Nov 2, 2015

Marty Balin [ex-Jefferson Airplane / Starship] - Balin (1981)


1. Hearts
2. You Left Your Mark On Me
3. Lydia!
4. Atlanta Lady (Something About Your Love)
5. Spotlight
6. I Do Believe In You
7. Elvis And Marilyn
8. Tell Me More
9. Music Is The Light

Marty Balin - vocals, acoustic guitar
Johnny De Caro - guitar, background vocals
Mark Cummings - piano, synthesizer, vocoder, background vocals
Billy Lee Lewis - drums, percussion, background vocals
Richard Bassil - bass, background vocals

FLAC TRACKS+CUE | Covers | 247 mb incl. 3% recovery


Oct 30, 2015

Jonathan Edwards - Honky-Tonk Stardust Cowboy (1972)


1. Stop And Start It All Again
2. Everything
3. Longest Ride
4. Give Us A Song
5. Dues Days Bar
6. Morning Train
7. Ballad Of Upsy Daisy
8. It's A Beautiful Day
9. Sugar Babe
10. Dream Song
11. Paper Doll
12. Honky-Tonk Stardust Cowboy
13. That's What Our Life Is

EAC | FLAC TRACKS+CUE | Front cover | 237 mb incl. 3% recovery


Oct 25, 2015

Poco - Under The Gun (1980)

1. Under The Gun
2. While We're Still Young
3. The Everlasting Kind
4. Down To The Wire
5. Footsteps Of A Fool (Shaky Ground)
6. Reputation
7. Midnight Rain
8. A Fool's Paradise
9. Friends In The Distance
10. Made Of Stone

Paul Cotton - guitar, vocals
Rusty Young - steel guitar, guitar, vocals
Charlie Harrison - bass, vocals
Steve Chapman - drums
Kim Bullard - keyboards, vocals
Steve Forman - percussion
Phil Kenzie - saxophone

  WAV TRACKS+CUE | No covers | 296 mb incl. 3% recovery


Oct 1, 2015

Poco - Cowboys & Englishmen (1982)

Released in 1982 as a last album in MCA. Filled with very nice songs including: "Cajun Moon" written by J.J. Cale (I like this song, especially this version of Poco); I recommend listening to a sample); "Sea of Heartbreak" (written by Hal David & Paul Hampton); and "There Goes My Heart" (written by Paul Cotton). After Timothy B. Schmit left, the group had two Englishmen as new members, and a ratio of original songs in an album decreased. But they showed their appealingness nonetheless and made more hits than before. This album gives an impression of being more adult-oriented, less country-flavored, but very enchanting as ever. It's definitely on a line of Poco.
1. Sea Of Heartbreak
2. No Relief In Sight
3. There Goes My Heart
4. Ashes/Feudin'
5. Cajun Moon
6. Ribbon Of Darkness
7. If You Could Read My Mind
8. While You're On Your Way
9. The Price Of Love

Paul Cotton - guitar, vocals
Rusty Young - steel guitar, guitar, vocals
Charlie Harrison - bass, vocals
Steve Chapman - drums
Kim Bullard - keyboards, vocals

EAC | FLAC TRACKS+CUE+LOG+Covers | 218 mb incl. 3% recovery


Jun 23, 2015

Nick Gilder - You Know Who You Are (Vinyl-rip, 1977)


1. All Across The Nation (The Wheels Are Rolling)
2. Backstreet Noise
3. Rated X
4. Poor Boy
5. Genevieve
6. Runaways In The Night
7. Roxy Roller
8. Amanda Greer
9. Tantalize
10. Fond Farewell

Vinyl-rip | FLAC TRACKS+Covers | 260 mb incl. 3% recovery


Jun 18, 2015

Vodka Collins - Tokyo New York (1973, 1998)


1. Automatic Pilot
2. Billy Mars
3. Terminal City
4. Sands Of Time
5. Pontiac Pan
6. Diamond To Dungarees
7. Monitor
8. Vacuum Girl
9. Scratchin'

Alan Merrill - electric, acoustic, slide guitar, piano, harmonica, bass, lead vocals, chorus
Take Yoguchi -  bass, chorus
Hiroshi Ohguchi - drums, tambourine, congas, chorus, lead vocal (8)

EAC | FLAC TRACKS+CUE+LOG+Covers | 179 mb incl. 3% recovery


Jun 14, 2015

Lighthouse - Thoughts Of Movin' On (LP-rip, 1971)

