Monday 21 April 2008

June 2007 pt.2

Saturday, June 30, 2007

The Poets - Scotland's No.1 Group

Although they only released half a dozen singles, these were enough to firmly establish the Poets' status as the best Scottish rock group of the mid-'60s. It's true that this is akin to being a big fish in a small pond -- not many Scottish bands recorded in the 1960s, and not many of them were at all notable. But that shouldn't detract from the genuinely high quality of their records, which still remain known only to a relatively small band of collectors.

The Glasgow group differed from most other Scottish combos of the time in that they concentrated almost exclusively on original material, which alternated between mournful, almost fey ballads and storming mod rockers. Critics have compared the melodic, minor feel of much of their work to the Zombies, a comparison that holds water to a certain point, although the Poets were far more guitar-based. A minor hit single right out of the gate and a management deal with Rolling Stones manager Andrew Oldham seemed to spell probable success. But the Poets fell victim both to subpar promotion and numerous personnel changes, which had gutted the core of the band by the late '60s.

Oldham came across the band by chance on a trip to Scotland in 1964, quickly signing them and arranging a recording deal with Decca. Their first single, a characteristically moody original called "Now We're Thru," made number 30 in the U.K. Yet that was to be their only taste of commercial success, despite a flurry of fine singles over the next couple of years. The two-bass throb of the hard-rocking "That's the Way It's Got to Be," the exquisite acoustic ballad "I'll Cry with the Moon," a fiery cover of Marvin Gaye's "Baby Don't You Do It" -- all are worth hearing by British Invasion fans. Although some may find their slow numbers a bit on the maudlin side, the group had a knack for fine melodies, harmonies, and dense guitar arrangements that lifted these above the ordinary.

took the group with him to his independent Immediate label in late 1965 for a couple of singles, but ultimately the But the Poets were never given full opportunity to develop their unquestioned skills. OldhamOldham association may have worked against them, as he was naturally inclined to focus most of his energies upon the Rolling Stones. The Poets were getting lost in the shuffle and discouraged, and by 1967 not one original member remained from the lineup that had first recorded. They did marshal the energy for a superb 1967 single, the blue-eyed soul/psychedelic "Wooden Spoon," which indicated that the band was still progressing and maturing, even though their continuity with previous lineups was tenuous to say the least. The Poets straggled on until 1971, barely recording again; Poets alumni turned up in Scottish bands like Trash (who were briefly signed to Apple Records), Marmalade, and one of Alex Harvey's outfits.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Buffy Sainte Marie

Changing Woman (1975 MCA Records)

Need no comments...simply one of my favorite Artists... people...pale person salutes you!!!

Song Titles:
YOU TAKE ME AWAY (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
TIL I SEE YOU AGAIN (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
MONGREL PUP (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
THE BEAUTY WAY (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
NOBODY WILL EVER KNOW IT’S REAL BUT YOU (Norbert Putnam & Buffy Sainte-Marie) ALL AROUND THE WORLD (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
A MAN (Buffy Sainte-Marie)

Many A Mile 1965

AMG REVIEW: Sainte-Marie's second LP was most notable for the original version of her most famous composition, "Until It's Time for You to Go," which is her most melodic and memorable track. The rest of the album is more traditional and rough-hewn than some would expect, including a Child ballad with a "Greensleeves"-like melody ("Must I Go Bound"), the Bukka White blues "Fixin' to Die," the oft-done ballad "Lazarus," an Irish-American murder ballad, and a traditional tune accompanied only by mouthbow ("Groundhog"). Of more interest are Sainte-Marie's own compositions, including "Los Pescadores" (which has some of her most uncompromising vibrato) and "Welcome Welcome Emigrante." — Richie Unterberger

Song Titles:
MUST I GO BOUND (trad. Arr Buffy Sainte-Marie)
LOS PESCADORES (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
GROUNDHOG (trad. Arr Buffy Sainte-Marie)
ON THE BANKS OF RED ROSES (trad. Arr Buffy Sainte-Marie)
FIXIN TO DIE (Bukka White)
UNTIL IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO GO (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
THE PINEY WOOD HILLS (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
BROKE DOWN GIRL (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
JOHNNY BE FAIR (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
MAPLE SUGAR BOY (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
LAZARUS (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
MANY A MILE (Buffy Sainte-Marie)

~It's My Way
~Many a Mile
~Little Wheel Spin And Spin
~I'm Gonna Be A Country Girl Again
~Fire & Fleet & Candlelight
~She Used To Wanna Be A Ballerina
~The Best of Buffy Sainte-Marie
~Best Of Buffy Sainte-Marie Vol 2
~Quiet Places
~Native North American
~Child Buffy
~Changing Woman
~Sweet America

Coincidence and Likely Stories 1991 EMI Records Canada/Chrysallis London

Up Where We Belong 1991 EMI Records Canada/Chrysallis London (All new digital recordings of the classic hits)




Thursday, June 28, 2007

The Move - The Move [1968/1998]

Of all the reissues of the Move's first album, Repertoire's 1998 expanded version (which supersedes their 1992 edition) is the most ambitious, so much so that one could almost lose sight of the contents of the original album. That's here, intact, covering the first 13 tracks, and it sounds very good, loud and crisp. Then come the 15 bonus tracks, which pretty much cover the entire studio history of the group up to the point of the album's original release — not just the singles that pre-dated the album, but also previously unissued outtakes of "Cherry Blossom Clinic," "Fire Brigade" and "Second Class," a Roy Wood solo track that had never before seen the light of day. The CD is filled out with the stereo album mixes of a half-dozen of the songs off of Move album. As is too often the case with Repertoire releases, annotation consists of a generic account of the group's history, rather than a detailed discussion of the contents; that flaw, however, doesn't detract from the value of the music, which is delightfully lighthearted psychedelic pop, with some piercing satirical edges. (allmusic)
The brilliant 1968 Move's debut, remastered and expanded. Ripped using EAC/LAME 3.97 (VBR --preset fast extreme). - K
01 Yellow Rainbow
02 Kilroy Was Here
03 (Here We Go Round) The Lemon Tree
04 Weekend
05 Walk Upon the Water
06 Flowers in the Rain
07 Hey Grandma
08 Useless Information
09 Zing Went the Strings of My Heart
10 The Girl Outside
11 Fire Brigade
12 Mist on a Monday Morning
13 Cherry Blossom Clinic
14 Night of Fear (A-Side)
15 The Disturbance (B-Side)
16 I Can Hear the Grass Grow (A-Side)
17 Wave Your Flag and Stop the Train (B-Side)
18 Vote for Me (B-Side)
19 The Disturbance (Alternate Take)
20 Fire Brigade (Alternate Take)
21 Second Class (She's Too Good for You) (Roy Wood)
22 Cherry Blossom Clinic
23 (Here We Go Round) The Lemon Tree (Stereo Version)
24 Weekend (Stereo Version)
25 Flowers in the Rain (Stereo Version)
26 Useless Information (Stereo Version)
27 Zing Went the Strings of My Heart (Stereo Version)
28 The Girl Outside (Stereo Version)
29 Walk Upon the Water (Stereo Version)

