Monday, December 31, 2007

Jimmy Page "Lucifer Rising" {UK} (1973) (Psychadelic-Space)

We all make our misstakes....Maybe this one is Jimmy's biggest, the avantgarde film maker Kenneth Anger ask Jimmy to do a soundtrack to his movie Lucifer Rising. And he's asking the right guy. Back then Jimmy owned Aleister Crowleys house Boleskine in Scotland, he also got the second largest collection of bocks that Crowley have written. A dispute between Anger and Page made that Jimmy's soundtrack never were used. It only exists on rough cut of the film. Some people said that Mick Jagger is the one that made the soundtrack. Thats not true, Jagger was involved to make a soundtrack and it was Anger that inspired him to made "Sympathy for the devil". But Jagger thought the satanic aura had been to much. Finaly (I think thats correct) Bobby Beausoleil (later a friend to Charles Manson) did the soundtrack. In 1980 Anger sold the the movie and the soundtrack to a collector. That made a clear blue 12" vinyl and released it on Berleskin Records in 1000 copys.
This is not the best OST that exists but if you are collecting Led Zeppelin and related stuff this is something for you. If Tangerine Dream would been a garage band this is have they would how sounded. I have seen the movie it's not so good I have to say but the music its pretty good.

Lets get ready for 23 min of evil!

Some information:
http://victorian.fortunecity.com/updike/723/page.html

A big thanks goes to Bax that showed me this one.

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Best wishes from Sweden

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Bruce Haack - "The Electric Lucifer" {Canada} [1968/9] (Electronic Experimental)

This was recorded between 1968 and 1969 and released in 1970.

Bruce Haack's awesome The Electric Lucifer stands as one of electronic pop music's pioneering works. You might see the album as an American equivalent of something like the White Noise album, but while Derbyshire, Hodgson and co. were experimenting with homemade contraptions and concrète tape splicing Haack was wiring up his DIY analogue synths, making this psychedelic concept album masterpiece. Ignore the tags on the tracks which say Recorded 1979 and released in 1968 - Something VERY wrong there. With the starting track think Kraftwerk if you wonder what it sounds like.

The following comes from Bruce Haack Web:
"THE ELECTRIC LUCIFER" is totally unlike anything ever recorded before. It is truly a voice of the future. Listen to "Electric To Me Turn" and the anti war "War."

The credentials of the creator of "THE ELECTRIC LUCIFER" album are as diverse as they are fascinating. Bruce Haack was born in a mining camp called "Saunders Creek" in the Canadian Rockies. There were no roads in or out. I guess one either way would have served both. But only the train came in once a week to pick up coal. As a child Bruce turned-on to the mountain wind, the screams of golden eagles, the mine tunnels and the one electric light forever shining outside the mine supply store (the symbolism zonks me). After striking out for the nearest town as a young man, Bruce soon learned to turn his natural inventiveness, especially at

the piano, into his own means of expression. He went to the University of Alberta where he majored in psychology and extra-curricular activity, mostly performing and composing. He was always into something; two weekly radio shows, a performing group of piano, bass and drums. Club dates. Playing real country piano for real country dances. He even won a gold literary award. Then encouragement, even insistance from the renowned actor Charles Laughton compelled Bruce to go to New york. Since then he has earned an imposing list of credits- (his compositions have been performed at Carnegie and Town Halls, he has written ballet music, Broadway music ("How to Make a Man"), off.Broadway music ("The Kumquat in the Persimmon Tree"), pop songs (he penned three of Teresa Brewer's hits). Bruce has created hundreds of singing commer cials and is the inventor of "dermi tron," an electronic device which allows the human body to be played

as a musical device by means of skin contact. Wow. His music for the Nicolo Marionettes and Bliss Displays are heard on a national scale.

But despite all this,. Bruce devotes mast of his time to working with, and inventing fascinating electronic toys for, children.

Bruce invents, builds and plays his own electronic musical instruments. He composed and performed all the music on "THE ELECTRIC LUCIFER" as well as creating the synthesizer on which he performed. He picked up the parts for less than 50 bucks on New York's Canal Street.

And although there is a lot of meta physics in the messages of his songs, the album's appeal will be the beautiful mix of music and magic. Good rock. The appearance of the electronic voice on the album could be the most revolutionary thing about it. But as for me, I just dig it musically.

Note there is a CD reissue Electric Lucifer Book 2 which has interviews and Bonus Tracks.
Tracks:
1. Electric To Me Turn
2. The World (Narration)
3. Cherubic Hymn
4. Program Me
5. War
6. National Anthem To the Moon
7. Chant of the Unborn
8. Incantation
9. Angel Child
10. Word Game
11. Song of the Death Machine
12. Super Nova
13. Requiem

CD Version has 14. Being Silent 15 - 23 Interviews and 24. Electric To Me Turn (Alt Version).

Perhaps this post will inspire someone to post that too or some other wonderful works by Bruce.

The Third Eye - "A Tibetan Initiation" {World} [2000] (Folk New Age)

This is slightly different. Sort of New Age World Folk. I have no idea of the country it comes from - I doubt it is Tibet.

Certainly Tibet and Buddhism is the source of The Third Eye and this is also the title of a book published in November 1956. It was written by a British man named Cyril Hoskin (1910-1981) who claimed that his body was occupied by the spirit of a Tibetan monk named Tuesday Lobsang Rampa. It may be an early example of the New Age genre of channeling books. Quite a controversial book apparently. Also the Hindu "Kundalini" is similar to Opening The Third Eye. Although that is based upon Chakras etc.

What this music is for is to assist in opening the Third Eye or possibly just a relaxing sound for meditation.

There are 2 track listings for this (mine is the same as the German one I found) and very little info on the net at all.

The .nfo file that comes with it has the original source. It is interesting.

Tracks:
1 - Karmapa
2 - The Third Eye
3 - The Exorcism
4 - Samye
5 - A Smile Of Buddha
6 - Incarnation

Huckleberries - "Jigweed" {UK} [1998] (folk bluegrass)

The Huckleberries are a UK Folk band who play a unique style of Bluegrass that really excites me.

The Huckleberries began life in 1996 as a busking duo on the streets of Bournemouth, and has now grown to a five piece band that comprises 5-string Banjo/Mandolin, Fiddle, Guitar, Electric Bass and Drums. The band gather their musical influences from traditional folk, bluegrass, latin, eastern and celtic music and combine this with global dance rhythms and good time stomps! which is proving to have a wide appeal in all sections of the music loving public. In the last few years they have performed at a wide range of festivals and venues around the country which include Glastonbury Festival, Stainsby Folk Festival, Towersey Festival and the Larmer Tree Festival to name a few, as well as receiving wide recognition for their albums 'Reelgrass' and 'Jigweed'. They also recently appeared in the BBC series 'Down to Earth' and their music was featured throughout. The soundtrack C.D from the series is now available which includes material by the band.Below is a clip from the series. (from http://www.remotegoat.co.uk/event_view.php?uid=13987

"Jigweed" has a Caribbean tinge to it with softer fiddle and slightly more prominent banjo. Wider mix of percussion and bongo rhythmic drums make it more of a varied instrumental album - a 50/50 mix between self penned and traditional. The Huckleberries have built up a huge following from their continued busking in the towns of Southern England. (http://www.folking.com/reviews/reviews/67.shtml).


