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quarta-feira, 30 de julho de 2008

Yatha Sidhra - A Meditation Mass (1974 German Progressive Rock Psych)


BANDA ALEMÃ OBSCURA E UM ALBUM RARO, YATHA SIDHRA FAZIA UM SOM PRA LÁ DE MALUCO E MEDITATIVO!! FLAUTA INDIANA SINTETISADOR, PIANO ELÉTRICO, GUITARRA DE 12 CORDAS, PERCUSSÃO E OUTROS INSTRUMENTOS NUMA HARMONIA DE PIRARA A CABEÇA DE QUALQUER ENVENENADO!! ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADO PRA QUEM QUISER DAR UMA RELAXADA E CURTIR UM SOM ALTAMENTE VIAJANTE!! ABRA UM VINHO, SENTE OU DEITE NO CHÃO E COMECE A VIAGEM!! VENENO!!

After several vain attempts in many bands, the brothers Rolf and Klaus Fichter finally found in 1973 their own musical identity. At this time the band original name BRONTOSAURUS changes to YATHA SIDHRA, a musical name which is really suitable for the new musical orientation taken by the two musicians. Particularly attentive to ethnic and meditative influences in popular music, they began to work on a long & epic piece called "A Meditation Mass" (under the influence of the famous Achim Reichel, the virtual member of the band who produces the album in 1974).The first intention was to create a dreamy musical landscape where the Moog synth, the flute & traditional "percussive" instruments play an important part. Seen as a concept album, "A Meditation Mass" is almost exclusively instrumental. A long suite divided in two themes with two variations for each one. A beautiful and ecstatic musical journey. Their sound oscillates between "pastoral" folk music, spacey rock with the addition of discreet jazzy accents. After this impressive work, YATHA SIDHRA is dissolved. At the beginning of the eighties, the brothers Fichter formed a new band called DREAMWORLD. A more synth meditative pop orientated music but it's worth checking.
Track Listings
1. A Meditation Mass 1 (17.45)
2. A Meditation Mass 2 (3.13)
3. A Meditation Mass 3 (12.00)
4. A Meditation Mass 4 (7.16)

Total Time: 40:14

Line-up/Musicians
- Rolf Fichter / moog synth, Indian flute, vibes, electric piano, electric guitar, vocals
- Klaus Fichter / drums, percussion
- Matthias Nicolai / electric 12-string guitar, bass

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quarta-feira, 23 de julho de 2008

Ramatam - Ramatam (1971 USA Hard Rock)

BOA BANDA DE HARD ROCK QUE TINHA A PARTICIPAÇÃO DO BATERISTA MITCH MITCHELL EX-BATERISTA DA JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE E DO GUITARRISTA MIKE PINERA DO IRON BUTTERFLY E BLUES IMAGE!! TAMBÉM TINHA A PARTICIPAÇÃO DE UMA MULHER NA GUITARRA CHAMADA APRIL LAWTON QUE ERA CONSIDERADA A MELHOR GUITARRISTA FEMININA DO ROCK E QUE ROUBAVA A CENA COM SUA PERFORMANCE E BELEZA!! A SONORIDADE DA BANDA ERA MUITO RICA E AGREGAVA HARD, SOUL, PSICODELIA E BLUES!! OS CARAS ABRIRAM SHOWS DE EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER E DOS EAGLES EM 1972 E APÓS ISSO MITCH E MIKE CAÍRAM FORA!! BOM VENENO!!

Ramatam was a 1970s rock band featuring Mike Pinera on guitar and vocals, Mitch Mitchell on drums, and April Lawton on lead guitar. Tom Dowd produced their self-titled debut album in 1972. Pinera was known for his work with Blues Image ("Ride Captain Ride") and later Iron Butterfly. Mitchell was previously with the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

After some changes in membership, the band released its second and final album, In April Came the Dawning of the Red Suns (1973). Pinera and Mitchell had departed from the band at that point, leaving the band's focus entirely on Lawton. The band fractured under the pressure of life on the road and broke up in 1974.

Ramatam was notable for having April Lawton, a female lead guitarist. At the time of the first album's release, female rock musicians who actively played and participated in the band were relatively rare, particularly female musicians who played aggressive lead guitar, as Lawton did. She was favorably compared to Jeff Beck by Guitar Player Magazine.

