "Rock And Roll Candy Man / Don't Eat The Children"
  4. "Bloodrock Live" (1972)
Lee Pickens forms The Lee Pickens Group and later forms Easter Island.


Bloodrock III (1972 - 1973)
  • Nick Taylor - guitar/vocals
  • Ed Grundy - bass/vocals
  • Stevie Hill - keyboards/vocals
  • Rick Cobb - drums/vocals
  • Warren Ham - vocals/wind
Albums:
  1. "Passage" (1973)


Bloodrock IV (1973 - 1975)
  • Nick Taylor - guitar/vocals
  • Ed Grundy - bass/vocals
  • Stevie Hill - keyboards/vocals
  • Randy Reader - drums/vocals
  • Warren Ham - vocals/wind
Albums:
  1. "Whirlwind Tongues" (1973)
  2. "Bloodrock 'n' Roll" (1975)


Bloodrock V (1975)
  • Nick Taylor - guitar/vocals
  • Ed Grundy - bass/vocals
  • Stevie Hill - keyboards/vocals
  • Bill Ham
  • Warren Ham - vocals/wind
  • Matt Betton
Albums:
  1. "Unspoken Words" (unreleased)
Warren Ham later appeared on Kerry Livgren's (ex-Kansas) solo albums and was member of Livgren's Christian-rock band ADStevie Hill joins Carmine Appice's Astroport.


Compilations:
  1. "DOA" (1989)
  2. "Triptych" (2-CDs) (2000) - reissue of "Passage"and "Whirlwind Tongues", and also including the previously unreleased "Unspoken Words".


Hartman Recommends:
My favorite Bloodrock albums are "Bloodrock 2" and "Bloodrock 3".  Both represent the band at the height of their musicianship and creativity.  "Bloodrock 3" has a little tighter and jazzier sound, and contains several great songs ("Jessica", "Breach of Lease", and "Kool-Aid-Kids").  This is classic '70s hard rock.

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Date Revised: August 29, 2005
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