sábado, 30 de abril de 2011

REPOST: Luv Machine - Luv Machine (1971 New Zeland Hard Rock Psych)


BANDA MUITO LEGAL DA NOVA ZELANDIA, UM VERDADEIRO TESOURO PERDIDO DO HARD ROCK PSYCH!! VEJAM BEM IRMÃOS: QUANDO FOI LANÇADO EM 1971 ESTE ÁLBUM FOI BOICOTADO PELAS RÁDIOS DE SUA TERRA NATAL E DA AUSTRALIA PORQUE, ESSA CAPA ACIMA, FOI CONSIDERADA PORNOGRÁFICA!!! SE ESTA ÉPOCA A DIVERSIDADE MUSICAL ERA FARTA, FARTA TAMBÉM ERA O PRECONCEITO E A CENSURA!!! DEVIDO A ESTE FATO, O ÁLBUM VENDEU POUCO E POR ISSO MESMO SE TORNOU UMA VERDADEIRA RARIDADE!! COM ESTA POSTAGEM VAMOS REPARAR UMA INJUSTIÇA HISTÓRICA COM UMA BANDA DE  BOA QUALIDADE!!! A FAIXA 4 É UMA OBRA E MINHA PREFERIDA!! 

Band from NEW ZEALAND was released in 1971 and is so far one of the most expensive records on the collectors market. Most of the real collectors have never seen an original copy! By the way the band was banned from radio stations in Australia an New Zealand because the albums front cover was judged pornographic. Their music are really great-compact rock songs and if you need a band to compare with take KILLING FLOOR. Musically it's driving heavy progressive rock typical of New Zealand and Australia (like Human Instinct but a bit harder) In places the band have a Hendrix vibe whilst at other times UK early '70's bands such as Human Beast come to mind.


Michael Bishop (guitar, vocals)
Bob Bowman (guitar, vocals)
Errol Bradshaw (drums, vocals)
John Jeavons (bass, vocals)

01.Witches Wand (2:45)
02.You’re Surprised (2:41)
03.It’s Amazing (3:21)
04.Happy Children (3:07)
05.Everything (3:16)
06.Maybe Tomorrow (4:19)
07.Reminiscing (2:52)
08.Change Your Mind (2:57)
09.Corrupt One (3:47)
10.Lost (3:06)
11.My Life Is Filled With Changes (3:05)
12.Portrait of Disgust (4:53)

sexta-feira, 29 de abril de 2011

Jackson Heights - King Progress (1970 UK Progressive Folk Psych)


BANDA FORMADA POR LEE JACKSON, EX-BAIXISTA E VOCALISTA DA BANDA "THE NICE"!! AQUI JACKSON CANTA E TOCA VIOLÃO!! TAMBÉM FEZ PARTE DA BANDA O PERCUSIONISTA E BATERISTA MIKE GILES QUE ANTERIORMENTE HAVIA PARTICIPADO DE BOAS BANDAS COM A "GILES, GILES & FRIP" E "KING CRIMSON"!! JÁ TEM UMA POSTAGEM DA BANDA AQUI NO BLOG DO DISCO DELES GRAVADO EM 1972 CHAMADO "RAGAMUFFINS FOOLS" QUE É BEM LEGAL E RECOMENDADO TAMBÉM!! A ULTIMA FAIXA DE KING PROGRESS É UMA VERSÃO DE UMA MUSICA GRAVADA NO PRIMEIRO DISCO DO "THE NICE"!! O ALBUM É MUITO BEM CONSTRUÍDO COM UMA SONORIDADE PROGRESSIVA, COM TOQUES FOLKS E PSICODÉLICOS!! VENENO RECOMENDADO!!

Formed by former Nice bassist and vocalist Lee Jackson when The Nice split in 1969. The name was taken from a district of New York. 

The Story - When Keith Emerson disbanded The Nice, Lee Jackson decided to hang up his bass guitar and go back to 'simpler' music. With this in mind he gathered together some musicians he had known for a number of years: Charlie Harcourt, Tommy Sloane and Mario Tapia. The result being the first Jackson Heights album King Progress, on which Jackson sang and played acoustic guitar. The standout tracks are 'Mr Screw' and a reworking of the old Nice song 'The Cry of Eugene'. It did not sell in any great numbers. The band started to drift apart and Jackson's next recruitment began.

Joining him were John McBurnie and Brian Chatton, both multi-instrumentalists. He did not, however, recruit a drummer. The band was now a trio with Jackson playing bass, sounds familiar! McBurnie took over the majority of the writing with all three sharing the vocals and a second Album The Fifth Avenue Bus, was recorded with Mike Giles on drums. At this stage the band was touring as a trio, without a drummer. There are no outstanding tracks on the album and once again there was a lack of commercial success. Undaunted, writing and recording of the next album, with Brian Chatton now contributing to the song writing, began. The resulting album Ragamuffins Fool, was easily their best so far. There was almost a hit single with 'Maureen' and the overall sound was of a band confident in what they were doing. 

Again most of the drumming was done by Mike Giles. They toured, again without a drummer, and recorded their only Radio One Session in support of the album. It what was becoming inevitable it did not sell. By now Lee Jackson was getting a bit downhearted and poorer, he was using his own money to keep the band solvent. The master plan was the dreaded 'Concept Album'. The theme was to be about the lives of the 'ladies' who worked in Burlesque theatre. It didn't quite work out that way but, armed with two drummers, Mike Giles and Ian Wallace, and a 20 piece orchestra they went into the studio and recorded Bump 'n' Grind. The publicity machine went into overdrive and the actual record was presented in a deluxe laminated sleeve. Even the record company wanted this one to be big! Guess what? that's right - it bombed. A major problem in touring with the album was reproducing the orchestral sound. Jackson approached Patrick Moraz, Swiss keyboard wizard with a view to him touring with the band. He declined but suggested Jackson might consider forming a band with him. Moraz had the record deal and other finances in place. In view of his own 'money problems' Jackson agreed and with Moraz and ex Nice drummer Brian 'Blinkey' Davison formed Refugee. Jackson Heights ceased to exist, leaving a legacy of four underated albums.

BRIAN CHATTON - keyboards, vocals
CHARLIE HARCOURT - electric & acoustic guitars, keyboards,vocals
LEE JACKSON - bass and acoustic 6 & 12 string guitars, percussion, harp, vocals
JOHN McBURNIE - acoustic 6 &12 string guitars, melletron, percussion, vocals
TOMMY SLOANE - drums & percussion
MARIO TAPIA - bass & spanish guitars, vocals
MIKE GILES - drums, percussion

01. Mr. Screw - 3:18
02. Since I Last Saw You – 7:01
03. Sunshine Freak – 4:48
04. King Progress – 3:28
05. Doubting Thomas – 4:14
06. Insomnia – 5:00
07. Cry of Eugene – 7:54

quarta-feira, 27 de abril de 2011

Wildfire - Smokin (1970 US Hard Rock Psych West Coast)


VENENO RARO DESSE BOM POWER TRIO TEXANO!! O DISCO É UMA REEDIÇÃO OFICIAL A PARTIR DAS "MASTER TAPES" E GRAVADO NO TEXAS, NO ESTUDIO SONOBEAT, O MESMO EM QUE A BANDA MARIANI GRAVOU SEU ALBUM!! A SONORIDADE É UM HARD ROCK PSICODÉLICO COM UM CLIMA WEST COAST!!