Mike Pinera: guit, voc.
April Lawton: guit.
Russ Smith: bass, voc.
Tommy Sullivan: keyb., reeds, voc.
Mitch Mitchell: drums
Jimmy Walker: drums, voc.

1. Whiskey Place
2. Heart Song
3. Ask Brother Ask
4. What I Dream I Am
5. Wayso
6. Changing Days
7. Strange Place
8. Wild Like Wine
9. Can't Sit Still

quinta-feira, 17 de julho de 2008

Thundertree - Thundertree (1970 USA Psych Rock)


O TECLADISTA JOHN MIESEN APÓS O TÉRMINO DA BANDA "GOOD IDEA" FORMOU ESTA NOVA BANDA CHAMADA THUNDERTREE QUE GRAVOU ESTE BOM ALBUM DE ROCK PSYCH COM PEQUENAS PITADAS PROGRESSIVAS!! VENENO RARO E RECOMENDÁVEL!!

Thundertree - Thundertree CD. "When the band The Good Idea disintegrated in 1969, organist John Miesen landed a deal with Roulette on the basis of an unreleased The Good Idea track which he later explored with Thundertree. Thundertree, whose members hailed from Minneapolis, was formed by Miesen and vocalist/guitarist Bill Hallquist to exploit the former's fortuitous Roulette contract. The band managed only one eponymous album for Roulette (SR-42038) which appeared in 1970, but a combination of psychedelia and progressivism turned a highly-experimental album into an increasingly hard to find collectable. The emphasis is very much on psych guitar and organ, and generally the album bristles with new ideas and innovation. Strangely, given that most of the band's songs were written by Miesen, he has disappeared without trace, while Hallquist went on to record two solo albums under the name of Persephone Billy, both of which, with their pleasant, dreamy folk-rock style, have become minor collectables in their own right."

Info:
A Minneapolis band whose album transgresses psychedelia and progressivism. It's now becoming a minor collectable and is harder to find. The medley on Side Two is full of variety and interest but the highlights are the opening cut, Head Embers, which has lots of good guitar work and the mildly psychedelic, At The Top Of The Stairs. There are a few awful tracks, but there are lots of ideas on this album and if you're into psychedelic guitar and keyboards this is one for you.

The band evolved out of The Good Idea. When that band had split in 1969, John Miesen landed a deal with Roulette on the basis of an unreleased The Good Idea track, 12:25, which was used for one side of the Thundertree album. Bill Hallquist later recorded two solo albums. The first under the name of Billy, Persephone (Orion 20510) 1972, although he's more often referred to as Persephone Billy, due to a typographical error on the sleeve. On this he was helped out by, amongst others, Rick Lia Braaten (also ex-Thundertree). The album, which is pretty rare and sought-after, consists of pleasant, dreamy folk-rock and comes in a striking black and white cover. After a second, Travelin' (Mill City) 1976, Bill Hallquist did some session work including Kevin Odegaard's Silver Lining album. (Kevin, in turn played on one of the songs on Dylan's Blood On The Tracks). Bill:- "In 1976 Kevin and I played together in The K.O. Band. Our drummer later became a member of Prince and The Revolution (Bobby Z), and guitar player (Jeff Dayton) currently plays with Glen Campbell. After that I played with a folk trio Macavity with Tim Sparks (Rio Nido), followed by a bar band Cimarron. Later, I wrote/produced radio jingles before becoming Director of Marketing at K-tel here in the U.S. I am still active musically as a songwriter and as a member of Perfectly Loud. The K.O. band did a reunion gig on Sept. 1st, 2000 at a club here in Mpls./St. Paul".

