sexta-feira, 6 de março de 2009

Pugh's Place - West One (1969 Holanda Hard Prog Rock)


ÓTIMA BANDA DE HARD PROGRESSIVO FORMADO NA HOLANDA!! NO INÍCIO, EM 1965, OS CARAS FAZIAM COVERS DE BANDAS BRITÂNICAS TRADICIONAIS COM O NOME DE "EXAMPLE" E DEPOIS, EM 1968, JÁ COM O NOME DE PUGH'S PLACE, COMEÇARAM A FAZER O SEU PRÓPRIO MATERIAL MISTURANDO UM POUCO DE PSICODELIA COM HARD ROCK E PROGRESSIVO!! LANÇARAM APENAS ESTE ALBUM QUE É UMA RARIDADE E EM 1971 A BANDA FOI EXTINTA!! O SOM DELES LEMBRA UM POUCO O JETHRO TULL PELA FLAUTA QUE TRABALHA NA MAIORIA DAS FAIXAS, MAS SÓ LEMBRA POR ISSO PORQUE OS CARAS TINHA UMA SONORIDADE BEM PRÓPRIA!! A MELHOR FAIXA DO DISCO CERTAMENTE É A PRIMEIRA FAIXA "DRIVE MY CAR" UM COVER DOS BEATLES NUMA VERSÃO MUITO TRABALHADA, MAIS PESADA E COM SOLOS DE FLAUTA NO MEIO!! UMA OBRA!! O OUTRO DESTAQUE É "OLD PRIVATE JOHN"!! SÃO AS FAIXAS QUE VALEM O DISCO!! VENENO HOLANDÊS E RARO!!
Pugh's place is a progressive rock group formed in Leeuwarden, Fryslan. Hans Kerkhoven played in a local band called Example in 1965. This band turned into Pugh's Place. In the beginning they played covers by Steve Winwood, The Stones, The Yardbirds and The Kinks. But soon they started to write their own material and the music style changed to progressive rock. A debut album is released in 1969, which is called West One. This is followed by a single in 1970, Nothing is real / The horoscope . The band toured the Netherlands during 1970 an 1971. When two band members left the for studies, it was the end of Pugh's Place. After the band disbanded Nanne Kalma played in a band called Farmer's Union and Hans Kerkhoven and George Snijder went to a band called Ramses. In 1975 Kalma and Kerkhoven teamed up in the folkrock group Irolt. For the past few years Kerkhoven plays in the band Kalis.

Review:Pugh Place's music is not very complex and can best be described as proto prog. Influences are sixties beat groups and the sound also reminds of early Jethro Tull and Focus. The album opens with a fantastic cover of the Beatle song "Drive my car". It is a heavy rendition with a proggy flute solo and a great hammond sound. All the ingredients on this track will be used througout the whole album. So you hear a lot of flute, organ and heavy guitars. Another great track is "Give me good music". It starts with a funcky bass line but ends very proggy. The rest of the album contains good music, but it is no masterpiece however.

01 - Drive my car [7:03]

        http://youtu.be/KqdiU-LqkhQ?list=UUI9AOIL2nts4H3Pf_p8nOvQ
02 - Old private John [4:39]
03 - Give me good music [5:50]
04 - Secret [4:22]
05 - The prisoner [4:21]
06 - Undesirable [4:10]
07 - Lady power [6:10]

Jan Van der Heide (vocal, flauta, guitarra)
Hans Kerkhoven (teclados, vocais)
Nanne Kalma (vibrafone, vocais, violão)
Jan Ottevanger (baixo)
George Snijder (bateria)
Henk Kooistra (teclados)
http://rapidshare.com/files/206113590/Pugh_s_Venenos.rar
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