domingo, 31 de outubro de 2010

Cosmic Travelers - Live At Hawaii (1972 US Psych Hard Blues Rock)

ALBUM RARO DESSA BANDA OBSCURA FORMADA AS PRESSAS PRA TOCAR AO VIVO NA ILHA OAHU NO HAWAII, ONDE OS CARAS ESTAVAM PASSANDO AS FÉRIAS, E CAPTA A BANDA NUMA PERFORMANCE VISCERAL E ISSO SEM PRATICAMENTE TEMPO PRA NENHUM ENSAIO!! É O UNICO REGISTRO DA BANDA!! O SHOW FOI REALIZADO EM 1972 DURANTE UM FESTIVAL ANUAL QUE REUNIA BANDAS PRA TOCAR NO INTERIOR DE UMA CRATERA VULCÂNICA CHAMADA DIAMOND HEAD!! A SONORIDADE DOS CARAS ERA CALCADO NAS CORRENTES DO BLUES, RYTHM BLUES E SOUL MUSIC PODEROSAMENTE ENERGÉTICAS, TODAS COVERS, SENDO O DESTAQUE PARA A FAIXA "FARTHER UP THE ROAD" QUE TEM UMA BELA PAGADA BLUESROCK E PARA "LOOK AT YOU LOOK AT ME" QUE É UM COVER DA BANDA TRAFFIC E QUE FICOU CHAPANTE PRA CARAMBA!!!! O GUITARRISTA "DRAKE LEVIN" ERA EX-MEMBRO DAS BANDAS "PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS" E "BROTHERHOOD"!! VENENO ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADO!!

Ultra-rare album originally released in very limited quantities on the Volcano label in 1972. Recorded live on April 1st, 1972 at the Spring Crater Celebration Diamond Head in Oahu, Hawaii...a Los Angeles based combo of psychedelic blues featuring Joel Christie.

The Cosmic Travelers were a group of veteran studio musicians that decided to get together to join the seventh major festival that was held over a four-year period (at the time) in the Diamond Head crater in Hawaii. Live! At The Spring Crater Celebration was recorded originally in 1972, during the advent of a major shift to heavy metal with groups like Deep Purple and Black Sabbath.

This entire recording is live and uncut with the exception of two minutes when the tape was turned over at the original recording. What we would consider today as an archaic method of recording a live gig becomes quite good under the careful eyes and ears of experienced engineers and producers. With the help of technological advancements and Akarma Records' precise care with the remastering process, and the colorful informative packaging, what you get is history given a chance to become reborn and relived.

This was a good album when it was recorded, and it stands as an above average album now due to the previously mentioned enhancements. The last two songs "Soul" and "Soul Reprise" are real kickers. There are only six tracks, but keep in mind the first track "Farther Up The Road," a blues classic, runs for more than nine minutes and Dave Mason's "Look At You Look At Me" for more than ten minutes. So you get more than your share of quantity, quality and consistency on this release.

Drake Levin (ex- Paul Revere & The Raiders, Brotherhood e Lee Michaels Band), do guitarrista Jimmy McGhee, do baixista e aqui vocalista Joel Christie (ex-Lee Michaels Band) e do baterista Dale Loyola (ex-The Hook) cranked out some high-octane psych-blues.

Drake Levin (guitar)
Jimmy McGhee (guitar, vocals)
Joel Christie (bass, vocals)
Dale "Mule" Loyola (drums, vocals)

1. Farther Up The Road
2. Move Your Hands
3. Jungle Juice
4. Look At You Look At Me
5. Soul
6. Soul Reprise

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=NSXQ9N38
Postar um comentário