Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Man "2 Ozs of Plastic With a Hole in the Middle"{Wales}[1969](Progressive/Rock)

Following up as requested with a double bonus on the second Man album. First bonus is that this is the recently released "And In The Beginning" reissue with bonus tracks. Second bonus are the 2 "Best Club" mpg videos which must be the earliest recordings of Man that I know of.

I have the 1970 Hamburg bootleg "Honest One" which is probably the earliest album of Man Live and has many of the tracks from the Third album Man live on it.



THE BAND

Roger Leonard--Guitar, Harp, Piano, Percussion, Vocals
Clive John--Organ, Piano, Guitar, Vocals
Mike Jones--Lead Guitar, Vocals
Jeff Jones--Drums, Percussion
Ray Williams--Bass

SIDE 1
1. Prelude (1:49)
2. The Storm (5:07)
3. It Is as It Must Be (10:36)

SIDE 2
1. Spunk Box (8:30)
2. My Name Is Jesus Smith (5:53)
3. Parchment and Candles (3:09)
4. Brother Arnold's Red and White Striped Tent (2:53)

CD Bonus Material
1. A Sad Song - Previously Unreleased - Early Version Of Grasshopper
2. Walkin' The Dogma - Early Version of Spunk Box
3. My Name Is Jesus Smith - Previously Unreleased Version

1969 Beat Club MPG Video
1. 2.30 Definitely
2. Brother Arnold's Red And White Striped Tent

Here is a reduced size clip of Micky from the Beat Club Video in glorious Black And White.

Also (in the comments) is a minor Discography.

Please note the Beat Club videos have separate links as some people do not want video at all. Whereas those who already have this album may want the video on it's own.

The second album whilst being less ambitious than the first was still a great thing to hear. Some great tracks "Prelude- The Storm" "It Is As It Must Be" and "Spunk Box" being my faves.

6 comments:

ZaXXoN said...

2 Ozs @ 320 http://tinyurl.com/2rb4q4

Beat Club http://tinyurl.com/36gbcq

ZaXXoN said...

Various Releases as the Bystanders (I Have Bystanders - Birth Of Man and Pattern People)
1968 - REVELATION
1969 - 2ozs OF PLASTIC WITH A HOLE IN THE MIDDLE
1970 - MAN
1970 - THE HONEST ONE (live on May, the first bootleg) or TO LIVE FOR TO DIE (the same one with different sleeve)
1971 - DO YOU LIKE IT HERE NOW, ARE YOU SETTLING IN? (VEW YDD PEL ET NION, ARY BYB BOBYN?)
1972 - GREASY TRUCKERS PARTY (live 13th February)
1972 - LIVE AT THE PADGETT ROOMS, PENARTH
1972 - LIVE AT THE RAINBOW (live 13th August) (Bootleg - Not great quality)
1972 - BE GOOD TO YOURSELF AT LEAST ONCE A DAY
1972 - CHRISTMAS AT THE PATTI (live 19th December)
1972 - DEKE LEONARD, ICEBERG
1973 - BACK INTO THE FUTURE (one studio record, one recorded live on 24th June)
1973 - Iceberg and Man - BBC RADIO 1 LIVE IN CONCERT (live 21st September, plus "Romain", January 1972)
1974 - DEKE LEONARD, KAMIKAZE
1974 - RHINOS, WHINOS AND LUNATICS
1974 - 3rd Peel Session
1974 - Bob Harris Session
1974 - At Stadthalle,Heidelberg - Man Boot - 09-04 (Very Poor Quality Bootleg)
1974 - SLOW MOTION
1974 - THE 1999 PARTY TOUR (live 21st March)
1974 - Man and Alcatraz BBC Radio 1
1975 - Clive John - You Always Know Where You Stand With A Buzzard
1975 - BRAZILIAN CUCUMBER MEETS DEKE'S NEW NOSE (live 15th February, bootleg) or LIVE IN LONDON 1975 (the same one with two different sleeves)
1975 - MAXIMUM DARKNESS (live on 26th May)
1975 - Man w'John Cipollina - 1975 Berkeley - Man Boot - Poor Quality
1976 - WELSH CONNECTION
1976 - At Roundhouse - Bootleg
1976 - Keystone Berkeley Aug 9 - Official Bootleg (Excellent Quality)
1976 - ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL (live on 10th-12th December)
1978 - DEKE LEONARD, UNFINISHED BUSINESS (tape, 1973-1974-1977-1978 recordings)
1979 - DEKE LEONARD, BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES
1982 - The Force (Deke Leonard, Sean Tyla etc)
1983 - FRIDAY 13th (live on 13th May, two different sleeves) or TALK ABOUT A MORNING (another sleeve for the same recording)
1983 - LIVE AT READING'83 (live on 26th August)
1987 - 2ND BLUES FESTIVAL LIVE IN BONN (live on 27th September)
1992 - THE TWANG DINASTY
1994 - MAN LIVE OFFICIAL BOOTLEG (live on 25th June) or MAN 1994 OFFICIAL BOOTLEG (the same one with different sleeve)
1994 - CALL DOWN THE MOON
1996 - The Wheatsheaf,Stoke-On-Trent March 14 (Poor Quality Bootleg)
1998 - STAR CLUB 1998 (live)
1999 - RARE MAN
2000 - ENDANGERED SPECIES
2000 - Cobra Club - Man Boot - 160 April 26
2001 - Many Are Called But Few Get Up (Collection)
2002 - Downtown - 23rd May 2001
2002 - Undrugged
2003 - Man Alive
2003 - Man At Bullentempel Sept 5
2005 - Deke Leonard - Freedom And Chains
2005 - History Of Man (Anthology)
2006 - Keep On Crinting - The Liberty - UA Years Anthology 1971-1975


