Tongue - Keep On Truckin` With Tongue (1969, US, psychrock, Gear Fab CDRrip, single flac + cue, log, artwork)

This odd mix of hard rock and rural folk-rock is on the same label as Clicker and Yancy Derringer. It has a few hot hard rocking moments to it, and uncompromising stuff like "Get Your Shit Together." Their cover of "Morning Dew" is based on Bonnie Dobson's mellow version, not the common and more rocking Tim Rose version. The album is uneven and rather sloppy, but it's interesting straight through. [AM]

The great and extremely rare 1969 LP from this Wisconsin band that toured extensively with SOUP!! Their 1969 fuzzed-out hard rocking Lp plus never before heard bonus tracks from 1970!!Man, their Re-Union gig at UW Stout in Menonomie 20 October 2001 was a real blast!!

KEEP ON TRUCKIN' contains all the tracks from the original LP of the same title as well as 2 previously unreleased songs recorded in 1970.

Extremely rare 1969 album from Wisconsin-based rock group that toured extensively with SOUP; Tongue cranks up the jam with hard, fuzzed-out guitars, great vocals & harmonies, and wailing organ, showcasing the hard & angry sound so prevalent in 1969

Tongue - Morning Dew From Keep On Truckin' With Tongue 1969

01 - Homely Man Blues 3:44
02 - Get Your Shit Together 2:28
03 - The Earth Song 7:00
04 - The Prophet 3:45
05 - Sidewalk Celebration 3:13
06 - Slap Her Down Again Paw 0:26
07 - Every Time 3:02
08 - Get Down 3:00
09 - Morning Dew 7:29
10 - Jazz On The Rag 2:39
11 - Keep On Truckin' 3:20
12 - Hashish 0:04
13 - Stained Glass Window 4:43
14 - Hey Hey Moma 2:13

Bob Collins - wrote, sang and played bass guitar
Mick Larson - wrote, sang and played organ and piano
Paul Rabbit - wrote, sang and played accoustic and electric guitar
Dick Weber - wrote, sang and played drums

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  1. Well...for many CD edit Gear Fab bears the date 1969, although other sources (eg a book Acid Archives) provide as the year of issue shall rule in 1972 ... It is true that the American group abum sounds like 1969-1970, but rather inclined to a later date....

    Excellent, Tongue - Keep On Truckin' with Tongue guaranteed original LP Hemisphere Records (Madison, Wisconsin private pressing), 1972 (HIS 101)

    Fantastic outing for the band - some pretty cool original tunes!
    this is a cool, hard-rock playing with the organ (and great guitar inputs) and the influences of American folk-rock - a bit like Bloodrock milder with a hint of Neil Young. The album is a little uneven, but worth a total of command - especially collectors of
    A local Wisconsin heavy rock group with guitar, organ and screaming vocals, displayed on tracks like Get Your Shit Together, Slap Her Down Again Paw and Homely Man Blues.
    This odd mix of hard rock and rural folk-rock is on the same label as Clicker and Yancy Derringer. It has a few hot hard rocking moments to it, and uncompromising stuff like "Get Your Shit Together." Their cover of "Morning Dew" is based on Bonnie Dobson's mellow version, not the common and more rocking Tim Rose version. The album is uneven and rather sloppy, but it's interesting straight through.

    Although it was based in the college town of Menomonie, Wis., the Tongue band owed a debt to the Upper Peninsula.
    The band frequently toured the U. P. over a ten-year period and even featured Escanaba resident Jim "Smiley" Lewis as a member for a time.
    Founded in 1967 at the University of Wisconsin-Stout by singer/ guitarist Paul Rabbitt and bass player Bob "Hippie" Collins, the group was originally known as the Tennis Shoe Tongue Band.
    Lewis, a well-known local musician who died in 2005, joined the group in 1968, intrigued by their shared interest in the blues. "He played rhythm guitar and sang vocals for about a year before moving on," Rabbitt told me last summer.
    At the time, Rabbitt, who lives in California, was unaware that Lewis had passed away. "This is the first I have heard of the death of my brother Jim Lewis. I am saddened," he stated.
    Lewis had moved to Wisconsin to join the Tennis Shoe Tongue Band, which quickly became student body favorites for its blues-based hard rock sound and ferocious live shows which the group took on the road around the midwest.

