Top Topham - Ascension Heights


Pure Pleasure Records (Blue Horizon)



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At the pimply age of 15, Surrey-born Anthony "Top" Topham stepped onto stage in May 1963 at the Eel Pie Island Club in Twickenham with his new blues-wailing band - The Yardbirds. A few months later he was replaced with Eric Clapton and after that a certain Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page also joined that volatile crew. When you consider what a staggering influence, Clapton, Beck and Page have had on everything in rock then and now, it's a damn shame that Top Topham got musically lost in the mix somehow and has never been given the catalyst credit he so deserves. The album Ascension Heights has always been a vinyl rarity, so its reissue here is to be welcomed. It's a varied album, daring in its choices and remember - most are original songs by Topham. Ascension Heights is a grower that bears repeated listening.

Hop House
Ridin’ The Blinds
Hot Ginger
Funks Elegy
Ascension Heights
Tuxedo Junction
Spider Drag
Mean Old Pullman
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)

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