Tracklist:
01 - Huckleberry Island
02 - Timour the Tartar /Boys of Malin
03 - Lark in the Morning / Last Nights Fun
04 - Apples and Sloes
05 - Feargal o' Hara
06 - Sphynx
07 - Maid Behind the Bar
08 - Sailors Return
09 -TurkeyKnob
10 - Chicken Chaser
11 - Farewell to Erin /Gravel Walk
12 - Pulse
13 - Lost at Sea
14 - Grandad in the Lift

If you want to hear what they sound like all you need do is visit their official website here: Huckleberries Home (be sure to Click on Discography to hear their sound).

If you like Banjo's and Fiddles played with an exciting slant then this one is for you.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Spice, Pre-Uriah Heep "ST" {UK} [1968-69] (Heavy Rock)

For all you hardcore Uriah fans i give you this...
I have been collecting for several years both vinyl, CD's and audio files and never seen this one. And Uriah Heep is one of my favorite bands. This is really good music and reminds me of early Uriah Heep and its pretty groovy sometimes. I dont know if this copy its some kind of bootleg from some master tapes (no worry the sound is excellent) becuse they never released any album only a couple of singles that costs a fortune to buy. How ever here is some facts about them.
SPICE was the predecessor of Uriah Heep. The band was formed in 1967 and they
released one single in 1968 and recorded several songs in 1969. In early 1970 after
Ken Hensley had joined the group the name was chandeg to URIAH HEEP. Some of the songs recorded originally as Spice appeared on the first album 'Very 'Eavy ... Very 'Umble' and some remained in the vaults until they were released on 'The Lansdowne Tapes' compilation in 1993.The roots of the Uriah Heep story extend back to the heady days of the mid-1960s, when vocalist David Byron and guitarist Mick Box performed together in an R&B, soul covers band called The Stalkers in and around London. In 1968, the two friends decided to form Spice with bassist Paul Newton, a professional live band mixing popular covers with original hard rock, jazz numbers, recording a one-off single ('What About The Music' b/w 'In Love') for United Artists. By ‘69, with an initial band line-up including keyboard wizard Ken Hensley, Spice had evolved into Uriah Heep (named after the unctuous character from Charles Dickens' novel ‘David Copperfield’). Hensley, a multi-talented guitaristkeyboardist, songwriter had served his musical apprenticeship with a variety of groups on the live circuit from Kit And The Saracens and soul group Jimmy Brown Sound to Toefat and The Gods (alongside Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor). Finding a permanent drummer for the adolescent Heep line-up was to prove a labour of love for the band. Former Spice skinsman Alex Napier was soon replaced by Nigel '”Ollie” Olsson (later to make his name with Elton John on his classic album, 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road').

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Best wishes from sweden

Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Roundtable - "Spinning Wheel" {UK} [1969] (baroque folk jazz..)

If you like baroque elements mixed with medieval folk, if you believe some of the best music done by bands like New York Rock and Roll Ensemble, then this is for you! Merry Christmas & Happy New Years.

If you like a combination of jazz, folk, baroque, gospel and blues - kind of medieval music with pop influences - injected into eight well-known numbers and performed by a group of superb musicians plyaing such ancient instruments as shawms, crumhorns and regals, then you MUST buy this album. The stars are David Munrow (also on descant recorder) and Chris Hogwood (harpsichord), two highly-respected interpreters of medieval sounds, but the effect achieved when they mix with three flugelhorns, two woodwinds, piano, organ and a driving rhythm section powered by two drummers is quite amazing. You will hardly recognise Laura Nyro's 'Eli's Coming', Lennon & McCartney's 'Michelle', or Blood Sweat And Tears 'Spinning Wheel'. 'Scarborough Fair' and 'This guy's in love with you' are also gems and the arrangements are so complex that it will take you a dozen plays to pick out everything that is going on. It is impossible to describe the beauty or fascinating rhythms on paper. All I can say is that it is one of the finest albums I have ever recommended.(Ilford and Red. Pic., February 11th 1970)

Girl I Use To Know..

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Jazz Orkestar Radio-Televizije Beograd {Yugoslavia} 1978 (jazz fusion)

"..In 1978 RTB Big Band celebrated the 30th anniversary by releasing this double album consisted of recent works recorded from March 73 - February 77. The title wasn't as imaginative as the music itself and it was just called 1948-1978 that was a bit misleading for the contest of the album. It had a small inscription at the back of the cover saying "With Guests" so also it might be known under this name as well. Guests in this case on some of the recordings were Dusko Gojkovic, Alan Skidmore, Gerd Dudek, Bora Rokovic. The well known track "Balkan Express" made the original record sought after and quite expensive but very few had a chance to actually hear the whole album."


pAuk..

more at http://cosmicsounds-london.com/label/cs-34/cs-34.html

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Carolyn Hester "Magazine" {US} 1969 (Acid Folk Psych Fuzz)

Long time no see. Well here we go again this album was a big surprise for me. American folk music use to be pretty lame and very country inspired. This one reminds me of Susan Christie's album, with some heavy parts and parts with dreamy female vocals. But Carolyn albums its a little bit more heavier.
i think that this record could be her 3rd album or something. It is hard to found anything about the album. But the music speaks for it self, enjoy!




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Best wishes from Sweden

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Void Generator - "We Have Found The Space" {Italy} [2006] (psych prog stoner) Exclusive for Pnf!

One of my hobby is to make Orfeo got bored from me, with telling him my fantasies about opening a pizza delivery store and sending to customers cd-r copies of italian prog bands as a promotion. (hey my dream about coming true, cousin opening a pizza store in the city!! so why not? ;) ) would be a nice marketting & franchasing model out of Italy and people taste "Good Prog" by this way! :) months before i requested him some new bands from Italian new scene. a week later than my request, i got a package from mail, with 6 cds.(thanks a lot man!) i listened all of them, but one of them stayed in my old cd player for a long time. i asked my friend about who is that guyz. he gave me their site. and i just wrote a fan -you guyz great- mail. the reply mail was calm. and we become friends. i must add the groups guitarist/vocalist's passion & knowledge to 70s prog bands that stayed in vinyl amazed me. After opening that myspace, time to time we pop in and look around what is new. I saw a new song from them. and it is really beautiful and this reminds me their album. with a little bit shyness, i knock their door to share the album with PNF. They said go ahead. So my thanks goes to them to give me a chance to introduce that album to you. :)

They also said for the new album we dont wait that much, and even give me some samples from their latest works. I also put one of them to the package. Some information for the band;



On Void Generator's Myspace web site they say that the members are all united by a passion for psychedelia, space rock and stoner music. WOW… is that ever apparent from the music on this album! The band is from Rome, Italy and consists of Gabriele Fiori and Gianmarco Lantaffi on guitars, bass & vocals, Massimo Matrone on synthesizers and Maurizio De Angelis on drums. Their first, self-titled album, was released in 2004 and We Have Found The Space was released this year.

