Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Thundermother - No Red Rowan (1970-1971 uk heavy fuzzed psych blues rock - flac)



Well, if you found your way to this page you must be a real fan of early 70's heavy psych rock as this one's been out of print (as a standalone) since 1995 but most of the album is available as side 2 of a double album released in 2003 which is still available here Works V.4. I'm surprised this is the first review of this lost classic.
No Red Rowan is a hard, heavy, blues-psych acid rock album released in 1971 out of the UK. Supposedly some kind of studio-musician supergroup and boy do they sound super!! Plays well as an album front to back, good stuff!
If you are a fan of the early 70's sound, this is a very worthwhile addition to your 'obscure gems' collection. (By Tuco)

There is no reliable information about the history of this band. Apparently this album was recorded in Wakefield between 1970-1971, England, engineered and produced by Mike Levon.
It collects Their Contributions to Astral Navigations, Gagalactyca, Loose Routes I and II. "David J. Smith (formerly of David John and the Mood) co-produced and sang on some tracks of an" ad hoc "group (ie They Were the studio creation) called Thundermother During 1969.
This one band shared with lp Light years Away called "Astral Navigations" (Holyground 1971). Thundermother's Contribution was recorded over one weekend.
Acid guitars, Hard Acid rock, heavy Acid Psych, Heavy Acid Prog, Acid Blues !! Progressive/hard rock featuring a lot of fuzzed guitar!!


Tracks List:
01.Someday 13:41
02.Country Lines 1:05
03.Boogie Music 4:48
04.Woman 3:17
05.Lady (Lay By Me) 3:39
06.The People Show 3:55
07.Come on Home 4:53
08.Woman in My Life 4:17
09.Rock Me Babe 6:03
10.Boogie Music (Coke Version) 4:53
11.Duce Blues 1:14
12.Watch Your Step 3:30
13.You Know Me Babe 1:26
14.Come on Home (Space Version) 7:31

Thundermother:
David John - lead vocals, percussion
Dave "Ginner" Millen - lead vocals, lead guitar, bass
Frank Newbould - guitar, bass, vocals
Fred Kelly - drums, percussion
Dave Wilkinson - piano
Dave Smith "Daz" - bass
Jerusalem Smith - Drums On "Woman"

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Copperhead With John Cipollina - Studio Sessions (1970-72 us uncirculated sessions from master - Flac)


If you are a Cipollina's fan, what you find here and what
i share with you is something unique. I've put together some
conpletely uncirculated sessions from my personal masters starting 
from the really first attempt to form Copperhead to arrive to
some tracks from the never released second lp. This is something
i want to assemble together since a long time, and i never did
before, so now i finally did it, and if you are a dedicated John's
music fan, now you know that sometimes the dreams come true. (Fabio 38f) 




John Cipollina : Guitars & Vocals
Jim McPherson : Keyboards & Vocals
Gary Phillipet : Vocals & Guitar
James Hutchinson : Bass & Vocals
David Weber : Drums & Percussion


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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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Mahogany - Magohany (1969 uk hard blues blended hard rock - FLAC)



Mahogany – ever hear of them. Well, if you were in the US they would be unknown, if you were in the UK, they would have been familiar to you blues fanatics, but this recording was never issued in the UK, only in a country that didn't know them – the US. Go figure.
The band existed only for a little under two years, and started off as Mahogany Guinness, later shortened to just plain Mahogany. They were a Chicago-styled blues band and fit right in with all the other groups of the era, Savoy Brown, Fleetwood Mac and Ten Years After.
They were 'discovered' by Tony Clark (he of Moody Blues fame) who cut this wonderful album for Epic.
On this their only Lp, Mahogany proves that original blues material (they composed everything on the album), if played with skill and vitality, can elicit from an audience that pure gut level reaction.
Magohany is comprised of four young performers, each of whom has had extensive musical experience prior to joining the group: Stephen Darrington (organ), Joseph Southall (bass guitar), John MacKay (lead guitar, lead vocals) and Paul Hobbs (drums).
Although t are only four members of Mahogany, their musical skill is considerable: between three of them they play no less than ten instruments including trumpet, violin and classical guitar.



