sábado, 20 de agosto de 2016

Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking (1969 uk, fantastic psychedelic/folk rock - 2003 2 bonus) Flac

Unhalfbricking was, if only in retrospect, a transitional album for the young Fairport Convention, in which the group shed its closest ties to its American folk-rock influences and started to edge toward a more traditional British folk-slanted sound. That shift wouldn't be definitive until their next album, Liege & Lief. But the strongest link to the American folk-rock harmony approach left with the departure of Ian Matthews, who left shortly after the sessions for Unhalfbricking began. 

The mixture of obscure American folk-rock songs, original material, and traditional interpretations that had fallen into place with What We Did on Our Holidays earlier in the year was actually still intact, if not as balanced. Sandy Denny's two compositions, her famous "Who Knows Where the Time Goes?" and the far less celebrated but magnetically brooding "Autopsy," were among the record's highlights. 

So too were the goofball French Cajun cover of Bob Dylan's "If You Gotta Go, Go Now" (here retitled "Si Tu Dois Partir," and a British hit) and the magnificent reading of Dylan's "Percy's Song," though the bash through Dylan's "Million Dollar Bash" was less effective. Richard Thompson's pair of songs, however, were less memorable. 

The clear signpost to the future was their 11-minute take on the traditional song "A Sailor's Life," with guest fiddle by Dave Swarbrick, soon to join Fairport himself and make his own strong contribution toward reshaping the band's sound.
01 Genesis Hall (3:35)
02 Si Tu Dois Partir (2:18)
03 Autopsy (4:20)
04 A Sailor's Life (11:08)
05 Cajun Woman (2:42)
06 Who Knows Where The Time Goes? (5:08)
07 Percy's Song (6:46)
08 Million Dollar Bash (2:54)

Bonus Tracks
09 Dear Landlord (4:06)
10 The Ballad Of Easy Rider (4:55)

sábado, 13 de agosto de 2016

The Pink Fairies - Do It! (1969-1971 uk, rare live [Glastonbury Fayre] and studio recordings {Color vinyl} Flac 24-bit

The back of this album contains a reproduction for the White Panther Party U.K. Place any of the first tracks from this compilation next to anything of the White Panther MC5's Kick Out the Jams and you find the material uniquely mated for message and visceral rock energy.

 This compendium of live recordings from 1969-1971 includes two versions of "Do It!," covered by Henry Rollins on his first solo album. While these '60s superstars played as part of huge, outdoor festivals, the Pink Fairies denied all pretense and jammed outside, entertaining for free. Twink (ex-Pretty Things), drummer and vocalist for this most idealistic of the era's hard rock acts, wrote liner notes for this album chronicling the hippie philosophy of this time period and its decline on many levels.

Another highly comprehensive compilation by the Pink Fairies. One thing I like about this disc is that you get three 'live' songs from the famed Glastonbury Fayre, which are "Do It", "Mexican Grass War" and the band's signature tune "Uncle Harry's Last Freakout". Also liked "The Snake", as this live version was recorded at another outdoor bash, the Weeley Festival. 
A1. Do It! (2:59)
A2. Ten Thousand Words In A Cardboard Box (4:27)
A3. The Sparrow Is A Sign (2:23)
A4. The Snake (7:03)
A5. Three Fifths Of A Mile In 10 Seconds (3:53)
B1. Mexican Grass War (1:43)
B2. Uncle Harry's Last Freak-out (19:22)

Tracks A2, A3, B1 from the album 'Think Pink'. 
Tracks A4, A5 from a radio session in 1970. 
Track B2 live at Glastonbury Fayre 1971. 
Track A1 is a 1970 demo version.

sábado, 6 de agosto de 2016

Lightning - Lightning (1968-1971 us, superb hard/psychedelic rock) Flac

A Minnesota-based rock band that grew out of White Lightning, a "power trio" consisting of ex-Litter guitarist Zippy Caplan, bass guitarist Woody Woodrich, and drummer Mick Stanhope. Woodrich is said to have pioneered the use of redline compression on his instrument, before such compressors were generally available to the public. 

The music heard here was performed by this trio and a quintet formed by the addition of second guitarist Ronn Roberts and percussionist Bernie Pershey, who can be heard operating a xylophone on "When a Man Could Be Free." Technically, at least, Lightning was the name usually applied to the five-piece band.

