segunda-feira, 23 de março de 2015

FUSION ORCHESTRA - Skeleton In Armour (1973 UK Progressive Rock)


BOM DISCO COM COMPOSIÇÕES SOFISTICADAS, VOCAIS FEMININOS FORTES, BOM SOLOS DE GUITARRA, PERCUSÃO PODEROSA, PIANO ELÉTRICO, HAMMOND, FLAUTA E GAITA DÃO O TOM DA SONORIDADE DOS CARAS!! É PROGRESSIVO COM TOQUES DO JAZZ, LONGAS SUÍTES E VARIAÇÕES MUSICAIS!! É FUSION COMO O PRÓPRIO NOME SUGERE!!
 
Tapestry of Delights:
A short-lived progressive/hard-rock outfit. The album is now quite sought-after. Except When My Momma's Not At Home, which is essentially a mainstream rock 'n' rollin' piece with a brass arrangement, the remaining tracks, Sonata In Z, Have I Left The Gas On?, A Skeleton In Armour and Talk To The Man In The Sky are superb, especially the first two. Sophisticated compositions with astonishing and strong female vocals, superb manic guitar leads, powerful drumming, electric piano, flute and harmonica solos make this recommended listening. (CA).


Dave Bell (drums)
Colin Dawson (guitar)
Sten Land (guitar, synthesizer, percussion, horns)
Jill Saward (guitar, synth, flute, vocals)
Paul Jennings (bass)
 
01. Fanfairy Suite For 1000 Trampits (Part One) 0:16
02. Sonata In Z 11:49
03. Have I Left The Gas On? 8:42
04. Ok Boys, Now's Our Big Chance 0:47
05. Skeleton In Armour 5:13
06. When My Mamma's Not At Home 3:27
07. Don't Be Silly, Jilly 0:09
08. Talk To The Man In The Sky 11:55
09. Fanfairy Suite For 1000 Trampits (Part Two) 0:15
 
http://www.mediafire.com/download/yk263ta2rwgjatq/FusionOrchestra-Venenos.rar

segunda-feira, 16 de março de 2015

THREE SOULS IN MY MIND - VOL.1 [1969 Mexico Garage Acid Rock Psych]


MUITO BOA BANDA MEXICANA QUE FAZIA UM SOM GARAGEIRO, SUJO, ÁCIDO, PSICODÉLICO COM ALGUMAS PITADAS DO BLUES BEM LEGAL!! AS LETRAS ERAM POLÊMICAS CONTRA A BRUTALIDADE E A CORRUPÇÃO POLÍTICA E COM O TEMPO GANHARAM NOTORIEDADE EM SEU PAÍS, TANTO QUE PERMANECERAM JUNTOS ATÉ MEADOS DOS ANOS 80 E NESSE PERÍODO GRAVARAM 15 ALBUMS USANDO O NOME DE "EL THREE"!! O LÍDER DA BANDA ERA "ALEX LORA" E O MELHOR DOS CARAS É COM ELE NA FORMAÇÃO!! MAIS UM VENENO DO ROCK MEXICANO RECOMENDADO!! ABAIXO ESTÁ A POSTAGEM DO VOL. 2 DE BARBADA PARA OS ENVENENADOS!!
 
VERY GOOD MEXICAN BAND !! GARAGE, DIRTY, ACID, psychedelic and BLUES !! LETTERS WERE CONTROVERSIES AGAINST BRUTALITY AND POLITICAL CORRUPTION AND THE TIME GAINED REPUTATION IN YOUR COUNTRY, SO THAT REMAINED TOGETHER UNTIL THE MID 80'S AND RECORDED DURING THIS PERIOD 15 ALBUMS USING THE NAME OF "EL THREE"!! ANOTHER POISON ROCK RECOMMENDED MEXICAN !! BELOW IS THE POST VOL. 2 PRESENT FOR USERS OF BLOG !!


ALEJANDRO [ALEX] LORA - Vocal and bass
RAFAEL SALGADO - Harmonica
ERNESTO DE LEON - Guitar
CARLOS HAUPTVOGUEL - Drums
SERGIO MANCERA - Guitar

THREE SOULS IN MY MIND - VOL.2 [1969 Mexico Garage Acid Rock Psych]


MUITO BOA BANDA MEXICANA QUE FAZIA UM SOM GARAGEIRO, SUJO, ÁCIDO, PSICODÉLICO COM ALGUMAS PITADAS DO BLUES BEM LEGAL!! AS LETRAS ERAM POLÊMICAS CONTRA A BRUTALIDADE E A CORRUPÇÃO POLÍTICA E COM O TEMPO GANHARAM NOTORIEDADE EM SEU PAÍS, TANTO QUE PERMANECERAM JUNTOS ATÉ MEADOS DOS ANOS 80 E NESSE PERÍODO GRAVARAM 15 ALBUMS USANDO O NOME DE "EL THREE"!! MAIS UM VENENO DO ROCK MEXICANO RECOMENDADO!! ACIMA ESTÁ O VOL. 2 DE BARBADA PARA OS ENVENENADOS!!
 
VERY GOOD MEXICAN BAND !! GARAGE, DIRTY, ACID, psychedelic and BLUES !! LETTERS WERE CONTROVERSIES AGAINST BRUTALITY AND POLITICAL CORRUPTION AND THE TIME GAINED REPUTATION IN YOUR COUNTRY, SO THAT REMAINED TOGETHER UNTIL THE MID 80'S AND RECORDED DURING THIS PERIOD 15 ALBUMS USING THE NAME OF "EL THREE" !! ANOTHER POISON ROCK RECOMMENDED MEXICAN !! ABOVE IS THE POST VOL. 2 PRESENT FOR USERS OF BLOG !!



quinta-feira, 12 de março de 2015

BULBOUS CREATION - You Won't Remember Dying (1969-70 US Hard Psych Rock)


ESTOU REPARANDO UM ERRO HISTÓRICO AO POSTAR ESTE ALBUM!! ELE MERECIA ESTAR ENTRE OS VENENOS!! MUITO BOM ALBUM!!
 
MUITO BOA BANDA AMERICANA QUE FAZIA UM SOM HARD PSICODÉLICO DE PRIMEIRA LINHA, COM UM BAIXO PESADO E UM BELO TRABALHO DE GUITARRA ACIDA!! O ALBUM FOI GRAVADO PELA "CAVERN SOUND STUDIOS" QUE LANÇOU VÁRIA BANDAS OBSCURAS COMO STONED CIRCUS, CRANK E PHANTASIA!! A GRANDE VARIAÇÃO E A QUALIDADE MUSICAL DESTE ALBUM FAZEM DELE UM VENENO ALTAMENTE RECOMENDANDO!!
 
I AM FIXING AN ERROR HISTORY TO POST THIS ALBUM !! IT DESERVED TO BE AMONG THE POISON !! VERY GOOD ALBUM !!
 
VERY GOOD AMERICAN BAND THAT DID A VERY COOL SOUND HARD PSYCHEDELIC, WITH A HEAVY DOWN AND A GUITAR WORK BEAUTIFUL !! THE ALBUM WAS RECORDED BY "CAVERN SOUND STUDIOS" THAT SEVERAL OTHER BANDS LIKE STONED CIRCUS, CRANK AND PHANTASIA!! VARIATION AND QUALITY MUSICAL ALBUM THIS MAKE IT A HIGHLY RECOMMENDING POISON!!


01 End of the Page 4:44
02 Having a Good Time 4:08
03 Satan 6:05
04 Fever Machine Man 6:29
05 Let's Go to the Sun 8:26
06 Hooked 4:05
07 Under the Black Sun 2:55
08 Stormy Monday 4:48
 

domingo, 1 de março de 2015

Request: FEVER TREE - Fever Tree & Another Time, Another Place (1968-69 US West Coast Psych Garage Rock)


BOA BANDA AMERICANA QUE FAZIA UM SOM TÍPICO DAS BANDAS PSICODÉLICAS DE SAN FRANCISCO COM ALGUMAS EXPERIMENTAÇÕES E BOAS GUITARRAS DISTORCIDAS!! AQUI TEMOS OS DOIS PRIMEIROS ALBUNS DOS CARAS NUM DISCO SÓ!! VENENO RECOMENDADO!!
 