Organist Stephen Darrington describes his compositions as "innumerable drunken 12-bar blues" 
filled as they are with wronged lovers, drinking bouts, packing up and parting times-but like the best of blues they're exhilarating, cathartic, and sometimes, even happy.


Tracklisting:
01.Coolin'
02.Best Woman, Best Friend
03.Live Your Love A Lie
04.Easy
05.Two Trains
06.Armchair Woman
07.Sweet Home Chicago
08.For Jane
09.Keepin'
10.Feeling Good

Mahogany:
John Mackay (guitar)
Joe Southall (bass)
Paul Hobbs (drums)
Stephen Darrington ( keyboards and harmonica)

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Once featuring John Cipollina 1988-02-20 SF Musicworks, San Francisco, CA - Avi


Great video of Once featuring John Cipollina & friends, enjoy !!!

Set I
Tuning
Everyday I Have The Blues
I Shot the Sheriff
In The Midnight Hour
Bring It On Home To Me
My Babe
Who Do You Love

Set II
Knock On Wood
Evil Ways (missing)
You Got Me Runnin' (missing)
Stormy Monday Blues
Help Me
Gimme Some Lovin'
Mona > Tequila > Mona

John Cipollina - guitars, vocals
Mario Cipollina - bass
Alex Ligertwood - guitar, vocals
Pete Sears - keyboards
Tony Johnson - drums, vocals

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Amish - Amish (1972 Canadian Hard Rock Prog - 2007 Reissue - Flac)

Formed in 1970, Galt, Ontario Formed in 1970 from the remnants of the R & B cover band FJ And The Impressions which included bassist Mike Gingrich and organ player Ron Baumtrog. 
Amish started out playing cover versions of McKenna-Mendelson Mainline, The Modern Rock Quartet, The Doors and James Gang songs.

Amish is a Progressive / Hard Rock band, formed in Galt, Ontario, Canada, in 1970.
They released self-titled album in 1972. album originally released on the label (Sussex/Buddah) SXBS-7016 [1000 copies only press] produced by Mike Theodore & Dennis Coffey 
“Amish, a sect of people whose love for the natural life has kept them perennially old-fashioned, far from the destructive energies of progress and industry. A life without electricity or automobiles, in harmony with the land.
A community of Amish people has grown up in Galt. And when five young musicians were looking for a name that would reflect their admiration and respect for simplicity and a natural way of life they had to look no farther than their neighbours.
Amish … new music. Natural music.”
The band's manager, Bill Gefross, brought them to the attention of US label Sussex Records where Motown producer Dennis Coffey and Mike Theodore, both staff producers for Sussex, took the band into GM Studios in East Detroit to record. Guitarist Botts was a draft dodger from the Viet Nam War and couldn't return to the United States to record so session guitarist Joe Gutz performed on the album instead.
Their self-titled album was distributed through Buddah Records in 1972. The album contains a remake of Traffic's "Dear Mr. Fantasy". The original song "Down The Road" was intended as a 7" release with the non-LP track "Upon My Leavin'", but the label never issued it. 
After the album;s release, and a possible US tour, Amish merged with another Preston-Galt area band called Oasis and guitarist Bob Norris replaced Botts while drummer Kim Neil replaced Byrne. 
Following the recording of a second album, but not released, Baumtrog left and Gery Mertz was brought in on keyboards. The band carried on for a couple of years, even as a 4-piece after the departure of Mertz. 
Baumtrog is the Health & Safety Co-ordinator for Metokote Canada in Cambridge, Ontario; Mike Gingrich would play with Nightwinds in the late 1970s, Klaatu's touring bassist from November 1981 until August 1982, The Headpins in 1983 and Holly Woods And Toronto in 1984; Doug Stagg passed away in 1999. (By Adamus67 - Many Thanks)

Tracklist
1.Sad Girl
2.Black Lace Woman
3.Wise Man
4.Help Me
5.I Don
6.Dear Mr. Fantasy
7.The Sea
8.Down The Road


