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Monday, August 04, 2008

Victoria - Victoria (1971)





















Locally New Jersey demo release (200 made), beyond rare fantastic concept psych beauty, maybe 5 or 6 known copies. 3 girls 1 guy. They tried to get attention from big labels but this never happend. They wanted him to sound like Blood Sweat & Tears. But this was not Greg's idea of music. The music has everything you need, like a wild version of early Moby Grape combined with New Dawn and C.A. Quintet, sometimes dreamy sometimes totally wild underground-psych, with female vocals and splattering leads, Titanic horns & destorted guitars. Sweet tunes turn into dark psychpower. TOTALLY STONED!!

Super rare US psych concept album that has a Neighbr'hood Childr'n feel. This psych beauty, sometimes dreamy sometimes totally wild has female vocals, titanic horns & distorted guitars. Sweet tunes turn into dark psych-power. Greg Ruban, the composer and front-man of Victoria recorded this album just before he had to go to Vietnam. When he returned from War, obviously mentally fucked, he took his unreleased album on a 3 month trip to Europe on a motorbike to promote it, but unfortunately that did not work out at all. The album was unreleased until only a few years ago...

(Info by: CGR)

01 - Peace - 2.44
02 - Cumberland - 4.41
03 - Gevaro - 4.11
04 - Ride A Rainbow - 2.50
05 - Never Knew Blues - 4.58
06 - Down To The Park - 2.57
07 - Village Of Etaf - 12.23
08 - Core Of The Apple - 8.09
09 - Mister Let Me Go (Bonus Acetate) - 3.37
10 - Johny & Lisa (Bonus Acetate) - 3.02
11 - Peace (Bonus Acetate) - 2.52
12 - Cumberland (Bonus Acetate) - 2.51
13 - Child Of Princess (Bonus Real-To-Real Track) - 3.07
14 - Sundance (Bonus Real-To-Real Track) - 1.46
15 - Wheels (Bonus Real-To-Real Track) - 2.02

















Size: 116 Mb
Bitrate: 256 mp3
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6 Comments:

At 9:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot, great album :-)

 
At 8:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Already got this one from Chris...

Only wanted to say nice blog, and lookin' forward to the next release.

 
At 5:37 PM, Anonymous zappahead said...

The write up you gave made me want to give this a try...looking forward to listening to this....thank you very much and a great blog

 
At 9:29 AM, Blogger ZARGOS1 said...

Une Bande Incredible ! Merci mon ami !

 
At 4:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanx a lot!

 
At 11:44 AM, Anonymous Mace said...

Wow thanks!! Seems for the most part that the more obscure the artist is, the better they are. I just wish there were lyrics posted somewhere on the net, (esp. for Cumberland & Ride a Rainbow.)

 

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