Friday, April 18, 2008

July 2007 pt.2

July 2007

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

A Band Called "O" 4 Albums

A Band Called "O"

A Band Called "O" appeared on The Man Band website that I was looking at to confirm the status of the Keystone album and I just had to follow up on them. I saw them live once, and they were possibly supporting the Man Band (as I saw them live Many Many times). This band made an appearance on Radio for John Peel's obituary something I would really like to hear.

You would not believe how difficult it is to find any information on this band and just as difficulty to get hold of their music. It looks as if I could get a copy of The Knife (On CD) for as little as £5 plus postage (which I will look into in a couple of weeks). The third album is also available on CD. Perhaps I will try what I did with Tim Blake - 1978 - Blake's New Jerusalem and that is whenever I went to a different town I made an enquiry under different names at many HMV shops and then suddenly I was told it was coming out soon. Perhaps there was a SUDDEN demand all over the country. (hee hee!)

1974 - A Band Called O


01 Red Light Mama Red Hot
02 Angelica
03 Helping Hand
04 Lady Beatrice
05 Ride Ride Ride
06 Rock Roll Clown
07 All I Need
08 Get Funky
09 Captain Cellophane/Sidewalk Ship


John 'Pix' Pickford (Guitars, vocals)
Craig Anders (Guitars)
Pete Filleul (Keyboards, vocals)
Mark Anders (Bass)
Derek Ballard (Drums, percussion, vocals)

Produced by Chris White and Ben Sidran

1975 - Oasis

Now I definately remember seeing this in record shops - It is laughable that when I search for info on this on the web I get Oasis "A Band Called O" and not A Band Called O "Oasis". Dunno much about Oasis but I dont think they were around back then.

Oasis presents a confident and accomplished performance, and it's hard to find anything not to like about the O Band's second album. Several tracks, notably Some People, Amovin' and Fine White Wine, are approaching perfection. Recorded in December 1974 at Morgan Studios in London, and released during 1975.


01 Amovin'
02 Foolin' Round
03 Sleeping
04 Morrocan Roll
05 Fine White Wine
06 Take Your Time
07 Bird Of Paradise
08 Ice
09 That's Up
10 Some People


John 'Pix' Pickford (Guitars, lead vocals)
Craig Anders (Guitars)
Pete Filleul (Keyboards, vocals)
Mark Anders (Bass, vocals)
Derek Ballard (Drums, percussion, vocals)
Produced by Nicky Graham

1976 - Within Reach

Recorded at Olympic Studios in Barnes, from March to May in 1976 and released later that year. The album sleeve was designed by Joe Petagno, who also provided the faintly erotic full sized poster that was included with the original UK editions.

The Repertoire CD release from 1994 includes as bonus tracks the 7" single version of A Smile Is Diamond, the B Side Coasting, and Love Ain't A Keeper, which backed Almost Saturday Night from the subsequent album The Knife. Which are included here.


01 A Smile Is Diamond
02 Feel Alright
03 Lucia Loser
04 Don'tcha Wanna
05 Money Talk
06 Still Burning
07 Paradise Blue
08 Long, Long Way
09 Within Reach
10 Smile Is Diamond - Single Version
11 Coasting Single B-Side
12 Love Ain't A Keeper - Single B-Side


John 'Pix' Pickford (Guitars, lead vocals)
Craig Anders (Guitars, vocals)
Jeff Bannister (Keyboards, vocals)
Mark Anders (Bass, vocals)
Derek Ballard (Drums, percussion, vocals)
Produced by Doug Bennett and O
Executive producer : Andrew Lauder

1977 - The Knife

February 1977 saw the O Band in Scorpio Studios and Marquee Studios in London, recording what would prove to be the last of the band's four albums. "Almost Saturday Night" is a CCR cover and I saw it said somewhere that "Look To The Left - Look To The Right" was a Spirit song although I cannot find any refernce to this and I looked and looked - I reckon I have almost all Randy California that was released and it isn't in my collection and also it does not appear on the Tent Of Miracles website at all. The song does sound similar to the Spirit sound though so please comment on that if you know more.


01 Look To The Left, Look To The Right
02 Almost Saturday Night
03 I'm Gonna Leave You
04 Strange Lovin
05 Back Alley Lightnin'
06 Time Seems To Fly
07 The Knife
08 Got To Run
09 Venus Avenue
10 Smile Is A Diamond
11 Fine White Wine


John 'Pix' Pickford (Guitars, vocals)
Craig Anders (Guitars)
Jeff Bannister (Keyboards, vocals)
Mark Anders (Bass, vocals)
Derek Ballard (Drums, percussion, vocals)
Produced by Del Newman, Doug Bennett and O

Only sampled @128 hence the mix of first 2 albums in one post and second two in another. As far as I know there would be one or two other tracks released on singles and certainly there were 4 Peel Sessions as well as the Peel Tribute recording. I will be grateful for any links to Artwork and Higher Sampled songs by this excellent 70's rock outfit from the UK.

O Band - First 2 Albums

O Band - Last 2 Albums

Monday, July 30, 2007

Bruce Haack - 1968 - The Electric Lucifer (Psychadelic@192)

Bruce Haack, born on May 4, 1931, was one of the most musically and lyrically inventive children's songwriters of the '60s and '70s. Despite — or perhaps because of — his intended audience, his music was unusually expressive, combining homemade analog synths; classical, country, pop, and rock elements; and surreal, idealistic lyrics. Haack's innovations and desire to teach still sound fresh, making his music a favorite with fans of analog synths and esoteric recordings. Followers like Luke Vibert and Add N to X championed his unique musical vision, which embraced concepts like "powerlove" and turned household appliances into synthesizers and modulators.This musical vision appeared at age four, when Haack started picking out melodies on his family's piano; by age 12, he gave piano lessons and played in country & western bands as a teen. His upbringing in the isolated mining town of Rocky Mountain House in Alberta, Canada, gave Haack plenty of time to develop his musical gifts. Seeking formal training to hone his ability, Haack applied to the University of Alberta's music program. Though that school rejected him because of his poor notation skills, at Edmonton University he wrote and recorded music for campus theater productions, hosted a radio show, and played in a band. He received a degree in psychology from the university; this influence was felt later in songs that dealt with body language and the computer-like ways children absorb information.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