Fever Tree (1968) - Their debut album was a strong psychedelic affair, and included their legendary San Francisco girls along with a smorgasbord of similar gems.  Starting with Bach's Toccata in fugue and minor, this album is a feast of psychedelic experimentation, with strong songs, and strangely seductive distorted guitars. 

Another time, another place (1968) - Continuing in the same vein as the first album, this is a similar sounding record, although the musicianship had gotten better.  For me the best moment is the almost Iron Butterfly-ish reworking of "Man who paints the pictures".  A very strong follow up, it's a mistery why this album didn't chart higher than it did (no. 83).
 
Although mostly known for their 1968 anthem of psychedelia "San Francisco girls (return of the native)", Fever Tree recorded some of the most interesting psychedelic rock albums of the late 60's.  Formed in Houston, Texas from the ashes of the band Bostwick Vine by Dennis Keller (vocals), Rob Landes (keyboards, flute and more), E.E.Wolfe lll (bass), Michael Knust (guitar) and John Tuttle (drums.  After releasing two unremarkable singles in 1967 that both flopped, they enlisted producers/songwriters Scott and Vivian Holtzman.  With them they recorded their legendary debut album, which included the near-hit (no.91) single San Francisco girls.  Their unique brand of psychedelic rock filled with classical experiments was recieved well, and two similar albums followed in 1968 and 1970.  Major sucess still eluding them, most of the bandmembers threw in the towel.  In 1970  they recorded a fourth and last album, For sale.  Largely played by session men (inc. Kevin Kelley ex-Byrds) the abum was a disappointing and predictable mainstream pop album, and a commercial disaster.  The band officially called it quits after that, later to be reformed for a short while by Michael Knust backed by a brand new line-up. 

Their first three albums are still considered by many sixties fanatics some of the best and most overloked of that genre, managing to combine the psychedelic sound of the San Francisco bands like Jefferson Airplane with symphonic experiments and hard rockin guitars .
 
History
The band hailed from Houston, Texas and started in 1966 as folk rock outfit, The Bostwick Vines. They changed their name to Fever Tree a year later after the addition of keyboard player Rob Landes.
Their fifteen minutes of fame arrived when their song "San Francisco Girls (Return of the Native)" reached #91 in the U.S. charts, sometime in late 1968. Like most of the band's material, it was written by the couple of Scott and Vivian Holtzman, who also were their producers. This four-minute track captured all the band's trademarks: Dennis Keller's incantation-like vocals, the quick shifting between slow parts with an almost sacral feeling and faster, more rock-oriented parts, and especially the searing guitar work by Michael Knust.
 
Fever Tree also released their self-titled debut album, Fever Tree, in 1968, which charted at #156. A second album, Another Time, Another Place, followed in 1969. Apart from "San Francisco Girls", they never had another hit, although they later also tried writing songs themselves when they had dropped the Holtzmans as producers. The group disbanded in 1970, but reformed in 1978 with only guitarist Michael Knust remaining from the original line-up. The new formation of the group had little commercial success; Fever Tree was not heard of again until 2003 when Michael Knust passed away.
 
Discography
Fever Tree (1968), Uni Records/MCA
Another Time, Another Place (1968), Uni/MCA
Creation (1969), Uni/MCA
For Sale (1970), Ampex Records
Live at Lake Charles (1978), Shroom Records (Wikipedia)


Dennis Keller - vocals
Michael Stephen Knust (March 11 1949 - September 15 2003) - guitar
Rob Landes - synthesizer, organ, piano
E.E. "Bud" Wolfe - bass guitar
Bob Stanley (9-4-53)abilene, tx - drums
 
01. Imitation Situation 1 & Where Do You Go? - 4:03
02. San Franciscan Girls - 4:02
03. Ninety-Nine and One-Half - 2:47
04. Man Who Paints the Pictures - 2:34
05. Filligree and Shadow - 3:56
06. The Sun Also Rises - 2:43
07. Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out - 3:31
08. Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing - 3:04
09. Unlock My Door - 3:50
10. Come with Me - 3:49
11. Man Who Paints the Pictures II - 6:51
12. What Time Did You Say It Is in Salt Lake City? - 3:16
13. Don't Come Crying to Me Girl - 2:30
14. Fever - 3:41
15. Grand Candy Young Sweet - 1:54
16. Jokes Are for Sad People - 7:15
17. I've Never Seen Evergreen - 3:25
18. Peace of Mind - 3:12
19. Death Is the Dancer - 3:57
 

domingo, 8 de fevereiro de 2015

GREAT JONES - All Bowed Down (US 1970 Hard Blues Funk Rock)


BOA BANDA AMERICANA QUE FAZIA UM SOM QUE LEMBRA UM POUCO "FRIJID PINK" E QUE GRAVOU APENAS ESSE ALBUM!! A COMBINAÇÃO SONORA É UM POUCO ESTRANHA E NÃO PODERIA SER DIFERENTE, POIS REUNE UM GUITARRISTA QUE ERA AMANTE DO JAZZ, UM BATERISTA QUE ADOARAVA BLUES E UM BAIXISTA E VOCALISTA COM AFINIDADE NO FOLK ROCK!! O RESULTADO FINAL DISSO TUDO É UM ALBUM DE HARD, FUNK, BLUES E OUTROS ESTILOS ENRUSTIDOS!! A FAIXA "UNITED STATE OF MIND" E "IDAHO POTATOES", PRA MIM, SÃO OS GRANDES DESTAQUES DO DISCO!! VENENO RARÍSSIMO E RECOMENDADO!!
 
Soulful Hard Blues Rock something reminds me of the band Frijid Pink  "United State Of Mind" and "Idaho Potatoes" are the highlight of the album!! With only one highly collectible 1970 album to their credit, Great Jones, as the liner notes to their LP declared, was an odd combination. This hard driving rock and blues trio featured Billy Cadieux, a fiery jazz-loving guitar player, ex-folky bassist and gutsy lead vocalist, David Tolmie and blues-breaking drummer, Gary Kollarus. This Brooklyn based band became part of the scene revolving around legendary R&B producer, Jerry Ragavoy's Hit Factory Studios in New York City, which is where they met up with keyboardist and songwriter, Jeff Gutcheon. Then an apprentice at the Hit Factory, Gutcheon had worked extensively with Geoff and Maria Muldaur and not only contributed piano and organ tracks to Great Jones' album sessions, but also penned the title song, "All
Bowed Down."
 
"The sleevenotes to this album tell us: 'Great Jones is an odd combination; a jazz-loving guitarist; a blues-freaking drummer; and an ex-folk singing bassist.' Well, the end result is a funk/blues album with at least three decent tracks. The first is opener Cripple Creek, with its bouncy bass notes and sharply accentuating drum beats. Superimposed on this are Cadieux's catchy acoustic guitar riffs. The second is the title cut, a funky piano-driven number. Also of note is I Ain't Got Long, on which Cadieux contributes some delicate blues guitar which blends well with Tolmie's gutsy vocals. An average album, overall, though."


Billy Cadieux - guitar, vocals
David Tolmie - bass, lead vocals
Gary Kollarus - drums
Guest: Jeff Gutcheon - keyboards
 
1.Cripple Creek 2:11
2.Finding My Way 3:08
3.United State of Mind 6:32
4.You Don't Know Nothin' About Love 4:47
5.All Bowed Down 3:20
6.Idaho Potatoes 3:00
7.Leaving Trunk 3:23
8.I Ain't Got Long 5:14
9.Leaving California 3:28
 

domingo, 1 de fevereiro de 2015

[Repost] SPRING FEVER - Woodstock (1970 Rare Canadian Rock Blues Psych)


EXCLUSIVIDADE DO BLOG VENENOS DO ROCK!! ÁLBUM RARÍSSIMO DESTE POWER TRIO CANADENSE QUE FAZIA UM ROCK COM PEGADA BLUES E NUMA FUZZION QUE PODER SER DEFINIDO TAMBÉM COMO HIPPY PSYCH!! EXCELENTE SOM COM GUITARRA TRABALHANDO LEGAL EM VÁRIOS COVERS, COMO A PRIMEIRA E SEGUNDA FAIXA, ORIGINALMENTE DA BANDA CROSBY, STILLS NASH & YOUNG!! AS VERSÕES FICARAM MUITO LEGAIS E BEM TRABALHADAS!! "I JUST WANT TO MAKE LOVE TO YOU, GIMME SHELTER E OUTRAS CANÇÕES SÃO VERSÕES BE LEGAIS!! BELA BANDA E BELO DISCO!!! UM VENENO CANADENSE RECOMENDADO!!
 