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Will-O-The Wisp - 1999 - Will-O-The Wisp

Tracks :
1 Silent Thoughts (Part One)
2 Elbereth (Lonely Queen)
3 A Sign Or A Smile
4 Hang On To A Dream
5 Summer of Life
6 It's Time...
7 Flying Over the Dawn
8 Vision
9 Silent Thoughts (Part Two)

Will-o-the Wisp is a new psychedelic band from Greece.
Formed late 1997, that released it's excellent debut album through Action Records at the begining of 1999.
Their sound is heavily influenced by the British progressive underground scene of the early 70s and bands such as Caravan, Curved Air and Cressida .
The album is a unique psychedelic-progressive masterpiece, with gorgeous melodic lines and dreamy male-female vocals.
The use of flute and cello adds a certain atmosphere to the overall result, making the record a remarkable and promissing debut.

Don't miss it!!!


buy here

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Todd Dilligham - A Lizard, A True Starfish

This one, is unreleashed Todd stuff which he and his brother Mick kindly shared with me and you all.

I don't have any info on when this was created or who participates here... maybe Todd can help on this . Aslo the arwork is not form the unreleashed cd... it is a picture that also todd sent me

One thing is for sure IMO... it is great neo-psyche -pop music that can blow your mind.


01 Crimson Spires
02 Triangular Squares
03 Terrafirma Babydoll
04 Carpet Throne
05 So Much Rain
06 Twise As Normal As My Self
07 Lost In A Foreign Country
08 The Candle Burns
09 Uncertainties
10 Asking For The Sun
11 Purple Streakes
12 Song For Valis
13 Mushroom Man
14 Cirkus
15 Trying Hard To Be Happy
16 The Flower Girl
17 Not A Second Time
18 Distant Meadows
19 Listen
20 Wonderland
21 Wombats Overhead

More Todd's Music:

@192 wma files


and RESPECT TO TODD+MICK and their attitude !

Monday, June 25, 2007

Sun Dial - 1990 - Other Way Out

Oh this really is a treat! I forgott I had this. Back in the days of all those Madchester rave on days when I was buying The Inspiral Carpets, The Charlatans (UK) etc I got this cd which was recorded in 1990-but sounds more like 1967. If you think of all the best bits from early Pink Floyd, July, Beatles Revolver, Chocolate Watchband, The Strawberry Alarm Clock etc etc! You can't go far wrong with this album, every track is a winner. Give it a go you'll all love it if you're a fan of the best UK psych.

Gary Ramon-Electric and Acoustic Guitars Vocals
Anthony Clough-Bass Bamboo Flutes Vox Organ
Dave Morgan-Turkish Talking Drum Tibetan Bells

1-Plains Of Nazca
2-Exploding in Your Mind
3-Magic Flight
4-Shes Looking All Around
5-World Without Time
7-Other Side
8-Lorne Blues

posted by Steve

Synanthesia (1969 Acid Folk/Rock)

Though recorded quickly over two days — and indeed, literally recorded live in the studio with no overdubs — Synanthesia's sole album from 1969 is a gentle treat for anyone interested in the obscurer realms of late-'60s U.K. folk and its descendants. It's always a pleasure to hear something that did not deservedly go out of print — and therefore get an unnecessary reputation. Instead, the combination of bandleader Dennis Homes' gentle vocals and delicate guitar work, Leslie Cook's equally strong talents, and the ace-in-the-hole performing of sax and flute player Jim Fraser is often quite magical. That the band openly has a debt to the Incredible String Band and Bert Jansch practically goes without saying, but there's a difference between mere aping and finding a particular spin on a sound, and Synanthesia firmly comes down on the side of the latter. For such a rushed and in-the-moment album, the sound is often quite rich — credit not only to Vic Gamm's inspired engineering, but to the band's clear abilities as a solid live act. Hearing Homes' gentle vibes work on "Peek Strangely and Worried Evening" or Cook's flourishes on mandolin for "Fates" shows how well each complements the other songwriter's work. Yet Fraser in many ways is the key throughout — clearly picking up on jazz influences as much as folk ones, much like his bandmates, and the result is a detailed, fluid series of performances on his chosen instruments, ranging from the restrained then strutting sax parts on "Morpheus" to gentle background flute on "Rolling and Tumbling." The band's weakest element might be the lyrics, but nothing is outright bad, just sometimes awkward. Sunbeam's 2006 re-release, in keeping with the label's similar work, features not only excellent sound but winning, retrospective liner notes from Homes and a slew of rare pictures, plus a bonus track, "Shifting Sands," that originally appeared on an obscure compilation album from 1970.
~from allmusicguide.

Strongly Recommended…
check “Vesta” and "Mnemoysne" feelings…

Sunday, June 24, 2007

V.A. - Acid Visions_The Complete Collection vols 1-3

V.A. - Acid Visions_The Complete Collection vol. 1

Disc 1
1 The Great Believers - Comin' Up Fast (Part 1) (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
2 The Scotty McKay Quintet - The Train Kept A-Rollin' (Fort Worth, TX, U.S.A.)
3 A-440 - Torture (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
4 The Things - I Don't Believe It (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
5 The Stoics - Enough Of What I Need (San Antonio, TX, U.S.A.)
6 Satori - Time Machine (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
7 Neal Ford & The Ramadas - Life Is So Tough (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
8 Roy Head & The Great Believers - Easy Lovin' Girl (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
9 Johnny Winter - Birds Can't Row Boats (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
10 The Pandas - Walk (San Antonio, TX, U.S.A.)
11 The Bad Roads - Blue Girl (Lake Charles, LA, U.S.A.)
12 The Things - In Your Soul (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
13 The Stoics - Hate (San Antonio, TX, U.S.A.)
14 Amos Boynton & The ABCs - The Ballad Of Bertha Glutz (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
15 The Fanatics - Woman (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
16 The Fanatics - I Will Not Be Lonely (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
17 The Sherwoods - Bless Me Woman (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
18 The Sherwoods - I Know You Cried (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
19 Thursday's Children - You'll Never Be My Girl (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
20 The Brother Love Congregation - I Don't Want To Go (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
21 The Things - Loveless Lover (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
22 Space Cadets - Nothing'll Stand In My Way (San Antonio, TX, U.S.A.)
23 Space Cadets - Love-It is (San Antonio, TX, U.S.A.)
24 The Things - Another Girl Like You (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
25 The Warlocks - Life's A Misery (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
26 Homer - Dandelion Wine (San Antonio, TX, U.S.A.)
27 Homer - Sunrise (San Antonio, TX, U.S.A.)
28 The Bad Roads - Too Bad (Lake Charles, LA, U.S.A.)

