sexta-feira, 28 de novembro de 2008

The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation - Doctor Dunbar's Prescription (1969 UK Blues Psych)


AYNSLEY DUNBAR FAZIA UM BLUES COM PITADAS PSICODÉLICA DE PRIMEIRA LINHA!! GRANDE DISCO E BOA RARIDADE!! ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADO A BLUESEIROS E PSICODÉLICOS!!
The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation's second album was much the same as their first, offering competent late-'60s British blues, given a slightly darker cast than was usual for the style via Victor Brox's somber vocals. Like their debut, it was dominated by original material, and as on its predecessor, the compositions were rather routine blues-rock numbers, though they benefited from arrangements by highly skilled players.
The best of these tracks were the ones that utilized Brox's gloomy, almost gothic organ, if only because it made them stand out more among the company of the many similar bands recording in the prime of the British blues boom. Otherwise the main fare was straightforward blues-rock that was well played, but rather average and forgettable, the most distinguished ingredient being Dunbar's hard-hitting, swinging drums.
If only because it has some original songs that were better than anything on the first album ("Fugitive," "Till Your Lovin' Makes Me Blue," and "Tuesday's Blues," the last of which has some songwriting and guitar work quite similar to Peter Green's late-'60s style in those departments), it's a slightly better listen, though not up to the standards of somewhat similar groups like Fleetwood Mac and John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers [Allmusic.com]

Track list;
01 Change Your Low Down Ways
02 The Fugitive
03 'Till Your Lovin' Makes Me Blue
04 Now That You've Lost Me
05 I Tried
06 Call My Woman
07 The Devil Drives
08 Low Gear Man
09 Tuesday's Blues
10 Mean Old World

Aynsley Dunbar; drums
Aex Dmochowski; bass guitar
Victor Brox; 12 string guitar, organ, cornet, vocals
John Moorshead; lead guitar, vocals


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quarta-feira, 19 de novembro de 2008

Exuma - First Album (1970 Caribbean Ultra Rare Rock Psych Folk Tribal)


MUITO LOUCA ESTA BANDA QUE FAZIA UMA MISTURA PRA LÁ DE MALUCA!! GUITARRAS ACUSTICAS, BONGOS, TAMBORES E RITMOS TRIBAIS FAZEM DESTE DISCO UMA OBRA PRIMA DA PSICODELIA!! O SOM DOS CARAS É DIFÍCIL DE CLASSIFICAR O ESTILO, POIS ERA UMA MISTURA TUDO JUNTO, MAS NÃO INDIVIDUAL, O REGGAE, MUSICA AFRICANA, FOLK E OUTROS RITMOS CARIBENHOS!! NÃO TEM UMA DEFINIÇÃO EXATA!! SE QUIZESSE COMPARAR DARIA PRA DIZER QUE, AO MENOS SE APROXIMA DAQUILO QUE FÊZ CAPTAIN BEEFHEART NO SEU ALBUM "TROUT MASK REPLICA" OU AINDA O QUE FÊZ DR. JOHN NO SEU ALBUM "DR. JOHN'S GUMBO"!! VENENO SUPER RARO E DIFERENTE DE TUDO QUE JÁ SE ESCUTOU!! EXPERIMENTE ESTE VENENO COM EFEITOS TOTALMENTE DIFERENTES E INESPERADOS!!
ALBUM REVIEW
Exuma's debut album was a real odd piece of work, even by the standards of the late '60s and early '70s, when major labels went further out on a limb to throw weird stuff at the public to see what would stick than they ever had before or have since. Roughly speaking, it's kind of like a combination of the Bahamian folk of Joseph Spence with early Dr. John at his most voodooed-out, though even that nutshell doesn't really do justice to how unusual this record is. Often it seems more like eavesdropping on a tribal ritual than listening to songs. Some of the tracks, indeed, have little or less to do with conventional "songs" than with tunes and lyrics; they're more akin to Mardi Gras street percussion jams airlifted to the Caribbean islands. Exuma and his accompanists make quite a spooky clamor with their various bells, foot drums, chanting, gasps, sighs, shouts, and other percussive instruments, creating a mood both celebratory and scary.

He's not totally averse to using more standard song forms, though, singing about "zombies walking in the broad daylight" in "Mama Loi, Papa Loi"; devising a simple, fairly singable soul melody for "You Don't Know What's Going On," his most famous song due to its inclusion in the movie Joe; and setting "The Vision" to an appealing, if again quite simple, folk melody. Exuma's rough, unschooled vocals cut off any prospect of mainstream accessibility, but they get the job done in getting both his uplifting and ominous spirituality over. It's a little surprising that this stuff hasn't undergone a sizable cult revival; many artists of lesser talent and idiosyncrasy have, and perhaps the 2003 CD reissue on Repertoire, with reasonably
informed liner notes, will aid in its rediscovery.

