Monday, July 18, 2016

Armageddon - Armageddon (1970 Germany Great Heavy Psychedelic Rock - Flac)



Not to be confused with the UK outfit, this German release from 1970 is an absolute belter of an album. Hard rock with definite progressive and psychedelic edges, the guitar of Frank Diez drives this one all the way.
Why didn't this group record more than just one album? Their self-titled album is a heavy progressive masterpiece with excellent, Hendrix-influenced guitar work and vocals by Frank Diez. Armaggedon was the start of his long and impressive career. Their album had six tracks, and two of them were cover versions. Most impressive was the 10-minute version of Jeff Beck Group's "Rice Pudding". This track had some of the greatest heavy guitar riffing to appear on a German record. Their version of Spooky Tooth's "Better By You, Better Than Me" was also competent enough. In addition, both Frank Diez and Manfred Galatik (electric piano, bass and vocals) wrote great songs, as typified by the tracks "People Talking" and "Open". Michael Nürmberg (bass, rhythm guitar) and Jurgen Lorenzen (drums) provided a strong backing. Armaggedon's album has rocketed in price during recent years, due to the ever increasing interest. However, demand for the group was poor way back in 1970, and Armaggedon soon broke up. Diez never played material with a similar energy again, his next step was to join the 'slightly-above-average' jazz-rockers Emergency.  He later played with Randy Pie, Karthago, Ihre Kinder and Atlantis.  Luckily the Armaggedon album was released on CD in 1991 with a sharp and clean digitally remastered sound (in a limited edition of 1,000 numbered copies). 


01- Round (4:12) 
02- Open (7:31)
03- Oh Man (6:01)
04- Rice Pudding (9:40)
05- People Talking (5:02)
06- Better By You, Better Than Me (4:36) 
    Frank Diez - Lead Guitar, Vocals
    Manfred Galatik - Keyboards, Bass, Vocals
    Michael Nürmberg - Bass, Rhythm Guitar
    Jürgen Lorenzen - Drums





    Fleetwood Mac - The Roundhouse London - UK - April 24th 1970 - Fantastic Sound (Flac)


    April 24, 1970 — In early April, when Fleetwood Mac returned to London after an emotional European tour, Peter Green, devastated by drugs, suddenly announced he would be leaving the group in late May. Clifford Davis, the band’s manager, reluctantly began cancelling an upcoming British tour set to begin the following month. Relationships in the stunned band were strained, but the Mac still had to complete recording “The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Prong Crown)”, Peter’s final studio effort with them, as well as a B-side for the single. To underscore the troubled band relationships, Jeremy Spencer opted out of these sessions to work on his own album.
    Despite the high tension, the recording sessions at De Lane Lea Studios in London, driven by the intense music, still had their moments. Mick set up his new gong, surrounded by six microphones and miles of cables, in the underground car park below the studio. When Mick banged his gong, that car park vibrated like a giant bell with an eerie ringing that reverberated off the walls. Talk about an echo! Another night, Carlos Santana showed up, and it didn’t take long for a lengthy jam session to start. In the past, Peter often hit upon brilliant melodic ideas in the midst of jams like these, and on this night, he was showing Santana some pretty impressive licks. At some point, Peter had introduced Santana to “Black Magic Woman”, the hit that Carlos would record shortly thereafter for his own band’s second album. Throughout the sessions, Clifford did his best to convince Peter to stay, but Greenie steadfastly maintained his intention to leave, seemingly happier now that his decision was public.


    Eric Clapton & Stan Webb's Chicken Shack - Post Cricket Jam - Finchley Cricket Club - August 14th 1987 (Wave)


    Tracklist:
    01) Every Day I Have the Blues
    02) The Thrill Is Gone
    03) Rich Man's Blues
    04) Cocaine
    05) Sweet Sixteen
    06) I'd Rather Go Blind
    07) Going Up, Going Down
    08) Long Distance Call
    09) Further On Up the Road
    10) I'm Tore Down

    Excellent concert with two Masters of the "British Blues Boom"
    Enjoy !!!

    Link

    David Crosby - If I Could Only Remenber My Name The Alternate Album Late 1970



    Mike Bloomfield All Stars Featuring John Cipollina - Prisoner's Benefit, Old Waldorf - San Francisco - April 20th 1977 (Flac)


    1. I Don't Want No Wife
    2. Movin'
    3. You Send Me
    4. Feel So Bad
    5. Mr. Pitiful
    6. Tell It Like it Is
    7. When I Was a Cowboy
    8. Women Lovin' Each Other
    9. Try It Before You Buy It
    10. Too Much Monkey Business
    .
    Mike Bloomfield - guitar, vocals & piano
    John Cipollina - guitar
    Mark Naftalin - piano
    Roger Troy - bass, vocals
    Robert Jones - drums, vocals
    .
    Bloomfield & Cipollina playing together !!!!
    Enjoy !!!
    .

