Thursday, July 31, 2008

Liverpool Express - Best Of Liverpool Express

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Liverpool Express was a successful pop/rock quartet that formed out of the remnants of Rockin' Horse, a short-lived early-'70s oldies-oriented band organized by '60s Liverpool music veterans Jimmy Campbell and Billy Kinsley. Kinsley restarted Rockin' Horse in 1975 with Tony Coates on guitar and vocals, Roger Scott Craig on keyboards, and Derek Cashin on drums, while Kinsley played bass. Signed to British Warner Bros., they had a slow start with the abortive debut single "Smile," but scored with their second record, "You Are My Love," which reached number 11. They became fixtures in the mid-level of the U.K. charts for more than five years, with the occasional run up to the Top Ten, and in later years Cashin was succeeded by Pete Kircher and Coates was replaced by Kenny Parry. Their history came to an end when Kinsley rejoined his '60s outfit the Merseybeats in the early '90s.
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Band members
Roger Scott Craig - pianist / keyboardist Billy Kinsley (born William Ellis Kinsley, 28 November 1946, Anfield, Liverpool) - bassist Tony Coates - vocalist / guitarist Derek Cashin - drummer John Ryan - drummer / backing vocals (1976-1981) - previously with Nickleodeon, RoadRunner and Health Farm, later a member of The Swinging Blue Jeans
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01 - You Are My Love02 - Dreamin'03 - Margie04 - Take It Easy With My Heart05 - Every Man Must Have A Dream06 - I Want Nobody But You07 - It's A Beautiful Day08 - Julian The Hooligan09 - So Here I Go Again10 - John, George, Ringo & Paul11 - Smile12 - So What13 - Last Train Home14 - Hold Tight15 - Never Be The Same Boy16 - Don't Stop The Music17 - Never The Same Without Love
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They are famous for songs such as "You Are My Love” and "Every Man Must Have A Dream", charting several hits. They were the first band to do a major tour in South America.
Founding member Billy Kinsley previously played with The Merseybeats and The Merseys. Liverpool Express toured with both Rod Stewart and the influential rock band, Foreigner. One of Liverpool Express' members, pianist Roger Scott Craig, went on to join Fortune in 1982, and form Harlan Cage in 1996.
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Tommy Roe - Sheila &Everybody Likes Tommy Roe (1962-63)

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Widely perceived as one of the archetypal bubblegum artists of the late '60s, Tommy Roe cut some pretty decent rockers along the way, especially early in his career — many displaying some pretty prominent Buddy Holly roots. In fact, Roe's initial pop smash, 1962's chart-topping "Sheila," was quite reminiscent of Holly's "Peggy Sue," utilizing a very similar throbbing drum beat and Roe's hiccuping vocal. The singer had previously cut the song for the smaller Judd label before remaking it in superior form for ABC-Paramount. The infectious "Everybody" — another hot item the next year — was waxed in Muscle Shoals at Rick Hall's Fame studios, normally an R&B-oriented facility (it's not widely known that Roe wrote songs for the Tams, a raw-edged soul group from his Atlanta hometown).Once Roe veered off on his squeaky-clean bubblegum tangent, he stuck with it for the rest of the decade. His lighthearted "Sweet Pea" and "Hooray for Hazel" burned up the charts in 1966, and he was still at it three years later when he waxed his biggest hit, "Dizzy," and "Jam Up Jelly Tight."
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01 - Sheila 02 - Piddle De Pat 03 - LittleHollywoodGirl 04-HeartBeat 05 - There Will Be Better Years 06 - There's A Great Day A-Coming 07 - Susie Darlin 08 - Think About The Good Things 09 - Look At Me 10 - I Found A Love 11 - Blue Ghost 12 - Maybellene 13 - Everybody 14 - Katy Did 15 - Sensations 16 - Standin' Watch 17 - You're My Happiness 18 -Janie 19 - Kiss And Run 20 - Gonna Take A Chance 21 - Little Tomboy 22 - Why Do You Make Me Cry 23 - Almost Grown 24 - I Got A Girl 25 - That'll Be The Day 26 - Switchie Witchie Titchie
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Saturday, July 26, 2008

PRUDENCE "TOMORROW MAY BE VANISHED/ DRUNK AND HAPPY" (1972/1973) Norway

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Personnel:

Еge Aleksandersen - guitars, vocalsPer Erik Wallum - vocals, flutes, harmonicaTerje Tysland - accordion, guitar, piano, vocalsJohan Tangen - mandolin, guitarKjell Ove Riseth – bassKaare Skavik Jr. - drumsJan Devik - bass, guitar, vocals

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This group from Namsos took their name from the famous Beatles song "Dear Prudence". Partly influenced by Bob Dylan, The Band, Jethro Tull and The Beatles, their idea was to make a new kind of rural Norwegian rock with the unhip accordion as one of their main instruments (along with electric guitars, mandolin and recorder).
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Their first album, ‘Tomorrow May Be Vanished’ (1972), was an uneven affair, but included some of the best tracks they ever wrote ("Going Through His Life" and the title track). ‘Drunk And Happy’ (1973) was a more united rural rock effort. ‘No. 3’ (1974) showed some signs of stagnation, and their songs sounded rather dull this time around. At this point, they gave up their international aspirations. Their last studio album, ‘Takk Te Dokk’ (1975), was an improvement and now featured only Norwegian lyrics. As Prudence was known as a great live band, a double live album became a suitable epitaph.
In the final analysis, none of the Prudence albums are fully convincing, but as they more or less invented "Trшnder-rock", Prudence have an important position in Norwegian rock history. Еge Aleksandersen and Terje Tysland later became highly successful solo artists.

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1. North In The Country2. Mild Grey Fog3. Tomorrow May Be Vanished4. What Man Has Made Of Man5. 14 Pages6. Going Through This Life7. Oh, Grandpa8. Lost In The Forest9. Kerry Violin10. Daida11. Elsie Olivia12.Sitting Bull13. Stones14. Poor Annabelle15. Drunk And Happy16. Sawmill17. Undeveloped Country18. Bandwaggon19. Days Before20. I Hope We Never Get Too Serious About Music So This Is Just A Joke21. Drunk And Happy (Live 1975) - bonus track

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Front Page Review - Mystic Soldiers (1968)

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One of the lesser lights of the late-'60s Bosstown Sound, Front Page Review recorded one unissued album in 1968 that was planned for release on MGM, but wouldn't surface until 30 years later. Guitarist and singer Steve Cataldo wrote all of the material for the group, which played minor-league, minor-keyed brooding psychedelia. Like many Boston groups, they were heavy on the weedy electric keyboards, and like most of the Bosstown acts, they didn't offer much in the way of imagination or idiosyncrasy to make them stand out from the psychedelic crowd. After Front Page Review broke up, Cataldo did a solo album for ABC, and then hitched onto the new wave by forming the Nervous Eaters, who made a couple of LPs. Front Page Review's album was finally unearthed for CD release in 1997.
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01 Prophecies/Morning Blue02 Prism Fawn03 One Eyed Minor04 Feels Like Love05 Silver Children06 Valley of Eyes07 Without You08 What Were You Looking For ?09 I'm Satisfied10 For the Best Offer

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Review by Richie Unterberger

Middling late-'60s psychedelia with some California influences from the likes of the Doors and the Jefferson Airplane. Steve Cataldo had a pretty dark lyrical view, with lyrics that alluded to nuclear war and dead children, but no one was about to confuse him with Jim Morrison. There are some hints of interesting ideas in the periodic unexpected tempo/melodic changes, but this is a pretty meager effort that won't find favor outside of certain hard-bitten psychedelic collectors.
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ANDWELLA “WORLD'S END&PEOPLE'S PEOPLE” (1970\ 1971)

