PSICO BR Disco e Posters Psicodélicos

sábado, 31 de julho de 2010

DAY BLINDNESS - Day Blindness (1969 US Psychedelic Rock Bluesy)

OBSCURA E CLÁSSICA PEÇA DE COLECIONADOR ESTE ALBUM DO TRIO DE SAN FRANCISCO DAY BLINDNESS ERA BASICAMENTE UM SOM PSICODÉLICO COM PITADAS BLUES E INFLUÊNCIAS DAS BANDAS "THE DOORS" E "IRON BUTTERFLY"!! OS CARAS FAZIAM UM TRABALHO COMPETENTE DE ORGAN E GUITARRAS E ALGUMAS IMPROVISAÇÕES QUE SÃO CARACTERÍSTICOS DA BANDA, COMO É O CASO DA ULTIMA FAIXA "HOLY LAND" UMA OBRA QUE LEMBRA MUITO "WHEN THE MUSIC IS OVER" DA BANDA THE DOORS!! É O ÚNICO DISCO DOS CARAS!! VENENO ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADO E RARÍSSIMO!!

This very obscure & classic album created by the San Francisco psychedelic band Day Blindness in 1969 features driving guitars & crunching organ. Long jams sum up their music, which shows influences of both Iron Butterfly & The Doors.

Felix Bria: vcls, bs, organ
David Mitchell: vcls, drums
Gary Pihl: vcls, gtr

1. Still Life Girl
2. Jazz Song
3. Middle Class Lament
4. I Got No Money
5. House And A Dog
6. Live Deep
7. Young Girl Blues
8. Holy Land
 

sexta-feira, 30 de julho de 2010

Bill Blue Band - Streetpreacher (1975 US Blues Rock)

ALTÍSSIMA RARIDADE!!
HIGH RARITY!!

BILL BLUE ERA O NOME REAL DO CARA CUJA CARREIRA, APESAR DE SER POUCO CONHECIDO, DURA MAIS DE 30 ANOS!! HOJE O CARA AINDA CONTINUA FAZENDO SHOWS EM KEY WEST, NA FLORIDA, LOCAL PRA ONDE SE MUDOU NOS ANOS 80!! O SOM DO CARA ERA UM BLUES ROCK DE QUALIDADE!! RARIDADE PURA E UM BOM E RECOMENDADO VENENO BLUES!!
When Bill Blue(Yup,that's his real name) went to Virginia to meet blues great Arthur(Big Boy) Crudup, writer of Elvis's first record "That's Alright Mama'', little did he know that he would go from a struggling out of work musician to being on the road with Big Boy on Bonnie Raitt first US tour. That started a career that has lasted over 30 years and taken Bill Blue to stages all over the world playing shows with the likes of ZZ Top, BB King, Bonnie Raitt, Allman Bros. ,Albert King, Albert Collins, Johnny Winter, Hank Williams Jr., Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, John Prine just to name a few.

After releasing two albums "Indian Summer Blues" and "Street Preacher" on the Richmond, Va. based Feather Records, Bill signed with the prestigious Adelphi Records, one of the best blues labels in the US with worldwide distribution releasing "Sing Like Thunder" and "Giving Good Boy's A Bad Name". This gave him the exposure to play venues all over Europe and the US. After years of touring Bill moved to Key West, Fl in the 80's while still keeping an active touring schedule he became a mainstay playing all the Key West joints, Sloppy Joe's, Hogs Breath Saloon, The Green Parrot Bar and the Full Moon Saloon where he recorded the very popular live CD "Live On The Moon".

These days Bill has gone back to his roots playing acoustic get down blues on his collection of vintage acoustic and resonator guitars solo and with a trio at festivals in the US and Europe. As a New York Times reviewer said about one of Bill's shows in New York City "One moment you are laughing your butt off, and a few songs later you're crying in your beer; from a songwriter, you can't ask for anything more." (http://www.myspace.com/billblues)

01 - Captain 02:47
02 - Uptown Saturday Night 04:13
03 - Little Red Rooster 03:47
04 - Ain't It Funny 05:18
05 - Going Down The Road 03:15
06 - Know Yourself 03:42
07 - Some People Say 06:02
08 - Going To Georgia 03:51

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quarta-feira, 28 de julho de 2010

Finnigan & Wood- Crazed Hipsters (1972 Rock Blues and touch Gospel)

ALBUM DO EX-INTREGRANTE DA BANDA "BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING COMPANY" MIKE FINNIGAN!! O ALBUM É RARÍSSIMO E FOI EDITADO APENAS EM VINIL!! A SONORIDADE É UMA MISTURA DE RYTHM BLUES, BLUES E ROCK & ROLL COM PITADAS GOSPEL E CONTÉM ALGUNS COVERS DE BOB DYLAN E RAY CHARLES!!

