sexta-feira, 30 de maio de 2008

Blue Cheer - Blue Cheer (1969 US Psycho Rock)


ESTA POSTAGEM NÃO É NENHUMA RARIDADE, TRATA-SE APENAS DE UMA HOMENAGEM A ESTE DISCO E ESTA BOA BANDA AMERICANA JÁ CONHECIDA PELA MAIORIA DOS APRECIADORES DE SOM DOS ANOS 60-70!! CONSIDERADA POR MUITOS COMO A PRIMEIRA BANDA DE ROCK PESADO DA HISTÓRIA, PRINCIPALMENTE EM SEU PRIMEIRO ÁLBUM, O BLUE CHEER LANÇOU ESSE VENENO COM UM ESTILO MAIS MELÓDICO, UM ROCK MAIS SUAVE E QUE PRA MIM RESULTOU NUM DE SEUS MELHORES TRABALHOS, JUNTAMENTE COM SEU DISCO POSTERIOR "ORIGINAL HUMAN BEING", O QUAL POSTAREI MAIS ADIANTE!! ESTE É O QUARTO ALBUM DA BANDA!! VALE A PENA O REGISTRO E, PRA QUEM NÃO CONHECE AINDA, VALE BAIXAR ESTE VENENO!! É SOM DE PRIMEIRA LINHA!!

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Blue Cheer, the fourth album, is the perpetual group in transition once again rolling with the punches. A vast improvement over New! Improved! Blue Cheer, the sound here is more contained, consistent, and identifiable. Rather than cover Eddie Cochran, as they did with their hit "Summertime Blues" off Vincebus Eruptum, the outside material is tellingly by Delaney Bramlett and MacDavis, a wonderfully laid-back "Hello L.A., Bye-Bye Birmingham." By this time they were sounding more like the Band than the first disc's monstrous musical onslaught, which resembled a naïve Cream or precursor to Grand Funk.
Bruce Stephens decided to exit during this recording, but that didn't hamper things the way some of the New! Improved! Blue Cheer record suffered. Stephens' vocal performances are placed right in the middle of everything, tracks two and four on side A, tracks two and four on side B, he writing or co-writing three of the titles, and doing a fine job singing on keyboard player Ralph Burns Kellogg's "Better When We Try." The trading of vocals between founding member Dickie Peterson, who handles the other six titles, was a plus for this group, and as songwriter Gary Yoder contributed the opening and closing tracks, "Fool" and "The Same Old Story," his presence would make itself more valuable when he became guitarist on B.C.#5: The Original Human Being. Bruce Stephens' "Saturday Freedom" is a delicious slice of psychedelic blues and the more musical direction this aggregation was seeking began to really develop on Blue Cheer, this fourth chapter in their storied career.
Positioned to be a major cult phenom, these albums represent a unique vision different from Quicksilver Messenger Service, the Steve Miller Band, the Jefferson Airplane, and other California musicians, though elements of all find their way into the grooves. "Ain't That the Way (Love's Supposed to Be)" is an absolute West Coast rave up, showing Peterson in complete control of his project, no matter how many stones were fired at them.
His other two compositions, "Natural Man" and "Rock and Roll Queens," have a groove and are entertaining. While Mott the Hoople was mixing grunge and hard rock with their "Rock & Roll Queen," this band from the other side of the world put a different spin on the same topic, utilizing pretty much the same title. Peterson may have not been the personality that Ian Hunter is, and Blue Cheer never reached the point of performing on Broadway as Mott with Ian did, but Blue Cheer shows creative flashes that puts them in league with other innovators, and makes the band truly worth studying.

Dickey Peterson (bass,lead vocals)
Gary Lee Yoder (ex-KAK) (guitar,vocals,harmonica)
Bruce Stephens (guitar,lead vocals,back-up vocals)
Ralph Burns Kellog (keyboards)
Norman Mayell (drums,percusion)

Track listing
"Fool" (Grelecki, Yoder) - 3:26
"You're Gonna Need Someone" (Mayell, Stephens) - 3:31
"Hello LA, Bye Bye Birmingham" (Bramlett, Davis) - 3:29
"Saturday Freedom" (Stephens) - 5:47
"Ain't That the Way" (Kellogg, Peterson) - 3:11
"Rock and Roll Queens" (Kellogg, Peterson) - 2:44
"Better When We Try" (Kellogg) - 2:48
"Natural Man" (Kellogg, Peterson) - 3:36
"Lovin' You's Easy" (Stephens) - 3:50
"The Same Old Story" (Grelecki, Yoder) - 3:53

terça-feira, 27 de maio de 2008

Tramline - Somewhere Down the Line (1968 UK Rock Blues)


TRAMLINE ERA UM QUARTETO QUE FAZIA UM SOM BASEADO NO ROCK N'BLUES MUITO PODEROSO E DE QUALIDADE!! VENENO BOM E ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADO PRA QUEM GOSTA DE UM BOM BLUES ROCK!!

Formed by:
John McCoy (vocals, harmonica)
Mick Moody (guitar)
Terry Sidgwick (bass, vocals)
Terry Popple (drums)
Chris Blackwell plucked them from the club scene in 1968 and signed them to Island Records, whence they began work on their debut LP, Somewhere Down the Line (with Blackwell producing). The band made enough worthwhile noise to get some exposure on the BBC's Top Gear, hosted by John Peel, but the album never sold in large numbers. Island wasn't done with them, however, and in 1969 a second LP, Moves of Vegetable Centuries, was forthcoming, this time produced by the renowned Guy Stevens and emphasizing Moody's guitar in the mix.
It didn't do any better than the first album, however, although one cut off the album, a cover of Traffic's "Pearly Queen," got a lot of exposure to the underground press and in prog rock circles when it earned a place on the Island sampler album You Can All Join In. The group had split by 1970, with McCoy and Sidgwick evidently leaving music behind while Moody passed through Juicy Lucy and Snafu before achieving huge success with Whitesnake; Popple tagged along for a time in Snafu, as well as working with Matthew Fisher and Alan Hull, and passed through the lineup of Radiator.

1. Harpoon Man
2. National Blues
3. Sorry sorry
4. Look Over Yonder Wall
5. Rock & Roll Woman
6. Somewhere Down The Line
7. Mazurka
8. Statesborough Blues
9. Killing Floor

domingo, 25 de maio de 2008

SAVOY BROWN BLUES BAND: Shake Down (1st Album UK Blues 1967)


BANDA TRADICIONAL FORMADA PELO GUITARRISTA KIM SIMMONDS EM 1967!! POR SER ESTE O PRIMEIRO DISCO, OBVIAMENTE QUE AÍ ESTÁ A FORMAÇÃO ORIGINAL DA BANDA, QUE DEPOIS PASSOU POR VÁRIAS REFORMULAÇÕES!! PRIMEIRO E RARO DISCO ONDE OS CARAS ESTREARAM COM UMA COLEÇÃO DE COVER DE BLUES DA MELHOR QUALIDADE!! OBRIGATÓRIO EM QUALUQER COLEÇÃO QUE SE PREZE!!

Brice Portius - Vocals
Kim Simmonds - Guitar
Martin Stone - Guitar
Ray Chappell - Bass
Leo Manning - Drums
Bob Hall - Piano
1. Ain't Superstitious
2. Let Me Love You Baby
3. Black Night
4. High Rise
5. Rock Me Baby
6. I Smell Trouble
7. Pretty Woman
8. Little Girl
9. Doormouse Rides the Rails
10. It's All My Fault
11. Shake 'Em on Down

sexta-feira, 23 de maio de 2008

Timbercreek - Hellbound Highway (1975 USA Psych West Coast Rock)


VENENO CALIFORNIANO QUE MESCLA UM SOM MAIS OU MENOS AO ESTILO DO GRATEFUL DEAD!! ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADO PRA QUEM CURTE BANDAS PSYCH WEST COAST E, PRINCIPALMENTE, AOS QUE CURTEM A BANDA GRATEFUL DEAD!! A HISTÓRIA DESTE DISCO DIZ QUE A GRAVADORA, SOMENTE PORQUE FOI PRESSIONADA, ACABOU ENTÃO PRODUZINDO SÓ 100 CÓPIAS DO ALBUM, O QUE LEVOU ESTE DISCO A SER UMA RARIDADE ENTRE COLECIONADORES!! BOM VENENO PRA SER CONSUMIDO TRANQUILO, SEM CONTRA-INDICAÇÕES E SEM EFEITOS COLATERAIS!!

