Rough Diamond (album)

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Rough Diamond
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Studio album by Rough Diamond
Released 1 February 1977
Recorded December 1976 and January 1977
Genre Rock
Length 42:46
Producer Steve Smith, David Byron, Clem Clempson

Rough Diamond is the debut album of British rock band Rough Diamond.

Rough Diamond was formed by singer David Byron following his dismissal from Uriah Heep, along with former Humble Pie guitarist Clem Clempson and ex-Wings drummer Geoff Britton. The album peaked at No. 103 on the Billboard 200 in 1977.[1] The band opened for Peter Frampton in the spring of 1977 on the latter's US tour. The group disbanded shortly after releasing their debut. Bizarrely, for a few weeks, the band's roadie and driver was Royal Shakespeare Company actor Tony Rowlands.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rock N' Roll" (Byron / Britton / Rushent) – 3:28
  2. "Lookin' For You" (Byron / Clempson / Butcher) – 4:06
  3. "Lock & Key" (Byron / Clempson) – 4:59
  4. "Seasong" (Byron / Clempson) – 7:35
  5. "By The Horn" (Byron / Clempson) – 3:13
  6. "Scared" (Byron / Clempson / Britton / Butcher / Bath) – 5:33
  7. "Hobo" (Byron / Clempson / Britton / Butcher / Bath) – 5:45
  8. "The Link" (Butcher) – 2:19
  9. "End Of The Line" (Byron / Clempson / Britton / Butcher) – 5:46

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from AllMusic.[2]

  • David Byron – lead vocals, producer
  • Clem Clempson – guitars, producer
  • Willie Bath – bass Guitar
  • Damon Butcher – keyboards
  • Geoff Britton – drums
  • Steve Smith – producer
  • Phill Brown – engineer
  • Richard Digby Smith – engineer
  • Dave Hutchins – engineer
  • Clive Arrowsmith – photography
  • Eckford/Stimpson – cover design

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rough Diamond - Rough Diamond : Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  2. ^ "Rough Diamond – Rough Diamond – Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-06-17.