The Incredible String Band - 1966 - The Incredible String Band

One of the most engaging groups to emerge from the esoteric '60s was the Incredible String Band. Basically the duo of Mike Heron and Robin Williamson, its sound was comprised of haunting Celtic folk melodies augmented by a variety of Middle Eastern and Asian instruments. Heron was a member of several rock bands in England in the early '60s, while Williamson and Clive Palmer played as a bluegrass and Scottish folk duo. Heron was asked to join as rhythm guitarist, and the trio named itself the Incredible String Band. The band was spotted at a club by Joe Boyd, who was opening a British wing of Elektra Records. The trio gave Boyd a demo tape of mostly American bluegrass standards with a few original songs, which impressed him more than the standards. The Incredible String Band, released in 1966, featured mostly original numbers enthusiastically played in American and Celtic folk styles. Following the album's release, Williamson spent several months studying music in Morocco, and Palmer left the group to travel to Afghanistan. For the String Band's second album, The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion, exotic touches such as the Middle Eastern oud, Indian sitars, and tambouras began to permeate the group's sound. The band's lyrics also became more whimsical; highlights include Williamson's tale of insomnia "No Sleep Blues" and Heron's amorous "Painting Box."The press raved about the Incredible String Band, and their next album, The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter, was the band's brief flirtation with stardom. Although the music was less commercial than its predecessor, the LP reached the Top Ten in the British album charts and was also the group's highest Billboard chart placing in America, reaching number 161. The songs became less structured, as on the opening, "Koeeoaddi There," which changed tempo frequently as it cascaded joyously with sitars and jaw harp. The album's centerpiece, "A Very Cellular Song," was a suite of short pieces sewn together with the folk song "Bid You Goodnight." For Wee Tam and the Big Huge, the Incredible String Band was augmented by Williamson and Heron's girlfriends, Licorice McKechnie and Rose Simpson. The group also began to electrically amplify its instruments. This expanded lineup performed at the Woodstock festival in 1969, but due to circumstances it was not one of the band's most memorable performances. The Incredibles' slot was originally to be Friday night after Joan Baez; however, due to heavy rain, the band opted not to perform. Folksinger Melanie took the Incredibles' place and went down extremely well, writing her big hit "Candles in the Rain" about that moment. The Incredible String Band got a lukewarm reception the next afternoon between Creedence Clearwater Revival and Canned Heat.At the turn of the '70s, the Incredible String Band began to lose some of their momentum. The album Changing Horses was not as engaging as the band's previous collections, and the group's eclecticism became a liability rather than an asset. Bassist and pantomimist Malcolm LeMaistre joined in 1971 for U, a well-received stage show that did not translate as easily to record. The band made the transition to electric rock & roll in 1972.In 1974, following the album Hard Rope & Silken Twine, the Incredible String Band disbanded. Both founding members had prolific solo careers; Heron's took him in a rock direction, while Williamson explored his Celtic roots. For several years the band was seen as a dated anachronism. Recently, with the resurgence in interest in the psychedelic '60s as well as world music, the Incredible String Band's music has been rediscovered by new audiences won over by its mystical charm.

Circulus - 1999 - Giantism [EP]

Circulus - 1999 - Giantism [EP]

1 Little Big Song
2 The True Lover's Farewell
3 My Lady Carey's Dompe
4 Everglade
5 Sombrero Fallout
6 All You People

The tracks differ from various UK acid folkrock drenged pop to acid folk pop. Included is also a beautiful folk version of the medieval "My Lady Carey's Dompe". The folk pop songs are nice too. The accompanying instrumental work out is very colourful and with proportioned contrasts. In that way the usual way to interprete / elaborate traditionals has been beautifully enriched.
Other quotes from a review of Giantism in Ptolomaic Terrascope :
..."Fronted by the delightfully-named Emma Steele, a vocalist who has clearly spent an hour-or-two in the thrall of Celia Humpries, and with devastating skills invested throughout its membership, not least in the West-Coast guitar work of Eric Anholm and various instruments of Michal Tyack (guitar,lute, banjo and saz), Circulus are poised to storm the citadel of electric tradition in emphatic fasion."...
..."The songs are both craftily constructed and the instrumentation thrusts them into the realm of the extraordinary : make no mistake, Circulus are traditionalist with panache and folk-rock torchbleachers of Olympian proportions."

You can find an Interview Here

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Man - 1972 - Live At The Padget Rooms Penarth

In response to a request I give you one of my favourite albums. This, and my copy of Captain Beefheart's "Trout Mask Replica" are my 2 most favoured musical possessions. There are one or two others, The Moody Blues "Question Of Balance" well... there are many many more prized possessions. Nektar, Gong and others were amongst my listening in the early 70's. I have a JohnMorgan album that I have never seen "Online".

Anyway. The first appearance of Many Are Called (But Few Get Up) came here, with the Daughter Of The Fireplace showcasing Deke wonderfully. The H. Samuel Jam comes straight from the earlier Man - 1970 release. I am happy to share (even if it is just 1 request that called for this). Man fans should read as I made a few Man Band posts on another Blog recently.

I guess I owe the moderator of this Blog an apology as I linked to a different Blog, but I suspect that I am forgiven as this will be my only link. A big week for me as I am about to work in Singapore for 2 weeks or more. No Blogging !!! Sheesh. Life goes on.

Oh. The links for this post (almost forgotten) = My wife is ironing and interrupting me as I watch a Dr Who episode from long ago. If I ever get some time I will sort out what the wife wants. These are true trials of family life (not what you see on TV = LOL). My 3 year old son loves Neil Innes, and I am very happy to play Neil Innes (as I love him too). I guess I will get a few posts in during the next week and concentrate on recovering the Blue - In Concet when I get back.

Ah yes...

Padget Rooms

Please Note. A request was made (on behalf) of the Man Band themselves to remove the Keystone "official" bootleg as it was something that allowed the Man Band to actually make money off (It's not something the Record Companies milk before the lads get any money). I understood what the person making the request meant and have deleted the uploads too. Sorry to anyone who wanted to download,, BUT, I do so like the Man Band and do not want to offend them. I have a lot of their original material Many Albums, CD's and all their DVD's. I consider myself a fan and would not want to cause Deke, Micky and the rest any financial loss.

Cochise - 1970 - Cochise

Zaragon on Myspace says of this:
Country rock to graciously court the country-hater. Think not of Creedence
or the Allmans; imagine instead a gritty Free or Patto-style unit who
sprinkle their dish with a tasty dash of twang, thereby spicing their forays
into dissonant aggression ("Moment and the End") and giving zest to their
exercises in compound song structure ("Painted Lady").

In answer to the request for more Cochise here is their first (with the third to follow).

1.Velvet Mountain
3.Trafalgar Day
4.Moment And The End
5.Watch This Space
6.59th Street Bridge Song
7.Past Loves
8.Painted Lady

This is a 256 rip complete with covers. Apparently there is a CD version with a bonus track that I do not have "
Black Is The Colour".

