Jun 4, 2017

Cry Of Love - Brother (1993)


1. Highway Jones
2. Pretty As You Please
3. Bad Thing
4. Too Cold In Winter
5. Hand Me Down
6. Gotta Love Me
7. Carnival
8. Drive It Home 
9. Peace Pipe
10. Saving Grace

Kelly Holland - vocals
Audley Freed - guitars
Robert Kerans - bass
Jason Patterson - drums

EAC | WAV TRACKS+LOG+Covers | 314 mb incl. 3% recovery


Jun 1, 2017

VA: Nuggets - Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968

Psychedelic rock emerged in the mid-1960s. It's heyday was 1966 to 1969.
This type of far-out music gave us such classic albums as Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Pet Sounds, Surrealistic Pillow, and The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.Today, music historians split psychedelic rock into two categories: pop-psychedelia and acid rock.Pop-psychedelia was heavily influenced by British bands like The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and The Kinks (later by XTC’s alter-ego, Dukes of the Stratosphear).The epicenter of acid rock was San Francisco. Progenitors of this brand of psychedelia included Jefferson Airplane, The Doors, Moby Grape, and Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
Some credit the Grateful Dead with creating acid rock in 1965 at Ken Kesey’s second Acid Test. To paraphrase Jerry Garcia, whatever music you’re listening to why dropping acid is acid rock.Garcia’s wisdom aside, acid rock usually eschews the studio tricks and soundscapes of pop-psychedelia. It’s more focused on the guitar, guitar solos, and long jams.Acid rock is important because at the start of the 1970s, the movement split in two. One branch became hard rock/heavy metal and the other became progressive rock. Obviously, this is a bit of an over-simplification, but the acid rock of the 1960s evolved into the hard rock of the 1970s. For a great overview of acid rock, you need to check out Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968.
Produced by Lenny Kaye, Nuggets is generally regarded as one of the greatest compilations in rock history. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine named it the 196th best album of all-time. It’s available on Amazon for about ten bucks (the vinyl version is considerably more). Buy it, rip it, and then give it to a friend.
Before you do, make sure you read the linear notes, the inside cover, and the booklet. There’s almost as much to read as there is to hear.The compact disc contains 27 great tracks. There are songs you’ve probably heard before like “Dirty Water” (The Standells), “Pushin’ Too Hard” (The Seeds), and “Baby Please Don’t Go” (The Amboy Dukes).It also contains songs you might not have heard before like “A Public Execution” (Mouse), “An Invitation to Cry,” (The Magicians), and “Let’s Talk About Girls,” (Chocolate Watch Band).The highlight of the album is “You’re Gonna Miss Me” by The Thirteenth Floor Elevators. The single peaked at number fifty-five on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1966.The band’s name conjures up New York City, many thought they were from San Francisco, but they actually hail from Texas.
They are fronted by Rory Erickson with Stacy Sutherland on lead guitar. Rare for a rock band, Tommy Hall played the electric jug.
The Elevators hit the Austin music scene in late 1965 and split in 1969. Legal woes and drug problems did them in.True to the recording industry of that era, they released four albums: The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators (1966), Easter Everywhere (1967), Live (1968), and Bull of the Woods (1969).Their music has been covered by numerous artists including R.E.M, ZZ Top, and Echo and the Bunnymen. In 1990, they were the muse for one of the first tribute albums.

1. I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night) - Electric Prunes
2. Dirty Water - The Standells
3. Night Time - Strangeloves
4. Lies - The Knickerbockers
5. Respect - Vagrants
6. A Public Execution - Mouse
7. No Time Like The Right Time - Blues Project
8. Oh Yeah - Shadows Of Knight
9. Pushin' Too Hard - Seeds
10. Moulty - Barbarians
11. Don't Look Back - Remains
12. An Invitation To Cry - The Magicians
13. Liar, Liar - Castaways
14. You're Gonna Miss Me - Thirteenth Floor Elevators
15. Psychotic Reaction - Count Five
16. Hey Joe - Leaves
17. Romeo & Juliet - Michael & The Messengers
18. Sugar And Spice - Cryan Shames
19. Baby Please Don't Go - Amboy Dukes
20. Tobacco Road - Blues Magoos
21. Let's Talk About Girls - Chocolate Watch Band
22. Sit Down, I Think I Love You - Mojo Men
23. Run, Run, Run - Third Rail
24. My World Fell Down - Sagittarius
25. Open My Eyes - Nazz
26. Farmer John - Premiers
27. It's-A-Happening - Magic Mushrooms

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Mar 10, 2017

Electric Food - Electric Food / Flash (1970, 2004)

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Electric Food:
1. Whole Lotta Love
2. The Reason Why
3. Hey Down
4. Tavern
5. Going To See My Mother
6. House of The Rising Sun
7. Let's Work Together
8. Sule Skerry
9. Nosferatu
10. Twelve Months And A Day
11. Icerose
12. I'll Try