EXCLUSIVE OF THIS BLOG !! RARE ALBUM OF THIS CANADIAN POWER TRIO!! ROCK BLUES AND IN THAT FUZZION MAY BE DEFINED AS ALSO HIPPY PSYCH !! COVERS GOOD AS THE FIRST AND SECOND TRACK, BAND ORIGINALLY CROSBY, STILLS NASH & YOUNG !! GOOD BAND !!! RECOMMENDED !!


Paul James - Vocal/Lead Guitar
Rick Law - Organ/Bass/Harmony
Frank Meehan - Drums
 
01 - Woodstock
02 - A Long Time Coming
03 - She Caught My Katie
04 - I Just Want To Make Love You
05 - Shes Looking Good
06 - Oh Baby Hold Me
07 - Watch Yourself
08 - Gimme Shelter
09 - She Moves Me
10 - Mamma, What About Your Daughter
11 - Spring Fever
 

segunda-feira, 26 de janeiro de 2015

[Repost] ORANGE WEDGE - Wedge (1971 US Hard Rock Prog Bluesy)


ESSE É O PRIMEIRO ALBUM DESSA EXCELENTE BANDA AMERICANA DE HARD ROCK PROGRESSIVO COM ALGUMAS PITADAS DE BLUES!! O SEGUNDO TÁ LOGO ABAIXO NA POSTAGEM ANTERIOR!! OS DOIS SÃO DE QUALIDADE MAS TENHO UMA PEQUENA PREDILEÇÃO PARA ESSE PRIMEIRO ALBUM!! VENENO ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADO!!


Gregg Coulson (vocais)
Joe Farace (guitarras)
Don Cowger (baixo)
Tom Rizzo (bateria)
Dave Burgess (teclados)
Mark O' Connor (teclados)
 
01 - Love Me
02 - Death Comes Slowly
03 - Comfort of You
04 - Keep on Livin
05 - One Night Lover
06 - Meathouse Shuffle
07 - Revenge
 

[Repost] ORANGE WEDGE - No One Left But Me (1974 US Hard Rock Prog Bluesy)


ESSE É O SEGUNDO DISCO DESSA EXCELENTE BANDA AMERICANA FORMADA EM 1968 E QUE LANÇOU APENAS DOIS DISCOS DE HARD ROCK PROGRESSIVO COM PITADAS BLUES MUITO LEGAL MESMO!! ESSE SEGUNDO ALBUM DE 1974 TEM UMA PROPOSTA BEM MAIS HARD QUE O PRIMEIRO DISCO QUE VEM LOGO ACIMA NA PRÓXIMA POSTAGEM!! A FAIXA THE GATE EM SEUS MAIS DE 10 MINUTOS TEM PASSAGENS HARD E VIAJANTES NUMA VERDADEIRA MESCLA ENTRE O HARD E O PROGRESSIVO!! VENENO ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADO!!
 
Rare north-american band. Only 2 albuns with few copies maked. The first album, from 1972, came the 60's sonority to 70's, a little bit more agressive sound and refined instrumental work. The second album, from 1974, it's more hard-rocking oriented, good guitars riffs and dark moments. Highly recomended.
 
Orange Wedge was established around 1968 in Baltimore, Maryland. The group evolved from Greg & the Originals. Members were Greg Coulson (lead vocals), Fred Zang (rhythm guitar, vocals), and Don Cowger (bass). In 1968 they added Craig Krixer (lead guitar), Dave Burgess (keyboards) and Tom Rizzo (drums). Krixer came up with the name Orange Wedge. The rock band began playing many teen centers, and school dances. After a brief illness and hospital stay in early 1969 Coulson rejoined the band. They began playing on regular basis quickly becoming one of the top hard rock bands in Baltimore. Orange Wedge could be seen at all the local clubs in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia. Zang and Krixer left the group in 1969 and joined Black Foot Smoke. Zang played guitar and / or bass for a lot of other groups. He is still active in the music business. The group that created the records existed between 1971 and 1975.
 
When the group decided to do there own music, guitarist Joe Farace (ex-Fabulous Monarchs, Cabbage) brought his basic ideas to the group. Coulson was responsible for the lyrics. The entire band created the arrangements. The first record entitled "Wedge" was recorded and mixed in Baltimore at Flite Three Studios in 1972. Five hundred copies were made which were distributed a few local stores, and several labels for a possible deal. The remaining records were sold out at shows when the group performed.
 
In 1973 Burgess left the band becoming a member of Patch. Their second album was released in 1974 titled "No One Left But Me" and was recorded at Sheffield Studios with special guests Mark O'Connor, and Jay Graboski of Oho. This time a thousand copies were pressed and distributed in the same way. The group performed the songs live at their shows. They were also heard on the local rock radio station. The group was never offered a contract for either release.
 
In 1975 Joe Farace left the band. Coulson and Rizzo continued the group which finally called it a day in late 1978. Both Orange Wedge LPs have been reissued in the 00's in the States and also have been reissued as a 2 LP German import on "Little Wing".


01. S.P. 04:13
02. HUNGARY MAN 04:52
03. NO ONE LEFT BUT ME 05:59
04. DREAM 03:08
05. WHISKY AND GIN 05:49
06. PEOPLE 05:39
07. THE GATE 10:19
08. PEOPLE 03:02

quinta-feira, 22 de janeiro de 2015

BEAST - Beast (US 1970 Prog Psych Jazz Rock)


SEGUNDO ALBUM DA BANDA FORMADA EM DENVER, COLORADO, E BEM MAIS MADURO QUE O PRIMEIRO COM UM ESTILO PROGRESSIVO, PITADAS DO JAZZ E DO FOLK, MAS CHEIO DE SURPRESAS NA AUDIÇÃO ONDE OS CARAS PASSEIAM POR VÁRIOS ESTILOS MUSICAIS, TUDO COM FLAUTA E ORGAN HAMMOND BEM LEGAIS!! VENENO RARO E BOM!!
 
Beast cover a variety of styles!! One minute you get acoustic/dreamy folk/psych, the next it's heavy and electric, followed by jazz excursions (50's style, Dixie, & ragtime!) and country. This Beast is full of surprises. For example, the 2nd cut on side 1 titled "Communication" (my personal favourite) is a fairly lengthy full-blown psych/hard rocker, while taking a few jazz turns as well..employing flute and keyboards, which make for some very cool instrumental passages.


* Robert (Bob) Yeazel: Guitar, Vocals
* David Raines: Vocals
* Michael Kerns: Flutes
* Gerry Fike: Keyboards
* Roger Bryant: Bass
* Larry Ferris: Drums
 
01. Inlook (04:27)
02. Communication (06:16)
03. The Man Outside (01:29)
04. Migration (02:02)
05. Whistle (00:59)
06. I Am (03:14)
07. Don't You Think It's Time? (03:33)
08. Move Mountain (You Got It) (04:44)
09. It's So Hard (03:22)
10. Legal Machines (02:54)
 

segunda-feira, 19 de janeiro de 2015

MAGI - Win Or Lose [1976 US Hard Rock]


BOA BANDA AMERICANA QUE ATRAÍA MULTIDÕES COM SEUS SHOWS AO VIVO!! POR VEZES COMPARADOS A LED ZEPPELIN, APESAR DE EU PARTICULARMENTE ACHAR UMA COMPARAÇÃO EXAGERADA, O SOM DOS CARAS ERA HARD CRU COM ALGUMAS PITADAS PSICODÉLICAS, ALTA ENERGIA E UM ÓTIMO TRABALHO DE GUITARRAS FUZZY!! VENENO BOM E RECOMENDADO!!

This north Indiana outfit ruled the roost in the 'Michiana' region in the mid-'70s, attracting huge crowds whenever they played live. Often compared with Led Zeppelin, this 5-piece outfit rocked the area with a tight and raw sound that combined in-your-face hard rock with undisguised psychedelic tendencies and lashings of fuzz. It must be said the boys didn't do themselves any favours by issuing their only known album with a cover reminiscent of a Journey photo shoot, but regardless of their dubious hair and sense of dress, Magi certainly deserved more than the obscurity into which they ultimately lapsed. Win Or Lose, recorded at Uncle Dirty's Sound Machine studios in Michigan in 1976, and which boasts a series of solid songs propelled by a tight rhythm section and some more-than respectable vocals, is always reviewed enthusiastically.