The songs are characterized by hard and heavy metallic space rock 'n roll that brings to mind other contemporary bands like Litmus, First Band From Outerspace and Space Mirrors, but also Black Sabbath and Monster Magnet, and Norwegian psych rockers WE often come to mind. In fact, some of the vocals are a dead ringer for the singer from WE (either Gabriele or Gianmarco). Anyway, it all makes for a deep space rock 'n rolling stoner metallic party in the cosmos. Throughout the album we're slapped around by blazing guitars, a solid rhythm section and trademark space rock electronics, all of which make for a tight and read more here

AstRal Manipulations..

from the upcoming album;
Void GeneRator - Stretched Sunlight..

further more http://www.myspace.com/voidgenerator

Enjoy!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

1860 Band - "1860 Band" {New Zealand} [1978] (prog funk jazz)

After "Snakes Alive" from Australia, let we enlarge our tour in australasia. I heard many good things about this album, but couldnt find to listen till this month. searched this band a lot without knowing anything about them. and just learned they were pre Quincy Conserve and they were from New Zealand (thanks lars) Its one of a hidden treasure, that every lover of this type may enjoy.

some information i found;
The Quincy Conserve was formed in Wellington in late 1967 by Malcolm Hayman. Malcolm was an extremely talented musician who had already been on the music scene for twelve years by that stage. Hayman was only 15 years old when he arrived in Wellington in 1955 as a member of the Maori Hi Fives showband. The following year the singer-guitarist formed the Trademarks, long-time residents at the Mexicali, a popular nightspot owned by American expatriate Harry Booth. The Trademarks were very popular, and after four years of constant playing, queues formed to see them every time they played. Over the years, 30-odd musicians passed through the ranks of the Trademarks, before Malcolm disbanded the group in 1961. The Trademarks owed more than a little to the Maori showband tradition, where Hayman had learnt his licks, but the group gave Wellingtonians their first taste of rock'n'roll. One member of the Trademarks was Rodney "Dody" Potter, who was later a member of the Keil Isles and Dallas Four.

Following the demise of the Trademarks, Malcolm spent 18 months at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, followed by two years on the Australian-Pacific cabaret circuit with a variety of bands. Malcolm was a severe diabetic and in 1965, during a residency in New Caledonia, he came down with tuberculosis, spending the next 14 months in a Noumea hospital. He returned to Wellington in the middle of 1966 and formed a new band called the Soundells.

The Soundells had a residency at the Downtown Club in Wellington and at the end of 1967 they were enticed to go to Auckland to play there. They accepted the offer, but Malcolm decided not to go. Now without a resident band at the Downtown Club, owner Roy Young had enough faith in Malcolm to give him a budget to recruit, equip and rehearse a new band for his club. Malcolm immediately tried the rhythm section of Sounds Unlimited, who had just dissolved, but at rehearsals found that they were not appropriate. He then started scouring the countryside, looking for the best musicians, with a promise of a regular gig and ..read more here

california dReaming..
porKy..

thanks to my friend arv to make this lp available :)

Enjoy!

Monday, December 10, 2007

It's A Beautiful Day - Today (1973)

Here goes this very hard to find album(at least for me), from the very well known band from the San Francisco Bay Area, i couldn´t find it anywhere so for those who are looking this one enjoy, im not sure if this is the right cover but is the best i could find...Theres no David LaFlamme on this album so there is a different sound, also we can appreciate more the beautiful voice of Pattie Santos and the compositions of Pattie and Bud cockrell.






- Val Fuentes / drums, vocals
- Pattie Santos / percussion, vocals
- Bill Gregory / guitar
- Fred Webb / keyboards, vocals
- Greg Bloch / mandolin, violin
- Bud Cockrell / bass, vocals
- Greg Bloch / horn

Enjoy

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Snakes Alive - "Snakes Alive" {Australia} [1974] (prog rock)

After uploading the album, while searching for an info i noticed mysteryposter sent it months ago. I think this album still protects its mystery. searched the net, band name is so common & couldn't find an information..There is a well balance on relax & agression on this album. thanks to hwabian,Miri & pnf room @slsk for tiny critics of the album :) any info welcome.

Snakes Alive - Fruit Pie..

Enjoy!

Friday, December 07, 2007

Bridges - "Fakkeltog" {Norway} [1980] (prog rock)

A hidden treasure, and one of my favorite from norweigan scene. some copy/paste:

Pål Waaktaar and Magne Furuholmen's first group was called Bridges. They released a self-financed LP on the record company Våkenatt in Norway only called "Fakkeltog" (Torch-light procession). 1000 copies were made, but very few of them sold. The music is heavily influenced and inspired by The Doors. This record is the most sought-after record among a-ha fans and you must expect to pay an awful lot of money to get your hands on a copy of this record. ..... The album was produced by Svein Erichsen, mixed by Svein Erichsen and Tore Aarnes. It features Pål Waaktaar on guitar and vocals, Magne Furuholmen on synthesizers, Øystein Jevanord on drums and percussion and Viggo Bondi on bass guitar. The track "Vagrants" features Øivind Nusle and Hans Morten Stensland on violins, Svein Ivar Fors and Elisabeth Moe on cello, Ingvil Kaalhus on obo. "September" features Gro Hanne Fors and Sissel Grønlund on tumpets. The songs, arrangements and lyrics are all by Pål except for "Vagrants" which is arranged by Erik Nygaard. The songs on this album are all sung in English. This is the only album released by Bridges, the band started another album by the name of "Poem" but it was never published. The a-ha song "This Alone Is Love" features song text from the Bridges songs "May The Last Dance Be Mine" ("It will make my last breath pass out at dawn It will make my body dissolve out in the blue") and slightly adapted lyrics from "Every Mortal Night" ("Travel by trap-doors our souls are a myrid of wars And we are losing everyone"). ...read more here. thanks to RD :)

The Oncoming of Day..

Enjoy!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Thomas Natschinski & Gruppe - "Wir über Uns" {Germany} [70s] (hard psych, prog)

I have listened very few artists from east germany's 70s Amiga label, but whatever i listened from that scene are most of the time quality,good works. Its one of the mysterious label, and discovering is enjoyful. One of the good works i have listened is, Thomas Natschinski's early works. Well there are many information for him at net, but most of them i found is in german language, here i copy paste from german wiki, & any info welcome;

"...Thomas Natschinski, der durch seinen Vater, den Dirigenten und Komponisten Gerd Natschinski, schon früh mit Musik in Berührung kam, begann im Alter von 9 Jahren, Klavier zu lernen. Mit 16 schrieb er seine ersten Lieder. Nach Abschluss der Schule 1964 begann er, an der Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“ Berlin Komposition, Klavier und Musiktheorie zu studieren. Einer seiner Lehrer war Rudolf Wagner-Régeny. Noch während des Studiums gründete er die Band „Team 4“, die sich musikalisch vor allem an die Beatles anlehnte, allerdings mit deutschen Texten von Hartmut König. Dass die Texte deutsch waren, geschah nicht auf Druck der Zensur, sondern war das eigene Anliegen der Band. Durch die deutschen Texte hatte „Team 4“ allerdings einen Vorteil gegenüber der Vielzahl anderer Gruppen, die einfach nur englische Titel nachspielten. So kam es, dass schon kurz nach der Gründung ihre erste Single aufgenommen wurde. Zu „Team 4“ gehörten damals außerdem John Knepler und Gerrit Gräfe...." ..more here

auf deM bau..

