For every person who's ever heard Sir Lord Baltimore's debut Kingdom Come, there's a story about how they first heard the 1970 hard rock tour de force. Some may have first heard of it from the gushing review that Metal Mike Saunders wrote of it, in an issue of Creem magazine in 1971 (which included the first documented use of the term "heavy metal"). Some may have heard of it from a friend, some may have heard of it from a much later write up (Mojo, or Head Heritage). And you can bet it's part of stoner rock lore. However anyone finds it, it sure seems like those who have heard it regard it as untouchable. As someone who has always had a thing for heavy 70's power trios, I'm shamefully late to the party. It's been around for 41 years, and I just recently heard it for the first time. Let me just say, it lives up to the hype.
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Sir Lord Baltimore - Helium Head (I Got a Love) (via Box.net) mp3 at If There Is a Hell Below
Sir Lord Baltimore - Lady of Fire mp3 at The Cargo Culte
Sir Lord Baltimore - Kingdom Come LP download (via Megaupload) at Why Dontcha?
Sir Lord Baltimore at Wikipedia
Sir Lord Baltimore - Reviews of first two LPs by Julian Cope at Head Heritage
Sir Lord Baltimore - Review of Kingdom Come by Metal Mike Saunders, Creem Magazine 1971
Sir Lord Baltimore - Official Site