O pianista e organista Mike Finnigan era uma figura muito respeitada na comunidade musical de São Francisco!! Comnos meados dos anos 60 com uma banda chamada Mike Finnegan And The Surfs!! Em 1970 Finnegan formou com Gary Burton e o guitarrista Jerry Hahn a "Jerry Hahn Brotherhood", mas lançaram apenas um único álbum auto-intitulado!! Finnegan, em seguida, se juntou ao "Nu Boogaloo Express", um grupo com ex-integrantes do Big Brother And The Holding Company!! Depois esses mesmos caras fundaram a Big Brother e Finnegan se juntou ao line-up em regime de tempo parcial!! Ele aparece tocando no álbum Be A Brother!! O pianista também começou sua carreira solo nesse mesmo ano com três álbuns gravados em sete anos!! Em 1972 gravou "Crazed Hipsters" com o guitarrista Jerry Wood e em 1978 formou Dudek, Finnegan e Krueger com Les Dudek (anteriormente com Boz Scaggs e Steve Miller)!! Eles completaram Sweet Salvation e The Band DFK, antes de Dudek e Finnegan formado Black Rose, um conjunto de soft-rock liderada por Cher!! Finnegan retomaou seu trabalho solo quando essa banda se separou, mas não conseguiu recapturar o perfil que ele gostava nos anos 70!! Ele tem trabalhado com os membros do Crosby, Stills e Nash, durante muitos anos e com Stephen Stills!!
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“Crazed Hipsters” is 10 fantastic tracks that cover genres like Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll and Gospel. The one and only F&W LP is considered by some a perfect record from front to back. Unforgettable covers of classic tunes by Bob Dylan, The Staples Singers, Bobby “Blue” Bland & Ray Charles plus some fabulous originals by Lane Tietgen and Roger Troy.
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Biography
A much-respected figure within San Francisco's music community, pianist/organist Finnegan first attracted attention in the mid-60s leading Mike Finnegan And The Surfs. By the end of the decade he was a pivotal member of the Serfs, a jazz-influenced rock act responsible for Early Bird Cafe. In 1970 Finnegan teamed with former Gary Burton guitarist Jerry Hahn in Jerry Hahn's Brotherhood, but the group's sole, self-titled album failed properly to illustrate their talents. Finnegan then joined Nu Boogaloo Express, a group featuring former members of Big Brother And The Holding Company. When the latter act was re-formed in 1971, Finnegan joined the line-up on a part-time basis. He appears on their album, Be A Brother. The pianist also began his solo career that year. Mike Finnegan And Friends was completed with the help of Muscle Shoals studio musicians David Hood, Barry Beckett and Roger Hawkins. Three accomplished albums followed in the next seven years. In 1972 he recorded Crazed Hipsters with guitarist Jerry Wood and in 1978 formed Dudek, Finnegan And Krueger with Les Dudek (formerly with Boz Scaggs and Steve Miller). They completed Sweet Salvation and The DFK Band, before Dudek and Finnegan formed Black Rose, a soft-rock ensemble fronted by Cher. Finnegan resumed solo work when this act split up, but failed to recapture the profile he enjoyed during the 70s. He has worked with members of Crosby, Stills And Nash for many years and co-sang the Stephen Stills AOR hit "Can't Let Go in 1984. He continues to be sought after for session work, although he has an exceptional voice that is underused.

01. Rock And Roll Show 2:50
02. Highway 5:57
03. Laughing Eyes 2:43
04. Tend To Your Own Business 4:18
05. Hard Times 5:58
06. Lady Lady 2:50
07. Death Letter 5:36
08. My, My, My 4:47
09. Don't Cry No More 2:40
10. Down In The Flood 3:39

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terça-feira, 27 de julho de 2010

Fancy - Meeting You Here (1971 US Hard Bluesy)

RARO ALBUM DESSA OBSCURA BANDA AMERICANA QUE TINHA NOS VOCAIS A FÊMEA "CHRISTINE OHLMAN"!! O SOM DA BANDA ERA UM HARD ROCK COM FORTES PITADAS BLUES, GUITAR FUZZ, HARMÔNICA RASGANDO E VOCAL FEMININO FORTE E PULSANTE!! POUCA INFORMAÇÃO SOBRE A BANDA POIS NO VINIL NADA HISTÓRIA E NEM NA NET UMA BUSCA ADIANTOU MUITO!! MAS O QUE VALE AQUI MESMO É O SOM DOS CARAS E ISSO TÁ AQUI NUMA RIPAGEM DE ÓTIMA QUALIDADE!! VENENO RARÍSSIMO E RECOMENDADO!!

RARE ALBUM OF THIS DARK AMERICAN BAND WITH FEMALE VOCAL "CHRISTINE OHLMAN"! THE SOUND WAS A HARD ROCK BAND WITH STRONG TOUCH BLUES, FUZZ GUITAR, HARMONICA, AND VOCAL AND STRONG WOMEN! LITTLE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BAND BECAUSE NOTHING IN VINYL HISTORY AND NO ONE IN THE NET SEARCH! RARE AND RECOMMENDED POISON!
1.Black Snake 2.City Streets
3.Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean
4.Rain On My Window
5.Stole My Soul
6.Let Me Be
7.The Sun’s A Red Ribbon
8.Black Door Man
9.One Thing More

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domingo, 25 de julho de 2010

Dear Mr. Time - Grandfather (1970 UK Prog Psych)