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GORDON BARTON(drums)
DAVE LEWIS (guitar, piano, organ, vocals)
NIGEL SMITH (bass, vocals)
DAVE McDOUGALL (keybords)
Andwellas Dream released one album, Love and Poetry, on CBS in the UK in the late 1960s that is highly regarded by some psychedelic collectors. It is an eclectic but unmemorable affair that touches upon a number of approaches—heavy progressive rock-tinged psychedelia with keyboards, fruity pop-psych with strings and fairytale-type lyrics, folk- and blues-informed material bridging psych and prog—common to British rock of the period. The group changed their name to Andwella and subsequently released a couple of albums under that name.
In 1970 they switched to Reflection for whom they recorded two albums, neither of which matched their first effort and two 45s. The World's End album was also comprised entirely of Dave Lewis compositions, but most of the tracks were more mainstream with string orchestrations, brass arrangements and background vocals. The best tracks are the mid-tempo R&B influenced I Got A Woman with flute solo, jazzy piano and guitar; two tracks (Reason For Living and Shadow Of The Night), which sound similar to Traffic and the slow instrumental Michael Fitzhenry which featured some good guitar work and flute. On the down side Back On The Road was pale imitation of The Band's The Weight. The flip side of their first 45 was an instrumental credited to Andwella. A Mike Fitzhenry appears on the credits of the first album as one of the recording engineers.Lewis was a multi-instrumentalist and an acclaimed songwriter who also recorded a privately-pressed album in 1970. He also made further solo albums. McCulloch had previously played with One In A Million, Thunderclap Newman and with Struthers had been with short-lived group 'McCullochs, Struthers and Patterson' (the other members being Jimmy McCulloch and Robbie Patterson). After Andwella he went on to a group called 'White Line', with his brother Jimmy. McDougall went on to work with Speedy Keen (ex-Thunderclap Newman), while Smith joined Khan.
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1 Hold On To Your Mind 3:50 2 Lady Love 4:14 3 Michael Fitzhenry 3:29 4 I'm Just Happy To See You Get Her 2:55 5 Just How Long 3:16 6 World's End (Part One) 5:18 7 World's End (Part Two) 3:23 8 Back To The Road 2:55 9 I Got A Woman 3:04 10 Reason For Living 3:39 11 Shadow Of The Night 3:16 12 She Taught Me To Love 3:03 13 Saint Bartholomew 3:34 14 The World Of Angelique 3:28 15 Mississippi Water 2:43 16 I've Got My Own 2:33 17 Are You Ready 3:48 18 Four Days In September 1:26 19 Lazy Days 3:21 20 People's People 3:29 21 All For You 2:21
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PLEASE - SEEING STARS (1969)

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Please were a late-period UK psych outfit, better-known for the bands their members went on to join, notably Peter Dunton, who was playing in T2 within a year of this material's recording. The difference between the two bands is startling; Please have a sound that really predates their era, being more early than late psych, with much Farfisa, whereas T2 were definitely proto-prog, although both bands actually sound rather dated these days. I don't believe Please actually released anything much (at all?) at the time, so I presume Seeing Stars is your typical demos and outtakes collection. It seems to be quite highly rated by some psych fans, but to my ears, it falls between too many stools to really cut it all these years later.
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1.Seeing Stars 2.Words to Say 3.Before 4.Time Goes By 5.The Road 6.Rise and Shine 7.Still Dreaming 8.Secrets 9.Who You Know 10.But 11.Steal Your Dreams
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Completely different track listing than their other release, "1968 / 69". Please was a UK psych band that, well I think they had a lot going them, musically. The eleven cuts on Seeing Stars had never even seen the light of day until this CD was put out by Acme. Members of Please were apparently later in a couple of other bands, Bulldog Breed and T2. Some of these tracks remind me of early Pink Floyd, pretty much because of the keyboard arrangements, like "Words To Say", "Before", the wailing "Still Dreaming" (possibly the disc's best tune), "Secrets", "Who You Know" and "But". I thought "Time Goes By" had the characteristics of perhaps an early unreleased King Crimson B-side. Seeing Stars has nicely-done vocals, soaring mellotron, fluid guitar work and cleverly constructed songs to offer it's listeners. It's so good that on the first listen you'll fully understand as to why ' true psychedelia' has never really died, if you don't already.Truly great early British psych that gets better with each play. Line-up: Peter Dunton - keyboards, lead vocals & drums, Bernie Jinks - bass & backing vocals and Nick Spenser - drums. Should appeal to fans of early Floyd, Tomorrow, The Move, Yes, solo Syd Barrett and The Doors. A real keeper.
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The Illusion - The Illusion (1969)

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This Long Island quintet tried to simultaneously fly their freak flag and sweet-talk the teenyboppers, and the results were lopsided but strong enough to shine years later. The Illusion scored a Top 40 hit in 1969 with a truncated version of the opening track from this debut LP, "Did You See Her Eyes." It's a tough, swaggering number with a simple theme (skirt watching) and a basic structure, but the album cut is expanded with an obtrusive drum solo, assorted echo/wah-wah effects, and an uncredited cop from Sly & the Family Stone's "Sing a Simple Song." Such unnecessary tampering proves that the Illusion were hip to the new directions that rock was taking at the time and had grander plans for their music than mere hit singles. Regardless, these guys sound best when they get straight to the blue-eyed soul without any prog rock side trips. "Talkin' Sweet Talkin' Soul" should have been the hit, a rambunctious power pop number that bounces around the ears with an irresistible wordless vocal hook. The medley of "Run, Run Run" and "Willy Gee (Miss Holy Lady)" combines both tendencies, pairing the aggressive hard rock of the former ("I'm gonna get shot/This girl is hot!") with the bubblegummy singsong of the latter ("One, two, three/Push out Willy Gee/Four, five, six/Beat him with a stick"). Most of the remaining track time strives for a slightly more psychedelic soul sound, at times reminiscent of the Rationals or a bluesier Byrds. Of these songs, "I Love You, Yes I Do" and "Charlena" stand out, but all the material on this now-rare LP has serious spirit and period charm.
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1 Did You See Her Eyes 6:55 2 Talkin' Sweet Talkin' Soul 2:42 3 Just Imagine 3:30 4 Medley: Run, Run, Run/Willy Gee 5:55 5 I Love You, Yes I Do 2:20 6 Alone 3:00 7 Charleena 2:17 8 Medley: Why, Tell Me Why/The Real Thing 6:24 9 You Made Me What I Am 3:28
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By some standards, the Illusion were one of the most successful unknown psychedelic bands of their generation — unknown, yes, but with three LPs to their credit on the Steed label. Their personnel included Michael Ricciardella (drums), Richie Cerniglia (guitar), Chuck Alder (bass), Mike Maniscalco (guitar, keyboards), and John Vinci (vocals). The Steed label released Illusion, Together, and If It's So between 1969 and 1970. Illusion was interesting enough to observers to merit a release in England in 1969. By 1971, the Illusion's albums were being sought by kids who'd never heard the band play. One of their songs, " I Love You, Yes I Do " has made it on to compact disc.
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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Fever Tree - "Fever Tree \ Another Time Another Place" [See for Miles] (1968)