Track Listing:
1. Exuma, The Obeah Man (6:20)
2. Dambala (5:40)
3. Mama Loi, Papa Loi (4:36)
4. Junaknoo (3:24)
5. Seance In The Sixt Fret (7:15)
6. You Don't Know What's Going On (3:31)
7. The Vision (7:58)
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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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quinta-feira, 13 de novembro de 2008

Creation Of Sunlight - Creation Of Sunlight (1968 USA Psycho)


BANDA MUITO LEGAL DA CALIFORNIA QUE FAZIA UM SOM AO ESTILO DAS GRANDES BANDAS PSICODÉLICAS CALIFORNIANAS DOS ANOS 60 COM UM ORGAN CORRENDO SOLTO E UMA GUITARRA FUZZY TRADICIONAL!! EXCELENTE ALBUM E RECOMENDADO AOS AMANTES DO ESTILO!! VENENO DO BOM E ALTAMENTE FLOWER POWER!!
What a unique band was Sunlight (a.k.a. Creation of Sunlight) in their day! There really was nothing else in 1968 that could match their particular combination of psychedelic elements (with the occasional progressive tendency),intelligent, lyrical songs, great vocals, and a sunshine pop sensibility (which all too aptly suits their name, does it not?), taken all together, you have a masterpiece that sold millions, right? Well, not exactly. Few would disagree that this is a great album. So, what happened?

Nearly all of the members of the band – Sunlight, not Creation of Sunlight, as most people have come to know the album – were from the environs of Long Beach, California. Gary Young was the exception to this rule, as he came to California from Oklahoma in the early 1960's with his band the Torques. He and his bandmates asked Jerry Griffin to join the Torques as organ player in 1964/65. It didn't take long for Griffin, as the main song-writer, to become the unofficial leader of the band. Over the course of the following year, several of Griffin's friends from high school joined the Torques; by 1966 the group had changed their name to Sunlights Seven.

The newly dubbed Sunlights Seven recorded a single, although just when it was recorded is unclear. The single contains future Creation of Sunlight staple 'David; backed with a psych version of John Fred & his Playboy Band's hit song 'Judy In Disguise', and was released on Entra Records, with a Long Beach address, as catalogue number EN1082/1083.

There is evidence that Sunlights Seven recorded at least one side of an LP entitled Sunstroke in 1968. This recording never got beyond the acetate stage and is apparently in the hands of a private collector. A photo of the acetate, taken from the book 1001 Record Collector Dreams, shows that at least five songs were recorded, two of which were not included on the Creation of Sunlight LP the band recorded the same year for Windi Records. These songs are Sevens Theme and Judy In Disguise. The other three songs, David, Light Without Heat and In The Middle Of Happy, were included on the Windi LP, but whether or not they were from the same session, or were re-recorded versions, no one from the band recalls.

Around the time of these recording sessions, Gary Young met Bob Engemann of the Lettermen, who had just launched his Windi label. Engemann's brother was a big producer with Capitol Records, which is evidently what encouraged this strange venture into the seamy independent music business. The label was based out of Utah (an even stranger decision), hence the connection with the other rarity on the Windi label, Merkin's "Merkin Manor" LP.

After the Sunstroke project was scrapped, if it was scrapped (?), the band recorded a single for Windi Records under the name of Sunlight.This single contains the songs Colors Of Love and Sometimes A Woman, and was released as Windi catalogue number W-1001/1002. The versions of these songs are reputed to be different from the ones that appear on the LP. It is possible that these versions first appeared on the flip side of the Sunstroke acetate – if in fact there was a flip-side!

The release of the Colors Of Love single led to the excellent decision by Windi to record an entire Sunlight album. This was done with amazing rapidity, and released in 1968 (Windi WS-1001) in an edition of a mere 500 copies. Poor promotion from the hopeless Windi label staff greatly limited sales – although, the fact remains, with only 500 copies to sell, how great an impact could the album ever have been expected to make?! The album contains ten songs, eight of which are original compositions, with Gary Young and Jerry Griffin doing most of the songwriting duties.

Windi released a second single from the LP, catalogue number Windi W-1005/1006, which contains David and The Fun Machine; this made as much impact, if not less, than the album had done. The band played concerts at a number of famous venues, trying to stir up interest in their album; they finished second in a massive "battle of the bands" at the Hollywood Bowl, and spent many a night at the Whiskey A Go-Go with other notable bands of the day. There was talk of a second album, but nothing came of it, making Creation of Sunlight the band's most significant (and only available) musical legacy.