Track Listings
1. Head Embers
2. At the Top of the Stairs
3. Summertime Children
4. In the Morning
5. Dusty Road
6. Alone Am I
7. Softly
8. I Travel Along
9. Not Well Liked
10. With a Tailored Image
11. Sun Is Shinin' for Me

sexta-feira, 11 de julho de 2008

Fleetwood Mac - Live at the BBC 1967-1971


MAIS UM VENENO DE PETER GREEN E SUA FLEETWOOD MAC!! ESTE CD DUPLO COM 36 FAIXAS TRAZ UMA COLETÂNEA DE SONS GRAVADOS NA BBC DE LONDRES ENTRE OS ANOS DE 1967 E 1971 COM A FORMAÇÃO ORIGINAL, TRAZENDO ALGUMAS CANÇÕES CONHECIDAS COM OUTRA ROUPAGEM E ALGUMAS QUE NUNCA HAVIAM SIDO GRAVADAS EM NENHUM ALBUM DOS CARAS!! OBSERVO QUE APESAR DO DISCO SER GRAVADO AO VIVO NA MAIORIA DAS FAIXAS A GRAVAÇÃO PARECE SER DE ESTÚDIO, VISTO QUE FORAM GRAVADAS NA RÁDIO OU NA TV !! É UM DISCO EXCLENTE E TRAZ NOVIDADES SURPREENDENTES!! VENENO DUPLO E ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADO!!

CD 1
1. Rattlesnake Shake
2. Sandy Mary
3. Believe My Time Ain't Long
4. Although the Sun Is Shining
5. Only You
6. You Never Know What Your Missing
7. Oh Well
8. Can't Believe You Wanna Leave
9. Jenny Lee
10. Heavenly
11. When Will I Be Loved?
12. When I See My Baby
13. Buddy's Song
14. Honey Hush
15. Preachin'
16. Jumping at Shadows
17. Preachin' Blues
18. Need Your Love So Bad

CD 2
1. Long Grey Mare
2. Sweet Home Chicago
3. Baby Please Set a Date
4. Blues With a Feeling
5. Stop Messin' Round
6. Tallahassee Lassie
7. Hang on to a Dream
8. Linda 9. Mean Mistreatin' Mama
10. World Keep on Turning
11. I Can't Hold Out
12. Early Morning Come
13. Albatross
14. Looking for Somebody
15. Fool No More
16. Got to Move
17. Like Crying Like Dying
18. Man of the World

Peter Green - Guitar, Vocals
Jeremy Spencer - Guitar, Vocals, Piano
Mick Fleetwood - Percussion, Drums
John McVie - Bass D
anny Kirwan - Guitar, Vocals
Additional personnel:
Nick Pickett, Christine Perfect, Eddie Boyd.

quinta-feira, 10 de julho de 2008

The Grateful Dead - First Album 1967

MINHA HOMENAGEM A ESTA GRANDE BANDA E UM DISCO QUE CONSIDERO "DISCOTECA BÁSICA"!! O PRIMEIRO ALBUM DO GRATEFUL DEAD!! O INÍCIO DE TUDO!! FOLK, ROCK E BLUES NUM GRANDE ALBUM DE ESTRÉIA QUE TRAZIA VERSÕES DE "GOOD MORNING LITTLE SCHOOLGIRL" DO VELHO BLUESEIRO SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON E "VIOLA LEE BLUES" UM CLÁSSICO DOS ANOS 20 DA BANDA JUG BAND BLUES E BASTANTE CONHECIDO PELA VOZ DE JERRY LEE LEWIS!! VENENO ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADO DE UMA BANDA ÍCONE DO "FLOWER POWER" E DO PSICODELISMO DOS ANOS 60!! JERRY GARCIA, O LÍDER, MALUCO BELEZA!!

