Their sound was based off of Cream, having the powerful heavy rock base of West's bluesy, melodic but raw guitar, Pappalardi's elegant bass and Corky Laing's pounding drums. The rounded it off with keyboardist Steve Knight, who may as well not have even been there, as his contributions were usually mixed so low as to barely hear them.
Their first true album was released on my birthday (March 7th) in 1970 and featured a wonderful mixture of heavy, booming rock and beautiful melodies. One of the songs that has both in spades is Silver Paper. The chorus has West's shrieking vocals while the verses have Pappalardi's more melodic vocals. It was a new sound at the time and it would be beneficial as they would be a big concert attraction until they disbanded in 1972.