mercredi 12 juin 2019

Third World War - Third World War II (1971 uk hard rock, blues rock and heavy blues - Flac)


Much like their American counterparts Mc5, Third World War were a heavily politicized band from England who made their mark playing heavy rock songs with an overtly left-wing political agenda. They were well known amongst the London Underground scene, playing free concerts with the likes of Arthur Brown, the Pink Fairies, and the wonderfully eccentric Viv Stanshall (before he formed the infamous Bonzo Dog Band).
Their songs focus on the poor, disenfranchised, the uneducated; on rebels, Hells Angels, and semi-skilled laborers fighting for their freedom. The music could at moments be sensitive, but was more often than not a raw, "punk" sound.
This lp, their 2nd (and last), dates from 1972, and musically is a more complete album than their self-titled debut. There are some excellent bluesy numbers, mainly "Coshing Old Lady," (their tribute to Hells Angels), mellow ones such as "Factory Canteen Mews," which offers excellent guitar work by Terry Stamp. Mainly, the lp is heavy rock numbers, such as "Yoko," "Urban Rock," "Rat Crawl," and their classic numbers- "I'd Rather Cut Cane for Castro," and the brilliant "Hammersmith Guerrilla," with very political lyrics such as:

"Get yer arse down to Hammersmith town; Join the urban guerrillas Take up arms against the crown; Don't talk about wrong and right, Get out and fight!"
Pretty heady stuff.
Their 2 lps are wonderful listening, and fans of the "Kick Out the Jams" era Mc5 will find Third World War (the name says it all) as kindred spirits- and even more political!
An exceptional cd well worth getting!(By Sean M. Kelly)


Tracklist
1. Yobo
2. Urban Rock
3. Coshing Old Lady Blues
4. Rat Crawl
5. Id Rather Cut Cane For Castro
6. Factory Canteen News
7. Hammersmith Guerrilla

Credits
Terry Stamp - Guitar, Vocals
Mick Lieber - Guitar
Peter Martin - Guitar
Tony Ashton - Keyboards
Jim Avery - Bass
Fred Smith - Drums
Bobby Keys - Saxophone
Jim Price - Horn
Wingy - Harmonica
Neemoi Acquaye - Percussion

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Earth Quake - Earth Quake & Why Don't You Try Me (1971-1972 west coast acid rock - 2003 Acadia edition - Flac)


Earth Quake was born out of the fertile Berkeley high school music scene (as were another of the band's eventual Beserkley labelmates, The Rubinoos). The band's lineup, as heard on both of these albums was John Doukas, Robbie Dunbar (older brother of the Rubinoos' Tommy Dunbar), Stan Miller and Steve Nelson. They honed their late '60s/early '70s rock at countless frat parties and free concerts in Provo Park (the latter being a pivotal venue that hosted numerous free Sunday shows), bridging the divide between late '60s jams, soul/R&B and tighter radio pop. They were equally adept at kicking out 9-minute guitar rockers as they were at catchy 3-minute pop and rock.
Hooking up with Matthew "King" Kaufman as their manager, they landed a deal with A&M and recorded a debut that had been practiced hundreds of times in endless gigs. The result is incredibly tight, both in the playing and singing, but with the sort of casualness born of familiarity. The album's nine tracks, all reproduced faithfully on this CD, show off both the band's chops, and the high quality of A&M's production team. The followup LP expanded slightly on the band's sound, with guests providing keyboards and horns that add a soulful edge (ala The Rascals) to a few cuts, but guitar-rock remained at the core.
The band's later albums on Beserkley are probably better known to most fans, but these two early issues are a great look at the band's original late '60s essence and the turn from the more elastic rock on the San Francisco scene into more concise forms. (By hyperbolium - Earth, USA) 

Tracklist
01. Tumbleweed
02. Distance Between
03. Summer Song
04. Things
05. Guarding You
06. Wind Keeps Blowing
07. Look Out Your Window
08. Blurry Eyes
09. Tickler
10. Bright Lights
11. Light Befre The Blindmans Eyes
12. I Get The Sweetest Feeling
13. Trainride
14. See What My Love Can Do
15. Why Dont You Try Me
16. Riding High On Love
17. Live And Let Live 