The album was recorded in 1975, and sounds somewhat typical of hard rock of it's vintage. One cut features good use of fuzz guitar, while the rest has good period flavor. But overall, this might not appeal to researchers seeking psychedelic rock. They were from northern Indiana.


John Gaut - lead vocals
Larry Stutzman - guitar, backing vocals
Steve Vanlaningham - guitar
Jerry Wiggins - drums
Tom Stevens - bass, backing vocals
 
1. Win or Lose
2. Undecided Man
3. I Didn't Ask You
4. Steven Jam
5. Fryin' Away
6. Snow Bound
7. Runnin' Low
8. Everytime I'm with You
 

quinta-feira, 1 de janeiro de 2015

CINDERELLA - Udkoksning I Tre Satser [1970 Denmark Hard Psych Blues Acid Rock]


UM ÓTIMO POWER TRIO DA DINAMARCA CUJO SOM NADA TEM A VER COM PROGRESSIVO COMO SUGERE NA CAPA DO ALBUM!! A SONORIDADE É BLUES ROCK ACIDO COM PITADAS PSYCH!! LANÇARAM UM UNICO ALBUM EM 1970 QUE ESTÁ AQUI NESSA COMPILAÇÃO E QUE CONTA AINDA COM ALGUMAS OUTRAS MÚSICAS GRAVADAS AO VIVO PELOS CARAS!! O DISCO DE 1970 ERA DE 7 POLEGADAS E QUANDO ESTAVAM PRESTES A LANÇAR A GRAVADORA SOFREU UM INCÊNDIO QUE DETONOU COM TODOS OS PLANOS DOS CARAS E COM ISSO O DISCO ORIGINAL NUNCA FOI LANÇADO!! SOMENTE EM 1990 A "SPECTATOR RECORDS" RECOPILA AS MASTER TAPES D ABANDA E LANÇA UM LP!! E DEPOIS VEIO ESSA COMPILAÇÃO QUE COLOCO A DISPOSIÇÃO DOS ENVENENADOS!! É UM BOM E RECOMENDADO VENENO!!
 
DANISH BAND THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH PROGRESSIVE HOW SUGGESTS THE ALBUM COVER !! IT BLUES ROCK ACID PSYCH !! RECORDED A SINGLE ALBUM IN 1970 THAT ARE HERE IN THIS COMPILATION AND STILL HAS SOME OTHER SONGS RECORDED LIVE !! A GOOD ALBUM AND RECOMMENDED !!
 
Tracks 3 and 6 originally released as a single by Spectator in 1970 (MES 110).
Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9 recorded at the Spectator studio, Hasseris in 1970.
Tracks 10 to 14 recorded live at Studenterforeningen, Copenhagen in 1972.
 
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The liner notes in the booklet are strangely enough only in Danish, as if there wouldn’t be any foreigners interested in this band. The only thing I can make of the notes is that they were noticeably influenced by Rory Gallager, Vanilla Fudge, Hendrix and Cream, and secondly by Zeppelin & Doors which from which I don’t find any influence. They covered a Cream song, “Mr.Fantasy”, and two Hendrix tracks, “Fire” and “Break Song”. This last track is really convincing and shows a direct Hendrix endowment, and great solo guitar. I also saw the name Peter Quaife, bass player from The Kinks, mentioned as producer for their only 1971 album.
 
More or less the only and sure deliberately arranged or prepaired song for the album is “Carlt”, one side of a very good single, which highlights with speeded up heavy percussion (congas, drums,..). I found out that after the single, most of the CD is this LP album, with an additional 5 live tracks. Without knowing that, the CD sounds more or less like one long concert. The group definitely stands in the walking shoes of that part of the psychrock scene which developed out of blues and boogie-woogie. As a progressive band for me they still stand in the shadow of their Swedish neighbours, but as a jamming band they have some convincing elements, although the music sometimes sound somewhat absorbed by the jamming nature, and the poor quality of the live recording is a confirmation to this feeling. We hear mostly fuckin’ rocking long jams and jammed songs, with dirty and fat guitars, which sound pretty smoked, -and who knows drugged and alcohol-boozed-. Like I was mentioning, at times this smoky and stoned atmosphere for the length of the CD works altough at times it is a bit saturating. The best sound for live recordings of this kind of music normally does not always matter too much, but in the end for me it did take its toll ; at the time when the last track, the rock’n roll “Long Tall Sally” comes in, I’m really drunk from the music and tired, and with a feeling as if I’m truly there at the concert I take a break to go for a pee.
 

Henning Kragh Pedersen - guitar, vocals
Soren Hilligsoe - bass, vocals
Allan Vokstrup - drums
 
01. Carlt 04:33
02. Sexbombe 03:33
03. Udkoksning I Tre Satser 06:08
04. Break Song 09:20
05. Parchman Farm 02:27
06. Kong Galars Sang 04:26
07. Fire 03:20
08. Mr. Wild 03:38
09. Ana-T-Nas 05:04
10. Forurening 05:
11. Break Song Live 13:24
12. Mr. Fantasy 09:14
13. Stormen 04:20
14. Long Tall Sally 03:02
 

sexta-feira, 5 de dezembro de 2014

ONE - One (1969 UK Hard Psych Rock)


BOA BANDA INGLESA QUE TINHA UMA SONORIDADE HARD PSICODÉLICO COM PITADAS DO FUNK ROCK!! ALGUMAS LONGAS IMPROVISAÇÕES, TECLADOS, FLAUTAS E UMA MISTURA DE SONS LEVES E PESADOS FAZEM PARTE DO REPERTÓRIO DOS CARAS!! "NORMAN LEPPARD" TOCOU NA AYNSLEY DUNBAR RETALIATION E "ALAN MARSHALL" NA BANDA ZEBRA E COM PETE BARDENS!! VENENO BOM E RARO!!
 
A little-known album whose participants were better known for session work. Brent Forbes, who was in  Locust in the mid-seventies, also worked for Bob Pegg and  The Surprise Sisters; Norman Leppard played with  Aynsley Dunbar and Alan Marshall, who was in  Zebra in the mid-seventies, played for  Pete Bardens. Conrad Isadore was most prolific of all - cropping up on several other artists albums. Soul influenced prog rock, with a few funk moves, and featuring long, improv driven tracks with soulish vocals, some brass, organ, flute, some strings, and a mix of light and heavy

 
Kevin Fogarty - Guitar
Brent Forbes - Low
Conrad Isadore - drums
Norman Leppard - Flute
Alan Marshall - Guitar, Voice, Harmonica
Bobby Sass - Guitar, Voices
 
01-Don't Listen To Me
02-Cautiously
03-Stop Pulling And Pushing Me
04-Near The Bone
05-Run, Shaker Life
 

domingo, 23 de novembro de 2014

POCKET-SIZE - In One Or Another Condition (1970 Denmark Psych Hard Prog)


MUITO BOA BANDA DINAMARQUESA QUE GRAVOU SEU UNICO ALBUM EM 1970, MAIS OU MENOS AO ESTILO "BASEMENT TAPES", OU SEJA, NUM PORÃO ONDE FAZIAM AS SESSIONS SEM NINGUEM VER OU IMPORTUNAR!! É BANDA DE GARAGEM COM ESTILO PSYCH HARD RECHEADO DE TECLADOS E GUITARRAS ACIDAS!! LANÇARAM APENAS SINGLES QUE DEPOIS FORAM COMPILADOS NESSA ÓTIMA COLETÂNEA!! VENENO RECOMENDADO E BEM BACANA!!
 
Pocket-Size was a Danish Psychedelic band, who recorded the songs on the CD in 1970. Some tracks are never before released!! Copenhagen Group, which existed in 69'-71'!! Based in the basement and no one could hear them and see how they work!! Their sound is based on keyboards and guitar acid demonic!! Launched just a single!! In 2003, the label "Frost" is all he could and released a compilation album!! Heavy Psychedelic on the spirit of Jimi Hendrix!!