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A minor, if reasonably interesting, late-'60s psychedelic group, Houston's Fever Tree is most famous for their single "San Francisco Girls," with its dramatic melody, utopian lyrics, and searing fuzz guitar. Most of their best material, ironically, was written by their over-30 husband-wife production team, Scott and Vivian Holtzman, who had previously written material for Tex Ritter and the Mary Poppins soundtrack. These odd bedfellows produced some fairly distinctive material with more classical/Baroque influences and orchestral string arrangements than were usually found in psychedelic groups. Their pretty, wistful ballads (enhanced on their first album by arranger David Angel, who had also worked on Love's classic Forever Changes) endure better than their dirge-like fuzz grinders, which epitomize some of the more generic aspects of heavy psychedelia. Releasing four albums (the third of which, Creation, included guest guitar by future ZZ Top axeman Billy Gibbons), their records grew weaker and more meandering with time, and the group disbanded in 1970.
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"Fever Tree \ Another Time Another Place"
See for Miles' Fever Tree/Another Time, Another Place combines Fever Tree's first two (and best) albums on one compact disc. While this is certainly of interest to collectors of '60s psychedelia, most listeners will be satisfied with one of the group's hits collections. (allmusic.com)
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1. Imitation Situation 1 (Toccata And Fugue) 2. Where Do You Go? 3. San Franciscan Girls (Return Of The Native) 4. Ninety-Nine And One-Half 5. Man Who Paints The Pictures 6. Filligree And Shadow 7. The Sun Also Rises 8. Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out 9. Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing 10. Unlock My Door 11. Come With Me (Rainsong) 12. Man Who Paints The Pictures - Part 2 13. What Time Did You Say It Is In Salt Lake City? 14. Don't Come Crying To Me Girl 15. Fever 16. Grand Candy Young Sweet 17. Jokes Are For Sad People 18. I've Never Seen Evergreen 19. Peace Of Mind 20. Death Is The Dancer
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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Mojo Men - Sit Down.It's The Mojo Men (1966-68)

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One of the earliest San Francisco rock bands, the Mojo Men had local hits on the Autumn label with "Dance With Me," "She's My Baby," and a cover of the Rolling Stones' "Off the Hook" in the mid-'60s. Their early sides displayed a raunchy but thin approach taken from the mold of British Invasion groups like the Stones and Them. In 1966, after female drummer Jan Errico joined from the San Francisco folk-rock group the Vejtables, they moved to Reprise and pursued folky psychedelic pop directions, and had a Top 40 hit with a Baroque arrangement of Buffalo Springfield's "Sit Down I Think I Love You" in 1967. In their later days, they developed more intricate arrangements and harmonies that reflected the influence of the Mamas & the Papas and Jefferson Airplane, although they weren't in the same league as those groups. Their many singles never fully displayed the band's considerable songwriting and vocal talents, and after changing their name to the Mojo and finally just Mojo, they disbanded in the late '60s.

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Review by Richie Unterberger An 18-song compilation of material from their 1966-68 hitch with Reprise, combining several singles with five tracks from an unreleased album. This fully documents the second phase of the band, when they added drummer Jan Errico and changed from a second rate garage band into a better (but not fully first-rate) pop/folk-rock group. This isn't half bad for the genre, but you can see why they never really distinguished themselves from the San Francisco crowd. It's way too pop to be associated with the Haight-Ashbury scene, a little too weird to be compared to, say, the Association (with the occasional sudden blasts of psychedelic fuzz guitar and baroque production), not as accomplished as the Mamas & the Papas, and gussied up with too many conventional pop string arrangements. Van Dyke Parks arranged a few of the singles, including their lone hit, "Sit Down, I Think I Love You" (which is here). Most of the material was written by Errico and bassist Jim Alaimo, and although it's a pleasantly worthwhile archival collection, it's not a major find.
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1 Whatever Happened to Happy 2 Evelyn Hope 3 New York City 4 Flower of City 5 Free Ride 6 Me About You 7 Sit Down, I Think I Love You 8 Make You at Home 9 Not Too Old to Start Cryin' 10 What Kind of Man 11 Beside Me 12 Don't Leave Me Crying Like Before 13 When You're in Love 14 Do the Hanky Panky 15 Should I Cry 16 You to Me 17 Let It Be Him 18 Don't Be Cruel

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

THE LIVERPOOL ECHO - THE LIVERPOOL ECHO (1973)

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Martin Briley (Guitar,Vocals),
Herbie Flowers (Guitar (Bass)),
Clem Cattini (Drums),
Brian Engel (Guitar (Acoustic,Harmonica,Vocals)),
Nick Robbins (Synthesizer),
Joe Foster (Synthesizer),
Andrew Pryce Jackman (Keyboards)
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Power pop has never sounded so powerful! When former Mandrake Paddlesteamer mainstays Brian Engel and Martin Briley convened as Liverpool Echo in 1973, the Beatles had been in the grave for just three years, and the world still desperately wanted them back -- so desperately that, with a band name borrowed bodily from an old Merseybeat-era newspaper, what could any record company do, but lift a "Fabs"-headlined copy of the paper for an album cover? But "Beatles Come Home So Quietly" really wasn't the most appropriate banner for an LP jacket, all the more so since, once you hit the vinyl, the spirit of the "Moptops" hung so heavily over the music that it screamed out for attention. Of course, it was true that any early-'70s band that was capable of melding melody with studio-borne creativity would inevitably be tarred "the new Beatles" (as Badfinger and 10cc would readily testify); it is also true that all such comparisons were then hopelessly devalued by the arrival of the Rutles. But still Liverpool Echo have an uncanny grasp of the Merseybeat sound circa 1963 and 64, spliced with a healthy hint of the Hollies, and that was more than enough to raise high hopes for the album. Unfortunately, hope was all that the record label (Spark) could do. They certainly had no promotion or distribution muscle to speak of, and both band and LP sank within seconds, to lie forgotten until Revola revived it (with excellent Mark A Johnston liner notes) in 2005. ~ Dave Thompson, All Music Guide
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1. You Might as Well Surrender2. Girl Said to Me3. You Know It Feels Right4. No Not Again5. Seem Like Today Will Never End6. Gone Gone Gone7. If I Told You Once8. Girl on the Train9. Sally Works Nights10. No More Tomorrows11. Don't You Know I've Been Lying12. Another Night Alone
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The Churchill's - The Churchill's (1969) Israel

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CHURCHILL'S

Rob Huxley - various guitars, vocals
Haim Romano - various guitars, mandolin, vocals
Michael Gabriellov - bass guitar, vocals
Amy Triebitch - drums
Stan Solomon - vocals
Only released in Israel in 1969, this is an incredible psych fest with superb tripped out songs in English, amazing multi-layered, phased freaked out acid guitar solos, weird effects and exotic arabian instruments. Genuine Middle Eastern psych. The band only made one album, but what an album and not only that this version has 4 bonus tracks including "Living Loving" Led Zeppelin cover.

In 1968 they recorded their first single, "Too much in love to heart". The song becamen a big hit in Israel. The B side was "Talk to me". Both songs were arranged with strings and all by Alex Weiis (CBS 3687).

After four months of gigs in Denmark, where the group achieved some success as a warm-up for Deep Purple in the Revolution club, they returned to Israel to record their first LP "Churchill's" (BAN 14106). This was to become one of the rarest psychedelic albums in the world. It contained music from the soundtracks of "A woman Case" and "The dress" and had a strong eastern influence on some of its tracks.
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1- Open up our eyes2- Song from the sea3- Pictures in my mind4- Comics 5- When you're gone6- Strangulation7- Straight people8- Subsequent final9- So alone today10- Debka11- Living loving (bonus)12- Signs of you (bonus)13- She's a woman (bonus)14- Sunshine man (bonus)
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THE LOVIN` SPOONFUL - REVELATION: REVOLUTION 69 (1968)

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The band is billed here as "the Lovin' Spoonful Featuring Joe Butler." Just when everybody had written them off after Sebastian's departure, this flawed gem came out of left field. Butler's smooth voice had graced a few tracks on all of the past LPs, in addition to having a few of his own tunes included. He comes into his own here, but unfortunately, his three originals are the weakest songs on the LP, especially the ultra-hip sound collage "War Games." However, the great pop team of Bonner and Gordon came up with three strong tunes, including the hit "Me About You" (previously done by The Turtles) and the fine "(Till I) Run with You" (the title of the LP as written on the label), with John Stewart supplying the best track, the gorgeous "Never Going Back."
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1. Amazing Air2. Never Going Back3. The Prophet4. Only Yesterday5. War Games6. (Till I) Run With You7. Jug of Wine8. Revelation: Revolution '699. Me About You10. Words
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THE LOVIN´ SPOONFUL - A Spoonful of Soundtracks (1991)