Credits
Ron Baumtrog - Keyboards
Jack Byrne - Drums
Mike Gingrich - Bass
Doug Stagg - Vocals
Joe Gutz - Guitar (Replace Jack Botts on the album)
Jack Botts - Guitar (Not playing on the album)

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Love & Arthur Lee - Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA - November 21, 1970 (Great Audience Flac)



Tracklist
1st Set
01 Product Of The Times
02 Stand Out
03 Keep On Shining
04 Andmoreagain
05 Singing Cowboy
06 Good Times
07 Announcements
2nd Set
08 Stand Out
09 Product Of The Times
10 Bummer In The Summer
11 Find Somebody
12 Signed D.C.
13 Slick Dick
14 Always See Your Face
15 Singing Cowboy

Credits
Arthur Lee - Vocals, Rhythm Guitar 
Gary Rowles - Lead Guitar 
Frank Fayad - Bass 
George Suranovich - Drums

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Nick Gravenites With Mike Bloomfield - My Labors + 7 Bonus Tracks - 1969 Live At Fillmore West - Great Blues (Wave & Mp3 @320)


While this album is listed as a Nick Gravenites album, Michael Bloomfield plays such an integral part, one is tempted to call it "Our Labors." Nick Gravenites is an underrated songwriter/singer and deserves accolades for his work on this and many other albums but the star that really shines,no,blazes, is Michael Bloomfield. His playing on the live cuts is some of the best blues guitar I've ever heard. That's no hyperbole,either. Mike Bloomfield had brains in his fingers and this CD proves it. This is Blues improvisation at its finest. By the way, "My Labors" was recorded in 1969. While some of the studio cuts sound a little dated, the live stuff sounds like it could have been recorded yesterday. Timeless. ( By John B. Ivey "Slothhand")



Mike Bloomfield- guitar, vocals
Nick Gravenites- guitar, vocals
Mark Naftalin- piano
Ira Kamin- organ
John Kahn- bass
Cornelius "Snooky" Flowers- baritone sax
Gerald Oshita- baritone sax
John Wilmeth- trumpet
Noel Jewkes- tenor sax
Dino Andino- congas
Bob Jones- drums, vocals

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Cat Mother - Last Dance Chance (1973 us classic rock & country folk rock - vinyl rip - flac)



Grassroots rockers Cat Mother & the All Night Newsboys formed in New York's Lower East Side in 1967 -- comprising singer/guitarist Larry Parker, lead guitarist Charlie Chin, bassist Roy Michaels, keyboardist Bob Smith, and drummer Michael Equine; By year's end they were regularly headlining the Café Wha?, and soon were ensconced as the house band at the famed Electric Circus. In 1969 the group signed to Polydor Records, with longtime friend Jimi Hendrix agreeing to produce their debut LP The Street Giveth and the Street Taketh Away -- supported by a series of appearances as Hendrix's opener, the record generated Cat Mother & the All Night Newsboys' lone Top 40 hit "Good Old Rock and Roll," a medley of pop classics from the late 1950s. Chin left the lineup soon after, and in an attempt to also sever ties with manager Michael Jeffrey, the remaining bandmembers traveled to San Francisco to record the follow-up, 1970s Albion Doowah, a pastoral, country-inspired effort featuring Paul Johnson on guitar and Jay Ungar on bass. Parker split soon after, and the remaining trio of Michaels, Smith and Equine returned to New York, abbreviating their name to simply Cat Mother and recruiting guitarist Charlie Prichard and percussionist Steve Davidson for their eponymous 1971 LP. Guitarist Charlie Harcourt replaced Prichard for Cat Mother's fourth and final album, 1973's aptly-titled Last Chance Dance, although the group continued playing live for several years to follow.(By Jason Ankeny)



Tracklist
01- Just Before The Fall - 2:59
02- Take It Now - 3:50
03- The Last Thing I Do - 3:18
04- It Would Seem A Simple Thing - 1:25
05- Stone Hotel - 2:44
06- We'll Have A Real Good Time - 2:09
07- Redwood Blues - 2:40
08- Bottle O'Dog - 3:40
09- The Paranoid Papers - 8:54
10- Side By Side - 2:32