    Friday, May 13, 2016

    Yesterday's Children - Yesterday's Children (1969 awesome us psychedelic hard rock with powerful vocals and guitars - Flac)


    Pretty rockin' American psychedelic stuff from 1969. The guitars and the vocals are very impressive especially on the tracks "Sailing" and "Hunter's Moon." After listening to the album a few times, it grows on you and just want to rock out! If there is such a thing as psychedelic metal, "Hunter's Moon" perfects and embodies it. For the most part, it is a great slice of psychedelic hard rock from America. Give props to it's heaviness for 1969.
    Excellent album. Every song is five stars, well maybe two are 4, but still better than 98% of late 60's bands. Many of the songs have dark riffs and thundering drums that are echoed in later Metal bands. It's a shame they didn't make any other records. The track Hunter's Moon was worth the price all by it's self.(By GhostWriter)
    GhostWriter is right when he says that they didn't make another record, this group is absolutely awesome .How such a great group can disappear after only one album !!!



    01. Paranoia
    02. Sad Born Loser
    03. What of I
    04. She's Easy
    05. Sailing
    06. Providence Bummer
    07. Evil Woman
    08. Hunter's Moon

    Reggie Wright - lead guitar
    Denis Croce - vocals
    Richard Croce - guitar
    Chuck Maher - bass
    Ralph Muscatelli - drums


    The Pretty Things - 1985 - Live At The Hearbreak Hotel - Vinyl Rip - Flac


    Tracklist

    01- Big Boss Man
    02- Midnight To Six
    03- King Bee
    04- Honey I Need
    05- Shakin' All Over
    06- Rosalyn
    07- Road Runner
    08- Mama, Keep Your Big Mouth Shut
    09- Raining In My Heart
    10- Around And Around
    11- Don't Bring Me Down
    12- Mona


    Credits

    Phil May - vocals
    Dick Taylor - guitar
    Joe Shaw - guitar
    Kevin Flanagan - saxophone
    Dave Wintour - bass
    John Clarke - drums

    Wednesday, April 13, 2016

    McPhee - McPhee (1972 Australian heavy psych prog - Flac)


    Recorded in 1972 and re-mastered by producer Martin Erdman in 2009, this rare recording stands as a defining moment in the history of Australian rock. 

      McPhee 'McPhee' In the pantheon of Australian early 70's progressive rockdom, McPhee must rank as one of its most obscure outfits. McPhee's solitary album appeared to little fanfare in early 1972 and simply sank without trace.
      It's likely that only 500 copies were ever pressed so it rates as a significant rarity. More importantly, 'Mc Phee' stands as one of the great lost treasures of Australias progressive rock era, a truly fascinating artefact of tremendous scope. The tapes have been dusted off so that you can hear this hard-hitting underground masterpiece in all its glory.
      McPhee played the local club and bar cicuit around Sydney and in 1971 entered producer Martin Erdman's World Of Sound studio in order to record an album. The sessions yielded material culled from the bands live repertoire including five cover versions. McPhee's influences extended from the prevailing Acid-rock trends of the day, to the emergent sounds of progressive rock with a smattering of contemporary rock hits.
      From the outset it is clear that McPhee is imbued with a crucial kick and gritty sense of purpose. It is brimming with acidy, wah-wah fuelled lead breaks and some of the most awesomely heavy and stunning Hammond organ playing to be heard anywhere on an Australian album.



    Tracklist:
    01. The Wrong Time - 6:35
    02. Sunday Shuffle - 3:22
    03. Southern Man - 5:50
    04. Indian Rope Man - 7:14
    05. Superstar - 5:04
    06. I Am The Walrus - 8:00
    07. Out To Lunch - 10:38


    McPhee:
    Faye Lewis - Vocals/Percussion
    Tony Joce - Guitar
    Benny Kaika - Bass
    Jim Deverell - Hammond Organ/Electric Piano/Vocals
    Terry Popple - Drums

    Droogs - Stone Cold World & Kingdom Day (1984-1987- Us great mix of garage & neo-psychedelic rock - Wave)