Credits
Robbie Dunbar - Guitar, Electric Piano ; Vocals
John Doukas - Vocals
Stan Miller - Bass ; Vocals
Steve Nelson - Drums ; Vocals

samedi 9 février 2019

Shangai Featuring Mick Green - Shangai & Fallen Heroes - (1974-1975 uk classic rock blended soul & Rock'n'roll - Vinyl rip - Wave audio format)


These two albums that are totally different from the rest of the career of guitarist Mick Green that was exceptional.
The first appeared in 1975 is a blend of soul music and various other influences that are far from the basics of rock'n'roll by Mick. This is in fact due to the musicians that surround Mick, especially the singer Chuck Bedford (Great soul singer), which is the main composer with Mick Green. An album full of fine superb compositions with bright guitars and vocals!!! The kind of album that should have been a total success!!!
The second see an almost complete change of personnel with the addition of fantastic singer Clif Bennett (Toe Fat) and guitarist Brian Alterman (Great slide guitarist). There are only Mick and Pete Kircher from the first album. The music is different, more focused rock'n'roll with the voice of Cliff (This proves the importance of the singers in these 2 discs) ... There is the classic "Shakin All Over" very successful but also more adventurous compositions as Let's Get The Hell or Nobody's Fool ... In short two gems never reissued on cd (Which is a shame when you see the number of bad reissued discs!)   

Shangai
01- Hear It
02- Keep The Faith
03- Darling Come To me
04- Weekend Madness
05- Joy Joy Joy
06- Hobo
07- Sparks Of Time
08- If You Can't Live
09- Magic Lady
10- Loose As A Goose



Mick Green - Guitars
Chuck Bedford - Vocals Harmonica
Mike Demain - Bass, Keyboards
Pete Kircher - Drums, Vocals
Babara Bedford - Backing Vocals

Fallen Heroes
11- Fallen Heroes
12- Shakin' All Over
13- Lets Get The Hell Off This Highway
14- Nobodys Fool
15- Candy Eyes
16- Over The Wall
17- Solaris
18- Fallen Heroes Theme



Mick Green - Guitars
Cliff Benett - Vocals
Brian Alterman - Guitars
Speedy King - Bass
Pete Kircher - Drums, Vocals



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samedi 11 août 2018

Pacific Gas And Electric - Starring Charlie Allen (1973 us soul & funk rock - vinyl rip)


The last album of PG&E in 1973, it's more a solo album by Charlie Allen which is in fact the only original member of the group, and is accompanied by many studio musicians. The album moves away from the rock to sound more funk & soul, an area where Charlie Allen's voice is perfect ...

Credits
Charlie Allen : Lead Vocals
Jerry Friedman - Cornell Dupree - Bob Mann - Robert Mann : Guitar
Charlie Brown : Dobro, Guitar
Gordon Edwards - Wilton Felder : Bass
Ernie Hayes : Keyboards, Piano, Piano (Electric)
John Hill : Clavinet, Drums (Steel), Guitar, Handclapping, Keyboards
Jon Stroll : Clavinet, Piano
Allan Schwartzberg : Drums
Phil Bodner - Michael Brecker - Joe Grimm - Arthur Kaplan - Seldon Powell - George Young : Saxophone
Burt Collins - Al DeRisi - Mickey Gravine - Lew Soloff : Brass, Horn
Jim Maden : Tambourine, Vocals
Jimmy Maeulen : Bells, Congas, Shakuhachi, Tabla
Joshie Armstead - J.R. Bailey - Gloria Barley - Shirley Brewer - John Brown - Lou Courtney - Bill Foster - Charlotte Gilbert - Lani Groves - Carl Hall - Delores Harvin - Melvin Kent - Troy Keyes - Sherman Lewis - Jon Lucas - Ron Marshall - Barbara Massey - Ray Pollard - Albertine Robinson - Ray Rollard - Jim Ryan - Manny Seymour - Tasha Thomas - Sammy Turner - Ken Williams : Vocals
Tracklist:
01. Gumbo Jones (Allen, Hill, Michlin) 4:43
02. Roll Georgia (Allen, Hill, Michlin) 5:16
03. Somebody You Love (Dino, Sembello) 2:49
04. Hold On (Allen, Hill, Michlin) 2:59
05. Dancin' in the Fire (Allen, Hill, Michlin) 4:49
06. Good Gospel Music (Allen, Hill, Michlin) 5:44
07. Hear the Trumpets Calling (Allen, Hill) 2:46
08. Some Kind of Feelin' (Allen, Hill, Michlin) 4:43
09. I Got a Thing About You, Baby (White) 2:37
10. Sunshine Embrace (Allen) 2:53
11. Niggers in the Woods (Allen, Hill, Michlin) 2:03

