Jan 31, 2015

Stars - Paradise (1977)

Adelaide band The Stars first came to prominence with Quick on the Draw produced by Beeb Birtles in 1976. Beeb along with rest of Little River Band were impressed with the Adelaide band and brought tapes back to Melbourne where they scored a contract with Mushroom records. The band sported a “cowboy” look wearing boots, checked shirts and cowboy hats. The band consisted of Mick Pealing (vocals), Mal Eastick (guitar), Glyn Dowding (drums) and Graham Thompson (bass).
After the success of their first single they added Andy Durant as a second guitarist. In 1977 they toured with Joe Cocker and in 1978, The Beach Boys and Linda Ronstadt.
Although not a teen band in the mould of Sherbet or Hush, The Stars appeared regularly on Countdown and scored a top 30 hit with the Andy Durant song “Mighty rock”.
Andy Durant died on 6 May 1980 aged 25. Later that year Stars guitarist Mal Eastick organised the Andrew Durant memorial concert in Melbourne. The concert featured Stars, Jimmy Barnes, Rene Geyer, Richard Clapton and many more. The profits from the concert and sale of the double album went to The Andrew Durant Cancer Research Centre.
1. Back Again
2. Lets Get Moving
3. Paradise
4. Jupiter Creek
5. Mighty Rock
6. West Is The Way
7.  Song For The Road
8.  No Time For Crying
9.  Look After Yourself 
10.  Rocky Mountain Way (Live) 

Mick Pealing - vocals
Malcolm Eastick - lead, talkbox, slide & acoustic guitars
Andy Durant - electric and acoustic guitars, harmonica, vocals, lead vocal on "West Is The Way"
Roger McLachlan - bass
Glyn Dowding - drums
Michael Hegerty - bass on "Mighty Rock" and "Jupiter Creek"

FLAC TRACKS | CUE | Covers | 303 mb incl. 3% recovery


Jan 30, 2015

The Dickey Betts Band - Pattern Disruptive (1988)


1. Rock Bottom
2. Stone Cold Heart
3. Time To Roll
4. The Blues Ain't Nothin'
5. Heartbreak Line
6. Duane's Tune
7. Under The Guns Of Love
8. C'est La Vie
9. Far Cry
10. Loverman

The Band:
Dickey Betts - lead & rhythm guitar, lead vocals
Warren Haynes - lead, rhythm & slide guitar, lead & backing vocals
Johnny Neel - keyboards, harp, lead & backing vocals
Matt Abts - drums, backing vocals
Marty Privette - bass, backing vocals
Butch Trucks - percussion

FLAC TRACKS | Low Quality Covers | 308 mb incl. 3% recovery


Jan 26, 2015

Crazy Horse - Crazy Moon (1978) [Re-post by request}

Review by William Ruhlmann (allmusic.com):
Six years went by between the release of Crazy Horse's third album, At Crooked Lake, and its fourth, Crazy Moon, and a lot of water went under the bridge in the meantime. Crazy Horse was, in effect, three different bands on its first three albums because the only constants were bassist Billy Talbot and drummer Ralph Molina as lead singers, songwriters, guitarists, and keyboardists came and went. The band name seemed to be retired by 1973, but in 1974 Talbot and Molina hooked up with singer/guitarist Frank Sampedro as Crazy Horse, leading to sessions with their erstwhile employer Neil Young that resulted in the Young/Crazy Horse album Zuma. Read more
1. She's Hot
2. Downhill
3. Going Down Again
4. Thunder & Lightning
5. New Orleans
6. That Day
7. Lost And Lonely Feelin'
8. End Of The Line
9. Dancin' Lady
10. Love Don't Come Easy
11. Too Late Now
Bonus tracks:
Crazy Horse (1972)
12. Lady Soul
13. Rock And Roll Band
The Rockets (1968)
14. Pills Blues
15. Let Me Go
16. Stretch Your Skin
17. Won't You Say You'll Stay
18. Mr. Chips