BANDA INGLESA OBSCURA E UM ALBUM MUITO PROCURADO POR COLECIONADORES QUE GOSTAM DE UM BOM PROGRESSIVO PSICODÉLICO!! FORTEMENTE INFLUENCIADO PELA BANDA MOODY BLUES E O INÍCIO DE CARREIRA DA KING CRINSON!! GRAVADO EM 1970 E LANÇADO APENAS EM 1971 PELO MINÚSCULO SELO SQUARE RECORDS NUMA QUANTIDADE LIMITADA A APENAS 1000 CÓPIAS A PARTIR DAS MASTERS TAPES ORIGINAIS COM A ADIÇÃO DE MAIS CINCO DEMOS!!
First-ever official reissue of Essex-based band Dear Mr. Time's highly-regarded and much sought-after psych/prog concept album Grandfather. Heavily influenced by the Moody Blues and early King Crimson, Grandfather was recorded in mid-1970 and issued by the tiny Square Records in February 1971, but was only pressed in a total quantity of 1000 copies. This definitive release is taken from the original master tapes, and adds five superb home demos recorded around the same time as the album by guitarist and chief songwriter Chris Baker. It tells the group's story for the first time, and includes many previously unpublished photographs." Includes a 16-page booklet. By forcedexposure.com.

- Chris Baker (guitar, vocals),
- John Clements (drums, percussion),
- Barry Everitt (vocals, organ, piano, harpsichord),
- Dave Sewell (bass, vocals),
- Jim Sturgeon (saxophone, flute, guitar, vocals)

01. Birth - The Beginning 4:01
02. Out of Time 4:30
03. Make Your Peace 5:23
04. Your's Claudia 2:54
05. Prelude (To "Your Country Needs You?") 3:01
06. Your Country Needs You? 3:40
07. A Dawning Moonshine 3:50
08. Years and Fortunes 4:09
09. A Prayer For Her 2:57
10. Light Up a Light 3:26
11. On a Lonely Night 4:19
12. Grandfather 2:44

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Brigg - Brigg (US 1973 Psych Folkrock)

EXCELENTE BANDA NORTE AMERICANA COM UMA SONORIDADE FOLK ROCK ALTAMENTE PSICODÉLICO E DE ALTÍSSIMA QUALIDADE!! BELÍSSIMA HARMONIA E UMA QUALIDADE VOCAL E INSTRUMENTAL DIGNO DOS GRANDES VENENOS!! A PROVA DISSO É A FAIXA 2 "UNIVERSE" E FAIXA 7 "LINDA" QUE POR SI SÓ JÁ VALEM O DISCO!! PRA QUEM GOSTA DE PSICODELISMO E DE UM SOM AO ESTILO PSYCH/FOLK/ROCK É UM BELÍSSIMO DISCO!! VENENO RECOMENDADO!!
CD reissue of this rare US melodic rural hippy rock album from 1973. Good harmonies and songs with some fine folk tinged psychedelic electric and acoustic rock music, make for a sought after obscurity. This is an album of folk tinged psychedelic rock, from a Northumberland, Pennsylvania band, although some dealers have previously listed them as Canadian. Not a particularly memorable album, but quite pleasant.

01. Hey Mister - 3.17
02. Universe - 5.31
03. Took It Away - 3.35
04. New Found Rain - 2.37
05. If Only You Could See Me Now - 3.22
06. The War Is Over - 2.53
07. Linda - 5.33
08. And You Know - 2.45
09. Sneaker Tounge - 0.32

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quinta-feira, 15 de julho de 2010

REPOST: Probe - Direction (1968 USA Psych Hard Rock Blues)

ALTÍSSIMA RARIDADE!!
HIGH RARITY!!
BANDA FORMADA EM ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS, LANÇOU ESTE ALBUM QUE HOJE É EXTREMAMENTE RARO E TEM COMO MARCA UM PSYCH HARD ROCK TINGIDO DE BLUES!! A FAIXA 2 E 7 SÃO VERSÕES DA BANDA THE STEVE MILLER BAND!! O SOM DOS CARAS É BEM DIFERENTE DO TRADICIONAL!! EU DIRIA QUE É UM HARD ROCK COM BASES FORTES NA PSICODELIA E NO BLUES!! VENENO RARÍSSIMO, FORA DO TRADICIONAL E BEM PIRADÉX!!

Late 60's US psych rock with acid guitars and flipped out organs. Very little information included, so many questions about this band. One of the rarest US rock albums, from 1969 Illinois, this is a fine collection of blues based heavy rock that includes an excellent version of Steve Millers "Living In The USA" along with some good original compositions...
01 - Direction - 6.18
02 - Living In The U.S.A - 4.16
03 - Two Roads In The Night - 5.43
04 - Buffalo - 3.13
05 - Saga - 6.40
06 - Carol - 4.28
07 - Rock Me - 6.27
08 - Sweet Dream - 2.30

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=17HIQ55Y

quarta-feira, 14 de julho de 2010

REQUEST: KALACAKRA - Crawling To Lhasa (1972 German Acid Folk Blues Psych Raga)

GARDEN OF DELIGHTS SPECIAL EDITION!!!AMIGOS ENVENENADOS, ESTE É O VENENO MAIS PODEROSO DO BLOG PRA TE TIRAR DO PLANETA POR MUITO TEMPO!!! NO MÍNIMO POR 53 MINUTOS DE DURAÇÃO DO DISCO!!! VIAJEM NESTE VENENO DE SOM ACIDO E TOTALMENTE CHAPANTE!! O SOM DOS CARAS ERA UM MISTO DE FOLK, BLUES, MANTRAS E PSICODELIA!!! VENENO MUITO MALUCO!!! POWER POISON!! TRIP MIX WITH FOLK, BLUES, MANTRAS AND PSYCHEDELIA!! CRAZY POISON!! EDIÇÃO COM TODAS AS CAPAS E UM LIVRO COM 16 PÁGINAS!!