They engaged in such colorful crowd-pleasing routines as an electrified rendering of Gioacchino Rossini's "William Tell Overture" (first performed in this version at the New City Opera House during the autumn of 1968), and a freaky take (ŕ la Jeff Beck's "Bolero") on "Ghost Riders in the Sky" that featured Stanhope singing through a Moog synthesizer.

"Of Paupers and Poets" was first released as a 45 rpm single on the Hexagon record label and made it to number five on the Top 40 in Minneapolis/St. Paul in January 1969. "They've Got the Time" was composed on September 18, 1970 in response to the death of Jimi Hendrix and was also dedicated to Janis Joplin and Brian Jones. 

Lightning was well received at rock festivals throughout the Middle West. They opened for (and reportedly upstaged) Grand Funk Railroad on December 31, 1970 at a concert in Des Moines, IA. 

One source claims that White Lightning (named after a notoriously potent brand of lysergic acid) existed in five distinct combinations between the years 1968-1974, and that six different Lightnings came and went between 1969 and 1990. None of these Lightnings are to be confused with Detroit's short-lived post-Guardian Angel five-piece unit that went by the name of Lightnin.

"Lightning" (1970)
01.Prelude to Opus IV (Caplan, Stanhope) - 4:05
02. Hideaway (Woodrich, Stanhope) - 4:00
03. When a Man Could Be Free (Stanhope, Caplan, Woodrich) - 4:27
04. Madame Sunrise (Stanhope, Caplan, Woodrich) - 6:00
05. 1930 (Roberts, Stanhope, Caplan) - 4:12
06. Freedom (Is Life with Living) (Stanhope, Caplan, Woodrich) - 5:46
07. They've Got the Time (Woodrich, Stanhope) - 5:51
08. (Ghost) Riders in the Sky (Stan Jones) - 5:32

Bonus tracks
White Lightning single 45 (1968)
09. William (Caplan, Woodrich, Struthers) - 2:06
10.Of Paupers and Poets (Kendrick) - 2:33

White Lightning: unreleased version (1968)

11.(Under the Screaming Double) Eagle (Caplan, Waite, Woodrich) - 3:56

Lightning: unreleased tracks (1970)

12.What Have I Now (Lindlay, Caplan) - 3:21
13.Rat (Caplan, Woodrich, Stanhope, Roberts, Pershey) - 4:18

Lightning: single 45 (1971)

14.Hideaway (single mix) (Woodrich, Stanhope) - 3:13
15.Freedom (single mix) (Stanhope, Caplan, Woodrich) - 3:40

Lightning (1975)

16.William Tell Overture (The Lone Ranger Theme) (Rosini) - 2:40
*Ronn Roberts - Vocals, Guitar
*Tom "Zippy" Caplan - Guitar
*Bernie Pershey - Drums
*Woody Woodrich - Bass
*Mickey Stanhope - Vocals, Drums

quinta-feira, 28 de julho de 2016

La Revolución de Emiliano Zapata - La Revolución de Emiliano Zapata (1971 mexican, killer psychedelic/acid rock) Flac

Reissue of classic Mexican, west coast styled guitar psych originally from 1971. A raw-edged classic, with 02 bonus tracks!

La Revolucion de Emiliano Zapata was a 1970s music group in Mexico that broke sales records in Europe with their song 'Nasty Sex'. Breaking ties with their original concept, they continue actively interpreting romantic ballads.

In the era of psychedelic rock and under the influence of American hippies of the late 1960s, a young band from Guadalajara headed by Javier Martin del Campo, formed with the intention of interpreting contemporary popular songs of the era in their own style.

Initially, their hobby led them to play at local parties, but the resulting fame soon spread beyond their city. The group won the most call-in votes during a contest organized by a local radio station called "Radio ondas de la alegria" "Waves of Happiness Radio", and earned themselves an audition with an important record label.

Initially reluctant, they signed a contract with Polydor Records, launching their brief but successful foray into the world of rock music.

With an original musical concept and creative sense, the group moved to Mexico City, continuing to adapt their urban rhythms and establish a base for their new musical launches.

In 1970, they released their first record, containing songs "Nasty Sex" and "Still don't (Not yet)", which quickly shot up the popular charts both locally and worldwide.

The head office of Polydor Records sent the group five medals as recognition for their high level of sales in the Americas, United Kingdom, and Europe of their one big hit, "Nasty Sex."