1. Take It Slow (Out In The Country)
2. What Gives You The Right
3. You And Me
4. Fly My Airplane
5. I'd Be So Happy
6. I Just Wanna Be Your Friend
7. I’m Gonna Try To Make It
8. Rockin' Chair
9. Walk Me Down
10. Insane

The band:
Skip Prokop - drums, percussion and vocals
Paul Hoffert - keyboard and vibes
Ralph Cole - guitar and vocals
Louie Yacknin - bass
Bob McBride - lead vocals and percussion
Don DiNovo - electric violina
Dick Armin - electric cello
Mike Malone - trumpet and flugelhorn
Keith Jollimore - sax, flute and vocals
Howard Shore - sax, flute and vocals
Larry Smith - trombone and vocals

LP-rip | WAV TRACKS+CUE | Covers | 254 mb incl. 3% recovery


Jun 11, 2015

Question Mark [Kenya] - Be Nice To The People (1974, 2010)

Pearl coming from Nigeria, the group Question Mark was formed in Lagos by young people influenced by rock'n'roll made ​​in Europe / USA. Despite some local impact in the mid 70s, the band released a single album in 1974, recorded in Kenya and then failed to commercial success and caused the end of the group. With recent reissues of Shadoks Now and Again, the Question Mark has won new admirers worldwide.
The album Be Nice to the People is divided into 8 short tracks, bringing simple and typical "afro rock", with strong influences from psychedelic rock and funk of 60/70 years done in England and the USA and even moments of typical music of the region. Biggest highlight are furious passages of guitar fuzz, organ and even percussion on tracks like "Have You?", "Freaking Out" and "Scram Out". The lyrics are all in English, most of them talking about passions and other teenagers issues, with some weaker acoustic ballads. Pearl recommended for fans of psychedelic and African rock.
1. Have You
2. Be Nice To The People
3. Hey Hey Girl
4. Love
5. Oh My Girl
6. Freaking Out
7. Scram Out
8. Mary Anne

The band:
Amehi Izuorah - bass
Chyke Okafor  - drums
Victor Egbe - guitar
Frank Izuorah - organ, vocal
Uzo Agulefo - percussion

WAV TRACKS+CUE | Front cover | 264 mb incl. 3% recovery


Jun 10, 2015

Wet Willie - Manorisms (1977 / 2003)


1. Rainman
2. Make You Feel Love Again
3. So Blue
4. We Got Lovin'
5. Don't Turn Me Away
6. Street Corner Serenade
7. One Track Mind
8. How 'Bout You
9. Doin' All The Right Things (The Wrong Way)
10. Let It Shine

Jimmy Hall - lead vocals, saxes, harmonica, percussion
Jack Hall - bass, vocals
Mike Duke - keyboards, lead vocals
Theophilus Lively - drums, percussion, vocals
Marshall Smith - vocals, guitars
Larry Berwald - guitars

FLAC TRACKS | Covers | 206 mb incl. 3% recovery


Jun 8, 2015

Samurai - Samurai (1971, 2001)


1. Saving It Up For So Long
2. More Rain
3. Maudie James
4. Holy Padlock
5. Give A Little Love
6. Face In The Mirror
7. As I Dried The Tears Away
Live bonus tracks, recorded 1971:
8. Give A Little Love
9. Holy Padlock
10. More Rain
11. Concerto For Bedsprings
12. Love You

Lennie Wright - drums, percussion
Kenny Beveridge - drums, percusion
Tony Edwards - guitars
John Eaton - bass
Dave Lawson - organ, piano, keyboards, vocals
Don Fay - tenor, alto & baritone saxes, concert flute
Tony Roberts - tenor sax, concert & alto flutes, bass clarinet 

EAC | CD Image | FLAC+CUE+LOG+Covers | 474 mb incl. 3% recovery


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

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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


Apr 18, 2015

Amazing Blondel - A Foreign Field That Is Forever England - Live Abroad (1996)

Recorded live during the european tour 1972-73

1. Introduction
2. Seascape
3. Dolor Dolcis
4. Willowood
5. Pavan
6. Spring Air
7. Shepherd's Song
8. Celestial Light
9. Fantasia Lindum
10. Landscape
11. Saxon Lady

John Gladwin - lead vocals, guitar, lute
Terence Alan Wincott - crumhorn, vocals, recorders, flute
Edward Baird - lute, guitar, cittern, vocals

