quarta-feira, 17 de agosto de 2011

Star Spangled Banger - Same (1973 Australian Psych Hard Prog Rock)



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"Star Spangled Banger was a short-lived studioproject that resulted in a sole, self-titled album and single on theMelbourne Havoc Records label in 1973. With Havoc closing soon afterits release, the album was quickly deleted and, over the years, hasgrown in stature, becoming one of the rarest Australian records ever.We are happy to rectify this problem with our deluxe CD reissue of thishugely enjoyable mix of English-flavored progressive rock (Family,Cressida), reflective piano ballads, with a hint of Bonzo Dog DooDahBand like lunacy. Principal songwriter John Brownrigg (vocals, guitar),Ron Walters (vocals, piano, organ) and drummer Paul Doo formed StarSpangled Banger in 1972 from the ashes of their former band, The Sect.Brownrigg originally hailed from Liverpool and had played in severalbands during the Merseybeat boom of the early '60s -- as his own brickon the Cavern Club wall of fame attests. Signed to Havoc in late 1972,the band were put into the studio with engineer/producer (and soon tobe Aztec) Gil Matthews. Armed with a stack of sound effects records,the album was recorded at odd hours (in between Matthew's day job atHavoc and his night-time one as new drummer for the Aztecs) andresulted in an eclectic mix of progressive rock, protest songs andballads -- with a healthy dose of humor (witness: 'Fancy Underpants!').Added to this mix are: explosions, backwards tapes, crazy keyboards,nuclear explosions, crashing aeroplanes and fuzzed-out psych guitar.The title track, released as a single, is a long lost progressiveclassic and we have added a previously-unreleased edit of it as a bonustrack. 


- John Brownrigg: vocals, guitar
- Ron Walters: vocals, piano, organ
- Paul Doo: drums

01. Fear Of The Night – 3:52
02. Question Of The Country – 4:15
03. Run – 2:26
04. Fancy Underpants – 1:03
05. Suite 3 – 5:26
06. Protestor Man – 1:53
07. Sailing – 3:10
08. Country Son – 1:54
09. Pull Together – 3:01
10. One Out, Two In – 3:43
11. Continental – 4:51
12. Don’t You – 3:32
13. Thanks To You – 3:40
14. Star Spangled Banger – 5:05
15. Star Spangled Banger (Bonus) – 4:20

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