Get it here: Cochise First Album

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Peter Howell - 1969 - Alice Through The Looking Glass

Peter Howell - 1969 - Alice Through The Looking Glass

1 A Sitting On A Gate
2 Alice Meets The Knights
3 Dance To The Talking Flower
4 Dum And Dee
5 Her Majesty Queen Alice
6 Jabberwocky
7 The Alice Theme
8 The March Of The Chessmen
9 Through The Looking Glass

This concept album based upon the writings of Lewis Carroll was the work of the same persons responsible for Agincourt, Ithaca and Tomorrow Come Some Day. This album is reputedly the best of the four - an amalgam of folk and psychedelia with surrealistic lyrics. According to 'Record Collector' the market value of this gem is around £750. David Wells' excellent sleeve-notes to the recent Tenth Planet reissue reveal more about the duo.

In late 1968 they were approached by a local amateur dramatics group called The Ditching Players to provide a musical backdrop for a stage version of 'Alice Through The Looking Glass'. They used Lewis Carroll's surreal verse as the backdrop to the project and added a variety of studio trickery - backwards tapes, sound effects, distorted vocals etc. - to create a uniquely English hybrid of folk and pastoral psychedelia. Fifty copies were pressed initially which sold quickly and the duo pressed a further twenty-thirty. The sleeve artwork utilised a sketch by Sir John Tennel (the original Alice illustrator) of Alice encountering Tweedledee and Tweedledum!The duo continued to record a number of other albums over the next ten years - Tomorrow Come Some Day (a concept piece featuring a village threatened by motorway expansion), To Fly Away (credited to semi-ficticious group Agincourt) and A Game For All Who Know (credited to Ithaca). All had limited edition pressings of between fifty to a hundred. After a fifth album Friends the collaboration ended when Peter Howell, who composed all the music on Alice Through The Looking Glass was offered a more demanding job at the BBC and ceased to have time to pursue his hobby with John Fernando.

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Friday, July 27, 2007

Framework - Skeleton (1968-69)

Framework is best remembered by San Diego rock historians as a wildly inventive power trio that wore dirty blue jeans on stage and made a mindblowing 45 that nobody can find. That may fix a picture in your mind of who the band were and what they were about- but as you play through this collection of tapes from the band’s archives you will find, like I did, that they were quite versatile. Framework only released one single, and after hearing the psychedelic dirge that is “The Direction”, and speaking with a few guys whose eyes glazed over when asked about the group, it became a personal quest of mine to find out everything I could about them. It was four years before I had collected enough material to assemble Skeleton (the story is told in considerable detail inside the poster sleeve of the vinyl edition...due to space limitations of the CD format, what follows is an abbreviated text) and the various pieces provide separate and distinct views of the band that I believe, as a whole, comprise a comprehensive document that is long overdue. As I listen to it now, I can’t help but wonder what kind of albums Framework would have produced circa 1968-1970 with the support of say... Probe, or Metromedia Records. Even as a local act struggling to pay their rent, they seem to have never been lacking in inspiration... but turned loose on the world? “Reach the misty edge of freedom, and do just what you want to. You will feel the change that can come.”

Framework was born of two mid-sixties San Diego bands, The Orfuns and The Centaurs. In one respect, these two bands were very different- The Orfuns were a hard-edged, arrogant garage punk outfit that wrote original songs (a handful of acetates in guitarist/vocalist Jerry McCann’s possession bear this out, and some of this material will see a release in the near future), whereas The Centaurs were a dance band that performed covers. Knowing full well by 1967 that performing original material was the key to both credibility and longevity in the rock scene, the new lineup looked to McCann as their lead singer and songwriter for their repertoire. Naturally, McCann quickly established himself as the creative focus of the band, which he named Framework. This new band, along with The Brain Police, was managed by the KB Artists company of San Diego. The first recording session arranged by this management/record label cooperative was to produce a single by Framework in January, 1968. The two songs recorded, “Iron Door” and “Funny Kind Of Sunshine” never made it to vinyl as planned. Instead, only a handful of acetates were made for the band and for the local underground radio station, KPRI. To date, this is the only known recording of the original five-piece Framework, and these tracks appear for the first time ever on Skeleton. Framework Mk.I persevered, despite internal conflict, until August 1968. When it became clear that the band could not continue as it was, McCann asked the advice of his friend David Randle of The Brain Police. By chance, Randle had only recently learned of Terry Fann, a singer and bass player looking for a band. Fann sat in with the band for a couple of weeks, and it became clear to (the ex-Orfuns) McCann and Carl Spiron that Fann was the ingredient they needed to head in a new direction: as a trio. Groups like Cream and the Jimi Hendrix Experience were exploring new territory as trios and were being credited as innovators; why not Framework? (buy it)

1) I'm Gonna Move
2) Flotz
3) The Direction
4) You're Going Home
5) Iron Door
6) Funny Kind Of Sunshine
7) Get Out Of My Room
8) Like A Child
9) Conscence Be Your Guide
10) Wind Chimes
11) Last Sad Song
12) Beautiful Weather
13) I'm Gonna Move
14) Wind Chimes
15) These Things I Know
16) Like A Child
17) Get Out Of My Room / Good Times
18) Get Out Of My Room / Good Times (2nd)


The Maggots - 2001 - This Condition Is Incurable

Review By Tom Schulte

Stockholm's The Maggots explode with energy and a snotty sneer on this premium garage rock revival disc. Their fearsome fuzz and gruesome guitar sound is vital, visceral rock-n-roll. There was a garage wave in Scandinavia in the '80's and Mans P. Mansson (guitar/vocals) was part of that movement as part of Wylde Mammoths (one of the first bands to record for Crypt Records), Crimson Shadows and Friends. Bassist Steffen Hellstrom was also in Wylde Mammoths and Friends and Jonas Lundberg (drums) has a past in Slammer and A-Bombs.

These journeyman psychedelic rockers combine their experience and vigor for this more-than-suitable follow-up to their excellent debut LP, Get Hooked (Low Impact Records). Also, available on 10" vinyl, this CD edition includes three bonus tracks taken from the Gonna Make You Pay 7" on Bad Afro. While their originals rock sufficient to carry this disc to dawn and back, they include some righteous covers: a searing "Boy From Nowhere" (DMZ) and the workout for their two guitarists from The Turpentines, "Heading For The Texas Border," also covered by the Flamin' Groovies.