Enjoy!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

collaboration with pnf


45devir.net is a young turkish site, reviewing music from 60s to todays,

Those guys have some thousand of vinyls from the scene, mostly psych,jazz,pop,prog...

The language of the site is turkish, however there will be many audio and visual elements that will add some fun for all who interested.. feel free to pop in!

Çetin Bukey & John Hassel Orkestrası ('6X,TR)

Bağdat..

Friday, November 30, 2007

Children of One - "Children of One" {USA} [1969] (psych)

Hello! , Altought its quite common, its my latest discovery. i amazed myself during the week with that album, its something like an authentic theraphy at scizoprenic level. hope you like it too. some copy/paste;

Lineup pasted above from Fuzz, Acid & Flowers, whose entry says nothing more than that they're from New York. Apparently a 1968 release, never reissued, very obscure and rare. [lysergia.com] gives the release date as 1969. Most definitely NOT a rock album even though it's likely to float in the same circles of rare late 60s psych. This is truly one of the most bizarre albums I've ever heard, somewhere in between mystical folk music, new age music, and modern classical with a strong element of Indian music because of the use of sitar, dilruba and tanpura. It has a very non-academic feeling; it would be easier to imagine this music coming out of a hippie commune than a university, though I imagine it was probably some mix of these cultural contexts that resulted in this. With cello, bass clarinet, and flute mingling with multiple female voices, there's a rich and warm feeling. Very dreamy and mellow, not much in the way of driving rhythms. Strangely there's little percussion on the album, yet in the middle there is a quite lengthy unaccompanied drumkit solo, which is quite nice and not a detriment to the album or the sort of thing that begs to be skipped over. The strongest feature of the album is the abundance of female vocals in a wordless, somewhat operatic style that comes off as mysterious and ritualistic instead of gratuitous or annoying. I wasn't familiar with the dilbura before this, though I noticed a very sarangi-like sound in the mix and I just read that it's an Indian classical instrument somewhere in between a sarangi and sitar, bowed like the former with tuning and fret arrangement close the latter. It's a fantastic sound. A real masterpiece of subtle mysteriousness! Non-idiomatic psychedelia outside of time and place. Meditative yet freaky. I've really never heard anything similar to this at all. Seriously demanding investigation by anyone who might be remotely interested in this aesthetic! This general vein of music isn't a strong interest for me, but I'm pretty knocked out by this and the composing is very sophisticated. I would expect a lot of folks to give this one 5 stars.

Michael Anton Parker

LES GRINAGE cello, dilruba
KONRAD KAUFMAN drms, perc
BALA KRISHNA sitar
LAKSHMI tanpura
LEONARD LONERGAN soprano sax
MARCELLA MALMOLI vcls
LUCAS MASON flute, piano
PAULA MASON vcls
IRIN POELLIOT vcls
PETER SOKOLOW bs clarinet
VERA SOKOLOW vcls

time tuRns toward tomorrow..

Enjoy!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Freedom "Freedom is more than a word" {UK} [1972] (Progressive rock, Heavy)

Vertigo vertigo vertigo... A really strange label that had (or have) bands like Black Sabbath, Dr.Z, Tudor Lodge. And everything is getting expensive these days. But how ever Freedoom its a really nice progressive rock band and pretty heavy too, from the UK and the opening track is really awesome with viola and great guitars. If you know anything about the band you can write it in the comments. That would be really kind.






The line up:
Roger Saunders: Vocals, Piano, Lead Guitar
Steve Jolly: Lead Guitar
Pete Dennis: Bass, Accoustic Guitar, Vocals
Bobby Harisson: Drums, percussion, vocals



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Best wishes from Sweden

Friday, November 16, 2007

Prog Not Frog proudly presents: Queen Elephantine "Surya" {US} (2007) [Doom Stoner Sludge]

OKEY!!! Some days ago we recived an e-mail with a link with a band that was so heavy that I couldn't wear headphones while I was listening caus it would be hard to hold my head up. It sounds like OM or Sleep but with 5ives speed. But a lot more psychadelic. It's really hard to compare with something cause these guys sounds really new and fresh. Their first full length album is a limited edition so get it now before someone else do it!

Buy their first full length CD here:
http://queenelephantine.clfrecords.com/

And visit their myspace site and be their friend
http://www.myspace.com/queenelephantine

We at prognotfrog wish them good luck and hope that more people will discover their music.

The line up:
Indrayudh Shome (Guitar, Vocal)
Andrew Jude Riotto (Bass)
Rajkishen Narayanan (Vocal)
Chris Dialogue (Drums)

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Avalanche - Perseverance kills our game (Kraut/Prog) {Netherland} [1979]

On the mostly instrumental Perseverance Kills Our Game, Avalanche achieves all that makes a low-budget production endearing. First of all, the playing is true to the heart - an intangible that is subtle though very recognizable for those who hear these type of recordings on a regular basis. The musicianship here is superb though hardly symphony orchestra quality. And there is a real intimacy that surrounds the atmosphere - as if you're in the room while they're recording. And perhaps the fact that Avalanche have six full-time members helps keep the album from the one-dimensional nature of most private releases.

Side one is primarily a folk rock affair with wonderful acoustic guitar, piano, bass, drums and sparse (one track), but well done vocals. The real highlights, though, have to be the gorgeous flutes (various types) and the soaring and spiritual electric guitar work. For pure haunting folk, "Cola-tik" is the embodiment of melancholy whereas the progressive folk rock number "Maiden Voyage" displays the band's talent with extended compositions.


While the opening side is excellent, there is no foreshadowing of the brilliance to be found on the flip side. It moves beyond folk rock to a more complex prog rock sound and climaxing at the end of the album with a psychedelic space rock sequence not found since the glory days of Krautrock and bands like Ash Ra Tempel. "Transcendence" starts this side with serene piano and is augmented by bagpipe and flute. Then a powerful electric guitar enters to play the same beautiful melody. The tone gets noticeably louder until there's a dramatic break. Here, Avalanche display a ferocity that is a complete contrast to the delicate and mellow nature displayed so far. A soft, two-minute acoustic ballad is inserted to calm the nerves before the massively powerful "Oblivion" enters. This 11-minute plus opus is the high water mark for folk rock.
As on "Transcendence", the composition opens softly with a stunning acoustic guitar melody which is then offset by some dire sounding flutes followed by harmonium. It's just unbelievably pretty yet somehow very sad. Just when you're ready to cry, the electric rhythm guitar begins a simple, jazzy pattern. The bass and drums follow shortly thereafter creating a head-moving groove. Entering unannounced is a twin guitar attack which begins to pulverize your senses. The sound is heavy and acidic like that of Manuel Göttsching, and the playing has the same soul the Ash Ra guitarist has. The solo contains a number of original melodies within that add to the special quality. And this goes on for close to seven minutes to solidify one of the most intense and beautiful guitar solos in rock history. The album ends at the peak of the solo; one almost wishes for another 15 minutes to be found from the same tape. What a trip through the emotions!