Disc 2
1 The Weavils - We're The Weavils (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
2 The Black Sacks - The Way I Feel (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
3 The Black Sacks - Take Out (Houston, TX, U.S.A.) *
4 The 13th Floor Elevators - You're Gonna Miss Me (San Antonio, TX, U.S.A.)
5 The 13th Floor Elevators - She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own) (San Antonio, TX, U.S.A.)
6 Johnny Winter - Hook You (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
7 Sabana Breeze - Slave (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
8 Pearl Divers - Terminal Loser (TX, U.S.A.)
9 Pearl Divers - Riding On A Rainbow (TX, U.S.A.)
10 Purple Haze - Getting Harder All The Time (Corpus Christi, TX, U.S.A.) *
11 The Surf Knights - There's No Girl Like My Girl (Houston, TX, U.S.A.) *
12 The Chaparrals - So Good (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
13 Purple Haze - Electrocution (Corpus Christi, TX, U.S.A.) *
14 Pearl Divers - She Was The Doctor (TX, U.S.A.) *
15 S.J. & The Crossroads - Ooh Poo Pah Doo (Beaumont, TX, U.S.A.)
16 S.J. & The Crossroads - The Darkest Hour (Beaumont, TX, U.S.A.)
17 Pure Jade Green - Into The Sun (El Campo, TX, U.S.A.)
18 Pure Jade Green - How's He Gonna Find Me (El Campo, TX, U.S.A.)
19 Lunar Madness - Exorcism (TX, U.S.A.) *
19 Exorcism - Lunar Madness (TX, U.S.A.) *
20 The Iguanas - I Can Only Give You Everything (Baytown, TX, U.S.A.)
21 The Iguanas - Leaving You Baby (Baytown, TX, U.S.A.)

Disc 3
1 The Lemon Fog - Lemon Fog (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
2 The Lemon Fog - The Prisoner (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
3 The Nomads - Situations (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
4 The Sherwoods - I'll Be Gone (Houston, TX, U.S.A.) *
5 The Sherwoods - Ride Baby Ride (Houston, TX, U.S.A.) *
6 The Pandas - Girl From New York City (San Antonio, TX, U.S.A.) *
7 The Reasons Why - Don't Be That Way (Temple, TX, U.S.A.)
8 The Lavender Hour - So Sophisticated (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
9 The Crabs - Chase Yourself (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
10 The Interns - Sally Met Molly (Houston, TX, U.S.A.) *
11 The Six Pents - She Lied (TX, U.S.A.)
12 The Cicadelics - We're Gonna Love This Way (Angleton, TX, U.S.A.)
13 Kenny & The Kasuals - Everybody's Making It (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.) *
14 The Heart Beats - Crying Inside (Lubbock, TX, U.S.A.)
15 The Heart Beats - Choo Choo Train (Lubbock, TX, U.S.A.)
16 Thursday's Children - Try, Girl (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
17 Thursday's Children - Help Murder Police (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
18 Saddlesore - Pig Ankle Strut (TX, U.S.A.)
19 The Children - Enough Of What I Need (San Antonio, TX, U.S.A.)
20 Two Boys In The Window - If You Love Me Girl (TX, U.S.A.) *
21 Blackwell - Outside (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)

* indicates that the track only appears on this compilation

One of the very best '60s garage compilations, a high compliment given the thousands of competitors, and the very best Texas '60s garage anthology. With the possible exception of California, Texas was home to more fine obscure garage records than any other state, and these 14 cuts are among the finest. Roy Head delivers a fine Johnny Winter tune, "Easy Lovin' Girl," and Winter himself sings a prime slice of folk-rock-acid-punk, "Birds Can't Row Boats" (this version, incidentally, is much better than the one found on the early Winter compilation of the same name). The other names are totally obscure, and some of the tracks weren't even released until the 1980s. But the Things and the Bad Rhoads come through with fine pop-punk numbers, and A-440's "Torture," Satori's "Time Machine," and the Pandas' "Walk" have been belatedly recognized as some of the best garage psychedelia ever, combining sharp melodic hooks and songwriting with out-and-out dementia.
~ Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide

V.A. - Acid Visions_The Complete Collection vol. 2

Disc 1
1 The Beefeaters - Don't Hurt Me (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
2 The Livin' End - All Alone (Abilene, TX, U.S.A.)
3 The Livin' End - Get Off My Cloud (Abilene, TX, U.S.A.)
4 The Chevelle V - Come Back Bird (Abilene, TX, U.S.A.)
5 The Stumblin' Blox - It's Alright (Abilene, TX, U.S.A.)
6 The Royal Knights - I Wanna Know (Arlington, TX, U.S.A.)
7 The Beefeaters - Change My Mind (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
8 The Chevelle V - I'm Sorry Girl (Abilene, TX, U.S.A.)
9 The Highlifes - No One To Tell Her (Waxahatchie, TX, U.S.A.)
10 The Highlifes - Lucille (Waxahatchie, TX, U.S.A.)
11 The Sounds Unlimited - Keep Your Hands Off Of It (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
12 The Sounds Unlimited - About You (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
13 The Outcasts - I'm In Pittsburgh (And It's Raining) (San Antonio, TX, U.S.A.)
14 The Outcasts - Smokestack Lightning (San Antonio, TX, U.S.A.)
15 The Outcasts - Route 66 (San Antonio, TX, U.S.A.)
16 The Outcasts - Sweet Mary (San Antonio, TX, U.S.A.)
17 The Outcasts - I'll Set You Free (San Antonio, TX, U.S.A.)
18 The Outcasts - The Birds (San Antonio, TX, U.S.A.)
19 The Esquires - Judgement Day (Irving, TX, U.S.A.)
20 The Esquires - These Are The Tender Years (Irving, TX, U.S.A.)
21 The Esquires - Come On, Come On (Irving, TX, U.S.A.)
22 The Esquires - Time Don't Mean So Much (Irving, TX, U.S.A.)
23 The Esquires - Loneliness Is Mine (Irving, TX, U.S.A.)
24 The Esquires - Come On, Come On (Reprise) (Irving, TX, U.S.A.)