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Rare private press from 1975 by this buch of dudes from California who made a rural rock album in the style of Dead meets the Eagles variety.The opening title track has a beautiful psychy lead guitar hook and great melody throughout.This is mellow country rock with great steel guitars and the appropriate tuneful vocals,with the occasional fuzz guitar putting in a welcome appearance. Back in 1975, a bunch of dudes from Boulder Creek, California, found themselves in a recording studio and decided to make a rural rock album of a sort of Dead-meets-Eagles variety.
The result, Hellbound Highway, an obscure private pressing made its appearance on Renegade Records the same year, but as only about 100 copies were pressed, very few have experienced the delights of this laidback recording. Some of the songs are terrific, particularly the opener and title track, with its psychy lead guitar hook, a clever twist in the chorus and a great melody, and the side-closers are both outstanding. In between, we're treated to some mellow country rock of the Outlaws variety, with some excellent steel guitar and some highly appropriate and surprisingly tuneful vocals, and the occasional fuzz guitar putting in a welcome appearance.
01 - Hellbound Highway
02 - Tantra Queen
03 - Pass The Bottle'
04 - Just One Quart
05 - Nobody On The Streets
06 - Stoned Cold Turkey
07 - Fallen Angel
08 - Tom Haley
09 - If I Had The Trength
10 - Hell In The Hills

Frank Gummersal : Vocals, guitar and piano.
Larry Ross : Vocals ,guitar, piano.
Jon Hicks : Vocals& Bass. Jon made his bass from scratch including custom wound pickups.
Carl Holland : Vocals, drums and clarinet

Sweetwater - Sweetwater (1968 USA Psychedelic Rock)


ESTA POSTAGEM PODE ENTRAR NA COTA DOS GRANDES VOCAIS FEMININOS, A QUAL FOI INICIADA COM A POSTAGEM ANTERIOR DA BANDA FRUMPY!! UMA BOA BANDA QUE FAZIA UM FUSION DE JAZZ E PSYCHEDELIC ROCK COM UMA ENETRGIA E UM VOCAL FEMININO QUE É UMA BELEZA!! A PRIMEIRA FAIXA "MOTHERLESS CHILD" COM UMA INTRODUÇÃO TRANQUILA E COM TECLADOS QUE DEPOIS SE TRANSFORMAM EM CORO, ENTRANDO A MUSICA COM PERCUSSÃO, FLAUTAS E RITMOS, LEMBRANDO UM JAZZ, MAIS A VOZ EXCELENTE DA VOCALISTA NANCY NEVINS INICIA O DISCO COMO UM PRENUNCIO DO EXCELENTE SOM QUE VIRÁ AO LONGO DO DISCO!! PENA QUE A VOCALISTA, AINDA EM 1969, SOFREU UM ACIDENTE DE CARRO NO QUAL FICOU COM MUITAS SEQÜELAS, ENTRE ELAS UMA GRAVE LESÃO EM SUAS CORDAS VOCAIS!! RECUPEROUS-SE MAIS TARDE, MAS NUNCA COMO ANTES!! VENENO LEGAL E RARO!! PSICODELIA E OUTROS!!

In the late 60’s the USA Psychedelic/Proto Prog movement was full of great artists ahead of their time but the band that pioneered the fusion of Rock, Classical, Folk and Jazz was a modest group of kids from Los Angeles called SWEETWATER.

They didn’t just limited to hiring a Symphony Orchestra to enhance the music, instead they were one of the first USA bands to include Cello, flute and Congas to the usual rock instruments, having a lineup of eight official members (plus guests), something pretty unusual for 1968.
It’s unclear if they joined in 1967 or 1968, but due to the excellent voice of Nansi Nevins plus the absolutely innovative and eclectic blend of influences in their music they were immediately recruited by Warner Reprise and released their self titled debut album “Sweetwater”.

This LP was ahead of their time, the killer keyboards of Alex Delzoppo were efficiently backgrounded by the unusual (for that moment) flute of Albert Moore, Cello by August Burns and Conga of the amazing Elpidio Cobian plus the usual instruments of a Rock band.

“Sweetwater” was a moderate success, most probably too advanced for the moment but it allowed the band to be invited as the first group to play in Woodstock. After the popularity gained in the festival, heaven was the limit and they returned to the studio where they recorded their second album “Just for You” being the title song a 10 minutes epic that blended all the influences of the band.

Formed 1968, Los Angeles, CA, United States Members:
Albert Moore (flute)
Alan Malarowitz (drums)
August Burns (cello)
Elpidio Cobian [aka Pete] (conga)
Nancy Nevins (lead vocals)
Alex Del Zoppo (keyboards)
Fred Herrera (bass)
Joe Bruley (guitar)
Mike Williams (drums)
Henry Arias (percussion)
1 Motherless Child 5:09
2 Here We Go Again 2:34
3 For Pete's Sake 2:53
4 Come Take a Walk 3:51
5 What's Wrong 4:04
6 In a Rainbow 3:18
7 My Crystal Spider 3:57
8 Rondeau 1:19
9 Two Worlds 3:59
10 Through an Old Storybook 2:35
11 Why Oh Why 3:01

quarta-feira, 21 de maio de 2008

Vinegar Joe - Vinegar Joe (1972 UK Rythm Blues Rock)


ESTA BANDA É MUITO BOA E TINHA UNS INSTEGRANTES BEM CONHECIDOS COMO ROBERT PALMER, DAVE THOMPSON E KEEF HARTLEY!!! OS CARAS FAZIAM UM SOM DIFERENTE, MEIO RYTHM BLUES, ROCK COM PITADAS SUTIS DE JAZZ E UM PEQUENO FLERTE COM HARD ROCK, UMA FUZZION QUE RESULTOU NUM SOM BEM LEGAL MESMO!! OS VOCAIS DA FÊMEA DA BANDA ELKIE BROOCKS É MARAVILHOSO E QUANDO ESCUTEI PELA PRIMEIRA VEZ FOI PAIXÃO A PRIMEIRA VISTA, OU MELHOR, AO PRIMEIRO OUVIDO!! A LOUCA JÁ FEZ PARTE TAMBÉM DA BOA BANDA ZEPHYRS!!! VALE A PENA CONFERIR ESTE BOM VENENO!!

This R&B based rock outfit was the launching pad for the careers of Elkle Brooks and Robert Palmer. Formed with much encouragement from Island Records boss Chris Blackwell, it rose from the ashes of short-lived jazz-rock combo Dada. Robert Palmer had previously sung with Alan Bown; Elkie Brooks had previously had an unsuccessful solo career and Gage had been with The Zephyrs and then Geno Washington and The Ram Jam Band. Their gutsy musical style ensured they were a popular live attraction, but although their records were solid enough they had difficulty translating their live sound onto vinyl. They split up late in 1973 and Palmer and Brooks both went on to successful solo careers.