"O proprietário da Sonobeat, Bill Josey, que produziu e projetou este álbum demo diz que, como todos os demos da Sonobeat, ele foi lançado em um revestimento branco, liso e com números escritos à mão em etiquetas brancas. Além das poucas cópias entregues em Austin, a demo foi vendida no Sound Spectrum, uma loja de discos no sul da Califórnia que na ocasião era propriedade de Jimmy Otto. Wildfire deu apenas 100 álbuns para a loja, e eles se esgotaram em dois dias. A loja pedia mais, e som Spectrum recebeu um adicional de 100 álbuns. Eles foram vendidos em questão de horas, estabelecendo um recorde de todos os tempos na loja."
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Fuzz Acid & Flowers:

From the opening echoed growl of the guitar intro to Stars In The Sky through the ten minute plus jam in Quicksand at the end of side two, this record sits toward the top of the pile of lost-in-time U.S. West Coast psychedelic hard rock privately pressed albums.
It was originally issued in a plain sleeve with a sticker on the front. Only four or five copies of the original issue, which was made for demo purposes, are known to exist. Thankfully a good quality reissue is now available so all fans of the genre can check it out. A legit CD reissue from Gear Fab is also being put together... Recommended!
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The 1970 Demo Album:

When Wildfire determined it was time to cut a demo album, they began in California at the Beach Boys’ studio, putting down the bass and guitar tracks.  Wildfire guitarist Randy Love is Beach Boy Mike Love’s cousin.  A Texas promoter convinced the band that Texas was the place they wanted to be and the place they wanted to record, and the boys returned to Austin, eventually ending up at Sonobeat’s Western Hills Drive studio toward the end of the year.  There they cut a demo of original music, 8 power-packed songs of timeless rock and roll.  Sonobeat owner Bill Josey, Sr. produced and engineered this demo album which, like all of Sonobeat’s classic demos, was released in a plain white jacket with hand-written numbers on white stickers.

In addition to the few copies given out in Austin, the demo was sold at Sound Spectrum, a record store in Southern California owned by Jimmy Otto at the time.  Wildfire gave only 100 albums to the store, and they were sold out in 2 days.  The store begged fore more, and Sound Spectrum was given an additional 100 albums.  They were sold out in a matter of hours, setting an all-time record albums at the store, per Jimmy Otto. The authorized demo album has a white cover with an adhesive label.  The label on the vinyl reads “Primo” and was drawn by Randy Love.  Autumn Leaves and BMI were on the label. 

"Randy Love" (guitar and vocals)
"Danny Jamison" (bass guitar and lead vocals)
"Donny Martin" (drums)

01 - Stars in The Sky 5:45
02 - Down to Earth 4:34
03 - Time Will Tell 3:11
04 - Don?t Look For Me 6:28
        http://youtu.be/mADiQADwxnk
05 - Free 2:59
06 - What Have I Got Now 3:22
07 - Let It Happen 3:07
08 - Quicksand 10:59


http://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/1NR0PQG5/Wildfire_-_VenenosdoRock.rar_links

http://www.mediafire.com/?xonl4h1m0x6qkbv

terça-feira, 26 de abril de 2011

Ross - Ross (1973 UK Hard Soft Rock)


POSTAGEM ATENDENDO A PEDIDO DE MEU AMIGO "THEO FREIRE" QUE NÃO ACHAVA ESSE DISCO EM LUGAR ALGUM ,PORTANTO, É ALTA RARIDADE ESSE LP!! O GUITARRISTA ALAN ROSS TOCOU EM DOIS ALBUNS DE "JOHN ENTWISTLE'S" NO INÍCIO DOS ANOS 70 E PARTICIPOU DA TURNÊ DELE NESSE PERÍODO!! EM 1973 ROSS TOCOU NO ALBUM DE TIM HARDIN!! JÁ O TECLADISTA "BOB JACKSON" TINHA FORMADO SEU PRIMEIRO GRUPO DE ROCK EM 1969 CHAMADO "INDIAN SUMMER"", UMA ÓTIMA BANDA QUE TÁ POSTADA AQUI NO BLOG!! EM 1973 ROSS E JACKSON FORMARAM A BANDA ROSS E GRAVARAM DOIS ALBUNS!! DEPOIS DISSO "BOB JACKSON" SE JUNTOU COM A BANDA "BADFINGER"!! A SONORIDADE DA BANDA ROSS ERA UM HARD ROCK COM UMA BATIDA UM POUCO MAIS SOFT E POR CERTAS VEZES COM LEVES PITADAS DO POP!!

Bob Jackson (born 1949, Coventry, England), is a keyboardist/guitarist whose career has been interwoven with various rock and pop bands since the early 1970s. Jackson formed his first professional rock group in 1969, called "Indian Summer". The group released the album Indian Summer in 1971, and then disbanded the following year. John Entwistle of the Who wanted to tour in 1972 with his own band. He therefore formed a new band "Rigor Mortis" in 1972 Bob Jackson was the keyboard player of this group and Alan Ross was the guitarist. Both played on their debut tour. Once the "Rigor Mortis" tour had ended Bob Jackson and fellow bandmate Alan Ross decided to put together their own group in 1973, calling themselves "Ross" and recorded two albums on RSO Records; "Ross" in 1973 and "The Pit and the Pendulum" 1974. This hard rock group failed to capture an audience and disbanded after the release of its second album. Jackson joined Badfinger and several other groups. 

Musicians:Alan Ross: guitar, vocals
Bob Jackson: keyboards, vocals
Steve Emery: bass, vocals
Tony Fernandez: drums, percussion
Rueben White: percussion

01. Alright By Me
02. You're Looking Down A Road
03. Wherever You Go
04. Caroline
05. Changes
06. Help Me Understand
07. Blackbird
08. I Need Your Love
09. Buxton
10. Leave It All Behind You

segunda-feira, 25 de abril de 2011

Edge - Edge (1970 US Hard Prog Rock)


BANDA AMERICANA BEM LEGAL E UM ALBUM RARO GRAVADO EM 1970 MAS SOMENTE LANÇADO EM 2009!! A SONORIDADE É UMA COMBINAÇÃO DE HARD ROCK PROGRESSIVO COM WEST COAST DO FINAL DOS ANOS 60, GUITARRAS FUZZ, PITADAS DO BLUES, TUDO REGADO A UM PODEROSO ORGAN HAMMOND QUE É USADO A MIL NO DISCO!! LEMBRA UM POUCO, MAS SÓ LEMBRA, IRON BUTTERFLY E STEPPENWOLF!! VENENO RARO E RECOMENDADO!!

Richard Barcellona and John Keith had earlier played together in American Revolution and David Novogroski had been with Boston Tea Party making it likely that this was an LA area band. Their sound combines West Coast late 60s rock with some fuzz guitar and blues licks scattered about. Bunk Gardner of The Mothers Of Invention and Geronimo Black is given a special thanks. All the tracks are originals. Similarities to Steppenwolf and Iron Butterfly. 


Richard Barcellona - guitar, vocals
John Keith - bass, gutar, keyboards
Gallen Murphy - bass, guitar, vocals
David Novogorski - drums, vocals

01 - Callin' Out (2:30)
02 - Sing Your Song (3:04)
03 - A New Breed Of Man (3:10)
04 - Lady Of Darkness (3:59)
05 - Movin' On (2:33)
06 - The Story of Angelique (3:46)
07 - Starvin' Man (3:50)
08 - Ribbon And Bow (2:35)
09 - Money Slave (3:11)

quarta-feira, 20 de abril de 2011

Terry Reid - Bang Bang (1968 UK Hard Folk Soul Psych)


DISCO DO CARA QUE RECUSOU CONVITE PRA SER O PRIMEIRO VOCALISTA DO LED ZEPPELIN E DO DEEP PURPLE!! SE ELE SE ARREPENDEU EU NÃO SEI, SÓ PERGUNTANDO A ELE, MAS QUE PERDEU A GRANDE OPORTUNIDADE DA SUA VIDA ISSO EU NÃO TENHO DÚVIDA!! A HISTÓRIA É BEM INTERESSANTE E ESTÁ LOGO ABAIXO!!

