The nine-song Boogie Brothers of 1974 saw Savoy stalwart Kim Simmonds (guitar/vocals) trading licks with fellow blues-rock legend Stan Webb, while wailer extraordinaire Miller Anderson added vocal cherry topping. His growls mark out the likes of the slide-laden opener Highway Blues and Southern rock twang of Me & The Preacher, before the lamentable taproom My Love’s Lying Down and harmonica-led You Don’t Love Me.
Rock’n’Roll Star goes freakily funky, before the guitar wig-out of the title track and slow blues instrumental closer, Threegy Blues.
When Anderson and Webb exited, Paul Raymond (later of MSG) entered on keyboards and guitar, though much of Wire Fire is an uneasy aggregate of bluesrock guitar, barroom piano and a sprinkling of glam rhythms. Ooh What A Feeling throws in funk sax, Deep Water sounds like a Frankie Miller outtake and Born Into Pain is the shouty denouement.