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Monday, April 19, 2010

Humble Pie - Humble Pie (1970)

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Size: 89 Mb
Bitrate: 320 mp3
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Corpus - Creation A Child (1971)

Legendary US psych rock album, first released in 1971.
Excellent vocal harmonies and ringing guitar work coupled with some heavy riffs make this a worthwhile reissue.
From Corpus Christi in Texas as their name suggests.
There's some good guitar work on the album, which is essentially blues-based.

(info by: CGR)

01 - Cruising - 3.48
02 - Joy - 6.22
03 - Marriage - 3.35
04 - Creation A Child - 6.53
05 - Just A Man - 3.15
06 - We Can Make It, Luv - 2.30
07 - Not Mine - 3.29
08 - Where Is She - 3.36
09 - Mythical Dream - 4.54

Size: 76 Mb
Bitrate: 256 mp3
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Proof - 5th Anniversary Phonograph Record (1966-71)

Full title - 5th Anniversary Phonograph Record.
A great blues-rock band that, despite a few brushes with fame,
never quite got the attention they deserved.
Perhaps their underexposure was due to the fact that the band's home base of Alaska
was a bit too far off the map for rock critics & record execs of the time.
Had they moved a little further south down the coast,
who knows what would have happened! Led by the talented singer & harmonica player Gary Sloan
(master of the 12 beats & blues collector extraordinaire),
Proof spent the late sixties & early seventies on the fringes of the blues-rock scene,
managing to secure the opening slot at a few Alaskan Jefferson Airplane concerts.
Their second album, as its title suggests,
celebrates the band's 5th year together (1971) & features material that spans the period,
including blues classics 'Hootchie Cootchie Man',
'Leavin' Trunk' & 'Walkin' Blues', & speak volumes on the band's considerable talent.
It is also one of the most rare American blues-rock records
(original copies of their second album are practically nonexistent). Miniature gatefold LP sleeve.

Excellent 2nd album from this1971 Alaskan blues-rock band led by Gary Sloan that celebrated the bands 5th year
together. Great acid blues rock with ripping lead guitar.
Sloan has since worked with Muddy Waters, John Mayall, Jorma Kaukonen, Billy Preston, etc.

(info by: CGR)

Track Listings
1. Everybody Needs Somebody to Love (1966 - Bad Quality)
2. (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man (1968)
3. Harp Song (1968)
4. Commin' Home (1970)
5. Leavin' Trunk (1970)
6. Sugar Babe (1968)
7. City Line (1970)
8. Mouth Harp Man (1970)
9. Who's Been Talkin'(1971)
10. Judgement Day (1971)
11. Walkin' Blues (1971)

Size: 80 Mb
Bitrate: 256 mp3
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Apple - An Apple A Day (1969)

Formed in London in 1968, Apple led by lead guitarist Rob Ingram and vocalist Denis Regan recorded
only one album during their short tenure, but what an album it is.
Repertoire Records has compiled all 12 tracks from the original lp along with both sides of
the two singles the band released on Larry Page's Page One Records,
a total of 16 tracks and 52 minutes playing time of pure,
unadulterated classic British psychedelic rock.
Nealy every track is a highlight in and of itself,
but particular standouts are the single b-side "The Otherside," a Yardbirds cover "Psycho Daisies" and
a Lovin' Spoonful Cover "Sporting Life." All three of these tracks contain exceptional guitar work from Ingram.
Another standout is the b-side "Buffalo Billycan" again due to Ingram's work.
The album was released with very little label support and failed to chart as did the singles and
thus Apple lasted only a short time, as has been the fate of so many other talented bands.
Thankfully "An Apple A Day" remains as proof positive of the band's tremendous talent.
Fans of psychedelic rock and rock in general should do themselves a favor and snatch this one up,
it is a prime example of how exciting guitar-driven psychedelic rock can be.

