May 17, 2015

Bergendy [Hungary] - Jazz (1976)


1. At Last
2. Natural Thing To Do
3. Kék fény
4. Motetták
5. A helyes irány ötnegyed
6. Reciprok akkordok
7. Függőleges motívumok öt tételben

FLAC TRACKS+CUE+Covers | 300 mb incl. 3% recovery


May 8, 2015

Dave Greenslade - Cactus Choir (1976, 2014)

When GREENSLADE split in 1975, Dave Greenslade had already written, in effect, an album of new band material, and he was ready to make another album! He decided to record this album himself, and assembled a cast of stellar musicians to help him do just that.
"Cactus Choir" was released to worldwide critical acclaim in 1976.
Having written the theme for a one-off TV programme entitled: "Gangsters" in 1974 (the instrumental version of which was subsequently issued on the GREENSLADE album: "Time And Time"), Dave Greenslade added lyrics to the track in 1976 and asked Chris Farlowe - the lead singer with COLOSSEUM - to deliver a vocal for it.
That version of ‘Gangsters’ is included here on the CD version of "Cactus Choir" as the Bonus track.
1. Pedro's Party
2. Gettysburg
3. Swings And Roundabouts / Time Takes My Time
4. Forever And Ever
5. Cactus Choir
6. Country Dance
7. Finale
Bonus track:
8. Gangsters

Dave Greenslade - keyboards
Tony Reeves - bass on tracks 1, 2 ,6 & 8
Simon Phillips - drums, percussion
Steve Gould - vocal on tracks 2 & 6
Dave Markee - bass on tracks 3 & 4
Mick Grabham - guitar on track 4
John Perry - bass on track 7
Bill Jackman - bass flute,  bass clarinet on track 8

EAC | CD Image | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 293 mb incl. 3% recovery



May 6, 2015

Brian Auger's Oblivion Express - Reinforcements (1975)


1. Brain Damage
2. Thoughts From Afar
3. Foolish Girl
4. Big Yin
5. Plum
6. Something Out Of Nothing
7. Future Pilot

Brian Auger - organ, electric piano, piano, Moog synthesizer, Freeman string machine
Alex Ligertwood - vocals, guitar, percussion
Jack Mills - guitar
Clive Chaman - bass, flute
Dave Dowle - drums
Lennox Langton - percussion, congas

FLAC TRACKS+Covers | 265 mb incl. 3% recovery


Apr 30, 2015

Mondo Rock [Australia] - Primal Park (1979 / 2009)

Artist Biography by Tom Demalon
With the breakup of Daddy Cool in 1975, guitarist Ross Wilson, who had become a fixture on the Australian music scene, formed his own label with Little River Band manager Glenn Wheatley. Within a year, Wilson had released his first single and put together the initial lineup of Mondo Rock, but despite securing a following for live performances, the group split before issuing any material. It wasn't until mid-1978 that Mondo Rock, with Wilson helming a new incarnation, released a single with "The Fugitive Kind." For the next several years, Mondo Rock went through a series of lineups, but it also became one of the more popular acts in Australia, particularly as a live act. In 1982, Mondo Rock released its debut U.S. single, "State of the Heart," and although it failed to chart, it would become a Top 30 hit for Rick Springfield three years later. The group continued its run of success in Australia, though, charting with albums like Nuovo Mondo (1982) and The Modern Bop (1984), notching hit singles with "No Time," "Come Said the Boy," and "Primitive Love Rites." The latter became a minor hit in the States, reaching number 71 in the spring of 1987. Wilson took time off from the band to record a solo effort, Dark Side of the Man, which was released in 1989, regrouping Mondo Rock for Why Fight It two years later. However, the album made little impact and Wilson pulled the plug on Mondo Rock to pursue other projects.
1. Question Time
2. Down To Earth
3. Primal Park
4. Searching For My Baby   
5. Tell Me
6. Toughen Up
7. Down Down Down Down
8. The Rebel
9. Live Wire - The Mondo Shakedown Demo, 1979
Bonus tracks:
Singles A's & B's 1978/79
10. The Fugitive Kind
11. The Breaking Point
12. Love Shock
Live-to-air, 1979
13. Send Me Someone
14. Don't You Lie To Me
15. Louie Louie
16. Telephone Booth
17. Perhaps, Perhaps

EAC | FLAC TRACKS+CUE+LOG+Front cover | 494 mb incl. 3% recovery


Apr 27, 2015

Jaime Brockett - Remember The Wind And The Rain 1971 (2005 Collector's Choice)