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Cochise - Swallow Tales (1971)

BJ Cole had this to say about Cochise:

Cochise was in existence for only three years between 1969 and 1972, but in that time we recorded three albums (a total of 28 tracks) and Mick Grabham and I went on to make solo albums for United Artists. This CD compilation contains the sixteen best tracks we recorded (in my opinion) from the three albums Cochise, Swallow Tales and So Far, including our US top 100 hit Love's Made A Fool Of You. The tracks are consecutive, and are listed under the title of each album. We were signed to United Artists records in 1969 by Andrew Lauder. Our label mates were an assorted bunch of bands that reflected Andrew's forward thinking policies – High Tide, Brinsley Schwarz, Hawkwind, Man etc. We played colleges, festivals, and places like the Roundhouse and the Marquee, and were managed by Clearwater Productions who also looked after Hawkwind and High Tide. It was altogether a very 'heady' time.

Although their first album had shown potential - It was this, the second of three albums that stands out as Cochise's "Finest Moments".

Singer Stewart Brown suddenly left the band being replaced by John Gilbert which changed the sound slightly making it a bit more Rock orientated. This album took longer and had more attention to detail put on it than the first and is generally very pleasing throughout. Steve Marriot guested on one song which was almost a hit. But, that 'almost' seemed to leave the band in 'No Man's Land' - they made one more album and all went on to happier days in other directions. I'd love to have thought that they could have became as big as the Byrds or such - But well There is still Swallow Tales to remember them.

B. J. Cole-pedal steel, guitar, dobro
Ricky Wills-bass, vocals, percussion
Willie Wilson-drums, percussion, vocals
John Gilbert-vocals
Mick Grabham-guitars & vocals

01 - Love's Made A Fool Of You (02:51)
02 - Jed Collder (03:18)
03 - Down Country Girls (01:49)
04 - Home Again (03:41)
05 - Lost Hearts (03:25)
06 - Strange Images (02:03)
07 - Where I Sing The Blues (04:09)
08 - Another Day (05:16)
- Axiom Of Maria (07:02)
- Can I Break Your Heart (05:03)
- O Come All Ye Faithful (01:20)

By 1973 Mick Grabham had made a solo album and would join Procol Harum.
BJ Cole went on to become a popular session musician.
Rick Wills and John "Willie" Wilson played on Dave Gilmour's first solo album.

This is a 320 Vinyl rip with 2 sets of covers both at hi res but having slightly different shading.

Although they would be classified as Country Rock - I would say they were not that at all - But there is an undeniably country feel at times.

Cochise - 1971 - Swallow Tales

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Joni Mitchell - 1974 - Miles Of Aisles (Live)

Miles of Aisles is a 1974 double live album by Joni Mitchell backed by the L.A. Express, recorded on the Court and Spark tour. The release became famous for the quality of the performances and some of Mitchell's onstage banter, particularly the "Van Gogh" speech before going into "The Circle Game." She closes the set with two new songs, "Jericho" and "Love or Money." Four years after "Big Yellow Taxi" stalled at #67 on the charts in its original studio version, the live version heard on Miles of Aisles was released as a single and reached #24 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, becoming Mitchell's third top 40 hit and continuing her commercial hot streak at the time. Miles of Aisles would reach a peak of #2 on the charts and became one of her biggest-selling records.

Miles of Aisles
Released: November 1974

Songs [click for lyrics]:

You Turn Me On, I'm A Radio
Big Yellow Taxi
Rainy Night House
Cactus Tree
Cold Blue Steel And Sweet Fire
Woman Of Heart And Mind
A Case Of You
The Circle Game
People's Parties
All I Want
For Free
Both Sides, Now
The Last Time I Saw Richard
Love or Money



Garrett Lund - 1975 - Almost Grown

World In Sound Garrett Lund : Almost Grown (US,1975)

1 The Only Turnaround
2 Serene
3 Silver Sails
4 One More Reason
5 Think Of The Children
6 Country Livin'
7 Stop The World
8 Baby Blue
9 Bonus Tracks: Never Gonna Take It Slow
10 Over And Under
11 Reflections On Earth
12 Bonny
13 Serene - Alt. Version

Garrath Lund was part of the Caretakers, a band which opened before the great psychrock bands of that time. He recorded this album but no label was interested. Releasing it privately it sold with the help of radio promotion 2000 copies in less than two weeks, but still there was no label to release it officially. So after 26 years this finally is the first release.

The album can be compared to the kind of albums of singer-songwriters with a deeper concentration to the music with electric arrangements, far away from other influences and with a time taken to develop, like what John Saint Field or so did, but here with a west coast direction, and with some attention to some sweet acidic development of the electric guitar, backed by a rock band.

The voice goes from normal to higher notes, with emotional calm perspectives with closed eyes.
"Serene" has a fine production of keyboards (mellotron and electric piano by Angie Gudino).



The Superfine Dandelion - 1967 - s/t

Rare psych/garage pop album by US '60s band who sound like a cross between The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and The Charlatans. Stripped down psychedelic rock from the late 60s Phoenix scene. The group takes influences of some of the most swirling sounds of the era -- The grooves of the San Francisco sounds blended with the more rural bits of the post folk boom.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - 1970 - Déjà Vu

1. Carry On
2. Teach Your Children
3. Almost Cut My Hair
4. Helpless
5. Woodstock
6. Deja Vu
7. Our House
8. 4 + 20
9. Country Girl: Whiskey Boot Hill/Down, Down, Down/"Country Girl" (I Think You're Pretty)
10. Everybody I Love You

According to my opinion this is one of the best albums ever made. If you don't already have it don't miss it! I recommend you to buy it!

From AMG
One of the most hotly awaited second albums in history -- right up there with those by the Beatles and the Band -- Déjà Vu lived up to its expectations and rose to number one on the charts. Those achievements are all the more astonishing given the fact that the group barely held together through the estimated 800 hours it took to record Déjà Vu and scarcely functioned as a group for most of that time. Déjà Vu worked as an album, a product of four potent musical talents who were all ascending to the top of their game coupled with some very skilled production, engineering, and editing. There were also some obvious virtues in evidence -- the addition of Neil Young to the Crosby, Stills & Nash lineup added to the level of virtuosity, with Young and Stephen Stills rising to new levels of complexity and volume on their guitars. Young's presence also ratcheted up the range of available voices one notch and added a uniquely idiosyncratic songwriter to the fold, though most of Young's contributions in this area were confined to the second side of the LP. Most of the music, apart from the quartet's version of Joni Mitchell's "Woodstock," was done as individual sessions by each of the members when they turned up (which was seldom together), contributing whatever was needed that could be agreed upon. "Carry On" worked as the album's opener when Stills "sacrificed" another copyright, "Questions," which comprised the second half of the track and made it more substantial. "Woodstock" and "Carry On" represented the group as a whole, while the rest of the record was a showcase for the individual members. David Crosby's "Almost Cut My Hair" was a piece of high-energy hippie-era paranoia not too far removed in subject from the Byrds' "Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man," only angrier in mood and texture (especially amid the pumping organ and slashing guitars); the title track, also by Crosby, took 100 hours to work out and was a better-received successor to such experimental works as "Mind Gardens," out of his earlier career with the Byrds, showing his occasional abandonment of a rock beat, or any fixed rhythm at all, in favor of washing over the listener with tones and moods. "Teach Your Children," the major hit off the album, was a reflection of the hippie-era idealism that still filled Graham Nash's life, while "Our House" was his stylistic paean to the late-era Beatles and "4+20" was a gorgeous Stephen Stills blues excursion that was a precursor to the material he would explore on the solo album that followed. And then there were Neil Young's pieces, the exquisitely harmonized "Helpless" (which took many hours to get to the slow version finally used) and the roaring country-ish rockers that ended side two, which underwent a lot of tinkering by Young -- even his seeming throwaway finale, "Everybody I Love You," was a bone thrown to longtime fans as perhaps the greatest Buffalo Springfield song that they didn't record. All of this variety made Déjà Vu a rich musical banquet for the most serious and personal listeners, while mass audiences reveled in the glorious harmonies and the thundering electric guitars, which were presented in even more dramatic and expansive fashion on the tour that followed.