(Thomas Hayes; http://thomashayes.com/albums/avalanche.htm)

Tracklistings:

01/ Lodalientje (03:55)
02/ Cola Tik (02:47)
03/ Hymns on wind and water (05:17)
04/ Maiden voyage (06:56)
05/ Glumsick for 20 fingers (01:18)
06/ Transcendence (for Leo) (07:11)
07/ Image of long gone by (02:29)
08/ Oblivion (11:14)

Lodalientje:

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Ian Matthews "If You Saw Thro' My Eyes" {UK} {1971} (Acid Folk, Folk-rock)

Some days ago I went shopping at the local second hand store for used vinyls. While I was browsing, this one showed up that had the Vertigo swirl so it looked really interesting. And it only cost about 6 euros so why not! However I think you people know Ian from the group Fairport Convention. Before that, he played with the group Pyramid, who recorded a single for Deram. After that, he became a member of Fairport Convention on their first 2 albums. After quitting Fairport, he formed the band Matthews Southern Comfort, who released an album back in 1970. In that year, when the band reached their peak of popularity, Ian left to record solo work. Really great folk-rock, especially this one and Tigers Will Survive, also recorded in 1971.



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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Röda Kapellet "Röda Kapellet" {Sweden} [1974] (Progressive Rock - Working Class - Communism)

This kind of music was very popular in Sweden during the 70's. It was not band like Mecki or Råg i Ryggen or November, Träd Gräs och Stenar that was selling big amounts of records and earned a lot of money. It was the bands with political music and a left oriented political thougts that did it. Bands like National Teatern, Blå Tåget, Knutna Nävar was very popular in Sweden.
Röda Kapellet was formed in 1972 in the city Gothenburg and the members was also members in the communist party(VPK) and there youth section (KU). And on their first record you can read that it is " our mission to spread the thoughts from the party". This album is the first one they did their second is named "Party Musik-Parti Musik". And are really good it includes the 22 min track "Lärling". Something intresting is also that the band was split in one electric part and one acoustic part.
Ok now you maybe think "Why he is giving us these communist shit?". Well I think that you think to see a another part of Sweden not all the hyped band that I have mention in the text. And this is really good music. You don't have to be political intrested to like this kind of music.



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Best wishes from Sweden

Friday, October 26, 2007

...Some folk and pop music from {Burma-Tibet-Bhutan-Afghanistan-Uzbekistan}

Well I think we should give the music from different countries a chans so I give you these three VA albums
I dunno anything about the musicans and wich year some of the recordings have been made. I do know that they are med between the late 50's and early 70's . I think that it is pretty cool stuff.

Dün "Eros" (Zeuhl) {France} [1981]

The French Soleil label has once again reissued a rare and wonderful recording by a little-known band playing avant-progressive rock. Evolving through several players, Dün began life as Vegetaline Boufiol, became Kan-Daar, then Dune, before finally settling on Dün. The various members' influences included Mahavishnu Orchestra (as Kan-Daar they were something of a Mahavishnu cover band), Frank Zappa, Henry Cow, but mostly Magma. The band's active years were from 1978-1981 during which they played shows with the likes of Magma, Art Zoyd, Etron Fou Leloublan, and almost became a part of the short-lived Rock In Opposition (RIO) grouping of bands in Europe, which gives a good idea of the adventurous nature of Dün's music. In 1981 they recorded an LP that apparently never secured proper distribution, and as a result is probably quite rare. The "Eros" reissue includes the four tracks from the original LP plus four bonus tracks, three of which are early demo versions of the tracks on the LP release.

"L'epice" declares the trademark Dün sound, being an enjoyable blend of fusion and progressive rock. There are majestic moments that recall Dün's Magma influences but also fiery rocking segments as well. The music segues through multiple movements some of which are carried by the floating qualities of flute and piano, and others that are aggressively led by searing guitar. The compositions are complex and played to perfection by this tight ensemble. Imagine a more orchestrated version of Henry Cow or Univers Zero and you'll get something like Dün.

"Arrakis" begins as a melodic, but still complex, progressive rock piece. Flute and piano carry the main themes for the first several minutes until unexpectedly launching into an intense full band jam. I love hearing piano alongside rock guitar as the instrument is clearly equal in power and potency. One of the bonus tracks is a demo version of "Arrakis". The basic theme is apparent, though saxophone is present and is a more prominent instrument than the flute. The band isn't quite as tight here, the sound being somewhat rawer, but it's still a fiery tune. "Bitonio" is a similar track but includes vibes and cool spacey synths. There's also a demo version of this track, but unlike "Arrakis" I found the demo version of "Bitonio" to be stronger than the LP version. The arrangements are more intricate and the music generally more developed than the LP version.

"Eros" is an aptly titled track. A beautiful flute melody takes the lead, but soon develops into a whimsical segment in which each band member plays repeated patterns. The pace slowly picks up though each member is still jamming away in a world that is both cooperative and their own. When the band explodes it's quite intense, and again the Magma influences are apparent though not in a way that overtly sounds like Magma. TIGHT playing from the musicians on this one! The demo version of "Eros" was recorded during the same session as the demo of "Arrakis" and is similar in sound due to the prominent saxophone and style that is closer to jazz than that heard on the LP. Kind of reminds me a little of Gong without the space element.

There are lots of these gems from the 70's and 80's collecting dust and thankfully there are labels like Soleil out there digging them up and making them available. Great care is put into the liner notes which include a detailed band history in English and French, and several photos. Recommended to all fans of the RIO scene and avant-progressive rock in general.

(from: http://www.aural-innovations.com, by Jerry Kranitz)

Tracklistings

1. L'Epice (9:25)
2. Arrakis (9:36)
3. Bitonio (7:09)
4. Eros (10:17)
5. Bitonio (alternate) (10:20)
6. Arrakis (alternate) (5:07)
7. Eros (alternate) (7:11)
8. Acoustic Fremen (unreleased) (6:17)

Total Time: 65:22

Line-up/Musicians

- Laurent Bertaud: drums
- Jean Geeraerts: electric guitar, acoustic guitar
- Bruno Sabathe: piano, synthesizers
- Alain Termol: percussions
- Thierry Tranchant: bass
- Pascal Vandenbulcke: flutes

With:
- Philippe Portejoi /sax

Bitonio

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Chakra-Chakra (1979) US

This is another rarity for all you froggers, this an almost impossible to find album by the american band Chakra, i didnt found too much info about this so all i can say is that very mystical lyrics and excellent and rare prog is waiting for you ...enjoy!

luz, amor y vida

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Black Zé - "Só Para Loucos.. Só Para Raros.." {Brasil} [1975]

Black Zé is a group of friends, living at Petrópolis. It is a rock band with progressive and blues touches in an alternative rock mood. As far as i know this album never reissued as cd, however the cd-r copies of the album is distrubuted with the fans of band. i am happy to have one of this cd-rs and to share from here.