Frank "Poncho" Sampedro - vocals, guitars, harmonica & wurlitzer on "Lost and Lonely Feeling"
Billy Talbot - vocals, bass
Ralph Molina - vocals, drums, acoustic guitar on "Love Don't Come Easy"
Barry Goldberg - piano, organ

Additional personnel:
Neil Young - guitar on "She's Hot", "Going Down Again", "New Orleans", "Downhill", and "Thunder and Lightning"
Bobby Notkoff - violin on "Dancin' Lady"
Jay Graydon - electric guitar on "That Day" and "End Of The Line"
Ben Keith - pedal steel on "Lost and Lonely Feeling"
Greg Leroy - slide guitar on "Lost and Lonely Feeling", "Love Don't Come Easy", and "Too Late Now"
Kirby Johnson - piano on "End Of The Line"
Michael Curtis - synthesizer on "That Day"
Michael Kowalski - drums on "Love Don't Come Easy"
The East L.A. Horns: Steve Lawrence, Tom Brey, and Kenny Walther -
horns on "Thunder and Lightning" and "Love Don't Come Easy"

 EAC | CD Image | WV+CUE+LOG+Covers | 411 mb+3% recovery


Jan 25, 2015

Frank van der Kloot - Fontessa (LP-rip, 1976)

Frank van der Kloot started his musical career in a band called Bobby's Children. He played with them from 1971 until 1972. He then formed the band Drama with whom he recorded an album.
In 1973 he formed his own band Fontessa, together with the Drama drummer Shel Schellekens. In 1974 they recorded an album and a year later a single was released, A look in your eyes/Where have you been.
After the decline of Fontessa Van de Kloot recorded a solo album, in 1976, also titled Fontessa.
Then, in 1978, a second sollo album is released.
A1. Old Friends
A2. In The Cool Of The Night I
A3. In The Cool Of The Night II
A4. Take It Easy
A5. Finale
B1. Dedicated To...
B2. Stress
B3. Heaven Is Across The Street I
B4. Heaven Is Across The Street II
B5. Heaven Is Across The Street III

Frank van der Kloot - guitar, vocals
Paul Heppener - bass
Otto Cooymans - Fender piano, organ, synthesizer
James Batton - vocals, synthesizer, Fender piano
Paul van Wageningen - drums

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Jan 20, 2015

Firefall - Firefall (1976)


1. It Doesn't Matter
2. Love Isn't All
3. Livin' Ain't Livin'
4. No Way Out
5. Dolphin's Lullaby
6. Cinderella
7. Sad Ol' Love Song
8. You Are The Woman
9. Mexico
10. Do What You Want

Mark Andes - bass
Jock Bartley - lead, electric, slide & acoustic guitars
Larry Burnett - electric & acoustic rhythm guitars, vocals
Michael Clarke - drums
Rick Roberts - acoustic guitars, vocals

 EAC | CD Image | APE+CUE+LOG+Covers | 304 mb incl. 3% recovery


Jan 18, 2015

Epsilon - Move On (1972)

 Epsilon biography (progarchives.com):
Formed by members of Orange Peel and Nosferatu (the vocalist / guitarist Michael Winzkowski), the band Epsilon published three LPs between 1971 and 1974. Their self title can be considered as their best, a nicely varied and achieved combination between heavy blues rockin' sections and coherent progressive skills. Their second "Move on" (1971) represents a more mainstream rock album with a few enjoyable moments. With the album "Epsilon off" (1975) the band turn to a straight heavy rockin' trip in a typical 70s style.

1. Walkin' On My Way

2. She Belongs To Me
3. Feelings
4. What About The Future
5. Move On
6. Reichelsheim
7. Hear Me Cryin'
8. Waiting
9. Don't Know Why

Michael Winzkowski - vocals, guitars, percussion
Michael Ertl - bass
Hartmut Pfannmüller - drums, percussion
Walter Ortel - organ, pianos, vocals, percussion

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Jan 17, 2015

The Hep Stars - It's Been A Long Long Time (1968)

