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Moxy is the self-titled debut album by Canadian hard rock band Moxy, released in 1975 by Polydor Records. The album features guitarist Tommy Bolin on all but two of the tracks after regular guitarist Earl Johnson got into a row with the producer and got kicked out of the studio, Tommy Bolin was on hand to fill in and was well known to the band's manager who had previously been the road manager for The James Gang during Bolin's small stint with them.
Moxy are a pretty good band in their own right and are dubbed the Canadian Zeppelin but the solo work by Tommy Bolin adds a bit of extra bite to this classy debut album.
The album belts through 8 Classick Rock anthems and I can't pick fault with any of the tracks but Moonrider is probably my favourite song of the album. A regular criticism is that Buzz Shearman has a "younger" voice than Robert Plant, why the two should be likened all the time I have no idea. This is Moxy, not Led Zeppelin and being the owner of a double disc Best Hits album of Led Zeppelin of which one disc is quality and the other is largely unmemorable and even slightly embarassing, I feel in a valid position to say that I'd take this Moxy album over it any day of the week and twice on Sunday and that's saying something because I never praise anything Canadian.
This is without doubt the album that got Tommy Bolin the gig as replacement for Richie Blackmore with Deep Purple and after hearing the guitar work on this album, it's plain to see why.
2. Sail On Sail Away
3. Can't You See I'm a Star
4. Moon Rider (Moonrider)
5. Time to Move On
6. Still I Wonder
8. Out of the Darkness
Disc #1 Tracklisting
2 Sail on Sail Away
3 Can't You See I'm a Star
4 Moon Rider
5 Time to Move On
6 Still I Wonder
8 Out of the Darkness (Into the Fire)