** 320kbps and FULL COVERS with 16 BOOKLET PAGES **

A very odd band formed by the duo Claus Rauschenbach ("guitars, kongas, percussions, vocals, harmonica, slentem") and Heinz Martin ("electr. guitars, flute, piano, vibraphon, schalmi, cello, violin, synthesizer"). The band released only one album in its all career. The name KALACAKRA refers to one of the main Tantric deities of Vajrayâna Buddhism which means "wheel of time". Their sound can be called as "mantric" acid folk.

Thus the compositions have a heavily eastern influence (near to "raga" rock experiences) with a lot of flute, sitar and percussions. This meditative musical background provides a few musical interludes quite charming and dreamy. The general mood of the album is dominated by solid blues guitar sections accompanied by stoned, depressive vocals (in German) and many freak out, psychedelic rock sequences. The atmosphere of Kalacakra's musical universe is rather mysterious, sinister with a few humorous accents. Consequently it is an other acid trip from the early German underground, a good mixture of prog / psych and folk ingredients.
Heinz Martin - electric guitar, keyboards, flute, vibraphone
Shawm, cello, violin
Claus Rauschenbach - guitars, vocals, congas, percussion, harmonica

1. Naerby shiras (9:16)
2. Jaceline (6:15)
3. Raga No 11 (5:34)
4. September fullmoon (9:35)
5. Arapaho's circle dance (2:28)
6. Tante Olga (7:31)
Bonus tracks on cd release:
7. Vamos (6:48)
8. Deja vu (5:38)

terça-feira, 13 de julho de 2010

Kaleidoscope - Kaleidoscope (1968 Mexico Psych Acid Rock)

VENENO MEXICANO E PSICODÉLICO!!
ESTA É UMA DAS MELHORES BANDAS PSICODÉLICAS DOS ANOS 60 DA AMÉRICA LATINA E QUE NÃO DEIXA NADA A DESEJAR PARA NENHUMA BANDA DO ESTILO DE OUTROS PAÍSES!!
NA ÉPOCA FORAM EDITADAS APENAS 200 CÓPIAS DO ALBUM ORIGINAL E MAIS TRADE A GRAVADORA "LA CIRUELA ELECTRICA" REEDITOU EM CD COM UMA TIRAGEM LIMITADA DE 600 CÓPIAS!! A BANDA É LEGENDÁRIA, POIS GRAVOU APENAS ESSE ALBUM ONDE, ATREVIDAMENTE PARA PARÃMETROS DE BANDAS LATINO AMERICANAS, FORAM ALÉM DO HORIZONTE LIMITADO E CERTAMENTE REGADO A MUITA MESCALINA E PEIOTE, FIZERAM UM DISCO PSICODÉLICO, ÁCIDO, COM TOQUE PROGRESSIVOS, ORGAN FUZZ E UM CLIMA MEIO GARAGEIRO MUITO BEM ELABORADO!! VENENO MEXICANO ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADO!!

The Band...
No relation to bands of the same name from California or from England, this Kaleidoscope was Mexican, though like the other two bands, they also operated in the late 1960s. Their sole album was a typical piece of garage rock-psychedelia, heavy on thick vibrating organ, fuzz guitar, and surly vocals. The album sounds very much like a soundtrack to a circa-'67 psychsploitation flick, but with a better band than most such films enlisted, with some unpredictable wacky effects and lead vocals (only betraying faint foreign accents) affecting a nonchalant cockiness. It's been reported that just a couple hundred copies of the LP were pressed when it first came out, and though it was reissued on La Ciruela Electrica, that was a limited edition of only 600 copies.

The Mexican Kaleidoscope's sole, self-titled album is like many American '67-'68 psych-garage obscurities in its morose, frequently minor-keyed blend of ominous organ and fuzz guitars. Yet mucho eccentricity and spontaneity make it more interesting than many such relics. That organ really vibrates with a menace, sometimes like a distant cousin to the Doors, but with a more adolescent, untutored sensibility. Although the vocals (all in English) are often lovelorn laments, they drip with snarling attitude veering from don't-give-a-damn bluesiness to abject self-pity, mixing in a psychedelic sense of disorientation that sets the songs aside from the more conventional romantic lyrics of earlier mid-'60s garage bands. And some goofy psychedelic touches appear without warning, like the cheap outer space signals in "Colours"; the Harpo Marx-like horn interjections in the same tune; the atomic explosion that ends "Hang Out"; the out-of-nowhere distant, cornered-wolf yells of "A New Man"; the weird, slightly off-key plunks of "I Think It's All Right," which ring like a tapped wine glass; and the funk rock guitar of "I'm Crazy," which sounds halfway between a chicken-scratch and a drawer being opened and closed, giving way to a harem organ. Then there's the eight-minute "Once Upon a Time There Was a World," which sounds like an unwitting parody of suicidal teenage angst in its over-the-top sorrow for itself, yet backed with a creepy organ-fuzz arrangement of almost funereal grandeur. ~ Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide

1. Hang Out,
2. PS Come Back,
3. A Hole In My Life,
4. Let Me Try,
5. I Think It's All Right,
6. Colours,
7. Once Upon A Time There Was A World,
8. A New Man,
9. I'm Crazy,
10.I'm Here He's Gone She's Crying