(info by: CGR)

1. Lets Take A Trip Down Teh Rhine
2. Doctor Rock
3. The Otherside
4. Mr Jones
5. The Mayville Line
6. Queen Of Hearts Blues
7. Rock Me Baby
8. Buffalo Billycan
9. Photograph
10. Psycho Daisies
11. Sporting Life
12. Pretty Girl Love You
13. Lets Take A Trip Down The Rhine (Single Mix) (Bonus Track)
14. Buffalo Billycan (Single Version)
15. Doctor Rock (Single Mix) (Bonus Track)
16. The Otherside (Single Mix) (Bonus Track)

Size: 97 Mb
Bitrate: 256 mp3
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Friday, January 08, 2010

The Master´s Apprentices - A Toast To Panama Red (1972)

This was the Masters last album before they split in 1972.
Although largely overlooked at the time,
it is seen in retrospect as a highly accomplished work.
In Germany, France,
Holland and Britain it is considered a major Progressive Rock album and a sought after collector's item.

Early 72 the band released 'A Toast To Panama Red' which died without a trace.
It is now hailed as one of Australia's most creative and innovative albums.
A diverse range of styles, instruments,
a choir and unusual vocals mean that it is still eagerly collected in Europe
(Where they are releasing bootleg copies of it).
The money ran out and the band split with Glenn and Jim returning home.

Original Album Discography:

The Master's Apprentices 1967
Masterpiece 1970
Choice Cuts 1971
Nickelodeon (Live in Perth) 1971
A Toast To Panama Red 1972

(info by: CGR)

1.Answer Lies Beyond
2.Beneath the Sun
3.Games We Play I
4.Games We Play II
5.The Lesson So Listen
6.Love Is
7.Melodies of St Kilda
8.Southern Cross
9.Thyme To Rhyme

Size: 75 Mb
Bitrate: 256 mp3
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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Locomotive - We Are Everything You See (1970) - Snelkoppeling

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01 - Overture
02 - Mr Armageddon
03 - Now Is The End, The End Is Now
04 - Lay Me Down Gently
05 - Nobody Asked You To Come
06 - You Must Be Joking
07 - A Day In Shining Armour
08 - The Loves Of Augustus Abbey, Part I
09 - Rain
10 - The Loves Of Augustus Abbey, Part II
11 - Comin Down, Love Song For The Dead Che
12 - The Loves Of Augustus Abbey, Part III
13 - Time Of Light And Darkness
14 - Mr Armageddon (Mono) (Bonus)
15 - Theres Got To Be A Way (Bonus)
16 - Im Never Gonna Let You Go (Bonus)
17 - You Must Be Joking (Mono) (Bonus)
18 - Moving Down The Line (Bonus)
19 - Roll Over Mary (Bonus)

Size:111 Mb
Bitrate: 256 mp3
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Hickory Wind - Hickory Wind (1972)

"Indiana based band who turned into legendary psych band B.F. Trike
released only a handful of copies of this record (Gigantic, 1969),
making it a true rarity; full of variety
(although much of it sounds like acid rock era of Byrds or Buffalo Springfield,
with the most psychedelic track being Time And Changes,
with its great vocals and lots of fuzz guitar; features four bonus tracks as B.F Trike;
beautiful package in a quality mini-LP style jacket with insert,
new liner notes, lyrics, original liner notes; limited to 1000 copies.
*High quality cardboard sleeve with obi*"

Fuzz acid west coast rockers, jangly folk rock, some bluesy psych jammers.
It's all here and done with verve. Pre B.F.Trike."

Just 100 copies of this album were pressed originally making it extremely rare.
The band came from Indiana and all except Prentice went on to play in B.F. Trike.
Their album is full of variety wth the most psychedelic track being Time And Changes.
This has great vocals plus lots of fuzz and was later re-recorded by B.F. Trike.
Mr Man is rather unusual, employing spoken lyrics over a piano/keyboard backing;
Father Come With Me is a successful blend of droning keyboards and vocals and there are also
a couple of laid back melodic numbers in I Don't Believe and Judy, which open and close the album.
Get to hear the album if you can but don't pay a fortune for a copy.