EAC | FLAC TRACKS+CUE+LOG+Covers | 355 mb incl. 3% recovery


Apr 16, 2015

Looking Glass - Subway Serenade (1973)


1. Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne
2. City Lady
3. For Skipper
4. Sweet Somethin'
5. Who's Gonna Sing My Rock 'N' Roll Song
6. Are You Dreamin' (Money In My Pockets)
7. Rainbow Man
8. Wait
9. Sweet Jeremiah
10. Wooly Eyes

Elliot Lurie - guitars, vocals
Larry Gonsky - keyboards, vocals
Pieter Sweval - bass, vocals, harp
Jeff Grob - drums

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Apr 14, 2015

Rick Derringer - Derringer Live (1977)


1. Let Me In
2. Teenage Love Affair
3. Sailor
4. Beyond The Universe
5. Sittin' By The Pool
6. Uncomplicated
7. Still Alive And Well
8. Rock And Roll, Hoochie Koo

Rick Derringer - vocals, guitar
Kenny Aaronson - bass, vocals
Vinny Appice - drums
Danny Johnson - guitar, vocals

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


Apr 10, 2015

Coney Hatch - Coney Hatch (1982)


1. Devil's Deck
2. You Ain't Got Me
3. Stand Up
4. No Sleep Tonight
5. Love Poison
6. We Got The Night
7. Hey Operator
8. I'll Do The Talkin'
9. Victim Of Rock
10. Monkey Bars
11. Dreamland

Carl Dixon - lead vocals, guitar and piano
Andy Curran - lead vocals and bass
Steve Shelski - lead guitar, Hammond organ, piano and vocals
Dave Ketchum - drums

EAC | CD Image | APE+CUE+LOG+Covers | 281 mb incl. 3% recovery


Apr 8, 2015

Lighthouse - Lighthouse Live! (1972, 1998)


1. Concert Introduction
2. Just Wanna Be Your Friend
3. Take It Slow (Out In The Country)
4. Old Man
5. Rockin' Chair
6. You And Me
7. Sweet Lullabye
8. 1849
9. Eight Miles High
10. One Fine Morning
11. Insane

Skip Prokop - drums, percussion and vocals
Paul Hoffert - keyboard, vibes and congas
Ralph Cole - guitar and vocals
Louie Yacknin - bass
Bob McBride - lead vocals and percussion
Don DiNovo - electric violina
Dick Armin - electric cello
Mike Malone - trumpet
John Naslen - trumpet
Keith Jollimore - baritone sax, flute and vocals
Howard Shore - tenor and alto sax, flute and vocals
Larry Smith - trombone and vocals

EAC | FLAC TRACKS+CUE+LOG+Covers | 443 mb incl. 3% recovery


Apr 3, 2015

Greenslade - Live in Stockholm, March 10th, 1975 (2013)


1. Pilgrim's Progress    
2. Newsworth    
3. The Flattery Stakes    
4. Bedside Manners Are Extra    
5. Waltz For A Fallen Idol    
6. The Ass's Ears    
7. Joie De Vivre    
8. Drum Folk    
9. Spirit Of The Dance

Dave Greenslade - keyboards
Dave Lawson - vocals, keyboards
Martin Briley - bass, guitar, backing vocals
Andrew McCulloch - drums

EAC | CD Image | FLAC+CUE+LOG+Covers | 363 mb incl. 3% recovery


Mar 29, 2015

Michael Quatro - Dancers, Romancers, Dreamers & Schemers (1976) [Vinyl-rip, 24-192]


1. Children Of Tomorrow
2. Stripper
3. One By One
4. Rollerbach
5. Circus
6. Ancient Ones
7. Pure Chopin
8. Adagio
9. Touch Of Class

Kirk Arthur - drums
Tim Bogert - vocals
Teddy Hale - guitar
Lynn Kishkon - vocals
Dave Kiswiney - bass, vocals
Ray Parker, Jr.  - guitar
Michael Quatro - keyboards, vocals
David Surkamp - vocals
Bobby Womack - guitar

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Mar 23, 2015

The Asylum Choir - Look Inside (1968)


1. Welcome to Hollywood
2. Soul Food
3. Icicle Star Tree
4. Death Of The Flowers
5. Indian Style
6. Episode Containing 3 Songs:
N.Y. Op, Land Of Dog, Mr. Henri The Clown
7. Thieves In The Choir
8. Black Sheep Boogaloo
Bonus mono single versions:
9. Soul Food
10. Welcome To Hollywood
11. Icicle Star Tree
12. Indian Style