I invite friends to discover this hidden treasure. Enjoy! :)

Só Para Loucos..

Friday, October 19, 2007

Evolution "ST" {Spain} [1970] (Heavy Psych)

Long time no posts but I will start now again I promise.
How ever I will start to post this good spanish band that I found for not such a long time. And I was suprised by the heaviness and the wah wah. Evolution initially arrived in Spain from Germany as beat/soul band Los Vampires, who overtime changed direction, lost members and regrouped at the end of the decade in Barcelona to become the cities hottest soul act. When the psych-prog boom took off influences such as Santana, Spirit, King Crimson, Traffic and Blood, Sweat & Tears also began to play a crucial part in their sound. The band originals combined incredible psych-rock dance floor fillers - notably 'Dr. Vazquez' - which were packed with fuzz guitar, Hammond and Det Ferring's impressive vocals, with more introspective rock. From 1970 Is Another One Of The Most Sought-After Records From Spain's Rock Heritage. This effort are including 4 bonus tracks and 2 covers on King Crimson 21st Century Schizod Man and In the Court of King Crimson.

So if you're into heavy early psych dont get afraid to get it!



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Friday, October 12, 2007

Kobza - "Kobza" {Ukraine} [1971] (psych folk rock)

Kobza was established by several students of Kyiv School of Music as an instrumental folk music band in late 60s. Having been unable to win much fame, the band started experimenting with new music formats and eventually moved closer to more popular rock sound, while still retaining its focus on traditional music and the respective repertoire. The debut album by Kobza, recorded in 1970, is one of the earliest documented examples of Ukrainian folk-rock. As a matter of fact, it is is said to be the very first long-play record to have been produced in Ukraine.

Despite being deeply rooted into the 'folk art' soil, the music on the Kobza's maiden album has a distinct psych feeling which probably reflects the musicians' keen interest in the modern Western rock scene. Half of the tracks are folk songs carefully arranged for electric organ, bass, drums, woodwinds, and three banduras (traditional Ukrainian string instruments). The other half are pop/folk songs composed by contemporary local authors, and stylized to fit into the same traditional vs modern compositional and sonic framework.

Available here is the rip of the old vinyl release (I think it dates back to the early 70s or so), the quality is not that great, but that's all I currently have. I may be able to locate and eventually upload a remastered CD version of this album which I heard was released recently.
Line-up:

Oleksandr Zuyev - keyboards
Kostyantyn Novitsky, Volodymyr Kushpet, Oleksandr Rogoza - banduras
Georgiy Garbar - flute
Valeriy Viter, Valentina Kuprina - vocals
Anatoliy Lyutyuk - drums
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Monday, October 08, 2007

Anaïd - "Four Years" {France} [1991] (jazz fusion)

If I remember correctly, a request for this album appeared some time ago at the PnF forum, in the thread related to zeuhl. Despite being included into several zeuhl reference lists on the web (which, I think, is exactly what arouses the interest on the part of zeuhl lovers), this album rather falls into a jazz category. There are occasional slides into heavy jazz-rock - especially on the tracks featuring Hugh Hopper and his distinguished bass work - but overall it is inventive, bright and limpid jazz fusion with some funky touches and very strong and artistic vocal appearence by Emmanuelle Lionet. "Four Years" is the band's only CD release. It includes the complete "Belladonna" LP album, as well as two tracks from an earlier cassette release named "Vêtue De Noir". Jazz fusion lovers will probably find it pretty enjoyable.
Line-up:

Emmanuelle Lionet - vocals
Jean-Max Delva - drums, keyboards, vibraphone
Patrice Meyer, Rick Biddulph - guitar
Pierre-Marie Bonafos - saxophone
Sophia Domancich, Patrick Morgenthaler - piano
Hugh Hopper, Rick Biddulph, Jean-Marc Houssepian - bass
Christian Hossaine, Jean-Luc Ditsch - drums

Tracklist:

1. Azalia 4:50
2. Belladona 9:23
3. Arabesque 5:42
4. Vetue de noir 7:18
5. Ikebana 4:44
6. Heart break 4:25
7. Spa 7:21
8. Nord-Sud 4:49
9. Clementine 5:10
10. Sea and saw 5:13


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Musica d'Repuesto - "Av Abuc" {Cuba} [1993] (avant rock)

This is a mostly instrumental album of rather unusual and innovative avant-garde rock music originating, surprisingly, from early 90s Cuba. This one took me by surprise completely, as it was completely out of line with what I knew about the progressive scene of Latin America. 'Av Abuc' is a hardly describable brew of progressive rock, electronics, and chamber music. The closest matches I can possibly name are, on the one hand, the French band '000' (who explored the terrain of restless 'crimsonicity' superimposed on the dense background of electronic beats and haunting synth chords), and, on the other hand, the Russian band 'Horizont' (who successfully blended progressive symphonic rock and edgy RIO-styled avant-garde). Despite its utter weirdness and complexity, the music by Musica d'Repuesto is not particularly challenging. It is composed thoughtfully, performed lively and brightly, and does not yield a bit of itself to atonal and unstructured experimentation. Overall, I hold a very high opinion of this album, and I strongly recommend it to fans of unconventional rock music.

Line-up:

Lino - keyboards, bass, drums
Landy - guitars, keyboards
Pedro Pablo - cellos, keyboards

Tracklist:

1. Parche 4:17
2. La Cabeza, cto + roja, + verda la jaqueca 1:37
3. La tristeza es una enfermedad d'transmision sexual 6:57
4. D'cada 10 hombres q' miran TV, 5 son la 1/2 5:34
5. Suite #3 7:07
6. Hierba maia 6:00
7. Anunciacion y danza d' los cordoros 6:32
8. Baile d' payasos 5:53
9. Av abuC 1:23
10. El involucrado (bonus) 7:32


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Sunday, October 07, 2007

Maphia - "Hans im Glück" {Germany} [1978] (krautrock)

We are in a good syncronization with Serhiy to select albums from same countries :) The album i am posting now is also new to me. Not more than a week, i met with one of faithful pnf visitor friend (strmshadow), and i was amazed with his vinyl rips, collections. For a long time i wanted to hear a good quite uncommon krautrock, and my medicine came. Maphia; Maphia is an obscure krautrock band from seventies, especially i like somesongs on it. For the friends who would like to listen some cute krautrock album, may try this one. I looked for some information for the band at net, but couldnt successful. So any information welcome.

Mary Smith..