(info by: CGR)

01 - I Don't Believe
02 - Time And Changes
03 - Maybe Tomorrow
04 - Transit Blues
05 - Country Boy
06 - The Loner
07 - Mr. Man
08 - New Albany Police Carnival
09 - Father Come With Me
10 - Judy
11 - I'm A Man (bonus track)
12 - Red Shoes (bonus track)
13 - Come A Little Closer (bonus track)
14 - Shuh Rah (bonus track)

Size: 80 Mb
Bitrate: 256 mp3
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Monday, January 04, 2010

Dschinn - Dschinn (1972)

Sole and rare 1972 release from this German band given the high quality Second Battle Treatment. The cover is a great Salvador Dali pastiche, whilst the music inside is powerful heavy rock with some excellent lead guitar riffs and classic hard rock vocals. The CD contains outtakes and a whole bunch of pre - Dschinn tracks. Digi-pak with booklet

The Dschinn record had a very convincing Dali plagiate painting on its sleeve, courtesy of one Klaus Holitzka. I can reveal that the music isn't as surrealistic as the sleeve would imply, it's a quite conventional type of hard rock. This is not meant as a criticism, though - it is a great album! The lack of originality is nonchalantly replaced by sheer power, both in the music and the vocals. They wrote all nine tracks together, except for the cover version of "For Your Love". It was recorded at Tonstudio Mitte, Bremen and produced by Rolf Jenzen, a character unknown to me. Sadly this one album is their sole legacy, apart from a track on the 1973 sampler Mama Rock & The Sons Of Rock'n'Roll (Bacillus BLS 5526; 2nd edition BAC 2025), named "Rock'n'Roll Dschinny". Not even a single was lifted from their eponymous album and the group disappeared without trace.

(info by: CGR)

01 - Freedom - 4.47
02 - Fortune - 4.56
03 - I'm In Love - 4.45
04 - Train - 4.55
05 - Let's Go Together - 3.10
06 - Smile Of The Devil - 4.23
07 - I Wanna Know - 3.34
08 - Are You Ready - 4.02
09 - For Your Love - 4.12
10 - Rock'N'Roll Dschinny - 3.09
11 - Hear What I Say (The Dischas) - 2.53
12 - Come On Come Back (The Dischas) - 2.31
13 - Let's Go Together (The Dischas) - 2.18
14 - Never, Never (The Dischas) - 2.52
15 - Take Me Back (The Dischas) - 3.27
16 - Hurry Up (The Dischas) - 3.39
17 - Woman (The Dischas) - 2.26
18 - (The Dischas) - 2.20
19 - Can't You See (Outtake) - 3.10
20 - Give Me A Little Love (Outtake) - 2.58
21 - Day After Day (Outtake) - 2.43

Size: 97 Mb
Bitrate: 256 mp3
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Monday, December 21, 2009

Beauregard Ajax - Deaf Priscilla (1967-68)

Southern California's Beauregard Ajax recorded Deaf Priscilla in late 1967 and early 1968,
with legendary Del-Fi Records founder, Bob Keane producing,
but the record was shelved when the group disbanded.
Decades later a vinyl pressing was issued,
and in 2006 Shadoks Music released it on CD for the first time, with four bonus tracks.
As was the case for countless aspiring American rock collectives,
the British Invasion from a few years earlier heavily influenced the five-piece
(the singer even picked up an accent along the way), but as this was psychedelic age,
the songs are augmented with slightly fuzzed-out blues licks.
The actual tunes possess pleasing melodies, resulting in an overall light psych sound.
Lyrically, the tone is usually pretty heavy, though, with such darker subject matters as loneliness,
depression, failed relationships, and boredom.
The group shows a whimsical side on "Kaleidoscope," and the bubblegummy "Happy Brontosaurus,"
but they are at their best when embracing the melancholic aspects of day-to-day life on such numbers as
"Loneliness Is a Sometime Thing," "Goodbye Again," and "Blue Violins." One of the best and more bizarre tracks,
"Deaf Priscilla," is the mysterious tale of a horrific domestic dispute,
which the protagonist can partly ignore due to loss of one of her senses.
As a band, Beauregard Ajax is competent but largely unremarkable,
and the vocalist isn't distinctive, leaving this an interesting,
but unessential curio. As for the sonic experience, the master tape has deteriorated some,
which is often distracting (especially if listening on headphones).
As for the bonus tracks, they are useless, consisting of "alternate"
versions that hardly differ from the final mixes.