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Saffran - Blue In Ashes (1975 German Prog Pop Rock Jazzy)

MAIS UM DA SÉRIE GARDEN OF DELIGHTS!! BANDA ALEMÃ TOTALMENTE OBSCURA QUE TINHA ENTRE SEUS INTEGRANTES O EX- GUITARRISTA DA OUT OF FOCUS!! ÚNICO ALBUM DOS CARAS TINHA A SONORIDADE PARAECIDA COM GENTLE GIANT!! UM ROCK SOFISTICADO, PROGRESSIVO JAZZY, AS VEZES SOANDO UM POUCO POP, TUDO EMBALADO POR SAX, GUITARRA, VOCAIS FORTES, TECLADOS, BAIXO, FLAUTA E BATERIA!! TEM ATÉ UMA VERSÃO PARA ELEANOR RIGBY DOS BEATLES!! TEM ALGUMAS FAIXAS QUE SOAM COMO UM EQUÍVOCO SONORO, COMO POR EXEMPLO A MUSICA "FLOATING" QUE SOA COM UM FUNKY POP DESCARTÁVEL, MAS NO GERAL O DISCO É APROVEITÁVEL!! EU CONSIDERO UMA DAS REEDIÇÕES MAIS FRACAS DO SELO GARDEN OF DELIGHTS QUE EU CONHEÇO ATÉ O MOMENTO, MAS QUE NEM POR ISSO DEVE SER DESCARTADO!! ACHO QUE VALE SER CONHECIDO!! CONFIRA E JULGUE VOCÊ MESMO!!

THIS IS A reprint weaker Delights SEAL OF GARDEN THAT I learned so far, BUT NOT SO SHOULD BE DISCARDED AND KNOWN! JUGUE AND CHECK YOURSELF!
Next up in the Garden of Delights series of why-on-Earth-did-they-release-this-weird-ass-album-but-we’re-glad-they-did is Saffran’s ‘Blue in Ashes’ (reference El Shalom, Join In, Prosper). The opening duo of musical doozies answer that question I know MANY of you have: What would a Krautrock version of Steely Dan sound like? Following this we get that old chestnut ‘Eleanor Rigby’. You haven’t LIVED until you’ve heard Saffran’s version. Imagine Otis from The Andy Griffith Show singing opera loaded on Paulaner. Things get really interesting when the funky clavinet starts out the track ‘Heavy Maggie’. Sure Embryo had Jimmy Jackson in the band, but Saffran had Herbie Hancock’s “Headhunters” on LP! Then comes track five, the 8 minute ‘Uzahrade Saffranu’, you’re still rolling on the carpet busting a gut, and it suddenly doesn’t seem so funny anymore. These guys are good – flashes of brilliance in fact. The Gentle Giant and Genesis influences come out, the band catches onto some serious progressions. Guitar, organ, bass and drums all in glorious unison. And the tripped out narration at the beginning is in English while at the end it’s in Czech (and sounding oddly like Sergius Golowin)! The 10 minute, flute/sax lead ‘For You’ follows and is the crowning progressive achievement on the album. Next is ‘Doris’, a pleasant, quiet number. And, oh no, back comes the mirror ball for ‘Floating’, another misjudgment in white boy funk (“You are my Mississippi Queen I’m sure you know what I mean…. You are the one for me baby. Please stay with me all my life….oooo-ooooo-ooooo” – ay-yi-yi). Best to have left that stuff for Wild Cherry and KC & the Sunshine Band. A quick read of the band’s history explains everything. “Blue in Ashes” was never released, having been rejected by the Brain label (there does exist a UK band by the name Saffron). So this is an anthology of their works from 1974 and 1975, first time ever released, which shows the gamut of the band’s work from novelty funk jazz to full bodied progressive rock. The exception are the last two tracks, ‘Die Jungen Dinger’ (sung in German) and ‘January’ (picked up a little Santana here) which were released in its day as a single. Both clear 6 minutes each, and are more representative of their progressive side. In conclusion, a mixed bag, but definitely more good than funny (none of it is bad really, depending on your sense of humor).

Binder, Hilmar - Drums
Hans Glinka - Keyboards
Wolfgang Göhringer - Guitar
Günther Hasinger - Bass and Flute
Rainer Wagner - Vocals, Sax and Guitar

01. Blue in ashes
02. On your funeral pile
03. Eleanor Rigby
04. Heavy Maggie
05. Uzahrade saffranu
06. For you
07. Doris
08. Floating
09. Die jungen Dinger

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segunda-feira, 12 de julho de 2010

Jackson Heights - Ragamuffins Fool (1972 UK Soft Folk Prog Rock with West Coast Influences)

TRATA-SE DO TERCEIRO ALBUM DA BANDA QUE ERA LIDERADA POR "LEE JACKSON", EX-INTEGRANTE DA BANDA THE NICE!! O DISCO TEM HARMONIAS VOCAIS MUITO INTERESSANTES E O DIRECIONAMENTO É PARA UM FOLK PROGRESSIVO COM PITADAS WEST COAST!! O DISCO TEM ALGUMAS BALADAS SOMBRIAS OUTRAS COM SONORIDADE MAIS SOFT ROCK, FOLK ROCK SUAVE E SEM NUNCA DESCAMBAR PARA O COUNTRY!! UM DISCO MUITO INTERESSANTE COM UMA AUDIÇÃO BEM TRANQUILA E PRAZEROSA!! BOM VENENO DE VIAGEM SERENA E SEM "NÓIA"!!