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Steve Miller Blues Band - (The Matrix - San Francisco - Soundboard - 1967-01-27 - Flac)


The sound quality of this show is extremely good, is it a real stereo, with the vocals parts recorded only on one of the 2 channels, so in the instrumental parts the volume of one channel is it a little bit lower, but i did
not touch the balance of the 2 channels, i left it like the original recording was.....
1st generation reel to reel > behringer ultra curve pro deq 2496 equalizer > tascam cdrw750 > plex tool professional XL > wav > flac.
I finally located this reel to reel that i got in trade 25 years ago from a guy that copied his master reel for me....no doubts that this is an excellent complete
sounboard recording, and probably is taken from a radio broadcast, but i don't know which is the original source....may be we should ask Dave (davmar), those are the kind of shows he may be had recorded...this is a must for a steve miller fan.... (By tillywilly)



Tracklist
Disc 01
01 - Worried About My Baby Too Much
02 - Mercury Blues
03 - Think
04 - Junior Saw It Happen
05 - Superbird
06 - Instrumental
07 - Instrumental
Disc 02
08 - Your Old Lady
09 - Going Down To Mexico
10 - Lovin' Wheel
11 - Instrumental Jam

Credits
Steve Miller Guitar, Vocals
Lonnie Turner Bass, Guitar
Tim Davis Drums, Vocals
James "Curly" Cooke Guitar 

James Curly Cooke -- whose middle name is sometimes spelled "Curley" and who is also often referred to as Curly Cooke -- is a great guitar player who's never quite gotten his due, despite very well-known professional collaborations with Steve Miller, Jerry Garcia, Boz Scaggs, and Ben Sidran. Cooke was part of the original Steve Miller Band, and was in the lineup that backed Chuck Berry at the Fillmore West and played at the Monterey Pop Festival. He was later replaced in Miller's group by the leader's boyhood friend Boz Scaggs, and subsequently played with Scaggs as well as returning to work with Miller on Fly Like an Eagle and other 1970s projects. He also appeared with Mother Earth on Make a Joyful Noise (1969), and worked with Garcia and Howard Wales on the Hooteroll? album in 1971. During the 1970s, he was most visible on albums by Scaggs and Sidran.

lundi 21 mai 2018

Wicked Minds - Live At Burg Herzberg Festival 2006





Tracklist
1. From the purple skies
2. Witchflower
3. The elephant stone
4. Drifting
5. Before the morning light
6. Through my love
7. Return to Uranus
8. Shadows train

Musicians
- J.C. Cinel / lead vocals
- Lucio Calegari / electric guitar and backing vocals
- Paolo 'Apollo' Negri / Hammond organ
- Enrico Garilli / deep bass
- Riccardo Lovotti / drums



Wicked Minds are an Italian band from Piacenza that started in 1987 as a trash metal band and only in 2000 (after keyboardist Paolo "Apollo" Negri joined with his Hammond) found a "new dimension", more hard-progressive oriented, releasing two very interesting studio works ("From The Purple Skies" in 2004 and "Witchflower" in 2006). This live album captures them performing live in July 2006 at Burg Herzberg Festival, in Germany, and features eight tracks oozing love for vintage seventies sounds.The album is well recorded and all the members of the band display a great musicianship. Although the music draws heavily on classic hard rock (Uriah Heep and Deep Purple above all), Wicked Minds never play by rote and they always try to add something different to their sound, combining their "sources of inspiration" with their own tastes. The song-writing is definitively good and they succeed in avoiding plagiarism: the delicate ballad "Drifting" and the final "Shadows Train" in my opinion are outstanding songs that would perfectly fit the tastes of every hard rock fan, but all the album flows away without really weak moments. You can find here more than seventy minutes full of enthusiasm and energy... If you love bands like Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Wishbone Ash, give a try to this work: I'm sure that you won't be disappointed!