Recorded in London November/December 1967 on the Cupol label. This album was meant to be The Hep Stars breakthrough abroad. It was recorded in a London studio with just Sven Hedlund, Benny Andersson, Lennart Fernholm (the "sixth member" of The Hep Stars) and a couple of studiomusicians. The LP was named after the song It´s been a long long time written by Benny Andersson and the Swedish songwriter Lasse Berghagen.
1. Enter The Young
2. Hope
3. 5 A.M.
4. It's Time For A Change
5. Changing Away from You
6. It's Been A Long Long Time
7. Musty Dusty
8. Spining, Spinning, Spinning
9. There Is Love
10. Would You Like To Go
11. It's Now Winter's Day
12. Another Time
Bonus tracks:
13. Sagan Om Lilla Sofa
14. Det Finns En Stad

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Jan 16, 2015

Dr. Feelgood - Sneakin' Suspicion (1977) [Re-post by request]

"Sneakin' Suspicion" was the fourth album by Dr. Feelgood, and was released in 1977. During recording of Sneakin' Suspicion, the band were dealt a potentially fatal blow with the departure of guitarist, co-writer and focal point, Wilko. The album reached number 10 in the UK Albums Chart in June 1977, and remained in that chart for six weeks. It also spawned their first single to enter the corresponding UK Singles Chart - "Sneakin' Suspicion".
Despite its thriving British success, Dr. Feelgood was unable to find an audience in the United States. After Sneakin' Suspicion they never released another record in the U.S.

1. Sneakin' Suspicion
2. Paradise
3. Nothin' Shakin' (But The Leaves On The Trees)
4. Time And The Devil
5. Lights Out
6. Lucky Seven
7. All My Love
8. You'll Be Mine
9. Walking On The Edge
10. Hey Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut

Wilko Johnson - guitar, backing vocals
Lee Brilleaux - vocals, guitar, harmonica, slide guitar
John B. Sparks - bass guitar, backing vocals
The Big Figure - drums, percusion, backing vocals
Tim Hinkley - keyboards

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Jan 15, 2015

Firefall - Undertow (1980 / 1995)


1. Love That Got Away
2. Headed For A Fall
3. Only Time Will Tell
4. Laugh Or Cry
5. Stardust

6. If You Only Knew
7. Some Things Never Change
8. Business Is Business
9. Leave It Alone
10. Undertow
Bonus tracks:
11. Just What You Need
12. Crying In The Night
13. Lips

EAC | FLAC TRACKS+CUE+LOG | Covers | 356 mb incl. 3% recovery


Also FIREFALL albums:

Jan 14, 2015

Burton Cummings - My Own Way To Rock (1977)


1. Never Had A Lady Before
2. C'mon By
3. Try To Find Another Man
4. Got To Find Another Way
5. My Own Way To Rock
6. Charlemagne
7. Timeless Love

8. Framed
9. A Song For Him
 Bonus tracks:
10. Lay It On The Line (Live)
11. Charlemagne (Live)

 EAC | FLAC TRACKS+CUE+LOG | NO COVERS | 289 mb+3% recovery


Ace [feat. Paul Carrack] - Five-A-Side (1974) [Re-post by request]

Ace were a British rock music band, who enjoyed moderate success in the 1970s. They are notable for their part in the early career of Paul Carrack, who later became famous as a solo artist, and as a member of several other groups. Ace are best known for their 1974 transatlantic  Top 20 hit single, "How Long?"
Read more

1. Sniffin About
2. Rock & Roll Runaway
3. How Long
4. The Real Feeling
5. 24 Hours
6. Why?
7. Time Ain't Long
8. Know How It Feels
9. Satellite
10. So Sorry Baby

Terry "Tex" Comer - bass, vocals
Fran Byrne - drums, percussion
Alan ''Bam'' King - rhythm guitar, vocals
Phil Harris - lead guitar, vocals
Paul Carrack - vocals, organ, piano

EAC | CD Image | FLAC+CUE+LOG+Covers | 217 mb+3% recovery


Jan 13, 2015

Firefall - Elan (1978 / 1995)