The Grateful Dead's eponymously titled debut long-player was issued in mid-March of 1967. This gave rise to one immediate impediment -- the difficulty in attempting to encapsulate/recreate the Dead's often improvised musical magic onto a single LP. Unfortunately, the sterile environs of the recording studio disregards the subtle and often not-so-subtle ebbs and zeniths that are so evident within a live experience. So, while this studio recording ultimately fails in accurately exhibiting the Grateful Dead's tremendous range, it's a valiant attempt to corral the group's hydra-headed psychedelic jug-band music on vinyl. Under the technical direction of Dave Hassinger -- who had produced the Rolling Stones as well as the Jefferson Airplane -- the Dead recorded the album in Los Angeles during a Ritalin-fuelled "long weekend" in early 1967. Rather than prepare all new material for the recording sessions, a vast majority of the disc is comprised of titles that the band had worked into their concurrent performance repertoire. This accounts for the unusually high ratio (seven:two) of folk and blues standards to original compositions. The entire group took credit for the slightly saccharine "Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)," while Jerry Garcia (guitar/vocals) is credited for the noir garage-flavored raver "Cream Puff War." Interestingly, both tracks were featured as the respective A- and B-sides of the only 45 rpm single derived from this album. The curious aggregate of cover tunes featured on the Dead's initial outing also demonstrates the band's wide-ranging musical roots and influences. These include Pigpen's greasy harp-fuelled take on Sonny Boy Williamson's "Good Morning Little School Girl" and the minstrel one-man-band folk of Jessie "the Lone Cat" Fuller's "Beat It On Down the Line." The apocalyptic Cold War folk anthem "Morning Dew" (aka "[Walk Me Out in The] Morning Dew") is likewise given a full-bodied electric workout as is the obscure jug-band stomper "Viola Lee Blues." Fittingly, the Dead would continue to play well over half of these tracks in concert for the next 27 years.Lindsay Planer, All Music Guide.

Jerry Garcia - lead guitar, vocals
Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
Phil Lesh - bass, vocals
Ron "Pig Pen" McKernan - keyboards, vocals
Bill Kreutzmann - drums

1. Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)
2. Beat It on Down the Line
3. Good Morning Little School Girl
4. Cold Rain and Snow
5. Sitting on Top of the World
6. Cream Puff War
7. Morning Dew
8. New, New Minglewood Blues

MEIC STEVENS - Outlander (1970 Great UK Folk Psych)


SINCERAMENTE UM DOS MEUS ALBUNS FAVORITOS!! MEIC STEVENS ARRASA NESTE DISCO ONDE MISTURA PSICODELIA, FOLK, ROCK E PITADAS SUTIS DE BLUES ACÚSTICO COM ALTÍSSIMA QUALIDADE!! DIGAMOS QUE O CARA ERA UM BOB DYLA MUITO, MAS MUITO MAIS MALUCO!! ESCUTEM A FAIXA Nº 5 "THE SAYLOR AND MADONNA" ONDE O CARA COLOCA CÍTARA, TAMBORIM, FLAUTA, VIOLÃO ACUSTICO E AÍ TALVEZ COMECEM A DAR RAZÃO PRA MINHA AFIRMATIVA ANTERIOR!! SE AINDA NÃO SE CONVENCERAM ESCUTEM A FAIXA Nº 7 "YORRIC" E VIAJEM!! E SE NEM ISSO ADIANTOU AÍ ESCUTE A FAIXA Nº 9 "GHOST TOWN" QUE É UM PATAÇO NO CÉREBRO E PRA MIM A MELHOR DO DISCO!! BEM, O RESTANTE DEIXO PRA VOCÊS MESMO DEFINIREM!! VENENO PURO E ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADO PRA QUEM GOSTA DO GÊNERO!! ESTE É UM VENENO QUE PRA MIM CAUSOU DEPENDÊNCIA!! SEM ELE É SINDROME DE ABSTINÊNCIA!!

Deluxe vinyl edition of Meic Stevens' legendary lost psych-folk classic from 1970. The only album recorded by Stevens in English, 'Outlander' led to him being hailed as 'the new Dylan' at the time, original Warnes Brothers pressings go for up to £500 on ebay.

Meic Stevens may not be a familiar name in much of the world, but in his native Wales the singer-songwriter's stature is often compared to that of Bob Dylan. A local legend whose psych-folk influence can be heard in such contemporary Welsh groups as Super Furry Animals and Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, Stevens also founded his country's first independent record company, the estimable Sain label.

Stevens sang mostly in his native language, a political act not unlike speaking Basque in Spain or Cherokee in the U.S. His one English-language album is 1970's Outlander, an outstanding marriage of musicianship and eclecticism. Arising from the same fertile soil as the work of the late-'60s icons, Stevens's album nonetheless manages to avoid easy comparisons. Its jazz-Indo-psych ragas merge seamlessly with its acid folksongs and Dylan-esque meditations on relationships and politics. Performed by a remarkable cast of musicians hand-picked by English rock tastemaker Ian Samwell, Outlander was created with a minimum of rehearsal and consists largely of first takes.

