Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Rog and Pip - - A.K.A. The Zips & others

Guitarist Roger Lomas and singer/guitarist Pip Whitcher, (Rog & Pip) were members of Convertry freakbeat legends The Sorrows Along with other members of the band they relocated to Italy in the late 1960's due to the huge popularity over there. However, home-sick the found themselves back in the U.K. before the decades end.
The pair continued writing material together, eventually becoming a partnership that lasted well into the 70's. During this time, they recorded a vast amount of material mainly, at the state of the art AIR Studios. Fortunately, budding producer and eventual Grammy winning Lomas, made sure they kept tapes from everything they
The Sorrows
recorded. The fruits of which here can be heard for the very first time.

Starting with a Sabbath/Zeppelin-esque proto metal blast of a debut single "From A Window" b/w "Warlord" they released a string of singles under various guises such as Rog & Pip, Renegade, & The Zips. The sounds they produced progressed with the times, yet they always maintained a gritty and aggressive tone whether performing bulldozing metal or cutting edge glam rock











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