Disc 2
1 The Livin' End - Roadrunner (Abilene, TX, U.S.A.)
2 The Centurys - Johnny B. Goode (San Antonio, TX, U.S.A.)
3 The Chevelle V - Koko Joe (Abilene, TX, U.S.A.)
4 The Outcasts - My Love (San Antonio, TX, U.S.A.)
5 The Outcasts - Everyday (San Antonio, TX, U.S.A.)
6 Outcasts - Hard Lovin' Babe (TX, U.S.A.)
7 The Sights & Sounds - You Keep Me Hangin' On (Odessa, TX, U.S.A.)
8 The Sights & Sounds - Mystical Bells (Odessa, TX, U.S.A.)
9 The Sights & Sounds - Plastic People (Odessa, TX, U.S.A.)
10 The Sights & Sounds - Kind Of A Drag (Odessa, TX, U.S.A.)
11 The Livin' End - Your Enemies (Abilene, TX, U.S.A.)
12 The Outcasts - The Price Of Victory (San Antonio, TX, U.S.A.)
13 The Love Flowers - Peace And Love (TX, U.S.A.)
14 The Love Flowers - Nirvana (TX, U.S.A.)
15 The Love Flowers - Who Are You (TX, U.S.A.) *
16 The Penthouse 5 - Vertigo Blue Sometime (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
17 The Penthouse 5 - It's All My Own Bizarre Dream (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
18 The Penthouse 5 - You're Gonna Make Me (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
19 The Penthouse 5 - Bad Girl (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
20 The Penthouse 5 - In His Shadow (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
21 The Penthouse 5 - Don't Mess Around With My Dream (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)

Disc 3
1 The Exotics - Come With Me (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
2 The Exotics - Queen Of Shadows (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
3 The Exotics - I Was Alone (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
4 The Exotics - Fire Engine Red (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
5 The Exotics - Morning Sun (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
6 The Exotics - Hymn To Her (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
7 The Exotics - Alone Again (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
8 The Exotics - Come With Me To Chevrolet (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
9 The Headstones - Wish She Were Mine (McAllen, TX, U.S.A.)
10 The Headstones - 24 Hours (Everyday) (McAllen, TX, U.S.A.)
11 The Headstones - Bad Day Blues (McAllen, TX, U.S.A.)
12 Christopher & The Souls - Diamonds, Rats, And Gum (McAllen, TX, U.S.A.)
13 The Cavaliers - Congregation For Anti-Flirts, Inc. (TX, U.S.A.)
14 The Cavaliers - Pride (TX, U.S.A.)
15 The Headstones - My Kind Of Girl (McAllen, TX, U.S.A.)
16 The Playboys Of Edinburg - Wish You Had A Heart (Edinburg, TX, U.S.A.)
17 The Playboys Of Edinburg - Look At Me Girl (Edinburg, TX, U.S.A.)
18 The Playboys Of Edinburg - News Sure Travels Fast (Edinburg, TX, U.S.A.)
19 Jeanne Hatfield - My Babe (McAllen, TX, U.S.A.)
20 The Cavaliers - Sea Weed (TX, U.S.A.)
21 The Fronts - Catch A Thief (San Angelo, TX, U.S.A.)
22 The Fronts - Slash & Drip (San Angelo, TX, U.S.A.) *

* indicates that the track only appears on this compilation

The virtues of this 66-track, three-CD compilation might not be immediately evident to all listeners, since none of the Texas-based acts included here ever came close to charting a single anywhere outside of their home communities (and barely then) -- and it does look like Collectables Records threw in everything but the kitchen sink. But between the Beefeaters (from Dallas), the Livin' End, the Chevelle V, the Exotics, the Headstones, Sounds Unlimited, the Outcasts (the San Antonio-based quintet), the Sights and Sounds, the Cavaliers, the Playboys of Edinburg, the Centurys, the Stumbling Blox et al., we're hearing many of the better unknown recording acts of their time, sort of the "Best of the Rest" of Texas once one got past the Thirteenth Floor Elevators, the Moving Sidewalks, Mouse & the Traps et al. The mix of sounds and influences is bracing, including the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Byrds, the Leaves, and the Zombies (who would have been thrilled and amazed to know how many of these Lone Star State acts were using their harmonies and instrumental style as a jumping-off point). Any of these three discs would have made one hell of a party record on almost anyone's turntable in 1966-1967, and they're still good listening and lots of fun, the sheer variety and enthusiasm overcoming any lack of invention. Disc one is the strongest of the three, with music that's bracing and interesting from beginning to end, where disc two is laden down just a tiny bit, with one loser track, the Outcasts' earnest rendition of "What Price Victory," a pro-war song about a son joining the Green Berets, and two groups, the Love Flowers and the Penthouse 5, who could be a little too self-consciously heavy -- but even they have their good moments (the Penthouse 5 lots of them). Disc three is built principally around the sounds of the Exotics, whose range encompassed proto-heavy, metal-fuzz-laden guitars and folk-rock-type harmonies, as well as pop-psychedelia -- they sound absolutely elegant on the spaced-out, vaguely folkish "Morning Sun" and turn right around with a virtuoso electric guitar workout on the trippy, psychedelic lament "Hymn to Her." It's all fun and most interesting, although the annotation could use some work, being a bit sketchy even by 1993 standards.
~ Bruce Eder, All Music Guide

V.A. - Acid Visions_The Complete Collection vol. 3

Disc 1
1 The Novas - And It's Time (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
2 The Novas - William Junior (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
3 The U.S. Britons - Come On (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
4 The U.S. Britons - I'll Show You A Man (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
5 The Briks - It Won't Be Wrong (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
6 The Briks - It's Your Choice (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
7 The By Fives - I Saw You Walking (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
8 The Penthouse 5 - The Years Have Passed (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
9 The Word D - Today Is Just Tomorrow's Yesterday (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
10 The Word D - Keep On Walking (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
11 The Word D - You're Gonna Make Me (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
12 The Word D - You're Always Around (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
13 The Chessmen - You're Gonna Be Lonely (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
14 The Chessmen - No More (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
15 The Briks - Over You (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
16 The Briks - Can You See Me (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
17 The Briks - Foolish Baby (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
18 The Briks - Baby, Let Me Take You Home (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
19 The Briks - Keep Down (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
20 The Briks - NSU (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
21 The Chaparrals - Move On (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
22 The Chaparrals - One More Time (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
23 The Chaparrals - Wake Up, Girl (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
24 The Chaparrals - If Your Heart Were Only Wise (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
25 The Chaparrals - Get Off My Cloud (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
26 The Chaparrals - Satisfaction (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
27 The Chaparrals - So Good (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)

