Trapeze: Glenn Hughes (vocals, bass); Mel Galley (guitar, background vocals); Dave Holland (drums).
Personnel: Mel Galley (vocals, guitar); Glenn Hughes (vocals, piano, bass guitar); Dave Holland (drums).
Liner Note Authors: John Tracy ; Simon Robinson; Bill Leslie.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Dave Holland ; Glenn Hughes ; Mel Galley.
Poised somewhere between post-hippie hard rock and prog, Trapeze was an early exponent of the heavy, blues-based sounds that would become de rigeur in early-to-mid-1970s rock. At the same time, the band had its artful side, with dynamics that paid attention to atmospheric development, and a melodic sensibility that was more Uriah Heep than Grand Funk Railroad. Their 1970 album MEDUSA finds the band (which was fronted by future Deep Purple bassman Glenn Hughes), being produced by the Moody Blues' John Lodge (the Moodies' own label initially released the album), and injecting a surprising amount of sensitivity into their hard-rock assault.