13. All Right Now
14. Sam's Walk
15. Love Me
16. People
17. Working On The Railroad
18. Randall
19. Love Like A Man
20. Sam's Talk
21. I Can See Somebody
22. Andy's Breakdown
23. Give Me Love
24. Plantation

George Mavros - lead vocals
Peter Hesslein - lead guitars, backing vocals
Dieter Horns - bass
Peter Hecht - keyboards
Joachim "Addi" Rietenbach - drums

EAC | FLAC TRACKS+CUE+LOG+Covers | 600 mb incl. 3% recovery

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Teaze - Tour Of Japan (1978, 1991)

1. Rockin' With The Music
2. Lady Killer
3. Come On Hold On
4. Baby Why Can't You
5. On The Loose
6. Open My Eyes
7. Tonite It's Me
8. Boys' Nite Out
9. Gonna Have A Good Time Tonight
10. Hot To Trot

Brian Danter - vocals, bass
Mark Bradac - guitars
Chuck Price - guitars
Mike Kozak - drums

EAC | CD Image | FLAC+CUE+LOG+Covers | 340 mb incl. 3% recovery


Mar 7, 2017

Cymande - Cymande [Expanded Edition] (1972 /2014)


1. Zion I
2. One More
3. Getting It
4. Listen
5. Rickshaw
6. Dove
7. Bra
8. The Message
9. Rastafarian Folk Song
Bonus tracks:
10. The Message (7'' Mix)
11. Bra (7" Mix)

Steve Scipio - bass
Pablo Gonsales - congas
Sam Kelly - drums
Patrick Patterson - guitar
Mike Rose - saxophone (alto), flute, bongos
Derek Gibbs - saxophones (alto & soprano)
Peter Serreo - saxophone (tenor)
Joey Dee, Ray King - vocals, percussion

EAC | FLAC TRACKS+CUE+LOG | 320 mb incl. 3% recovery


Mar 4, 2017

Blackfoot - Marauder (1981)

1. Good Morning
2. Paying For It
3. Diary Of A Working Man
4. Too Hard To Hand
5. Fly Away
6. Dry County
7. Fire Of The Dragon
8. Rattlesnake Rock 'n' Roller
9. Searchin'

Rickey Medlocke - lead vocals, guitar
Charlie Hargrett - guitar
Greg T. Walker - bass guitar, keyboards, vocals
Jakson Spires - drums, percussion, vocals
Additional musicians:
Henry Weck - percussion
Shorty Medlocke - banjo intro on track 8
Magic Rooster, Pat McCaffrey - horns, keyboards
David Cavender - trumpet
Donna Davis, Pamela Vincent - backing vocals

EAC | FLAC TRACKS+CUE+LOG+Covers | 238 mb incl. 3% recovery


Feb 28, 2017

Kursaal Flyers - The Great Artiste (1975, 2006)


1. Ugly Guys
2. The great Artiste
3. Fall Like The Rain
4. Cruisin' For Love
5. Back To The Book
6. Palais de Danse
7. Pain And Misery
8. Hypochondriac
9. Television
10. Drinking Alone
Bonus tracks:
11. Cruisin For Love (Single version)
12. Slimmin' (For The Women)

Will Birch - drums
Ritchie Bull - bass, banjo 
Vic Collins - guitar, pedal steel guitar, vocals 
Graeme Douglas - guitar, piano, vocals 
Paul Shuttleworth - vocals

FLAC TRACKS | Covers | 258 mb incl. 3% recovery


Feb 26, 2017

Three Man Army - A Third Of A Lifetime (1971)

1. Butter Queen
2. Daze
3. Another Way
4. A Third Of A Lifetime
5. Nice One
6. What's My Name
7. Three Man Army
8. See What I Took
9. Midnight
10. Together
Additional tracks:
11. What's Your Name (Single version)
12. Travellin'
13. What's Your Name (Previously unreleased version)

Adrian Curtis - guitar, vocals, organ, Mellotron
Paul Curtis - bass (on all but track 5), vocals
Mike Kelly - drums (on all but track 1)
Buddy Miles - drums (track 1), bass (track 5), organ (track 9)

EAC | WAV TRACKS+CUE+LOG+Covers | 446 mb incl. 3% recovery


Feb 25, 2017

Harvey Mandel - Cristo Redentor (1968, 2003)