The relative obscurity of the band did not reduce the great impact achieved in those far-off areas. Later, they recorded their second hit, "Shit City," which earned only moderate success compared to their first.

They were invited to perform in the Avandaro festival in 1972, but declined the invitation due to an already very busy schedule. In that year, they took part in the film "La verdadera vocacion de Magdalena" "The True Calling of Magdalena", starring singer and actress Angelica Maria, which more or less seriously addresses the topics that concerned young people of the era.

The members of the group at that time were: Oscar Rojas (vocals), Carlos Valle (lead guitar, harmony vocal), Francisco Martinez Ornelas (bass guitar), Marco Carrasco (drums) and Javier Martin del Campo (guitar).

Because the group's musical concepts varied between several trends and influences, the search for new hits was fruitless, producing only the song "Pigs," among the last to achieve fame.

Adding to this was the emotional turmoil that the band members began to experience, unleashing a series of fights and disagreements that eventually led to changes in the lineup. Lead singer Oscar Rojas grew weary of both the city and the group environment, and left the group permanently in 1974, beginning the decline of La Revolucion de Emiliano Zapata...

Classic early 70s psychedelic rock from Mexico. Great songs and tons of smokin' guitars and twangin' fuzz. One of the very best from Mexico! If you like late 60s U.S. psych rock don't miss this one! It really kills! With bonus tracks!! Mini-Lp jacket style cover.
01. Nasty Sex [07:33]
02. Melynda [05:00]
03. I Wanna Know (Quiero Saber) [03:43]
04. If You Wanna Know (Si Tu lo Quieres) [03:47]
05. Shit City (Ciudad Perdida) [04:32]
06. A King's Talks (Platicas de un Rey) [04:29]
07. Still Don't (Not Yet) (Todavia Nada) [03:10]
08. At the Foot of the Mountain (Al Pie de la Montana) [04:30]
09. Under Heavens (Bajo los Cielos) [03:53]
Bonus tracks:

10. Shit City Part 1 & 2 (Ciudad Perdida) [04:41]
11. At The Foot Of The Mountain Part 1 & 2 (Al Pie De La Montana) [04:32]
*Francisco Martinez Ornelaz - Bass
*Javier Martin Del Campo - Guitar, Flute, Piano
*Oscar Roja Gutiebrez - Vocals
*Antonio Cruz Carbajal - Drums
*Carlos Valle Ramos - Guitar

quinta-feira, 21 de julho de 2016

Robin Trower - Robin Trower Live! (1976 uk, awesome classic rock/blues-rock - vinyl rip) Flac 24-bit

An excellent recording of a superb 1975 stadium show in Sweden, Robin Trower's Live album is a perfect snapshot of the guitar hero in his prime. The record also gives ample evidence of why the Robin Trower Band was one of the most successful live guitar rock acts of the '70s, highlighting not only Trower's virtuoso Stratocaster licks, but the soulful vocals of bassist James Dewar and the polyrhythmic drumming of Bill Lordan. 

The song selection here is top-notch, the most obvious treat being the perennial Trower classic "Too Rolling Stoned," to which Lordon (who replaced Reg Isadore, drummer on the studio version of the song) contributes a somewhat funkier flavor. The same treatment is given to a blistering take on "Little Bit of Sympathy," which contains moments that recall the legendarily telepathic interplay between Jimi Hendrix and Mitch Mitchell. It's a mystery why James Dewar isn't generally recognized as one of the finest blue-eyed soul singers of the '70s, as he is easily as talented and convincing as Paul Rogers or Joe Cocker. 

Here, he's in excellent form and his vocals on the slow-burning "I Can't Wait Much Longer" are spine-tingling. Although none of the performances stray too far from the songs' studio versions, that fact is part of what makes this album interesting. Live shows the Robin Trower Band to be a quintessential no-frills blues-rock band, capable of kicking serious ass no matter what the setting.
01 Too Rolling Stoned [6:49]
02 Daydream [8:04]
03 Rock Me Baby [6:24]
04 Lady Love [3:23]
05 I Can't Wait Much Longer [7:08]
06 Alethea [4:13]
07 Little Bit of Sympathy [5:30]

quarta-feira, 20 de julho de 2016

Dorsal Atlântica : 1992 Musical guide from Stellium (Brazilian trash metal)

A banda é uma das pioneiras da cena do Thrash Metal no Brasil, sendo reconhecida como influência para muitas outras bandas, incluindo Sepultura e Korzus. Depois do split Ultimatum com a banda Metalmorphose, a banda lançou uma série de álbuns de estúdio entre 1986-1997, antes de se separarem em 2001.