Credits
Bob Smith - Drums, Keyboards, Vocals
Charlie Harcourt - Guitar, Vocals
Roy Michaels - Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Michael Equine - Drums, Guitar, Vocals
Steve Davidson - Percussion
John Chamberlain - Mandolin
Jay Hungar - Violin
Bill Keith - Pedal Steel Guitar
John Chamberlain - Acoustic Guitar
Richard Grando - Tenor Saxophone
Juliet Allen - Vocals
Dwando Waduba - Vibra-Slap
Al Jacobs - Guitar, Vocals
Buzzy Linhart - Vibes
Vella Cameron - Vocals

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ancient Grease - Women and Children First (1970 great uk hard rock - Flac)


Ancient Grease is a clever moniker for a band, although Strawberry Dust were rather baffled to find themselves so named on their 1970 debut album, Women and Children First. Dust's reputation as a rousing live act was already cemented by several years of plying cover songs around the South Wales club circuit, which is where drummer John Weathers came across them. Impressed, he oversaw their demo, which landed Dust a deal at Mercury, then co-wrote, arranged, and co-produced their full-length. And thus begins the Racing Cars story, for Dust/Grease featured both the band's future frontman, Gareth "Morty" Mortimer, and guitarist, Graham Williams. However, this album is very much a child of its time, only hinting at what's to come. It's a heady mixture of pub rock, hard-rocking R&B, blues, psychedelia, and San Francisco prog rock, with nods to the British hard rock scene along the way, Dust/Grease hit just about every musical touchstone of their day. Incidentally, Weathers' Eyes of Blue bandmate, Phil Ryan, provides the fabulous keyboard work on the gorgeous "Where the Snow Lies Forever," the genre-bending "Odd Song," and presumably the rest of the album, although no keyboardist is actually credited. The album's title track captures the excitement they engendered on-stage, "Freedom Train" their propensity to roam around genres, "Mother Grease the Cat" their proggy best, "Prelude to a Blind Man" their pubby predilections and bluesy flair, "Time to Die" their emotive power, and "Mystic Mountain" their pop sensibilities. Even though Women and Children First is a strong set, there are flaws, from the so-so production to the set's lack of cohesion, a reflection of too many songwriters stirring the musical pot. Dust/Grease were ferociously talented musicians, but they were still a covers band struggling to find their own sound. They never got the chance. Mercury failed to publicize Women, and it sank without a trace. The band followed it into oblivion, as the members swiftly departed for new projects. Morty and Williams, of course, reunited later in the decade, and the rest is history.(All Music)

When Welsh-based covers band Strawberry Dust got some gigs supporting The Eyes Of Blue they impressed John Weathers and he approached their then record company boss, Lou Reizner, about signing them. This he did but he changed their name to Ancient Grease. When they entered the studio to record Women And Children First Weathers and other Eyes Of Blue members also helped out. After the album was released in July 1970 the band reverted to its original monicker, Strawberry Dust, and spent a short while in Hamburg. They disintegrated on their return but Mortimer and Williams later lined up in Racing Cars.
Gary Pickford Hopkins was later involved in lots of other projects including Cutting Crew, Drivers, etc.

TrackList
01 - Freedom Train
02 - Don't Want
03 - Odd Song
04 - Eagle Song
05 - Where The Snow Lies Forever
06 - Mother Grease The Cat
07 - Time To Die
08 - Prelude To A Blind Man
09 - Mystic Mountain
10 - Women And Children First
11 - Freedom Train (Alt.Take) 


Credits
Graham Mortimer (Morty) - vocais
Graham Williams - guitar
Jack Bass - bass
Dick Ferndale - drums
Additional musicians:
Phil Ryan - keyboards
Gary Pickford-Hopkins - vocals

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Harvey Mandel & The Snake Band - Belly Up Tavern, Solano Beach, CA - 1990-08-16 (Soundboard) Flac


