Blodwyn Pig – Dear Jill

I want to thank Val for bringing up this band and song whom she saw open for Led Zeppelin. I love this era of hard blues but I wasn’t familiar with the band. When I heard this song…I knew I heard it before but couldn’t place it…it was featured in the great movie…Almost Famous.

What struck me was singer-guitarist Mick Abrahams’s vocals.

Ahead Rings Out was the debut album by British blues-rock band Blodwyn Pig. It was one of just 2 albums the band released, the other being Getting To This in 1970. The band was formed by former Jethro Tull guitarist Mick Abrahams in 1968.

Blodwyn Pig recorded two albums, Ahead Rings Out in 1969 and Getting To This in 1970. Both reached the Top Ten of the UK Albums Chart and charted in the United States.; Ahead Rings Out

The group was finished by Abrahams’ departure after 1970’s Getting to This. They briefly reunited in the mid-’70s, and Abrahams was part of a different lineup that reformed in the late ’80s; they have since issued a couple of albums in the 1990s.

Dear Jill

Sorry babe, but I won’t be home,
Won’t be home tomorrow.
Sorry darlin’ but I got to let you
Gotta let you down
Your wasten’ my time
Got no love
Love left to give you anymore.

I gotta look for, I gotta find me a brand new
Find me a brand new woman
You know I gotta find, the one that won’t
The one that won’t run around
You took everything I had, but I got no love,
Love left to give you anymore.

Author: badfinger20

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

7 thoughts on “Blodwyn Pig – Dear Jill”

  1. Thanks, Max.
    Their gig was actually part of the first ‘Pop Proms’ at the Royal Albert Hall. As far as I recall, all three bands (Liverpool Scene, Blodwyn Pig and Led Zeppelin) had equal billing, they weren’t support acts as some sites say they were. All three bands had their own fans, I’m sure. I loved Blodwyn Pig and Zeppelin, but I was familiar with Liverpool Scene from other gigs and they weren’t really my thing. This gives a (brief) idea of the gig: https://memories.royalalberthall.com/content/pop-proms-first-london-gala-pop-festival-1969-led-zeppelin

    ‘Dear Jill’ is a fave song of mine from those days.

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