No ano de 1992Musical Guide from Stellium foi gravado em Belo Horizonte e, pela primeira vez, a banda teve uma produção profissional. A Dorsal investiu em temas esotéricos e musicalidade pesada-progressiva-psicodélica, dando mais um nó na cabeça dos desavisados. “Rock Is Dead”, “Hidden & Unexpected”, “Recycle Yourself” e a música “Thy Will Be Done” - com as centúrias de Nostradamus cantadas em francês, alemão, inglês e espanhol, são peso e delírio. A revista inglesa RAW! deu nota máxima ao Musical… “Eles têm o que ensinar ao primeiro mundo. A música para os anos 90”, escreveram.


sábado, 9 de julho de 2016

The Deviants - Ptooff! (1967 uk, amazing psychedelic & blues-rock) Flac

Fronted by journalist/author/wild child Mick Farren, the Deviants spawned that reality. Over the years, three ex-members would become Pink Fairies; for subsequent reunions, sundry ex-Fairies would become honorary Deviants. And though only Russell Hunter is present on Ptooff!, still you can hear the groundwork being laid. the Pink Fairies might well have been the most perfect British band of the early '70s, and the Deviants were their dysfunctional parents. 

In truth, Ptooff! sounds nowhere near as frightening today as it was the first (or even 21st) time out; too many reissues, most of them now as scarce as the original independently released disc, have dulled its effect, and besides, the group's own subsequent albums make this one look like a puppy dog. But the deranged psilocybic rewrite of "Gloria" which opens the album, "I'm Coming Home," still sets a frightening scene, a world in which Top 40 pop itself is horribly skewed, and the sound of the Deviants grinding out their misshapen R&B classics is the last sound you will hear. 

Move on to "Garbage," and though the Deviants' debt to both period Zappa and Fugs is unmistakable, still there's a purity to the paranoia. Ptoof! was conceived at a time when there genuinely was a generation gap, and hippies were a legitimate target for any right-wing bully boy with a policeman's hat and a truncheon. IT and Oz, the two underground magazines which did most to support the Deviants (Farren wrote for both), were both publicly busted during the band's lifespan, and that fear permeates this disc; fear, and vicious defiance. It would be two years, and two more albums, before the Deviants finally published their manifesto in all its lusty glory -- "we are the people who pervert your children" -- during their eponymous third album's "People Suite." But already, the intention was there. 
1. Opening (S. Bishop, M. Farren, R. Hunter, C. Rees, S. Sparks) - 0:08
2. I'm Coming Home (Sid Bishop, Mick Farren, Russell Hunter) - 5:59
3. Child Of The Sky (Farren, C. Rees, Hammond) - 4:32
4. Charlie (Sid Bishop, Mick Farren) - 3:56
5. Nothing Man (M. Farren, Moore) - 4:21
6. Garbage (Sid Bishop, Mick Farren, Russell Hunter) - 5:36
7. Bun (Cord Rees) - 2:42
8. Deviation Street (Mick Farren) - 9:01

*Mick Farren – Lead Vocals, Piano
*Sid Bishop – Guitar, Sitar
*Cord Rees – Bass, Spanish Guitar
*Russell Hunter – Drums, Vocals
*Duncan Sanderson, Stephen Sparkes, Ashworth - Vocals

sábado, 2 de julho de 2016

Chain - Toward The Blues (1971 australian, awesome blues-rock, 08 bonus tracks) Flac

Formed from the remnants of Perth band the Beaten Tracks in 1968, the Chain were named by singer Wendy Saddington after the classic soul track "Chain of Fools." Saddington soon left and the band released one of Australia's first progressive blues singles, "Show Me Home," in 1969. Soon after, the Chain shortened their moniker to Chain. In June 1970, Chain recorded the classic live album, Live Chain, at Caesar's Palace discotheque, and along with other Australian acts like Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs, Carson, and the Adderley Smith Blues Band, were considered at the forefront of the Australian blues movement.

In 1971 the new Chain (already by now, "Mk 7"!) attracted the attention of the aggressive young entrepreneur Michael Gudinski, who was by then in the throes of putting together the enduring Mushroom indie record label. Gudinski, who also became the group's manager soon afterwards, has subsequently acknowledged that Mushroom was conceived and built upon Chain's reputation, and he in turn enthusiastically helped foster their career during those heady times.

