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Fraternity "Annabelle"1972 Aussie Rock (Bon Scott AC/DC)

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Flaming Galah is Australian rock band Fraternity's second and final studio album, released in 1972. This album differs musically from their previous effort, Livestock, which consisted mostly of a progressive and psychedelic sound. For Flaming Galah, the band moved in a more blues/boogie rock direction.
They continued their progressive side however, with re-recordings of a number of tracks from Livestock, such as "You Have a God", "Raglan's Folly", and "Canyon Suite" (known as "Grand Canyon Suites" on Livestock), and with the introduction of "Seasons of Change", a considerable amount of progressive rock is evident on the album. "Annabelle" is a reworking of "Cool Spot", from Livestock.
Interviews with band members clarify the songwriting credits for those songs which were credited to the whole band on the album sleeve. John Bisset recalled "Welfare Boogie" as having been written by "Sam [See] and possibly Bruce [Howe] and Bon [Scott]", with "Hemming's Farm" being "mainly Sam's". Sam See has stated that he wrote "Hemming's Farm" himself, and co-wrote "Welfare Boogie" with Terry Wilkins from his previous band The Flying Circus. Bisset himself wrote "If You Got It"..

Bon Scott – lead vocals, recorder
Mick Jurd – lead guitars
Sam See – slide guitar, piano
Bruce Howe – bass guitar
John Bisset – keyboards
"Uncle" John Eyers – harmonica
John Freeman – drums

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