On a par with Blue Cheer, Iron Butterfly, and managed by the same guy that looked after Grand Funk Railroad, Terry Knight.
By their third album, appropriately titled Bloodrock 3, the band's post-Woodstock, Santana-meets-Deep Purple sound had gelled, even if it hadn't progressed much. The band essentially makes the same record its third time around they did the first time around -- a jam-oriented, organ-and-guitar driven, post-psychedelic hard-rock record. There are a few songs that catch hold -- "Jessica, " "Whiskey Vengeance, " "Breach of Lease, " in particular -- but the whole thing feels curiously flat, with the performances never catching fire and the music never truly being memorable. It sounds more like a period piece than an effective record, but even by that standard, Bloodrock 3 is pretty mediocre. -- Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All-Music Guide.
  

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Biography by William Ruhlmann
Bloodrock was an early '70s hard rock band from Fort Worth, TX, led by singer/drummer Jim Rutledge for the first LP. They charted with six albums between 1970 and 1972 and scored a Top 40 hit with the morbid "D.O.A." from their second, gold-selling LP, Bloodrock 2. 

 

Lee Pickens
Rick Cobb
Ed Grundy
Warren Ham
Jim Rutledge
Nick Taylor

Deep Purple
Redbone
Mountain
Black Oak Arkansas
Kansas
Blood, Sweat & Tears
The Ides of March
Santana

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Bloodrock - 1970 - Bloodrock 2 - 2.5/5

Bloodrock - 1970 - Bloodrock - 3/5

Bloodrock - 1971 - Bloodrock 3 - 2.5/5

Bloodrock - 1972 - Bloodrock live - 1/5

Bloodrock - 1972 - Bloodrock 'N' Roll - 3.5/5

Bloodrock - 1972 - Bloodrock U.S.A. - 2.5/5

Bloodrock - 1972 - Passage - 1.5/5

Bloodrock - 1973 - Whirlwind Tongues - 1.5/5

Bloodrock - 2000 - Triptych - 2.5/5

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