Tracklist
CD 1
1. Introduction
2. Blues Shuffle
3. Jive Samba
4. Miami Rain
5. The Divining Rod
6. When A Man Loves A Woman
7. I Got You (I Feel Good)
8. Dancing In The Street
9. The Thrill Is Gone
10. Got My Mojo Working (cut)
11. Come On Down
12. Midnight Sun (Fades Out)

CD 2
1. Baby Batter
2. The Snake
3. Green Apple Quickstep
4. Hot Stuff
5. Tobacco Road
6. I Know a Place
7. Red House
8. Peruvian Flake
9. Wade In The Water

Total time 1:33:54

Credits
Harvey Mandel - guitar
George Makovsky - keyboards
Bobby Scott - bass
Ernest Carter - drums

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Rockets - Live Rockets (1983 great us classic rock - vinyl rip - wave)



The last record by Rockets in 1983 . A great live album .......
Enjoy !!!

Credits
Jim McCarty - Guitar, Background Vocals
John "Bee" Badanjek - Drums, Background Vocals
David Gilbert - Lead Vocals
Donnie Backus - Keyboards, Synthesizer, Background Vocals
Bobby Neil Harrelson - Bass
Chuck Perraut - Sax
Shaun Murphy - Background Vocals
Suzi Jennings - Background Vocals
Mary Kay Lalla - Background Vocals


Recorded at the Royal Oak Music Theatre near Detroit

01- Rollin' By The Record Machine
02- Desire
03- Can't Sleep
04- Sally Can't Dance
05- Takin' It Back
06- Open The Door To Your Heart
07- Oh Well
08- Turn Up The Radio0
09- Born In Detroit

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Plan 9 - I’ve Just Killed A Man And I Don’t Want To See Any Meat - Live (1985 Us neo-psychedelic rock - Vinyl Rip - Wave)


Tracklist
01- Intro Poem By Kenne Highland (Rat Club, Boston)
02- Dealing With The Dead (Rat Club)
03- I'm Gone (Rat Club)
04- Gotta Move (9:30 Club, Wash D.C.)
05- I Like Girls (Grotto, New Haven)
06- Step Out Of Time (Rat Club)
07- Looking At You (Living Room, Prov. RI.)
08- B-3-11 (Rat Club)
09- Try To Run (Grotto)
10- I Can Only Give You Everything (Rat Club, Boston)




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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Bobby Keys - Bobby Keys (1972 Uk/Us Instrumental Jam Brass Rock - Vinyl Rip - Wave)


Bobby Keys' self-titled debut is a bit of an odd beast. He's got one of the most amazing résumés in rock music as a sideman, so it's no surprise that there's quite a lineup on this album. Appearing are George Harrison, Jack Bruce, Ringo Starr, and possibly Eric Clapton, amongst many other famous players (proper credits would have been nice). Horn charts were by Keys' cohort Jim Price (who also played trumpet and keyboards) and the album was produced by Keys, Jim Gordon, and Andy Johns. It sounds great on paper, but the sound is more like backing tracks in search of a song, and only slightly more than a jam session with nice horn charts. It's not bad, it's just a bit disappointing. The liner notes indicate that the album took almost a year and suggest that Keys was not entirely into it. He only played live on one track ("Altar Rock") and it opens and closes as a bit of a proto-smooth jazz snoozer. Keys was also quick to note that the album was not the beginning of a solo career and kind of knocks his own playing. Of course, some people are better sidemen than bandleaders, but this was also a time of notorious partying (recording began after Keys, Price, and Nicky Hopkins wrapped up the Exile on Main St. tour). That said, the album isn't bad, just a bit on the slight side. The horn charts are great and there are some nice solos, particularly on guitar on what was once side two of the album. If you like the sound of the "Apple Jam" LP from All Things Must Pass (which also featured many of the players here), you'll probably like Bobby Keys.(Review by Sean Westergaard)

Tracklist
01. Steal From A King  4:52 
02. Smokefoot 3:51 
03. Boot-Leg 3:45
04. Altar Rock 4:53 
05. Key West 3:54 
06. Command Performance  4:11 
07. Crispy Duck 3:09 
08. Sand & Foam 5:24 



