(On the Rocks) is a combination of two rock legends: former Uriah Heep vocalist
John Lawton and former Focus guitarist Jan Dumee and a hot rhythm section from
Brazil: Ney Conceicao on bass, Xande Figueiredo on drums and Marvio Ciribelli on
organ, Rhodes and piano.
combination results in ten classic rock songs coupled with some jazz influences,
various moods and expressions in an accessible package that should appeal to
fans of classic and melodic rock.
But I somehow
fail to see the relevance for this trip down memory lane, though I must admit
that what they do they do well, but I feel that this appeals to an almost
This one is
strictly for fans of Lawton and Dumee. I suggest to everyone else to listen
carefully before purchasing this one... this is on the other hand a mandatory
purchase if you are still struck in the mid-70s soundwise. But there aren't many
out there that would admit to that!