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jeudi 4 janvier 2018

Jim McCarty & Mystery Train - Live In Auburn Hills . MI .March 21 & 22 2008 (Flac)



Repost by request 
Great concert by Jim McCarty & his band Mystery Train , including his son Dylan McCarty on drums ....
Enjoy !!!





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vendredi 15 décembre 2017

vendredi 8 décembre 2017

Dog Soldier - Dog Soldier (1975 Great Uk Hard Rock With Keef Hartley & Miller Anderson - flac)


Drummer Keef Hartley and principal writer Miller Anderson had previous history in the great melting pot of British music's golden era, 1965-75, coming up through the blues boom through various line ups of the Keef Hartley band and this album in many ways represents a last attempt to crack the mainstream. The story did not have a happy ending and the band subsequently fell apart in disarray, but the album they left behind is an invigorating and fresh example of the state of rock music in 1975.
On first hearing the two lead tracks (released simultaneously on a single) certainly indicate British blues rock at it's finest, but as the album progresses it is clear that there are many more elements at work beneath the surface, making this a cliche free collection with much variety and strength. One could realistically have expected to hear this on John Peel, Alan Freeman and Bob Harris' shows simultaneously way back then. At times it is somewhat redolent of that other great unsung British band Patto, and also Paul Kossoff's solo work, at others an American west coast influence on the vocal harmonies can clearly be detected (this reportedly more at the the behest of the record company who were looking for a return on their considerable investment), and somehow this conflict actually benefits the album greatly giving it a bright disposition alongside somewhat darker and earthier guitar riffing. The closing tune, `Looks Like Rain', also gets a wonderful double take on this new edition on Esoteric with the inclusion of a bonus 15 minute early version which is every bit as good if not better than the album version.
The eight tracks on the original LP belong together as a coherent and accomplished whole, all are FM friendly and accessible yet `heavy' at the same time. The musicianship and vocals are first class, and as an example of the kind of music which people just do not make any more, this is perfect. If the sound of 1975 was British based, American-tinged rock, suitable for all manner of airplay outside the chart stations then this is pretty much it in a nutshell.(By Steve Dinsdale)



Tracks List
01. Pillar To Post    
02. Several People    
03. You Are My Spark    
04. Long & Lonely Night    
05. Giving As Good As You Get    
06. Thieves & Robbers    
07. Stranger In My Own Time    
08. Looks Like Rain    
09. Looks Like Rain (First Version - Bonus)

Miller Anderson - guitar, vocals
Derek Griffiths - guitar, vocals
Mel Simpson - keyboards, vocals
Paul Bliss - bass, vocals
Keef Hartley - drums
Eric Dillon - drums
Jim Leverton - bass 

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Keef Hartley Band - Overdog (1970 great uk brass blues rock - flac)


Tracklist
01. You Can Choose
02. Plain Talkin'
03. Theme Song / Enroute / Theme Song Reprise
04. Overdog
05. Roundabout
06. Imitations From Home
07. We Are All The Same
08. Roundabout Part 1
09. Roundabout Part 2


Credits
Keef Hartley - Drums & Percussion
Miller Anderson - Guitar & Vocals
Gary Thain - Bass Guitar
Mike Weaver - Keyboards
Dave Caswell - Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Lyle Jenkins - Tenor Sax & Flute
Johnny Almond - Flute
Jon Hiseman - Drums & Percussion
Peter Dines - Keyboards
Ingrid Thomas, Joan Knighton, Valerie Charrington - Backing Vocals