 EAC | CD Image | FLAC+CUE+LOG+Covers | 277 mb incl. 3% recovery


Mar 11, 2015

Ron Nagle - Bad Rice (1970) [By request]


1. 61 Clay
2. Marijuana Hell
3. Frank's Store
4. Party in L.A.
5. That's What Friends Are For
6. Dolores
7. Capricorn Queen
8. Sister Cora
9. Somethin's Gotta Give Now
10. Family Style
11. House Of Mandia

Ron Nagle - keyboards, vocals
John Blakeley - guitar, percussion, backing vocals
Brad Sexton - bass
George Rains - drums
Jim Barnett, Sal Valentino - backing vocals

EAC | FLAC TRACKS+CUE+LOG | No covers | 199 mb incl. 3% recovery


Mar 10, 2015

Rebecca And The Sunny Brook Farmers - Birth (1969)


1. Oh Gosh (Running Through The Forest)
2. Two Blind Sisters
3. David & Sally
4. Love
5. Endless Trip
6. Better Dead Than Red
7. All These Ties
8. What Do You Think Of The War?
9. Ma-Ma
10. Ghost

Mickey Kapner - guitar, organ, sitar, backing vocals
Ilene Rappaport - guitar, recorder, harmonica, lead and backing vocals
Clifford Mandell - drums, percussion, backing vocals
Ilene Novog - viola, harpsichord, backing vocals
Ernie Eremita - bass guitar, backing vocals
Ki-Ki - lead and backing vocals

EAC | CD Image | APE+CUE+LOG+Covers | 191 mb incl. 3% recovery

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Mar 9, 2015

The Who - BBC Sessions 1965-73 (MCA 1999) + Live At The BBC 1967-70 (Polydor Germany 2000)

Review by Richie Unterberger
A fine compilation of 1965-73 BBC performances, the majority of the tracks hailing from 1965-67, although some are drawn from 1970 and 1973. As one of the best live bands ever, the Who as expected come through pretty well in the live-in-the-studio environment, although the arrangements usually stick close to the records. Most of the songs were done by the group for studio releases as well, but there are a few covers that they never put on their albums or singles at the time, making this essential for the fan. Those numbers include the obscure James Brown tune "Just You and Me, Darling," "Dancing in the Street," ""Good Lovin'," and "Leaving Here" (although a mid-1960s studio version of that last song was eventually released). Of the other tracks, particularly worthwhile are "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere," with its extensive feedback solo, quite a challenge to do live in May 1965; "The Good's Gone," which has a fuzz solo not on the studio version; and the 1970 performance of "Shakin' All Over," which might be the best rendition of that concert staple that they ever did. This does not have a few BBC songs that have shown up on bootlegs; particularly unfortunate exclusions are "So Sad About Us," "Summertime Blues," and their 1966 cover of the Everly Brothers' "Man with Money."

Disc 1:   
1. My Generation 0:59
2. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere 2:44
3. Good Lovin' 1:50
4. Just You And Me, Darling 2:02
5. Leaving Here 2:35
6. My Generation 3:24
7. The Good's Gone 2:59
8. La-La Lies 2:26
9. Substitute 3:28
10. Dancing In The Street 2:24
11. Disguises 3:45
12. I'm A Boy 2:39
13. Run Run Run 3:17
14. Boris The Spider 2:47
15. Happy Jack 2:10
16. See My Way 1:50
17. Pictures Of Lily 2:35
18. A Quick One, While He's Away 7:01
19. Substitute 2:14
20. The Seeker 3:06
21. I'm Free 2:24
22. Shakin' All Over 3:06
23. The Relay 5:16
24. Long Live Rock 3:56
25. Boris The Spider 0:10

Bonus Disc 2:   
1. Interview Townshend Talks "Tommy"
2. Pinball Wizard
3. See Me, Feel Me
4. I Don't Even Know Myself
5. I Can See For Miles
6. Heaven And Hell
7. The Seeker
8. Summertime Blues

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Mar 8, 2015

Sir Douglas Quintet - The Sir Douglas Quintet Is Back! 1964-1966 (2000)