And what of the Creation of Sunlight album? It is a pop psychedelic masterpiece like no other – very cool from start to finish, oozing a sunshine and acid vibe, with multi-layered harmonies, juicy Hammond organ, and lean and mean fuzz guitar. The overall sound is a bit like Strawberry Alarm Clock, I suppose, only with bigger arrangements which include some brass. Sunlight were one of the few bands to successfully merge US pop with late 1960's psychedelia, making fine use of virtually every instrument available at the time. The vocals are superb, and the playing is of consistently high quality throughout.

Now, of course, original copies of the Creation of Sunlight album are virtually never seen; when they do manifest themselves, they fetch more than $1,000 in collector's circles. This is one of the (too) few rarities that can musically justify their price tag. We are very pleased to offer the first official CD version of this great album. Our thanks to all the members of Sunlight for their help in making this reissue possible.

Personnel:
RON CLARK A
CARLOS ESTRELLA A
JERRY GRIFFIN keyb'ds, vcls A
BOB MORGAN A
STEVE MONTAGUE A
DON SAIN A GARY YOUNG A


Track Listings
1. David
2. Rush Hour Blues
3. Light Without Heat
4. In the Middle of Happy
5. Hammond Eggs
6. Sometimes a Woman
7. Second Thoughts
8. Seven Times Infinity
9. Colors of Love
10. Fun Machine


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terça-feira, 11 de novembro de 2008

REPOST: Virus - Revelation (1971 German Rock Prog)


VENENO DESTA BOA BANDA ALEMÃ QUE FAZIA UM SOM AO ESTILO ROCK PROGRESSIVO BEM LEGAL E VIAJANTE COM O USO EXTENSIVO DE TECLADOS E FLAUTAS!! NA VERDADE É UM HARD BEM AO ESTILO ALEMÃO MAS COM FORTES INFLUÊNCIAS ERUDITAS E PSICODÉLICAS!! ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADO!!!

With "Revelation", the young heavy psychedelic rock group Virus produced one of best early progressive albums in Germany; indeed, it was a revelation! Their style was strongly influenced by Pink Floyd (David Gilmour) and Deep Purple (Jon Lord). The album had five long tracks. The title track included an instrumental classical adaptation of the Rolling Stones' "Paint It Black". Their instrumental work was even better on the 12 minute "Endless Game". The varied album also had a more hard-rocking track named "Burning Candle". Finally, "Nur Noch Zwei Lichtiahre" guided the listener into deep space, much like a mellow and matured "Interstellar Overdrive". The album was recorded in Star Studios, Hamburg and produced by none other than Konrad Plank.
For "Thoughts" (1971), both Virus' sound and the band itself had changed considerably. Only Krahe and Rieke were left from the original group. Bernd Hohmann had left for Weed. The new members were: Axel Nieling (drums), Jurgen Schafer (bass, vocals), Bernd Rosner (guitar) and Werner Vogt (bass, guitar, vocals). Gone were the psychedelic space-rock and long instrumental workouts. Virus now played a more mainstream, rough and heavy blues-rock, not at all bad, but clearly inferior to their debut. They also contributed to the great Pilz album, "Heavy Christmas" (1971), before vanishing from the scene.

01 - Revelation
02 - Endless Game
03 - Burning Candle
04 - Hungry Looser
05 - Nur Noch Zwei Lichtjahre
06 - Confession (bônus)
07 - Facts Of Death (bônus)

Músicos :
Reinhold Spiegelfeld (baixo)
Bernd [Molle] Hohmann (flauta, vocais)
J. Dieter Krahe (teclados)
Wolfgang Rieke (bateria)
Werner Monka (guitarra)

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segunda-feira, 10 de novembro de 2008

Freedom - Is More Than A Word (1972 UK Har Rock Progressive)


MAIS UM ALBUM E O ULTIMO DA CARREIRA DESTA EXCELENTE BANDA INGLESA COMANDADA POR "BOBBY HARRISON" EX-BATERISTA DO PROCOL HARUM EM SUA PRIMEIRA FORMAÇÃO!! COMO SEMPRE O DISCO MANTÉM TODA A QUALIDADE DA BANDA!!


A spinoff of Procol Harum, Freedom was formed by guitarist Ray Royer and drummer Bobby Harrison. Both of them were in Procol Harum's lineup at the outset for their debut, "A Whiter Shade of Pale," single, but were ousted almost immediately when Procol singer, Gary Brooker, enlisted his former bandmates from the Paramounts, Robin Trower and Barry Wilson, as replacements. Freedom's early sound, perhaps unsurprisingly, echoed Procol Harum's in its prominent use of organ and piano, as well as heavy rock guitar, and like Procol Harum's early records, captured late British psychedelia as it was starting to inch towards progressive rock.