Greeted with critical acclaim upon Outlander's U.K. release, Stevens traveled Stateside for a two-week tour in the summer of 1970. But the album never crossed the Atlantic; its very first U.S. release is this expanded, remastered Rhino Handmade issue. Copies of the LP have fetched upwards of $500 on the collectors' market, a testimony to the enduring quality of its songs. Now, fans can enjoy the original album in its entirety, along with nine bonus tracks, including outtakes, alternate versions, and the 1970 B-side "Blue Sleep." Outlander is available as an individually numbered limited edition of 2,500 copies.

1.Rowena (Full Version) 04:41
2. Loved Owed (aka Love Ode) 03:25
3. Left Over Time (Album Version) 04:35
4. Lying To Myself (Album... 02:47
5. The Sailor And Madonna... 05:34
6. Ox Blood (Album Version) 01:15
7. Yorric (Album Version) 08:49
8. Midnight Comes (Album Version) 03:08
9. Ghost Town (Album Version) 05:49
10. Dau Rhosyn Coch (Album... 02:43
11. Ballad Of Old Joe Blind... 02:31
12. Great Houdini (Album Version) 03:27
13. All About A Dream (Album... 03:20
14. Evening Comes Up (Album... 04:48
15. Upon The Mountain (Album... 02:21
16. Where Have All My People... 02:27
17. Yorric (Early Version) 05:38
18. The Sailor And Madonna... 04:09
19. Blue Sleep (Album Version) 03:57

quarta-feira, 9 de julho de 2008

(REPOST) Marconi Notaro - No Sub Reino dos Metazoários (1973 Brazilian Prog Psych)


REPOSTAGEM (REPOST) DESTE VENENO NACIONAL QUE É UMA VERDADEIRA RARIDADE!! PSICODELIA PURA E NORDESTINA IRMÃO!! TEM FAIXAS COM GUITARRAS DISTORCIDAS E CÍTARA!! O CARA É FERA!!

O LP 'No Sub Reino dos Metazoários', de Marconi Notaro, é dos expoentes da cena psicodélica nordestina. Lançado em 1973, enquadra-se na linha de obras como os discos de Lula Côrtes & Lailson - 'Paebirú' e 'Satwa', clássicos da psicodelia nacional. Ultra-psicodélico em alguns momentos, o disco abre com o samba 'Desmantelado' (composto por Notari em 1968, "nos áureos tempos do Teatro Popular do Nordeste), com o regional formado por Notari, Robertinho de Recife, Zé Ramalho e Lula, entre outros. A segunda faixa, 'Ah Vida Ávida', com 'Notaro jogando água na cacimba de Itamaracá', mais Lula na 'cítara popular' e Zé Ramalho na viola indicam o que vem a seguir, um misto de alucinada psicodelia com pinceladas da mais singela música popular, como o frevinho 'Fidelidade' (... "permaneço fiel às minhas origens, filho de Deus, sobrinho de Satã" ...).

O momento mais radical disco álbum é a quinta faixa, 'Made in PB', parceria de Notaro com Zé Ramalho, um rockaço clássico, destacando a guitarra distorcida de Robertinho de Recife e efeitos de eco. As músicas 'Antropológicas 1' e 'Antropológica 2', como a maioria das outras canções, são improvisos de estúdio, reunindo os músicos já citados, com ótimo resultado sonoro e poético.Com produção do pessoal do grupo multimídia de Lula Côrtes e sua mulher Kátia Mesel, o disco foi gravado nos estúdio da TV Universitária de Recife e da gravadora Rozenblit, também na capital pernambucana. A capa é um desenho de Lula Côrtes, tão chapado esteticamente quanto o som que o tosco papelão embalava, com uma foto de Marconi Notaro no centro, com o rosto dividido entre a capa frontal e a contracapa.

O álbum, infelizmente, como a maioria do catálogo da Rozenblit permanece inédito, esperando uma cuidada reedição oficial. O LP original é praticamente impossível de ser encontrado, mas uma ótima cópia em CDr já circula no universo de colecionadores. Texto de Fernando Rosa.

