domingo, 6 de novembro de 2011

WHITE LIGHTNING - Strikes Twice (1968-69 US Heavy Psych Acid Rock)



VENENASSO!! BEAUTIFUL POISON!!
WHITE LIGHTNING ERA UM HARD TRIO AMERICANO E ERA A BANDA DE "ZIPPY CAPLAN", EX-INTEGRANTE DA ÓTIMA BANDA ACIDA DOS ANOS SESSENTE CHAMADA "THE LITTER"!! A BANDA É BEM MENOS GARAGEIRA E BEM MAIS HARD ROCK ACID PSYCH!! UMA CURIOSIDADE É QUE O NOME DA BANDA, WHITE LIGHTNING, QUE NUMA TRADUÇÃO LITERAL SERIA RELÂMPAGO BRANCO, NA ÉPOCA ERA NA VERDADE UMA GÍRIA USADA PRA DENOMINAR O LSD!! OU SEJA, OS MALUCOS DA ÉPOCA CHAMAVAM O LSD DE WHITE LIGHTNING, OU RELÃMPAGO BRANCO!! MAIS TARDE A BANDA ENCURTOU O NOME PRA SOMENTE LIGHTNING E CONTINUARAM NO ESTILO HARD ROCK ACIDO E GRAVARAM UM BELO DISCO COM ESSE NOVO NOME QUE TAMBÉM É UMA OBRA, SÓ FALTANDO AÍ A MAGIA DE UM POWER TRIO, POIS ACRESCENTARAM MAIS DOIS COMPONENTES!! A BANDA RELÂMPAGO BRANCO, OU MELHOR, WHITE LIGHTNING, É UM VENENO ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADO!!


Hard fuzz trio featuring the blazing leads of Zippy Caplan (ex-Litter). The band was less garagy and more pounding hardrock than the Litter. "Under the Screaming Double Eagle" collects studio tracks from 1969. White Lightning was a slang term for LSD at the time (and bootleg whiskey prior to that). The group added two new members and shortened their name to Lightning. They continued in the hardrock mode but now with dual leads. "Lightning" is another excellent effort, just missing the certain magic they possessed as a power trio. "White Lightning" was formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1968 by ex-"Litter" guitarist "Zippy" Caplan and bassist Woody Woodrich.  The two musicians had been jamming together for close to a year before they decided to become a group. The name "White Lightning" was picked by "Zip" Caplan and Woody Woodrich during their drive back from the "Litter's" filming of "Medium Cool" because it was another name for acid.


VIDEO IN YOUTUBE
http://youtu.be/lOimXpzLrOo

Ronn Roberts (vocals, guitar)
Tom "Zippy" Caplan (guitar)
Woody Woodrich (bass)
Mickey Stanhope (vocals, drums)

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