Moxy - "Black Album" - Black T-Shirt
Moxy - "Black Album" - Black T-Shirt

Moxy - "Black Album" - Black T-Shirt

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Moxy - Self Titled album:  known as the "black" album.

Released 1975 / 1976


Moxy, also informally known as The Black Album or Moxy I, is the self-titled debut album by the Canadian hard rock and heavy metal band Moxy. Their independently produced album was released in 1975 by Polydor Records in Canada, then under Mercury Records label was reissued in 1976 for worldwide distribution, both labels were owned by PolyGram at the time (they are now owned by Universal Music Group).

The album was picked up by many radio stations in the United States and was one of the most requested albums in Texas. As a consequence, Moxy was picked up by the larger Mercury Records label in the US and a national distribution deal was made and the album was reissued in 1976. The album produced the hit songs "Can't You See I'm a Star", "Train", "Out of the Darkness" and with "Sail On Sail Away" and "Moon Rider" that are still in the 2000s (decade) on regular rotation on several rock radio stations in Texas. The album sold well because of heavy promotion by the label who released the album on 8 Track in large numbers.

Tommy Bolin was a guest musician on the album. He had previously been the lead guitarist for the James Gang and would go on to replace Ritchie Blackmore in Deep Purple. Bolin does all but two guitar solos. Earl Johnson performed all rhythm guitar and the solos on "Sail On Sail Away", "Can't You See I'm A Star" and the ending of "Train". Johnson was supposed to do all the guitar parts, but got into a disagreement with the producer and was tossed out of the studio. Bolin, being nearby, was asked by Moxy's manager Roland Paquin to fill in for Johnson. Paquin knew Bolin from when he was road manager for the James Gang. Bolin was only in the studio for this album, contrary to popular belief that he appears on Moxy II. Though Bolin's time with Moxy was short, the album is popular with his fans. Bolin's tone and phrasing were very similar to his classic James Gang sound.

Buddy Caine, who is listed on the album cover, did not join the band until after the album was finished. Caine was initially brought on board by the band as a rhythm guitarist to free up Johnson so he could play the solos on stage that Bolin had played in the studio.

Gildan 64000 Softstyle T-Shirt with Tear Away Label

100% ring-spun cotton
Fabric weight: 4.5 oz (153 g/m2)
30 singles
Tear-away label
Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
Quarter-turned to avoid crease down the center

The Gildan 64000 is made of a heavier cotton, it's softer and more fitted than most other t-shirt models. In general we recommend sizing 1 up.

Available in sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL and XXXL.

Sizes guide:
Length/Width [inches (cm)]
S 27/18 (69/49)
M 28/20 (71/51)
L 29/22 (74/56)
XL 30/24 (76/61)
XXL 31/26 (79/66)
XXXL 32/28 (81/71)