Personnel:
Elkie Brooks - Keyboards, Vocals
Pete Gage - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
John Hawken - Keyboards
Tim Hinkley - Keyboards
Robert Palmer - Guitar, Vocals
Steve York - Harmonica, Bass
Rob Tait - Drums
Mike Deacon - Keyboards, Vocals
Jim Mullen - Guitar
John Woods - Drums
Pete Gavin - Drums
Keef Hartley - Drums
David Thompson - Electric Piano, Organ, Moog, Sax

1 Rusty Red Armour Palmer 5:04
2 Early Monday Morning Gage 4:44
3 Ride Me Easy, Rider Gage 5:47
4 Circles Palmer 4:06
5 Leg Up Palmer 4:58
6 See the World (Through My Eyes) Gage 6:19
7 Never Met a Dog (That Took to Me) Palmer 6:32
8 Avinu Malkenu Brooks, Gage 3:26
9 Gettin' Out Gage, Thompson, York 5:07
10 Live a Little, Get Somewhere Gage 5:24

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segunda-feira, 19 de maio de 2008

FRUMPY - Best of (German Rock Prog)


POWERFUL VOCAL FEMALE - NUMBER ONE!! INGA RUMPF IT WAS ONE OF THE VOCAL POISONS OF THE TIME!! SHE WAS CONSIDERED JANIS JOPLIN Of GERMANY!! LATER IT COMES MORE OTHER EXCELLENT FEMININE VOCALISTAS OF THE HISTORY OF THE ROCK!!

ESTA POSTAGEM SE DEVE A UMA INDAGAÇÃO DO MEU AMIGO PAULÃO, LÁ DA CIDADE DE LONDRINA NO ESTADO DO PARANÁ!! ELE ME PERGUNTOU SE NÃO TINHA ALGUM VENENO ONDE TIVESSE UM POTENTE VOCAL FEMININO!! TÁ AÍ UMA PRIMEIRA AMOSTRA DE COMO AS DONZELAS SENHORA DOS ANOS 60-70 SE COMPORTAVAM!! DEPOIS VEM MAIS UMAS TRÊS NA SEQUÊNCIA!! A VOCALISTA DESTA ÓTIMA BANDA FRUMPY, INGA RUMPF, ERA CONSIDERADA A JANIS JOPLIN DA ALEMANHA!! O VOCAL REALMENTE ERA PODEROSO, APESAR DE EU ACHAR A JANIS IMBATÍVEL, MAS COMO JANIS JÁ TEVE SEU MERECIDO RECONHECIMENTO DUARANTE DÉCADAS, DEVO ENALTECER A VOZ DESTA MALUCA VOCALISTA DO FRUMPY E DIZER QUE ELA ERA UM DOS VENENOS VOCAIS DA ÉPOCA, MEU AMIGO PAULÃO E CONSUMIDORES!! O SOM DA BANDA TAMBÉM ERA MUITO LEGAL!! CONFIRAM E VEJAM QUE ROCK PROG DE EXCELÊNCIA NESTA COLETÂNEA ONDE ESTÃO ALGUNS DOS MELHORES SONS DA BANDA E QUE SERVEM DE BASE PRA QUEM AINDA NÃO CONHECE!!

The four musicians who formed FRUMPY were all members of Irishman O' Brian-Docker's folkband The City Preachers, which he founded in Hamburg in 1965. The City Preachers played an excellent blend of American and British folk music and had, sometimes, over a dozen people on stage. Discontent with singer Dagmar Krause, drummer Carsten Bohn left the City Preachers in November 1969 and took singer Inga Rumpf, French keyboarder Jean-Jacques Kravetz and guitarist Karl-Heinz Schott with him to form FRUMPY. In spring of 1970, FRUMPY started a successful tour of France. The same year, they went on a 50 concert tour with SPOOKY TOOTH, and played with YES, HUMBLE PIE and RENAISSANCE. In autumn of 1970, FRUMPY released the first album "All Will Be Changed" which contained only own material with the exception of a Richie Havens cover.
The Following year guitarist Rainer Baumann joined FRUMPY and played on the bands second LP "Frumpy 2", which was rapped in a round plastic bag. In Germany, the album was well received and proved that rock music from Germany could live up to international standard. Their music combines jazz, soul and eastern elements with the keyboards as the most important instrument. FRUMPY topped the Musik Express poll as the most popular German rock group of the year and the newspaper FAZ assisted singer Inga Rumpf to be "the country's biggest individual talent", but a tour of England with MOTT THE HOOPLE failed to attract popularity in Britain.
Musical differences with keyboarder Kravetz caused him to leave FRUMPY, in spring 1972, to record a solo Lp with Inga Rumpf singing one song. But he returned for the recording sessions of FRUMPY's third LP "By The Way". But FRUMPY disbanded after a farewell concert on June 26, 1972. Inga Rumpf, Jean-Jacques Kravetz and Karl-Heinz Schott formed ATLANTIS. The year 1990 saw a FRUMPY reunio and a new LP "Now!".

1. Life Without Pain
2. Indian Rope Man
3. Morning
4. Duty
5. How the Gipsy Was Born
6. I'm Afraid Big Moon
7. Singing Songs
8. Take Care of Illusion
9. Keep on Going

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domingo, 18 de maio de 2008

Orange Peel - Same - (1970 German Progressive/Kautrock)


ESTA FOI A PIONEIRA DAS BANDAS PROGRESSIVAS DA ALEMANHA!!! FORMADA EM 1968 FORAM ELES QUE ABRIRAM CAMINHO AO CHAMADO KAUTROCK, ADICIONANDO UM ORGAN PODEROSO EM SUAS MÚSICAS!!! BANDA METEORICA, VISTO QUE FIZERAM APENAS ESTE ÚNICO DISCO E DEPOIS FOI DISSOLVIDA COMO OUTRAS TANTAS BOAS BANDAS DA ÉPOCA!! ÁLBUM DE FAIXAS LONGAS, BEM TRABALHADAS E COM A PRESENÇA PODEROSA DO ORGAN EM QUASE TODO O DISCO!! VALE A PENA CONFERIR ESTE VENENO ALEMÃO!!! TECLADOS VENENOSOS!!

Track List:
1. You Can't Change Them All (18:15)
2. Faces That I Used To Know (3:12)
3. Tobacco Road (7:16)
4. We Still Try To Change (10:04)

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sexta-feira, 16 de maio de 2008

Impala Syndrome - Impala Syndrome (1969 Venezuela Psych Rock)


IMPRESIONANTE VENENO VENEZUELANO!! FORAM OS PIONEIROS DO ROCK NESTE PAÍS!! COM VOCAIS EM INGLÊS FAZIAM UM ROCK PSICODÉLICO DE DAR INVEJA E SEM DEIXAR NADA A DESEJAR PRA NENHUM BRITÂNICO OU AMERICANO!! ACREDITEM ESTE DISCO É PSICODELIA PURA E DE PRIMEIRA LINHA FEITO POR VENEZUELANOS!! EXCELENTE DISCO E ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADO PRA QUE GOSTA DE BOM ROCK PSYCH!!

Originally from Venezuela, where they were known as Los Impala, this group relocated to Madrid, Spain in 1965. After a few months, their singer Henry Stephens left to pursue a solo career, recording an EP as Lord Henry Con Los Impala. After a few years the band moved to Chicago, releasing their Impala Syndrome album which is well worth checking out. An effective blend of melodic, laid back songs (Love Grows A Flower, Land Of No Time and the superb Eastern-influenced finale, Run (Don't Look Behind)) combined with fuzz guitar numbers like Too Much Time and Let Them Try. New Love Time is also rather catchy but Leave, Eve sounds
unashamedly like The Rascals' Its Wonderful.

Very impressive South American psych album. Some great guitars and bass work and solid English lyrics. Most of the songs have merit but among them "Too Much Time," "Let Them Try," and "Leave, Eve" are the best that the album offers.


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quinta-feira, 15 de maio de 2008

Dragonfly - Dragonfly ( 1968 US Psychedelic Bluesrock)


FANTASTICO ALBUM PSYCHEDELIC COM FORTES PITADAS BLUES E FUZZY GUITAR!! BANDA DO COLORADO, VENENO RARO E DE EXCELENTE QUALIDADE!! ALTAMENTE QUALIFICADO E RECOMENDADO!!!

