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Pacific Gas & Electric

  • Pacific Gas & Electric [Columbia, 1969] A-
  • Are You Ready? [Columbia, 1970] B

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Pacific Gas & Electric [Columbia, 1969]
The best white blues group--because the singer is black, naturally. The first side rocks like hell and despite some nonsense with drums and '30s jazz arrangements, even the second can be played over and over. A pleasant surprise. A-

Are You Ready? [Columbia, 1970]
Great single, easily their best cut ever, but the album is a comedown. Charlie Allen is not an entirely convincing Otis. B