Disc 2
1 The Basement Wall - Louie Louie (Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.A.)
2 The Basement Wall - We Ain't Got Nothing Yet (Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.A.)
3 The Basement Wall - Hungry (Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.A.)
4 The Basement Wall - Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love) (Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.A.)
5 The Basement Wall - Like A Rolling Stone (Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.A.)
6 The Basement Wall - The Basement Exit (Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.A.)
7 The Briks - Everybody Needs Somebody To Love (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
8 The Briks - Till The End Of The Day (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
9 The Briks - NSU (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
10 The Briks - The Nazz Are Blue (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
11 The Briks - Heart Full Of Soul (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
12 The Briks - I'm A Man (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
13 The Fugitives - Louie, Go Home (San Antonio, TX, U.S.A.)
14 British Colonels - Come Back (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
15 The B.C.'s - Oh Yeow! (TX, U.S.A.)
16 The Gypsies - Oh Girl! (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
17 The G's - There's A Time (Denton, TX, U.S.A.)
18 The Chaparrals - I'll Go Crazy (Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
19 The Debonairs - Lonely Is The Summer (San Antonio, TX, U.S.A.)
20 The Loose Ends - He's A Nobody (Fort Worth, TX, U.S.A.)
21 The Loose Ends - Free Soul (Fort Worth, TX, U.S.A.)
22 The Barons - Live And Die (Fort Worth, TX, U.S.A.)
23 The Dinks - Penny A Tear Drop (Beloit, KS, U.S.A.)
24 Cellar Dwellers - Bad Day (Fort Worth, TX, U.S.A.)
25 The Mods - It's For You (Fort Worth, TX, U.S.A.)
26 The Liverpools - Soho (TX, U.S.A.)

Disc 3
1 The Lemon Fog - Summer (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
2 The Lemon Fog - Echoes Of Time (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
3 The Lemon Fog - Day By Day (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
4 The Lemon Fog - The Prisoner (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
5 The Lemon Fog - Yes I Cry (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
6 The Lemon Fog - Girl From The Wrong Side Of Town (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
7 The Lemon Fog - Lemon Fog (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
8 The Nomads - My Little Red Book (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
9 The Nomads - Situations (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
10 The Nomads - Three O'Clock Merrian Webster Time (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
11 The Smoke - Mainstream (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
12 The Rebellers - The New Generation (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
13 The Nomads - I Walk Alone (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
14 The Nomads - I'll Be There (Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
15 S.J. & The Crossroads - Funny Woman (Beaumont, TX, U.S.A.)
16 S.J. & The Crossroads - London Girl (Beaumont, TX, U.S.A.)
17 Group Therapy - Take Me Back (Scarborough, Canada)
18 The Centurys - Back From Eternity (San Antonio, TX, U.S.A.) *
19 The Centurys - New Orleans (San Antonio, TX, U.S.A.) *
20 The Centurys - City Surfin' (San Antonio, TX, U.S.A.) *

* indicates that the track only appears on this compilation

This three-disc set collects tracks (72 in all) by some of the wildest, toughest garage-rockers from the state of Texas. The sound is a loud and unruly mix of frat-stompers and Yardbird-influenced blues-rockers. The biggest names here are the Briks, who are represented by 14 tracks, and the Nomads, who have seven songs, and they are not known outside of the fanatical world of the garage collector. Other names that might ring a bell are S.J. & the Crossroads, the Basement Wall, and the Chapparals. Garage collectors will find this collection to be a lot of fun and a very worthy look into the sound of 1960s Texas.
~ Tim Sendra, All Music Guide

Enjoy !!!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

V.A. - Yesterday's Dawn (Fossil, 2007)

"Sixteen Vintage Victors from the Garage Vaults"

1 The Blue Condition - Coming Home
2 Blues Unlimited - Hey Joe
3The Avanties - Baby Come Back
4 The Fabulous Bachelors - Not Like She
5 The Countdowns - Can't You See
6 The Vectors - Paisley Haze
7 Crystal Sect - Days & Weeks
8 C.C. & The Chasers - Put The Clock Back On The Wall

Side 2
1 The Inexpensive Handmade Look - Ice Cream Man
2 The Allusions - Where Have All The Good Times Gone
3 Brown Paper Bag - Something Tells Me
4 The Paragons - Mister You're A Better Man Than I
5 The Jades - When Shadows Fall
6 Robb London & The Rogues - Who'll Be The One
7 The Buddhas - My Dream
8 Skip Ellis - Ice Cube Girl

Kaleidoscope (US) - 1976 - When Scopes Collide

(Vinyl Rip @320 by Opa-Loka)

Tracks :
1. Ghost riders In The Sky
2. Canun Tune

3. You Never Can Tell

4. Little Egypt

5. My Love comes So Softly

6. Your Love

7. Black & Tan Fantasy

8. Hard On The Trail

9. Stu's Balkan Blues

10. Man Of constant Sorrow

11. It's Love You're After

12. So Long

* Chris Darrow - guitar, vibes, keyboards, mandolin, saxophone, violin, vocals
* Max Buda (aka Chester Crill) - harmonica, keyboards, vocals
* Solomon Feldthouse - guitar, oud, finger cymbals, tuba, caz, canun, doumbeg, vocals
* Stuart Brotman - bass, penny whistle, gudulka, cemenche, oud, vocals
* Paul Lagos - drums, vocals
* Tempelton Parcely (aka Chester Crill) - violin, organ, vocals
* De Paris Letante (aka David Lindley) - guitar
* John Ware - drums

"Six years after the end of the Kaleidoscope, members Stuart Brotman, Chris Darrow, Solomon Feldhouse, Paul Lagos, and Chester Crill (alias Max Buda, alias Templeton Parcely) teamed up again to record this reunion album for Mike Nesmith's Pacific Arts label. (It has also been reported that the "De Paris Letante" credited on the album is in fact another ex-member, David Lindley.) The song selection is, if anything, even more eclectic than the band's earlier work. Covers of the Coasters ("Little Egypt"), Duke Ellington ("Black and Tan Fantasy"), and Chuck Berry ("You Never Can Tell") are included, along with the traditional folk song "Man of Constant Sorrow," Middle-Eastern-inspired music, and even an Eastern European bit, "Stu's Balkan Blues." Feldhouse's bag of exotic instruments has expanded, and both he and Brotman play tuba (!). There are some highlights, the most effective being the Feldhouse-sung recasting of "Ghost Riders in the Sky" as a slow, spooky tune (it's reminiscent of Gregg Allman's solo version of "Midnight Rider") featuring two ouds — and where else could you hear that?"
~Stephen Raiteri

Friday, June 22, 2007

Crash Coffin- Same

"Crash Coffin" 1974 (Mus-I-Col cc-69) [plain cover w/ label logo]