Freedom wasn't a Procol Harum clone, though, with a somewhat poppier take on psychedelia that was closer to Traffic than Procol Harum. Their initial lineup only released two singles in 1968 before breaking up, also recording a soundtrack for an obscure Italian film by Dino De Laurentis, Attraction/Black on White. The soundtrack LP was given a limited release in Italy — so limited, in fact, that the group members themselves were unaware that it came out. Recorded with noted future producers Eddie Kramer and Glyn Johns engineering, this was reissued on CD in 1999, and is actually a pretty good if derivative slice of late-'60s British psychedelia.


In 1968, Harrison decided to reorganize the band completely — in fact, so totally that he was the only remaining original member. More albums came out in the late '60s and early '70s, which in keeping with overall British rock trends of the period were in a much heavier, hard, bluesier style. These were middle-of-the-pack, or a little lower than the middle-of-the-pack, efforts with nothing to make them stand out from the crowd in a clogged field. They did get to tour the U.S. as support for Black Sabbath and Jethro Tull, and broke up in 1972 after some personnel changes. Harrison became the lead singer in the little-known Snafu, while guitarist Roger Saunders, from the later incarnation of the band, did some session work, joined Medicine Head and played in Gary Glitter's group during the '80s.

Peter Dennis - vocals, bass, keyboards
Bobby Harrison - vocals, drums
Steve Jolly - guitar
Roger Saunders - vocals, guitar, keyboards
Ray Royer - guitar

1. Together
2. Miss Little Louise
3. Sweaty Feet
4. Brainbox Jam
5. Direction
6. Going Down
7. Dream
8. Ladybird


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FREEDOM - Freedom (1970 UK Heavy Progressive)


MAIS UMA POSTAGEM DESTA EXCELENTE BANDA INGLESA COMANDADA POR BOBBY HARRISON EX-BATERISTA DA BANDA PROCOL HARUM!! A QUALIDADE SE MANTÉM EM TODOS OS DISCOS!!



Freedom's third album, originally issued in 1970 and reissued on CD in 2000 by Angel Air, is dire period British hard rock in the power trio format. While there's occasional laid-back reflective songwriting amongst the largely original material, its lumpy rhythms and unexceptional melodies make it hard to say much of anything about it, really, except to note that it's easy to envision them as a support act on any number of shows and tours of the era. The numbers emphasizing vocal harmonies are at least inoffensive (if boring), which can't be said of their outings into boogie blues-rock and proto-metal (as on the title track) that really grate. It might have been a cool idea in 1970 to cover the Standells' "Dirty Water," which wasn't a hit in Britain and wasn't yet fashionable as a garage band standard. It is not cool, however, to retitle the song "Frustrated Woman" and take the songwriting credits, as the members do even on the sleeve of the 2000 CD release.

01 - Nobody
02 - In Search Of Something
03 - Dusty Track
04 - Man Made Laws
05 - Ain't No Chance To Score
06 - Pretty Woman
07 - Freedom
08 - Frustrated Woman

IOTA - Iota - (1969 Texas US Rock Psych Acid Rock)


HIGH RARITY!! RARIDADE INCONTESTÁVEL E UMA BANDA EXCELENTE VINDA DO TEXAS!! OS CARAS FAZIAM UM SOM QUE MISTURAVA PSICODELIA E ACID ROCK COM PITADAS BLUESY DE PRIMEIRA LINHA, BEM TRABALHADO E COM MÚSICOS COMPETENTES!! ALTISSIMAMENTE RECOMENDADO!! UM DE MEUS DISCOS PREFERIDOS, PRINCIPALMENTE A FAIXA Nº 5, E CERTAMENTE UM DOS MELHORES DO GÊNERO!!
Iota was a Northeast El Paso band. On the west side of Mt. Franklin there was hardly anyone that knew this surprising band. So I ran across them by chance. I had been recording Wailing Wall; Iron Butterfly (later to be called Lode Star) and frankly I didn’t give much thought to this loose band from the Northeast. They had a good singer who played bass and a commercial type guitar player. Iota was different in that they had an organ player. I listened to them and decided to record them in spite of the fact that I was interested in the careers of these other bands. Bill Taylor Sparks was getting ready to move to Memphis, TN and our studio was somewhat of a question for the two of us.

I took a liking to this rough hippie-type band and recorded a lot of songs at the upper valley studio. I subsequently moved to Memphis to work at Royal Studios and brought Iota along. For a while they lived in their yellow school bus behind Phyllis Wickhams’ house. She was a writer for Record World Magazine and always seemed to care for the underdog groups . That old school bus had “IOTA” painted on the side and it always was breaking down. I guess they got it from a school that had run it to death and put it out to pasture to die a peaceful death. We found them a funky apartment in a rough neighborhood and started recording them at Royal Studios in the old eight-track room starting at mid-night working until early morning. They stuck it out for a long time , we released the two singles and got them a booking agent that didn’t find them a lot of gigs so two of them worked as garbage collectors bringing home 100 rolls of discarded Xmas paper, times were tight for money but they never complained. They were a different sounding band for the Memphis area and it was hard to find good paying gigs for them. They had a real good live presence and had a killer light show.