– Dan Johnsen – vocals, guitar
– Niels Martinussen – organ
– Kaj Bruhn – vocals, bass
– “Mus” Finn Nevel (Finn Tony Rasmussen) – drums
 
01. I’m So Sleepy/Bake Your Own Cake – 6:51
02. I’m In No Hurry – 5:19
03. Futte (to the “Pocket-House”-cat!) – 5:30
04. I Can’t See The Sun – 3:32
05. Opus III – 5:07
06. You Just Do What You Want To Do – 5:03
07. Love Machine – 4:29
08. In One Or Another Condition – 4:13
   
http://youtu.be/0uD8oHzQW40
09. Sorry Babe/Look At Your Beautiness Picture – 9:44
10. My Life Is Free – 5:59
11. A Song – 4:18
12. Magic Carpet Ride – 17:59
 

quinta-feira, 13 de novembro de 2014

JOHN DRENDALL, B.A. THROWER & FRIENDS - Papa Never Let Me Sing The Blues (1972 US Blues Folk Psych Acid Rock)


DRENDALL, THROWER E OS AMIGOS DICK DUNHAM, TOM CARUSO, MIKE SKORY E NELSON WOOD FIZERAM UM ALBUM MUITO BOM COM GUITARRAS ELÉTRICAS E ACÚSTICAS DE ÓTIMO NÍVEL, COM VOCAIS E ARRANJOS COMPETENTES E TUDO EM TORNO DO BLUES, MAS MISTURANDO VÁRIOS ESTILOS E INFLUÊNCIAS COMO FOLK, PSICODELISMO, RURAL-ROCK E COM UM POUCO DE BOA VONTADE AINDA PODE SE NOTAR RESPINGOS DE SPACE-ROCK!! APENAS 500 CÓPIAS FORAM PRENSADAS DESSE BOM ALBUM!! VENENO RARO E RECOMENDADO!!
 
Deacon Productions lançou 500 cópias desse album em 1972. Tanto João Drendall (vocal / guitarra) e B.A. Thrower (baixo / guitarra / órgão) moravam no campus da Universidade de Michigan, em Lansing. Os dois finalmente se mudaram para uma casa suburbana com uma garagem espaçosa. Esta garagem foi transformada em um estúdio onde o grupo praticou horas a fio. Eventualmente Drendall e Thrower iam para um estúdio em Kalamazoo para gravar seus experimentos. Amigos, Tommy "Dedo Duro Eddie" Caruso (slide guitar), Mike "Elmo" Skory (teclados), Vern "O Bopper" Albaugh (flauta), Nelson Madeira (harpa), Jimmie Spillane (fundos), e Ross Maxwell (sinos e qualquer
outra coisa) deram contribuições valiosas para o álbum.
 
As performances dos caras brilham com um bom nível de profissionalismo. Todos são excelentes músicos, o compositor é estelar, e a produção soa de alto nível - igual como um grande grupo de rock. Aqueles de vocês que gostava Euphoria (o grupo de country-rock Texas), Crazy Horse, e todo mundo sabe que isso é Nowhere era Neil Young vai se apaixonar por este registro em uma maneira grande.
 
Uma das músicas do Papa, "Old Man Gibbs," soa como Neil Young em suas primeiras gravações. A abertura do álbum, "Cold Night In August.", destaca-se como a maioria dos blues do álbum, são mais de 6 minutos de um country blues bem descontraído que vale a pena ouvir. Mesmo os números psicodélicas, "Black River Lady" e "I Feel" é música de humor fabuloso que evoca uma atmosfera intoxicante mais de acordo com o final dos anos 60. O álbum como um todo é uniformemente legal e forte e vale uma audição.
 
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A truly excellent album, with almost no reputation among dealer circles. Not that it's unliked, but very few have heard it due to it's rarity. The recent CD reissue should help in that respect. Primarily country/rural flavored rock, with some psych and blues mat'l, as well as a few folk/rock moves. They were a Michigan outfit, and this album, released on their own Deacon Productions label, was the first of three.
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Acid Archives says: “This is an extremely accomplished private press album. They play acoustic and electric blues-rock, psych/funk jams, snappy acoustic folk, honky-tonk, and moody near space-rock, all with great success. The guitar playing is excellent, the vocals world-weary and evocative, and the arrangements clever (listen to the way the organ swoops in and out of “Old Man Gibbs,” for instance).”  

A1 Cold Night In August  6:33 
A2 Old Man Gibbs  5:40 
A3 Friends  2:30 
A4 Papa Never Let Me Sing The Blues  5:22 
B1 Get To Heavy  2:36 
B2 I Feel  6:45 
http://youtu.be/QTxe2j4OTtI
B3 Throw Off Your Trouble Past  4:25 
B4 Black River Lady  5:00 
B5 Bye Bye Mr. Jones  2:28 
 

quarta-feira, 12 de novembro de 2014

TOO MUCH - Too Much (1971 Japan Hard Rock Blues)


VOCAIS FANTÁSTICOS E ALTAS GUITARRAS ROSNANDO, HARD ROCK BLUES DE PRIMEIRA LINHA ALTERNANDO CMOM ALGUMAS BOAS BALADAS!! A ULTIMA FAIXA É UM ROCK PROGRESSIVO DE 12 MINUTOS DE DURAÇÃO COM FLAUTA, VIOLÃO ACUSTICO E MELLOTRON!! AS  FAIXAS HARD ROCK PURO SANGUE SÃO EXCELENTES E A MELHOR NESSA LINHA É A DE ABERTURA QUE JÁ VALE O ALBUM TODO!! O GUITARRISTA "JUNIO NAKAHARA" ANTES FAZIA PARTE DO BOM GRUPO "HELPFUL SOUL"!! VENENO JAPA RECOMENDADO!!
 
FANTASTIC GREAT VOCALS AND GUITARS, HARD ROCK BLUES GREAT WITH SOME GOOD BALADAS!! THE LAST SONG IS A PROGRESSIVE ROCK FOR 12 MINUTES WITH FLUTE, ACUSTIC GUITAR AND MELLOTRON !! THE FIRST SONG IS THE BEST OF THE ALBUM !! GUITARIST "JUNIO NAKAHARA" BEFORE DID GOOD PART OF THE GROUP "HELPFUL SOUL" !!
 
Excellent early 70s Japanese hard rock with blues edge featuring fantastic vocals, songs and guitarwork!! A classic in the genre!!


- Juni Lush (vocals)
- Tstomu Ogawa [aka Junio Nakahara] (guitar)
- Masayuki Aoki (bass)
- Hideya/Shuye Kobayashi (drums)
 
01 - Grease It Out
http://youtu.be/H2j3n5aNgNg?list=UUI9AOIL2nts4H3Pf_p8nOvQ
02 - Love That Binds Me
03 - Love Is You
04 - Reminiscence
05 - I Shall Be Released
06 - Gonna Take You
07 - Song For My Lady (Now I Found)
 

domingo, 26 de outubro de 2014

ROCK RARO (VOLUME 2) - Um mergulho na arqueologia do rock


Já está disponível o novo livro "Rock Raro", do colecionador e admirador de rock dos anos 60 e 70, o paulistano e colecionador Wagner Xavier. O volume 2 traz 343 grupos e discos raros dos anos 60 e 70, sendo todos inéditos em relação ao volume 1 do Rock Raro, que também será reeditado até o final do ano. O Rock Raro volume 2 está muito mais colorido, com diversas fotos dos próprios discos do autor, traz grupos da América do Sul além de 3 bônus raros. Hard rock, progressivo, folk e o blues rock são os principais gêneros abordados.

É um trabalho único no Brasil e similar ao "Record Collector Dreams" do austríaco Hans Pokora , mas certamente o Rock Raro é bem mais legal porque cada álbum tem uma resenha muito bem feita, ficha técnica com a formação da banda, seu país de origem, data de lançamento do LP, gênero e lista de músicas, além de cotação, fotos coloridas de capa e contracapa. Tudo com material de primeira qualidade e feito de forma profissional.

Rock Raro é um livro espetacular e obrigatório, digamos que é biblioteca básica pra fazer parte do acervo de qualquer colecionador ou apreciador do rock obscuro e raro dos anos 60-70, bem como uma descoberta para as novas gerações. É um mergulho na arqueologia do rock. É a bíblia do rock. Os subterrâneos do rock trazidos à superfície.
Eu diria que é um veneno altamente recomendado!!
Não consumam com nenhuma moderação!!
 