Digitally remastered two-fer from this Folk Prog Rock with West Coast influences outfit formed by Lee Jackson, formerly of The Nice!!

Brian Chatton / keyboards, vocals
Michael Giles / brums
John McBurnie / guitar, keyboards, vocals
Lee Jackson / bass, guitar, vocals

01. Maureen
02. Oh You Beauty
03. As She Starts
04. BeBop
05. Catch A Thief
06. Ragamuffin's Fool
07. Chorale (Five Bridges Suite)
08. Chips And Chicken
09. Poor Peter
10. Bellyfull Of Water

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=Q3U5PZSF

sábado, 10 de julho de 2010

Fantasy - Paint a Picture (1973 UK Prog Rock Psych Folk)

EXCELENTE VENENO QUE CONTÉM UMA SONORIDADE INCRÍVEL, MUITO LEGAL MESMO!! ROCK PROGRESSIVO PSYCH COM FORTES PITADAS FOLK DE PRIMEIRA LINHA SEMELHANTE A BANDAS COMO CRESSIDA, SPRING E GRACIOUS!! VIOLÕES, GUITARRAS, ORGAN, MELLOTRON, BAIXO E BATERIA TODOS NUMA COMBINAÇÃO HARMONIOSA, COM LEVEZA E EVENTUAIS VARIAÇÕES!! UM BELÍSSIMO DISCO QUE RECOMENDO A TODOS OS AMANTES DO GÊNERO!!

Paint a Picture" was the debut album release by England's FANTASY and represents a lovely early work of art. This 5 piece English band play a highly symphonic styled melodic progressive rock with some lovely deep mellotron and keyboards. FANTASYy were known as a song based band and this album showcases their lyrical approach to symphonic music. Instrumentally these guys were amazing with some lovely bass, guitar and drum interplay all put to the expressive and flowing vocals. Their sound is full and rich with lots of great instrumentation. Recommended!
- Paul Lawrence / 12 string guitar, vocals
- David Read / bass, vocals
- David Metcalfe / keyboards, vocals
- Peter James / lead guitar, vocals
- Jon Webster / percussion, vocals

01. Paint A Picture (5:24)
02. Circus (6:18)
03. The Award (4:52)
04. Politely Insane (3:27)
05. Widow (2:12)
06. Icy River (5:53)
07. Thank Christ (4:06)
08. Young Man's Fortune (3:41)
09. Gnome Song (4:19)
10. Silent Mine (4:39)

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=MK07YVTK

Freight Train - Just the Beginning (1971 US Blues Rock)

ALBUM RARO DESSA ÓTIMA BANDA DE BLUES AMERICANA QUE MAIS TARDE MUDARIA O NOME PARA "THE REDS"!! OS CARAS FAZIAM UM BLUES BEM LEGAL AO ESTILO DE FLEETWOOD MAC E CHICKEN SHACK!! NÃO SE TEM PRATICAMENTE NADA DE INFORMAÇÕES SOBRE A BANDA, MAS CERTAMENTE É VENENO BLUES BEM RECOMENDADO!!

RARE ALBUM OF THIS GREAT AMERICAN BAND OF BLUE WHICH LATER CHANGED ITS NAME TO "THE REDS"! THA GUYS DID A VERY COOL BLUES THE STYLE OF FLEETWOOD MAC AND CHICKEN SHACK! RECOMMENDED!

01 - Everything's Gonna Be Alright
02 - Papa Ain't Salty
03 - So Many Roads
04 - Unseen Eye
05 - Built For Comfort
06 - Same Old Blues
07 - I Loved Another Woman
08 - Baby What You Want Me
09 - Rollin' Man

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sexta-feira, 9 de julho de 2010

ASH RA TEMPEL & TIMOTHY LEARY - Seven Up (1972 German Psych Acid Rock)

VENENO ALTAMENTE MALUCO!!
ALBUM QUE COMPROVA CABALMENTE QUE PRA VIAJAR NO COSMOS NÃO PRECISA GASOLINA, APENAS DE UM BOM VENENO!!
O GURU DO LSD "TIMOTHY LEARY" E A BANDA ALEMÃ "ASH RA TEMPEL SE JUNTARAM PRA FAZER ESSE PATAÇO PSICODÉLICO E ACIDO QUE, CONFORME DECLARAÇÃO DE UM DOS INTEGRANTES DA BANDA, "SÓ FAZ SENTIDO PRA QUEM TOMAR UM TABLETE DE ÁCIDO E ESPERAR PELO EFEITO ENQUANTO ROLA ESSA VIAGEM SONORA!!" QUE DECLARAÇÃO HEIN!! JÁ DÁ UMA IDÉIA DO DISCO QUE FOI PRODUZIDO EM APENAS TRÊS DIAS ABAIXO DE MUITO ACIDO!! ABAIXO TEM UMAS RESENHAS SOBRE O ALBUM QUE VALE A PENA LER PRA ENTENDER O DISCO E A VIAGEM QUE SE INICIA AO DAR O PLAY!!