01. Desmantelado
02. Ah Vida Ávida
03. Fidelidade
04. Maracatú
05. Made in PB
06. Antropológica
07. Antropológica ii
08. Sinfonia em Ré
09. Não Tenho Imaginação pra Mudar de Mulher
10. Ode a Satwa

Country Joe & The Fish - C. J. Fish (1970 USA Rock Psycho)


UMA HOMENAGEM DESTE BLOG A ESTA BOA BANDA AMERICANA QUE TINHA UM ESTILO ROCK FOLK PSICODÉLICO E QUE FREQUENTEMENTE FLERTAVA COM BLUES!! OS CARAS ERAM ATIVOS PROTESTANTES CONTRA A GUERRA DO VIETNÃ E QUEM ASSISTIU AO FILME WOODSTOCK SABE BEM DO QUE EU TÔ FALANDO!! UM BELO DISCO E PRA MIM O MELHOR QUE ESTA BANDA GRAVOU!! VENENO DO BOM!!

Country Joe and the Fish went through a personnel change for their fifth album, CJ Fish, adding Greg Dewey, Doug Metzner, and Mark Kapner in place of David Cohen and "Chicken" Hirsh. They retained, however, their primary composers Barry Melton and Country Joe MacDonald, keeping the sound and style of the original band. CJ Fish is not as strong as their other albums, but it does have a few highlights. The content is typical Country Joe and the Fish: more love, less war, and the tunes are only a little fresher than the ideas. On their previous release Here We Are Again, they experimented with various styles. On CJ Fish, they tried to recapture the sound of their previous success, but they "went back to the well" only to find there wasn't much there. Most of the lyrics are thoughtful and bright; many are in rhyme as many of that time were. The overall timbre is interesting, being both joyful and sobering at the same time. Some bright spots in the material are "Hey Bobby," "She's a Bird," and "Hang On," which are delightfully Country Joe. Overall it's not a bad album and no Country Joe and the Fish collection is complete without it.

Formação:
Chicken Hirsch - Bateria
David Cohen - Teclados
Bruce Barthol - Baixo
Country Joe McDonald - Vocal e guitarra
Barry Melton - Guitarra.

01 - Sing, Sing, Sing
02 - She's A Bird
03 - Mara
04 - Hang On
05 - The Baby Song
06 - Hey Bobby
07 - Silver And Gold
08 - Rockin' Round The World
09 - The Love Machine
10 - The Return Of Sweet Lorraine
11 - Hand Of Man

domingo, 6 de julho de 2008

Wind - Seasons (1971 German Prog Rock)


EXCELENTE BANDA ALEMÃ QUE FAZIA UM ROCK PROGRESSIVO COM VARIAÇÕES PSICODÉLICAS E HEAVY INTERESSANTES ONDE SE DESTACA O ORGAN HAMMOND PODEROSO, VIOLÃO ACUSTICO, PESO EM CERTOS MOMENTOS, ENFIM, TUDO QUE UM BOM PROGRESSIVO PRECISA TER!! A FAIXA "SPRINGWIND" POR EXEMPLO LEMBRA MUITO PINK FLOYD EM SUA MELHOR FASE PSYCH PROG NO FINAL DOS ANOS 60!! ÓTIMO DISCO E UM SOM PROGRESSIVO DIGNO DO INÍCIO DOS ANOS 70!! VENENO RECOMENDADO!!

West Coast 60’s inspired German psych rock band. Their first album "Seasons" (1971) is considered to be a little classic in the early days of progressive rock. It features complex epic songs within heavy rock, psych-spaced out proportions. "Morning" (1973) is a catchy collection of almost conventional heavy rocking songs. Without gaining the commercial success, the band split in 1973. The drummer Lucky Schmidt will pursue his career with the band Aera.

