The Gods were an English group founded in 1965. The bandmembers included Mick Taylor (later with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and the Rolling Stones), Brian Glascock and John Glascock (later of Jethro Tull). They were schoolmates from Hatfield and had been playing together as The Juniors (or The Strangers), a band they formed in 1962. Also part of this band were Malcolm Collins and Alan Shacklock. They had a record deal with Columbia. Their first 7 single (Columbia DB7339) appeared in 1964. The Gods were the successors of the Rolling Stones at the famous Marquee Club in London. After recording two albums, Genesis (1968) and To Samuel a Son (1969), they signed with a new record company, recruited Rebel Rousers singer Cliff Bennett and changed their name to Toe Fat which also lasted two years and two albums. To Samuel A Son, The Gods' second album is, like their debut, Genesis, early keyboard-based progressive rock with a psychedelic hangover, vaguely tied into a concept about the experiences of the "Samuel" in the title track. It's more varied in tone than their first record, though, and more surprisingly, a little lighter in touch, though you can still hear some of the bluster of keyboardist Ken Hensley's subsequent group, Uriah Heep.
01 - To Samuel A Son 02 - Eight O'clock In The Morning 03 - He's Growing 04 - Sticking Wings On Flies 05 - Lady Lady 06 - Penny Dear 07 - Long Time, Sad Time, Bad Time 08 - Five To Three 09 - Autumn 10 - Yes I Cry 11 - Groozy 12 - Momma I Need 13 - Candlelight 14 - Lovely Anita 15 - Maria