Depois do fim dos Yardbirds, quando Jimmy Page ainda estava na fase de formulação da banda New Yardbirds, que seria o embrião do Led Zeppelin, a sua primeira escolha para o vocal foi exatamente Terry Reid. Reid foi uma figura conhecida na cena musical de Londres por algum tempo e o vocal do cara era perfeito para o tipo de blues e hard rock cru que Page estava procurando. Mas o momento era ruim e as obrigações contratuais anteriores eram piores ainda porque estava excursionando com várias bandas de peso como Cream, Jethro Tull, Fleetwood Mac e ainda por cima já estava com contrato assinado para abrir a turnê americana dos Rolling Stones, em 1969, naquele fatídico Festival de Altamont.  Em razão de tudo isso, Reid foi forçado a recusar a oferta de Page, mas ele sugeriu um amigo que cantava na Band Of Joy, Robert Plant, como a escolha ideal para ser o vocalista do Zeppelin. Plant e Reid tinham sido bons amigos ao longo dos anos e isso foi decisivo para que Plant integrasse o Led Zeppelin. Em razão disso, somando-se ao fato de que outro amigo de Terry Reid, John Boham, assumiria a bateria, Reid foi elemento chave na formação do Led Zeppelin.

E tem mais uma passagem intereesante desse cara. No mesmo ano em que recusou o vocal do Led Zeppelin, o vocalista Rod Evans estava saindo da banda Deep Purple e a primeira opção de Ritchie Blackmore foi exatamente Terry Reid, que novamente recusou, abrindo assim caminho para que Ian Gillan entrasse para a história com o Purple. 

Depois disso tudo, Reid continuou por conta própria com seu próprio grupo, lançando uma série de álbuns irregulares, mas com alguns trabalhos muito bons como esse primeiro disco, Bang Bang (1968), Terry Reid (1969), River (1973) e Seed Of Memory (1976). Esses pra mim são os destaques da sua discografia. 

Essa postagem aqui que é o seu primeiro disco gravado em 1968 e tem uma sonoridade bem variada. Passeia entre o Hard Rock, Folk, Soul e pitadas sutis da psicodelia. O vocal de Terry Reid é muito bom e não é a toa que tenha sido ele o primeiro convidado para os vocais do Led Zeppelin e do Deep Purple. O album tem versões interessantes como a própria Bang Bang que é um cover frenético da cantora Cher. Isso mesmo pessoal. Da Cher mesmo, e ficou muito legal nessa versão Reid. Tem também Summertime Blues, de Eddie Cochran, e Season of the Witch, de Donovan.  

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When Jimmy Page was in the formulation stages of putting Led Zeppelin together, his first choice for lead singer was Terry Reid. Reid had been a familiar fixture in the London music scene for some time and he was a natural for the type of raw blues and hard rock Page was looking for. But the timing was bad and the prior contractual obligations were worse, and Reid was forced to decline Page's offer. He did however suggest a friend, Robert Plant as an ideal choice for vocalist. Plant and Reid had been good friends over the years and it made perfect sense that Plant would be in Led Zeppelin.

Rather than fade into the woodwork, Reid was very much the architect for what was to become the legendary Led Zeppelin lineup. With Plant on vocals and another friend of Reid's, John Bonham on drums, Reid was a key element in the formation of one of the great bands in Rock history. But Reid continued on his own, with his own group, releasing a number of well received albums over the years, beginning with a track off tonight's album, Bang, Bang, You're Terry Reid from 1968.

Terry Reid - Guitar, Vocals 
Eric Leese - Keyboards 
Keith Webb - Drums 

01. Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) 4:12 
02. Tinker Taylor 2:53 
03. Erica 3:48 
04. Without Expression 4:47 
05. Sweater 2:03 
06. Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart 4:56 
07. Season of the Witch 10:09 
08. Writing on the Wall 4:46 
09. Summertime Blues 5:27
10. When I Get Home 3:38 
11. Loving Time 3:40 
12. The Hand Don't Fit The Glove 2:56
13. This Time 1:50

terça-feira, 19 de abril de 2011

REPOST: Light of Darkness - Same (1971 Scottish/German Hard Rock Prog Bluesy)


GREAT POISON!!! ROCK, BLUES, PSYCH AND PROGRESSIVE IN PERFECT DOSES!! A BLOW IN THE BRAIN!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AND RARE!!!

MAIS UMA REPOSTAGEM DA SÉRIE "PRA ETERNIZAR O VENENO"!! UM DOS MEUS DISCOS PREFERIDOS!! ESTA BANDA NA VERDADE É ESCOCESA MAS CONSIDERADA ALEMÃ!! TODA A BASE DE MÚSICOS, A GRAVAÇÃO DO DISCO, TUDO DA ALEMANHA, POR ISSO, NA MAIORIA DAS BIOGRAFIAS DE BANDAS ELA É COLOCADA COMO ALEMÃ!! SEJA COMO FOR, ESCÓCIA OU ALEMANHA, O LIGHT OF DARKNESS FAZIA UM SOM QUE ERA UM VERDADEIRO PETARDO NO CÉREBRO!! ROCK, BLUES, PSICODELIA E PROGRESSIVO EM DOSES PERFEITAS E REGADAS A PIANO, FLAUTA, VIOLINO E HARMÔNICA!! ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADO!! VAI FUNDO NESTE VENENO!! NÃO CONSUMA COM MODERAÇÃO!!

I was very doubtful whether I should include this Scottish group in the German rock section or not, but as they had a German drummer, were based in Germany and their album only was released in Germany, I think it is justified! If you don't have this album, buy it at once, it's an all time classic! This is a heavy progressive garage rock masterpiece with such a bizarre vocalist, his voice makes Captain Beefheart sound like Art Garfunkel! The line-up was: John Latimer (vocals, piano, organ, percussion), Byron Grant (guitars, fiddle), Mike Reoch (bass, flute, piano, harmonica) and Manfred Bebert (drums, percussion).
Their only album included a freaked version of "Soul Francisco" as well as self-written, thunderin' blues-rock classics such as "Movin' Along" and "Freedom's Fight". A stunning party record! The album came with impressive, absurd cover art. Original Phillips copies now sell for 400 DM or more. The album was re-issued in 1981 on ZYX in a single sleeve with completely different artwork. Luckily, Second Battle put it right again in 1990, when they released 1,000 copies of the album featuring the original cover plus and insert with information.


Mike Reoch (bass, flute, piano, harmonica)
Byron Grant (guitars, fiddle)
John Latimer (vocals, piano, organ, percussion)
Manfred Bebert (drums)

domingo, 17 de abril de 2011

CATAPILLA - Catapilla (1971 UK Prog Rock Jazzy)


BOA BANDA INGLESA DE ROCK PROGRESSIVO COM LONGAS SUITES EXPERIMENTAIS JAZISTICAS, PITADAS SUTIS DA PSICODELIA E DOMINADAS PELO SAX DE ROBERT CALVERT, QUE NÃO É O MESMO DA HAWKWIND, ANTES QUE ALGUÉM PERGUNTE!! A BANDA LANÇOU DOIS ALBUNS!! VENENO INGLES RECOMENDADO PRA QUEM GOSTA DA ÉPOCA EM QUE O PROGRESSIVO ERA DOMINADO PELO SAX E SEM TRAÇOS SINFÔNICOS!! 