Review by Richie Unterberger
This and Beat Rocket's companion reissue of the 1966 The Best of Sir Douglas Quintet album seem to gather most or all of what the group recorded for Tribe in the mid-'60s. Seems simple enough, but it's cause for rejoicing among '60s collectors, considering that this back catalog had somehow eluded the marketplace for more than 30 years prior to these two sets. If you're looking to choose one over the other, The Best of would get the nod for its inclusion of their only two Tribe hits: ("She's About a Mover" and "The Rains Came"). However, the various flop singles and outtakes comprising The Sir Douglas Quintet Is Back! are about equal in quality to the sister volume, with the same invigorating, erratic combination of British Invasion, Cajun, blues, soul, country, and even folk-rock. Certainly "In Time," a minor-key Sahm original with echoes of the Animals and the Zombies, and "Blues Pass Me By," a grand illustration of Sahm's stature as one of the finest white soul-rock vocalists ever, rate among their finer moments. Another Sahm original, "She Digs My Love," has astonishing fluttering blues-rock guitar licks that sound a hell of a lot like Jimi Hendrix -- although Hendrix had yet to release records under his own name when it came out. According to the liner notes, their debut 1964 single "Sugar Bee" preceded the Beatles' "She's a Woman" by several months, boasting a very similar riff and rhythm. It does make you wonder whether some of rock's giants somehow managed to borrow some ideas from Sir Douglas Quintet singles that very few people heard. At times the material on this disc can be perfunctory, but the mix of so many elements in one band (and sometimes in one song) are seldom less than interesting.

1. Sugar Bee (Eddie Shuler) 2:21
2. Love Don't Treat Me Fair (Doug Sahm) 1:33
3. You Got Me Hurtin' (Donald Mask) 2:14
4: We'll Never Tell  (A. Meyers-J. Schneider) 2:02
5. Oh, What A Mistake! (Phillip Boudreaux) 2:20
6. She Digs My Love (Doug Sahm) 2:48
7. When I Sing The Blues (Doug Sahm) 2:32
8. The Story Of John Handy (Doug Sahm) 2:41
9. In Time (Doug Sahm) 2:17
10. Old Bill Beatty (Doug Sahm) 1:54
11. Isabella (John Getz) 2:35
12. Blues Pass Me By (Doug Sahm) 2:55
13. Wine, Wine, Wine 
(Allday-Daboub-Haufler-Shine-Swartz) 2:16
14. She's Gotta Be Boss (Doug Sahm) 2:10

(2000 Sundazed/BeatRocket #124 Mono) 

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Mar 7, 2015

Sir Doug & The Texas Tornados - Texas Rock For Country Rollers (1976 / 1997)

Review by Eugene Chadbourne
Upon original release, Texas Rock for Country Rollers was credited to Sir Doug and the Texas Tornados. Little did anyone know how much confusion this might eventually create when years later Sahm formed a new band called the Texas Tornados with a nucleus of himself and several other musical legends from that state, only one of whom appears on this album, other than Sahm himself. That would be Augie Meyers, a regular sidekick of Sahm's from the Sir Douglas Quintet, so what is the reason that this isn't simply identified as a Sir Douglas Quintet album? Only the fact that there are at least six players present on the tracks, but funny, simple math never stopped Sahm from doing anything sensible before. In terms of presentation, attitude, and musical direction, this is pretty much a Sir Douglas Quintet-type affair, is definitely not a record by what would become the Texas Tornados, and includes at least three genuine classics such as the beautiful "Give Back the Key to My Heart," later to be redone by the band Uncle Tupelo. Good playing and better vibes abound but there is the feeling that somebody was asleep at the wheel, in that some of the best tracks simply fade out right in the middle of an important chorus. Why would a producer do this, unless there was some problem in the track that they couldn't stand to let anyone hear? An album most Sahm fans will want to own, and one in the could-have-been-a-contender category.