Nick Pesce, Hi Records pres. loved one of their songs” Within These Precincts” and that helped to get their records out there but as it turned out the local top forty stations felt that Iota was too heavy for their stations. What a shock, I felt that Iota was the most commercial band we had dealt with for a long time. Both Bill Taylor Sparks and myself produced these guys. Their first single was “Love Come Wicked” and “Within These Precincts” (Hi 45-2200) 1971 . The second record we felt needed to be on a different label because Hi had a reputation of being an R and B label so we put their second record on M.O.C. (MOC-678)1972. The titles: “R.I.P. and Sing For You”.

Carl Neer was the songwriter, bass player and lead singer for this Doors- type- band and seemed to be the major force behind the band. He wrote dark protest tunes and was a serious man with dark long hair and even though he had a commercial voice his lyrics were a little much for the conservative commercial radio. I remember bringing a Program Director (WHBQ) to the studio to hear the latest cuts on Iota and he said how much he personally liked them but they were too much for his station. How strange to have a fan that could do something for the band and just had no backbone to help them out.

Mark Evans played guitar for Iota and was a pleasure to work with. He was always open to the needs of the song. I think you will notice some excellent guitar work in these tracks. He wasn’t the fastest or shredder-type that you expect from a recording band but he was one of the most musically thoughtful players I have ever recorded.

Rick Ramaka played drums for Iota and was the morale leader of the group. He was a real nice guy who played drums okay, one of those members you keep because they hold things together when the times get rough.

Steve Phipps played organ and added a different sound to the band. Typically, El Paso groups consisted of two guitars bass and drums. El Paso was after all was a Texas town so the addition of an organ gave Iota an out of town sound .

There is a wide variety of songs recorded in Texas and Memphis; I hope you enjoy this unique band. Four songs were released on Hi records and some were in the can and some were recorded in El Paso, so this will be the first time to hear some unreleased stuff.

Carl Neer (vocals, bass);
Mark Evans (guitar);
Steve Phipps (organ);
Rich Ramaka (drums).

1 Precincts 3:38
2 Glympses 2:31
3 R.I.P. 3:17
4 Love Come Wicked 2:25
5 Bottle Baby 3:59
6 Sing for You 2:47
7 Better Place 2:18
8 The Words Are True 4:08
9 I'm Gonna Be a Man 2:46
10 Our Love So Warm 2:20


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quinta-feira, 6 de novembro de 2008

Rex Holman - Here in the Land of Victory (1970 USA Folk Psychedelia)


EXCELENTE E RARO DISCO FOLK PSYCH ROCK AO ESTILO DE TIM BUCKLEY!! REX HOLMAN TINHA UM VOCAL TRANQUILO QUE SOAVA COMO UM SOPRO DO VENTO EM UMA COLINA!! UM SOM ACUSTICO COM SÍTARA, TABLAS E OUTROS INSTRUMENTOS EXÓTICOS!! MÚSICA DE EXCELENTE QUALIDADE E VENENO DE AÇÃO RELAXANTE!! UM INCENSO, UM BOM VINHO...VIAGEM...

Reissue on CD of ultra-rare U.S. psych/folk album originally from 1970 in the style of Tim Buckley. Probably from California. Here In The Land Of Victory is a very good folk psych album, similar to the better tracks on the Brent Titcomb LP, and sounding a lot like Tim Buckley in parts. Holman has a mid-range quavery voice, and the songs are all very fragile, floating acoustic type of songs, with sitar, tablas and other exotic instrumentation scattered liberally throughout.

The production credits "Schmitt-Douglas", and the album was recorded at Dimension Sounds, which may have been an L.A. Studio. The album cover is a very psychedelic montage featuring Holman super-imposed over scenes of down and out street people. Not as overwhelmingly gorgeous as the JK & Co cover, but similar. Holman also wrote Bizarrek Kind covered by Vision Of Sunshine.