01. Blue Monday
02. Enjoy Yourself
03. Hootchie Kootchie Man
04. I Feel It
05. Trombodo
06. Portrait of Youth
07. Crazy Woman
08. She Don't Care
09. Time Has Slipped Away
10. To Be Free
11. Darlin'
12. Miles Away

Gygafo - Legend Of The Kingfisher (1973 UK Prog Psych)


UMA BELA RARIDADE QUE FOI PRENSADA APENAS 140 CÓPIAS ORIGINAIS!! ALBUM PROGRESSIVO COM PITADAS SUTIS DE PSICODELIA DE MUITO BOM GOSTO!!! FLAUTA, ORGAN, VOCAIS HARMONIOSOS E SONS DE PÁSSAROS E OUTROS SONS TÍPICOS DE VERÃO ENTRE AS FAIXAS FAZEM DESTE DISCO UMA OBRA PRIMA DO ESTILO!!! VALE A PENA PELA RARIDADE E PELO SOM EXTREMAMENTE BEM FEITO!!! VENENO PRA CONSUMIR SEM MEDO DE SER FELIZ!!!

Another major rarity, Legend of the Kingfisher had only 140 copies originally pressed. This album is a psych album with some progressive touches. The opening cut contains plenty of Farfisa organ, vocal harmonizing and some Jefferson Airplane-styled fuzz guitar.
After that the sound becomes a little more Progressive though still firmly in the psychedelic. The Farfisa isn't very prevalent; the guitars lead the way. In fact, there are a couple instances of some nice, intertwined dual guitar leads. There is plenty of flute and bird songs and other summer sounds between each song.

Track Listings
1. Solid Man Song (3:54)
2. A Room With A View (5:35)
3. A. Waiting For The Rain B. Entering Winds Of Long Ago C. Seasons weather (Coming Home) (12:07)
4. And A Time To think (Box 1) (4:43)
5. Today I Am (5:44)
6. The Legend Of The Kingfisher (9:56)
7. What You Don`t Know (8:49)
8. Nineteen Eighty Four (5:18)

Total Time: 56:06

Line-up/Musicians
John Atkinson / vocals, guitar, mandolin, flute, glockenspiel
Paul Kent / bass
Pete Nickson / drums, percussion
Charlie Speed / lead guitar, backing vocals
Eddie Stringer / keyboards, backing vocals
With:- Mike Levon / saxophone, air guitar

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DAY OF PHOENIX - Wide Open N-Way (1970 Denmark West Coast Psych)


ESTA BANDA LANÇOU APENAS DOIS DISCOS ONDE ALIAVA UM BELO TRABALHO INSTRUMENTAL E UM LADO MAIS INSTROSPECTIVO DA PSICODELIA!!! FLERTAVA COM INFLUÊNCIAS JAZZISTAS EM CLIMAS BEM OBSCUROS!! UMA BELO TRABALHO DE GUITARRAS QUE SURPREENDE PELA SOFISTICAÇÃO, COM UM TRABALHO VIAJANTE E SEM DISTORÇÕES!!! FAIXAS LONGAS E BASTANTE ECLÉTICAS E REPLETAS DE ÓTIMA SONORIDADE!!! UM BOM VENENO QUE RECOMENDO!!!

The group was founded in 1968 by Cy Nicklin (later in Culpeper's Orchard) with Karsten Lyng Nielsen, Jess Staehr Nielsen, Ole Prehn and Henrik Friis Nielsen. They released the first single (1969) and participated in different events but in 1969 Cy Nicklin left the group and was replaced by Hans Lauridsen (and Stæhr by Erik Stedt Rasmussen).In 1970 the band released the LP Wide Open N-Way.

The music is psychedelic rock with clear feeling flowing from American bands. The lyrics are all sung in English. I met very different opinions about this album but it is definitely interesting and original work. Its producer (and of the following one) was Tony Reeves, ex-Colosseum bassist. Wide Open N-Way was warmly received and got some interest worldwide.

Two years later the group reformed (besides Karsten Lyng and Ole Prehn there were three BRI members: Ole Fick, Jess Stæhr, Bo Thrige Andersen) and recorded the second album. Unfortunately, it presents mediocre rock compositions far behind its predecessor.
 

1 Wide Open N-Way 11:33
2 Cellophane #1
3 Cellophane #2 13:44
4 If You Ask Me 4:49
5 Mind Funeral 12:29
6 Tick-tack 1:10

Cy Nicklin (guitar, vocals)
Karsten Lyng Nielsen (guitar)
Jess Stæhr Nielsen (bass)
Ole Prehn (guitar, acoustic guitar)
Henrik Friis Nielsen (drums, percussion)

Hiro Yanagida - Milktime (1970 Japan Psychedelic Rock/Prog Rock)

DISCO POSTADO A PEDIDO DO MEU AMIGO El sapo pasuche!!! ESTE CARA JÁ TOCOU EM QUASE TODAS AS MEHLORES BANDAS JAPONESAS!! VENENO JAPA!!

Hiro Yanagida - this keyboardist really got around! He was in Apryl Fool, Foodbrain, Masahiko Satoh & Sound Brakers, Love Live Life + one, and also played on Shinki Chen's solo album. Throughout this time he was putting out solo albums with some of the same musicians, such as Kimio Mizutani . His debut was 'Milk Time' [Liberty, 1970], which has a cool photo of a stern-looking gorilla on the cover, done by the same artist who did the Foodbrain album cover.
The backing band included Hiro Tsunoda from Foodbrain, Strawberry Path and Flied Egg, guitarist Kimio Mizutani and electric violinist Hiroki Tamaki [see below], as well as flautist Nozumu Nakatani and bassist Keiju Ishikawa [who later played with Akira Ito The music is in part similar to Foodbrain, but more varied, with lighter, jaunty short tracks and some tripped out sounds.This was followed by 'Hiro Yanagida' [Atlantic, 1971], with great cartoon psychedelic artwork.
He's again joined by Kimio Mizutani, and Joey Smith from Speed, Glue & Shinki and Juan De La Cruz [ sings on one track, a silly doo-wop ballad! The album as a whole covers slightly similar territory to that of 'Milk Time', though more accomplished, and some of the mellower keyboard-oriented stuff here is a bit more experimental and progressive. One track reminds me of Supersister and oddly, Stereolab from more than 20 years later! His 3rd album, 'Hiro' [URC, 1972], seems to be obscure and I can't find any information about it. 'Hirocosmos' [CBS, 1973] was reputedly another great album, in a more progressive vein.
There are a few more album which I know nothing about - 'UFO' [CBS, 1978], 'Shichi Sai No Rojin Tengoku' [label? year?] and 'Ma-Ya' [Substance, 2003]. I've seen another album listed, 'Planets in Rock Age [1971], but I don't know how that fits in or if it's just rumour. 'Milk Time' was reissued on CD by P-Vine, but appears to be out of print; 'Hiro Yanagida' and 'Hirocosmos' have been reissued on CD by Showboat and are tricky to track down outside of Japanese retailers. Yanagida played on J.A. Caesar's 'Matihedeyou Syowosuteyo' , and also recorded some material with Tokyo Kid Brothers

segunda-feira, 12 de maio de 2008

La Revolucion De Emiliano Zapata - Hoy (1972 Mexican Psychedelic Rock)


VENENO MEXICANO E UM ROCK PSICODÉLICO DE PRIMEIRA LINHA!! SUGERE-SE TOMAR UMA TEQUILA OURO E VIAJAR NESTE VENENO!!

In the era of psychedelic rock and under the influence of American hippies of the late 1960s, a young band from Guadalajara headed by Javier Martin del Campo, formed with the intention of interpreting contemporary popular songs of the era in their own style. Initially, their hobby led them to play at local parties, but the resulting fame soon spread beyond their city. The group won the most call-in votes during a contest organized by a local radio station called "Radio ondas de la alegria" "Waves of Happiness Radio", and earned themselves an audition with an important record label.

Initially reluctant, they signed a contract with Polydor Records, launching their brief but successful foray into the world of rock music. With an original musical concept and creative sense, the group moved to Mexico City, continuing to adapt their urban rhythms and establish a base for their new musical launches. In 1970, they released their first record, containing songs "Nasty Sex" and "Still don't (Not yet)", which quickly shot up the popular charts both locally and worldwide. The head office of Polydor Records sent the group five medals as recognition for their high level of sales in the Americas, United Kingdom, and Europe of their one big hit, "Nasty Sex."
The relative obscurity of the band did not reduce the great impact achieved in those far-off areas. Later, they recorded their second hit, "Shit City," which earned only moderate success compared to their first.

