quarta-feira, 1 de setembro de 2010

REPOST: The Moving Sidewalks - Flash (1968 US Rock Blues Psych)

SABE AQUELE BARBUDO EXTRAVAGANTE DA BANDA "ZZ TOP"? POIS É ELE QUE TÁ AQUI NESTA BANDA CHAMADA MOVING SIDEWALKS!! ANTES DE ESTOURAR COMERCIALMENTE COM O ZZ TOP O GUITARRISTA BILLY GIBBONS COMANDAVA ESTA EXCELENTE BANDA DE ROCK PROG PSYCH QUE FAZIA UM SOM DE PRIMEIRA QUALIDADE!! BILLY GIBBONS COMEÇOU A PIRAR A CABEÇA DEPOIS DE ESCUTAR O SOM DA BANDA "13th FLOOR ELEVATORS" E FOI ISSO QUE FÊZ ELE CORRER ATRÁS DE UMA BANDA QUE TIVESSE O MESMO ESTILO QUANDO ACHOU A BANDA "THE COACHMEN" QUE PRECISAVA DE UM GUITARRISTA!! NÃO DEMOROU MUITO PRA QUE GIBBONS TOMASSE CONTA DA BANDA E MUDASSE O NOME PARA "THE MOVING SIDEWALKS"!!

A BANDA ERA FORMADA POR TOM MOORE NO ÓRGÃO, DON SUMMERS NO BAIXO E DAN MITCHELL NA BATERIA, ALÉM DE GIBBONS NA GUITARRA!! OS CARAS FAZIAM UM SOM QUE BEIRAVA ENTRE O ROCK E O BLUES GARAGEIRO!! O MAIOR DESTAQUE DA BANDA FOI QUANDO ABRIRAM DIVERSOS SHOWS DO "THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE" NA PRIMEIRA TOUR AMERICANA DA BANDA!! JIMI HENDRIX À ÉPOCA CHEGOU A DECLARAR QUE OS CARAS ERAM A SUA BANDA DE GARAGEM PREFERIDA!! PRESTEM ATENÇÃO NO COVER DE "I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND" DOS BEATLES, CUJA VERSÃO SAIU SUJA, CHAPADA E ARRASTADA!! TOTALMENTE INFLUENCIADO PELO BLUES LISÉRGICO DE JIMI HENDRIX ELES LANÇARAM ESTE SEU PRIMEIRO E ÚNICO DISCO CHAMADO FLASH!!

ESTE ALBUM É COM 5 BONUS TRACKS, DIFERENTE DE OUTROS QUE RODAM PELA NET, O QUE É IMPORTANTE PORQUE NA VERDADE SÃO CANÇÕES DOS COMPACTOS QUE FORAM INSERIDAS COMO BÔNUS DESTA VERSÃO EM CD!! O SOM DOS CARAS É UMA PANCADA GARAGEIRA BEM DISTORCIDA E DE PRIMEIRA QUALIDADE!! VENENO!!


The sole album by the Moving Sidewalks is as fascinating as it is unremarkable. As the birthing ground for legendary blues-rock guitarist Billy Gibbons, one would expect at least a taste of what would later make ZZ Top one of the best touring and recording bands on the planet; sadly, the album offers little in the way of revelation in its 15 tracks.

Admittedly, at the time of ZZ Top's 1970 debut, Gibbons' transformation from a journeyman bandleader into a boogie-blues demigod was still not fully realized, but his chops were miles away from what is heard here. Part of that lies in the fact that ZZ Top was less about psychedelia than straight blues; whatever psychedelic touches made their way onto the studio albums were largely an accessory. (They would eventually fully integrate on 1979's Deguello.)
The Moving Sidewalks, on the other hand, were psychedelic rockers whose songs hinted at the blues without fully diving in. The songs show little of Gibbons' future promise, and in fact are so thoroughly mediocre (both in writing and playing) that it's amazing to think he was only a few years away from international success. "Pluto-Sept. 31st" shows a clear Hendrix influence (the two guitarists openly admired each other), and as a bonus, Akarma's reissue includes five bonus singles that are some of the strongest material on the album, especially "Need Me," "I Want to Hold Your Hand," and the legendary single "99th Floor." ~ Jim Smith, All Music Guide

Bill Gibbons - guitar, vocal
Tom Moore - keyboards
Don Summers - bass
Dan Mitchell - drums

1 Flashback 4:46
2 Scoun da Be 2:07
3 You Make Me Shake 3:04
4 You Don't Know the Life 3:56
5 Pluto-Sept. 31st. 5:13
6 No Good to Cry 4:32
7 Crimson Witch 3:06
8 Joe Blues 7:37
9 Eclipse 3:37
10 Reclipse 2:30
11 99th Floor 2:17
12 What Are You Doing to Do 2:29
13 I Want to Hold Your Hand 3:20
14 Need Me 2:14
15 Every Night a New Surpise 2:58

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