01. Here In The Land Of Victory - 3.16
02. Pink Lemonade - 2.10
03. Rowin´ - 2.34
04. Today Is Almost Here - 3.09
05. Listen To The Footsteps - 2.58
06. Red Is The Apple - 4.20
07. Sit And Flatter Me - 3.35
08. Copper Kettles - 2.25
09. Come On Down - 2.40
10. Debbie - 2.30
11. The Chosen One - 2.57
12. I Can´t Read My Name - 2.27

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High Treason - High Treason (1969 US Psych Bluesy Rock)


ÓTIMA BANDA AMERICANA QUE FAZIA UM SOM QUE DARIA PRA DEFINIR COMO BLUESY JAZZ PSICODÉLICO!! COMO DICA COMECE ESCUTANDO A FAIXA 3 QUE É UMA VERSÃO MUITO BEM FEITA DA CANÇÃO DE BOB DYLAN "SUBTERRANEAN HOMESICK BLUES" E CONFIRA QUE OBRA OS CARAS FIZERAM E TAMBÉM O ÓTIMO VOCAL DA FEMEA VOCALISTA "MARCI RAUER"!! QUE PODER!! A BANDA TINHA UM ESTILO MEIO PARECIDO COM "JEFFERSON AIRPLANE" E "IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY"!!

Somewhat bizarre concept of a loungy nightclub jazz band tackling the mid-era Airplane sound and coming off a lot different than they had intended, I would think. Lady vocalist makes up for her lack of Grace by yelling at the top of her lungs, while cocktail organist and supperclub guitarist "jam" on long tracks, including an unsuccessful Dylan cover. Didn't like this much though others may find some appealing angles on it. Several of the musicians also played with Perry Leopold. [PL]

"Yes, that's not a replication of the American Flag on the top left of this picture....it's a packet containing actual American Flag rolling papers, compliments of High Treason!! This 1970 self-titled LP was recorded in Philadelphia and actually featured several musicians that played with Perry Leopold. Featuring the beautiful and haunting female vocals of Marci Rauer, this music is spacey, bluesy, and psychedelic sounding, much like that of Jefferson Airplane and It's A Beautiful Day!" (lpcdreissues.com review)

01. Leo
02. Maybe, Maybe
03. Subterranean Homesick Blues
04. Circadian Rhythm
05. The Witch
06. Fallin' Back

http://rapidshare.com/files/161043197/Treason_Venenos.rar

quarta-feira, 5 de novembro de 2008

Time - Before There Was (USA 1968 Psycho)


BOM PSICODELISMO!!! FUZZ GUITARS, FLAUTAS, PERCUSSÃO, ORGAN, HARMONIA, VIAGENS E EFEITOS!!! TUDO QUE UM BOM SOM PSYCH PRECISA!!! É ISSO!!!

This previously unreleased psych album was recorded in 1968 in Toronto Canada and is a revelation from start to finish. Classic 1968 psych with eastern themes, rock and folk all whirled up in a psych mincer to give it that special late '60's US/Canadian psych flavour. The founder of the band studied in the same class as Jim Cuomo from The Spoils Of War. The album is packed with harpsichord, flutes, percussion, heavy fuzz guitar and weird effects, wrapping neatly around lysergic vocals. The band moved to New York a year later and evolved into Think Dog.

Track Listings
1. A Song for You
2. Kemp's Jig
3. Introductory Lines
4. Sad Benjamin
5. Lily Has a Rose
6. At Shadow's Eye
7. Green Fields
8. Waking
9. Ma's Pan
10. Dover Beach
11. Elin Experience

http://rapidshare.com/files/160922594/Time_Venenos.rar

Panama Limited - Indian Summer (1970 UK Prog Folk Psych Bluesy)


GRANDÍSSIMO, RARO E VENENO SEM CONTRA-INDICAÇÃO!! ESTE DISCO TEM UM CARÁTER TODO PRÓPRIO E PARTICULAR QUE MUITOS DEFINEM COMO PROGRESSIVO!! EU NÃO DEFINIRIA ASSIM, DIRIA QUE SE APROXIMA DE UM ESTILO MAIS PARA UM PROGRESSIVO BLUES EXPERIMENTAL, PSICODÉLICO E COM PITADAS FOLK!! A BELA VOCALISTA "ANNE MATHEWS" DAVA UM TOQUE TODO ESPECIAL COM SEU VOCAL HARMONIOSO E TOCANDO CRAVO E PERCUSSÃO!! UM DISCO IMPERDÍVEL E ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADO!!!

After the release of Panama Limiteds Jug Band eponymous lp Liz Hanns left the band and the music changed somewhat from the traditional raggedy jug blues along with a shortening of the band name. The first lp isnt that bad, its just tradtional blues. Liz Hanns vocals are kind of enjoyable though adding something quirky but the lps strongest point is its ultraviolet blue green photo negative on a traintrack psych sleeve with Granada TV 69 typeface.
'Indian Summer' has a character all of its own,it has more of a prog experimental blues side which lazily could be compared to Beefheart with Dennis Parkers vocals,but Dens influences must of run a bit deeper than that into blues purist-dom.The beautiful Anne Matthews was the new recruit playing vocals,harpsichord and percussion and adds some top baroque prog with doomy harpsichord on 'Darkness Brings'.