O mestre do Rock Raro, Wagner Xavier
 
 Maiores detalhes a respeito do livro e também como comprar pode ser obtido diretamente no site: http://rockraro.com.br/

quinta-feira, 23 de outubro de 2014

DOWN UNDER NUGGETS: Original Australian Artyfacts (1965-1967 Rare Garage Punk Psych Rock)


NUGGETS: ORIGINAL ARTYFACTS, OU SIMPLESMENTE NUGGETS, É SEM DÚVIDA NENHUMA A COMPILAÇÃO MAIS INFLUENTE DA HISTÓRIA DO ROCK!! COMPILADO POR UM JOVEM CRÍTICO DE ROCK CHAMADO "LENNY KAYE", QUE DEPOIS VIRIA A SER CONHECIDO COMO GUITARRISTA DE PATTI SMITH, NUGGETS INFLUENCIOU AS GERAÇÕES SEGUINTES DE GARAGE-ROCKERS E SE TORNOU CLÁSSICO DA OBSCURIDADE SESSENTISTA!! E PARA COMEMORAR O 40º ANIVERSÁRIO DO NUGGETS, A WARNER MUSIC AUSTRALIA LANÇOU ESSA COMPILAÇÃO COM O MELHOR DO ROCK DE GARAGEM AUSTRALIANO DOS ANOS 60!! APRESENTA 29 DAS MAIS SELVAGENS BANDAS QUE GRAVARAM NOS ANOS 60!! A AUSTRALIA CONSEGUE ENTÃO O SEU PRÓPRIO NUGGETS COM MUITO GARAGE PUNK, ENCHARCADO DE PSICODELIA FRENÉTICA E FUZZY!!
 
A ULTIMA FAIXA DA BANDA THE SUNSETS É UMA EXTREMA RARIDADE POIS É UMA VERSÃO DO FILME GENERATION HOT, QUE É MUITO RARO E DIFÍCIL DE ENCONTRAR!! TEM TAMBÉM UMA FAIXA RARÍSSIMA DA BANDA BEE GEES QUE É UMA GRAVAÇÃO ANTES AINDA DA GRAVAÇÃO DE SEU PRIMEIRO ALBUM!! NA VERDADE TUDO QUE ESTÁ NESSA COLETÂNEA É UMA RARIDADE, MAS ESTA EM QUESTÃO SÃO ESCAVAÇÕES AINDA MAIS PROFUNDAS!! VENENO RECOMENDADO PARA QUAQUER FÃ DE GARAGE OU PSYCH ROCK DOS ANOS 60!! A REMSTERIZAÇÃO DAS FAIXAS FICOU EXCELENTE!!
 
The 40th anniversary of the original Nuggets-Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968 is very well celebrated with this excellent compilation which proves to be The Ultimate 60's Australian Garage-Rock Collection. The official title of this fine collection is Down Under Nuggets:Original Australian Artyfacts 1965-67. This compilation also follows the 2001 Nuggets II:Original Artyfacts From The British Empire & Beyond, which was an excellent 4-cd collection put out by Rhino. Here, Australia finally gets it's own Nuggets. Fans of 60's Garage-Punk recordings will be very pleased with this 1 cd, unique 29-track set of Aussie Garage-Rock which clocks in at almost 78 minutes of frenzied-fuzz-drenched psychedelia. The collection features swirling primitive organ fills combined with an even cruder sound of adolescent put-downs. As in the other Nugget collections, there is not a bad track here to be heard with a treasure trove of very good to excellent tracks for fans to truly enjoy. There is also a 20 page booklet that covers each group and tune to savor. Some of the groups included here are: The Master's Apprentices, The Missing Links, The Black Diamonds, The Atlantics, The Lost Souls, The Loved Ones, The Throb, The Creatures, The Easybeats, The Wild Cherries, The Blue Beats & The Sunsets. The Sunsets track is especially important because it is the band's 5:29 version of "The Hot Generation", from the motion picture with the same name, which is quite rare & difficult to find. There is also a very rare track by The Bee Gees from an early session named "Like Nobody Else". Actually, if one wanted to try to purchase most of these tracks individually, you would have to pay between $1,000-$3,000, if you could even track them down. All-In-All, fans of this musical genre will be leaping with joy over this excellent collection! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! this 29 track cd is well worth it for any fan of 60s garage rock or psyche, the remastering sounds awesome so most of these tracks have never sounded better, play this loud if you buy it as that was the only way this was meant to be heard!!!!! 


01. The Masters Apprentices - Buried And Dead
02. The Elois - By My Side
03. The Black Diamonds - I Want, Need, Love You
04. The Atlantics - Come On
05. The Purple Hearts - Early In The Morning
06. The Missing Links - Wild About You
07. The Creatures - Ugly Thing
08. The Lost Souls - This Life of Mine
09. The Moods - Rum Drunk
10. Derek's Accent - Ain't Got No Feeling
11. Bee Gees - Like Nobody Else
12. Barrington Davis - Raining Teardrops
13. The D-Coys - Bad Times
14. The In-Sect - Let This Be A Lesson
15. Steve & The Board - I Want
16. Toni McCann - No
17. Peter & The Silhouettes - Claudette Jones
18. The Five - There's Time
19. Bobby & Laurie - No Next Time
20. MPD Ltd - I Am What I Am
21. The Cherokees - I've Gone Wild
22. The Loved Ones - The Loved One
23. Phil Jones & The Unknown Blues - If I Had A Ticket
24. The Throb - Black
25. The Blue Beats - She's Comin' Home
26. The Easybeats - Sorry
27. Bobby James Syndicate - Hey Hey Hey
28. The Wild Cherries - Krome Played Yabby
29. The Sunsets - The Hot Generation (Unreleased Soundtrack Version)
 
Notes: "Includes the never-before-heard 5:29 version of THE SUNSETS' classic 'THE HOT GENERATION'."
 
 

sábado, 18 de outubro de 2014

MASTER'S APPRENTICES - Fully Qualified: The Choicest Cuts (1965-1972 Astralian Garage Rock)


OS BAD BOYS DO ROCK AUSTRALIANO NUMA COLETÂNEA INCRÍVEL DOS SEUS CLÁSSICOS DOS ANOS 60 E INÍCIO DOS 70!! FOI MUITO BEM REMASTERIZADO EM CIMA DAS FITAS ORIGINAIS CATADAS DAS BIBLIOTECAS DO SELO ABBEY ROAD E EMI!! DISCOTECA BÁSICA PARA QUALQUER COLECIONADOR DOS ANOS 60!! VENENO RECOMENDADO PRA QUEM GOSTA DE UM BOM ROCK SESSENTISTA DE QUALIDADE!! TRATA-SE DE UMA DAS MALHORES BANDAS DA AUSTRALIA!!
 
Brand new remastered cd featuring all the classic tracks by australia's own legendary masters apprentices. " They were wild, they were hungry, they were the bad boys of australian rock 'n' roll. They were the legendary masters apprentices, and between 1965 and 1972 they embraced almost every trend in pop music, from raw r&b and psychedelic pop to full blown progressive rock. This is an excellent overview of one of Australias' greatest bands, nicely remastered from the original tapes.


- Colin Burgess / drums
- Doug Ford / guitar, vocals
- Jim Keays / vocals, harmonica
- Glen Wheatley / bass, vocals
 
01. Poor Boy (3:05)
02. Undecided (2:28)
03. War or Hands of Time (2:51)
04. Buried and Dead (2:39)
05. Living In a Child's Dream (2:42)
06. Elevator Driver (2:21)
07. But One Day (2:39)
08. Brigette (2:24)
09. Merry-Go-Round (2:43)
10. 5.10 Man (2:36)
11. A Dog a Siren & Memories (3:11)
12. How I Love You (Instrumental) (3:12)
13. Think About Tomorrow Today (3:22)
14. Turn Up Your Radio (3:34)
15. Because I Love You (4:32)
16. Rio de Camero (3:20)
17. Easy to Lie (4:29)
18. Michael (3:53)
19. Death of a King (3:37)
20. Our Friend Owsley Stanley III (3:25)
21. Song for a Lost Gypsy (2:58)
22. Love Is (4:13)
23. Thyme to Rhyme (2:40)
24. Wild, Wild Party (2:27)
 

quinta-feira, 16 de outubro de 2014

REPOST: HAZE - Hazecolor-Dia (1971 German Hard Psych Rock)


BEAUTIFUL ALBUM!!! GREAT SOUND HARD PSYCH ROCK WHIT FLUTE SOLOS!!!
HIGHLY RECOMENDED!!!