"...Harmut Enke, um dos líderes da banda, foi ao encontro do guru e lá resolveram assinar um contrato para mais um impensáveil e lendário disco. Começa a surgir ali uma das obras mais cultuadas e monolíticas do Krautrock. Leary não poderia ir ao encontro dos rapazes então os Ash Ra Tempel pegaram o trem e foram para uma casa nos Alpes e onde trabalhariam em Seven Up. "Seven Up". O Dr Timothy Leary havia estuando a mente humana atraves de um modelo de oito circuitos. Estudo desenvolvido onde a mente é divida em quatro hemisférios em estágios de evolução alcançado mais rapidamente com experiências lisergicas experimentais. A proposta de Leary era basear o disco nesse estudo "Oito Circuitos da Coinsciencia". E em três dias mergulhados em profundas e inconcebives sessões ácidas de guitarras cósmicamente punks se debatendo em bluezeras vertiginosas e delírios declamatórios com berros vomitadores e estágios de pertubação em queda livre. Assim Seven Up apresenta na primeira parte do vinil os 4 circurtos. Depois mergulha nossas mentes em circuitos subaquaticos, expirais de transe em mantras cavernosos alcançando o lado futurísco dos circuitos que ainda nem alcançamos. Seven Up sobrevoa nossas camadas com sombrios e imateriais sintetizadores e viaja pelo espaço, para um lugar desconhecido que ainda não chegamos no estágio de adentrar. Peça rara e de grande valor histórico, poucos bandas fora as próprias bandas de Krautrock ousaram chegar longe assim."

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O Ash Ra Tempel nada mais era do que um bando de freaks alemães que formaram a banda na Berlim de 1970. Eles tinham o maior equipamento da cidade, já que em 1967, Harmut Enke, um moleque de 14 anos, se mandou para Londres com uma grana e lá comprou quatro caixas enormes que pertenciam ao Pink Floyd. "Arrastou" tudo de trem e balsa para casa e chamou um amigo chamado Klaus Schulze (que estava abandonando o Tangerine Dream) para conferir seu novo equipamento. Schulze fica impressionado e monta ao lado de Enke e Manuel Göttsching o Ash Ra Tempel.

Schulze não ficou muito e partiu para uma carreira solo experimental, eletrônica/ambiente. Isso não impediu que o Ash Ra Tempel continuasse criando épicos espaciais em sua insanidade, tornando-se rapidamente um dos pilares do Krautrock. A banda já havia lançado dois álbuns e para o terceiro estavam a caça de Allen Ginsberg, ídolo absoluto dos caras, que sonhavam com uma participação do poeta beat norte-americano em seu novo registro. Não localizaram Ginsberg mas ficaram sabendo que Leary havia fugido de uma prisão nos EUA e que está passando uma temporada na Suíça. Enke foi então ao encontro do guru psicodélico, que adorou a idéia, já que estava de saco cheio das bandas tradicionais inglesas como o Pink Floyd.

Leary andava nessa época muito envolvido com um escritor inglês chamado Brian Barritt e ambos estavam loucos para criar uma interpretação musical para o "mapa da mente", os sete níveis de consciência em que a mente humana é dividida. O lado A do vinil seria batizado de "Space" correspondia aos quatro níveis iniciais. O lado B é o "Time" e seria composto de instrumentais representando os três níveis superiores. Cada música corresponderia a um dos níveis. O pessoal do Ash Ra Tempel se impressionou muito com as idéias de Leary e Barritt e logo assinaram um contrato com ambos em um café chamado Juker Café, em Berne, onde Leary sentou na mesma cadeira que tinha pertencido a Albert Einstein. Leary não poderia se mover até Berlim, pois corria o risco dele ser capturado pela polícia alemã. O pessoal do Ash Ra Tempel veio para a Suíça e se instalou por uma semana em uma grande casa nos Alpes. Amigos, visitantes e até alguns músicos amadores participaram também das sessões do novo álbum. Tudo ia muito bem até que o filho de Leary carregou uma garrafa do refrigerante Seven Up com potentes ácidos cristalizados e foi oferecendo para a galera. Daí surgiu o nome do disco - "Seven Up".

Em três dias a turma produziu intensamente uma das maiores viagens sonoras. Trabalhavam letras, escreviam todas as idéias em pedaços de papel e Leary ia para o microfone espontaneamente. Todos esperavam que ele iria apenas recitar algo, discursar algumas idéias, mas a viagem era tanta que Leary começou a cantar, para o espanto do pessoal. O álbum foi mixado pelo experiente produtor alemão Dieter Dierks que aproveitou para incluir algumas 'camas' de sintetizadores juntando as faixas, deixando o álbum todo como uma longa peça musical única, apesar de conter os sete temas do 'mapa da mente'.

Apesar do alto valor histórico, "Seven Up", pode ser uma surpresa desagradável para algum desavisado que ouvir o álbum sem saber de sua atraente história. Passagens serenas e ambientes se misturam com o punk mais visceral de dois acordes! O pessoal envolvido guarda boas lembranças das gravações, porém afirma que não costuma pinçar o álbum e jogá-lo no prato da vitrola nos dias atuais. Barritt chegou a declarar que "Seven Up" só faz sentido para quem tomar um tablete de ácido e esperar pelos efeitos da droga enquanto rola os 45 minutos de viagem sonora.