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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - 1970 - Déjà Vu

Elizabeth - 1968 - Elizabeth

Elizabeth - 1968 - Elizabeth

01 Not That Kind Of Guy
02 Mary Anne
03 Dissimilitude
04 Similitude
05 You Should Be More Careful
06 The World's For Free
07 Fields Of Home
08 Alarm Rings Five
09 Lady L
10 When All Else Fails

Elizabeth was made up of Steve Weingart (lead guitar, harp, organ, vocals), Bob Patterson (guitar, vocals), Jim Dahme (guitar, flute, vocals), Steve Bruno (organ, bass), and Hank Ransome (drums). The band originally came from Philadelphia but moved to New York in 1968, where they recorded and released their self-titled album on Vanguard Records in 1969. The album was released with a wonderful psychedelic-styled collage sleeve that gave the record buyer an impression that the band was a baroque-styled act, yet in actuality it is fairly standard late-'60s rock. The highlights of the album are the fuzz guitar-laden track "You Should Be More Careful," the haunting soft psych of the song "Alarm Rings Five," and the final and best track on the album, "When All Else Fails." The album is rounded out by a few less than interesting good-time-styled rock tracks and has a slight jazz feel in places.
~ Keith Pettipas, All Music Guide

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Joni Mitchell - First 5 Albums

Amazing musician, painter and person

with Graham Nash

With David Crosby and Eric Clapton

I believe that sometimes we lose the meaning of music by just looking for the rare and private stuff and forget some well known artists which are equally as nice if not even better.

So here is Joni's first 5 lp's which are among my all time favorites...

Thanks very much Joni.
Greetings and feelings from the man of the moon.
Song To A Seagull

Released: March 1968
My rating 4.5/5
Songs [click for lyrics]:

Joni Mitchell - 1968 - Song To A Seagull @192 (wma files)


Released: May 1969
My rating 5/5
Songs [click for lyrics]:

Joni Mitchell - 1969 - Clouds @320

Ladies of the Canyon

Released: April 1970
My rating 5/5
Songs [click for lyrics]:

Joni Mitchell - 1970 - Ladies Of The Canyon @320


For The Roses

Released: October 1972
My rating 4/5
Songs [click for lyrics]:

Cold Blue Steel And Sweet Fire
Lesson In Survival
Let The Wind Carry Me
For The Roses
See You Sometime
You Turn Me On, I'm A Radio
Blonde In The Bleachers
Woman Of Heart And Mind
Judgement Of The Moon And Stars

Joni Mitchell - 1972 - For The Roses @256


Magicians - 1999 - An Invitation To Cry_The Best Of The Magicians

Magicians - 1999 - An Invitation To Cry_The Best Of The Magicians
[USA, Psychedelic]

1. An Invitation To Cry
2. Rain Don't Fall On Me No More
3. About My Love
4. I'll Tell The World About You
5. Lady Fingers
6. Angel On The Corner
7. I'd Like To Know
8. Back Door Man
9. That's What Love Is Made Of
10. Double Good Feeling
11. I Won't Be Here Tomorrow
12. You're So Fine
13. Who Do You Love

It is the only album of The Magicians and contains the super song Invitation to Cry.


From AMG

Although they're rather mistakenly thought of a '60s garage band due to the inclusion of their fine 1965 single, "An Invitation to Cry," on the original Nuggets compilation, the Magicians were an all-around pop/rock group that also drew from folk-rock, blues and soul. They had a pretty intricate history for a short-lived act that only managed to put out four Columbia singles between 1965 and 1967. Drummer and songwriter, Alan Gordon, was playing in an interracial band, Tex & the Chex, in Greenwich Village when they were discovered by record producers Bob Wyld and Art Polhemus. Gordon had written "An Invitation to Cry" with Jimmy Woods(who was not in the band), which Gordon recorded with Tex & the Chex, then including guitarist Mike (who managed Bruce Springsteen for a while during the Boss' early career). The producers wanted a better singer and enlisted Garry Bonner to do the vocals. The resulting recording, "An Invitation to Cry," was superb moody pop/rock with a touch of blue-eyed soul, enhanced by an imaginative production highlighting ominous distorted guitar riffs, graceful tempo shifts, accomplished vocal harmonies and Bonner's anguished lead vocal.

The group, renamed the Magicians, got a deal with Columbia, but reorganized their personnel, with Appel and bassist Everett Jacobs leaving, and Village folkies, Allan "Jake" Jacobs and John Townley, coming in as replacements. The Magicians gained a following in New York by taking over as house band from the Lovin' Spoonful at the Night Owl club. In fact, Felix Pappalardi, future Cream producer and Mountain man, wanted to join them as bassist. They never did come up with another song on the order of "An Invitation to Cry," though, on their two 1966 Columbia singles, which showed an eclectic group conversant with both folk-rock (covering two songs by David Blue) and sophisticated pop-rock. They managed to get a segment on the local CBS television program Eye on New York -- unusually heavy exposure for a group without a hit or album -- but the follow-up singles stiffed. They did some unissued recordings in 1966, but the band never did put out an LP, and around mid 1966, Townley and Jacobs both left.

One subsequent flop single did appear on Columbia in early 1967, with some other musicians helping Bonner, Gordon, and Townley (who played guitar on the A-side, although he was no longer officially in the group). Bonner and Gordon were at this time becoming successful pop/rock songwriters for other artists, particularly the Turtles, for whom they composed "Happy Together," "She'd Rather Be with Me," "You Know What I Mean" and "She's My Girl." A Magicians CD, containing the four singles and some unissued demos and outtakes from the '60s, appeared in 1999.

