Sunday, April 14, 2013

Spirit - My Father's Place, Old Roslyn, New York - August 8th 1976 - 1st & 2nd show (Wave)

Randy California, Ed Cassidy, John Locke, John Turlep.

1st Show. (decent audience)
01. Nature's Way
02. Veruska
03. Little Time To Fly
04. Like A Rolling Stone
05. Farther Along
06. Mr Skin
07. Stoney Night
08. Fresh Garbage
09. World Eat World Dog
10. 1984
11. It's All The Same
12. I Got A Line On You
13. Animal Zoo
14, Hey Joe

2nd Show. (discreet FM)
01. Prelude > Nothing To Hide >
02. Nature's Way
03. Like A Rolling Stone
04. World Eat World Dog
05. Mr Skin
06. Farther Along
07. Stoney Night
08. Mega Star
09. I Got A Line On You
10. Reelin' In The Night
11. Dark Eyed Woman
12. 1984

Filler .
Original reunion with Neil Young, Santa Monica, Ca., August 28 1976
13. Just Like Thumb's Blues
14. Like A Rolling Stone

Fantastic show with Randy's guitar on fire , thanks to my friend Cipcal for his advice and to 38f for the original seed ...
Enjoy !!!

"Stoney Night" Live 08/76 Roslyn NY

Cd 01
Cd 02

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


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
1. Country ride • (Buckley)
2. How it began • (James, Coxen)
3. Blues for brother "E" • (James, Coxen)
4. I wanna go where I belong • (James, Buckley)
5. Hands of time • (Buckley)
6. Alice • (Buckley)
7. Give it to you • (James)
8. Trouble is • (Buckley)
9. A Story • (Buckley)
10.11  Manhunt • (Martin) > Fiddlesticks • (James)



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Alkatraz - Doing A Moonlight (1976 uk classic rock with great guitars - vinyl rip - Flac)


Meanwhile, after his stint in The Neutrons, Will Youatt joined up with his ex-Quicksand partner James Davies to found Alkatraz, a fabulous and all too short-lived band who we'd hoped would carry the welsh rock flag into the eighties. Their one release, Doing A Moonlight, is a really superb example of intelligent and well-executed guitar based rock.
Another in a long line of good UK rock LP's released just in time to be summarily ignored with the rise of punk rock. Alkatraz were based in Wales and slapped together by Will Youatt formerly of Man and Neutrons who put out an excellent album in 1975 - 'Tales from the Blue Cocoons' which also featured drummer Steve Halliday and guitarist Jimmy Davies who could previously be heard in the prog band Quicksand. Not sure about bassist Jeff Singer but lasting for just one record, Alkatraz split up while recording the follow-up for reasons unknown but my guess is changing attitudes towards all things young and punky at ye old record company might have been partially to blame.
With a heavy looking logo on the back sleeve record buyers were probably inclined to believe the music matched the image but this wasn't the case with Alkatraz. The reality was this was a nice rock album with touches of San Francisco west coast similar in many ways to Man and the later Quicksilver Messenger Service albums with plenty of jamming and a side of pop. The first two tracks are excellent in particular 'Red Lights' which sounds like early Doobie Brothers jamming with Sea Level while 'Nito Bandito' has a fantastic Steely Dan element to it. Elsewhere 'Maybe Monday' combines soft rock with an almost Starcastle-like arrangement and ultimately 'Doing A Moonlight' while not totally original is a pleasant listen and it'd be interesting to hear the tapes from that doomed second album as Alkatraz were definitely a band with potential.

Tracklist
1 Stay Out of Town 
2 Red Lights 
3 Zen Cookies 
4 Nito Bendito 
5 The Ounze That Jack Built 
6 Maybe Monday 
7 Nobody Like You 
8 Every Night and Every Day 
9 Ti Jean


Credits
Jimmy Davies - vocals, guitar 
Stuart Halliday - drums 
Jeff Singer - bass, vocals 
Will Youatt - guitar, vocals 
Additional Musicians: 
Jimmy Jewell - sax 
Clive John - keyboards 
Ray Martinez - slide guitar

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