Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Thundermother - No Red Rowan (1970-1971 uk heavy hard rock and acid psych hard blues fuzzed - Wave)



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"

Here

3 comments:

Johanna said...

Hey man, the link is dead, could you upload it again? I love this album

adamus67 said...

Oh Yeah! I listen this many times in @256, good enough to appreciate this marvellous band. Exactly one year ago, I got it in lossless, and I can't loose the opportunity to say thanks here (thx Nel)

Here's group ,about which I wish I knew more about band - info on the web is scarce. This collection of tracks by the studio group Thundermother (reissued by Kissing Spell Records)
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!!

Does anyone have any more info on these guys?

About the same team do not know too much except that spontaneously came into being in the studio, the legendary label Holyground and registered only one, but it is awesome that session. But I found some information about the same label Holyground:

"Records Holyground probably the first independent studio and record label in W.Brytanii, if not the world, was founded by a group of friends in Wakefield in November 1966.

In 1967, the first album released Number Nine Bread Street in 250 copies, wiping a later trail numerous alternative and independent producers were wytwórniom.Czołowymi Levon Mike and Dave Wood.Levon before recording folk met Dave Wood in June 1966. Dave persuaded him to set up a record label and the band Bread Street. Reworked house, actually Mike's bedroom, located in Wakefield on Bread Street in the studio and started to charge a fee for recording. Soon they were working with singers collapse cabaret Yorkshire's Variety Club and The Methods półzawodową group. After a year come to the conclusion that the former are too cheap, and secondly, managers of most of these quasi-professional groups with whom they work are unreliable, and the group disappeared into thin air. They got a lesson to distinguish people from the music that they create.

In July 1968, his work as a Holyground endorses Enterprises.We September record Grail Search, as well as organizing the first electric session with Bill Nelson and the Global Village. Year 1969 begins on cooperation with a team of A-Austr, but are unhappy with the technical quality of the recordings. In the fall pursuing a recording Astral Navigations and Jumble Lane, which appear in the next roku.W period 1972-73r. CD seem Gygafo "LEGEND OF THE KINGFISHER" Northern Dream and begin work on the album ODE.

In October 1973, Mike built a new mixer and buy a four-recorder. Label all these years, until 1974 when the activity ends served in Preston music scene, recording folk, progressive rock all in the mood psychedelic fashion. Leading musicians playing on most plates were issued Bill Nelson [a member of the Northern Dream] and Chris Coombs. The main problem was the distribution of label plates, hence their small investment expenditures..Today they are all sorts of rarities on LP fair. This is good stuff - grab it if you're into the riff-heavy, distorted side of psych enjoy...

Thanks Silverado.

Anonymous said...

Hi, dont know how they get my attention, but i adore their album!!!!!!
Cant find anything to buy and really want this LP!
Is anyone selling it?
please contact me!

eliminationoftime@gmail.com