Catapilla were an English band from the early 70′s who released two interesting albums of experimental jazz rock, without symphonic traces as in other bands of the moment such as Affinity, Cressida or Spring. The band had a line-up of six to seven people performing on saxophones, keyboards, bass, guitar, vocals, bass, and drums. The album opens with the 15-minute “Naked Death”. It features heavy sax-work, powerful vocal-parts with the aggressive, tormented female vocals of Anna Meek, and a long jam in the middle. What really gave Catapilla their distinctive stamp were probably the vocals of Meek and the atmospheric sax-playing. The highlight on the album is of course the 24-minute “Embryonic Fusion”. An intense blowouts of energetic, saxophone-driven early 70′s jazz-influenced progressive rock. It features great jamming and some structured and strong riffs too. A good album for anyone who likes saxophone-dominated progressive rock. (Review from vintageprog.com - Progarchives.com)


- Robert Calvert / saxophone
- Hugh Eaglestone / saxophone
- Malcolm Frith / drums
- Anna Meek / lead vocals
- Thiery Rheinhart / wind instruments
- Dave Taylor / bass
- Graham Wilson / guitars

1. Naked death (15:38)
2. Tumbleweed (3:54)
3. Promises (5:42)

sexta-feira, 15 de abril de 2011

Dragon - Kalehen (1977 Belgium Prog Psych)


RARÍSSIMO ALBUM DESSA OBSCURA E MAIS INTERESSANTE BANDA BELGA QUE JÁ OUVI!! ESSE É O SEGUNDO ALBUM DA BANDA, SENDO QUE O PRIMEIRO JÁ TÁ POSTADO AQUI NO BLOG E É ÓTIMO TAMBÉM!! KALEHEN É NA VERDADE UM ALBUM DEMO DELES GRAVADO EM CASA COM UMA ATMOSFERA PROGRESSIVA COM TOQUES VIBRANTES DE PINK FLOYD!! APRESENTA UMA GRANDE RIQUEZA E DIVERSIDADE INSTRUMENTAL COM O USO DE MELLOTRON, TECLADOS, SAX, FLAUTAS E TROMPETES!! A FAIXA "KALAHEN" É UMA JAM ÉPICA E PSICODÉLICA COM 18 MINUTOS DE DURAÇÃO E QUE NO DOWLOAD ESTÁ DESDOBRADA EM VÁRIAS FAIXAS!! O ALBUM FOI DISTRIBUIDO COM UM EDIÇÃO SUPER LIMITADA DE APENAS 500 CÓPIAS!! VENENO BELGA RARÍSSIMO E ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADO!!

BELGIUM POISON HIGH RECOMMENDED!! Dragon, Kalahen -- recorded in 1977, Dragon's second album is in fact a DEMO the band recorded at home with a more atmospheric proggy sound with lots of vibrant Pink Floyd'esque moves, mellotron, saxes, flutes, trumpets..., including an epic 18 minutes psychedelic jam on B-Side. Comes in colourful gatefold cover with gorgeous outer and inner artwork. Strictly limited to 500 copies!

Dragon biography
Prototypical 70's Belgian band, DRAGON's music falls mostly in the hard progressive category with a psychy edge. For all the adepts of delicate and elaborated rock, this band displays a great richness, a great instrumental diversity (Mellotron, guitar, trumpet, trombone, saxophone, etc.) with some lightened guitar soli.

- Bernard Callaert / rhythm & bass guitars, backing vocals 
- Christian Duponcheel / keyboards, Mellotron, claviolin, flute, sax 
- Georges Venaise / drums, vibes, flute
- Jean Venaise / guitars, string machine, lead vocals

01. Children are playing game (4:49) 
02. Ballad (2:18) 
03. America (6:59) 
04. Les hommes bleus (8:27) 
05. Red light (6:04) 
06. Kalahen (18:03) 

REPOST: Plum Nelly - Deceptive Lines (1973 US Prog Hard Rock with jazzy touches)


ÓTIMO E RARÍSSIMO VENENO AMERICANO QUE FAZIA UM HARD PROGRESSIVO BEM DOSADO E DE ALTA QUALIDADE!!! O DISCO JÁ COMEÇA COM UM BALADÃO DE VOCAL POTENTE, TIPO LED ZEPPELIN FAZIA EM ALGUMAS FAIXAS DE SEU PRIMEIRO DISCO!! OS CARAS USAVAM UMA FLAUTA SUTIL E UM VOCAL FEMININO BEM DOSADO!!! VENENO AMERICANO RARO, BOM E RECOMENDADO!!

GOOD AND RARITY POISON!! Another hard to find Capitol release, and another solid one. It's progressive hard rock with a British feel. There are lots of guitars, powerful male vocals, and even a little bit of flute. The long songs develop some nice grooves, and the album rocks convincingly. Equally as rare as Head Over Heels and Landslide, and almost as good.


Ric Prince: Keyboards, Vocals
Steve Ress: Guitar, Vocals, Guitar (Rhythm)
Johnny Big Moose Walker: Guitar
Dave Bash Johnson: Conga, Timbales
Pete Harris: Bass, Vocals
Christopher Lloyd: Percussion, Drums
Jeremy Steig: Flute, Piccolo

1 - Deception 9:00
2 - Carry On 7:04
3 - Demon 6:57
4 - Lonely Man's Cry 7:02
5 - Sail Away 10:00
6 - Never Done 3:04

terça-feira, 12 de abril de 2011

The Golden Dawn - Power Plant (1968 US Psychedelic Rock)


BANDA AMERICANA DE ROCK PSICODÉLICO FORMADA EM AUSTIN, NO TEXAS, E QUE ACABOU LOGO APÓS A GRAVAÇÃO DESSE ALBUM, MUITO EM VIRTUDE DA GRAVADORA NÃO PROMOVER O DISCO DE FORMA EFICAZ, O QUE FEZ COM QUE GEORGE KINNEY ABANDONASSE A BANDA E PARTISSE RUMO A CALIFORNIA!! A BANDA ATÉ FOI REFORMADA NO INÍCIO DO ANO 2000 E COM ESSA NOVA FORMAÇÃO GRAVOU UM ALBUM EM 2006!! O SOM DOS CARAS É SEMELHANTE E INFLUENCIADO PELOS SEUS CONTERRÂNEOS DA "13th FLOOR ELEVATORS", OU SEJA, PSICODÉLICO, RECHEADO DE GARAGE ROCK, PITADAS DO BLUES, VIOLÕES FOLKS E ACID ROCK!! O VOCALISTA GEORGE KINNEY ERA MUITO AMIGO DE ROCKY ERICKSON TANTO QUE CHEGARAM A ESTUDAR JUNTOS E A TOCAR JUNTOS NUMA BANDA DE GARAGEM NA ADOLESCÊNCIA CHAMADA "THE FUGITIVES"!! CERTAMENTE É UMA DAS MELHORES BANDAS A EMERGIR DO UNDERGROUND PSICODÉLICO!! VENENO TEXANO PSICODÉLICO ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADO, PRINCIPALMENTE PRA QUEM GOSTA DO 13th!!