They were invited to perform in the Avandaro festival in 1972, but declined the invitation due to an already very busy schedule. In that year, they took part in the film "La verdadera vocación de Magdalena" "The True Calling of Magdalena", starring singer and actress Angélica María, which more or less seriously addresses the topics that concerned young people of the era.

The members of the group at that time were:
Oscar Rojas (vocals)
Carlos Valle (lead guitar, harmony vocal)
Francisco Martínez Ornelas (bass guitar)
Marco Carrasco (drums)
Javier Martin del Campo (guitar).
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domingo, 11 de maio de 2008

ZIOR - Selftitled (1971 Rare UK Hard Prog Rock)


BANDA BRITÂNICA QUE FAZIA UM HARD ROCK PROGRESSIVO QUE LEMBRA ATOMIC ROOSTER E CACTUS!!! EXCELENTE SOM!! BELO VENENO!! OS CARAS USAVAM FLAUTA, HARMÔNICA E TECLADOS!!

Zior's 1971 debut album got immediate attention when it was released because the band used the same artist that Black Sabbath had used on their first album (an artist called Keef). This first album is a knockout of fantastic heavy rock and is still one of my favourite albums of that year.

Zior had their roots in Southend's early sixties R&B scene. Kevin Bonsor had previously been in a local R&B outfit, The Essex Five, and then classical/rock fusion outfit, Cardboard Orchestra.Pete Brewer had been in another Southend R&B band, The Night Riders. He and Bonsor were Zior's founding members recruiting Truba and Skeels (who'd once played in a London band called The Bum) via a 'Melody Maker' advert.

Zior did have a reputation as a wild live band. They were heavily into Black Magic and Satanic Mass etc. They recorded an album on the Beacon label, later in 1971, which was credited to Monument, though in fact it featured all four members of Zior.


Keith Bonsor (vocals, keyboards, bass, flute)
Peter Brewer (drums, piano, harmonica)
Barry Skeels (bass, vocals)
John Truba (guitar, vocals)

01. I Really Do
02. Za Za Za Za Zilda
03. Loves Desire
04. New Land
05. Now I'm Sad
06. Give Me Love
07. Quabala
08. Oh Maria
09. Your Life Will Burn
10. I Was Fooling
11. Before My Eyes Go Blind
12. Rolling Thunder
13. Dudi Judy [Bonus]
14. Evolution [Bonus]
15. Cat's Eye [Bonus]
16. Strange Kind Of Magic [Bonus]
17. Ride Me Baby [Bonus]

sábado, 10 de maio de 2008

ALVIN LEE & MYLON LEFEVRE - On the Road to Freedom 1973


ESTE CARA DISPENSA APRESENTAÇÕES PRA QUEM CONHECE O MÍNIMO DE SOM!! ALVIN LEE É O CARA DO TEN YEARS AFTER!! ESTE DISCASSO TEM PARTICIPAÇÕES PRA LÁ DE ESPECIAIS DE CARAS COMO GEORGE HARRISON, STEVE WINWOOD, RON WOOD, JIM CAPALDI, MICK FLEETWOOD E MIKE PATTO, O MESMO DAQUELA BANDA LEGAL CHAMADA DE "PATTO"!!! ALVIN LEE UM DOS MAIORES GUITARRISTAS DO ROCK E LÍDER DE UMA DAS MELHORES BANDAS DE TODOS OS TEMPOS CHAMADA TEN YEARS AFTER!! MYLON LEFEVRE UM CANTOR FOLK GOSPEL E EX-MEMBRO DA BANDA ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION!!! DÁ PRA SE PERGUNTAR PORQUE ALVIN LEE SE JUNTOU A UM CARA ASSIM!! NO INÍCIO ATÉ DESCONFIEI, MAS DEPOIS QUE COMECEI A ESCUTAR ESTE DISCO DEVO DIZER QUE TRATA-SE DE UM TRABALHO PREDOMINANTEMENTE ACUSTICO E DE UMA MATURIDADE IMPRESSIONANTE!! TEM A BALADA ACUSTICA "SO SAD" E O CLIMA SOBE COM ALGUMAS FAIXAS DE BLUES ROCK QUE ALVIN LEE FAZ SEMPRE COM MAESTRIA!! UM DISCO DE EXCELÊNCIA E UM TRABALHO MAGISTRAL!!!! É VENENO E MERECIA ESTAR NESTE BLOG!!!

01. "On the Road to Freedom" (Alvin Lee) - 4:13
02. "The World is Changing (I Got a Woman Back in Georgia)" (Alvin Lee/Mylon LeFevre) - 2:45
03. "So Sad (No Love of His Own)" (George Harrison) - 4:34
04. "Fallen Angel" (Alvin Lee) - 3:20
05. "Funny" (Alvin Lee) - 2:48
06. "We Will Shine" (Mylon LeFevre) - 2:37
07. "Carry My Load" (Alvin Lee) - 2:58
08. "Lay Me Back" (Mylon LeFevre) - 2:53
09. "Let 'Em Say What They Will" (Ron Wood) - 2:52
10. "I Can't Take It" (Mylon LeFevre) - 2:51
11. "Riffin'" (Alvin Lee/Mylon LeFevre) - 3:31
12. "Rockin' 'Til the Sun Goes Down" (Alvin Lee/Mylon LeFevre) - 3:08

Personnel

* Alvin Lee - guitar, bass, sitar, lead vocals
* Mylon LeFevre - 12-string guitar, bass, percussion, lead vocals, background vocals
* George Harrison - guitar, slide guitar, bass, background vocals
* Ron Wood - 12-string guitar, bass, drums
* Steve Winwood - piano
* Tim Hinckley - piano, organ, background vocals
* Boz Burrell - bass, background vocals
* Bob Black - steel guitar
* Andy Stein - fiddle
* Jim Capaldi - drums
* Reebop Kwaku Baah - congas
* Mick Fleetwood - drums
* Ian Wallace - drums
* Mike Patto - percussion, background vocals
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Pussy - Pussy Plays (1969 UK Psych Progresivo Rock)


BANDA PSICODÉLICA EXCELENTE E ALBUM DE DIFÍCIL AQUISIÇÃO!!! O DISCO É MAIS PSICODÉLICO DO QUE PROGRESSIVO COM TROCA DE RITMOS MUITO BOAS E ONDE SE PODE ESCUTAR VÁRIOS INSTRUMENTOS, DESTACANDO-SE ORGAN HAMMOND ACOMPANHADO COM MAGNÍFICOS RIFFS DE GUITARRA!!! CERTAMENTE É UM DOS MELHORES DISCOS PSYCH PROGRESSIVO BRITÂNICO DE TODOS OS TEMPOS!! SÓ PRA INDICAR UMAS FAIXAS: DESTACARIA A 5, 7 E 8 COMO PSICODELIAS MUITO LEGAIS!! SE QUISEREM MAIS INFORMAÇÃO SOBRE ESTA ÓTIMA BANDA, SEGUE ABAIXO UM POUCO DA HISTÓRIA DELA TIRADA DA NET!!!

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So, since most of the songs on the album were performed with the use of all the same instruments (lead and rhythm acoustic and electric guitars, a few different keyboards, bass, drums, and voice), especially because all these instruments sound specifically, with the same character styles of playing them throughout the album, now I am sure that Pussy was exactly a
quintet. (No, Pussy was a five-headed monster at the time!) Without guests, Pussy performed the following compositions of the album: All Of My Life, Comets, The Open Ground, Everybody's Song, and GEAB. I guess there were three guest musicians on the album. First of them was a female singer whose back vocals are clearly heard on the album's opening track Come Back June (maybe, she is June here, only masked with the dawn of the summer?) and on We Built the Sun (it must be great to build the sun in June, being in company with June).

