sábado, 7 de maio de 2011

Landslide - Two Sided Fantasy (1972 US Hard Rock Acid Bluesy)


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It's interesting to note that in the early and mid-1970s Capitol Records had some fantastic acts signed to recording contracts.  Unfortunately, the label's focus was on boogie bands such as Grand Funk Railroad, relegating even more deserving outfits like Food and Long Island's Landslide to instant oblivion. In terms of bibliographical information, there doesn't seem to be a great deal of stuff readily available on this New York quartet.  What little I've found comes from the liner notes on their LP. The line up consisted of drummer Tommy Caglioti, Joseph Caglioti, singer Ed Cass, bassist  Bobby Sallustio and lead guitarist Billy Savoca.  Prior to forming Landslide, Joseph and Tommy Caglioti  and Sallusito had played in the blues band Trax.  Following it's break up, Sallustio dropped out of music to attend college, but within a short period, decided to form a new band with his former partners.  The three promptly recruited vocalist Cass and guitarist Savoca (who had been playing in the band Gullotos).  The five piece began playing local clubs as Hot Waks before metamorphosing into Landslide.

Released in 1972, their sole album "Two Sided Fantasy" was apparently a self-produced effort (credited to Proud Productions, Inc.).  With four of the five members contributing material the album offered up an enjoyable mix of blues-rock ('Everybody Knows (Slippin')'), Manassas-styled Latin-flavored rock ('Doin' What I Want') and conventional hard rock ('Happy').  Exemplified by tracks such as the leadoff rocker 'Doin' What I Want' ' the album offered up strong melodies, taunt vocals and Savoca's always tasty guitar.  While the entire album is good, highlights include 'Dream Traveler' (be sure to check out Savoca's lead guitar) and the closer 'Happy'.

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Thought to have been a New York bunch, they don't appear to have released any 45s for Capitol, but their album is an undiscovered gem. Kicking off with ‘Do What I Want’ which featured slick rhythms and fine guitar, a high standard is set and equalled by ‘Creepy Feeling’ and the Johnny Winter-influenced ‘Everybody Knowns (Slippin)’, with its gruff vocals and fine guitar interplay. ‘Dream Novel’ rounds off side one with some simply exquisite guitar work. Perhaps the album's finest moment is ‘Happy’, the closing track, which builds into an amazing climax. Recommended. (Fuzz, Acid & Flowers)


- Tommy Caglioti -- drums, percussion, sitar (1972)
- Joseph Caglioti --  (1972)
- Ed Cass -- vocals, drums, percussion (1972)
- Bobby Sallustio -- bass (1972)
- Billy Savoca -- lead guitar, backing vocals (1972) 

1. DOIN’ WHAT I WANT
(B. Savoca-E. Cass) 5:08
2. CREEPY FEELIN’
(B. Savoca) 4:01
3. EVERYBODY KNOWS (Slippin’)
(T. Caglioti-B. Savoca) 7:18
http://youtu.be/qk0001Zrt3A
4. DREAM TRAVELER
(E. Cass-J. Caglioti) 4:37
1. SUSAN
(B. Savoca-E. Cass) 5:54
2. SAD AND LONELY
(J. Caglioti-E. Cass) 3:01
3. LITTLE BIRD
(B. Savoca-E. Cass) 4:58
4. HAPPY
(B. Savoca-E. Cass) 5:51

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