It's a nice disc. Kind of a looser version of Chicago. Less pretty vocals, but nice and lots of rock guitar licks and horns for a jazz/rock/blues fusion feel. This release is Keef Hartleys most Rock and Roll sounding as compared to the bluesey previous material. I feel that every song, including the bonus tracks is a keeper. Is it comparable to Magical Mystery Tour, No but its a fine peice of 1970 music that I'm pleased to own. Of all the Hartleys I own I must say this is overall the best.(Mark E. Hyken)

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dimanche 3 décembre 2017

Jim McCarty & friends (Jam Night - Rusty Nail - Clinton Township, MI - 2010-10-03 - Flac)


Disc One
01. She Winked Her Eye [6:02]
02. Come Back To Me [7:49]
03. Big Mama Boogie [9:10]
04. Goin' Down [7:19]
05. Let It Rock [4:34]
06. Oh Well [6:56]

Disc Two
01. Shuffle In C [5:46]
02. Phone Booth [6:02]
03. Wee Baby Blues [8:10]
04. Made Up My Mind [4:09]
05. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl [9:26]
06. Politition [8:42]
07. I'm Tore Down [6:04]



Jim McCarty - guitar, vocals
Emmanuel Garza - guitar, vocals
Greasy Carlisi - bass
Billy Knight - bass
Big Al Grebovic - guitar, vocals
John Badanjek - drums, vocals

mardi 14 novembre 2017

Jim McCarty & The Hell Drivers - 2009-04-18 - Memphis Smoke- Royal Oak - Michigan (Flac)


The players:
Jim McCarty - guitar
Johnny Bee Badanjek - drums
Jim Edwards - vocals - harmonica
Marvin Conrad - bass
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cd 1
01-Rock You Up - (Romantics)
02-Gimme Some More - (See Dick Run)
03-No Pills - (Torpedos)
04-Respect - (Rationals)
05-Desire - (Rockets)
06-Turn Up The Radio - (Rockets)
07-Sunspot Baby - (Bob Seger)
08-I Wanna Be Your Dog - (Iggy-Stooges)
09-Money - (Smokey Robinson)
10-Lucille - (Little Richard/Rockets)
11-Jenny Take A Ride - (Mitch Ryder)
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cd 2
01-Detroit Music Awards Presentation
02-Rock 'N Roll - (Detroit & Mitch Ryder)
03-Taking It Back - (Rockets)
04-Thats What I Like About You - (Romantics)
05-Ramona - (Rockets)
06-Jumping Jack Flash - (Rolling Stones)
07-Oh Well - (Peter Green's Fleetwood mac)
08-Lust For Life - (Iggy)
09-Get Out Of Denver - (Bob Seger)
10-Gimmie Shelter - (Rolling Stones)
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dimanche 1 octobre 2017

Inmates - The Heat Of The Night (1998 Great UK Rock'n'roll - Flac)



01 Security (3:12)
02 She's Gone Rockin'(3:27)
03 A Thing Called Love (5:23)
04 Am I Still Your Man (4:14)
05 Precious Blue (4:05)
06 Caroline (3:13)
07 Let's Talk About Girls (2:25)
08 The Walk (2:58)
09 Find Another Fool (4:49)
10 Some Kinda Wonderful (7:11)
11 Breakdown (3:55)
12 Dead Red Roses (3:29)
13 Too Hot (3:38)
14 Dirty Water (3:32)
15 Sweet Nuthin's (5:58)

Some Great Rock'n'roll with the Inmates live in 1998 . 
The Inmates in their element- live and sweating R&B from every pore. With its storming mix of originals and covers this CD shows why the Inmates are the true heirs of the Stones. If you thought the Feelgood's "Stupidity" was good, try this!