There are two more guests, however, on "Pussy", but unlike the female singer (she's a lady after all!), they two, oboe and cello players, turned out to be squeezed (involved!) in the only Tragedy on the whole album. Really, there are five songs and three instrumentals on the album, but only one of the latter pieces, Tragedy In E-Minor, is full of drama. But, what a wonderful piece it is in reality! Performed without rhythm-section, slow and loftily sad, Tragedy In E-Minor is filled with a lot of various, always beautiful and quite virtousic roulades and passages of minstrel-alike acoustic guitar and piano, (guest) oboe and cello, duets of acoustic piano and guitar, as well as with electric piano and guitar melancholy solos and interplays between them.
Frequent changes of joint arrangements, diverse parts of each instrument, an obvious medieval feel all make Tragedy In E-Minor one of just a handful unique and beautiful (progressive, of course) instrumental pieces to come out of the 1960s. Both the other instrumentals differ from Tragedy more than radically (as well as the majority of tracks on the album in general). GEAB and Comets (what a proper title for this track!), both contain a wide variety of themes, solos and joint arrangements, and these are mostly powerful and sometimes highly bombastic, by no means ordinary things at the dawn of Progressive. Comets, as not Earthly entities, drive all over the universe, sometimes accompanied by an otherworldly growl and their, probably, own ghostly howls (created, though, by an Earthly engine called keyboards), as well as with such essential things as regular changes of themes, tempos and moods (both instrumentally and vocally), guitar, bass and keyboard solos, all of which form sometimes duets and trios.
There are enough of unusual moves and sounds on GEAB too, though, I can't understand (up to now) if a real or 'synthetic' flute plays to the accompaniment of bass and rhythm-guitar in the beginning of this composition. Well, it's time to talk about the songs. While a few episodes on each of both the 'bombastic' instrumentals sound sometimes almost as Prog-Metal parts, all five songs are of such a kind of Classic Art Rock, in which the famous band Camel worked and still works. Changing, yet mostly plain (as there are few elements of other musical genres) typical Classic Art Rock structures of Come Back June, All Of My Life, We Built the Sun, The Open Ground, and Everybody's Song sounded very innovative at the time, as lots of those bands once and forever dubbed as the most influential on the creations of other bands, used practically the same structural schemes in their compositions.
Changes of themes, moods, etc happen mainly within the same united (Art-Rock, for example) stylistics, while transformations into another genre (Prog-Metal, etc) are rare. The latter, however, doesn't prevent pure Art-Rock or Symphonic arrangements, typical for all songs of Pussy, from being complex and even intricate. The majority of vocals parts on the album I also regard as diverse, because the vocal palette here is really rich in emotions, especially dramatic, though using the female backing vocals only on two tracks doesn't look effective as a whole. Also, the album would have sounded richer if the accidental participants of Tragedy (they were just guests) had worked on each track.

1. Come Back June
2. All of My Life
3. We Built the Sun
4. Comets
5. Tragedy in F Minor
6. The Open Ground
7. Everybody's Song
8. G.E.A.B.

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sexta-feira, 9 de maio de 2008

Magic Mixture - This Is Magic Mixture (1968 UK Psychedelia)


PSICODELIA INGLESA ALTAMENTE QUALIFICADA E TÍPICA DOS ANOS 60 COM HAMMOND E TUDO QUE TEM DIREITO!! UMA MISTURA MÁGICA REALMENTE!!! EXCELENTE DISCO E RARIDADE DISPUTADA!! E QUE CAPA MALUCA!!!

1968 psych classic which has been much sought after as a fine exponent of the UK's swinging London psych scene. Released on the same label as Guy and David's "Five Day Week Straw People". Like that album this is typical melodic late '60s psych with hammond, screaming wah-wah guitar breaks and Cream like vocals. 1968 UK heavy-psych classic, originally released on the budget Saga label.
The modest cover art and relative band anonymity betray an accomplished collection of twelve original tracks, with solo guitar blasts and zonked harmonies a'plenty, anchored by some thunderous Hammond. A blanket of warm, hazy production makes this every bit the equal of labelmates The Five Day Week Straw People, and both nestle comfortably next to the filler-free full-lengths of 'underground' icons Second Hand, Open Mind, The Art, etc."

1. 4:15 (I'm so) sad
2. 2:32 Urge to leave
3. 2:58 You
4. 3:55 Slowly the day
5. 3:00 New Man
6. 2:57 Living on a hill
7. 3:01 It's allright by me
8. 2:55 When I was young
9. 2:24 Hey little girl
10. 3:20 Tomorrow's sun
11. 2:33 Motor bike song
12. 4:02 Moon beams
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quarta-feira, 7 de maio de 2008

BIG SLEEP - Bluebell Wood (1971 UK Rock Prog pSYCH)


DESTE DISCO JÁ COMEÇO CITANDO A FAIXA 4 COM UM PIANO PERFEITO NO ACOMPANHAMENTO, UMA BALADA LINDA!! UM DISCO LEGAL E NO CLIMA DA ÉPOCA!! BOA BANDA!!

Released in 1971 on the Pegasus label, Big Sleep's “Bluebell Wood” represents a brief stepping stone between the Eyes Of Blue and several other groups who feature in Man's history. Big Sleep was the name chosen in an attempt by Mercury's UK A&R chief Lou Reizner to revitalise the Eyes Of Blue, but the group never performed live under the new name and folded within months of its release.
Of the players in this short-lived project, Phil Ryan would quickly join Pete Brown's Piblokto! for a few months before teaming up with Clive John and forming the abortive Iowerth Pritchard and The Neutrons. Phil's next step was to join Man. John 'Pugwash' Weathers would follow Gary Pickford-Hopkins into Wild Turkey and then join Graham Bond's Organisation before Gentle Giant beckoned. Weathers would eventually become Man's longest-serving drummer, taking the stool between 1983 and 1995.

"Bluebell Wood" is an accomplished album although the quirky nature of the production does sometimes fail to integrate the music into a seamless whole. Sombre in overall feel, Phil Ryan described it in 1976 as "the most miserable LP - it makes Lou Reed look like the Bay City Rollers!" With two keyboard players the album is laden with piano/organ textures and, as Martin Mycock noted in his 1993 TWC review, "Overall the album is definitely more coherent than previous [Eyes Of Blue] efforts with more emphasis on instrumental work - rightly so with players of the calibre of Taff and Phil".
The album opens with 'Death Of A Hope' from John Weathers which features a liberal sprinkling of strings and an almost orchestral arrangement. Gary Pickford-Hopkins supplies the next track, 'Odd Song', with its subtly syncopated acoustic beat. Another, more successful Weathers song follows, 'Free Life'. The five remaining tracks all stem from pianist and bassist Ritchie Francis and these nicely bridge the gap between sixties pop and seventies progressive rock. 'Aunty James' includes some simple but beautifully appropriate organ fills from Phil Ryan, and then 'Saint And Sceptic' is introduced with some baroque if unimaginative wah-wah guitar from Williams.
The title track, 'Bluebell Wood', is a progressive tour-de-force, mainly instrumental but with an occasional quasi-mystical lyric thrown in to season the recipe. 'Watching Love Grow' is a straight-forward acoustic-tinged ballad which leads to the final track, 'When The Sun Was Out', which seems slightly misplaced being a more obviously commercial number, perhaps conceived as a single.

