quinta-feira, 6 de junho de 2013

UGLY CUSTARD - Ugly Custard (1971 UK Prog Psych)


UMA BANDA IMPRESSIONANTE QUE NA SUA FORMAÇÃO TINHA FUTUROS INTEGRANTES DA ÓTIMA BANDA "RUMPLESTILTSKIN"!! ALGUNS DELES ERAM OU PARTICIPARAM DE BANDAS COMO "BLUE MINK", "T.REX", JOHNNY KID & THE PIRATES", "JEFF BECK GROUP" E "HUNGRY WOLF"!! UM TIMASSO QUE SE REUNIU PRA GRAVAR ESSE ÚNICO ALBUM QUE É RARÍSSIMO E MUITO BOM!! 

O ALBUM TEVE VÁRIAS CAPAS DIFERENTES PARA LANÇAMENTO EM OUTROS PAÍSES!! O DISCO É TODO INSTRUMENTAL E A SONORIDADE É FANTÁSTICA COM TECLADOS HAMMOND SALIENTES, GUITARRAS DISTORCIDAS, IMPROVISAÇÕES E VÁRIOS COVERS COMO "BABE I'M GONNA LEAVE YOU" QUE MARCOU ÉPOCA COM O LED ZEPPELIN, MAS QUE ORIGINALMENTE, PRA QUEM NÃO SABE, É DE JOAN BAEZ!! AS TRÊS ULTIMAS MUSICAS SÃO ORIGINAIS DE ALAN PARKER!! VENENO INSTRUMENTAL RARÍSSIMO, COMPETENTE E RECOMENDADO!!

Tapestry Of Delights:
 This is an impressive crew of studio/session musicians, embarking on what could have been the umpteenth boring exploitation album. Luckily, it turns out to be surprisingly good. Side one of this all-instrumental LP is made up of covers of songs like "Scarboro' Fair", "My Babe" and Stephen Stills' "Hung Upside Down", while side two comprises Parker originals. Strangely enough, side one is actually better, pairing imaginative arranging with expert playing. Not as good or disturbing as the similarly-inclined Blue Phantom on the same label, this is nonetheless listenable, though nothing very special. Alan Parker was also involved in Blue Mink and Hungry Wolf and made a solo album in 1970 too. 

Recorded in London under an assumed name by legendary session musicians including Alan Parker, Roger Coulam, Herbie Flowers and Clem Cattini, and released with different artwork in Germany and Spain in 1970, before creeping out in the UK the following year, this cult classic is as enigmatic as they come. A moody blend of Hammond organ, distorted electric guitar and funky rhythms, it's also a lost treasure for beat diggers everywhere. 


Bass - Herbie Flowers (Hungry Wolf, Rumplestiltskin, Panhandle, Blue Mink, C.C.S., T. Rex, Sky)
Drums - Clem Cattini (The Tornados, The Birds, Johnny Kidd and The Pirates, The Jeff Beck Group, Hungry Wolf, Rumplestiltskin, Apollo 100)
Guitar - Alan Parker (Hungry Wolf, Rumplestiltskin, Blue Mink, C.C.S.)
Organ - Roger Coulham (Blue Mink)

1. Scarboro' Fair
2. My Babe
    http://youtu.be/H699ZXVlmPE
3. Hung Upside Down
4. Custards Last Stand
5. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
6. Cry From The Heart
7. Never In A Blues Day
8. Feel This

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