Credits
 Jack Bruce - Bass  
 Charlie Freeman - Guitar  
 Jim Gordon - Drums  
 George Harrison - Guitar  
 Nicky Hopkins - Keyboards  
 Bobby Keys - Saxophone  
 Corky Laing - Drums  
 Dave Mason - Guitar  
 Felix Pappalardi - Bass  
 Jim Price - Horn, Keyboards  
 Carl Radle - Bass  
 Ringo Starr - Drums  
 John Uribe - Guitar  
 Mike Utley - Keyboards  
 Klaus Voormann - Bass  
 Leslie West - Guitar 

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Plan 9 - Plan 9 (1984 Great US psychedelic garage rock - Vinyl rip - Flac)


My introduction to Plan 9 came one afternoon in 1984 when I showed up at my guitarist's house to load our gear into the car for a show that evening. When I went into the kitchen there was this bear of a man sitting at the table. He had hair halfway down his back and a full beard, looking totally badass. I thought for a minute that our manager might have borrowed money from a loan shark to pay our studio time and this giant biker was here to collect. My fears were assuged as he introduced himself as Eric Stumpo from Plan 9 and handed me a copy of the album Dealing With The Dead. He told us that he really like our single and while driving through NJ he saw the exit for our town on the Garden State Parkway and decided to look us up. Little did I know that day would mark the beginning of a 25 year plus run where Plan 9 would become one of my all-time favorite bands and stay in heavy rotation on my turntable.

Plan 9 is a psychedelic commune from Rhode Island. During their heyday in the 1980's they toured extensively as an eight or nine piece band with anywhere between 3 and 5 guitars. They are led by guitar guru Eric Stumpo, a man with a Roky Erickson snarl whose encyclopedic knowledge of 60's garage/punk/psychedelia is legendary. With a 15 album discography, Plan 9 has been following their collective muse since 1979, when they first burst onto the east coast's paisley underground.

I would say that there are three characteristics to Plan 9's music. The first is an almost scholarly approach to the Pebbles/Nuggets era of American garage/punk/psychedelic music. Eric Stumpo and Debora DeMarco approach that music with the same reverence American and British artists like Eric Clapton approached the music of the Mississippi Delta. Not only do they know the complete history of bands most of us have never heard of, but they expand upon that music the same way Clapton and Page expanded upon the music of Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and Son House. The second characteristic of Plan 9 is the layering of anywhere between three and five guitars and the interweaving of Deborah DeMarco's swirling organ lines. The band solos as an ensemble and the whole is far greater than the sum of its parts. Guitar solos are not intended to draw attention to the virtuousity of the player, but the the overall trancelike groove that brings the listeners mind to the outter limits of psychedelia. The third characteristic is the solid, energetic bottom groove provided by bassist John Florence. John was barely taller than the Fender bass slung across his hips and, legend has it, was still in high school during the early years of the band. But John Florence was definately one of the best bass players of the entire 1980's US indie rock underground. While most fans of Plan 9 give props to Eric's guitar and Debora's organ playing, John Florence is the person who held down the rhythm section as the band went through a number of different drummers.

During the early to mid-1980's there was a thriving psychedelic scene in the northeastern United States. Boston gave us The Prime Movers and The Lyres. New York was home to bands like The Fleshtones, The Fuzztones and The Vipers. The manicured suburbs of New Jersey spawned The Smithereens, The Db's and Mod Fun. Most of the psychedelic bands of the northeast combined the punk ethos with pop sensibilities. The songs were raw, catchy and rarely broke the three minute mark. Stylisticly the bands were clean shaven, had medium length hair and dressed like they were part of the swinging London of Austin Powers' heyday. Plan 9 was different. They were hippies who waved their freak flags proudly. They were one of the few bands in that scene where the males sported super long hair and beards. Live, it wasn't unusual for their extended jams to pass the ten minute mark. This was super radical in the early to mid-eighties and the complete opposite of what most bands were doing to gain "indie cred." Plan 9 was heavy and trancelike. At their best their jams sounded like a cross between "In a Gadda DaVida" and Ted Nugent's "Stranglehold." The band recorded most of their records at Wallingford, Connecticut's legendary Trod Nossel studios, the studio where much of the Connecticut and Rhode Island garage/punk/psychedelic underground of the 1960's cut their records.(By RevMatt - http://www.threedimesdown.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=340)