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mercredi 23 août 2017

Root Boy Slim and the Sex Change Band - Warner Theater - Washington-D.C - 1978-03-07 - Flac


Root Boy Slim is hard to describe, maybe ''blues based mayhem'' is a start. He has been compared to Captain Beefheart and Dr. John. One thing for sure, he has a hardcore cult following.
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Setlist:
01 - Intro
02 - Elmo's Blues
03 - ?
04 - Root Intro > Mood Ring
05 - I Want It Now
06 - Too Sick To Reggae
07 - You Can't Quit My Club
08 - Country Love
09 - Used to Be a Radical, Pissed On The Pentagon
10 - Not Too Old For You
11 - In Jail In Jacksonville
12 - Boogie 'Til You Puke
13 - ?
14 - My Wig Fell Off

vendredi 11 août 2017

Someones Band - Someones Band (1970 uk great psych blues rock - flac)


This group got together via word of mouth and an advert in Melody Maker. They made a demo for Decca, who then sanctioned this album, which is now a monster rarity. Given that it was recorded in the course of a single night, it's a surprisingly polished and varied collection of progessive blues and soul. Also the influence of jazz, funk and African music is evident. Acoustic guitars meet wild electric guitar solos with a bluesy vocalist. One of my all-time favourites!! (Record Collector)

Musicians
Cecil James - Vocals, Percussions
Melvin Buckley - Guitar
John Coxen - Guitar
Terry Powney - Bass
Woody Martin - Drums, Percussions
Produced by Steve Stevenson

Tracklist
01.  Country ride • (Buckley)
02.  How it began • (James, Coxen)
03.  Blues for brother "E" • (James, Coxen)
04.  I wanna go where I belong • (James, Buckley)
05.  Hands of time • (Buckley)
06.  Alice • (Buckley)
07.  Give it to you • (James)
08.  Trouble is • (Buckley)
09.  A Story • (Buckley)
10.  Manhunt • (Martin) > Fiddlesticks • (James)


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dimanche 6 août 2017

Nick Gravenites - Bluestar (1980 Great Us Blues & Blues Rock - Flac)


01. Junkyard in Malibu (04:49)
02. Bye Bye (03:59)
03. I'm a Bluesman (03:43)
04. Dekalb Blues (03:07)
05. Blues Back Off (04:47)
06. Who's Out There (03:14)
07. Down in the Bottom (03:08)
08. I'm a Dancing Fool (02:49)
09. The Sister Song (03:38)
10. My Party (03:23)
11. Southside (02:54)
12. Nobody's Fault But Mine (03:58)
13. Rattlecan Man (07:00)
14. Hollywood Woman (08:27)


Nick Gravenites - Lead & Rhythm Guitar
Pete Sears - Bass, Piano, Organ
Joey Covington - Drums
Huey Lewis - Harmonica
Greg Douglas - Slide Guitar
Willy Toast - Rhythm Guitar, Slide Guitar
John Cipollina - Rhythm Guitar
Roger Troy - Bass, Vocals
Marla Hunt - Vocals
Diane Hursh - Vocals

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Tear Gas - Tear Gas (1971 outstanding uk hard rock - Flac)


Originally known as Mustard. Their first vocalist Andy Mulvey had previously been with The Poets. However, he was soon replaced by David Batchelor and around the same time Gilson Lavis (their original drummer, who later played with Squeeze) was replaced by Richard Monro from Ritchie Blackmore's Mandrake Root. This line-up recorded Piggy Go Getter, which made little impact. In 1970 Hugh McKenna took over Batchelor's vocal role and Ted McKenna (ex-Dream Police) relieved Monro on drums. They recorded a second album and tried to establish themselves on the underground scene but were going nowhere with their brand of tired boogie heavy rock, until they teamed up with Alex Harvey in August 1972 to become The Sensational Alex Harvey Band. This 1st album is a real MUST for those who like UK hardrock from the early 70s.



Tracks List :
01. That's What's Real
02. Love Story
03. Lay It On Me
04. Woman For Sale
05. I'm Glad
06. Where Is My Answer
07. Jailhouse Rock-All Shook Up
08. The First Time
09. The Temptation Of St. Anthony (Live)


Credits
Davey Batchelor - Vocals, Guitar
Zal Cleminson - Lead Guitar
Chris Glen - Bass
Eddie McKenna - Drums
Ted McKenna - Drums on Temptation
Hugh McKenna - Keyboards on Temptation
Alex Harvey - Vocals on Temptation

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