From the first track we get some great vocalmontagezip at the start of 'Moonshine' before descending in some lazy drunk blues. 'give me moonshine,just let me die'.

This is one of a few lps where I can enjoy the banjo (apart from The Monks) as its provides colour and goes a bit raga in parts when the band jam out the codaaaaaaa. Subtle use of fuzz and wah- bass join the quirky blues.

'Dangle Wild' with its plod bass and Cale type violin drone is another stand out with the blues banshee wail from Anne Matthews,superb stuff.

The only let down is the last track with its playful pub blues comedy nonsense but this can be forgiven as each the other nine tracks are fucken great ORGANIC psych prog.

Trying to get this lp (on vinyl) is a pain though as its only been reissued once in the early 90s and the originals are very rare.Hopefully it will be released again?OOO KNOWS.

Personnel:
Gary Compton - Harmonica
Liz Hann - Lead Vocals
Pete Hozzell - Vocals
Ron Needs - Mandolin
Dennis Parker - Lead Vocals
Brian Strachan
Anne Matthews - Vocals

01 - Moonshine - 6.07
02 - Set Me Free - 3.58
03 - Citadel Chapters - 3.28
04 - Woman I Love - 2.41
05 - Dangle Wild - 4.32
06 - Eastern Man - 3.29
07 - Indian Summer - 3.13
08 - Future - 4.07
09 - Darkness Brings - 3.52
10 - Laughing - 4.35

http://rapidshare.com/files/160451988/Panama_Venenos.rar

REPOST: Jeronimo - Cosmic Blues (1970 German Hard Acid Rock)


BANDA ALEMÃ MUITO BOA FUNDADA EM 1969 E QUE GRAVARAM APENAS TRÊS ALBUNS!! O PRIMEIRO É ESTE "COSMIC BLUES" UM DISCO RECHEADO DE BOAS CANÇÕES AO ESTILO HARD ACID ROCK!! NESTE ALBUM ESTÃO TRÊS DOS MAIORES SUCESSOS COMERCIAL DOS CARAS, A FAIXA 5 INTITULADA "NA NA HEY HEY (KISS HIM GOODBYE), UMA CANÇÃO DE 1969 DA BANDA STEAM, E CUJA CANÇÃO MAIS TARDE, NOS ANOS 70 VIROU HIT POP DANCE ATRAVÉS DA BANDA POP BANANARAMA, COM OUTRA VERSÃO BEM MAIS COMERCIAL E FÊZ SUCESSO NAS DANCETERIAS DO MUNDO TODO!! OUTRO É A FAIXA 12 "HEYA" QUE FOI MUITO TOCADA NO INÍCIO DOS ANOS 70!! OUTRO É FAIXA 10 "NEVER GOIN BACK" UM PETARDO HARD ROCK BEM TRABALHADO!! UM ÓTIMO E RARO VENENO VINDO DA ALEMANHA!!

JERONIMO was founded in 1969 and in '69/'70 they had their first two hits "HE YA" and "NA NA HEY HEY". With these two chartbreakers, JERONIMO climbed to the number 1 position in almost all European countries.

In 1970 JERONIMO and STEPPENWOLF toured successfully through Germany and in the same year JERONIMO partook in the legendary "Progressive Pop Festival" in Cologne. Following that, JERONIMO shared the headlines with such groups as DEEP PURPLE and GOLDEN EARRING at various European open-air festivals.

In 1971, JERONIMO'S biggest stage-performance was in Lausanne for "UNICEF" and was televised worldwide. JERONIMO could be seen in numerous European television shows and in Germany they were on "HITS A GOGO", "BEATCLUB" and "BANANAS".

In 1970, JERONIMO, together with CREEDENCE CLEARWATER, presented the album "SPIRIT ORGASZMUS", which was a success throughout all of Europe. After 30 years and millions of records sold worldwide, JERONIMO is still cult. In 1999/2000, their hits "NA NA HEY HEY" and “HE YA" were re-released on numerous hit-compilations.