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Here are 2 soundtracks performed by Lovin Spoonful, one it`s the first Francis Ford Coppola movie ant the other was a Woody Allen`s film.
YOU`RE A BIG BOY NOW
1. You`re a big boy now2. Lonely (Amy`s Theme)3. Wash it away4. Kite chase5. Try and be happy6. Peep show7. Barbara?s Theme8. Darling be home soon9. Dixieland - Big Boy now10. Letter to Barbara11. Barbara?s Theme (Disco)12. Miss Things Thang13. March14. Finale
WHAT`S UP TIGER LILY ?
15. Introduction to Flick16. Pow17. Gray prison blues18. Pow revisited19. Unconscious minuet20. Fishin? blues21. Respoken22. A cool million23. Speakin? of spoken24. Lookin? to spy25. Phil?s Love Theme26. End title
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THE LOVIN´ SPOONFUL - Everything Playing (1968)

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Right on the tails of the Beau Brummels and the Byrds, the Lovin' Spoonful were among the first American groups to challenge the domination of the British Invasion bands in the mid-'60s. Between mid-1965 and the end of 1967, the group was astonishingly successful, issuing one classic hit single after another, including "Do You Believe in Magic?," "You Didn't Have to Be So Nice," "Daydream," "Summer in the City," "Rain on the Roof," "Nashville Cats," and "Six O'Clock."Like most of the folk-rockers, the Lovin' Spoonful were more pop and rock than folk, which didn't detract from their music at all. Much more than the Byrds, and even more than the Mamas & the Papas, the Spoonful exhibited a brand of unabashedly melodic, cheery, and good-time ... Read More...
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Everything Playing
The Lovin' Spoonful's fourth album, Everything Playing, was made under trying circumstances. Musically, the Sgt. Pepper/Summer of Love era had made the Spoonful's good-time, jugband approach obsolete, and chief songwriter John Sebastian had to try to keep up. Personally, the group had suffered the disaster of a drug bust that resulted in the departure of lead guitarist Zal Yanovsky, who was replaced in August 1967 by Jerry Yester. Despite these problems, Sebastian was able to turn out a good album paced by its three Top 40 hits, "Six O'Clock," "She Is Still a Mystery," and the deceptively comic "Money," in which he castigated financial aspects of the music industry. Also excellent were "Boredom" and "Younger Generation," which Sebastian later would sing at Woodstock. When Sebastian wasn't at the mic, the singing could be mediocre, and the group was often all over the map in its attempt at musical sophistication, but the record was saved by Sebastian's writing and singing. Then he too jumped ship.
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1. She is still a mystery2. Priscilla Millionaira3. Boredom4. Six O?clock5. Forever6. Younger generation7. Money8. Old folks9. Only pretty, what a pity10. Try a little bit11. Close your eyesBONUS TRACKS12. She is still a mystery (alternate version)13. Only pretty, what a pity (alternate version)14. Try a little bit (alternate version)
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VA-Pipl Pro-to Purple\ Пипл Про-to Purple (2006) Russia

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Deep Purple Tribute by RUSSIAN VARIOUS ARTISTS
1. D. Chetvergov . N. Arutyunov .- "Highvay Star" (Machine Head 1972) 2. "Tsrossroadz" . "Voman From Toke" (Vho Do Ve Think Ve Are 1973) 3. Aleksandr Marshal . "Lazy"(Machine Head 1972) 4. Mihail Men' (D. Chetvergov) . "Mistreated" (Burn 1974) 5. Sergey Degtyarev (Sankt-Peterburg) . "Vhen A Blind Man Tsries" (Machine Head 1972) 6."Sandler" . "Stormbringer" (Stormbringer 1974) 7. "PUSHKING" ."Strange Kind Of Voman" (Fireball 1971) 8. "Chernyj Obelisk" . "You Keep On Moving" (Tsome Taste The Band 1975) 9. Anatoliy Aleshin . "Burn" (Burn 1974) 10. Grigoriy Leps . "Sail Avay" (Burn 1974) 11. Sergey Mazaev . "Demon`s Eye" (Fireball 1971) 12."Sbornaya Zvezd" - "Smoke On The Vater" (Machine Head 1972): Igor' Sandler (Sandler).vokal Nikolay Rastorguev (Lyube).vokal Konstantin Shustarev (Pushking).vokal Nikolay Arutyunov (Liga Blyuza).vokal Nikolay Fomenko.vokal Aleksandr Marshal.vokal Nikolay Noskov.vokal Evgeniy Margulis (Mashina vremeni).vokal Aleksandr Babenko (M-ochan, Sandler).vokal Dmitriy Varshavskiy (Chernyj Kofe).gitara, vokal Aleksandr Barykin.gitara, vokal Aleksey Belov (Park Gor'kogo).gitara Igor' Butman.saksofon Dmitriy Chetvergov-gitara, aranzhirovka, prodyuser Aleksey Bogolyubov-bas Dmitriy Kirichenko.udarnye 13. Aleksandr Fayfman . "Soldier Of Fortune" (Stormbringer 1974)
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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Grupa 220 - Nasi dani (1968) YUG

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Once again thank you Najpogodnije mesto

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Korni Grupa - Korni Grupa

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"...Back to eastern Europe. Korni Grupa came from Yugoslavia and recorded one high quality progressive album. You must have it. Enjoy..." - Najpogodnije mesto
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Korni Grupa - Prvo svetlo neobicnog zivota YUG

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My favourite group...
This is a compilation of their best and most progressive works in their golden years 1971- 1974. Korni grupa (aka Kornelyans) were one of the first progressive rock groups in former Yugoslavia. The mastermind of the band was Kornelije Kovac who was playing keybords and composing the music. First 3 songs are mostly epic jazz-rock (the longest is 17 minutes) and Hendrix inspired blues-rock tracks with shifting moods and some room for improvisation. Analog synth is used only sparingly and symphonic composition serves only as a short transition between longer parts.Next songs are more symphonic while still retaining the jazz and blues feel. "Etida" is a classical inspired symphonic rock track from start to finish. Other symphonic progressive rock tracks are "Not An Ordinary Life" and "My Generation" which was qualified for Eurosong Contest. The song was too ambitious for Eurovision thus it wasn't placed high... The group must have been a convincing live act as we can hear from the extended live version of "Jedna zena". This song also features vocalist Dado Topic (Time) and shows the band in its top form. Last track "Moj bol" is in the style of first 3 songs. If you want to explore Korni grupa this compilation is the best place to start!
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01 Korni Grupa - Put na istok02 Korni Grupa - Divlje jagode03 Korni Grupa - Prvo svetlo u kuci broj 404 Korni Grupa - Etida05 Korni Grupa - Jedna zena (Duga verzija)06 Korni Grupa - Generation 4207 Korni Grupa - Not An Ordinary Life
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Bele vrane - Uspesnice (1967-1973) YUG

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1. Presenecenja2. Mi mladi3. Sanje o Kaliforniji4. Brez besed5. Mesto mladih6. Moje dekle7. Macek v zaklju8. Skrivnostna pesem9. 1, 2, 310. Moja ljubezen11. Spomin12. Hvala vam za vse13. Sanje14. Na vrhu neboticnika15. Mini maxi16. Aquarius17. Razocaranja18. Zarek tvoje ljubezni19. Tudi dez20. Horoskop21. Stopi na tla22. Kam si namenjen23. Zenitovanjska24. Ljubil te bom25. Letalo vlak
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Kameleoni - Best of 1966-67 YUG