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This gently psychedelic album is another of my vinyl bargain bin discoveries from the early ‘70s, which I picked up only because I knew Harvey Mandel had played with my favourites Canned Heat and John Mayall. Best known as a sideman – he later auditioned for the Rolling Stones on Mick Taylor’s departure - this was Harvey’s first solo work, dating from 1968, and an impossibly young-looking Mandel is pictured on the back artwork, a diminutive figure dwarfed by his big Gibson 355. The grooves within demonstrate not only his virtuosity on guitar, but also why his tenure with Heat and Mayall was so brief and why the Stones declined to hire him. Mayall described his technique as “Harvey’s wall of sound”, which aptly encompasses his early mastery of controlled feedback through his customised Bogan amplifier, and his later featuring of two-handed tapping, well before EVH got hold of that particular trick.
This album is completely instrumental, a rarity in pop-psych terms; the only voice to be heard is that of a wordless soprano singer on the title track. However, the stylistic diversity of the tunes and the variety of the backing tracks means that it is by no means repetitive. It was mostly recorded in LA and Nashville, using the top rhythm section sessioneers of both camps: Art Stavro and Eddie Hoh from the Wrecking Crew, stalwarts of the early Monkees sessions, and Bob Moore and Kenny Buttrey, soon to anchor Dylan’s Nashville Skykine. The LA tracks also feature tight string and brass arrangements, while the Nashville ones benefit from Pete Drake’s sympathetic pedal steel accompaniment.
The album as a whole is the best late-night-listening record I know of, beautifully laid-back funky arrangements fronted by a bewildering array of restrained guitar tricks from Mandel, dazzling but never flashy or tasteless. The titles give the idea: “Lights Out”, “Nashville 1AM”, “Before Six”. “Cristo Redentor” is Portuguese for Christ The Redeemer, and this title track is the exception to the rule of funk, being a solemn, operatic piece.
“Before Six” features some of Harvey’s most mind-boggling sustain work, the sound looping wildly between the stereo speakers, plus a mouth-watering cameo on Hammond by longtime LA collaborator Barry Goldberg and tasty brass stabs throughout. “You Can’t Tell Me” is funkier than your average Nashville session, with Harvey wringing out the best Memphis scale licks I’ve ever heard, intertwining with Pete Drake’s slippery steel chords.
The CD reissue, on the estimable Raven label from Australia, dates from 2003 and includes bonus tracks from Harvey’s Canned Heat days and from his own short-lived instrumental band, Pure Food & Drug Act. None of these quite live up to the quality of the solo album tracks, though Heat’s “Let’s Work Together” - the nearest Harvey ever got to being a pop star - has a certain boozy charm.
On this CD release the two sides of the original vinyl have been reversed, probably to make the best-known track, “Wade In The Water”, the leadoff track. The original running order works better, so if you get hold of this CD, play tracks 6-10 followed by tracks 1-5 for the most satisfying programme.
1. Wade In The Water
2. Lights Out
3. Bradley's Barn
4. You Can't Tell Me
5. Nashville 1 A.M.
6. Christo Redentor
7. Before Six
8. The Lark
9. Snake
10. Long Wait
Bonus Tracks:
11. Spirit Of Trane
12. My Time Ain't Long
13. Let's Work Together
14. That's All Right
15. A Little Soul Food
16. What Comes Around Goes Around
17. My Soul's On Fire
18. Which Witch Is Which

EAC | CD Image | FLAC+CUE+LOG+Covers | 442 mb incl. 3% recovery


Feb 24, 2017

Andy Pratt - Records Are Like Life (1969, 2009)


1. Wet Daddy
2. Oliver
3. Shiny Susie
4. Little Boy Hound Dog
5. Bella Bella
6. Mindy
7. Low Tide Island
8. Records + Records (Records Are Like Life)

Andy Pratt - lead and background vocals, guitars,
bass guitars, piano, accordion, sitar, tabla, clavinet
John Nagy - guitars, mandolin, mandola, mandocello
Gary Anderson - flute, baritone and tenor saxophones
Anastasios Karatza - electric guitars, hi-hat
Jim Thompson - electric guitars
Jesse Henderson - drums
Abraham Laboriel - bass guitars
Bill Elliot - organ
Nick Koumoutseas - backing vocals
Additional musicians:
Roger Hock - trombone
Bob McCarthy - acoustic guitar on "Call Up That Old Friend"
John Payne - clarinet
Juma Santos - congas
Rick Shlosser - bongos

EAC | FLAC TRACKS+CUE+LOG | 192 mb incl. 3% recovery


Feb 22, 2017

Pure Prairie League - If The Shoe Fits / Just Fly / Dance (2 CD, 2013)

Digitally remastered two CD set containing a trio of albums from the criminally under-rated Country Rock band. If the Shoe Fits was their fourth album and was originally released in 1976. It was followed the same year by Dance. Just Fly was the band's seventh album and was released in 1978.

If The Shoe Fits (1976):
1. That'll Be The Day
2. I Can Only Think Of You
3. Sun Shone Lightly
4. Long Cold Winter
5. Lucille Crawfield
6. Gimme Another Chance
7. Aren't You Mine
8. You Are So Near To Me
9. Out In The Street
10. Goin' Home
Just Fly (1978):
11. Place In The Middle
12. Slim Pickin's
13. Love Will Grow
14. You Don't Have To Be Alone
15. Love Is Falling
16. Just Fly
17. Lifetime
18. Working In The Coal Mine
19. My Young Girl
20. Bad Dream

Dance (1976):
1. Dance
2. In The Morning
3. All The Way
4. Living Each Day At A Time
5. Fade Away
6. Tornado Warning
7. Catfishin'
8. Help Yourself
9. San Antonio
10. All The Lonesome Cowboys

EAC | FLAC TRACKS+CUE+LOG+Covers | 714 mb incl. 3% recovery