This wellknown LP has a couple of great moody psych tracks with excellent vocals like "Alone together" and "God loves the loser", but also some less appealing stuff and is a rather inconsistent backwoods trip all over. "Amazon women" is a pretty funny 1950s b-movie throwback. Many sleeves come with artistic embellishments by Crash himself. Contrary to popular belief there were no "original covers" destroyed in a mythical fire, but simply a case of real sleeves being too expensive to print. A 1980s followup (Cuyahoga, 1984) is reportedly more in a hippie jugband style. [PL]

~~~This is true oddball loner stuff. The mix of styles is unlikely to make anyone enjoy this from start to finish, but there are some great moments nevertheless. A few songs are straight ahead rock and roll, one is a completely offensive anti-feminism song (“Mama, get back in the kitchen”), three are goofy novelties with kazoos, a few others are cool folky psych tunes, and “Alone Together” is an absolute semi-heavy psych monster. Most copies of this are in hand-decorated covers, but some have a plain white cover with a Mus-I-Col label (after a while, Coffin got tired of decorating!). [AM]

1 Massochist Blues
2 Lilly
3 Amazon Jungle
4 God Loves The Loser
5 Get Back In The Kitchen
6 Alone Together
7 Freedom Cake
8 Electric Dog
9 Looney Polka
10 Blue Kazoo

CRASH COFFIN Self titled CD (Radioactive)... Crash Coffin is a fellow from Ohio who put together a band and recorded ten of his songs on a local label back in 1970. Crash had a good grasp on singing, storytelling and songwriting as well as a working knowledge of various musical genres. This CD contains "Masochist Blues" and "the Looney Polka" as well as eight others that are not as readily pegged as belonging to a particular musical style. One song, "Freedom Cake," could have given the Lovin' Spoonful some serious competition in the jug band pop field. Crash had a strong and smooth voice with plenty of Elvis that crept in around the edges. This is actually a pretty good record that I've gone back to more than once. I especially like the closing track, a rambling folk pop ditty about Jesus stealing his "Blue Kazoo." Mr. Coffin did individual artwork for the covers of the few copies of the LP that actually made it into the hands of the public because he couldn't afford to have the covers printed. It's a shame because this could have been a popular record with a little support from a label.

You can buy this + 2 more songs here:

This is a real masterpiece



Fifty Foot Hose - 1968 - Cauldron

Fifty Foot Hose - 1968 (some sources say December 1967) - Cauldron

Tracks :
1. And After
2. If Not This Time
3. Opus 777
4. The Things That Concern You
5. Opus 11
6. Red The Sign Post
7. For Paula
8. Rose
9. Fantasy
10. God Bless The Child
11. Cauldron

12. If Not This Time
13. Red The Sign Post
14. Fly Free
15. Desire
16. Bad Trip

Like The United States Of America at the same time, Fifty Foot Hose were huge electronic experimenters. They too had released only one album before they split, wonderful Cauldron. There are songs like Red The Sign Post, God Bless The Child (weird psychedelic Billie Holiday cover), Fantasy or closing track Cauldron, which could hardly be called a song, and which I wouldn't recommend to listen when being alone at night.
The CD reissue comes from the nineties (I am not sure about the exact year), and contains 5 bonus tracks, where especially Bad Trip is worth a look. It is a track (again I don't know if I could call it a song) that the band leader Cork Marcheschi released with his previous band Ethix. Quite hair-raising.

Thanks Mr. Blues for this one !!!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Dimentia 13 - 1991 - Flat Earth Society

73 MB @ 224

1. Can This Be True Love
2. Arabesque
3. You Tickle Me Pink
4. Flat Earth Society
5. Whisperer
6. God Part III (You'll Be Fine)

7. Helpless Feeling
8. People Get Old
9. Pleasant Shoes
10. Heaven and Hell
11. Plastic Contraption

12. Heaven and Hell
13. Four Faces On The Clock
14. Buddha Was A Good Ol' Boy

Bradley S. Warner: Vocals, guitar
Louanne Varholick: Vocals, Keyboards
Joe Nofziger: Bass
Jeff Lisk: Drums

Produced by Glenn William Rehse from Plasticland
Recorded August 1989 and February 1990 at Cornerstone, Milwaukee
Front Cover Art: H.O. Morris
Jacket Concept and Coloring: J.D. Martignon

This is the CD reissue w/ 2 extra tracks.

A follow up to previous posts (Mirror Mind, and the S/T)..
I bring you Dimentia 13's Flat Earth Society!


Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Will-O-The Wisp - A Gift For Your Dreams (2007)

1) Nature Boy (cover)
2) Serpent's Kiss
3) The Night Twined The Hours
4) Fairer-Than-A-Fairy
5) Flying With Witches
6) Inward Reflections
7) Sliding Down At The Shades Of Mind
8) Nature Boy (female vocals)(cover)

Hello again, brothers & sisters

Be here again, for an important reason . . .

The reason of the amazing new album of Will-O-The-Wisp that recently released in beautiful CD form with an great designed art work.

In addition. I would like to inform you that this amazing album as I said before, will be released also in vinyl, and I’m so happy for it !!!

By the way, Will-O-The Wisp formed in Athens of Greece of 1997 and a ‘’A gift For Your Dreams’’ is their 4rth album which is a masterpiece with psychedelic and mellow flavours with the big dose of inspiration from 60’s bands, like Caravan, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Camel, and go on.

It is like a music fairy-tale, that easily can put you in a dreamy path with full imagined pictures and places, while enjoying this marvellous album !!!

Further more, it can full you with a plenty of vibes . . . I said again fellows,

This album is an amazing masterpice!!!

Let's take a trip

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

V.A. - Gathering of the Tribe vol. Opa-Loka

01 A Very Sarcastic Song ~Lang'Syne
02 Speak Down The Wires ~Edgar Broughton Band
03 First Line ~Deviants
04 Yesterlove ~Sam Gopal
05 Shifting Sands ~The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
06 Mystic Mourning ~The Beacon Street Union
07 Marriage Of Inconvenience ~Spiral Sky
08 Putovanie U Plavo ~Igra Staklenih Perli
09 Free Fall ~Hawklords
10 Thief ~Can
11 Mountains Of The Moon ~Grateful Dead
12 Silver Children ~One St. Stephen
13 Time ~The Incredible String Band
14 Love Song With Flute ~Caravan
15 Sunrise ~Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come

I gather some of my fav tracks (only from vinyls that i own*...)
It's very "classic" songs...but i like them a lot !!!

I have mix the tracks for your listening pleasure.
(don't think something professional...just not spaces through songs)

*except 1st track



Hope You Like It !!!

Sagittarius - 1967 - Present Tense

Quality: 4 out of 5
Trip-O-Meter: 4 out of 5

Sagittarius was the brainchild of producer Gary Usher. Although having worked with legends such as Brian Wilson and the Byrds, Usher felt that he wanted to record under his own steam. Pressures from the record company wouldn't allow him the time or money to persue this on his own, hence Usher created the faux-band Sagittarius.