Perhaps one of the best American psych gems Shadoks ever laid their hands on.
The album was recorded in April 1968 at Western Sound Recorders L.A. for a famous surf label,
but was never released. Perhaps better than Public Nuisance and as good as Brain Police from Rockadelic,
this album is a milestone such as Cold Sun's Dark Shadow. There isn't one track that is lacking energy
(and there are 14 great ones, plus 4 bonus tracks never issued before) --
songs such as "Loneliness Is A Sometime Thing,"
"Dead Woman Blues" and "Deaf Priscilla" are outstanding highlights.
Perfect vocals, tons of fuzz guitar and tough lyrics. We will love this album forever.

(info by: CGR)

1. Loneliness Is A Sometime Thing
2. Goodbye Again
3. I Will Be Looking Away
4. Dr. Jebediah Webb
5. Is Tomorrow Thursday
6. Dead Woman Blues
7. Blue Violins
8. Things Will Work Out Fine
9. Happy Brontosaurus
10. Deaf Priscilla
11. Feather In A Bottle
12. Take You Far Away
13. Love Is A Prize
14. Kaleidoscope
15. Blue Violins - (version 2)
16. Dead Woman Blues - (version 2)
17. Goodbye Again - (version 2)
18. I Will Be Looking Away - (version 2)

Size: 84 Mb
Bitrate: 256 mp3
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The Sacred Mushroom - Selftitled (1969)

I was surprised by the excellence of this obscure album.
The band Sacred Mushroom hailed from Cincinnati Ohio.
This album was originally released in 1969.
The most famous member of the band is lead guitarist/song writer Larry Goshorn
who later joined country-rockers Pure Prairie League.
The music on this disk sounds nothing like country rock.
The music is instead great heavy blues from the late sixties.
Larry Goshorn's guitar work while not overly fast or flashy shines throughout the disk.
His playing on this set reminds me of Eric Clapton's playing while in the
heavy blues/psych band Cream. Larry's brother Danny handles the lead vocals on the set.
Songs like "I Don't Like You" and "Lifeline" contain great late sixties guitar playing.
The disk also contains an inspired cover of the Kink's "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" and
"Mean Old World" popularized by blues harmonica expert Little Walter.
Unfortunately this was to be the band's only release.
The approximately 34 minutes of music on this set shows great promise.
Highly recommended for collectors of sixties heavy blues/rock.

(info by: CGR)

01 - I Don't Like You - 2.53
02 - You Won't Be Sorry - 2.19
03 - Catatonic Lover - 3.03
04 - All Good Things Must Have An End - 4.41
05 - I'm Not Like Everybody Else - 4.35
06 - I Take Care - 4.59
07 - Mean Old World - 4.38
08 - Lifeline - 6.35

Size: 65 Mb
Bitrate: 256 mp3
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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

The Litter - Emerge (1968)

Reviewer:Lawrence A.Strid (Mission Viejo, CA)
The Litter were a garage band with an early hit called "Action Woman"
that is featured on the Nuggets box set,
a must have 4 CD set of early sixties psychedelica.
They progressed into a more hard-edged proto-metal band in the late sixties
with a style somewhat reminiscent of Blue Cheer's second album or the MC5's first live album.
Emerge reaches the apogee of their development with this release,
which features ear-shattering guitar work, great lead vocals,
and a drummer (Tom Murray, what happened to you?)
who utilizes a double-bass kit with an expertise akin to a Paul Whaley or a Ginger Baker.
His drum solo on the extended cut "Future Of The Past" is phenomenal.
If you are a fan of this kind of music you will thrive on this.
Just their cover tune of "Little Red Book" (which was penned by Burt Bacharach),
and which makes the cover by Love pale by comparison, is worth the price of this album.