Tracklist
A1- Try To Run (2:54)
A2- It's One Thing To Say  (3:24)
A3- Flashback  (2:48)
A4- Echoing Sunshine  (3:30)
A5- 5 Years Ahead Of My Time  (7:47)
B1- Where Is Love  (2:30)
B2- Hideaway  (4:50)
B3- You Don't Want Me  (2:30)
B4- Green Animals  (4:10)
B5- Lookin' At You  (8:52)



Credits
Guitar, Vocals – Eric Stumpo
Guitar – Evan Williams , John De Vault, Tom Champlin
Guitar, Percussion – Michael Ripa
Keyboards, Organ – Deborah De Marco
Bass – John Florence
Drums – Michael Meehan

Producer, Arranged By – Plan 9 
Engineer – Richard P. Robinson

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Hollies - Out On The Road (1973 UK great classic melodic rock - flac)


The most obscure album in the Hollies' entire catalog, Out on the Road marked the second half of the "Mikael Rickfors Era," that two-year period in which the Swedish-born singer provided the group's lead vocals. The album was originally released only in Germany, and has surfaced in the most limited reissues in the decades since to a slightly wider international audience. This is a slicker, smoother, and harder-rocking version of the Hollies than most casual fans, familiar with their hits of the early '70s ("Long Dark Road," "The Air That I Breathe") might expect. Rickfors is firing on all cylinders as a singer, his vocals every bit as expressive if not as compellingly memorable as those of the man he was (temporarily, as it turned out) replacing, Allan Clarke. But the equally dominant personality on a lot of the material here is guitarist Tony Hicks, whose instrumental prowess is all over this record (and not just on guitar, but banjo, among other stringed devices) along with a lot of solid songwriting on his part (in tandem with Kenny Lynch) and backing vocals. Rhythm guitarist Terry Sylvester also steps into the spotlight a bit more here than on typical Hollies albums, both as a singer and songwriter, the latter in tandem with Rickfors. As for the sounds, they're a mix of lyrical, acoustic folk-based and country-influenced rock, with elements of gospel and R&B. The requisite Hollies harmonies are present as well on most of the material, and the body of songs is mostly very good -- and mostly as distinctive as their other album cuts of this era. The self-conscious heaviness of the closer, "Trans-Atlantic West Bound Jet," doesn't quite suit the band, but everything else here works well, and it's no accident that several of the tracks here were subsequently reworked with Clarke as lead singer upon his return to the lineup.(By Bruce Eder)

Tracklist
01 - Out on the Road (2:52)
02 - A Better Place (2:34)
03 - They Don't Realise I'm Down (4:19)
04 - The Last Wind (3:37)
05 - Mr. Heartbreaker (3:25)
06 - I Was Born a Man (2:56)
07 - Slow Down - Go Down (3:49)
08 - Don't Leave the Child Alone (2:43)
09 - Nearer to You (3:41)
10 - Pick Up the Pieces (3:41)
11 - Trans-Atlantic West Bound Jet (#1)(4:41)
12 - The Baby (3:47)
13 - Oh Granny (2:40)
14 - Magic Woman Touch (4:01)
15 - Indian Girl (3:13)
16 - If It Wasn't for the Reason That I Love You (3:13)
17 - I Had a Dream (3:31)
18 - Mexico Gold (3:50)



Credits
Mikael Rickfors - Lead Vocals
Tony Hicks - Guitar, Vocals
Terry Sylvester - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Bernie Calvert - Bass Guitar
Bobby Elliott - Drums
Allan Clarke - Lead Vocals (13 & 18)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Alkatraz - Live Roundhouse London 1976 & Quartier Latin Berlin1977 - Flac



Rare live tracks of this short lived Welsh group , who have recorded only one studio album ...
Enjoy !!!



Disc 01
Disc 02