Ouvir "Seven Up" em estados alterados da mente soa como se fosse a experiência de se olhar um mapa antes de uma viagem de carro para saber onde se guiar sem se perder... Hoje em dia, que banda tem ambição e arrogância suficiente para lançar algo semelhante?

Seven Up, Ash Ra Tempel's third album is often very misunderstood by fans of their music. It's a real odd one to say the least, and if you're familiar with such albums as their 1971 debut, Join Inn (1973), or Inventions For Electric Guitar (1975, actually a Manuel Göttsching solo album) this one is quite a shock indeed. By this point, trying to figure out who was in the group has became pretty pointless. Guitarist Manuel Göttsching and bassist Hartmut Enke are still here, with tons of different vocalists, and ex-Tangerine Dream organist Steve Schroyder (he played on Alpha Centauri and guested on Zeit).

The album starts off with "Space". It's a suite divided in to four movements. It starts off with "Downtown", which doesn't sound too encouraging. It sounds like downright generic blues sung by a female vocalist, but never let that deceive you. You quickly face some truly mind blowing spacy electronic effects and noise that never lets up! It's pretty much the same throughout, although three more blues songs will follow, but as always, the blues songs never last because it sounds like the band was just so stoned at the time, they'd rather blow people's mind. I can sense quite a bit of irony in the way the band played those blues numbers.

Thanks to the presence of Timothy Leary (who was in exile in neighboring Switzerland), it's no surprise that this music is the effects of an LSD trip. The second half of the album is taken up by a three movement suite called "Time". Here's where detractors of the album finds its redeeming qualities, as this is very much like like Alpha Centauri-era Tangerine Dream. The last movement of "Time" is "She" which is basically a re-recording of "Suche & Liebe" off Ash Ra Tempel's 1972 album Schwingungen. This is a wonderful, and underrated album, which if you approach with an open-mind you'll probably enjoy it.

- Timothy Leary, Brian Barritt, Liz Elliot, Bettina Hohls, Portia Nkomo, Michael Duwe: voices
- Manuel Göttsching: guitar, electronics
- Hartmut Enke: bass, guitar, electronics
- Steve Schroyder: organ, electronics
- Dietmar Burmeister: drums
- Tommy Engel: drums
- Klaus D. Müller: tambourine
- Dieter Dierks: synthesizer

1. Space (15:55)
- a. Downtown
- b. Power Drive
- c. Right Hand Lover
- d. Velvet Genes

2. Time* (21:37)
- a. Timeship
- b. Neuron
- c. She

Total Time: 37:32

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quinta-feira, 1 de julho de 2010

Dragon - Dragon (1976 Belgian Hard Prog Psych)

RARÍSSIMO ALBUM DESSA OBSCURA E MAIS INTERESSANTE BANDA BELGA QUE JÁ OUVI!! FAZIAM UM SOM QUE CAI MAIS NA CATEGORIA DE UM HARD PROGRESSIVO COM PITADAS PSICODÉLICAS, MAS ACHO QUE DEVE AGRADAR MAIS AOS AMANTES DO PROG PSYCH !! A BANDA APRESENTA UMA GRANDE RIQUEZA E DIVERSIDADE INSTRUMENTAL COM O USO DE MELLOTRON, GUITARRA, TROMPETE, TROMBONE SAXOFONE, TECLADOS, FLAUTA, ETC...!! VENENO BELGA RECOMENDADO!!
Dragon are much more consistent and interesting than the most expensive Belgian rarity Waterloo, but they fall into the category of psychedelic rock with progressive leanings and an overall crude sound. This works to their benefit actually, and all members of the group show an ability to contribute something unusual and interesting to the 6 tracks on the LP. Late 60s pop influences come in on "Gone In The Wind" and "Leave Me With Tears" whereas "Lucifer" and "Crystal Ball" are more ominous sounding with some fractured sounding instrumental and vocal parts. The sound Dragon come up with is rich in fuzz guitar, atmospheric keyboards, and driving rhythms. Their psychedelic heavy progressive sound draws from US bands and early Pink Floyd (particularly Saucerful Of Secrets). This is a really good album, and much more satisfying than good but not great records like Holland's Group 1850 and England's Arzachel who they share similarities with. Definitely Dragon are the most interesting Belgian group I've heard, and as you can tell from their names they come from near the French-Belgian border. They are creative, interesting, and a little bit off-beat. I particularly like the swirling organ sound and the vocals have a druggy acid drenched vibe to them that makes for an all round very good listening experience. The one thing you have to ignore here are the hysterically bad lyrics to much of the songs which sound like somebody in the group's idea of a clandestine-to-the-listener joke. Dragon overall are a band who offer much to the progressive and the psychedelic listener. The quantity that were around years ago have vanished, so the record should be bought when you see a copy. You will be much more rewarded with this than with the afformentioned Waterloo or the horrendous Machiavel. Definitely an intriguing and talented band.

Bernard Callaert - guitar, backing vocals
Christian Duponcheel - keyboards, synthesizers, Mellotron, strings
Jean-Pierre Houx - bass, piano, synthesizers, trombone, backing vocals
Georges Venaise - drums, vibes, flutes
Jean Venaise - lead vocals, lead guitar, strings

1. Introduction (Insects)
2. Lucifer
3. Leave Me With Tears
4. Gone in the Wind
5. In the Blue
6. Crystal Ball

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