    Los Angeles-based band, The Droogs's greatest success has come in Europe. While their garage band approach has yet to capture an American audience, their recordings have received an enthusiastic response overseas. German record label, Music Maniac, reissued their albums, Mad Dog Dreams and Guerrilla Love-In, and released a compilation of their singles, Anthology. Their 1997 album, Atomic Garage, was released by the Spain-based Impossible Records label.
    Formed in the early-1970s, the Droogs chose a cover of Sonic's "He's Waiting" for their debut single in 1973. Their second single, released five years later, "Set My Love On You", showcased the songwriting of vocalist Ric Albin and his brother and guitarist, Roger Clay. Other original tunes were included on the multi-artist samplers, Saturday Night Pogo, in 1978, and Ahead Of My Time, the following year.
    The Droogs experienced a major change with the arrival of former Textones and Dream Syndicate bassist and keyboards player, Dave Provost in the early-1980s. Provost made his presence felt on a four song EP, Heads Examined, in 1983 and their debut full-length album, Stone Cold World, in 1984.
    Although their future appeared secure, after singing with the PVC/Jem label, the Droogs continued to find fame evasive. While touring the Midwest, in support of their 1987 album, Kingdom Day, the label declared bankruptcy and went out of business.
    After building a solid following in Europe, the Droogs turned their focus back on the United States, releasing an album, Want Something, in 1990, that included tracks from their European albums and bonus tracks.

    Credits
    Ric Albin : vocals  
    Roger Clay : guitars , vocals  
    David Provost : bass , keyboards  
    Jon Gerlach : drums , percussion

    Tracklist
    Stone Cold World
    01-Change Is Gonna Come
    02-Set My Love On You
    03-For These Remaining Days
    04-Stone Cold World
    05-Mr. Right
    06-From Another Side
    07-He's Waitin' (Live NYC)
    08-Only Game In Town (Soundtrack Version)
    Kingdom Day
    09-Stranger In The Rain
    10-Quarry Street
    11-Call Off Your Dogs
    12-Jack Of Trades
    13-Kingdom Day
    14-Webster Field
    15-Collector's Item
    16-When Angels Fall
    17-Countdown To Zero


    Link

    Tuesday, December 22, 2015

    Journey - Charge Of The Light Brigade (Unreleased 1973 Studio Recordings - Flac)


    The unfinished album by the original pre - Steve Perry Journey. 13 tracks from the fusion tinged rockers plus 3 live tracks from 
    a pre-Journey Schon fusion band known as Birthday.
    Includes the title song & more rare unreleased masterpieces.

    Journey:
    Neal Schon - Guitar
    Ross Valory - Bass
    Gregg Rolie - Vocals, Keyboards
    George Tickner - Guitar
    Prairie Prince - Drums

    Tracklist:
    01 - Mystery Mountain [Studio Mix - Unfinished]
    02 - In the Morning Day [Studio Mix - No vocals]
    03 - Charge of the Light Brigade?, - [Fusion w-Killer Neal Solos]
    04 - unknown instrumental, a nice ballad, kind of in a Jeff Beck/Santana style
    05 - To Make Some Music [Studio Mix - no vocals]
    06 - In My Lonely Feeling/Conversations [Studio Mix - no vocals]
    07 - unknown instrumental
    08 - Can You Hear Me?
    09 - Kohoutek [Studio Mix - Differs from Released Version]
    10 - Unknown Agressive Fusion Track [Schon lights it up]
    11 - To Make Some Music [no vocals, Alt Version to track #5]
    12 - Unknown Fusion Track
    13 - Charge of the Light Brigade? [Alt Version -Faster Tempo]
    14 - Concert Cut 1/1/73 Your Little Girl (Neal Schon/Gregg Rollie - Birthday)
    15 - Concert Cut 1/1/73 Voodoo Chile (Neal Schon/Gregg Rollie - Birthday)
    16 - Concert Cut 1/1/73 Tonight (Neal Schon/Gregg Rollie - Birthday)

    Here

    Monday, December 21, 2015

    Chicken Legs Featuring Members Of Little Feat & Catfish Hodge Band - Warner Theater - Washington DC - November 18th 1980 - Wava FM - Flac)




    Catfish Hodge has been called an "American folk blues hero" and has been a mainstay on the American Blues music scene for three decades now! He has twenty four albums to his credit, comprised almost totally of original material. "Catfish Blues" and "Like A Big Dog Barkin’" on the Wildcat label, and "Eyewitness Blues" on Genes CD were released in 1994 and 1995. While growing up in Detroit, Hodge was sneaking into Motown Records Hitsville studio to catch the Four tops and the Supremes and grooving to R&B and Blues . He became a regular opener for Bonnie Raitt and Little Feat, who also started showing up on his recordings. When he formed the Chicken Legs Band in 1981, he was joined by Little Feat’s Paul Barrere, Richie Hayward, Kenny Gradney and Sam Clayton.