Musicians Steve Leistner (vocals), Thomas Leidenberger (guitar, vocals), Andreas Bueler (bass), Lucian Bueler (keyboards) and Lucky Schmidt (drums, percussion, mellotron) started their recording career with an album of cover versions as Corporal Gander's Fire Dog Brigade: "On The Rocks" (1970). It was recorded before Leistner joined and they adopted the name Wind. In 1971, they recorded the legendary album, "Seasons" - one of the most sought-after German albums nowadays. This was the second of three releases on the budget-priced Plus label. This varied album captured Wind in different moods: "Dear Little Friend" was a thundering heavy rocker and "What Do We Do Now" - a vintage progressive rock anthem with fine use of organ and flute. "Romance" is a charming interlude for piano and "Now It's Over" had melancholic, folky vibes like Pink Floyd circa 1969. "Springwind" had haunting vocal lines, and finally came the 15-minute closing track, "Red Morningbird" with its floating, moody folk whispering, interrupted by some outrageously heavy outbursts. This is one of the classics of German progressive rock that will always be remembered for its powerful Hammond organ dueling with electric guitar sound; it should appeal both to fans of progressive heavy rock and those of folk-rock, as performed by the artists on the Pilz label.

Track list
01 - What De We Do Now. 8:23
02 - Now It's Over. 4:21
03 – Romance. 1:30
04 – Springwind. 7:05
05 - Dear Little Friend. 4:13
06 - Red Morningbird. 15:53

sexta-feira, 4 de julho de 2008

Thors Hammer - Thors Hammer (1971 Danish Prog Rock Jazz Fuzzion)


EXCELENTE BANDA VINDA DA DINAMARCA QUE FAZIA UM ROCK PROGRESSIVO COM MUITAS FUZÕES!! SAXOFONE E ORGAN HAMMOND TOCADOS COM MAESTRIA SÃO PREDOMINANTES EM TODAS AS FAIXAS!! ÓTIMO E RARO VENENO!!

Excellent Danish Progressive fusion, great saxaphones and hammond on this one and hard to find. They were one of those groups that promised much but never went further than an eponymous debut album. Stylistically, their music was close to Burnin' Red Ivanhoe, Blast Furnace and the jazzy style of bands like Traffic. Neehammer's sax riffing is predominant on the album's five tracks, also frequently augmented by organ and electric guitar. "Mexico" (6:21) is the most effective track (paraphrasing the well-known sax riff from Traffic's "Freedom Rider"), while the longest tracks are less purposeful (due to the slightly repetitive solo sections).

Peter Nielsen - vocals
Michael Bruun - guitar, piano
Jesper Neehammer - saxes
Henrik Langkilde - organ, piano
Henrik Bodtcher - bass
Simon Koppel - drums

1. Mexico (6:25)
2. Not Worth Saying (13:09)
3. Blind Gypsy Woman (5:05)
4. Evasive Dreams Beyond (3:33)
5. Believe In What You Want (9:07)

NEW LINK REPOST - OK

quinta-feira, 3 de julho de 2008

Velvet Night - Velvet Night (1969 US Psychedelic Rock)


NÃO TENHO MUITAS INFORMAÇÕES SOBRE ESTA BANDA A NÃO SER QUE O ALBUM É DE EXTREMA RARIDADE E O SOM QUE OS CARAS FAZIAM ERA PSICODELIA BEM TÍPICA DA ÉPOCA COM ALGUMAS VARIAÇÕES!! PRA QUEM GOSTA DE JEFFERSON AIRPLANE CERTAMENTE VAI GOSTAR DO ESTILO DOS CARAS!!

In 1968 Jimmy Curtiss who headed the 60s group the Hobbits founded his own production company PERCEPTION along with Steve Kanyon. Before he would start his own record label by the same name, he was involved in two groups, The Bag and Velvet Night.

Velvet Night was a six-piece including Frank Chiaro (bass-vocals), Tony Faranda (guitars-vocals), Doug Catuogno (percussion-vocals), Lynn Boccumini (vocals), Vinnie Nisi (keyboards-lead vocals) and Peter Fuino (saxophone-recorder-lead vocals). Besides strangely arranged cover versions of two Tim Hardin songs, a Donovan song, and a Cream medley, there are songs by Curtiss and Kanyon plus one credited to the band's organ player Vinnie Nisi.