The project in it's initial form resulted in the classic "My World Fell Down"/"Hotel Indiscreet" single. The A-side is a masterpiece and one of the absolute best psychedelic singles of the 60's. Featuring Glen Campbell and Bruce Johnston on vocals (both of whom had subbed for Brian Wilson in the touring version of the Beach Boys), plus various members of the LA session pros known as the Wrecking Crew, we basically get the best Beach Boys tracks that none of the band members actually had a hand in. It has a very SMiLe like cut-and-paste sound, with the added avant-garde bonus of a found sound midsection. The B-side of the single sounds like the theme song for some strange sex sitcom with a short interlude from a screaming hippie-fascist courtesy of the Firesign Theatre.

After the initial single, the history of Present Tense becomes a bit more convoluted. Faced with the prospect of creating an entire album, Usher brought in Curt Boettcher, who had worked with The Association, The Ballroom, Eternity's Children, and later, The Millennium. With Boettcher's presence, the final album has a very different feel from the single.

Present Tense is certaintly a sugary-sweet album, perhaps the sunniest of sunshine pop. While "My World Fell Down" has a strong tinge of melancholy, the later tracks don't. Boettcher's voice, prominent on the finished album, is also quite different.

As long as the listener doesn't expect more creations like "My World Fell Down" and can stand a little syrup, Present Tense is a very worthwhile album. "Another Time," "The Keeper Of The Games," "Would You Like To Go," and "The Truth Is Not Real" are all immaculately writted sunshine pop songs with spectacular vocal arrangement. Even questionably titled songs such as "Song To The Magic Frog" make for pleasant listening.

I imagine scheduling was a problem and a few tracks from Boettcher's previous project The Ballroom are ported over to Present Tense. Unfortunately, one of those tracks is "Musty Dusty," which was embarassing on the Ballroom's album and remains so here. Usher's presense is best felt on the awesome and etherial "The Truth Is Not Real." "My World Fell Down" and "Hotel Indiscreet" are present here in inferior versions with the avant garde sections excised. That said, the modified versions do fit the flow of the album better, and the original single is present in the bonus section.

The bonus tracks are quite strong many of them could have been a strong asset to the album proper- certaintly they coud have replaced "Musty Dusty." Usher has another opportunity to shine on the harmony laden "Mass #586" while "Get The Message" could have been a great single in 1967.

Present Tense is one of the stronger sunshine pop albums, with a production touch somewhere between SMiLe and The Notorious Byrd Brothers. It's a perfect wall to follow up The Millennium's Begin, although I would probably recommend that 1968 project first.

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Monday, June 18, 2007

No Man's Land - 1988 - Zalion

A psychedelic rock band from Athens formed in 1985. Their name was taken from a Syd Barrett song. They joined some festivals around in Europe and give many great gigs in Greece. The band released one lp Zalion and one ep The reality trip. In the middle of 90 's they stopped playing till their reunion in 2oo1. Then they recorded a demo and now they are performing a new cd "Home in the sky"

For the lp Zalion worked:
Vasilis Athanasiadis
: guitar , vocals
Evi Chasapidou: vocals
George Papagewrgiadis: bass
George Nikas: drums
Akis Gravaris: synthesizer

Zalion was one of the most famous greek albums in the late 80's
My favorite track is "following you down" enjoy!!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

The Poets - 2002 - Surrealistic Rain

This contemporary Italian trio (no relation to the legendary Scots) have sixties pop ambitions that veer from early Searchers beat to "Midas"-era Hollies, and if their reach exceeds their grasp, you gotta respect 'em for trying-plus they write all their own songs. The blend of accented English vocals, oddly lush instrumentation and sudden tempo changes gives the whole affair a weird air akin to riding a carousel on heavy meds. None of the other revivalists sounds a bit like 'em.

Cosmic Gardeners - Stars and Tears in Melange

stars - light - hope
tears - sorrow -sympathy

01 - G.R.E.E.N
02 - Some Day I'll Be
03 - Wouldn't It Be Pity
04 - Reverse Collapse
05 - Spiral Three _ Dancing Leaves
06 - Children Of The Stars
07 - Synbetheen
08 - See You
09 - Seperation From Suffering
10 - Moving Fields
11 - Space Fruits
12 - Let Me Be One
13 - Watch The Stars

In a corealtion of melancholy moments and colourful folk psychedelic dreams ,
the Cosmic Gardeners leave the strict spacerock-fields to create new soundscapes
by using symphonic timbres , to merge into their useful equipment of electric and acoustic guitars ,sitar , mandoguitar , synthesizers , organ and drumcomputers



The Gods - 1968 - Genesis

The Gods were the musical launching pad for Uriah Heep members Ken Hensley and Lee Kerslake and 'Genesis' was their first studio LP, originally issued by Columbia Records in 1968. The album's ten tracks have now been joined by four bonus cuts that feature both sides of the bands ultra rare 45's 'Baby's Rich' and 'Hey Bulldog' and come in the original Hipgnosis designed sleeve.

The album is included in the 100 Greatest Psychedelic Records of all time by Records Collectors Magazine in 2005

1. Towards The Skies
2. Candles Getting Shorter
3. You're My Life
4. Looking Glass
5. Misleading Colours
6. Radio Show
7. Plastic Horizon
8. Farthing Man
9. I Never Know
10. Time And Eternity
11. Baby's Rich
12. Somewhere In The Street
13. Hey Bulldog
14. Real Love Guaranteed

The Gods are widely regarded these days as something of a glorified nursery band, providing musical apprenticeships for the likes of a pre-Stones Mick Taylor, Greg Lake and a whole raft of names that would subsequently turn up in Uriah Heep. Nevertheless they were an interesting act in their own right, extesively recording at Abbey road throughout the late 60’s in the company of staff producer David Paramor.

The Gods had first came together in the mid 60’s, with a line up of keyboardist Ken Hensley, guitarist Mick Taylor and brothers Brian and John Glascock on drums and bass. Though issued by Polydor in the extended group name of Gods (Thor, Hermes, Olympus, Mars) Come On Down To My Boat Baby became the group’s debut single in 1967, but the band’s progress was abruptly halted when Taylor joined John’s Mayall’s Bluesbreakers as the replacement for Peter Green.

The Gods briefly folded but a few months later Hensley resurrected the name with bassist Paul Newton. A number of guitarist came and went before the Gods pick up Joe Konas and Lee Kerslake on drums. This line up recorded a handful of studio demos.

Paul Newton then left, playing pre-Uriah Heep band Spice. They replaced him with Greg Lake, but the band’s original bassist John Glascock was back in the fold in time to contribute to Genesis recorded for EMI in the summer of 1968.