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All that I spread, I do from sanction Najpogodnije mesto (I hope) Because it is the best Ygo blog...
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Kameleoni (The Chameleons) started in 1965. Same year they had their first gig. 1966 they share first price of Championship of Yugoslav bands together with Roboti. Their song "Sjaj izgubljene ljubavi" becomes very popular and they tour whole ex Yugoslavia. They also play often in Austria and Italy. They also played in famous Piper club in Rome. In 1968 they have some members changes and they make music for film "Soncni krik" (Sunny Cry). They split up 1969 but they have reunion concert in 1981 when they make their first long play record. They are still active and few years ago they released album with new songs. Personally - Kameleoni are one of my favorite 60s bands. I can compare them with The Byrds - they have those nice lazy feeling in their music, beautiful vocals and magical jingle sound of guitar. Kameleoni were influenced by early folk punk sound - not only The Byrds but also Love. I like their cover versions of "Dedicated to the One I Love", "With a Girl Like You", "For No One", but I like their songs as "Sjaj izgubljene ljubavi" (one of the best 60s songs), "Looking For Me", "Gdje si ljubavi" even more.
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1. Sjaj izgubljene ljubavi2. Girl3. La Felicita4. San Francisco5. See See Rider6. California Dreaming7. Story Of My Brown Friend8. Something You've Got9. Looking For Me10. Gdje si ljubavi11. Con Le Mie Lacrime12. Dedicated To The One I Love13. With A Girl Like You14. Una Bambolina Che Fa No15. For No One16. Too Much On My Mind
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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

C.A. Quintet - Trip Throu Hell (1969)

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Virtually no one outside Minneapolis heard of the C.A. Quintet during their late-'60s heyday. It was their fortune (or curse) to actually reach a considerably bigger international audience when their album was reissued in the '80s. Starting as a rather conventional pop-soul/garage band, their one and only album, Trip Thru Hell (1969), was a worthy slice of dark psychedelia. With spooky organ and the occasional trumpet of singer/songwriter Ken Erwin, the group's murky and macabre vision -- dotted with trips through hell, cold spiders, Colorado mornings, and the like -- was genuinely original and chilling. Trip Thru Hell only sold 700-800 copies when it was first issued, but after gaining status among hardcore '60s psychedelic collectors, it was reissued in 1983. (allmusic.com)
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1. Trip Thru Hell (Part 1) 2. Colorado Mourning 3. Cold Spider 4. Underground Music 5. Sleepy Hollow Lane 6. Smooth As Silk 7. Trip Thru Hell (Part 2) 8. Dr Of Philosophy 9. Blow To My Soul 10. Aint No Doubt About It 11. Mickeys Monkey 12. I Put A Spell On You 13. I Shot The King 14. Fortune Tellers Lie 15. Sadie Lavone 16. Bury Me In A Marijuana Field 17. Colorado Mourning (Alternate Version) 18. Underground Music (Alternate Version) 19. Smooth As Silk (Alternate Version)
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EAST - EAST (1972) Japan

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This band of Japanese exiles released just one album, which first appeared in 1972 and makes its long-overdue CD debut here. A melodic and musicianly set featuring Japanese instruments such as the shakuhachi, koto and taisho-goto alongside the traditional trappings of Western rock and roll, it's a hugely enjoyable collection that will appeal to all fans of Easterntinged psychedelia.
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East - East (remastered 1972 Album)
1.Beautiful Morning 2.Me 3.Geese On The Road 4.She 5.Lumberer Moses 6.Deaf Eyed Julie 7.Black Hearted Woman 8.Call Back The Wind 9.Jar1 0.Everywhere 11.Shin-Sorllan
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Elephant's Memory - Elephant's Memory (1972)

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Although chiefly remembered these days for their role as John Lennon's loose and ragged backup band on his Some Time in New York City album from 1972, Elephant's Memory have a bit more to their history than that. Formed in 1967 by drummer Rick Frank and saxophonist and clarinetist Stan Bronstein, who reportedly met on the New York City strip-joint circuit, the group specialized in an eclectic Frank Zappa-like mix of psychedelia, jazz, and acid-tinged rock, and delivered a truly bizarre stage show complete with inflatable stage sets. Their first album, simply called Elephant's Memory, was released in 1969 on Buddah Records, a label more famous for bubblegum pop groups than whacked-out horn bands.
Two tracks from the LP, "Jungle Gym at the Zoo" and "Old Man Willow," found their way onto the Midnight Cowboy movie soundtrack later that year, which gave the group some visibility, but it didn't exactly translate into sales for the debut album. A second LP, 1970's Take It to the Streets, had even less commercial impact. Then came John Lennon and Some Time in New York City, and Elephant's Memory had their moment in the sun. They released a third album, also called Elephant's Memory and featuring David Peel, on Apple Records later that year, then backed up Yoko Ono on 1973's Approximately Infinite Universe. Angels Forever, which turned out to be the group's swan song, appeared in 1974.
Elephant's Memory left behind what is probably best described as a footnote legacy, since they will undoubtedly always be linked chiefly to Lennon and Ono. An impressive number of musicians passed through the band in its seven-year run, including Frank and Bornstein, as well as Carly Simon (yes, that Carly Simon, who was a member of the group for about six months), Jon Sachs, Gary VanScyoc, Michal Shapiro, Chris Robinson, Martha Velez, John Ward, Chester Ayres, Myron Yules, Richard Sussman, Wayne "Tex" Gabriel, Daria Price, and John Labosca. Footnote they may be, but Elephant's Memory made more of an impact than anyone ever might have suspected from a scuffling New York City street band. (allmusic)
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Stan Bronstein - sax/clarinet/vocals
Rick Frank - drums
Wayne "Tex" Gabriel (Barrett) - guitar
Gary Van Scyoc - bass/vocals
Adam Ippolito - keyboards/vocals
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John Lennon Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards,
Vocals Yoko Ono Vocals
Michal Shapiro Vocals
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1 Liberation Special 2 Baddest of the Mean 3 Cryin' Blacksheep Blues 4 Chuck 'n' Bo 5 Gypsy Wolf 6 Madness 7 Life 8 Wind Ridge 9 Power Boogie 10 Local Plastic Ono Band
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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

V.A. Take the Brain Train to the Third Eye: Bud Mathis' Sunset Trip (1963-1967)

