segunda-feira, 17 de março de 2014

WILDWOOD - Plastic People (1966-71 US Hard Garage Psych Rock)


ALTA RARIDADE E SONZERA!!
HIGH RARITY AND GOOD MUSIC!!

VENENO DUPLO DESSA BOA BANDA DE HARD ROCK PSICODÉLICO DO FINAL DOS ANOS 60 ELES CAMINHARAM NA CONTRAMÃO DAS BANDAS BAY AREA DE SAN FRANCISCO ELES FUNDIRAM GARAGE, RYTHM BLUES, SOUL, PSYCH E HARD ROCK!! ERA UMA BANDA INDEPENDENTE QUE PROMOVIA SEUS PRÓPRIOS SHOWS E GRAVAVA APENAS MASTER TAPES PRÓPRIOS!! APENAS UM MATERIAL FOI COLOCADO PARA CONSUMO PÚBLICO NA ÉPOCA: UM EP 45s COM AS MÚSICAS "PLASTIC PEOPLE! E "FREE RIDE"!! 

A GRAVADORA FRANTIC RASTREOU A BANDA E ENCONTROU UM VERDADEIRO ESCONDERIJO DE MASTAR TAPES INÉDITAS DA BANDA E COM ISSO REUNIU ESSE MATERIAL E COMPILOU TUDO EM DOIS CDs!! O MATERIAL INCLUSO É OS EPs, O SUPER RARÍSSIMO MATERIAL DA "MAL Ts" DE 1966 (PRÉ-WILDWOOD) E MAIS UM MONTE DE MATERIAL INÉDITO GRAVADO PELA WILDWOOD EM ESTÚDIO ENTRE OS ANOS DE 1968 E 1971!! 

CONSTA AINDA MATERIAL DO DESCONHECIDO "WILLIAN CHALKER" QUE ESCREVEU ALGUMAS LETRAS DE VÁRIAS CANÇÕES DA WILDWOOD!! É MATERIAL FARTO DE RARIDADES!! TEMOS MUITO HAMMOND, VOX E GUITARRAS FUZZ ROSNANDO!! A FAIXA PLASIC PEOPLE NOS REMETE SONORAMENTE AO INÍCIO DA STEPPENWOLF E DA MUSIC MACHINE!! VENENO AMERICANO DOSE DUPLA, RARO E RECOMENDADO!!

If you’ve heard Wildwood before, it’s probably their song “Plastic People,” a menacing slice of outsider hard rock that sonically falls somewhere between early Steppenwolf and the Music Machine. Released in early 1969, “Plastic People” was one of just two singles released by this Stockton, California-based outfit, whose full story appears this issue (UT#33). However, in tracking down the band, Frantic Records also unearthed a cache of previously unreleased tapes, enough to compile and release this impressive two-disc set. While nothing else here quite equals the spectacular potency of “Plastic People,” there’s plenty more solid material in the same vein. Standout cuts include “Mothers,” “Swimming” and “Steel Cathedrals,” all characterized by hoarse, muscular vocals, churning Hammond B3 and heavy fuzz guitar. Vox organ replaces the Hammond on an earlier demo version of “Free Ride” for a leaner, more garagey feel that marks the transition from their earlier work as the Mal-T’s. Both sides of that group’s fine 1967 single, “Here to Stay” and “Stand Up Today,” are also included.

William Chalker was a somewhat mysterious figure who wrote lyrics for several Wildwood songs. Chalker’s stark demos for some of those tracks are included here, along with four numbers with him singing lead, backed by an unknown band. The screaming “Death is a Horseman” is one of the most powerful songs of the entire set, a raging Hammond-stoked rocker that gathers an almost frightening momentum over its almost seven-minute duration. As with all Frantic releases, Plastic People comes with a thick CD booklet featuring lots of photos and excellent liner notes by Alec Palao.

Wildwood
- Mark Ross - Keyboards
- Tim Mora - Drums
- John Turner - Guitar
- Frank Colli - Bass, Vocals
 -William Chalker - Vocals, Guitar


The Mal-Ts
- Bob Zachary - Lead Vocals
- Danny Williams - Guitar
- Johnny Hensley - Bass
- Steve Pierce - Drums

Disc 1
01. Plastic People 3:14
02. Mothers 4:35
03. Mary Midnight 5:43
04. Choo Choo Thunder 6:05
05. Free Ride (Hammond) 2:42
06. Wildwood County 3:28
07. Gotta Keep Movin' 3:32
08. Swimming 2:39
09. Steel Cathedrals 6:13
10. Probing the Secrets 4:14
11. Durango 3:34
12. Mister Wild Love 4:05
13. The Weasel 3:41 

Disc 2
01. Knock On Any Door 3:25
02. Lonesome Roads 3:47
03. Steel Cathedrals 4:04
04. Free Ride (Vox) 5:12
05. Blue Eyed Woman 6:38
06. The Mal T's - Here To Stay 1:54
07. The Mal T's - Stand Up Today 2:38
08. William Chalker - Wildwood County 5:22
09. William Chalker - Frisco Fog 4:27
10. William Chalker - Choo Choo Thunder 1:15
11. Chalker - Death is a Horseman 6:51
12. Chalker - Sweet Lorraine 5:44
13. Chalker - Nevada Voice 3:32
14. Chalker - Mary of the Midnight 8:21

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