1. Strange Way
2. Sweet And Sour
3. Wrong Side Of Town
4. Count Your Blessings
5. Get You Back

6. Anymore
7. Baby
8. Goodbye, I Love You
9. Sweet Ann
10. Winds Of Change
Bonus tracks:
11. New Man
12. Headed For A Fall (Original acoustic version)
13. Sharpshootin' At The Senator

 EAC | FLAC TRACKS+CUE+LOG | Covers | 394 mb incl. 3% recovery



Jan 12, 2015

Brian Protheroe - Pinball And Other Stories (Compilation 2006)

XLD rip | FLAC TRACKS+CUE+LOG+Covers | 470 mb+3% recovery


from Pinball (1974):
1. Pinball
2. Goodbye Surprise
3. Money Love
4. Changing My Tune
5. Fly Now
6. Monkey
from Pick Up (1975):
7. Enjoy It
8. Oh, Weeping Will
9. Running Through The City
10. Sof Song
11. Pick-Up
from I/You (1976):
12. I/You
13. Dancing On Black Ice
14. Never Join The Fire Brigade
15. Hotel
16. The Face And I
from Unreleased (1996):
17. Thick And Creamy
18. Cold Harbour
from Citysong (2005):
19. Holyoke Hotel


Head Over Heels - Head Over Heels (1971) [Re-post by request]

EAC | CD Image | APE+CUE+LOG+Covers | 218 mb+3% recovery

Reissue of killer 70s hard rock power trio from Michigan led by guitarist & vocalist Paul Frank who's wild acid rock guitar solo's dominate this great release. Originally released in 1971 on Capitol records this album instantly achieved cult status and sits in well with bands such as Damnation, Power Of Zeus, Grand Funk and other early '70's US long hair heavy rock bands.
1. Roadrunner

2. Right Away
3. Red Rooster
4. Children Of The Mist
5. Question
6. Tired And Blue Land Band
7. In My Womean
8. Circles

Paul Frank - guitar, vocals
Mike Urso - bass, vocals
John Bredeau - drums


Original rip: barin99

Jan 10, 2015

Ernie Graham - Ernie Graham (1973 / 2014)

EAC | FLAC TRACKS +CUE+LOG+Covers | 293 mb incl. 3% recovery


1. Sebastian
2. So Lonely
3. Sea Fever
4. The Girl That Turned The Lever
5. For A Little While
6. Blues To Snowy
7. Don't Want Me Around
8. Belfast


Firefall - Luna Sea (1977)

EAC | CD Image | APE+CUE+LOG | No covers | 265 mb incl. 3% recovery


1. So Long
2. Just Remember I Love You
3. Sold On You
4. Someday Soon
5. Just Think

6. Getaway
7. Only A Fool
8. Head On Home
9. Piece Of Paper
10. Even Steven

Rick Roberts - lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Jock Bartley - lead guitar
Mark Andes - bass
Larry Burnett - guitars, lead vocals
Michael Clarke - drums
David Muse - keyboards


Earth Quake - Two Years In A Padded Cell (LP-rip, 1979)

LP-rip | FLAC TRACKS | Covers | 252 mb incl. 3% recovery


1. Goodbye California    
2. Tremor's Touch    
3. Don't Stop Me Now    
4. Mr. Stranger    
5. Trouble    
6. Coming Home    
7. Say You Will    
8. Rear View    
9. Teen Age Idol    
10. I Don't Wanna Say Goodbye

Stan Miller - bass, vocals, lead vocals
Steve Nelson - drums, vocals
Robbie Dunbar - lead guitar, vocals
John Doukas - lead vocals, guitar


Attila [feat. Billy Joel] - Attila (1970, 2009)

EAC | FLAC TRACKS+CUE+LOG+Covers | 259 mb incl. 3% recovery


1. Wonder Woman
2. California Flash
3. Revenge Is Sweet
4. Amplifier Fire
Part 1: Godzilla
Part 2: March Of The Huns

5. Rollin' Home
6. Tear This Castle Down
7. Holy Moses
8. Brain Invasion

Billy Joel - vocals, keyboards
Jon Small - drums

 Rip by SteveG