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Bud Mathis was an all-round mover and shaker on the Sunset Strip throughout the '60s, and in a manner not unlike Kim Fowley, he used his knowledge of what was "hip" and "in" to manage bands, write songs, and even attempt performing himself. Bud Mathis Sunset Strip features 14 cuts recorded between 1963 and 1967 and is a solid compilation of garage, folk-rock, and psychedelia. The Brain Train, later to become Clear Light, open the album with both sides of their September 1967 45: "Me" is a pounding psych-punk effort that blends a mystical lyric and quasi-religious backing vocals with some fine Jeff Beck-inspired guitar rave-ups. The flip "Black Roses" is the very same song the band re-recorded as Clear Light for their debut 45; this earlier version has even more power and a nice West Coast feel supplied by the female backing vocalist. Also of notable quality are the three Joint Effort tracks which exemplify the feel of the "Free Love," flowers, and beads era of the Strip in 1967 with harmony vocals, jangling folk-rock guitars, and fuzzed-out solos working together in unison. The earlier garage-punk/frat efforts by Bud Mathis & the Fairviews, the Fairviews, the 5th Dimension, and Mike Mathis aren't as strong by any means, but are integral to a study of the development of Mathis as a writer and Svengali. Even though the cruder material sits somewhat uncomfortably alongside the folk-rock and psychedelia, this is a varied and enjoyable set. ~ Jon 'Mojo' Mills, All Music Guide
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1. Me - Brain Train 2. Black Roses - Brain Train 3. Third Eye, The - The Joint Effort 4. Children, The - The Joint Effort 5. Discomboober, The - Bud Mathis & The Fairviews 6. Tomorrow's Yesterdays - Wolfgang 7. New Direction, A - The Fairviews/The 5th Dimension 8. Malady of Ego - Bud Mathis 9. My Old Woman - Mike Mathis 10. Merry on a Go Round - The Joint Effort 11. Broken Glass - Wolfgang 12. Malady of Ego - Bud Mathis (Version 2) 13. Fire - Mike Mathis (TRUE instrumental) 14. Me - Brain Train (Instrumental
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BUD MATHIS' SUNSET TRIP 1963-1967
TAKE THE BRAIN TRAIN TO THE THIRD EYE:A JOURNEY THROUGH 1960'S HOLLYWOOD FOLK,GARAGE & PSYCH FEATURING BRAIN TRAIN,THE JOINT EFFORT, THE FAIRVIEWS & MORE.INCLUDES DETAILED STORIES & PHOTOS OFBUD'S WILD TRIP DURING THE PEAK OF THE SUNSET STRIP!
Fans and children of "Nuggets," gather round and check this out! Ground zero for rock'n'roll action in mid-1960s Los Angeles was the Sunset Strip. The nightlife was second to none, its clubs and sidewalks swarming with teens making the scene and digging the new sounds of bands like The Byrds, The Leaves, The Seeds and Love. In their midst walked Bud Mathis, ex-prize fighter turned band manager, songwriter, producer. In many ways Bud's story typifies that of the swingers and hustlers that operated on the fringes of the Sunset Strip. Although his name was never well-known--he made his mark through his involvement with a fistful of obscure but amazing recordings, some of which have remained unheard and unreleased until now. Bud Mathis Sunset Trip charts Bud's course through 1960s Hollywood from his own power-punch beat poet howl on 1963's "Malady of Ego" through to the mystical raga-rock of The Joint Effort's "The Third Eye" and the exquisite folk-rock melodies of "Mary on a Go-Round" in 1967. A vital inclusion is both sides of The Brain Train's monster garage-psych single Me/Black Roses. The band changed their name to Clear Light after Mathis got them a deal with Elektra Records, but these early sides as the Brain Train have a raw urgency that has turned the 45 into a legendary, highly-prized rarity. Other standouts include The Fairviews' fast, screamin' '60s punker "New Direction," The Joint Effort's raga/feedback infected "The Third Eye/The Children" and Bud's teenage son Mike Mathis emerging R&B and S&M to wild effect on "My Old Woman."
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The 23rd Turnoff - The Dream Of Michaelangelo (1966-67)

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The 23rd Turnoff's name was an in-joke, referring to the exit off the M-6 that led to Liverpool, whence they came. Their history was a bit like that of the Tremeloes or, closer to home, the Beatles, in that their musical lineage went back to the end of the 1950s. With guitarist/composer Jimmy Campbell as their leader, they went through a long (and musically credible) stint as the Kirkbys, before evolving into the 23rd Turnoff, embracing flower-power and psychedelia in the process. Their magnum opus was "Michaelangelo," a gorgeous if somewhat downbeat single that should've fit right in with pieces like "Nights in White Satin," among other melancholic hits. It didn't make the charts, and eventually the group split up and Campbell teamed up with Billy Kinsley to form Rockin' Horse
Although this 21-track compilation is credited to the 23rd Turnoff, in fact it's a combination of recordings by the Kirkbys, the mid-'60s Merseybeat group led by Jimmy Campbell, and the 23rd Turnoff, the more psychedelic band they evolved into in 1967. It reveals Campbell as perhaps the most unheralded talent to come out of the Liverpool '60s rock scene, as he was a songwriter capable of both spinning out engaging Merseybeat and — unlike almost every other artist from the city, with the notable exception of the Beatles — making the transition to quality, dreamy psychedelia. Both sides of all three of the Kirkbys' 1965-1966 singles are here, as well as a bunch of unreleased recordings and outtakes by the group, all written or co-written by Campbell. While there's no obvious hit among them, they're catchy, Beatles-influenced tracks, showing some folk-rock and Revolver influence on the later efforts. The 23rd Turnoff material (much of it previously unissued) is more adventurous, though still retaining Campbell's knack for solid vocal harmony-driven melodies, with "Flowers Are Flowering" sounding very much like Roger McGuinn singing something off Revolver. "Michael Angelo," the A-side of the sole 23rd Turnoff single, is certainly the highlight, and indeed a highlight of 1967 British psychedelia as a whole in its hazy bittersweet swirl; you also get not one, but two unreleased studio versions of the same tune as well. It seems as if Campbell needed just a bit more encouragement, and his groups just a little more studio time, to develop into a notable British psychedelic group that could combine solid pop melodies, sophisticated lyrics and arrangements, and touches of English whimsy. Unfortunately they didn't get that chance, but what's here is satisfying on its own terms, bolstered by thorough liner notes explaining the complicated Campbell/Kirkbys/23rd Turnoff saga [Allmusic.com]
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01-'Cos My Baby's Gone02-Don't You Want Me No More03-Don't You Want Me No More 104-She'll Get No Lovin' That Way05-Bless You06-Bless You 107-It's a Crime08-I've Never Been So Much in Love09-Dreaming (demo)10-Flowers are Flowering (demo)11-(Not) A Penny in My Pocket (demo)12-I'll be Round (demo)13-Michaelangeolo (demo)14-Another Vincent Van Gogh (demo)15-Mother's Boy (demo)16-I'll be With You (demo)17-You Sing Your Own Song (demo)18-Michaelangelo (demo version with strings)19-(Not) A Penny in My Pocket (demo version with strings)20-Leave Me Here21-Michael Angelo
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The Aerovons - Resurrection (1969)

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The Aerovons lived a dream come true in 1968 when they packed up their bags and traveled from St. Louis to London for a record deal with The Beatles label and the chance to record at Abbey Road Studios. Resurrection album was shelved at the last minute by their record label, RPM has seen fit to finally release the entire album, along with the released singles and unheard demos. Any fan of Beatles inspired 60s pop music should definitely check out this exciting collection of lost music, for The Aerovons add their own magical story to the time period.Resurrection (the title track) sounds like Across the Universe with a demonic twist, the track Say Georgia, sounds like Oh! Darling, Something of Yours is reminiscent of Michelle, and She's Not Dead has the piano sound and melodic similarities to a bunch of Paul McCartney tunes like Lady Madonna or Let It Be.The Aerovons were formed in 1966 in St. Louis, and in late 1967guitarist/pianist Tom Hartman recorded a demo of his composition "A World of You" at the instigation of his mother. The demo was heard by a representative of Capitol Records, and though he offered the group a session in Los Angeles, Hartman's mother told him the band wanted to record in London. In early 1968, the still-young Aerovons -- Hartman was 16 -- flew to London to play their demo for EMI. EMI was impressed enough to sign them when Hartman and his mother returned to London in August 1968, and the Aerovons even got another offer at the time with Decca. The whole band came back to London in March 1969 to record.Over the next few months the group cut about an album's worth of material at Abbey Road. Unsurprisingly considering the surroundings, and considering that the Beatles were the group's heroes anyway, the material sounded much like the Beatles did circa 1967-1969, though on the lighter side of what the Beatles themselves came up with. More surprisingly, the album was produced by Hartman himself, who also wrote most of the songs laid down in the studio. Though the sessions were quite well-produced and well-arranged, with some of the settings also reminiscent of the late-'60s Bee Gees or (more distantly) Hollies, the songs were still too derivative to have stood much chance of making a big mark had everything been issued at the time.
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1. World Of You2. Resurrection3. Say Georgia4. With Her5. Quotes and Photos6. Words From A Song7. Bessy Goodheart8. Something of Yours9. She's Not Dead10. The Years11. Everything's Alright12. The Children13. The Train (Single A-Side)14. Song For Jane (Single B-Side)15. Here (Unreleased Song)16. World Of You (Demo)
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The Yankee Dollar - The Yankee Dollar (1968 )


