quarta-feira, 27 de agosto de 2008

Fashion Pink - Encore (1969-1975 German Rock Prog Psych)


FASHION PINK NOS PROPORCIONOU ESTE DISCASSO ONDE A BANDA TRABALHA MUITO BEM A FLAUTA E O ORGAN E QUE EM MUITOS MOMENTOS LEMBRA A BANDA "JETHRO TULL", PORÉM BEM MAIS TRABALHADO E CERTAMENTE MUITO MELHOR!! BASICAMENTE ERA UM ROCK PROGRESSIVO COM VARIAÇÕES E PITADAS JAZZ!! NO INÍCIO DE 1972 A BANDA TROCOU O NOME PARA "BRAINSTORM" E A ULTIMA FAIXA, QUE É UM BÔNUS TRACK, JÁ É UM SOM DA BANDA COM ESTE NOVO NOME E ONDE OS CARAS CONTINUARAM TRABALHANDO BONITO COM RIFFS DE GUITARRAS E UMAS VARIAÇÕES BEM LEGAIS!! VENENO RARO E DE EXCELENTE EFEITO!!

Schauffer and Rusch had played together before in other bands. In the summer of 1968, they contacted Eddy von Overheidt and Jürgen Argast – and "Fashion Pink" was born. The band was complete when Joe Koinzer joined them.

Rusch modelled himself on Jimi Hendrix and was the first to play a Fender Stratocaster including a Marshall-tower. Fashion Pink were the first in Baden-baden to play so called progressive underground music, mixed with jazz elements and free-jazz intermezzos. However, this line-up was only short-lived, since Helmut was drafted by the army and Jürgen left the band due to differences about the music.

Argast was replaced with Rainer Bodensohn, who had originally learnt to play the guitar, but later on chose the transverse flute as his main instrument and also played bass. Before Helmut left the band in October 1969, Fashion Pink were the first of many bands to give a guest performance with the radio station Südwestfunk (today SWR) in Baden-Baden, and so this promising up-and-coming band recorded songs in Südwestfunk’s recording studio U1. On 15.6.1969, the band including Rusch recorded the titles "Peeling Beans" (composed by Roland Schaeffer) and "Forget it, I got it" (Spooky Tooth).

The titles of this album impressively show the development of the band, the influences that worked on it, its models and how the band eventually found their own style, which became even more distinct in the follow-up band "Brainstorm".

The titles 01-07 are the ones that were recorded in Südwestfunk’s studio U1 between 1969-1971. The live version of "Watch time flows by" was recorded off the mixing desk during a live appearance in Ludwigshafen in 1971. Titles 09-17 were originally recorded for a cosmetics company mini LP, only sent to their own customers. Parts of the titles were to be used in later musical epics.

In early 1972 the band changed its name into Brainstorm. The bonus track "Stars on stage" was recorded live during a gig in Ludwigshafen on 29.6.1975 under this name.

Line-up :
* Roland Schauffer / guitar, bass, saxophones, vibraphone
* Eddy V. Overheidt / organ, electric piano, clavinet, vocals
* Reiner Bodensohn / bass, flute
* Joe Koinzer / drums, percussions
* Harald Wagner / bass (1-5)
* Helmut Rusch / guitar (6, 7)

Track List :
01. I See You (1970) 4:17
02. Dharma For One (1970) 11:19
03. Watch Time Flow By (1969 1:41
04. I'm A Man (1970) 3:53
05. The Was A Time (1970) 10:17
06. Forget It, I Got It (1969) 3:01
07. Peeling Beans (1969) 3:23
08. Watch Tim Flow By (1971) 3:16
09. Why Am I So Blind (1971) 2:45
10. Thesen Und Antihesen (1971) 3:36
11. Variation I (1971) 1:57
12. Bass In Race (1971) 1:37
13. You Just Knock Me Out (1971) 0:35
14. Scheibe Durch Den Urwald Getrommelt (1971) 4:08
15. Variation II (1971) 0:35
16. Brainstormin (1971) 5:09
17. Variation III (1971) 1:06
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