phoenix 1_opt.jpg Between his tenure with Argent and The Kinks - Jim Rodford briefly anchored power trio Phoenix with ex-Argent mates John Verity (guitar), and drummer Bob Henrit - who would later replace Mick Avory in the Kinks. Waxed at Trident Studios in SoHo, London, this lineup's lone slab boasts splendid musicianship traversing arena, pop, prog, and a bit of rhythm and blues - however the songs lacked hooks, and as Jim told this writer - their label lost interest and consequently pulled the plug. God gave rock and roll to you, and the record company taketh away…

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