You can download from here:
Magicians - An Invitation To Cry_The Best Of The Magicians

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Alkatraz - Doing A Moonlight (1976)

I remember seeing these guys when they first came out - In 1974 supporting The Man Band and they were OK.

They sound very similar to the Neutrons (Another Man related band) although the songs have more Guitar than the Neutrons had, some songs remind me of Thin Lizzy too (another band I love). If you look back you'll maybe remember that in 1976 this kind of music was being rejected in favour of the Clash the Sex Pistols and the Damned.

01 - Stay Out Of Town
02 - Red Lights
03 - Zen Cookies
04 - Nito Bendito
05 - The Ounze That Jack Built
06 - Maybe Monday
07 - Nobody Like You
08 - Every Night And day / Ti Jean
09 - Dedicated To Jack Kerouac

The songs all sound similar to the Neutrons with more substance in the final sound. So if you think you liked the Neutrons even in a small way you will love this.

I only found 1 reference to the band on the Net and that was on a Man Band history page which said this:

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.

Included are 2 Bonus tracks taken from a BBC Radio 1 broadcast 2 years before the album was released when they toured as support act to the Man Band. They sound very different then and more like straight Hard Rock .

Get it HERE @256:

Friday, July 20, 2007

Hawkwind - Live - The Solstice At Stonehenge (1984)

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Los Mac's - 1967 - Kaleidoscope Men

Los Mac's - 1967 - Kaleidoscope Men

Los Mac's were formed in Valparaiso, Chile, in 1962 by the Mc Iver brothers. They soon moved to Santiago, where Willy Morales and Eric Franklin joined the band. 'Kaleidoscope Men' (1967) was their third album and they consider it 'The best psychedelic album ever produced in Chile' -and as soon as you listen to it you will have to agree with them. Influenced by 'Sgt. Pepper's' as much as by marihuana, with a superb production and a band musically skilled and ready to go one step beyond, this is a MUST-HAVE album for any 60's music lover.

1. F.M. Y Cia
2. Degrees
3. Secuencia
4. El Evangelio De La Gente Sola
5. Dear Friend Bob
6. A Traves Del Cristal
7. La Muerte De Mi Hermano
8. Anne Marie
9. Tension Extrema
10. Al Otro Lado Del Mar
11. El Amor Despues De Los 20 Anos
12. Nada Dulce Nina

Get it here :'s@192.rar

Melanie: Live At Musikladen, November 1975

Amazing performance

43 minutes video



Little Boy Blues - 1968 - In The Woodland Of Wier

Little Boy Blues - In The Woodland Of Weir
(Fontana SRF-67578) 1968

Side 1:
Cathedral, Is Love, I'm Hip To You, Mr. Tripp Wouldn't Listen,
The Death Of Don Quixote

Side 2:
Jazz Is Love, It's Only You, Echoes of "You", Dream Weaver,
Seed Of Love, The Fox

Ray Levin - piano, organ, bass, flute
Mark Coplon - vocals
Billy Mooney - drums
Peter Pollack - guitar

All the songs on the album were written by Ray Levin and arranged by the band.

Bio :
Garage punk combo the Little Boy Blues were formed in 1964 by singer/guitarist Lowell Shyette, lead guitarist Paul Ostroff, bassist Ray Levin, and drummer James Boyce, all of them students at the University of Illinois at Chicago. After honing a repertoire consisting primarily of Chicago blues classics and early rock & roll hits, the group was approached by the local IRC label to make a record, albeit on the condition they abandon their bluesy sound in favor of a more commercial, British Invasion-inspired approach. The Little Boy Blues agreed and in 1965 issued the Shyette-penned "Love for a Day," a major hit on Chicago radio that earned the band opening gigs for acts including the Rolling Stones, the Lovin' Spoonful, and the Association. Second vocalist Billy McColl was typically recruited for live dates, also appearing on their sophomore single, "I'm Ready" -- a cover of the Willie Dixon tune recorded in the Little Boy Blues' increasingly aggressive and noisy style, it was another local hit.

Their fuzz-punk approach reached its apotheosis on the follow-up, a blistering reading of the garage staple "I Can Only Give You Everything" -- already a Chicagoland favorite thanks to their weekly appearances at the popular nightspot the Like Young, the single appeared ready to launch the Little Boy Blues to national fame after they appeared on the Dick Clark television series Where the Action Is, but in September 1966 Shyette was drafted into Army duty, crippling the band's momentum. Singer Frank Biner was tapped as Shyette's replacement, and after leaving IRC for the Ronko label, the Little Boy Blues issued their fourth single, the 1967 acid punk classic "The Great Train Robbery" -- as the year wore on the group moved further into psychedelia, playing at local "be-ins" and headlining at Chicago counterculture clubs like the Cheetah and the Electric Playground.

The change in musical direction did not please McColl or Ostroff, both of whom left the band -- guitarist Peter Pollack was eventually hired on around the time the Little Boy Blues signed to record an LP for major label Mercury, but midway through recording both Biner and Boyce quit over creative differences. Singer Marc Coplon and drummer Bill Mooney were hastily recruited to complete the album, a disappointing patchwork effort released in 1968 under the title In the Woodland of Weir. The Little Boy Blues continued for about a year before disbanding.
~ Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide

Get it here :

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

D.R. Hooker Band - Armageddon

The D.R. Hooker Band - Armageddon (1973)

Side One
1. Hello
2. This moment
3. Free
4. Winter

Side Two
5. This thing
6. A tormented heart
7. Kamala
8. Armageddon

The D.R. Hooker Band: "Armageddon" 1979, USA/On Records 40725. This is not the 80s repressing, it's the 1979 original pressed and distributed by D.R. himself! Incredibly rare private second LP recorded in 1974 has a more elaborate prog sound than his legendary "The Truth" debut from 1972 but still has a living room feel.

Everyone knows his first album The truth which is a masterpiece of all times...
If not get it first

This album is not as nice as the first but still great IMO. Crazy Dr Hooker is all over with sounds and voices that make it tripy psyche
@2 tracks (unknown bitrate)

New Link 8 separated tracks @320


Tangerine Peel - Soft Delights

Tangerine Peel – Soft delights (RCA, UK, 70, TOC!)

