Get It On
"Out-of-print on vinyl since the early '70s. Although PG&E's 1968 debut LP passed largely under the radar at the time, it is considered by many to be one of the great lost blues rock classics of the 1960s. Formed in L.A. in 1967 by Tom Marshall and Glenn Schwartz on guitars, Charlie Allen on vocals, Brent Block on bass, and Frank Cook (of Canned Heat) on drums, for Get It On, PG&E recorded the first-ever cover version of John Lee Hooker's 1967 'Motor City's Burning,' predating the MC5 version by a whole year. It also includes an amazing version of Booker T's 'The Hunter,' originally recorded by Albert King for Stax in 1967 (another probable first-ever cover). 'Long Handled Shovel,' 'Live Love,' and the smokin' hot 'Stormy Times,' on the other hand, are all PG&E originals, and feature the incredible blues vocals of one of the greatest and most underrated blues vocalists of the sixties, Charlie Allen. Pop art sleeve artwork by underground L.A. artist, Ben Talbert (a member of Wallace Berman's circle), whose work was rarely shown in public due to obscenity restrictions."