1. I Love The Way You Love (Atwood Allen) 5:17
2. Cowboy Peyton Place (Doug Sahm) 3:35
3. Give Me Back The Key To My Heart (Doug Sahm) 2:51
4. Wolverton Mountain (Merle Kilgore / Claude King) 2:30
5. Texas Ranger Man (Doug Sahm) 3:24
6. Float Away (Doug Sahm) 2:38
7. I'm Missing You (Doug Sahm) 3:02
8. Gene Thomas Medley: Sometimes / Cryin' Inside (Gene Tomasson) 2:41
9. Country Groove (Doug Sahm) 2:21
10. You Can't Hide A Redneck (Under That Hippy Hair) (Doug Sahm) 3:55

George Rains - drums
Jack Barber - bass
Atwood G. Allen - rhythm guitar, vocals
Harry Hess - steel and slide guitar, harp
Doug Sahm - guitar, piano, fiddle, vocals
Augie Meyers - piano, Vox and Hammond organs
Uncle Mickey Moody - acoustic guitar

(1997 Edsel Records #EDCD 535) 

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Mar 6, 2015

Jo Mama - Jo Mama (1970)

Jo Mama signed to Atlantic and recorded this self-titled LP in 1970 followed by "J Is for Jump" in 1971. Abigale Haness sang leads on most tracks. One of Carole Kings husbands, Charley Larkey, played bass. Abigale did background vocals on Carole Kings first album "Writer" as well as Kings "Music" & "Wrap Around Joy." She also sang on Kate Taylors self-titled debut & brother James Taylors "One Man Dog." Danny Kootch aka Danny Kortchmar, who played with James Taylor on his early albums, played lead guitar. Carole King sang backup vocals on this disc which was produced by Peter Asher. The group may not have sold a huge quantity of albums, but it did develop a strong and devoted following that loved its blend of jazz and rock.
1. Machine Gun Kelly
2. Midnight Rider

3. Searching High, Searching Low
4. Lighten Up, Tighten Up
5. Venga Venga
6. Sailing
7. Great Balls Of Fire
8. The Sky Is Falling
9. The Word Is Goodbye
10. Check Out This Gorilla
11. Cotton Eyed Joe
12. Love'll Get You High

The Band:
Joel Bishop O'Brian - drums, vibes
Ralph Shuckett - keyboards, vocals
Abigail Haness - vocals
Danny Kootch - guitar, vocals, congas
Charles Larkey - bass

FLAC TRACKS | Covers | 552 mb incl. 3% recovery


Mar 3, 2015

Junipher Greene - Communication (Vinyl rip, 1973)


1. Communication
2. Standby
3. Biscuit
4. Sunlight
5. Talk Is A Bird
6. If You Can Hear The Blackbird Sing
7. Reflections
8. Play On Stranger
9. 1, After Midnight

Helge Grøslie - keyboards, vocals
Bent Åserud - guitar, flute, vocals
Øyvind Vilbo - bass
Geir Bøhren - drums, vocals
Freddy Dahl - vocals, guitar

FLAC TRACKS | Covers | 233 mb incl. 3% recovery


Poobah - Steamroller (1979) [Re-post by request]

1. Jump Thru The Golden Ring
2. Integrated Circuit
3. You Don't Love Me
4. She's That Kind Of Lover

5. Steamroller
6. Atom Bomb
7. Frustration
8. Don't Change
9. Rock And Roll
10. Mr. Destroyer (Live)
11. You Don't Love Me (Live)
12. Jump Thru The Golden Ring (Live)
13. Steamroller (Live)

Phil Jones - bass, vocals
Jim Gustafson - guitar, lead vocals
Judd Gaylord - drums

EAC | FLAC TRACKS+CUE+LOG+Covers | 585 mb+3% recovery


Feb 28, 2015

Led Zeppelin - How The West Was Won (3 CD Box Set, 2003)

Editorial Reviews Product Description
The West was Los Angeles and Long Beach, where Led Zep performed two legendary shows in June 1972, which have been seamlessly edited together to form one incredible live album. Probably the highlight is the monstrous, 25-minute version of Dazed and Confused , but the 23-minute medley based on Rock and Roll comes close. Great performances, great price!
For a band with such an overarching legacy, the official record of Led Zeppelin's legendary and unpredictable live act has heretofore been poorly represented by the disappointing, scattershot soundtrack to The Song Remains the Same. But this triple-disc live set (culled from 1972 Long Beach/LA shows in advance of Houses of the Holy) addresses history with a vengeance, if a few decades late. These shows have rightfully assumed cult status in the bootleg market, showcasing a band at the peak of its creative and performing powers. Zep faithful will welcome the belated release as evidence for enduring loyalty, but younger fans may find its diversity and dynamics even more enlightening--indeed, whole careers have since been built on the musical ideas Jimmy Page and company toss off here as decorative filler. Crucially rooted in the amped-and-hammered American blues of the guitarist's former band, the Yardbirds, the marathon workouts of "Dazed and Confused" and "Whole Lotta Love" (which consume nearly an hour all by themselves) somehow encompass Ricky Nelson, Morocco, James Brown, Holst, Elvis Presley, and Muddy Waters amidst their trademark sturm und drang, while the acoustic set that closes out disc one showcases the band's and particularly Robert Plant's good-natured, crypto-Celtic folk appeal with energetic aplomb. Bigger and brasher than just about any rock act that followed in its historic wake, yet ever fan-loyal to its myriad influences, Led Zeppelin's live juggernaut finally gets the monument it deserves. --Jerry McCulley
Disc 1:
1. LA Drone
2. Immigrant Song
3. Heartbreaker
4. Black Dog
5. Over The Hills And Far Away
6. Since I've Been Loving You
7. Stairway To Heaven
8. Going To California
9. That's The Way
10. Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp

