Upp were a three pice keyboard/bass/drums outfit that caught Jeff Beck's eye in the early 70s. He agreed to produce this debut LP and recorded some guitar solos for them too. It is first and foremost an UPP recording and should not be listed under the name of Beck. His contributions are pure Beck and fans should have this CD in their collection for his playing alone.
Others are correct - this is not a Jeff Beck album, so don't expect it to be. However, Upp were a good little band in their own right and in particular had an excellent really funky, tight rhythmn unit in Kevin Copley and the aptly named Steven Amazing on bass. I was listening to alot of music at the time and it's certainly fair to say that there the bass style was well ahead of it's time - especially for an english (I think!) white guy. There is of course some excellent guitar playing from JB on the album - remember that this was done in the Blow By Blow era and really fits in with his style at the time. It is certainly another piece of evidence that JB is the only guitarist who ever really knew how to use a voice box properly!
So, worth it for the guitar playing & bass player & drummer, although you might find the singing and seventies synth sounds somewhat an acquired taste.
This perhaps the worst rock cd I have ever purchased. If Beck really had anything to do with it he should have destroyed the tapes. Really bad.
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