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Very minor band that released an LP with both folk-rock and psychedelic overtones for Dot in 1968. Their male-female harmonic blend was in the spirit of the Jefferson Airplane and the Mamas & the Papas, and indeed, some of the tracks sound a bit like a garage Mamas & the Papas with their prominent organ parts.
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The Yankee Dollar - The Yankee Dollar
The legendary 1968 US psych album . A fine example of the West Coast psychedelic flower power sound with male and female harmonies, beautiful fuzz guitars and very trippy keyboard work. Excellent originals(pay attention to the amazing "If In Swimming") are combined with covers of "Catch The Wind", "The Times They Are A-Changing" and "Let’s Get Together". A 'must-have' for West Coast fans !
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1.Sanctuary2.Good Old Friends3.Catch The Wind4.If In Swimming5.Follow Your Dream's Way6.Live And Let Live7.City Sidewalks8.Let's Get Together9.Winter Boy10.The Times They Are A-Changin'11.Johann Sebastian Cheetah 11-31-38
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Chad & Jeremy - Of Cabbages & Kings (1967)

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the many British Invasion acts that stormed the charts in the wake of the Beatles, Chad & Jeremy possessed a subtlety and sophistication unmatched among their contemporaries, essentially creating the template for the kind of lush, sensitive folk-pop embraced by followers from Nick Drake to Belle & Sebastian. Chad Stuart (born in Windemere, England, on December 10, 1941) and Jeremy Clyde (born March 22, 1941, in Buckinghamshire, England) met while attending London's Central School of Speech and Drama. The two became fast friends, and after Stuart taught Clyde to play guitar, they formed a folk duo as well as a rock & roll group, the Jerks... Read More...
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Chad & Jeremy - Of Cabbages & Kings (1967)

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by Eugene Chadbourne
It is said that finding someone who has actually listened to this album is harder than locating the rabbit hole that led Alice down into Wonderland. The '60s were indeed a wonderland in musical terms, especially when one got past the middle of the decade, at which point any recording artist with a contract was expected to create a deep, complex, and provocative masterpiece that could be compared to Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. It is ironic that the entire second side of this late period Chad & Jeremy album would be entitled "The Progress Suite," since for most listeners the music on this album hardly represented any kind of progress. This duo had been known for their beautiful harmonies and romantic, wistful music. Many a teenage couple had held hands to the sound of these British lads crooning the lines "Trees, swaying in the summer breeze." A case could be made that the efforts of Chad & Jeremy were just as important to the ambience of early-'60s radio as Mick Jagger and the lads, but the only kind of hands being held when it comes to Of Cabbages and Kings might be someone preventing someone else from putting it on. Yet it really isn't all that bad. True, it would be a lie of the first order to call it a masterpiece, which is often the temptation when a listener cradles the attractive cover in one's hand or thinks about what nice personalities these two performers seem to have... Read More...
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1. Rest In Peace2. The Gentle Cold Of Dawn3. Busman's Holiday4. Can I See You5. Family Way 6. I'll Get Around To It When And If I Can7. Progress Suite: Prologue8. Progress Suite: Decline9. Progress Suite: Editorial 10. Progress Suite: Fall11. Progress Suite: Epilogue
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The Cascades - Hits And Rarities

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The Cascades were born in 1960 aboard the U.S.S. Jason AR-8; a ship home-ported in San Diego and when overseas, in Sasebo, Japan. This group, then known to many of the servicemen and the local inhabitants as The Silver Strands were playing at local venues all around town. Their friend, John Gummoe, also aboard the Jason was their biggest fan and soon began acting as their manager. John had the band playing 5 nights a week before long and had also been working up some duets with Dave Wilson which the group eventually had David and John do on stage as part of their performance. This was the beginning of a group which would soon go on to be The Cascades and they would eventually have the third largest selling record in the world in 1963... Read More...
The Cascades - Hits And Rarities
01. Rhythm Of The Rain [0:02:36.24]02. Let It Be Me [0:02:20.16]03. There's A Reason [0:02:26.36]04. Second Chance [0:02:11.36]05. The Last Leaf [0:02:22.42]06. Shy Girl [0:02:03.45]07. My first Day Alone [0:02:41.51]08. I Wanna Be Your Lover [0:01:58.61]09. Dreamin' [0:02:28.23]10. Angel On My Shoulder [0:02:38.08]11. Lucky Guy [0:02:28.01]12. Was I Dreamin' [0:02:21.74]13. Punch And Judy [0:02:26.08]14. Jeannie [0:02:19.63]15. For Your Sweet Love [0:02:08.52]16. Little Bitty Falling Star [0:02:17.11]17. Those Were The Good Old Days [0:02:21.33]18. A Little Like Lovin' [0:02:16.22]19. Cinderella [0:02:43.38]20. Cherryl's Goin' Home [0:02:34.06]21. Truly Julie's Blues [0:03:14.68]22. Main Street [0:02:36.48]23. Flying On The Ground [0:02:48.26]
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David Bowie - Early On (1964-1966)

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The definite early Bowie collection, with five previously unreleased 1965 demo's. This CD is also released on vinyl, without 'Liza Jane', 'Louie Louie Go Home' and 'Good Morning Girl'.
All songs written by David Bowie (aka David Jones), except Liza Jane by Leslie Conn, Louie, Louie Go Home by Paul Revere and Mark Lindsay, and I Pity The Fool by Deadric Malone.
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Musicians
A. Davie Jones with the King Bees (Nov '63 - Aug '64)
Davie Jones: vocals, tenor & alto sax
Roger Bluck: lead guitar
George Underwood: rhythm guitar, harmonica, vocals
Dave Howard: bass
Bob Allen: drums
B. The Manish Boys (Aug '64 - Apr '65)
Davie Jones: vocals, tenor & alto sax
Johnny Flux: lead guitar
John Watson: bass, rhythm guitar, vocals
Mick White: drums
Bob Solly: organ
Paul Rodriguez: tenor sax, trumpet, bass
Woolf Byrne: baritone sax, harmonica
Jimmy Page: guitar solo on I Pity The Fool
C. Davy Jones
Davy Jones: vocals, acoustic guitar
D. Davy Jones/David Bowie with The Lower Third (Mar '65 - Jan '66)
Davy Jones/David Bowie: vocals, tenor & alto sax
Dennis Taylor: lead guitar
Graham Rivens: bass
Phil Lancaster: drums
Nicky Hopkins (on some sessions): piano
E. David Bowie with The Buzz (Feb '66 - Dec '66)
David Bowie: vocals
John Hutchinson: lead guitar
Derek Fearnley: bass
John Eager: drums
Derek Boyes: organ
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Davy Jones: vocals, acoustic guitar
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Biography