    "Those were free and easy days for the Tongue and Escanaba was a big part of the early life of the band," Rabbitt remembered. The band worked extensively with Escanaba promoter Gene Smiltneck for Michigan gigs as well as booking jobs with former Escanaba residents Bill Stein and Bob Streit.

    Rabbitt recalled playing teen dances here which were sponsored by Smiltneck through Bands Unlimited at the Teamsters Hall located at 1st Ave. So. and 9th St. "We would often travel for weeks in the area. We would slip over to Iron Mountain for gigs and dip down to Eagle River, Wis.," Rabbitt added.
    "The Tongue was lucky as our audiences accepted our original material even though we did not have top 40 radio airplay," Rabbitt said.

    By 1972, the band, which included Rabbitt, Collins, keyboardist Mick Larson and drummer Dick Weber, released an LP recorded at Scott Sound Studios in Eau Claire, Wis. "Keep On Truckin' With Tongue," spotlighted the group's own material and included a few cover tunes for good measure.
    The title track was the Tongue's take on a traditional song arranged and recorded by British folk singer Donovan Leitch in 1965. The group took this bare-bones tune, added the Tongue formula, and turned it into a show favorite. With lyrics such as "Keep on truckin' mama, truckin' them blues away" and "you've got great big legs and pretty little feet," fans were quick to sing and dance along.

  2. Despite the fact the Grateful Dead also recorded another tune called "Keep On Truckin'," the Tongue paid tribute to their psychedelic heroes from San Francisco by recording "Morning Dew," from the Dead's first album. Although strongly associated with singer Jerry Garcia, "Morning Dew" was actually written by Canadian folk singer Bonnie Dobson in 1962.
    Showing their sense of humor, the Tongue even added a brief "hillbilly" version of a novelty song made famous by Arthur Godfrey and the Too Fat Trio in 1948 called "Slap Her Down Again, Paw." While no band in these politically correct times would likely include this song (about a girl dating against the wishes of her family) on an album, the song first appeared when attitudes were different than today.
    Other tracks on the album were composed by Rabbitt or co-written with Collins or Larson, while one was a group composition.
    The LP and a 45 rpm single of "Keep On Truckin'," issued on the band's own Hemisphere label, focused attention on the Tongue. "We traveled throughout the 20 states in the middle of the U. S. with regular stops in Oklahoma, Colorado and California," Rabbitt noted.

    Tongue toured extensively with another Wisconsin band, Soup, and opened shows for many headliners on the midwest concert circuit. Tongue toured with the Cleveland-based rock band James Gang, featuring Joe Walsh, and played with Chuck Berry, Cheap Trick, Michigan's own Ted Nugent and Alice Cooper.

    In 1972, Rabbitt and Larson moved the band to Milwaukee where they were joined by bassist Rick Clark and drummer Ted Mueller.

    Tongue returned to Escanaba even as the 1970s wore on. They performed at the Nite Hawk bar when it was owned by Gene Smiltneck, one of their booking agents in the early days.

    Rabbitt and Collins even tell the story of the Tongue appearing in Crystal Falls, where they were confused with another group. Fans in the isolated U. P. town mistook Tongue for the British power trio Cream, which included famed rockers Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker.

    After gigging around the midwest for a decade, the Tongue called it quits in 1976.

    Interest in the band was renewed when their album was issued on compact disc and re-released on LP in 2000 by the European label Gear Fab Records. Three bonus tracks were included.

    Then, on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, the group reunited for a homecoming concert at the University of Wisconsin- Stout campus, sponsored by the Alumni Association. Following their first gig in 25 years, members of Tongue went their separate ways but remained active musically.

    Unfortunately, the band lost a member when Mick Larson passed away on Aug. 13, 2004.

    Additional concerts seem unlikely, but fans can still dust off their old records and "Keep On Truckin' With Tongue."

  3. Bem, eu criquei e desci o álbum só que na hora de usar o programa para dividir as faixas gerou um erro porque o arquivo .cue aponta para o arquivo de audio em WAV mas o arquivo de áudio está em FLAC.

    Seria possível disponibilizar só o arquivo .cue que aponta para o FLAC?

    Até tentei editar o arquivo .cuu, substituindo o wav por flac mas não obtive resultado...

  4. Hi!
    Link is dead
    Please upload this again

  5. Great! Thank you very much!!!
    Best regards!

  6. Hi! Any chance to get a new link on this album?


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