In common with fellow EMI signings Deep Purple, the Gods owed something of a stylistic debt to Vanilla Fudge , inflating fairly straightforward pop melodies with a ponderous, almost bombastic approach that incorporated portentous Hammond organ, distorted guitar riffing and the dramatic high harmonies of Hensley and Konas.

Genesis is something of a period classic that lies on the very cusp of the psychedelic / progressive rock crossover. A non lp track Baby Rich was chosen as a single.

The band followed Genesis with a great cover version of the Beatles song Hey Bulldog. When that also failed to find public favour, they cut a second LP, the concept set To Samuel A Son. They then recorded the album Orgasm under the pseudonym of Head Machine before splintering , though the various members would retain a working relationship through out the early 70’s principally with Uriah Heep and Toe Fat.

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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Ivory - 1968 - Ivory

01 - Silver Rains
02 - Free And Easy
03 - Losin' Hold
04 - Laugh
05 - A Thought
06 - I, Of The Garden
07 - All In My Mind
08 - A Light
09 - Last Laugh
10 - Grey November

Ivory is one of those fascinating California rock bands that seemed to spontaneously materialize in the heady psychedelic days of late '60s, making a brief but outstanding impression before just as quickly fading along with its music into the headless 1970s, never to be heard from again. Most such artists rarely merit rescuing from obscurity, but Ivory is one of the few that deserves what little belated acclaim might come its way in the era of CD reissue.

Guitarist and songwriter Ken Thomure spent his high-school years playing in any number of amateur and semi-professional combos with friend, classmate, and keyboardist Mike McCauley in Boron, CA, a town situated next door to Edwards Air Force Base about 90 miles outside Los Angeles. Their various aggregates played military clubs, teen hangouts, schools, battle-of-bands, and just about anywhere else that would have them. Upon graduation, the duo decided to move to Hollywood together to give the music business a shot. By chance, while hitchhiking, they ran into Chris Christman on the Sunset Strip one day shortly after arriving, and asked her, partly on the basis of her blonde good looks, to audition for them. As it turned out, she was also a burgeoning songwriter and vocalist of considerable, Grace Slick-like skill. The newly formed trio moved into a downtown loft with a group of art students and made its living playing nearby small clubs in the Hollywood and Santa Monica areas, as well as throwing occasional "rent parties" by enlisting a number of other bands to play and help publicize the events. This makeshift apprenticeship in enterprise led to the formation of a legitimate production company and offers for out-of-town concerts.

Ivory began landing auditions and were hired to create the soundtrack for an underground film. The band also earned a recording contract and, under the tutelage of well-known producers Al Schmitt and Les Brown Jr., recorded the Ivory album, a dead ringer for fellow Schmitt-production the Jefferson Airplane. This brought the band an agent and bigger concerts and gigs, including an appearance on The Tonight Show. Ivory's first promotional tour took them to almost every city in Colorado. It also, however, turned out to be the band's only tour. Upon the trio's return to Los Angeles, McCauley was drafted, sent to Vietmam, and wounded, in effect, breaking up Ivory. Christman did make a solo album in the early '70s, but then married and moved out of state. Thomure and McCauley dropped out of music altogether but continued to play together occasionally.
~by Stanton Swihart AMG

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V.A. - Monterey International Pop Festival (1967)

Monterey was the first major rock festival in the world and became the model for future festivals, notably Woodstock -- although unlike Woodstock it was not a profit-making venture, and Monterey's various audio and visual products still earn income for the non-profit Monterey Festival Foundation.

More info @ Wiki

Disc: 1
1. Festival Introduction - John Phillips
2. Along Comes Mary - The Association
3. Windy - The Association
4. Love Is a Hurtin' Thing - Lou Rawls
5. Dead End Street - Lou Rawls
6. Tobacco Road - Lou Rawls
7. San Franciscan Nights - Eric B
urdon & the Animals
8. Hey Gyp - Eric Burdon & the Animals
9. Rollin' and Tumblin' - Canned Heat
10. Dust My Broom - Canned Heat
11. Bullfrog Blues - Canned Heat
12. Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine - Country Joe & the Fish
13. Down on Me - Big Brother & the Holdi
ng Company
14. Combination of the Two - Big Brother & the Holding Company
15. Harry - Big Brother & the Holding Company
16. Road Block - Big Brother & the Holding Company
17. Ball and Chain - Big Brother & the Holding Company

Disc: 2
1. The Flute Thing
2. Mystery Train - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
3. Born in Chicago - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
4. Double Trouble - Butterfield Blues Band
5. Mary Ann - Butterfield Blues Band
6. Mercury Blues - Steve Miller Band
7. Groovin' Is Easy - Electric Flag
8. Wine - Electric Flag Listen Listen
9. Bajabula Bonke (The Healing Song) - Hugh Masekela
10. Renaissance Fair - The Byrds
11. Have You Seen Her Face - The Byrds
12. Hey Joe - The Byrds
13. He Was a Friend of Mine - T
he Byrds
14. Lady Friend - The Byrds
15. Chimes of Freedom - The Byrds
16. So You Want to Be a Rock & Roll Star - The Byrds
17. Dhun: Fast Teental [Excerpt] - Ravi Shankar
18. Flute Thing - The Blues Project

Disc: 3
1. Somebody to Love - Jefferson Airplane
2. Other Side of This Life - Jefferson Airplane
3. White Rabbit - Jefferson Airpla
4. High Flyin' Bird - Jefferson Airplane
5. She Has Funny Cars - Jefferson Airplane
6. Booker-Loo - Booker T. & the MG's
7. Hip Hug-Her - Booker T. & the MG's
8. Philly Dog - Booker T. & the MG's
9. Shake - Otis Redding
10. Respect - Otis Redding
11. I've Been Loving You Too Long - Otis Redding
12. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Otis Redding
13. Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
14. Substitute - The Who
15. Summertime Blues - The Who
16. Pictures of Lily - The Who
17. Quick One, While He's Away - The Who
18. Happy Jack - The Who
19. My Generation - The Who

Disc: 4
1. Killing Floor - Jimi Hendrix Experience
2. Foxey Lady - Jimi Hendrix Experience
3. Like a Rolling Stone - Jimi Hendrix Experience
4. Rock Me Baby - Jimi Hendrix Experience
5. Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix Experience Listen
6. Can You See Me - Jimi Hendrix Experience
7. Wind Cries Mary - Jimi Hendr
ix Experience
8. Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix Experience
9. Wild Thing - Jimi Hendrix Experience
10. Straight Shooter - The Mamas & the Papas
11. Got a Feelin' - The Mamas & the Papas
12. California Dreamin' - The Mamas & the Papas
13. I Call Your Name - The Mamas & the Papas
14. Monday, Monday - The Mamas & the Papas
15. San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair) - Scott McKenzie
16. Dancing in the Street - The Mamas & the Papas

Enjoy !!!

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