Bloodrock (album)

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Studio album by Bloodrock
Released March 1970
Genre Hard rock, psychedelic rock, heavy metal
Label Capitol
Producer Terry Knight
Bloodrock chronology
Bloodrock 2
Professional ratings
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Bloodrock is the self-titled debut from the Fort Worth, Texas rock band Bloodrock, released under Capitol Records in March 1970. The cover art was designed by producer Terry Knight.

Fort Worth, Texas City in Texas, United States

Fort Worth is the 15th-largest city in the United States and the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas. It is the county seat of Tarrant County, covering nearly 350 square miles (910 km2) into four other counties: Denton, Johnson, Parker and Wise. According to the 2017 census estimates, Fort Worth's population is 874,168. The city is the second-largest in the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, which is the 4th most populous metropolitan area in the United States.

Bloodrock was an American rock band based in Fort Worth, Texas that had considerable success in the 1970s. The band was one of the earliest of a number of noteworthy bands to emerge from the Fort Worth club and music scene during the early to mid-1970s.

Capitol Records American record label

Capitol Records, Inc. is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group through its Capitol Music Group imprint. It was founded as the first West Coast-based record label in the United States in 1942 by Johnny Mercer, Buddy DeSylva, and Glenn E. Wallichs. Capitol was acquired by British music conglomerate EMI as its North American subsidiary in 1955. EMI was acquired by Universal Music Group in 2012 and was merged with the company a year later, making Capitol and the Capitol Music Group both a part of UMG. The label's circular headquarter building in Hollywood is a recognized landmark of California.


The song "Gotta Find a Way" contains the backmasked message, "Anyone who is stupid enough to play this record backwards deserves what he is about to hear," followed by an excerpt from the poem "Jabberwocky".

Jabberwocky nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll

"Jabberwocky" is a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll about the killing of a creature named "the Jabberwock". It was included in his 1871 novel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The book tells of Alice's adventures within the back-to-front world of Looking-Glass Land.

Track listing

1."Gotta Find a Way"Ed Grundy, Stevie Hill, Nick Taylor, Lee Pickens, Jim Rutledge6:34
2."Castle of Thoughts"Rutledge, Pickens3:31
3."Fatback"Rutledge, Grundy3:24
4."Double Cross" John Nitzinger 5:19
5."Timepiece"Robert Louis O'Neill, Hal Ames6:00
6."Wicked Truth"Nitzinger4:48
7."Gimme Your Head"Grundy2:44
8."Fantastic Piece of Architecture"Rutledge, Hill8:49
9."Melvin Laid an Egg"Nitzinger7:27


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