Disc 2:
1. Dazed And Confused
2. What Is And What Should Never Be
3. Dancing Days
4. Moby Dick

Disc 3:
1. Whole Lotta Love
2. Rock And Roll
3. The Ocean
4. Bring It On Home   

Apple Lossless | Covers | 961mb


Bread - Lost Without Your Love (1977)

Review by Jim Esch
This was the end of the line for Bread. David Gates reunited one last time with James Griffin after a four-year hiatus spawned by a power dispute between the two lead songwriters. The band returned to form pretty well intact, with the Gates power ballad "Lost Without Your Love" cracking the Top Ten. It would be their last hit single. By 1977, the Bread formula was starting to sound dated, but despite the unevenness, completists and heartier Bread fans should seek and find this record. There's plenty of filler, but a couple of the Gates ballads stand out: "Hooked on You" and "Belonging" are trademark honey sweet singer/songwriter pop. James Griffin co-wrote three cuts with original Bread member Robb Royer, and their work, like "She's the Only One," has a somewhat grittier country rock feel that is lacking in the more pop-centric work of Gates. "Hold Tight" is the album's only true embarrassment an abortive attempt at disco-rock. Casual listeners can safely stick with the best-of collections (especially Rhino's Bread retrospective, on which Lost Without Your Love is adequately represented).
1. Hooked On You
2. She's The Only One
3. Lost Without Your Love
4. Change Of Heart
5. Belonging
6. Fly Away
7. Lay Your Money Down
8. The Chosen One
9. Today's The First Day
10. Hold Tight

11. Our Lady Of Sorrow

The Band:
David Gates - vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards
James Griffin - vocals, guitar, keyboards
Larry Knechtel - keyboards, bass, guitar
Mike Botts - drums

 Rip by jingara

 EAC | CD Image | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 228 mb incl. 3% recovery

Feb 27, 2015

Vigrass & Osborne - Queues (1972)

(Edit April 27, 2015 - New XLD Flac rip + Full Scans)
Info on Vigrass & Osborne was pretty hard to find. I found this bio at:

