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[–] COFfeebreak 1 points (+1|-0)

"Going Down" was written by Stax Records saxophonist and (later) producer Don Nix and recorded by his band Moloch, in 1969. Often called Jeff Beck Group II, it consisted of Jeff Beck, Bobby Tench, Clive Chaman, Max Middleton and Cozy Powell. At an "end of recording party", Beck was congratulated by Don Nix on his version of "Going Down".

Jeff Beck Group II was not well received by contemporary music critics. OZ magazine's Charles Shaar Murray gave it a negative review, while Billy Walker of Sounds found it inferior to the earle album "Rough and Ready", and NME's Roy Carr felt that the quality of the performances "far exceeds that of the material". In his review for Rolling Stone, John Mendelsohn was highly impressed by Beck's "genius" playing, but found it hampered by the rest of the band: "When either Bob Tench's vocals or Max Middleton's usually pleasant but seldom arresting and never-smoothly-integrated jazz piano are basking therein, Jeff Beck Group's music is mostly just dull — commonplace and predictable." Rob Mackie from the Record Mirror expressed a similar sentiment and said that listeners would not be able to tell whether they are "listening to the band led by one of Britain's best ever guitarists". In a positive review, Chris Welch from Melody Maker hailed Jeff Beck Group as "the boldest Beck guitar we've heard for a long time" because of Beck's technical ability and suspenseful phrasing. David Hughes wrote in Disc Music Echo that "..the mood and tempo changes and you are hooked to the end". On the other hand, Robert Christgau expressed contempt for how Beck's technical abilities were praised in a 1981 review: "I agree that Beck's choppy chops occasionally surprise, but that's only because he wastes so much time refining heavy (not blues or even blooze) clichés."

A great Live version with Stevie Ray Vaughan 10/28/1989