Deep cuts: Help – Christian power trio featuring future Doobie Brothers drummer
Diving into the crates of the great forgotten gems: This month we take a look at Help's album 'Second Coming' – Decca, USA, 1971, £70+
Help were a Christian power trio from California that included future Doobie Brothers drummer Chet McCracken. They released an excellent self-titled album for Decca in 1970, the style of which was very melodic rural-rock. By the time of their second album, Second Coming, they had incorporated distortion, fuzz and wah-wah which made them a more incendiary hard rock outfit.