1 Every Christian Lion-Hearted Man Will Show You/Trapped (United Artists UP 1193) 1968
2 Solid Gold Mountain/Light Across The River (CBS 3402) 1968
3 Talking To No One/Wishing Tree (CBS 3676) 1968
4 Never Say Never Again/Thousand Miles Away (MGM MGM 1470) 1969
5 Play Me A Sad Song And I'll Dance/Wish You Could Be Here With Me ( MGM 1487) 1969
6 Move Into My World/In Between (RCA RCA 1936) 1970
7 Thinking Of Me/Soft Delights (RCA RCA 1990) 1970
8 What Am I To Do?/Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (RCA RCA 2036) 1970
Tangerine Peel was best known during the second half of the 1960s as a five-man psychedelic band, specializing in a slightly light but pleasant brand of the music. Their principal claim to fame was the presence of future songwriter/producer Mike Chapman in their ranks during the late '60s, when they cut records such as their version of the Bee Gees' "Every Christian Lion-Hearted Man Will Show You," cut for British United Artists in 1967. Subsequent singles included "Solid Gold Mountain" and "Talking to No One" for British CBS, and "Never Say Never Again" and "Play Me a Sad Song and I'll Dance" for British MGM. Chapman left before the group recorded its one and only LP, Soft Delights, in 1970. By that time, the group had abandoned its psychedelic influences in favor of a more conventional pop/rock sound. The group's version of "Every Christian Lion-Hearted Man Will Show You" was reissued in 2004 on Castle's Maybe Someone Is Digging Underground: Songs of the Bee Gees. ~ Bruce Eder, All Music Guide
MIKE CHAPMAN and friends in 1970 put out a REALLY GREAT lp titled 'SOFT THOUGHTS'...this album has a wide variety of sound from pysch, heavy rock, folk, to bubblegum, this is indeed a TRUE lost gem...the lp kicks off with 'CINDY LOU'...with trashy electric guitars in top form, this song sounds like the inside of a pinball machine crunching along, with lyrics such as 'oh sweet, sweet, sweet, cindy lou, and the sweet, sweet, sweet, things you do' ! song the title track 'soft delights', a bubblegum song, sunshine pop with the trademark drum stomp,..... sounds like a cornerstone sound of MUD and SWEET,....naturally since he would produce both bands a few yrs later....
'GOODNIGHT TO THE NIGHT' changes the pace, this one is a soft folk tune with wonderful piano, that takes you to another time, another place...*...side 1 ends with 'what am i to do' with such lyrics such as 'and in front of me stands a girl who will tear and break down my world'...side 2 begins with 'TALKIN' 'BOUT A NEW DAY'...great revolutionary spirit, and the song reaches for new musical heights...every song is great including 'to judi' a love song, and the lp eds with 'MOMENTS I RECALL' where the singer travels through his memory to bring forth thoughts of wonderment,.....someone tell us if TANGERINE PEEL ever released another lp... ......?
from angelfire.
01 - cindy lou (mike chapman)
02 - soft delights (mike chapman)
03 - goodnight to the night (mike chapman)
04 - long long ride (james gaynor)
05 - what am i to do (mike chapman)
06 - talkin' 'bout a new day (mike chapman)
07 - jeanie, jeanie,jeanie (mike chapman)
08 - tu judi (mike chapman)
09 - leave me now (mike chapman)
10 - moments i recall (tootill-chapman)
some more
Trapped (68)
Solid Gold Mountain (69)
Every christian lion-hearted man will show you (68)
Enjoy more
Thinking of me
Move into my world
Wish you could be here with me
Never Say Never(Again)
Enjoy more and more

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Reclaim the Beach - 28/07 Athens

Οι παραλίες, όπως και τα δάση, είναι κοινόχρηστοι πόροι άρα κτήμα όλων των πολιτών και όχι περιουσία του κράτους, που για καθαρά εισπρακτικούς λόγους την «αξιοποιεί» ή την «αναπλάθει» προς όφελος των λίγων.
Η ελεύθερη πρόσβαση και διαβίωση στις παραλίες είναι συνταγματικό δικαίωμα όλων μας
Για αυτό και εμείς κάνουμε ένα ...
Reclaim the Beach Party
για να διεκδικήσουμε τα αυτονόητα δικαιώματά μας
και να επανακτήσουμε αυτά που μας ανήκουν
χορεύοντας σε ρυθμούς
Drum and bass, experimental breaks και dubstep
με τους

Kernelcoremode [Creative Space/ GR]
Disphonia [Funxion/ GR]
Harris b2b Baste [Funxion/ GR]
Direct Connection sound system [Sub Dub/ GR]
Alcalica [Photovoltaic Rec/ D]
Epoc Live [UK]

Παραλία Πρώην Ιπποδρόμου
(Καλλιθέα, στάση τραμ Δέλτα Φαλήρου,
στη μαρίνα στο τέλος της πεζογέφυρας,
πρόσβαση από Ποσειδώνος και Συγγρού)


Από τις 9 το βράδυ μέχρι τις 5 το πρωί


Τη συναυλία διοργανώνουν οι Ηλιόσποροι
(Δίκτυο Νέων για την Κοινωνική και Πολιτική Οικολογία) []

Βιογραφικά σχημάτων:

Epoc Live [UK] - LiveΑπό τον διεθνή Τύπο έχουν χαρακτηριστεί ως οι White Stripes του Drum and Bass και σίγουρα αυτό το συγκρότημα έχει κάτι το ιδιαίτερο. Ένα ντουέτο από το Λονδίνο που σε κάθε του εμφάνιση ξεσηκώνει το κοινό και το κάνει να χορεύει φρενιασμένα σε ρυθμούς που ταξιδεύουν από το γρήγορο στο βαθύ/σκοτεινό Drum and Bass, με σκληρό μπάσο και φωνητικά. Αν και δεν έχουν κυκλοφορήσει ακόμα το πρώτο επίσημο άλμπουμ έχουν ήδη κάνει αίσθηση στην drum and bass σκηνή της Αγγλίας χάρη στις ζωντανές εμφανίσεις τους δίπλα στα μεγαλύτερα ονόματα του χώρου, και όχι μόνο, όπως οι Fabio and Grooverider, Dillinja, 808 State, Pendulum, Roni Size and Dynamite MC, Ed Rush, Optical, London Break Beat Orchestra, Mo Foe, Blackout, Zion Train.Στην Ελλάδα παίζουν για πρώτη φορά.

ALCALICA [D / Photovoltaic Records] - Live
Οι ΑLCALICA είναι ένα ηλεκτρονικό project που ξεκίνησε στο Βερολίνο το 2003, εφαρμόζοντας αναλογικές και ψηφιακές ηλεκτρονικές συσκευές και καλωδίωση σε όργανα όπως σαντούρι, kalimpa, resonant box, φωνές κτλ.
Οι ΑLCALICA είναι μια dub μπάντα που αναμιγνύει μεταλλαγμένα experimental electro στοιχεία και δημιουργεί ασυνήθιστα ηχητικά στιγμιότυπα. Παρουσιάζοντας ήχους από παραδοσιακά όργανα σε ένα συνεχή πειραματισμό, η μουσική των ΑLCALICA ποικίλει από ατμοσφαιρικά soundtrack ως τον ήχο των πάρτι σε μια κατάληψη.