The record has a rather weird U.S. underground psychedelic sound, Donovan's "Season Of The Witch" certainly is less menacing than the Vanilla Fudge's version, but still much heavier than the original. The Cream medley is rather strange, and Tim Hardin's "If I Were A Carpenter" sounds spherically esoteric. When Lynn Boccumini sings lead vocals, the band even sounds a bit like Jefferson Airplane. (Courtesy of Guitars Galore)

Personnel:
LYNN BOCCUMINI vcls
DOUG CATUOGNO perc
FRANK CHIARO bs
TONY FARANDA gtr
PETER FUINO sax, flute, vcls
VINNIE NISI keyb'ds, vcls

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terça-feira, 1 de julho de 2008

Grand Funk Railroad - Survival 1971


SEGUE AQUI O OUTRO DISCO QUE PROMETI POSTAR DA DISCOGRAFIA DO GRAND FUNK!! SÃO ESTES OS DOIS DISCOS MORTAIS DA BANDA E QUE CONSIDERO O MELHOR QUE FOI FEITO POR ELES!! NESTE DISCO TEM A VERSÃO DE "FELLIN' ALRIGHT" DO TRAFFIC E "GIMME SHELTER" DOS STONES!! ESTE DISCO TEM UMA SONORIDADE DIFERENTE DO QUE A BANDA FAZIA, APESAR DE CONTINUAR PESADO, SOAVA UM POUCO MAIS SOFT, QUASE QUE FLERTANDO COM PROGRESSIVO EM CERTOS MOMENTOS!! ABAIXO TEXTOS TIRADOS DA NET QUE CONTAM UM POUCO MAIS DO DISCO!!

Em abril de 1971 lançam Survival, que trazia o clima da capa para dentro das músicas, simplesmente cavernoso (no bom sentido é claro)! Discos de ouro já eram rotina, e dessa vez chegaram a quinto nas paradas. Talvez a capa mais marcante da banda, onde os três apareciam como homens das cavernas. A contracapa trazia um texto assinado por Terry, no qual falava sobre o nascimento de um bebê durante um show da banda; o mais bizarro é o fato do bebê ter sido batizado de Grand Funk Railroad!

Mais tarde, Mark afirmou nunca ter sido apresentado à criança, e que tudo não passava de um fruto da forte imaginação de Terry. Mesmo com todo o barulho por conta dos fãs, a crítica continua a ignorá-los. Prova maior disso foi a fracassada coletiva para a imprensa organizada por Terry. O empresário alugou um famoso hotel de Nova York para a ocasião e convidou os 150 jornalistas mais importantes dos EUA. Apenas seis apareceram! Isso só confirmava a imagem de "banda do povo" que o Grand Funk alimentava.

A turnê seguinte, tendo o Humble Pie como banda de abertura, foi das mais bem sucedidas. Dessa vez, o velho continente foi conquistado. Ingressos esgotados, estádios lotados, e fãs alucinados. Esse era o dia-a-dia do GFR. No Hyde Park, em Londres, a banda se apresenta como headliner com um público de mais de 100 mil pessoas.

Survival (1971)

Apesar do som continuar mais pesado do que nunca, a produção aqui é mais polida e suave. Basta checar "All You've Got Is Money", onde a bateria soa bem "soft". Generosas doses de reverb e eco são usadas durante o disco, que foi um grande passo para a banda em vários aspectos: produção, temas das letras e performance no estúdio. Outros destaques são as regravações de "Gimme Shelter" e "Feelin' Alright", que se encaixaram perfeitamente no estilo da banda, e a gospel "I Can Feel Him In The Morning". Terry Knight era um grande fã dos Beatles e isso refletiu em cheio no disco. Ele obrigou Don Brewer a gravar com toalhas sobre as peles da bateria, fazendo com que a mesma soasse mais abafada e suave, assim como a de Ringo Starr! E quanto à parte gráfica, a primeira prensagem norte americana do vinil, vinha com fotos individuais dos integrantes do grupo, idênticas as do Álbum Branco, dos fab four.

1. Country Road
2. All You've Got Is Money
3. Comfort Me
4. Feelin' Alright
5. I Want Freedom
6. I Can Feel Him in the Morning
7. Gimme Shelter
8. I Can't Get Along With Society - (2002 remix, previously unreleased)
9. Jam (Footstompin' Music)
10. Country Road - (previously unreleased, Unedited Original Version)
11. All You've Got Is Money - (previously unreleased, Unedited Original Version)
12. Feelin' Alright - (previously unreleased, Unedited Original Version)

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