segunda-feira, 25 de novembro de 2013

YELLOW DOG - Yellow Dog (1977 Rock Pop Folk Soul)


BANDA INTERESSANTE E FORMADA POR EX-MEMBROS DA BANDA FOX E QUE CONTAVA AINDA COM "PETER SOLLEY", EX-PALADIN, SNAFU E PROCOL HARUM, MAIS "GERRY CONWAY", EX- FAIRPORT CONVENTION!! SÓ POR CURIOSIDADE, "KENNY YOUNG" É O COMPOSITOR DA FAMOSA E POP MUSICA "UNDER THE BOARDWALK" QUE FÊZ MUITO SUCESSO COM A BANDA THE DRIFTERS E AINDA GANHOU UMA BOA VERSÃO DOS STONES!! NA DISSOLUÇÃO DA FOX A YELLOW DOG FOI FORMADA E GRAVOU ESSE SEU PRIMEIRO ALBUM!! DEPOIS GRAVOU MAIS DOIS MAS MUITO FRACOS!! ESSE É UM BOM DISCO NADA MAIS QUE ISSO, MAS UM DISCO DE AUDIÇÃO AGRADÁVEL, INTERESSANTE, SOANDO MEIO POP, ROCK, FUNK, SOUL E COUNTRY, COM USO DE FLAUTAS, SAX E VIOLINO!! NÃO É ROCK N ROLL NA SUA CONCEPÇÃO, LONGE DISSO, MAS É BOA MÚSICA!! APENAS ISSO!!

Yellow Dog was a British based rock band from the 1970s. Founded by the American songwriter Kenny Young, who had previously been a founder member of Fox. This 70s act revolved around the talents of Kenny Young and Herbie Armstrong. American-born Young was already an established songwriter, having penned ‘Under The Boardwalk’ for the Drifters and ‘Captain Of Your Ship’ for Reparata And The Delrons. The latter proved highly popular in the UK, inspiring the composer to move his base to London where he met his future partner. Guitarist Armstrong was a former member of the Wheels, a Belfast group contemporaneous with Them, before founding a duo with bass player Rod Demick. The duo met up when they both joined Fox and enjoyed a period of UK chart success. On the break-up of Fox in 1977, Yellow Dog was formed and their self-titled album was issued in 1977. However, its brand of sweet pop clashed with the year’s endemic punk explosion. Andy Roberts (guitar, ex-Liverpool Scene and Plainsong), Gary Taylor (bass, ex-Herd) and Gerry Conway (drums, ex-Fairport Convention) augmented the duo on this promising debut, which spawned a UK Top 10 single in ‘Just One More Night’. A second album, in part completed with the assistance of Demick and keyboard player Peter Bardens, proved less successful and the group’s name was dropped soon afterwards.


Kenny Young (guitar, vocals)
Herbie Armstrong (guitar, vocals)
Gerry Conway (drums)
Jim Gannon (guitar)
Andy Roberts (guitar)
Gary Taylor (bass)

01. Stood Up - 3:04
02. Gypsy Soul - 4:06
03. The Green Lizard (Kenny Young) - 4:25
04. Flash Gordon (Kenny Young) - 4:34
05. Yellow Dog - 0:49
06. Indian Summer Rain - 3:21
07. My Lady - 4:02
08. City Bird - 4:57
09. Nobody Got So Much Soul (Kenny Young) - 3:16
10. For Whatever It's Worth (Kenny Young) - 3:23
Bonus:
11. So Alive (single B-side,1977) - 4:03
12. California Here I Don't Come (single B-side,1977) - 3:59
13. Little Gods (single A-side,1978) (Kenny Young) - 3:11
14. Fat Johnny (single B-side,1978) - 3:40

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