Direct Connection sound system [GR / Sub Dub] - Live
Direct Connection είναι μουσική κολεκτίβα που οργάνωσε το 1998 στην Αθήνα το δικό της DUB εργαστήρι εξερευνώντας τους συσχετισμούς μεταξύ ρυθμού, ψυχεδέλειας και ηχοχρωματισμού. Direct Connection είναι 8μελής Live μπάντα που μετατρέπει το studio σε δυναμικό εργαλείο και συνθέτει χορευτικά ηχητικά φαινόμενα σε πραγματικό χρόνο. Direct Connection είναι ετερόκλητα δεδομένα που αλληλεπιδρούν, όπως είναι, μετασχηματίζοντας συλλογική ευφυΐα σε μουσική και video. Θα εμφανιστούν ως 5μελές sound system με δυνατό experimental breaks ήχο.

Disphonia [GR / Funxion] – DJ set
Disphonia ονομάζεται το project του ντούετου των DJ και παραγωγών Κώστα Νομικού και Γιώργου Ρουμπίνη. Ως μέλη της ομάδας Funxion, μιας από τις πιο δραστήριες drum ʼnʼ bass κολεκτίβες της Αθήνας και επηρεαζόμενοι από τους ήχους των Kemal & Rob Data, Ed Rush & Optical, Bad Company, BSE, Stakka & Skynet, Matrix, Photek, Teebee και Cause 4 Concern, αποφάσισαν να στήσουν το δικό τους στούντιο και να επιδοθούν σε πειραματισμούς του ήχου, οι οποίοι μπορεί μια μέρα να καταλήξουν να είναι ταυτόσημοι με τη Δυσφωνία. Ένα σύνολο δηλαδή μοναδικών ήχων, οι οποίοι καταλήγουν σε μικρούς διαλόγους, προκαλώντας διαφωνίες ή συμφωνίες.

Harris [GR / Funxion] – DJ setO Harris αποτελεί έναν από τους πρωτοπόρους της ελληνικής breakbeat σκηνής. Ξεκίνησε να παίζει το 1987 και εμφανίστηκε σε clubs-σταθμούς όπως το Faz, το Άλσος, το Amazon, το +Soda, το Tessera, το Alarm. Μετά το residency του στα Jungle και Sunrise πάρτι, εντάχθηκε στην ομάδα Funxion. Τα sets του έχουν περιγραφεί ως ένα μίγμα από σκληρό, χορευτικό υλικό και tripping ήχους. Κατά τη διάρκεια μιας δεκαετίας ενεργούς δράσης έχει επισκεφτεί το Μπράιτον, το Λονδίνο, τη Ζυρίχη και τη Σόφια.

Kernelcoremode [GR / Creative Space] – DJ set Ο Kernelcoremode ασχολείται με την ηλεκτρονική μουσική από τα τέλη της δεκαετίας ʽ90. Έχει εντρυφήσει στην underground ηλεκτρονική μουσική, με επιρροές από όλα τα είδη. Τα set που παρουσιάζει διαφέρουν ανάλογα με τη περίσταση, πάντα όμως με έμφαση σε ότι καινούργιο έχει να προσφέρει η σύγχρονη electronica. Ο KCM τα τελευταία 4 χρόνια λειτουργεί την Creative Space, ένα label που κυκλοφορεί, διανέμει και προωθεί ανεξάρτητη ηλεκτρονική μουσική, αλλά και διοργανώνει μουσικές εκδηλώσεις
που καλύπτουν όλο το φάσμα της ηλεκτρονικής μουσικής. Ο KCM θα ανοίξει το Reclaim the Beach Party με ένα dubstep dj set.


Bonzo Dog Band - 1968 - The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse


Taking the "Doo Dah" out of their name for this 1968 LP, the Bonzos' second album was probably their best. Although they were hardly a rock or pop group in the traditional sense, the Bonzos couldn't help absorbing some of the vibes of British psychedelia, and the heady ambience of the era is reflected in the recklessly diverse and outrageous material. Almost all of the songs were penned by the two top dogs, Viv Stanshall and Neil Innes, who deflate British blues, psychedelia, and other pop, jazz, and music hall styles with priceless wit. Star tracks on this saxophone-heavy album include the doo wop ode to a spacegirl ("Beautiful Zelda"), "Trouser Press" (which gave the late American underground rock magazine its name), the droll series of poker-faced spoken sketches on "Rhinocratic Oaths" (certainly an influence on Monty Python), and the boozy "My Pink Half of the Drainpipe," which ranks as one of the most ridiculous and hysterical songs released by a pop group of any era.

V.A. - 1991 - A Psychedelic Psauna (In Four parts) [Delerium]

A: Going Out
01 A Word From Our Sponsor
02 Sundial - Mind Train Excursion (Sundial)
03 Magic Mushroom Band - Don't Be Afraid (Magic Mushroom Band)
04 Nick Riff - Lost & Wild (Nick Riff)
05 The Petals - Poisoned Air (C. Wolf)

C: Staying For A Bit
06 The Porcupine Tree - Linton Samuel Dawson (S. Wilson)
07 Dimentia 13 - Do The Jerk Off (Bradley S. Warner)
08 Poisoned Electrick Head - Snobs (Poisoned Electrick Head)
09 The Bevis Frond - Cold Rain & Snow (Trad Arr. Bevis Frond)

I: Going Furthur
10 Alice's Orb - Don't Know If I Should (Ross/Woollford)
11 John Fallon - Summers End In San Francisco (J. Fallon)
12 The Gothics - The Quest (The Gothics)
13 Tyrnaround - Hello Or Goodbye (G. Gray)

D: Leaving Completely
14 The Colored Plank - Black Ferris Wheel (Trad Arr. A. Stoat)
15 Mandragora - Conspiracy (Mandragora)
16 Ozric Tentacles - 'Erp Riff '83 (Ozric Tentacles)
17 The Trodds - The Stalk (A. Heller)
18 Treatment - Nightmare (Treatment)

No need to say something for this Tripy comp...
Just get it !!!


Monday, July 16, 2007

Will-o-the Wisp

After our previous posts for the Will-o-the Wisp (1999)
& A Gift From Your Dreams (2007) albums,
of this great Greek psychedelic band....

Your requests for the other 2 albums, (Second Sight 2000)
& Ceremony Of Innocence (2002)
can be found in our friend's freaky_lady
Garden of Delights blog !!!

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