"Forgotten pop: Vigrass and Osborne (1972 - 74)
Here you'll find all I have been able to assemble about Vigrass and Osborne: the British duo of Paul Vigrass and Gary Osborne. They had a brief recording history in the early 1970s which resulted in a handful of sparkling pop singles that were criminally ignored in most territories around the world.
Depending on territory, the records were released on labels such as Uni (in USA), MCA (NZ, Brazil), Epic or JCM. 
The known singles were:
Men Of Learning/Forever Autumn (1972)
    Virginia/Ballerina (1972) - audio of Virginia now available on Youtube
    Mr Deadline/Remember Pearl Harbour* (1972) - audio of Mr Deadline now available on Youtube (unfortunately missing some of intro and a few bars in the middle)
    Gypsy Woman/I've Seen Her Shining, 1974.
The albums:
Queues (1972): Forever Autumn, Ballerina, and probably Men Of Learning/Don't You Worry/Ballerina/Mississippi Lullaby/Virginia//Sail Away/Forever Autumn/An Invitation/Remember/The End.
Steppin' Out (1974): Gypsy Woman/Daily Express/Engine Driver/Summer Passed You By/Haystacks/Sunshine Cake/Wild And Windy Sea/Steppin' Out/Sit Yourself Down/Hey Brother-Heyla
Their producer, Jeff Wayne, was a writer and producer of commercial jingles - he undoubtedly brought that sensibility to the table, as well as playing organ and co-writing some of the songs.  Musicians I recognise on the albums include guitarists Chris Spedding and Caleb Quaye, and Ray Cooper (percussion); the latter two frequently worked with Elton John.
Wayne, of course, later produced the highly successful War Of The Worlds album in 1978. To that project, he took with him Gary Osborne to write lyrics to some of the songs - and he uplifted a Vigrass And Osborne tune - Forever Autumn, which became the biggest seller and signature tune from War Of The Worlds. The original - less wistful and at a brighter tempo - had been the b-side to V&O's first single, and you can listen to the original here. I post the link with some hesitation, as the song by no means does them sufficient justice, and pales against the better production values of the later, better-remembered version.
According to this site, they were also both in a band called Casablanca (as was Bias Boshell, writer of I've Got The Music In Me) for one eponymous 1974 album.
Prior to V&O, Paul Vigrass had a few solo releases in the late 1960s (including Free Lorry Ride and A New Man), then briefly replaced Tony Burrows as lead singer of the studio band Edison Lighthouse. But I have found no record of him past 1974.  There's one audio of his on Youtube - Suzie - very much in the Burrows/Lighthouse style.
Gary Osborne leaves a number of traces, though - as a lyricist. He apparently wrote English lyrics for the Veronique Sanson song Amoureuse, recorded by Kiki Dee in 1974 (a year after the original). But his best residual income would be from the War Of The Worlds album, possibly also for his lyrics for Elton John on three albums in the mid-1980s; the hits were Part Time Love, Little Jeannie, and Blue Eyes. He's been active as lyricist as recently as 2006.
I write this because Vigrass And Osborne have nigh-on disappeared from the tribal consciousness, which is quite the opposite of the fate they merit. I best know them for their highlight: Mr Deadline, a wonderful piece of pop which thoroughly deserves to be remembered. Interestingly, it shared a vocal line with Sweet's Blockbuster. My memory tells me I heard Deadline first and thought Blockbuster was the ripoff; however the records show the latter was released a couple of weeks earlier in my territory (and no comparisons available elsewhere), so the situation is unresolved. However, never put it beyond messrs Chinn and Chapman (Sweet, Quatro, Mud, Smokie, etc etc) to steal anything not nailed down. [listen to the falsetto 'ah-aaaah' at the very end of Deadline, and at the beginning of Blockbuster - they're identical.]
The only charting info I have (to my knowledge, all based on record sales):
    Men Of Learning: US (Billboard) #65; Boston (WRKO) #20; Australia #84; New Zealand #17; Wellington NZ (2ZM) #12
    Mr Deadline: Wellington #16
Some additional information available at Gary Osborne's Wikipedia entry. A blog entry for The Great Big Radio provided some information found nowhere else, as well as the above picture cover, and more accolades.
Other discussions of early 1970s pop music: songwriters (and occasional singers) Ellie Greenwich, Roger Cook, and the strange trend of recycling classical music.

*Note that Pearl Harbour is nothing to do with war, but like Virginia relates the tale of an eponymous woman."

Release Date: November 5, 2013 Label: Universal Japan Format: CD Catalog #0578864 Reissue. Comes with two bonus tracks. Uses 2013 remaster based on the UK analog tape (subject to change). The cardboard sleeve faithfully replicates the UK first pressing LP (gatefold), including an insert. Contains an obi replicating the Japanese first pressing edition. Includes a description and lyrics. Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player).



Paul Vigrass - vocals, lyrics
    Gary Osborne - vocals, lyrics
    Jeff Wayne - composer, arranger, Moog, producer
    Chris Spedding - guitar
    Caleb Quaye - guitar
    Clive Hicks - guitar
    Martin Kershaw - guitar
    Pete Morgan - bass guitar
    Barry Morgan - drums
    Ray Cooper - percussion
    Terry Emery - percussion
    Alan Graham - percussion
    Alan Hawkshaw - keyboards
    Barry St. John - backing vocals
    Doris Troy - backing vocals
    Liza Strike - backing vocals
    Jimmy Thomas - backing vocals
    Rob Freeman - backing vocals
    Judith Powell - backing vocals
    Harry Vokales - backing vocals
    Roger Holland - executive producer
    Mike Dufficy - executive producer
    Martin Rushent - engineer, mixing
    Gary Martin - engineer, mixing
    Eddie Offord - engineer

    XLD | Flac+Cue+Log | Full Scans 600DPI | 367mb
Apple Lossless | Covers |  340mb