(Info by: CGR)

1. Journeys
2. Feeling
3. Silly People
4. Blue Ice
5. For What It's Worth
6. Little Red Book
7. Breakfast At Gardenson's
8. Future Of The Past
9. On Our Minds

Size: 76 Mb
Bitrate: 256 mp3
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Sir Haakon & The Popular Musicians – What Is To Come (2004)

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01 - What Is To Come...
02 - Victoria
03 - Rain Falls
04 - 10 Naked Women
05 - Don't Disturb The Dreamer
06 - Sir Horny Humperdink
07 - Eulclie
08 - Late In The Forest
09 - In The Big Picture
10 - The Sound Of Yesterdays
11 - Dream About A Princess

Size: 64 Mb
Bitrate: 320 mp3
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Rory Gallagher - Live at My Fathers Place NY (1974)

01 - Tattoo'd Lady
02 - Early In The Morning
03 - Cradle Rock
04 - Just A Little Bit
05 - Walk On Hot Coals
06 - A Million Miles Away
07 - Hands Off
08 - Bullfrog Eyes
09 - Leaving Town Blues - Peter Green

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Size: 170 Mb
Bitrate: 320 mp3
Some pictures included (no covers)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Fields - Selftitled (1969)

"Fields" is kind of an oddity; especially for a record label that's best known for a more pop-oriented catalog.
The album's overall feel is very blues-rockish. A number of reviews we've seen draw comparisons to Cream.
In this case the comparison isn't bad,
with tracks such as the leadoff rocker 'Elysian Fields',
'Take You Home' and 'Jump On It' baring more than a passing resemblance to Clapton and company.
Exemplified by tracks such as 'Bide My Time', the performances are quite raw.
Personal favorite - the bizarre, sidelong 'Love Is the Word'.
With backing from Motown singer Brenda Holloway,
the song offers up a weird blend of rock, psych and soul influences.
Stretched out over nearly 20 minutes, it has to be heard to be believed. [SB]
Decent hard rock effort by a band with a Cream fixation (but thankfully no drum solos).
Lots of lead guitar on the normal length songs on side one.
Side two is one 20-minute song that has a lot of creative ideas and builds in intensity.
It's much better than most side-long songs of the era and is an actual composition,
not just an excuse for jamming.
Overall, a good but not great album that is interesting enough to be recommended to fans of the style.

This US power trio's sole album was released on both sides of the Atlantic in 1969,
but sank without a trace. Equally influenced by blues, soul and acid rock,
it's an enjoyable mixture of snappy hard rock songs and the lengthy "Love Is The Word" suite,
which occupied a whole side of the original LP.
Featuring backing vocals from Northern Soul legend Brenda Holloway and production by former
Merry-Go-Round guitarist Bill Rinehart, it's a must for fans of bluesy psychedelic rock,
and makes its CD debut here.

(info by: CGR)

01 - Elysian Fields - 3.44
02 - Bide My Time - 4.39
03 - Take You Home - 3.04
04 - Jump On You - 3.25
05 - Sun Would Set - 5.22
06 - Love Is The Word - 18.41

Size: 75 Mb
Bitrate: 256 mp3
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Creedence Clearwater Revival - Selftitled (1968)

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01 - I put a spell on you
02 - The working man
03 - Susie Q
04 - Ninety-Nine and a half
05 - Get down Woman
06 - Porterville
07 - Gloomy
08 - Walk on the water

Size: 69 Mb
Bitrate: 320 mp3
Artwork Included