Golden Dawn's `Power Plant' is one of those criminally overlooked albums put out in the early years of psychedelic rock music. Alongside the 13th Floor Elevators, The Red Krayola & Bubble Puppy, Golden Dawn was one of Texas' major psychedelic exports. This album is full of swirling garage rock & blues inflected tunes. 

The 13th Floor Elevators were seen as oddball one-hit wonders in most of the United States during their glory days from 1966 to 1968, but they were heroes (at least for a while) in their native Texas, and plenty of psychedelic acolytes from the Lone Star State cited them as a major influence. It would be hard to name a band that borrowed more from the Elevators, or did it to better effect, than Austin's the Golden Dawn, whose debut album, Power Plant, sounds like a folkier companion piece to Easter Everywhere. Lead vocalist George Kinney was friends with Roky Erickson and they briefly played together in a teenage garage band, and while Kinney lacks Erickson's feral intensity, his voice bears an uncanny resemblance to the open and quietly passionate tone Erickson was reaching for on songs like "Splash 1" and "Dust." As a songwriter, Kinney couldn't quite match the acid-fueled philosophizing of Tommy Hall, but his lyrics are thoughtful and insightful, reaching for something deeper than the "listen to the sound of purple" clichés that dogged many psych band of the era. The opening cut, "Evolution," uses a set of wind chimes to punctuate the arrangement much in the same way the Elevators used Tommy Hall's jug, and the lovely melodic sense of "This Way Please" and "Reaching Out to You" recalls the more mellow moments of the Elevators' folk-influenced numbers. While the Golden Dawn could rock out when they were so inclined on tunes like "Starvation" and "I'll Be Around," their approach is informed by a gentleness that sets them apart from their contemporaries -- there's a grace in this music that's uncommon for any era, and the interplay in the guitar work of Tom Ramsey and Jimmy Bird shows a subtle sophistication that makes Kinney's melodies all the more compelling. Kinney has frequently told journalists that Power Plant was recorded before Easter Everywhere, and though it's hard to believe that the Golden Dawn didn't learn a lot from the 13th Floor Elevators, the music on this album is good enough to insist they weren't stealing, just following a similar path, and it takes them to a very fine place on Power Plant. Sadly, the Golden Dawn broke up before they could record another LP, but Power Plant shows them to be one of the best bands to emerge from the Texas psychedelic underground during their brief renaissance in 1967. - AllMusic - .

George Kinney - vocals, guitar
Tom Ramsey - lead guitar
Jimmy Bird - rhythm guitar
Bill Hallmark - bass
Bobby Rector - drums

01.Evolution - 3:28
02.The Way Please - 5:08
03.Starvation - 2:52
04.I'll Be Around - 3:00
05.Seeing Is Believing - 2:21
06.My Time - 3:50
07.A Nice Surprise - 2:51
08.Every Day - 3:59
09.Tell Me Why - 2:07
10.Reaching Out To You - 2:37

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segunda-feira, 11 de abril de 2011

Tongue and Groove - Same (1969 US Blues Psych Rock)


BANDA QUE SE ORIGINOU DO DESDOBRAMENTO DA LENDÁRIA BANDA HIPPIE DE SAN FRANCISCO CHAMADA "CHARLATANS"!! AQUI TEMOS O PIANISTA "MIKE FERGUSON" E O BAIXISTA "RICHARD OLSEN" QUE ERAM MEBROS OFICIAIS DA CHARLATANS, MAIS A VOCALISTA "LYNNE HUGHES", QUE EMBORA NUNCA TENHA SIDO CONSIDERADA MEMBRO OFICIAL DO GRUPO, CANTAVA OCASIONALMENTE COM A BANDA!! DEPOIS ELA AINDA PARTICIPARIA DA BOA BANDA "STONEGROUND", CUJO ALBUM JÁ TÁ POSTADO AQUI NO BLOG!! 

O DISCO DA TONGUE AND GROOVE FOI LANÇADO PELA GRAVADORA FONTANA E FOI PRODUZIDO POR "ABE KESH" QUE ERA TMABÉM PREODUTOR DE BANDAS COMO "BLUE CHEER" E "HARVEY MANDEL"!! A SONORIDADE AQUI É UM BLUES COM TENDÊNCIAS PSICODÉLICAS E COM DESTAQUE PARA O BOM VOCAL DA FÊMEA "LYNNE HUGHES" NA MAIORIA DAS CANÇÕES!! VENENO AMERICANO RARO E RECOMENDADO!!


Tongue & Groove were something of an offshoot of the legendary, but little-recorded, early San Francisco hippie group the Charlatans. Singer Lynne Hughes had occasionally sung with the Charlatans onstage in the mid-1960s (although she was never an official member), and even appears, on vocals and guitar, on a few cuts they recorded for Kama Sutra in 1966 (eventually seeing release on the CD compilation The Amazing Charlatans). Pianist Mike Ferguson, who occasionally sang lead with Tongue & Groove as well, was a bona fide original Charlatan, although he left by the time their one proper 1960s album was issued. Richard Olsen, another Charlatan, played bass on Tongue & Groove's one LP; Hughes and Ferguson wrote much of the material, and yet another ex-Charlatan, Dan Hicks, contributed one composition as well. Tongue & Groove's self-titled album, released in the late 1960s on Fontana, was produced by Abe "Voco" Kesh, who also worked with several other second-tier sixties Bay Area acts, such as Blue Cheer and Harvey Mandel; top session musicians James Burton (on dobro) and Earl Palmer (on drums) also contributed to the recording. As could be expected given their ancestry, the record had much in common with the Charlatans' fusion of old-timey saloon music, vaudevillian blues, and rock. The key differences were that a woman (Hughes) took most of the lead vocals, and that the lysergic tinge of much of the Charlatans' material was virtually absent. The numbers featuring Hughes' saucy vibrato vocals, which mine the territory between Janis Joplin and Mae West, are certainly the highlights of the album, a fitfully engaging footnote to late-sixties San Francisco rock. ~ Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide

01. Devil
02. Come on in My Kitchen
03. Mailman's Sack
04. Cherry Ball (Shake Shake Mama)
05. The Shadow Knows
06. Sidetrack
07. Motorhead Baby
08. Duncan & Brady
09. Rocks for My Pillow (Livin' with the Blues)
10. Fallin' Apart

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domingo, 10 de abril de 2011

Go Graal Blues Band - Same (1979 Portugal Blues)


É UMA BANDA PORTUGUESA COM CERTEZA!! BANDA QUE INICIOU COM ENORME SUCESSO NA CAMADA ESTUDANTIL ONDE FAZIAM VÁRIOS CONCERTOS!! A SONORIDADE É BLUES BEM AO CLIMA DAS BANDAS DE CHICAGO!! BLUES MUITO BEM FEITO E UMA BANDA COMPETENTE!! VENENO PORTUGUES ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADO PRA QUEM GOSTA DE BLUES!!

PORTUGUESE BAND THAT WERE DOING MUCH SUCCESS IN STUDENT WHERE DID SEVERAL LAYERS CONCERTS! THE SOUND IS GOOD BLUES BAND OF THE CLIMATE OF CHICAGO! QUALITY BLUES AND A COMPETENT BAND!POISON PORTUGUESE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE WHO LIKE BLUES!


