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A Pound of Flesh

by Cain

Classic 70s hard rock with powerful vocals and guitar and catchy songs like a heavy mix of Grand Funk, Deep Purple and Queen. On Monster Records.
Genre: Rock: 70's Rock
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1. Queen of the Night
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2. Katy
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3. South Side Queen
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4. Badside
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5. Born of the Wind
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6. Heed the Call
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7. If the Right Don't Get you the Left one will
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8. All My Life
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
First-ever reissue of hard rock monster and 1975 debut Lp from Minnesota's CAIN! A hard rock fan's dream with Lloyd Forsberg's "ahead of their time" guitar licks and Jiggs Lee's raucous vocals. Features a full digital re-mastering along with liner notes, lyrics and photos!

- "Jiggs Lee can and does belt out ferocious vocals that stand toe-to-toe with anything by Lawton or Coverdale" - Peacedogman.com

- "Heavy in the same regions as Truth And Janey,Tinhouse, Stepson, Highway Robbery and a dozen of other great US combos that never got a fair share of attention in the first place. Great guitarwork, awesome arrangements and pretty tight and perfect production, its a good package in all sections. The best moments here is the heavier and more moody material Katy and Badside those have a intense power and have awesome dynamics, Heed The Call is another, a great progressive hitter and the emotional All My Life that is very effective." - GL-Productions

- "For the most part, Cain is pure classic guitar rock...their sound is somewhere between Grand Funk, Mountain and the Doobie Brothers. The classic/blues guitar sounds of the seventies just bleeds through all over this CD, and the tones are classic and unbelievable...it`s just so hard to think that this has been around this long and I haven`t ever heard these guys before." - Stonerrock.com

- "Truth is, if you like obscurities like Poobah, Amulet or Target or even more known greats like early Zep, Aerosmith or Starz, this is the kind of hard rock classic that stands with the best. From the opening catchy scorcher of "Queen Of The Night" through the 8-minute epic "All My Life," this sucker is a study in memorable songs, killer vocals by Jiggs Lee & of course, devastating lead guitar work by Lloyd Forsberg. Seriously, this Lloyd cat opens up all the 6-string jets he can find on massive guitar-laden chunks of heaven like "Badside" & "Born On The Wind" to the point that you think he's got some howling friction burns on every fret-finger. Absolute top-shelf '70's hard rock that stands with all the big boys, and the icing on the cake is the absolutely sick cover art! Gorgeous stuff!" - Ray Dorsey (CHAOS REALM)

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DJ Rick

Awesome Live
Man, I smoked a lot of dope to this album when it came out. This is classic rock at its best! It's one thing to hear this music, stoned, with the headsets on. But to see Cain live, that was a show. At the Badger Room in Hudson, just outside of the Twin cities, Jiggs Lee was out of control while Forsberg ripped the guitar. Still have the album 32 years later.
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Rod England

Amazing Band and CD
I had the pleasure to meet Lloyd Forsberg at Pete's Guitar in St. Paul in the early 70's. After checking out the guitars, we had coffee at Embers. He told me about the recording sessions of the album A Pound of Flesh. He said it was fun and going very well. I saw Cain perform the songs at Pudges in St Paul and at the State Theater in Mpls. The songs were inventive and amazing.

Jiggs, Kevin, Dave and especially Lloyd were top notch players. Check out A Pound of Flesh if you enjoy high energy, guitar driven music. Long live Cain!
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Glenn Stone

This cd takes me back!!!
I grew up just east of the twin cities in bloomer wi and saw this band at the pines ballroom everytime they came to town. This album was one of my first and I played it to death. Queen of the night and heed the call were my favorites but the whole album just plain rocked. Thanks cd baby and Cain.
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Chazt78

A stone Classic
The seventies, what with Jimmuh Cahtuh, leisure suits, and disco, may well indeed be "the decade that good taste forgot." Still: there was some absolutely PRIMO rock and roll going around then, pre-80s, pre synthesizer/fag rock, and CAIN, with their brilliant "A Pound Of Flesh" is certainly one of the most underappreciated bands of that era. Lloyd Forsberg was easily the equal of any of the then "guitar heroes," and Jiggs Lee, for my money, could kick the mortal $&!+ out of sweet lil' Bobby Plant ANY day. If for nothing else though, get this cd for the final 2 songs,"If TheRight One Don't Getcha The Left One Will" (remember ARS' "Imaginary Lover?" Forget that. "Right One" comes right out and SAYS it!) And the last track,"All My Life," still gives me chills for that break in the middle of the song where bassist Dave Elmeer plays a beautiful melody line on chimes. Oh,and let's not forget drummer Kevin DeRemer. Hate to drag out the comparison with Zepplin again, but DeRemer is a monster, kind of a "slightly-controllable" Keith Moon.
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Mark Gatzke

A live act that was second to none!
Cain occasionally played a little club near my home town in west central Wisconsin, so I had the privilege of seeing them perform several times in 1973-74. Their live performance of these songs was deliriously high energy from start to finish. When the album was released, it was no surprise that the studio versions were just as dynamic. This is a prime slice of early seventies hard rock that stood equally with the headliners of the time and still sounds fresh today. Its release on CD is long overdue.
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carol


Okay, I'm 54 today. I'm still pretty much of a rocker, but when I saw CAIN, I had a fake ID. Good times and bad, I always will have a place in my heart and soul for a band that I will never forget and a bass player I will always dream about! The Stoned Toad in Milwaukee was a regular stop for the band. Memories WOW! I hope all the "boys" are doing well and are healthy and happy. Peace to you all, the world sure has changed since then...
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Kevin Kurrasch

Superb!!!!! A definite necessity!!!!!
How this masterpiece went unnoticed it a mystery. This CD from 1975 is comparable to any hard rocking classic of that era (i.e. Deep Purples' Stormbringer, Triumphs' debut, Queen.. etc)This CD is fabulous from beginning to end. Highly addictive stuff. I guess it is the obscurity of this band that enhances their appeal. Monster Records Did a superior job with this release.. (and all of their releases) . Get it now . The LP version commands a very high price tag. - Kevin Kurrasch
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