My thanks goes to strmshdw :)

May every living being,
Our minds as one and radiant with light,
Share the fruits of peace
With hearts of goodness, luminous and bright.
If people hear and see,
How hands and hearts can find in giving, unity,
May their minds awake,
To Great Compassion, wisdom and to joy.

May kindness find reward,
May all who sorrow leave their grief and pain;
May this boundless light,
Break the darkness of their endless night.

Because our hearts are one,
This world of pain turns into Paradise,
May all become compassionate and wise,
May all become compassionate and wise

Dedication of Merit..

*Song by Heng Sure, Berkeley Buddhist Monastery

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Nekropolis - "Live" {Germany} [1983] (avant / kraut)

Nekropolis was an outfit of changing line-up spearheaded by Peter Frohmader, an artist, a composer, and a notable figure at the German electronic and experimental scene. Nekropolis started in mid-70s as a kraut-rock band, and moved towards more adventurous kinds of music by the beginning of 1980s. This live record is a good display of what the band evolved into by the 1983. Sparcely arranged for guitar, bass, drums and tape effects, with occasional violin addition and bizzare voiceovers, the music ranges from improvisational, heavy and angular spacy kraut-rock to sheer sonic experimentation to harsh jazz fusion with occasional zeuhlish touches. Lovers of kraut, experimental rock, as well as some fans of Magma may enjoy this one.

Tracklist:

1. Hölle im Angesicht 3:45
2. Tekeli-Li 6:34
3. Neutronen-Symphonie 7:33
4. Knochenmark I 2:18
5. Knochenmark II 5:46
6. Kleine Aster 6:40
7. Psychofarm 3:08
8. Seuchenschatz 3:02
9. Vorstadt im Föhn (bonus) 11:11
10. Tote Stadt (bonus) 9:12


Psychofarm

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STS (Seva, Top & Salmieri) - "Systeme Solaire" {France} [1997] (jazz fusion)

As requested by one of the friends at the PnF forum.

"Here's a disc that shows what bassist extraordinaire Jannick Top (best known for his proto-Ruins composition "De Futura" on Magma's 1976 album "Udu Wudu") has been up to lately. STS is his trio with sax player Eric Seva and drummer Claude Salmieri, and "System Solaire" is a live concert recording from '97, for which they were joined by guest guitarist Thibault Abrial. The nine planetarily-aligned tracks are both moody and energetic, dark jazz fusion with heavy Magma touches (Top and the drummer lock into some unmistakably Magmoid grooves), and the guitar adds a definite psych-rock element" - Aquarius Records.

The line-up is obvious.

Track-list:

1. Terre
2. Lune
3. Mercure
4. Venus
5. Soleil
6. Mars
7. Jupiter
8. Saturne
9. Kether

The download link is located in the comments.
PS: Additional link added to a different file hosting service.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Rodan - "Rodan" {USA} (1974) (prog funk)

Acid archives says; "Private 200 press, Pretty good LP ranging from prog with ripping guitar to horn-laden ballsy funk. The vocals are pretty out there. It appears that this band had roots with the Elastik Band of "Spazz" infamy!" I would never imagine a funk album with that coverart. For the lovers of santanaic music. Thanks to my friend Cassandra Witch :)

Enjoy!

Soldier of Fortune..

Monday, October 01, 2007

Metanomia - "Un Punto En El Universo" {Argentina} (prog) (exclusive for pnf!)

Here is Metanomia, a colorful prog band from Argentina. There waits you, good musicianship and hiperactivity on the album. That guyz make me happy to give me a chance to introduce this album to you. Especially for the friends who like to listen new sound of prog will enjoy this album more. for some songs at the album, i like to listen over and over.

Feel free to send your opinions,reviews & comments to efavaro@gmail.com

Sentir Pasar..

enjoy! :)

Saturday, September 29, 2007

C.P. Lee & Albertos Y Lost Trios Paranoias "Radio Sweat" {England} [1996] (Comedy)

Radio Sweat was the final release by the Albertos, almost 20 years after they were real well known.

Taking the spoof of an "English Local Radio Station" the songs are introduced as if they are the playlist of the DJ on said station. The Phone-Ins are very much like the local radio we get here.

All too quickly the Radio Sweat idea gives way to some Live Tracks (which I like better anyway) and after that we get some Bonus tracks which sound like demos.

I have to admit that I am posting this to make the previous post of Albertos Y Lost Trios Paranoias truly "Complete". Unless there are any real nice bootlegs of them LIVE in the 70's (when they were absolutely excellent), there is as far as I know very little else of recorded output from them.

Life is strange, I have had 4 deaths around my circle of people recently aged from 71 to 21, with a 24 year old in that group too. Whereas, the events do allow you to feel some respect for the life we have - As a person who has had 'Out of body experiences - which I would call Near Death' I can testify that the next life is far far more interesting than this life.

I know that Christian Faith holds power as I have been involved with it and have woken to the heralds of Angels singing by me. However, what the Christian Dogma does not include is the idea of Re-Incarnation. And that I cannot accept.

Oh yes. Back to the album. If you liked the previous post - Then you may well like this too. (At least 1 person did.) If you didn't like then forget this. It's only for C.P.Lee fans.

Tracks:
Sweat Land:
01 Shot By Both Sides (4:00)
02 Trouble With A 'G' (3:58)
03 Birthday Surprise (4:27)
04 My Feets Go Soul (3:32)
05 Gabble Natter Chatter (6:41)
06 Bite The Bullet Ivan (4:35)
Live Trax:
07 You Made A Hostage Of My Heart (3:58)
08 Contact Lense (4:06)
09 Telephone (3:35)
10 Put The Funkin' Kettle On (4:01)
11 Saluting Sgt. Bilko (9:17)
Bonus Trax:
12 Ou Est Madeline? (4:13)
13 Table Love (2:17)
14 The Ballad Of Robin Hood (3:16)
15 Alcoholotta Trouble (2:57)

Friday, September 28, 2007

Abraxis - "Abraxis" {Belgium} [1976]

Abraxis is a jazz/fusion band from Belgium with well implementation of some classical music elements. Althought the songs not related to each other, a tiny sugestion for full satisfaction would be to listen the album from begining to end at once. line-up: Dirk Bogaert (flute, vocal) Paur Elias (guitar) Jean-Paul Musette (bass) Charles Loos (keyboards)Jack Mauer (drums) Tony Malisan (drums). Any infos for the band is welcome.





Jeronimo..
Valse de la Mort..

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias "Complete"{Manchester England}[1973-96](Parody Space Rock Psych Punk Folk Rock Blues Pop Progressive and all the rest)

Mandrax Sunset Variations: That is the cover to the right. It consists of the 4 albums released by "Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias".

1976 - Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias
1977 - Italians From Outer Space
1978 - Skite

They also released this album:
1996 - Radio Sweat

Also included are the 2 EPs release during the Punk Era:
1977 - Snuff Rock
1978 - Heads Down No Nonsense Mindless Boogie.