    Catfish Hodge 
    Paul Barrere 
    Kenny Gradney
    Sam Clayton 
    Richie Hayward 
    Mitch Collins 
    Dixie C. Balin 
    Pete Ragusa (On Old Folks Boogie) 
    Jimmy Thackery (On Elmo's Blues)




    Chicken Legs
    01 - Holiday
    02 - Down Over The Border
    03 - I Got That Record Executive Blues Again
    04 - Drown In A Sea Of Love
    05 - Old Folks Boogie*
    06 - I Got a Mess of the Blues
    07 - A Apolitical Blues >
    08 - Boogie Man Blues >
    09 - A Apolitical Blues
    10 - Talking
    11 - High Roller
    12 - Stay All Night
    13 - Pump It Up
    14 - Band Intros
    15 - Elmo's Blues#
    16 - Down On The Farm
    Nighthawks (Opener)
    17 - Pretty Girls and Cadillacs
    18 - Little Sister
    19 - Tripe Face Boogie

    Harvey Mandel & Friends - Get Off In Chicago - 1974 - (Psychedelic Blues - Vinyl Rip - Flac


    While Mike Bloomfield & Al Kooper recorded in their adopted home of California, using their new rock-star friends to assist on their two "Super-Session" recordings, Mandel came home to Chicago, assembled the most worthy players from Chicago's jazz, rock & blues scenes, & jammed for two days.: An "Underground-Super-Session", if you will.
    Vinyl rip & scans by myself from the vinyl collection of my friend Cipcal ...
    Enjoy !!!

    Tracklist
    01 Check Me Out 3:46
    02 Local Days 3:34
    03 Highway Blues 3:09
    04 Sweet Lynda3:065High-Test Fish Line 5:19
    06 I'm a Lonely Man 6:26
    07 Race Track Daddy 5:52
    08 Springfield Station Theme 6:28
    09 Jellyroll 3:52

    Credits
    Peter Milio - Drums
    Craig Rasband - Bass
    G.E. Stinson - Guitar
    Nick Tountas - Bass
    Norman Wagner - Guitar
    Bob Davis - Drums
    Judy Roberts - Keyboards, Vocals
    John Bishop - Guitar
    Don Cody - Bass
    Dave Cooke - Keyboards
    Freddie Fox - Vocals
    Vicki Hubley - Vocals
    Phil Johnson - Drums
    Rusty Jones - Drums
    Ira Kart - Keyboards
    Kenneth Little - Bass, Vocals
    Harvey Mandel - Guitar


    Here

    Sunday, November 29, 2015

    David Crosby & Friends - The Perro Sessions 1971 - Part 04 - 2 Cds (Flac)



    Personnel
    David Crosby – guitar, vocals
    Graham Nash – guitar, vocals
    Paul Kantner – guitar, banjo, vocals
    Grace Slick – piano, vocals
    Jorma Kaukonen – lead guitar
    Jack Casady – bass
    Jerry Garcia – guitar, vocals
    Phil Lesh – bass
    Bill Kreutzmann – drums
    Mickey Hart – percussion
    David Freiberg – viola, vocals


    Cd 01 New  Link
    Cd 02

    David Crosby & Friends - The Perro Sessions 1971 - Part 03 - 1 Cd (Flac)



    Personnel
    David Crosby – guitar, vocals
    Graham Nash – guitar, vocals
    Paul Kantner – guitar, banjo, vocals
    Grace Slick – piano, vocals
    Jorma Kaukonen – lead guitar
    Jack Casady – bass
    Jerry Garcia – guitar, vocals
    Phil Lesh – bass
    Bill Kreutzmann – drums
    Mickey Hart – percussion
    David Freiberg – viola, vocals


    Link

    Friday, November 27, 2015

    David Crosby & Friends - The Perro Sessions 1971 - Part 02 - 2 Cds (Flac)



    The Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra is a nickname given to artists who recorded together in the early 1970s. They were predominantly members of Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and Crosby, Stills and Nash. Their first album together was Blows Against the Empire, when they were known as Jefferson Starship. The name changed to Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra for the next album, David Crosby's If I Could Only Remember My Name. During the sessions for Crosby's album at Wally Heider Studios, the musicians of each band were invited to the sessions and rehearsed hours of material, and everything was recorded. Material played during these recorded sessions in 1971 was used for Crosby's album (the "PERRO Chorus" is credited on the song, "What Are Their Names") and several other solo albums after Crosby's (see discography). The name Jefferson Starship was later used for Paul Kantner and Grace Slick's new band formed in 1974. Paul Kantner recorded a solo album in 1983 as a tribute to this time, Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra.