Personnel:
Phil Ryan (Organ, Piano)
Ritchie Francis (Bass, Piano, Vocals)
John "Pugwash" Weathers (Drums, Vocals)
Raymond "Taff" Williams (Guitar)
Gary Pickford-Hopkins (Vocals, Guitar)
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AQUILA - Aquila (1970 UK Prog Psych)


UM GRUPO DE CURTA DURAÇÃO E DE UM DISCO SÓ!! NASCEU DAS CINZAS DO GRUPO BLONDE ON BLONDE, CUJO GUITARRISTA RALPH DENYER DEIXOU A BANDA PARA INICIAR O PROJETO AQUILA!! O SOM DA BANDA ERA BASEADO EM INFLUÊNCIAS JAZZ E ART ROCK E NESTE ÚNICO DISCO FIZERAM UMA OBRA PRIMA!! TRATA-SE DE ÁLBUM DE ALTO VALOR NO MERCADO ENTRE OS COLECIONADORES POR SER RARO E TAMBÉM POR SUA ALTA QUALIDADE!! CONFIRAM ESTE VENENO E NÃO SE ARREPENDERÃO!! HARD ROCK JAZZ PSYCH NA DOSE CERTA, SEM VIAJAR MUITO EM NENHUMA DESTAS INFLUÊNCIAS!! NOTEM OS INSTRUMENTOS QUE OS CARAS USAVAM E JÁ TERÃO UMA IDÉIA DO SOM!! VENENO EM DOSE CERTA!!

Welsh band Aquila arose from the ashes of late 1960's band BLONDE ON BLONDE. Founding guitarist Ralph Denyer left that band in 1970 to work on his Aquila project. Blonde on Blonde recruited new vocalist/guitarist David Thomas (an old school friend of Denyer) to replace Denyer, and went on to record their best album "Rebirth".

Aquila's music, while substantially based in art rock, draws in influences from a diverse range of influences, including jazz and heavy rock. Deyner was the clear leader of the band, writing all the songs on their sole release, a self titled album.

Quite what happened to the band thereafter, and why they split up so quickly is something of a mystery, especially since they were signed o a major label (RCA). Wind instrumentalist George Lee joined ARRIVAL, a mainly vocal collaboration who enjoyed brief singles success (before his arrival with "Friends". (Answers.com notes that this is the same George Lee who was born in Ghana, real name Kwame Narh Kojo Larnyoh, who was a member of Burning Spear and Toots & the Maytals, but I suspect this is inaccurate.)

No photos of the band appear to exist, even the images on the album sleeve are sketches of each band member. The image on this page is taken from the LP sleeve. The sole "Aquila" album ended up in the bargain bins of the UK, but ironically, is now a sought after rarity. With due acknowledgement to an article written by Nigel Camilleri for DPRP.net, about the only reference to the band currently traceable!

1. Change Your Ways
2. How Many More Times
3. While You Were Sleeping
4. We Can Make It If We Try
The Aquila Suite:
5. First Movement: Aquila (Introduction). Flight Of The Golden Bird
6. Second Movement: Cloud Circle. The Hunter. The Kill
7. Third Movement: Where Do I Belong. Aquila (Conclusion).

Line-up:
Ralph Denyer - vocals, electric & acoustic guitars
Phil Childs - Fender bass & piano
George Lee - flute, alto, soprano, tenor & baritone saxes
Martin Woodward - Hammond organ
James Smith - drums, tympany & various percussion
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terça-feira, 6 de maio de 2008

Stack Waddy - Stack Waddy & Bugger Off (1971 - 1972 UK Blues Rock)


DOIS DISCOS EM UM CD!! ROCK BLUES PULSANTE E COM MUITA ENERGIA!! VOCAL PODEROSO!! ESCUTA SÓ A VERSÃO PRA "BRING IT TO JEROME"!! QUE PODER!! NÃO DESOCUPE O PLANETA SEM ANTES CURTIR ESTA BANDA!! ENERGIA PURA NO VOCAL, RITMO E GAITA DE BOCA (HARMÔNICA) ENERGIZADA!! ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADO E OBRIGATÓRIO PRA QUEM CURTE VENENOS PODEROSOS E UM BOM E VELHO HARD BLUES!!!! É PORRADA NA NUCA!! VENENO NA VEIA!!

Stackwaddy were an English band discovered by Radio One DJ John Peel, who signed them to his own Dandelion label. They delivered gut-level covers with howling vocals reminiscent of Beefheart at his best. All tracks were put down live in the studio, mostly first-takes with no overdubs. The self-titled debut and 'Bugger Off' were released in 1971 and 1972 respectively, and soon became collectors items. Both are included on this CD, but unfortunately their version of 'The Girl From Ipanema' from the second LP has been cut due to lack of space. Otherwise a good package for fans of primal blues rock.

01-Roadrunner
02-Bring It To Jerome
03-Mothballs
04-Sure Nuff 'n Yes I Do
05-Love Story (Anderson)
06-Susie Q
07-Country Line Special
08-Rolling Stone
09-Mystic Eyes
10-Kentucky
11-Rosalyn
12-Willie The Pimp
13-Hoochie Coochie Man
14-It's All Over Now
15-Several Years (Foxtrot)
16-You Really Got Me
17-I'm a Lover Not A Fighter
18-Meat Pies 'ave Come But Band's Not Here Yet
19-It Ain't Easy
20-Long Tall Shorty (Mainly)
21-Repossession Boogie
Músicos:
John Knail (vocals)
Stuart Banham (bass)
Mick Stott (guitar)
Steve Revell (drums)
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domingo, 4 de maio de 2008

Strawberry Alarm Clock - Good Morning Starshine (1969 US Psych Rock Prog)


ESTA É UMA BANDA CLÁSSICA DO PSICODELISMO SESSENTISTA!! JÁ É BEM CONHECIDA PELOS ADEPTOS, MAS ESTE DISCO EM PARTICULAR É MUITO RARO E COM UMA SONORIDADE BEM DIFERENTE DO QUE OS SEUS ADEPTOS ESTÃO ACOSTUMADOS!! MAIS TRABALHADO E MUITO MAIS MADURO QUE SEUS OUTROS DISCOS!! MÚSICAS QUE NÃO SÃO ENCONTRADAS EM COLETÂNEAS, A NÃO SER A MAIS FAMOSA DA BANDA QUE FOI INCLUÍDA NA TRILHA SONORA DO FILME HAIR, "GOOD MORNING STARSHINE"!! É UM VENENO ESQUECIDO PELA MÍDIA DESTA BOA BANDA!! RECOMENDADO!!

With this LP the Alarm Clock now had a new sound. Earlier in 1969 Marty Katin was replaced by former member of Thee Sixpence and Strawberry Alarm Clock, Gene Gunnels on drums. The LP features great driving guitars, organ and drums. Not like the previous 3 LP's, this LP is best described as Alarm Clock Rock. Jimmy Pitman's arrival was crucial to the band. He brought in a new sound, a new lead voice and new songs.
This was the first LP since their first to feature of picture of the group on the cover. This would also be the last studio LP the Alarm Clock would ever put out. The playing on this LP is outstanding! On songs like "Hog Child" and "Miss Attraction" the guitars/organ/drums are all over the place. "Small Package" sounds like the SAC of old and the end tag is from "California Girls" by the Beach Boys with whom they toured often with in 1967-1968. "Write Your Name In Gold" and "Dear Joy" are outstanding as well! Soon after this LP's release, Jimmy Pitman would leave to form Jumbo and was replaced by Paul Marshall who had been in The Beauchemins and The Tree Toppers.

Members:
Mark Weitz-keyboards/vocals
Jimmy Pitman-guitar/vocals
Ed King-guitar/bass/vocals
Lee Freeman-bass/harmonica/gutar/horns/vocals
Gene Gunnels-drums/vocals

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East of Eden - Jig-A-Jig (1971 UK Rock Prog)


BANDA EXCELENTE COM UM SOM FURIOSO!! PRATICAMENTE TODOS OS DISCOS DO EAST OF EDEN SÃO BONS!! ESTE EM PARTICULAR TEM ALGUMAS PRECIOSIDADES MUSICAIS, COMO NA FAIXA 1 UM SOLO DE VIOLINO E RIFFS DE GUITARRA MUITO MALUCO!! NA FAIXA 3 ALGO CHAPANTE, ESTILO ORIENTAL ROCK COM VIOLINO, SAX, PERCUSSÃO E UM VOCAL ALUCINANTE!! NA FAIXA 5 OUTRA CHAPAÇÃO CONDUZIDA POR FLAUTA E UM SAX ALTAMENTE ACIDO!! DESTACO TAMBÉM A FAIXA 7 ONDE A BANDA FLERTA, E MUITO BEM COM O JAZZ/ROCK!!! O RESUMO DA ÓPERA É ISSO, UM GRANDE DISCO DE UMA GRANDE BANDA!! POSTERIORMENTE VOU POSTAR MAIS UM DISCO DELES!!