UMA MANEIRA DE ENCONTRAR O PARAÍSO E FUMAR O SEU HAXIXE!! ASSIM ERA DEFINIDO À ÉPOCA O SOM DO HAZE!! GRANDE SOM HARD PSYCH ROCK COM PITADAS DO BLUES, SOLOS DE FLAUTA QUE NÃO SE SABE QUAL INTEGRANTE TOCA, VISTO QUE NÃO HÁ ESTA INFORMAÇÃO NA CAPA E NEM NA HISTÓRIA DA BANDA!!! O CERTO É QUE É UM SONZAÇO ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADO!!!
 
The sole album released by Haze featured another of those extraordinary artwork sleeves designed by Walter Seyffer of Nine Days' Wonder fame. It was made to look exactly like a slide picture, complete with die-cut cover and an attached transparency Picture center of the group Haze on both its front and back covers. What you get here is a photo reproduction of that artwork. Hazecolor-Dia was a Hauke & Dierks production, recorded during April 1971 at the Clerks Studio. All five tracks were written by Dietmar Low. Slow, cleverly-arranged heavy progressive rock numbers, psychedelically fueled with a faint blues tinge, featuring humorous lyrics: A Way To Find Paradise told about a hippy's struggle to get his hashish to smoke! Scherler really had a strange and wild voice (he usually screamed as loudly as he could), adding much to their gutsy freak rock style. Several tracks also featured flute (the flute player is not identified on the cover). Haze, in part, seem to draw inspiration from The Edgar Broughton Band, Arthur Brown, and Captain Beefheart. Their album is recommended for all freak rock fans!


Kurt Frei (drums),
Christian Scherler (vocals)
Hans-Jürg Frei (guitar, organ)
Dietmar Löw (bass)
Heinz Schwab (lead guitar)
 
01. Peaceful nonsense
02. Fast career
03. Be yourself
04. A way to find the paradise
05. Decision
 

terça-feira, 14 de outubro de 2014

REPOST: BIG BROTHER & Ernie Joseph – CONFUSION (1970 US Hard Rock Psych)


ALBUM RARO!!! RARE ALBUM!!NÃO CONFUNDAM ESTA BANDA COM  A BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING COMPANY, EX-BANDA DA JANIS JOPLIN!! ESTA É OUTRA MENOS POPULAR E FORMADA POR ERNIE JOSEPH, EX-VOCALISTA E GUITARRISTA DA BANDA "GIANT CRAB"!! DISCO RARO E VENENO DO BOM QUE MISTURAVA HARD ROCK COM INFLUÊNCIAS PSICODÉLICAS!! VENENO RARO E RECOMENDADO!!

Ranging from fuzzed out psychedelic influenced hard rock, to straight blues rock, this album covers a few musical spectrums, but doesn't have enough stand out tracks. The vocals sound forced, and the recorded quality isn't anything spectacular.
 
A Californian band (commune/family) who recorded their first album in Hollywood. Produced by Bill Holmes, the album is patchy. Its best tracks are the hard-rocking ESP and the dreamy Wake Me Up In The Morning. The album also includes an interesting long version of Saint James Infirmary. Before Big Brother, Ernie Joseph was known as Ernie Orosco and formed several Santa Barbara outfits including Ernie and The Emperors, Ernie's Funnys and Giant Crab.
 
Big Brother Feat. Ernie Joseph - Confusion
Influenced by the guitar sounds of Hendrix, Cream and Jeff Beck, The Bill Holmes produced Confusion is an incendiary classic of British blues style guitar rock. The band, not to be confused with the similarly named and of course more popular Big Brother and the Holding Company made a name for themselves as a great live performance, often encouraging audience participation. Their on stage energy comes across well on the record, resulting in a loose charismatic album that only slows down long enough to sing a serenade on "Wake Me In The Morning." The rest blisters through with searing guitar virtuosity from Ernie Joseph and an organ sound that shows no signs of prog's impending overindulgence. A rock record from start to finish.


CORY COLT: guitar, bass, organ, vocals
STEVIE DUNWOODIE: drums, percussion, vocals
BRIAN FAITH: drums, bass
ERNIE JOSEPH: vocals, led guitar, bass
RUBEN THE JET: bass, guitar, drums, sax, vocals
 
01 Heart Full of Rain
02 Wake Me Up in the Morning
03 E.S.P
04 Heavy Load
05 We Gotta Live Together
06 L.L. A (Lubricated Love Affair)
07 Saint James Infirmary
08 Gravis Delictum (Unforgiveable Sin)
 

domingo, 12 de outubro de 2014

ROY RUTANEN - Roy Rutanen (1972 New Zealand Prog Folk Psych Acid Rock)



VENENO SUPER RARO!! HIGH RARITY!!
ALBUM MUITO BOM AO ESTILO PSYCH-ACID-PROG-FOLK-ROCK DOS ANO 70!! O CARA É DA NOVA ZELÂNDIA MAS O ALBUM FOI GRAVADO NA AUSTRÁLIA!! MUITO VIOLÃO ACUSTICO, FLAUTA E UMA RARIDADE EXCLUSIVA DO VENENOS DO ROCK AOS ENVENENADOS!! A FAIXA THE TRIP SONG JÁ VALE O ALBUM TODO!!
 
Thoroughly amazing psych-acid-folk from early 70s. Roy Rutanen hailed from New Zealand. This album was recorded in Australia and released on MCA through Astor Records. Lots of acoustic and fuzz guitar and flute. As rare as dodo droppings, copies have sold for AU$610 to AU$1,500.


Side 1:
01. Searchin 2:56
02. Plastic World 5:23
03. The Trip Song 9:24
04. AntiStink Song 0:36
05. The Old Man 5:03
Side 2:
06. The Country Song 4:17
07. Hitchin 6:03
08. Sinful Man 3:43
09. The Last Song 3:58
 

sexta-feira, 10 de outubro de 2014

EAST OF EDEN - Mercator Projected [1969 UK Rock Prog]


REPOSTAGEM COM TODAS CAPAS E REMASTERIZADA!! BOA BANDA FORMADA EM 1967 E QUE MISTURA MUITO BEM O HARD ROCK SETENTISTA COM PROGRESSIVO E O JAZZ! OS CARAS USAM VIOLINO ELÉTRICO, FLAUTA, SAXOFONE E OUTROS INSTRUMENTOS TRADICIONAIS QUE DÃO A ESTE DISCO A ENTRADA NO MUNDO DOS BONS VENENOS!! RECOMENDADO!!!
 
They where formed in 1967 and signed with DECCA RECORDS around the year 1969. Their sound is a mixture of jazz-fusion with many oriental influences.Excellent album where you get an outburst of electric violin, flute and saxes combined with Bela Bartok and other classical, oriental and even gypsie tunes always of course on a heavy rock basis.


Dave Arbus (electric violin, flute, saxophone)
Ron Caines (alto sax)
Geoff Nicholson (guitar, vocals)
Steve York (bass guitar)
Dave Dufont (percussion)
 
01. Northern Hemisphere (5:03)
02. Isadora (4:19)
03. Waterways (7:00)
04. Centaur Woman (7:09)
05. Bathers (4:57)
06. Communion (4:02)
07. Moth (4:03)
08. In The Stable Of The Sphinx (8:20)
 

quinta-feira, 9 de outubro de 2014

TRUE MYTH - True Myth (1979 Canada Progressive Rock)


ALBUM BEM RARO!! RARE ALBUM!!
BANDA CANADENSE QUE FAZIA UM PROGRESSIVO PARECIDO COM YES, MAS COM UMA INFLUÊNCIA DO JAZZ!! UMA BOA PEDIDA PRA QUEM GOSTA DE PROGRESSIVO!! UMA CURIOSIDADE É QUE ESSE ALBUM FOI O SEGUNDO A SER GRAVADO DIGITALMENTE (LEMBRANDO QUE 1979 ESTÁVAMOS ENTRANDO NA ERA DIGITAL)!! O PRIMEIRO ALBUM GRAVADO DIGITALMENTE FOI STEVIE WONDER COM SECRET LIFE OF PLANTS!! VENENO RARO!!!
 
