terça-feira, 18 de novembro de 2008

REPOST: Falcons - Fever (1970 France Hard Rock Bluesy)


RARITY ALBUM!! DISCO RARÍSSIMO DE UMA BANDA QUE TINHA MEMBROS DA ESCÓCIA E DA FRANÇA MAS QUE ORIGINALMENTE PODE SER CONSIDERADA UMA BANDA FRANCESA, POIS FOI LÁ QUE NASCEU AINDA NO ANO 1963!! NÃO SE TEM MUITA INFORMAÇÃO DOS CARAS A NÃO SER EM FRANCÊS E ESSA EM INGLÊS ABAIXO!! SEI DIZER QUE ERA UMA EXCELENTE BANDA QUE FAZIA PODEROSOS COVERS NUMA MISTURA DE HARD ROCK E PITADAS BLUES!! A PRIMEIRA FAIXA "FEVER" É UMA OBRA COM UM ORGAN HAMMOND TRABALHANDO DE FUNDO MUITO LOUCO!! VERSÃO PARA "ON BROADWAY" A MELHOR QUE JÁ OUVI!! A VERSÃO DE "DON'T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD" CERTAMENTE ESTÁ ENTRE AS MELHORES, POIS ELES TRANSFORMARAM ESTA MÚSICA POP NUM PSYCH BLUESY QUE FICOU DUCARALHO!! O VOCALISTA TINHA UMA VOZ ROUCA E PODEROSA E DAVA UM TOQUE ESPECIAL NAS CANÇÕES!! VALE A PENA CONFERIR MAIS ESTA RARIDADE QUE O BLOG OFERECE!! VENENO BOM E RECOMENDADO!!

Largely a top twenty covers band, originally modelled on The Shadows, The Falcons were formed in the Summer of 1960 and played at The Burnside Club Rosyth in their early days (transporting their gear in a pram!). Trevor Forster (a Rosyth Dockyard electrician) originally joined on tenor saxophone in 1961 (though he was a clarinet player who didn't then play sax!) then took over vocals from Dusty Love when he left to join the merchant Navy. The (semi-professional) Falcons rode the beat-group wave to local fame at The Kinema Ballroom in Dunfermline (where they also rehearsed), playing there some 255 times. They also played at US Air-Force bases on a French tour. At one time they were able to play for four hours without repeating material.

They made their BBC radio debut on 12th March 1964 and appeared on Scottish Television a week later. Trevor left the band in 1964 for a position with The Red Hawks for a year before leading his own Edinburgh-based eight-piece band and rejoining The Falcons in 1967. The band split in 1968 sometime after their last ballroom appearance on Sunday 18th of August, re-emerging as 'The JB Memorial' until late 1971. Trevor then played as a duo with Dougie Wright which evolved into the band 'Scope' for ten years.

Following the 'Sixties Experience' gig to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the building of the ballroom extension in 1964, Trevor was inspired to reform the band. He got some friends together in late 2004 / early 2005 and were unleashed to the public after some six months of rehearsals in late July 2005, with Falcons old & new, playing local venues with a repertoire including covers from the 60s, 70s & 80s by The Move, The Small Faces (or 'Wee Coupons' as Davie likes top call them), Pink Floyd, The Eagles ('their cousins'), The Hollies and many others. Original bassist Peter 'Bud' Heaps now plays with rock n roll outfit 'Des & The Dingoes'.

They've recorded a couple of live albums which are now available. I've seen them at The Carnegie Hall Dunfermline with 'Lights Out By Nine' & 'The Stevie Agnew Band' on 29th September 2006 and at PJ Molloys in Dunfermline on Friday 29th December 2006 and they were absolutely top drawer. Do yourself a favour and see them soon.

Sadly, Pete Hunter (originally from Lumphinnans) died in the Victoria Hospice Kirkcaldy on December 18th 2007. He had moved house from Norwich to rejoin the band in 2006. Early in 2008, drumming duties were taken up by relative youngster Wayne Robertson and the story rocks & rolls on ...

Original line-up

Dusty Love - vocals
Vic Chappell - rhythm guitar
Jimmy Bryce - lead guitar
Peter 'Bud' Heaps - bass
Eric Murray - drums

Others have included:

Charlie York - drums
Roy Williams - drums (also manager)
Tom Annan - drums
Davie Dalrymple - Jim Brown - keyboards
Pete Hunter - drums & vocals

01 - Fever
02 - Girl On My Mind
03 - Fire Higher Than The Mountain
04 - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
05 - Water On The Brain
06 - Looking Glass Room
07 - On Broadway

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