Gunnar Schäfer (vocal e baixo)
Hajo Born (vocal e bateria)
Rainer Martz (vocal e guitarra)

01 - News
02 - The key
03 - Hands
04 - So nice to Know
05 - Na Na Hey Hey
06 - Let the Sunshine In
07 - Highjack
08 - Number 5
09 - No no no
10 - Never goin' Back
11 - The Light Life Needs
12 - Heya

http://rapidshare.com/files/160439806/Jeronimo_VenenosdoRock.rar

sábado, 1 de novembro de 2008

Krokodil - Getting Up For The Morning (1972 Swiss Psych Prog Rock)


SEGUE A SEQUENCIA DE VENENOS MORTAIS DA BANDA “KROKODIL”!!! ROCK N' ROLL DA MAIOR QUALIDADE!! TEM DE TUDO UM POUCO: BALADA, BLUES E PSICODELIA!! KROKODIL, BANDA INGLESA E UMA DAS MINHAS FAVORITAS!! É VENENO FORTE PARA VIAJAR NO COSMOS SEM PRECISAR DE GASOLINA!! HOMENAGEM AO MEU AMIGO GETÚLIO DA LOJA BOCA DO DISCO QUE ME APRESENTOU HÁ MUITO TEMPO ESTA EXCELENTE BANDA!! VEM MAIS NA SEQUENCIA!!
1. Marzipan
2. And I Know

http://youtu.be/SXLQk_62w9k
3. Rabatz
4. Was There A Time
5. Schooldays
6. Song No. 2 (Thought Under Bad Conditions)
7. The 12th Of March
http://rapidshare.com/files/57890122/kGUFTM.rar

Krokodil - An Invisible World Revealed (1971 Swiss Prog Rock Psych)


SEGUINDO A SEQUENCIA DE POSTS DESTA EXCELENTE BANDA SUÍÇA!! TODOS SÃO ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADOS!! E VEM MAIS POR AÍ!!

Krokodil's third album is reputedly their only progressive effort, and probably the only one worth hearing. You can tell that they're coming from a folk background, to which they've added some wigged-out psych and what sounds like a Mark II Mellotron which figures, given the date. Some of the material slightly outstays its welcome, if I'm going to be honest, but the overall vibe is pretty good, with the folk stuff colliding head-on with some dark, distorted guitar work straight out of the Edgar Broughton Band songbook. Probably.

As for Terry Stevens' 'Tron, Lady Of Attraction has a few brass chords, with some superb pitchbend work, far smoother than even the best set-up M400, plus a quick burst of strings, while Green Fly has some nice upfront strings. The druggy Odyssey In Om is the album's 'Tron highlight, though, with a rich, almost unaccompanied Mellotron strings part with some stoned-out narration over it, in the obligatory German accent. More of the same later in the song, this time underpinned by flutes, with a strings melody tagged on, making for a very worthwhile 'Tron effort.

I get the impression that the version of the album I've reviewed is a mid-'90s German bootleg, and it's since received a proper release. This version has three bonus tracks, two of which (Sessions 1 and 2) are tedious studio jams; there seem to be two further extras on the official release, but I've no idea whether or not they're any better than these. Either way, cautiously recommended on the 'Tron front.

1. Lady of Attraction
2. With Little Miss Trimmings
3. Odyssey in Om
4. Green Fly
5. Looking at Time
6. Last Doors
7. Pollution (Bonus Track)
8. Krokodil Session Part 1 (Bonus Track)
9. Krokodil Session Part 2 (Bonus Track)
Part1
Part2

REPOST: Kahvas Jute - Wide Open (1971 Australian Prog Rock Psych Jazz)


Banda Australiana e mais uma banda setentista que aproveitou o embalo da onda Hard Rock para poder fazer seu som, porém, este quinteto é muito, mas muito mais que isso!! Com um som agradável e pitadas psicodélicas, esta banda possui atitude suficiente para se colocar entre as grandes aparições do rock australiano da época. A banda era composta pelo baixista Bob Daisley e pelos guitarristas Dennis Wilson e Tim Gaze. Na bateria, Dannie Davidson, e fechando o timasso com o vocalista Scott Maxey. Este é o único álbum da banda e mostra um Rock com belas harmonias entre vocal, guitarra e violão!!

Após o final da banda, os músicos egressaram para diversos outros grupos australianos de pouco reconhecimento, fato que só não ocorreu com o baixista Bob Daisley, que se radicou na Inglaterra e tocou com o Rainbow (no álbum Rising), Gary Moore Band, Widowmaker e com Ozzy Osbourne no disco "Blizzard of Oz", alcançando a fama e o reconhecimento merecido. VENENO AUSTRALIANO DO BOM E RARO!!
01. Free - 5'07
02. Odyssey - 3'57
03. Up There - 2'48
04. She’s So Hard To Shake - 4'15
      http://youtu.be/AZYl9sl3VQc
05. Vikings - 4'30
06. Steps Of Time - 3'20
      http://youtu.be/_Lp1UtnTmBQ
07. Twenty Three - 3'48
08. Ascend - 3'05
09. Parade Of Fools - 8'57

Bob Daisley - baixo
Dannie Davidson - bateria
Tim Gaze - guitarras
Dennis Wilson - guitarras
Scott Maxey - vocais

http://yadi.sk/d/NVX3slMC50EBC

http://www.mediafire.com/?k8lox1mrwkyt61m

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