Review by Lindsay Planer
Folksinger and composer Jaime Brockett's debut album, Remember the Wind and the Rain (1971), easily demonstrates why readers of Broadside magazine heralded him as Boston, MA's top male performer circa 1968. Brockett's emotive side is revealed on the title track, "Blue Chip," and the hauntingly beautiful "Nowadays," juxtaposed against the anti-authoritarian hippie anthems "Talkin' Green Beret New Super Yellow Hydraulic Banana Teeny Bopper Blues" and the nearly quarter-hour "Legend of the U.S.S Titanic." Even though the latter sounds like an amphetamine-fueled rave, it includes a coded message and some sage advice: if one has the need to partake of recreational combustibles, it should be done "in the privacy of your own home." This is opposed to imbibing on the bow of a ship -- as the narrative blames a pot-tokin' first mate as the responsible party for the vessel's fate. "St. Botolph St. Grey Morning Dulcimer Thing" -- bearing the name of St. Botolph, Boston's patron saint -- is another interesting entry, as it is Brockett's sole original as well as the only instrumental on the disc. The melody contains a few striking resemblances to the Beatles' "Norwegian Wood," and Brockett's prowess on the hammer dulcimer is impressive as the tune ambles and winds up to an accelerated climax and then gently slows for the conclusion. As the spelling might infer, the achingly poignant "Suzzane" isn't a cover of the Leonard Cohen song, but is one of the effort's standouts, thanks in part to Tony Rubino's eloquent acoustic fretwork. The withdrawn intimacy in the reworking of "One Too Many Mornings" sharply contrasts with Bob Dylan's version, offering up an otherwise obscured vantage point in the author's verse. The long-player concludes on a portentous note with "Bag on the Table," a hauntingly noir tale of a life lost and tragically wasted. Although Brockett would go on to record a couple more albums, it is undoubtedly Remember the Wind and the Rain that most folks will recall.

1. Talkin' Green Beret New Super Yellow Hydraulic Banana Teeny Bopper... 5:23
2. Remember The Wind And The Rain 5:36       
3. St. Botolph Street Grey Morning Dulcimer Thing 3:26       
4. Blue Chip 7:26       
5. Nowadays 5:53       
6. Legend Of The U.S.S. Titanic 13:32       
7. Suzzane 4:31       
8. One Too Many Mornings 3:06       
9. Bag On The Table 6:48

XLD | Flac+Cue+Log | 396mb | Full scans 600DPI | Mega


Apr 24, 2015

Funkadelic - Music For Your Mother - Funkadelic 45s (1992, Westbound Records)

Review by Ned Raggett
Though Tales of Kidd Funkadelic brought together some oddballs and rarities from Funkadelic's early- to mid-'70s existence, it wasn't until Music for Your Mother came out that there was a full compilation of all the band's singles from birth to the mid-decade switch to Warner Bros. And what a compilation it is: Bringing together some of the band's best material as well as some of its craziest, Music for Your Mother does the business for any self-respecting P-Funk clone. Given that the focus is on A- and B-sides rather than album cuts, it isn't a truly exhaustive overview -- that would require the inclusion of songs like "Maggot Brain" and "Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow," for a start. It's a small quibble in context, though, especially given the inclusion of a number of songs that never made it onto the original eight albums. Most notable is a curious rarity, the semi-smooth soul "I Miss My Baby" single, which was credited to U.S., with music by Funkadelic (U.S. being a group led by eventual P-Funk guitarist Gary Shider). As for the other B-sides and uncollected numbers, they're an understandably mixed but often interesting bunch, including alternate instrumental takes of "Music for Your Mother" and "I Wanna Know if It's Good to You," the unreleased "Can't Shake It Loose" single, the gospel/feedback freakout "Open Our Eyes," and the hilariously titled "Fish, Chips and Sweat." The amazing bonus to the whole collection is the exhaustive 24-page booklet, reviewing the entire early history of Funkadelic via archival photos and a slew of interviews with the surviving participants. Plenty of fun tales are told, but George Clinton didn't participate -- not surprising, given the unflattering picture eventually painted of him -- while the depressing fates of Eddie Hazel and Tawl Ross get deserved attention.
Disc 1:
1. Music For My Mother
2. Music For My Mother (Instrumental)
3. Can't Shake It Loose
4. As Good As I Can Feel
5. I'll Bet You
6. Qualify And Satisfy
7. Open Our Eyes
8. I Got A Thing, You Got A Thing, Everybody Got A Thing
9. Fish, Chips And Sweat
10. I Wanna Know If It's Good To You
11. I Wanna Know If It's Good To You (Instrumental)
12. You And Your Folks, Me And My Folks
13. Funky Dollar Bill
14. Can You Get To That
15. Back In Our Minds
16. I Miss My Baby  

Disc 2:
1. Baby I Owe You Something Good
2. Hit It And Quit It
3. A Whole Lot Of BS
4. Loose Booty
5. A Joyful Process
6. Cosmic Slop
7. If You Don't Like The Effects, Don't Produce The Cause
8. Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On
9. Jimmy's Got A Little Bit Of Bitch In Him
10. Red Hot Mamma
11. Vital Juices
12. Better By The Pound
13. Stuffs And Things
14. Let's Take It To The Stage
15. Biological Speculation
16. Undisco Kidd
17. How Do Yeaw View You 

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Apr 22, 2015

The Wackers - Shredder (Vinyl-rip, 1973)


1. Day & Night
2. Hey Lawdy Lawdy
3. I'll Believe In You
4. Put Myself to Sleep
5. Eventually, Even You Even Me
6. Coming Apart
7. It's My Life
8. Beach Song
9. Buck Duckdog Memorial Jam
(Our Ship's Comin' In/My Old Lady/You Really Got Me)
10. Last Dance

Randy Bishop - bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals
Bob Segarini - guitar, vocals
Bill “Kootch” Trochim - bass, guitar, vocals
Spencer Earnshaw - drums
Additional musicians:
Gerry Mercer - drums
Jack Schaffer - saxophone
J. P. Lauzon - bass, guitar, piano
Frankie Hart - percussion, backing vocals
Janet Abramson - backing vocals
Rayburn Blake - backing vocals

 Vinyl-rip | FLAC TRACKS | 225 mb incl. 3% recovery


The Wackers - Hot Wacks (1972)