1947 to 1967: Early years
David Robert Jones was born in Brixton, London, to a father from Tadcaster in Yorkshire and a mother from an Irish family; Bowie's parents were married shortly after his birth. When he was six years old, his family moved from Brixton to Bromley in Kent, where he attended the Bromley Technical High School.
When Bowie was fifteen years old, his friend George Underwood, wearing a ring on his finger, punched him in the left eye during a fight over a girl. Bowie was forced to stay out of school for eight months so that doctors could conduct operations to repair his potentially-blinded eye. Doctors could not fully repair the damage, leaving his pupil permanently dilated. As a result of the injury, Bowie has faulty depth perception. Bowie has stated that although he can see with his injured eye, his colour vision was mostly lost and a brownish tone is constantly present. The colour of the irises is still the same blue, but since the pupil of the injured eye is wide open, the colour of that eye is commonly mistaken to be different Despite the fight, Underwood and Bowie remained good friends, and Underwood went on to do the artwork for Bowie's earlier albums ... Read more
For many years these songs were hidden in a file cabinet. Long gone from Bowie's ever shifting memory, and lost forever from his fans. Luckily, they were finally discovered and released. Early On is nicely packaged and deserves a five star rating. "Liza Jane" sang by Bowie (then Jones) and backed up by The Kingbees. "Liza Jane" is a great song, and though many believe sounds too much like The Rolling Stones, I believe these songs were the foundation of what Bowie's music is all about today. .. Read more
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1.Liza Jane - (bonus track, with Davie Jones & The Kingbees)2.Louie, Louie Go Home - (bonus track, with Davie Jones & The Kingbees)3.I Pity The Fool - (with The Manish Boys)4.Take My Tip - (with The Manish Boys)5.That's Where My Heart Is - (with David Jones)6.I Want My Baby Back - (with David Jones)7.Bars Of The County Jail - (with David Jones)8.You've Got A Habit Of Leaving - (with Davy Jones)9.Baby Loves That Way - (with Davy Jones)10.I'll Follow You - (with David Jones)11.Glad I've Got Nobody - (with David Jones)12.Can't Help Thinking About Me13.And I Say To Myself14.Do Anything You Say15.Good Morning Girl - (bonus track)16.I Dig Everything17.I'm Not Losing Sleep
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Monday, July 7, 2008

The Small Faces - Small Faces (1967) First Immediate Album

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The Small Faces were the best English band never to hit it big in America. On this side of the Atlantic, all anybody remembers them for is their sole stateside hit, "Itchycoo Park," which was hardly representative of their psychedelic sound, much less their full musical range — but in England, the Small Faces were one of the most extraordinary and successful bands of the mid-'60s, serious competitors to the Who and potential rivals to the Rolling Stones.Lead singer/guitarist Steve Marriott's formal background was on the stage; as a young teenager, he'd auditioned for and won the part of the Artful Dodger in the Lionel Bart musical Oliver! Marriott was earning his living at a music shop when he made the acquaintance of ... Read More...
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The Small Faces - Small Faces (1966)
1. (Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me.2. Something I Want To Tell You.3. Feeling Lonely.4. Happy Boys Happy.5. Things Are Going To Get Better.6. My Way Of Giving.7. Green Circles.8. Become Like You.m9. Get Yourself Together.10. All Our Yesterdays.11. Talk To You.12. Show Me The Way.13. Up The Wooden Hills To Bedfordshire.14. Eddie's Dreaming.15. Here Come The Nice.16. Itchycoo Park.17. I'm Only Dreaming.18. Tin Soldier.19. I Feel Much Better.20. Green Circles.21. (Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me.22. Donkey Rides A Penny A Glass.23. Me,You And Us Too.24. The Pigs Trotters.25. The War Of The Worlds.m26. Wide Eyed Girl On The Wall.27. Red Balloon.28. Autumn Stone.
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Small Faces was the second LP of that name issued by the band in the space of a year, a fact that — coupled with its release a year later in America in somewhat modified form as There Are But Four Small Faces — has always confused fans of the group's work. This particular album was the Small Faces' Immediate Records debut, and caught the group in the transition from an R&B-based mod band into a psychedelic-oriented outfit. They were still finding their way along the trail from sweaty, soul-drenched James Brown- and Otis Redding-inspired covers and originals to flower-power trippiness, and the short running time and the relative lack of Steve Marriott lead vocals (Ronnie Lane is out front on three of the 14 numbers, in addition to the presence of an instrumental) reveal that they were still laboring to find a sound and a collective voice with which they were comfortable, amid other activities (lots of gigs plus playing on other artists' work as the unofficial Immediate Records house band). The short running time didn't prevent this from being a pretty imposing album, however, especially in its original British edition. "(Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me" would probably have been a single but for the fact that Steve Marriott and producer Andrew Oldham gave it away to a quartet of Small Faces admirers called the Apostolic Intervention — no matter, for it made a strong album opener and a great lead-in to "Something I Want to Tell You" and the ballad "Feeling Lonely," which slides into the heavier-weight instrumental rocker "Happy Boys Happy," which showcases Ian McLagan's keyboards and Kenney Jones' drums. "My Way of Giving" was a superb soul shouter that could have been a B-side in the group's earlier phase, but the real treat is the bejeweled, soaring, spaced-out dream account of "Green Circles," with its beautiful lead piano and exquisitely spacy choruses, leading to a tough, crunchy-textured bridge and finale. Side two opened with "Become Like You," a trippy acoustic guitar-dominated psychedelic ballad, leading to the elegant opening strains of the punchy "Get Yourself Together" and the funny, Cockney-flavored "All Our Yesterdays," with its heavy brass and trumpet embellishment. "Talk to You" was another Marriott soul belter, and "Show Me the Way" was a superb harpsichord workout for McLagan, who got an even better break on "Up the Wooden Hills to Bedfordshire" amid Marriott's acoustic guitar strumming, all closing on the delightfully trippy, upbeat "Eddie's Dreaming" (which featured Georgie Fame's band supporting the quartet). Some of the music lacks the kind of polish that the group would bring to subsequent projects, but Small Faces was still a major leap forward for the group, as far in front of their 1966 album of the same name as, say, Rubber Soul was from Help! in the Beatles' output. Not everything on it worked perfectly, but as a complete LP it was one of the great psychedelic/freakbeat documents of its era, only eclipsed in their output by their next album, Ogden's Nut Gone Flake.
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The Knickerbockers - A Golden Classic Edition

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In early 1966, the Knickerbockers hit the Top 20 with "Lies," the best and most accurate early Beatle imitation ever recorded; the lead vocals were a dead ringer for John Lennon and the whole production could have fit in snugly on the second side of A Hard Day's Night. Actually a frat rock band from New Jersey who didn't write much of their own material, they never made anything else as successful. A couple decent follow-ups — "One Track Mind" and the similarly mock-British Invasion "High on Love" — were small hits, but their albums were even blander than many of the era's other one-shot artists. Their three noteworthy singles were all featured in Rhino's Nuggets series. Drummer and singer Jimmy Walker briefly replaced Bill Medley in the Righteous Brothers.
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The Knickerbockers - A Golden Classic Edition
Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine :
Despite its relatively shoddy packaging and remastering, Collectables' Lies: The Very Best of the Knickerbockers is a good collection of the band's best moments. All the hits are here ("Lies," "One Track Mind," "High on Love," "Jolly Green Giant"), along with 21 other album tracks, singles and B-sides. The Knickerbockers were a bit more than a one-hit wonder — they had a handful of good songs besides "Lies," and they could rock hard — but there's still enough filler here to test the patience of more casual fans. Then again, they may be better served by Sundazed's The Fabulous Knickerbockers, which is more concise and has a stronger song selection, even if it suffers from the same inconsistent material. Either way, Collectables' effort is admirable, even with its imperfections, and may suit the purposes of listeners who want to hear more than "Lies."
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01 - Lies.02 - One Track Mind.03 - Jerk Town.04 - Money.05 - Just One Girl.06 - Chuck Berry Medley.07 - High On Love.08 - Stick With Me.09 - She Said Goodbye.10 - Like Little Children.11 - Playgirl.12 - You're Bad.13 - Playgirl (2nd Version).14 - You Really Got Me.15 - All Day And All Night.16 - Jolly Green Giant.17 - Twine Time.mp318 - Land Of 1000 Dances.19 - She's Not There.
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