    Personnel
    David Crosby – guitar, vocals
    Graham Nash – guitar, vocals
    Paul Kantner – guitar, banjo, vocals
    Grace Slick – piano, vocals
    Jorma Kaukonen – lead guitar
    Jack Casady – bass
    Jerry Garcia – guitar, vocals
    Phil Lesh – bass
    Bill Kreutzmann – drums
    Mickey Hart – percussion
    David Freiberg – viola, vocals


    Cd 01
    Cd 02

    David Crosby & Friends - The Perro Sessions 1971 - Part 01 - 4Cd (Flac)



    The Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra is a nickname given to artists who recorded together in the early 1970s. They were predominantly members of Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and Crosby, Stills and Nash. Their first album together was Blows Against the Empire, when they were known as Jefferson Starship. The name changed to Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra for the next album, David Crosby's If I Could Only Remember My Name. During the sessions for Crosby's album at Wally Heider Studios, the musicians of each band were invited to the sessions and rehearsed hours of material, and everything was recorded. Material played during these recorded sessions in 1971 was used for Crosby's album (the "PERRO Chorus" is credited on the song, "What Are Their Names") and several other solo albums after Crosby's (see discography). The name Jefferson Starship was later used for Paul Kantner and Grace Slick's new band formed in 1974. Paul Kantner recorded a solo album in 1983 as a tribute to this time, Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra.

    Personnel
    David Crosby – guitar, vocals
    Graham Nash – guitar, vocals
    Paul Kantner – guitar, banjo, vocals
    Grace Slick – piano, vocals
    Jorma Kaukonen – lead guitar
    Jack Casady – bass
    Jerry Garcia – guitar, vocals
    Phil Lesh – bass
    Bill Kreutzmann – drums
    Mickey Hart – percussion
    David Freiberg – viola, vocals

    PERRO Discography
    1970 Blows Against the Empire by Paul Kantner and Jefferson Starship
    1971 If I Could Only Remember My Name by David Crosby
                    Songs for Beginners by Graham Nash
                    Sunfighter by Paul Kantner and Grace Slick
    1972 Graham Nash David Crosby by Graham Nash and David Crosby
                    Rolling Thunder by Mickey Hart
    1973 Baron von Tollbooth & the Chrome Nun by  Kantner,  Slick, and  Freiberg
    1983 Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra by Paul Kantner


    Thursday, November 5, 2015

    Billy TK - Move On Up - The Unreleased 1972 HMV Tapes (1972 great new zealand psych rock - 2009 edition - Ape)


    2009 Edition of 1972-1975-1980 Tapes

    After three years and three albums delivering electrifying riffs as part of cult progrock trio Human Instinct, Billy T.K was ready to explore more melodic themes. Powerhouse experimented with Latin-tinged blues and funk rhythms with lush layers of vocal harmonies, brass and percussion all woven together with Billy's relentless but unmistakeable riffs and extended solos. Like so much of New Zealand's early recorded history it was feared the debut album from Billy T.K & Powerhouse had been lost forever, or worse taped over, leaving little recorded evidence of this influential guitar-driven rhythmic big band.This CD compilation of the lost Move On Up album recorded at EMI studios in 1972, with selections form the live concert at Wellington's St James Theatre in 1975 and a single recorded with session musicians in Hollywood in 1980, delivers a solid overview of post-Human Instinct Billy T.K. for the first time. 

    01. Bottle Of Red Wine
    02. Move On Up (Pts. 1 & 2)
    03. Hum Along And Dance
    04. Into The Mystic
    05. Marbles
    06. Guajira
    07. Goodbye Post Office Tower Goodbye
    08. Southern Man
    09. Dance With The Spirit 
    10. Rhythm Of Your Love 
    11. Heaven's Melody (Live) 
    12. Beyond The Material Sky (Live) 
    13. Race Into The infinite (Live) 



    Billy T.K : Lead Guitar, Vocals
    John Bilderbeck : Guitar
    Steve Webb : Drums
    Gav Collinge : Bass
    Ara Mete : Rhythm Guitar
    Jamie Tait-Jamieson : Keyboards, Saxophone
    Arnold Tihema : Congas & Lead Vocals
    Mahia Blackmore : Vocals & Percussions
    Dick White : Saxophone