Raúl B. Anjos: Bateria
António Ferro: Guitarra, Baixo
João Allain: Guitarra
Augusto Mayer: Harmônica
João Esteves: Guitarra
Paulo Gonzo: Vocal, Guitarra
José Carlos Cordeiro: Vocal

1. Baby, I Wanna... (3:15)
2. The Last One (3:15)
3. Feel Me In My Blues (5:18)
4. We Remember M.W. (5:18)
5. ...For Ma Babe (Gonzo Pleasure) (2:30)
6. The Fault Is Her Own (3:49)
7. Leonor’s (4:08)
8. Stray Dog (5:46)
9. Good Morning Blues (5:28)

sábado, 9 de abril de 2011

Heart - Heart (1969 US Soft Rock Psych)


ALTA RARIDADE!! ÓTIMO GRUPO AMERICANO QUE POR SER UMA BANDA COM ESTILO MAIS POP CERTAMENTE DENTRO DESSE ESTILO É UMA DAS MAIS OBSCURAS!! A BANDA TEM ORIGEM EM ALBUQUERQUE, NOVO MEXICO, E LANÇOU SEU PRIMEIRO ALBUM EM 1969 COM UM BOM MATERIAL!! A SONORIDADE É BEM INTERESSANTE COM CANÇÕES SIMPLES E AGRADÁVEIS!! É UM SOFT ROCK COM PITADAS PSICODÉLICAS E DA SOUL MUSIC, TUDO COM UMA HARMONIA AGRADÁVEL E LEVE!! QUASE NADA DE INFORMAÇÕES SOBRE A BANDA A NÃO SER QUE "CARL SILVA" TINHA SIDO MEMBRO DE UMA BANDA ROCK GARAGEIRA CHAMADA "LINDY & THE TRAVELS", CUJO MATERIAL FOI REEDITADO PELA GRAVADORA BIG BEAT EM 2006!! VENENO DE EFEITO AGRADÁVEL E SEM NÓIA!! RARÍSSIMO E RECOMENDADO PRA QUEM GOSTA DO ESTILO!!

HIGHT RARITY!! GREAT AMERICAN GROUP SOUL AND RARE! HAS ORIGINAL ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO! THIS IS YOUR FIRST ALBUM WITH A GOOD LOUDNESS! INTERESTING WELL THE MUSIC OF THE BAND! IS A SOFT ROCK PPSYCHEDELIA AND WITH A TOUCH OF SOUL MUSIC!! HARMONY AND LIGHT NICE! ALMOST ANYTHING FOR INFORMATION ON THE BAND UNLESS "CARL SILVA" HAD BEEN A MEMBER OF A GARAGE ROCK BAND CALLED "LINDY & THE TRAVELS", WHOSE MATERIAL WAS REISSUED BY LABEL BIG BEAT IN 2006! POISON EFFECT OF NICE AND WITHOUT PARANOID! RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE WHO LIKE THE STYLE!


Carl Silva - drums, harmonica, vocal
Bob Barron - bass
Danny Burnett - guitar
Arnold Bodmer - piano

sexta-feira, 8 de abril de 2011

Jukin Bone - Whiskey Woman (1971 US Hard Rock Bluesy)


BANDA AMERICANA QUE FAZIA UM BOM HARD ROCK COM TENDENCIAS BLUES E BOOGIE!! OS CARAS EXCURSIONARAM COM VÁRIAS GRANDES BANDAS COMO ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND, THE KINKS, JOHN MAYALL E OUTRAS!! A BANDA SE SEPAROU EM 1973 DEPOIS DE GRAVAR TRÊS ALBUNS!! ESSE É O PRIMEIRO E O MELHOR DELES!! VENENO AMERICANO RECOMENDADO!!

Jukin Bone recorded two albums, "Whiskey Woman" and "Way Down East" that were hailed by Creem magazine as seminal classics of 70's hard rock. While signed to RCA, the band toured with ZZ Top, Freddie King, The Allman Brothers, The Kinks, John Mayall, and Three Dog Night, among others. They disbanded acrimoniously in 1973, although Doyle and Whiting went on to record several fine albums on the Blue Wave label.


Danny Coard - Drums, Percussion
John Demaso - Bass, Vocals
Mark Doyle - Guitars, Keyboards
George Egoserian - Guitars
Joe Whiting - Vocals

01. jungle fever 4:49
02. candy man 4:31
03. spirit in the dark 4:24
04. can't judge what you miss 4:12
05. whiskey woman 4:02
06. going down 4:03
07. the hunter 3:55
08. got the need 3:15
09. let loose 4:21

quinta-feira, 7 de abril de 2011

REPOST: Zarathustra - Same (1972 German Hard Rock Prog)


POUCA INFORMAÇÃO SOBRE A BANDA!! SÓ SEI QUE É BOA E O DISCO É BEM RARO!!  A SONORIDADE É UM HARD ROCK PROGRESSIVO LIDERADO POR ORGAN COMPETENTE E UM MIX DE GUITARRAS PESADAS, BAIXO E BATERIA BEM ALINHADOS, VOCAL AGRESSIVO, ENFIM, NO GERAL UM ALBUM BEM INTERESSANTE!! VENENO QUE PODE SER COMPARADO, MAS SÓ COMPARADO, COM DEEP PURPLE, URIAH HEEP E ATOMIC ROOSTER!! É VENENO ALEMÃO RECOMENDADO!!

Formed in Hamburg (Germany), this obscure 70s heavy rock band is in the vein of popular British, American bands as DEEP PURPLE, ATOMIC ROOSTER, VANILLA FUDGE. Well played their intense rock is strongly melted with progressive tendencies thanks to the use of massive electric organ parts, long instrumental and technical structures, extended jam and adventurous climax. With intelligence and constant creativity, the quintet was pertaining to the evolution of rock music, particularly sensitive to new approaches from everywhere, British late 60s style to psychedelic feel and krautrock experimentations. 


Ernst Herzner - Lead Vocals
Michael Just - Bass, Vocals
Klaus Werner - Organ
Wolfgang Behrmann - Drums, Percussion
Wolfgang Reimer - Guitars, Vocals, Percussion

01. Eternal Light
02. Mr. Joker
03. Past Time
04. Nightmare
05. Sad Woman
06. Ormuzd

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REPOST: Sensory System - Sensory System ( 1974 Denmark Hard Rock)


ALÉM DESTE ALBUM SER UMA RARIDADE É ÍTEM BÁSICO EM QUALQUER COLEÇÃO DE QUEM CURTE UM BOM HARD ROCK SETENTISTA, DA GEMA, DO BOM!! BANDA VINDA DA DINAMARCA QUE TINHA UMA SONORIDADE QUA VAI DO HARD ROCK AO BLUES, BOOGIE COM UM PIANO BEM LEGAL!! A BALADA DA FAIXA 2 É PAULADA NA NUCA!! É MEMORÁVEL E JÁ VALE O DISCO!! DEPOIS, NA FAIXA 6 TEMOS OUTRA BALADA MUITO PAULADA COM VIOLINO DE FUNDO MUITO CHAPANTE!!  DE RESTO É HARD DE PRIMEIRA LINHA COM GAITA DE BOCA, PIANO E TUDO MAIS!! O NÍVEL TÉCNICO DOS MÚSICOS É EXCELENTE!! VENENO ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADO!!