The first album's tracklist is as follows:
01 Torture You
02 Pavlov
03 I Like Gurls
04 Dread Jaws
05 Follow The Guru
06 Dead Meat
07 Anadin
08 6.45
09 Jesus Wept
10 Mandrax Sunset Variations Parts 1, 2 & 3

From the first track with the amazingly sensuous lyric "I don't wanna talk to you. I just wanna t t t t torture you" played as a parody of Dr Hook (I think) through the Reggae "Dread Jaws" , the Psychy "Follow The Guru", rocker "Dead Meat" to the Lou Reed soundalike "Anadin" eventually ending with the Hawkwind parody "Mandrax Sunset Variations" "This is your captain speaking - Your captain is knackered". We loved it back then. I admit the sounds have a sort of 'dated' feel about them now, but, I still like them.

The Band:
Bass - Tony Bowers
Drums - Bruce Mitchell
Guitar - Bob Harding , Jimmy Hibbert
Guitar [Pedal Steel] - Simon White (2)
Vocals - Les Pryor*
Written - By, Vocals, Guitar - C.P.Lee

1977 saw the release of "Italians From Outer Space" and by this time I had seen them live doing a parody Rock Festival which was really a great live act and extremely funny. They did tracks from both these albums and it was well worth the psychedelic substances we had digested prior to entering the night club in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Wonder if Tab has any left???
Tracks:
01 Old Trust
02 Brrr!
03 I'll Come If You Let Me
04 Invocation Of The Fundamental Orifice Of St. Agnes
05 No Change
06 Peon In The Neck
07 Happy To Be On (An Island Away From) Demis Roussos
08 Teenager In Schtuck
09 Italians From Outer Space: (A) The Ballad Of Colonel Callan
10 Italians From Outer Space: (B) A Fistful Of Spaghetti
11 Mandrax Sunset Variations Part VI
12 Neville
13 Breakfast
14 Wholefood Love
15 Holiday Frog
16 Teenage Paradise
17 Willie Baxter's Blues
18 It Never Rains In El Paso
19 Whispering Grass
20 Death Of Rock And Roll

This album mixed country sounds (Comically) with the previously Rock, Psych and Space Rock still appearing and also Pop elements. However, there are bits of Zappa, The Firesign Theatre, Dylan and a lovely Beefheart parody "No Change - Peon In The Neck". Some pokes at punk start to appear (nothing so wonderful yet as the Snuff Rock EP). It all ends with a Joe Walsh / Steve Miller style rocker "Death Of Rock And Roll".

The remaining tracks on this album make up the "Skite" album. Some Dub Reggae, a "Doo Wap" version of the Sex Pistols "Anarchy In The UK", Skite had its moments but did not have the highs of the first 2 albums - It did however, parody the mood of '78, in a way. XTC etcetera.

Also included in this post are the 2 EP's. The absolute excellent "Snuff Rock" EP and the almost forgetful (Chart Success) of the Status Quo Headbanger parody).

Oh yes. SNUFF ROCK. Well, this has to be one of the better Punk recordings. Taking the proverbial out of the Damned, John Lydon himself and all. If you take it all too seriously - then you'd end up like Syd. There are 1 or 2 surprises in the Punk section of this post - Oh well. They are part of it and I attend to the possibilty of posting RADIO SWEAT, if you good decent folk want me to. *Smiles*
There are a couple of real good examples of this period of Albertos y Lost Trios Paranoias from this period available on YOU TUBE. So look if you DARE!

You Tube Sweetness Version 1

Snuffin


Oh. By the way. That "Complete" at the top should read "Almost" as well. Heads DOWN!
Place in line 502. Looks good for 2020.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

John Holm "Sordin" {Sweden} [1972] (FolkRock,Singer-Song ,Progressive)

This album is for me one of the top 3 albums from Sweden (the other 2 are Kebnekaise's first and Thommie Fransson's solo album, he did later played with John on his other 2 albums from the 70's). This man did 3 really good albums back in the 70's. And he was really near a big breakthrough with his second. He also did some albums in the 80's and 90's. John was a member of the progressive underground group "Underground Failure" that made a really rare album that sounds like Bob Dylan or Velvet Underground with some slight psych influence. But then in 1972 he released his first solo album and what an album great rock songs like "Svarte Kungen" and fragile songs like "Ett enskilt rum på Sabbatsberg". On this album you can found musicans like Kenny Håkansson from Kebnekasie on guitar Thomas Jutterström from Splash, Roffe Wickström the famoused blues guitar man and Ola Brunkert on drums. It wouldn't be an exaggeration claiming that the lineup on this record consisted of the swedish elite in progressive music at the time being. He got a very special voice that really makes the music sounds really personal. If you like swedish music and haven't heard this one get it now. Otherwise you cant say that you have heard SWEDEN!

Songs:
Den öde stranden
Sommaräng
Min skuld till dig
Om den blå himlen
Långt bort härifrån
Är det så det ska va
Får man leva för det
Svarte kungen
Ett enskilt rum på Sabbatsberg

Svarte Kungen (The black king) is a song about Jimi Hendrix if you wonder...


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Best wishes from Sweden

Thursday, September 20, 2007

If 6 Was 9 A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix - [1995] [316k VBR]

If 6 Was 9 A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix - [1995] [316k VBR]

Not much info on this record either.

Some nice bands on this Hendrix tribute from Imaginary Records.
Best quality rip...

Imaginary Records was an independent record label based in Heywood, Lancashire, England, which specialised mainly in indie rock and post-punk.

Their discography included releases by Cud, the Chameleons, The Reegs and the Mock Turtles, who went on to have a major UK hit with "Can You Dig It?".

The label also released a number of artist tribute albums, on which contemporary acts recorded cover versions of influential artists.
Contributors to this series of albums included Sonic Youth, The Membranes, Nirvana, Echo and the Bunnymen, Ride, Screaming Trees and Buffalo Tom.


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7. (00:03:49) - (VBR 317 kbit/s) Thee Hypnotics - Can You See Me?
8. (00:07:26) - (VBR 317 kbit/s) Bevis Frond - Who Knows?
9. (00:03:02) - (VBR 316 kbit/s) Shamen - Purple Haze
10. (00:01:24) - (VBR 313 kbit/s) Stretch Heads - Spanish Castle Magic
11. (00:03:34) - (VBR 316 kbit/s) Giant Sand - Foxy Lady
12. (00:03:44) - (VBR 316 kbit/s) Styler And Baldwin - You Got Me Floatin'
13. (00:10:41) - (VBR 318 kbit/s) Obsequious Cheesecake - If 6 Was 9
14. (00:03:48) - (VBR 316 kbit/s) Membranes - Voodoo Chile
15. (00:01:41) - (VBR 312 kbit/s) 501 Spanish Verbs - Ain't No Telling
16. (00:04:43) - (VBR 319 kbit/s) Mock Turtles - Are You Experienced


Playing Time.........: 01:09:07
Total Size...........: 156,87 MB

NFO generated on.....: 21-09-2007 00:50:02