A progressive band formed in Brighton in 1968 by violinist and multi-instrumentalist Dave Arbus. Their novelty hit with the instrumental 'Jig A Jig' was completely untypical of their usual musical style, progressive rock with lots of hard rock guitar and Dave Arbus' wild violin work. The band were very popular in London's underground clubs. Their debut album came in an outstanding sleeve and was the best example of their Eastern-influenced rock. Guitarist/vocalist Nicholson left after this along with drummer Dufont and bassist York (who joined Manfred Mann's Chapter 3). 'Snafu' veered more towards jazz-rock but was their most successful album commercially, getting into the Top 30.
It was also a big success on the Continent as was their 'Ramadhan' 45. In 1970, they signed to Harvest, but their first album for them was rather mundane, having sacrificed their earlier Eastern influence for a country sound. 'New Leaf' was slightly better, and certainly the opening cut, 'Bradshaw The Bison Hunter', is worth a spin. After this, Arbus quit though he later reappeared on Roger Daltrey's self-titled solo album. The band carried on replacing him with former Mushroom violinist Joe O'Donnell. This line-up recorded a couple of further albums which only appeared on the Continent, before splitting up in 1978. 'Hemisphere' can also be heard on 'Rubble Vol. 12: Staircase To Nowhere' (LP) and 'Rubble Vol. 6' (CD).
It was based around a distinctive guitar riff topped with Arbus' frenetic violin work and has a rather hypnotic ending with good flute and effects. Earlier in 1971, 'Harvest Bag' included 'Ain't Gonna Do You No Harm', and two years earlier, 'Communion' was featured on 'Wowie Zowie! World Of Progressive Music'. Geoff Britton later played with Wings, whilst Joe O'Donnell made several solo albums in the seventies and eighties, many of which feature guest appearances by Rory Gallagher. Les Davidson ended up doing session work in London in mid-80s.

1. Jig-A-Jig (3:35)
2. Nymphenburger (6:12)
3. Medley: (6:13) ...Ramadhan ...In The Snow For A Blow ...Better Git It In your Soul ...Part 3
4. Northern Hemisphere (4:31)
5. Gum Arabic/Confusius (8:17)
6. Isadora (4:17)
7. Leaping Beauties for Rudy/Marcus Junior (7:00)
Bonus tracks
8. Jig-A-Jig (7" version) (3:42)
9. Marcus Junior (7" version) (3:56)

Line-up/Musicians
- Dave Arbus / electric violin, flute, saxophone
- Ron Caines / saxophone, keyboards, vocals
- Geoff Nicholson / guitars, vocals
- Andy Sneddon / bass guitar
- Geoff Britton / drums

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Sugar Creek - Please Tell A Friend (US Blues Rock Psych 1970)


ORIGINALMENTE LANÇADO EM 1969 ESTE RARO ÁLBUM NORTE AMERICANO NOS PRESENTEIA COM UMA GUITARRA ARREBATADORA E ACIDA BEM CARATERÍSTICO DAS BANDAS "WEST COAST" AMERICANAS!! É UM SOM SEMELHANTE COM FAZIAM NO INÍCIO DE SUAS CARREIRAS AS BANDAS MOBY GRAPE E SAVAGE RESURRECTION!! É BLUES PSICODÉLICO MUITO BOM!! VENENO LEGAL!!

01. A million years
02. Old house
03. Who do you think you are
04. Where do you find the answer
05. Woman
06. Heavenly road
07. Memory tree
08. Miss you
09. Lady linda
10. Night flash
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sexta-feira, 2 de maio de 2008

LOVE - FOREVER CHANGES (1967)


ESTE DISCO NÃO PODERIA FALTAR NOS VENENOS DO ROCK!! PRA MIM É UM CLÁSSICO E QUEM CONHECE A HISTÓRIA DO ROCK ANOS 60 SABE MUITO BEM DISSO!! ARTHUR LEE, O GRANDE LÍDER DESTA BANDA INFLUENCIOU O CONHECIDO JIMI HENDRIX!! O MELHOR DISCO DA BANDA!! ARTHUR LEE FEZ UM SHOW RECENTEMENTE EM COMEMORAÇÃO AOS 40 ANOS DO ALBUM ONDE TOCOU O DISCO INTEIRO NA SEQUENCIA ORIGINAL!! UMA OBRA QUE TEM EM DVD À DISPOSIÇÃO PRA QUEM QUISER!! É SÓ CONTATAR COMIGO!! INFELIZMENTE O CARA DESOCUPOU O PLANETA MESES APÓS ESTE SHOW!!

História do disco:
Após alguns conflitos na banda, a gravadora Elektra decidiu propôr a gravação de um terceiro disco. A banda então começou a trabalhar num dos melhores albuns de todos os tempos, Forever Changes, um disco maravilhoso, com arranjos instrumentais muito bem elaborados e composições maravilhosas.

Obra maior do psicadelismo west coast, Forever Changes é o momento alto da carreira desta banda que soube marcar a diferença em relação aos seus pares: por contraponto ao folk rock dos Byrds, ou à pseudo-poesia cerimonial dos Doors, os Love produziam gemas pop onde, não raras vezes, os sopros mariachi davam um ar da sua graça.

Falar de Forever Changes é falar de Arthur Lee, anti-hippy assumido, figura carismática e conturbada até ao momento da sua morte há pouco mais de um ano que, com voz aveludada, entoava letras de um beleza extrema onde as referências sexuais eram uma constante. Além de frontman da banda, era também o seu principal compositor.
Quis o destino que "Alone Again Or", uma das duas composições do guitarrista Bryan MacLean incluídas em Forever Changes, se tornasse a canção mais conhecida dos Love. No entanto, podem aqui encontrar motivos de sobra para a santificação de Arthur Lee enquanto compositor e intérprete: "A House Is Not A Motel", "Andmoreagain", "The Red Telephone", "You Set The Scene", e... todas as outras!

Algumas canções se tornaram símbolos do psicodelismo. Só para citar as pérolas, vá de Alone Again or, A House is not a Motel e Live and Let Live. Em 2001, o álbum foi remasterizado e ganhou faixas bônus, como takes alternativos e outras músicas.
Texto retirado do blog: http://sergiosonico.blogspot.com/

01. Alone Again Or (3:17)
02. A House Is Not A Motel (3:32)
03. AndMoreAgain (3:22)
04. The Daily Planet (3:31)
05. Old Man (3:02)
06. The Red Telephone (4:46)
07. Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale (3:34)
08. Live And Let Live (5:28)
09. The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This (3:08)
10. Bummer In The Summer (2:24)
11. You Set The Scene (6:50)
Extras:
12. Hummingbirds (Demo Version) (2:44)
13. Wonder People (I Do Wonder) (Out Take) (3:38)
14. Alone Again Or (Alternate Mix) (2:56)
15. You Set The Scene (Alternate Mix) (7:02)
16. Your Mind And We Belong Together (Tracking Sessions Highlights) (8:17)
17. Your Mind And We Belong Together (Bonus Track (4:28)
18. Laughing Stock (Bonus Track) (2:32)

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quinta-feira, 1 de maio de 2008

Blackfeather - At the Mountains of Madness (1971 Australian Hard Prog Rock)


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1.-At the Mountains of Madness
2.-On This Day That I Die
3.-Seasons of Change Part 1
4.-Mango's Theme Part 2
5.-Long Legged Lovely
6.-The Rat (Suite)
- Main Title (The Rat)
- The Trap- Spanish Blues
- Blazwaorden (Land of Dreams)
- Finale (The Rat)

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