GOOD BAND IN DENMARK! POISON HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Brian Burr-Philipp (vocals, harmonica)
Jørgen Werner (guitars)
Flemming Bjergby (bass)
Rene Wulff (drums)

01. Red Man
02. Never Knowing
http://youtu.be/-aZEYeAUru8
03. Experience, My Teacher
04. While Nixon Plays the Piano
05. Come On
06. Biggan, Be Gone
07. I'll Take You
08. Winter's Over

domingo, 3 de abril de 2011

DONATIVO AO BLOG - DONATION TO BLOG

I NEED HELP TO CONTINUE WITH MY PREMIUM ACCOUNT IN MEGAUPLOAD!! WITHOUT THE PREMIUM ACCOUNT I CAN NOT POST THE POISONS IN THE BLOG!! THERE WILL BE NO MORE COOPERATION IN THE BLOG POSTS!! CONTRIBUTE TO CLICK ON THE DONATE IN RIGHT COLUMN OF BLOG!! ANY HELP WILL BE VERY IMPORTANT!! DONATE TO THE BLOG FOR POISONS THAT DO NOT DIE!! ANY HELP IS GOOD. TO COOPERATE WITH THE BLOG THAT NEVER DIE POISONS. THE BLOG HAS MORE THAN ONE MILLION VISITORS AND ONLY EIGHT DONORS. THIS IS AN INJUSTICE. WANT ONLY ONE RETRIBUTION!! ONLY ONE RETRIBUTION!!

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Preciso de ajuda para continuar com minha conta premium no MEGAUPLOAD!! Sem a conta premium não consigo postar os venenos no blog!! Fora a manutenção, compra de discos raros e outras despesas!! Isso tudo tem sido bastante oneroso para mim!! Caso não consiga frequentemente arrecadar para a manutenção e outras tantas despesas do blog terei que desistir do compartilhamento que tanto me satisfaz e acredito que também a todos os consumidores do blog!!

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OBS: ESSA DOAÇÃO QUE PEÇO, EM MOMENTO ALGUM TRATA-SE DE OBTENÇÃO DE LUCROS FINANCEIROS COM O BLOG, MAS UNICO E EXCLUSIVAMENTE PRA MANUTENÇÃO DELE!! NÃO TENHO LUCRO FINANCEIRO ALGUM COM OS DISCOS QUE POSTO AQUI, MUITO PELO CONTRÁRIO!! TENHAM EM MENTE QUE O OBJETIVO AQUI NÃO É A PIRATARIA E SIM A DIVULGAÇÃO DE DISCOS QUE NÃO NOS FORAM OFERECIDOS COMERCIALMENTE!!

Amanaz - Africa (1975 Zambian Psychedelic Fuzz Rock)


RARIDADE AFRICANA!! BANDA VINDA ZÂMBIA FORMADA EM 1973, CUJO LP CONTA COM TRÊS MUSICAS CANTADAS COM A LIBGUA NATIVA E NOVE EM INGLÊS!! ESSA NA VERDADE É CONSIDERADA A VERSÃO AFRICANA DE CREAM, JIMI HENDRIX, JAMES BROWN E FUNKEDELIC!! GUITARRA FUZZ E UM SOM MUITO BOM QUE CERTAMENTE SERÁ UMA SURPRESA A TODOS OS ENVENENADOS!! A SONORIDADE É UMA COMBINAÇÃO DE ELEMENTOS PSYCH ROCK, AFROBEAT, GROOVE PSYCH, PERCUSSÃO, BLUES, FUNKY E SOUL!! UM ALBUM DE ROCK PSICODÉLICO MUITO BOM!! VENENO AFRICANO RARO E RECOMENDADO!!

Amanaz was formed in 1973. 3 songs are in the native language Bemba, and 9 songs in English, recorded in Kitwe, the 3rd biggest city in Zambia. Musically is goes in the same direction as Blo, The Witch and Question Mark, but this album is more mellow and stoned with amazing fuzz guitar all over which sounds like an African version of early Cream. This is simply a gorgeous album. Combining elements of psych-rock with afrobeat percussion drones, bluesy and soul!
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Now-Again licensed this essential album from Zambia’s 70s “Zamrock” scene from the Amanaz’s vocalist Keith Kabwe. Africa is a pinnacle in global psychedelic grooves – as influenced by Jimi Hendrix as James Brown, as indebted to the Velvet Underground as to Buddy Miles. Half of the album is sung in English, the other half in the native Zambian language Bemba. Of course, fuzz guitars, stoned chants and funky drums predominate. 


- Jerry Mausala: Bass Guitar, Vocals  
- Watson Lungu - Drums, Vocals 
- Isaac Mpofu , John Kanyepa: Guitar, Vocals 
- Keith Kabwe - Vocals, Maracas, Tambourine 

01 - Amanaz 
02 - I Am Very Far 
03 - Sunday Morning 
04 - Khala My Friend 
05 - History Of Man 
06 - Nsunka Lwendo 
07 - Africa 
08 - Green Apple 
09 - Making The Scene 
10 - Easy Street 
11 - Big Enough 
12 - Kale 

Tea and Symphony - An Asylum For The Musically Insane (1969 UK Psychedelic Rock)


UM TRIO INGLÊS ACID PSYCH, PROGRESSIVO, COM INFLUÊNCIAS DO BLUES E DO FOLK!! UM ALBUM EXCÊNTRICO, BARROCO, ORIGINAL, COM UM MONTE DE VIOLÕES E MISTURA DE TECLADOS!! VENENO RECOMENDADO PRA QUEM GOSTA DO ESTILO!!

This amazing thing about the Archives is that you get a fair amount of albums in all sub- genres that rank from the strange , obscure all the way to the frankly bizarre. And all genre considered , one of the more bizarre is the aptly titled debut from this trio. This record dates from 69 ( on the great progressive label Harvest) and is a perfect example (almost a textbook case) of acid-folk but with such a twist of bizarre that it must rank into the folk-prog sub-genre , which has its own share of bizarrerie. Wrapped in a superb psych drawing ( a bit in the style of Beatles 's Yellow Submarine) gatefold sleeve with a no-less superb inside artwork , this uncanny and baroque oeuvre is really a lost gem, one of those rare 24 carrat stuff that only comes so often.

The opening track is a hard to classify track meandering between a few styles (even developping for a few second into the Greensleeves theme) , but staus unfocused enough to destabilize the unwarned listener , but if experienced enough to get him ready for what comes up next. The second track delves into the frozen depths of demon worlds and chilly tales , freezing you to death, only to bring you back to reality with a barroom sing-along tune. Sometimes takes a plunge back into the bizarre and oblique world just left before , reminding the proghead of the insane world of Comus , and warning you of dangers soon to come in your affective life. 

Maybe my mind is another sombre affair with a voice that sometimes rings like Family's Roger Chapman and might just be the highlight of the first side. This first side ends into a blues , probably the low point on the album , but this might be up for debate because they are equally at ease into this style as well!The second side is clearly the better one , and it is the succession of a few masterful "songs" like those that make an album a real classic. Terror In My Soul is just as scarry and terrorizing as Comus's Drip Drip , with its sinister flute underlining a superbly tense acoustic guitar strumming. Comes next is a superb adaptation of Fred Neil's Travelling Shoes , and if it was not for the vocals , you'd swear you'be on the Traffic debut album with its delightful pastoral/hippy imagery. Outstanding and astounding! The next track , aptly titled Winter returns to the chilly athmospheres with a haunting cello in the background and bizarre noises evoking stressed and chilled birds calls . The closing track starts out on a harpsichord and flute intro to diverge back into the madness we have now grown accustomed to (we had no choice unless getting locked in forever into the Musically Insane Asylum), but soon we waltz into a great swingy jazz tune to plunge into deep madness (almost free jazz) forever as they apologize for their mischief just accomplished.