Background
Tom Treumuth is a legend in the Canadian music scene. Producer, arranger, musician, record label owner.. you name it, he's probably done it. His origins as a musician go way back into the late 70's, with this band True Myth (clever name huh?). From London Ontario, the band members came together at a music school, where they reputedly spun this band off from a class music project. The music was described to me as a pomp/prog crossover, though upon hearing this, it definitely has leanings toward the progressive, with jazz/fusion influences heavy in the mix. Interestingly, and from a technical viewpoint, 'True Myth' the album, was unique in that it was the second album ever to be produced digitally (remembering 1979 was in the middle of the analog era). Warner Bros co-opted top producer Jack Richardson to utilise a machine called the Soundstream to record the band playing live into this two track digital system. For trainspotters, apparently the first ever digitally recorded album was Stevie Wonder's 'Secret Life Of Plants'.
 
The Songs
Music wise, True Myth are quite a technical sounding band, time changes galore, and an approach that fuses prog luminaries Yes and U.K and no doubt many others if I sit down and think about it a bit more. The musical chops displayed by this band is remarkable at times. 'Reach For The Heavens' takes us through several different passages, from Treumuth's stabbing piano work to Bollinger's dexterous drum work. 'Light Years Before' is full of piano rolls, clavinet and interesting synth parts. It takes on a Yes like personality, with Tony Cook doing his best Steve Howe rendition. Going down the pomp path is 'It's Got To Be', with strong multi-part harmonies and ever-present rhodes piano. 'Time And Time Again' again moves in a Yes direction, and considering how Messrs Anderson, Wakeman etc were obsessed with 'time' in their lyrics, it's a good fit! The obligatory ballad on the album 'Space Promenade' also happens to be an instrumental. 'In The Mist' features excellent vocals from Cumming, the track a progressive workout with everyone taking a lead. Though mostly restrained, 'Song Of The World' picks up momentum, it's etheric sound reminding us of latterday Stencil Forest and Starcastle.


Malcolm McGuigan (vocals)
Tony Cook (guitar)
Bob Stirajs (guitar)
Steve McKenna (bass)
Tom Treumuth (keyboards)
Kirk Devereaux (drums)
 
01-Reach For The Heavens  6:06 
02-Light Years Before  6:05 
03-It's Got To Be  3:13 
04-Time And Time Again  4:45 
05-Space Promenade (Instrumental)  4:28 
06-In The Mist  4:56 
07-Song Of The World  4:21 
 

quarta-feira, 8 de outubro de 2014

Repost: RIFF RAFF - Original Man (1974 UK Progressive Rock Fusion)


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ÓTIMA BANDA, EXCELENTE ALBUM!! OS CARAS FAZIAM UM SOM QUE MISTURAVA COM MAESTRIA O PROGRESSIVO COM PITADAS JAZZ, BLUES E HARD ROCK!! TUDO NA MEDIDA CERTA!! NESTA BANDA HÁ UMA CURIOSIDADE, POIS TEMOS UM BRASILEIRO NA PERCUSSÃO CHAMADO AUREO DE SOUZA, UM CARIOCA JÁ RODADO NA INGLATERRA E QUE JÁ GRAVOU COM OUTRAS BOAS BANDAS, COMO POR EXEMPLO, A BANDA NUCLEUS!! "TOMMY EIRE" É UM MULTI-INSTRUMENTISTA E ERA O TECLADISTA ORIGINAL DA GREASE BAND DE JOE COCKER, TAMBÉM FEZ PARTE DA AYNSLEY DUNBAR RETALIATION EM DOIS ALBUNS DA BANDA!! TOCOU AINDA NA BANDA JUICY LUCY!! EXCELENTE VENENO E ÓTIMA RARIDADE!!
Original Liner Notes:
Riff Raff brings together four men of varying musical experiences whose sound spans both rock and modern jazz but cannot be pigeonholed in either camp.
Their music is their own; they write, arrange and produce themselves, and the result is music of today that succeeds in avoiding the self-indulgence of many of their contemporaries. They named themselves Riff Raff with tongues firmly in cheek, although the name serves to emphasize the individuality of each member of the band. All four musicians have known or known of each other for a couple of years or more: that goes double for bassist Roger Sutton and keyboard man Tommy Eyre, who both ended a two-year run with the Mark-Almond band during the Summer of 1972; guitarist Pete Kirtley is a Geordie last seen as an Alan Price sideman; and percussionist Aureo de Souza hails, as all good percussionists should, from Rio de Janeiro.
Tommy Eyre plays Fender Rhodes electric piano, organ, six- and 12-string guitar, concert and bass flute. He was classically trained on the piano from the age of three (an infant prodigy as they say), and should be best known as the keyboardist in Joe Cocker's original Grease Band (indeed he played on and arranged Joe's cover of "With A Little Help From My Friends"). Later joined Aynsley Dunbar's Retaliation (with Roger Sutton) with whom he made two albums. When Aynstey left to join Zappa, Tommy had a brief period with Juicy Lucy and then moved on to Mark-Almond. Roger Sutton's bass is a specially-made fretless Fender, to which he adds cello, double bass, and six- and twelve-string guitars. He has been a pro musician since he was 17, and played his first starring part as bassist for Brian Auger's Trinity in the days of Julie Driscoll: several Sutton numbers were recorded by Jools and the band. Next came Aynsley Dunbar's Blue Whale (with Tommy Eyre), Heavy Jelly, and in mid-1970 - Mark-Almond. Roger is one of Riff Raff's main sources of original material.
Pete Kirtley has played self-taught guitar professionally from the age of 16 and his first real band of note was Graham Bell's Griffin, which also included Alan White (now of Yes) and later Bud Beadle who added saxes to Riff Raff's album. Also spent some time as session man with Alan Price and met Roger Sutton during sessions in London. Now plays a Fender Telecaster for preference.
Percussionist Aureo de Souza was born in Rio de Janeiro and left Brazil in March 1971. He has played with Paul Horn and Nucleus, and when Riff Raff were looking for a drummer, they heard of him by reputation and signed him on. Altough completely at home with the conventional drum kit, and able to underpin the band with a solid beat, he has a vast knowledge of Latin American percussion techniques which gives his playing a subtlety, sensitivity, and variety not usually found in the majority of rock drummers.
Bud Beadle, formerly with Ginger Baker's Airforce, and currently with Riff Raff, plays saxes on the album. Riff Raff made a most encouraging if somewhat hasty debut at London's Conway Hall and in something like half an hour manifested a superb show amalgamating moods with exciting melodies, catchy hooks and lots of free blowing. In fact, they exuded too much music, too much energy for the human mind to comprehend - the only way to dig the music was on a visceral level like you would on a night when the Buddy Miles Band or Santana were really cooking or if Shorter, Vitous and Zawinul suddenly walked into your local jazz cellar and took over. About the same time as this concert, I was handed the first pressing of the band's album, recorded in the carefully chosen environment of the Manor Studios in Oxfordshire.
It took some considerable effort to pass onto the second track for having heard Roger singing in unison with himself on his own "Your World", the tendency was always to go back for more.
In as much as it is the only yardstick by which to judge Tommy and Roger's stylistic changes, Riff Raff highlight the inadequacies that existed within Mark-Almond. The group could never sustain itself without a lead guitar and in Riff Raff the emphasis is constantly changing between guitar, horns and keyboards. Pete Kirtley isn't the strident lead player I had expected, in fact, he is entirely cooperative in the true sense of the word.
Composers' credits are shared throughout. Two of Kirtley's songs show the different ways in which Riff Raff choose the handle composition and in each case the result is staggering: "For Every Dog" contains a fairly uniform backing illustrating a strong melodic theme written into the composition, whereas "You Must Be Joking" is total energy and improvisation, the only reconciliation point coming where the musicians join hands for the strong hook. Dig the humour in this one too - it's a wonderful piece of escapism.
It's easy to relate the Riff Raff discography to the many sources of music which Tommy and Roger site as being their sources of inspiration. And yet no album with this vitality can be taken on such a unilateral basis for in their exposition of West Coast jazz and West Coast rock. Riff Raff speak volumes of their own experiences. And if you want to see the claustrophobic climate known as the English rock scene through a musician's eyes, then cop an earful of this album. But superlatives soon become redundant - the validity of the music goes on forever.


- Tommy Eyre / keyboards, string synthesizer, vocals
- Bud Beadle / saxophones
- Steve Gregory / saxophone, flute, clarinet
- Pete Kirtley / guitars, vocals
- Roger Sutton / bass, cello, vocals
- Aureo De Souza / drums, percussion
1. Original Man (7:40)
2. Havakak (6:06)
3. Goddamm the Man (6:09)
4. In The Deep (3:59)
5. The Waster (5:09)
6. Tom's Song (4:22)
7. Speed (9:16)