Saturday, January 06, 2007

Show Of Hands "Formerly Anthrax" {USA} [1970] (Jazz Rock)

Heavy on the keyboards there. Well certainly on their cover of Van Morrison's Moondance there are some wonderful Jazzy sounds from Jack Jacobsen.

This USA band only released this single album and it is excellent. Reminds me a bit of Brian Auger. However, there some nice surprises in store - lovely acoustic guitar on No Opportunity Neccessary - No Experience Needed (AKA C,S,N) with the song being very EXPRESSIVE too.
Or I want to Fly which is gentle and full of beautiful riffs that carry you to higher places.
Try "Mount Olympus Breakdown" that carries acoustic guitar with a prominent banjo and almost touches on Bluegrass.
This band had much to give yet we only have a single album to remember them by.
Tracklist:

01 - No Words Between Us (Jack Jacobsen) (4:15)
02 - Stanley's Theme (Jack Jacobsen) (3:08)
03 - Moondance (Van Morrison) (3:44)
04 - These Things I Know (Jerry McCann) (3:15)
05 - I Want to Fly (Jack Jacobsen) (6:47)
06 - No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (Richie Havens) (3:39)
07 - May This Be Love/One Rainy Wish (Jimi Hendrix) (3:21)
08 - Mount Olympus Breakdown (Martin Lanham) (2:08)
09 - Like a Child (Jerry McCann) (5:05)
10 - Toy Piano and Goodbye (Jack Jacobsen) (4:50)

Trio Personnel:
Rick Cutler - Percussion
Jack Jacobsen - Keyboards and Keyboard Bass
Jerry McCann - Vocals, Guitar and Flute

Just a treat to listen to.

11 comments:

ZaXXoN said...

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Boris said...

Hi! Is it possible to re-up Formerly Anthrax along with Mozzarella? Thanks in advance!

ZaXXoN said...

If you are still aroundBoris-Will re-up this in a day or so.

Anders said...

I would also be very happy if this was re-uploaded. I have the LP, but it's in storage back home, so this would give me the chance to listen to it.
/Anders

Anders said...

I would also be very happy if this was re-uploaded. I have the LP, but it's in storage back home, so this would give me the chance to listen to it.
/Anders

ZaXXoN said...

You have caught me whilst working abroard - I will upload by the weekend. No problem.

Anders said...

Alas! I have been waiting in vain, but still hope has not left my heart, hoping that desires and wishes shall be fulfilled one day.

ZaXXoN said...

Re:up http://www.megaupload.com/?d=36X3U7IU

Anders said...

Brilliant! Thanks a lot, ZaXXon. A little poetry did help I see ;-)

jonnyfartpants said...

many thanx!

Rick said...

It is great fun to hear that people are still enjoying our music. Thanks for listening!
Rick Cutler

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