Guess what , even if you are not insane , you might want to get a room into this asylum/hotel , where you might just never leave but not really want to check out either, to mis-quote our dear Maani!! Another one of those pearls that I will fight for all progheads to investigate just like I did for Comus , Spirogyra and recently Jan Dukes De Grey. Flabbergasting masterpiece even if I do not give the fifth star. - Review by Sean Trane -


- Dave Clempson ('Clem') / guitar
- Jeff Daw / flute, guitar, vocals
- Gus Dudgeon / drums
- James Langston / guitar, vocals, woodwinds
- Nigel Phillips / keyboards, vocals, percussion
- Bob Lamb / drums


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sexta-feira, 1 de abril de 2011

Slapp Happy - Sort Of (1972 UK-German Krautrock Pop Psych)


EX-MEMBROS DA BANDA "HENRY COW" AJUDADOS EM ESTÚDIO POR MEMBROS DA BANDA "FAUST"!! É ISSO QUE TEMOS NESSE DISCO!! OS CARAS CONSEGUIRAM DEESCONSTRUIR O POP NUM ALBUM ECLÉTICO, CHEIO DE EXPERIÊNCIAS POP PECULIARES E SURPREENDENTES, POR VEZES BEIRANDO A PSICODELIA E O FOLK-ROCK!! É O CASAMENTO PERFEITO ENTRE O COMERCIAL E O NÃO COMERCIAL!! VENENO MUITO BOM E UMA EXPERIÊNCIA BEM AGRADÁVEL!! EU RECOMENDARIA UMA ESCUTADA NOS CARAS!! 

"Este é um grupo de pessoas inteligentes; Dagmar Krause (Vocal / piano / perc), Anthony Moore (teclados), Peter Blegvad (guitarras sax / vocal) foi ajudado por alguns membros da banda de Krautrock Faust (na bateria, baixo e sax). As músicas estão bem nos moldes avant-pop, com melodias cativantes, com arranjos e sons estranhos - uma espécie de casamento entre os ideais comerciais e não comerciais."

"A secção rítmica apresenta um lodness certo para as músicas, com tons ácidos da guitarra de Blegvad, mas o formato em que essas texturas são transmitidas é, inegavelmente, 'pop'. Difícil na verdade destacar, pois a maioria das faixas são de boa qualidade igual. A faixa de abertura "Just a Conversation" é uma canção escrita concisa, com a guitarra wah-wah e um breve interlúdio acústico. "Paradise Express" tem as características de Blegvad nos vocais, e um exercício puro de sax de Fausto Wusthoff Gunther, completo e com uma melodia cativante. "I Got Evil" é uma canção que soa excêntrica, cantando estranho, ainda mais estranha o synth (ou é um kazoo, sax ou sei lá...?) e letras divertidas. 'World's Little Girl "é uma faixa peculiar, com Daggi tocando no piano a seção média 04/07. De volta ao Blegvad para a melhor sonoridade psych chamada "Tutankhamon", com outro solo fuzzy. "Mono-Plane" é a faixa mais longa do album e é groovy,  com um ajam de riffs repetitivos de Blegvad e, talvez, é o seu assentimento para o Krautrock.

"Blue Flower" lembra um pouco da country music, com mais piano e com o vocal de Dagmar. "I'm All Alone" é uma balada suave cantado por Dagmar, que apenas flutua, com Gunther novamente tocando sax. "Who's Gonna Help Me Now" é outra faixa mais suave, uma melodia tranquila e serena. "Small Hands of Stone" é uma musica de sonoridade etérea, com algum sax de Peter Blegvad e o piano hipnótico de Moore. "Sort Of" é uma cantiga instrumental que é extremamente cativante e divertida. "Heading For Quioto" é bem arranjada, mais orientada pela percussão, com progressões excelentes, guitarra wah-wah e a voz soberba de Dagmar.Esse disco "Sort Of" estava fora de catálogo por um longo , mas foi re-lançado em CD em 1999. Esta versão em CD inclui a faixa bônus Jumping Jonas, que é o lado B do single, "Just a Conversation".

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This group of intelligent individuals ; Dagmar Krause (vocals/piano/perc.), Anthony Moore (Keyboards), Peter Blegvad (guitars/sax/vocals) were helped out by some members of Krautrock band Faust (on drums, bass and sax) for this release. The songs are firmly in the avant-pop mould, featuring catchy melodies with strange arrangements and sounds - a kind of marriage between commercial and uncommercial ideals. Here, Dagmar sings so sweetly, not her aggressive, 'Teutonic' warbling she is closely associated with. 

The rhythm section provides a certain 'looseness' to the songs, with Blegvad's acidic guitar tones chiming through the air in an effort to shred your ear-drums, and his singing is somewhat harsh - quite inaccessible, yet the format in which these textures are conveyed is undeniably 'pop'. Difficult to actually 'pin down' highlights, as most tracks are of equal high quality - opening track 'Just a Conversation' is a concisely written song, with wah-wah guitar and brief acoustic interlude, and gorgeous singing from Daggi. 'Paradise Express' features Blegvad on vocals, and a neat sax workout from Faust's Gunther Wusthoff, complete with a loveable melody. 'I Got Evil' is an eccentric sounding song, weird singing, even weirder synth (or is it a kazoo, or manipulated sax.....?) and amusing lyrics. 

'Little Girl's World' is a quaint track, with Daggi playing the 7/4 middle section on piano. It's back to Blegvad for the rather psych sounding 'Tutankhamun', with another fuzzy solo (is it an organ? Anthony Moore, what are you doing??). Quite unique. 'Mono-Plane' is the long track (6.50) and is a groovy, repetitive riff jam from Blegvad, and, perhaps, is their nod toward Krautrock. 'Blue Flower' reminds me of cheerful country music, with more piano playing and singing from Dagmar. 'I'm all Alone' is a soft ballad sung by Dagmar, which just floats along, again featuring Gunther's sax playing. 'Who's Gonna Help Me Now' is another softer track, similar in mood to the previous track. 'Small Hands of Stone' is an almost ethereal sounding piece, with some sax playing from Peter Blegvad and hypnotic piano playing from Moore. 'Sort Of' is an instrumental ditty that is extremely catchy and fun. 'Heading For Kyoto' is a well arranged, percussively oriented track, with excellent progressions, wah-wah guitar and superb singing from Dagmar. With this LP (Recommended Records re-issue) a lovely 'etched' 7" entitled 'Alcohol' (by Blegvad) was included, and is a *very* strange atonal piece of music with bizarre poetry 'sung' by Blegvad. Curious, but not 'Slapp Happy' as such. A minor treasure.

Peter Blegvad – Guitar, Saxophone, Vocals
Dagmar Krause (credited as "Daggi") – Vocals, Tambourine, Piano, Woodblock
Anthony Moore – Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Gunter Wüsthoff – Saxophone on "Paradise Express" and "I'm All Alone"
Werner "Zappi" Diermaier – Drums
Jean-Hervé Péron – Bass guitar

01. Just a Conversation  (4:05)
02. Paradise Express  (2:38)
03. I Got Evil  (2:33)
04. Little Girl's World  (3:34)
05. Tutankhamun  (2:15)
06. Mono Plane  (6:52)
07. Blue Flower  (5:21)
08. I'm All Alone  (2:52)
09. Who's Gonna Help Me Now  (2:28)
10. Small Hands of Stone  (4:43)
11. Sort Of  (2:21)
12. Heading for Kyoto  (3:10)
-Bonus Track- 
13. Jumping Jonah  (3:07)