During the same year, the band continued to grow in stature as a must-see drawcard around the Melbourne blues haunts, as well as being a popular staple at the various outdoor festivals common to the era. An appearance at the Odyssey Festival at Ourimbah in January was captured on the double-LP set History Of Chain, cementing the group's greatness for posterity. Other festival appearances, such as at Myponga outside Adelaide and Wallacia near Sydney (each featuring a roster of the cream of OzRock's best) had a similar effect, and Chain by now were regarded as among the premier of Australia's progressive blues units.

The "classic" line-up of Chain enjoyed a national top ten hit in May with its debut Infinity single, "Black And Blue" (working title: "We're Groaning"), backed with Taylor's ambitious but solidly-delivered and decidedly progressive "Lightning Ground". The A-side recalled the traditional Afro-American "work-song" motif, and heralded the solid, blueswailing body of songs featured on Toward The Blues, Chain's first album for Festival's "progressive" Infinity imprint, which was released to great (and enduring) critical acclaim in September. 

At a climactic concert on 13 June 1971 at the Melbourne Town Hall, where a number of the scene's pre-eminent bands assembled (headliners Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs released an LP of their stunning performance there), a self-deprecating Chain were awarded a silver disc plaque (at that time a coveted accolade) for selling 25,000 copies of the "Black 'n' Blue" single, a record that went on to become one of mainstream rock radio's most-played and most oft-requested staples.
1. Thirty Two-Twenty Blues (Robert Johnson) - 4:10
2. Snatch It Back And Hold It (Junior Wells) - 5:03
3. Boogie - 10:44
4. Booze Is Bad News Blues - 7:46
5. Albert Gooses Gonna Turn The Blues Looses - 7:04
6. Black And Blue - 4:50
7. Undgemend - 3:28
8. Blow In D - 6:01
9. Mr. President - 3:40
10.Leaving - 2:47
11.Two Of A Kind - 4:43
12.Forever - 5:07
13.I'm Gonna Miss You Babe - 3:30
14.Gertrude Street Blues - 5:01
All songs by Barry Harvey, Phil Manning, Barry Sullivan, Matt Taylor, except where noted.

*Barry Harvey - Drums
*Phil Manning - Guitar
*Barry Sullivan - Bass
*Matt Taylor - Vocals, Harmonica

quinta-feira, 23 de junho de 2016

Rita Lee & Tutti Frutti - Fruto Proibido (1975 brazilian, exceptional hard/pop & psychedelic rock) Flac

Rita Lee, a former member of the seminal rock band Os Mutantes, always had lots to say about Brazilian rock, but she spent most of her post-Mutantes career on innocuous dance grooves. 

On this CD reissue of the album recorded in 1975, she is a truthful rock artist. Backed by the strong grip of her rock band Tutti Frutti, she delivers some of her biggest hits here: "Agora Só Falta Você," "Esse Tal de Roque Enrow" (composed with mega-selling esoteric writer Paulo Coelho, when he was an alternative rock composer [he was the main partner of the late rocker Raul Seixas]), and the eternal "Ovelha Negra," the anthem of the rebellious youngsters in Brazil. 

Lee can be a singer as competent in wild rock as in softer ballads when she acquires a girlish, tender quality. The album is a document of a time when she could be truthful about her ideals.
01 - Dançar Pra Não Dançar (Rita Lee)
02 - Agora Só Falta Você (Luiz Carlini - Rita Lee)
03 - Cartão Postal (Paulo Coelho - Rita Lee)
04 - Fruto Proibido (Rita Lee)
05 - Esse Tal De Roque Enrow (Paulo Coelho - Rita Lee)
06 - O Toque (Paulo Coelho - Rita Lee)
07 - Pirataria (Lee Marcucci - Rita Lee)
08 - Luz Del Fuego (Rita Lee)
09 - Ovelha Negra (Rita Lee),


Luiz Sérgio Carlini: electric and acoustic guitars, harmoninca and vocal (2)
Lee Marcucci: bass
Franklin Paolillo: drums and percussion
Guilherme S. Bueno: piano and clavinet
Rita Lee: acoustic guitar and synthesizer
Rubens & Gilberto Nardo: vocals

Guest Musician:
Manito: sax (5), flute (7) and Hammond organ (6)