Elf was an American rock
band founded by singer and bassist Ronnie James Dio, keyboardist Doug
Thaler, drummer Gary Driscoll, and guitarists Nick Pantas and David
Feinstein (Dio's cousin). The band was originally called The Electric
Elves, but was shortened to The Elves and finally Elf in 1972. Elf
disbanded in 1975 after recording three albums and after most of the
lineup had been absorbed into Ritchie Blackmore's new group, Rainbow.
James Dio went on to a successful career in heavy metal, fronting
Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, and his own band, Dio. David
Feinstein also found a career in metal, leading the band The Rods for a
number of years. Original keyboardist Doug Thaler went on to a career in
Recorded while the band was evolving slowly into the Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Trying to Burn the Sun is the third and final release from Elf,
the band that finally earned Ronnie James Dio the attention he had been
seeking since the late 50s. After writing and recording a few singles
for Blackmore, Dio and Elf were solidly moving in a heavier musical direction.
Trying to Burn the Sun is a great listen for all fans of 70s rock, not only Dio and Rainbow fans.
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- Founded by front man Ronnie James Dio