2000 - Man, We're Glad We Know You...A Tribute To The Manband

Other (Man Related)
Help Yourself:
1971 - Help Yourself
1972 - Strange Affair
1972 - Beware of the Shadow
1973 - Return of Ken Whaley
1973 - Help Yourself 5 (The Non Existent Album)
1976 - Malcolm Morley - Lost and Found

1973 - Happy Daze

Clive John also played with Home (Possibly only on a couple of tracks)
1971 - Pause For A Hoarse Horse
1972 - Home
1973 - The Alchemist
BBC Sessions

The Neutrons:
Single - Suzt & The Wonder Boy
Black Hole Star & Tales from the Blues Cocoons

Eyes of Blue:
1968 - Eyes of Blue - Crossroads of Time
1969 - Eyes of Blue - In the Fields of Ardath
1969 - Eyes of Blue - Supermarket Full Of Can
1970 - Ancient Grease - Women & Children First
1971 - The Big Sleep (Eyes Of Blue) - Bluebell Wood

2002 - Flying Aces - Seashell

Urban Turbans - 2002 Turban Town

Sean Tyla - Tyla Gang 1975 - Blow You Out

1976 - Alkatraz - Doing A Moonlight

Donovan's Brain - 1998 - Carelessly Restored Art

Tweke Lewis played with Wild Turkey:
1972 - Battle Hymn
1972 - Turkey
1973 - BBC In Concert
1973 - Live In Edinburgh
1996 - Stealer Of Years

ZaXXoN said...

Others that I do not have (Yet)
Doing A Moonlight - 1976 Rockfield (with Alkatraz) (Clive John)
Freedom And Chains - 2005 Angel Air (with Deke Leonard)

Martin Ace:
Big Smash - 1980 Stiff (with Wreckless Eric)
Tenement Steps - 1979 Virgin (with The Motors)

Deke Leonard:
Yachtless - 1977 Berserkly (with Tyla Gang)
The Last Stroll - 1980 CBS (with Walter Egan)

Plus Malcolm Morley has other releases.
There are Official Bootlegs that I do not have and also there are some
Donovan's Brain releases that I need.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to hear that Man boot. Plesae post it! Would love to hear live versions off their 3rd

rickk

Anonymous said...

Please, do you re-post it the Man's 2 ozs of plastic with a hole......
Thanks in advance.Would be fantastic to post something of Man's stuff.

Finestre che Ridono Post Rock said...

great album!

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