Sunday, September 25, 2005

Well here we are again!

Chicken Shack - Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt, 17-11-69
The vocals on this stereo tape made from the audience may sound a little distant, but you know what? Who cares!! Stan Webb's guitar is clear and his playing is just damn fantastic! Don't miss this one. Enjoy this amazing piece of Rock & Roll history.

1 Intro (by Fritz Rau, from Lippmann & Rau Concerts)
2 Instr. (without S. Webb)
3 Midnight Hour
4 Slow Blues Instrumental
5 Reconsider Baby
6 Instrumental (up tempo)
7 Have you ever loved a Woman
8 Tell Me
9 Nightlife
10 Worried About My Woman

Stan Webb: vocals, lead guitar
Paul Raymond: keyboards
Dave Bidwell: drums
Andy Sylvester: bass


Rory Gallagher & Taste - The Irish Werewolf (1970)
Recorded at the Stadthalle in Basel Switzerland in February 1970, this bootleg has Taste doing some of the best numbers from their albums "Taste" and "On The Boards", plus an eight minute version of "Pontiac Blues". I wonder what this "Irish Werewolf" bit is all about.


Brainticket - Cottonwood Hill (1971)
This, the first album by Brainticket, may be one of the most psychedelic Krautrock albums of all time. The first two tracks, "Black Sand" and "Places Of Light", sound like the type of psych/prog material you would expect from an album of this time, but the rest of the disc, "Brainticket" is a long, repetitive, almost minimalistic, variation on a chunky organ riff, lotta percussion and sound effects and sound collages. Atop all this a woman almost incoherently acts out a 'trip', vividly relating her experiences of paranoia, power, and confusion. "Something's missing - find it! find it!" she screams. Hot stuff to some of us but probably just annoying to others LOL!


Virus - Revelation (1971)
This five piece Krautrock band play some pretty trippy and heavy German prog with heavy, swirling, organ grinds, extensive guitar work-outs, flute playing, bass riffs and complex drumming. Vocals are sung in English and German and used sparingly really with some chanting and talking all adding to this cosmic experience. Overall sound is like a cross of Hendrix and Pink Floyd. Album seems aptly titled, the music being inventive and full of surprises.


Jane - Together (1972)
Jane was Germany's most popular group during the 1970's and after hearing this debut album it's easy to understand why. They play a kind of progressive, melodic, hard rock that has no equal. Breathtaking guitar solos, powerful keyboards, strong polished arrangements are all Jane trademarks. This is classic Krautrock.


Various Artists - Monster Bop
I didn't have a Garage Sale/Thrift Store find this week so I uploaded this disc for those that may need some different Halloween music. This thing has 30 tracks, mostly 1950's rock groups doing songs that are mainly concerned with graveyards, werewolves, monsters, gorillas, and such. Nothing as cool as "Monster Mash", but hey.


OK then! Until next week!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

My friend, if your aim in furnishing this blog with penumbral records was to make converts to your own two ears, you can now officially mark yourself one more in the black. In my thirty years I've NEVER come across a cooler crop of psych, prog and Kraut. Three cheers for you that your spirit's big enough to want to share it. So godspeed to you, pal, and keep 'em coming!

How flippin' great is Hairy Chapter, by the way?

10:21 PM, September 25, 2005  
Anonymous Qwertyderek said...

You do nice work my friend.

11:31 PM, September 25, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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as yousendit or megaupload
too file on rapidshare


5:24 AM, September 26, 2005  
Anonymous j.t said...

Splendid Eclectic Crop of Music. A most wothy labour of love
Thankyou Indeed

2:07 AM, September 27, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great stuff!!

many thanks again, really excellent sharing .

shame j (the beggar) can't see the light and invest his hat full of coins in a "2bit" rs account ;-)

11:56 AM, October 03, 2005  
Anonymous mary warner said...

wow - brainticket.. -)

4:18 PM, October 10, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing your music! you by chance have second "jeronimo" album?..the one with the indian cover,..or their 3rd album -time ride?..just wondering..
john hicks
knoxville, tn.

4:29 PM, February 01, 2006  
Blogger zebu said...

Thx man, very nice set (Chicken Shack)!

6:15 PM, March 04, 2006  
Anonymous Rob said...

Wow - a lot of these remembered from my teens but the Harrison is startlingly great. So much great stuff.

9:29 PM, March 19, 2006  
Blogger spaceshipcackalacka said...

Hello--- I just came across yer blog last night via a link on "everythings surreal" blog and it has already BLOWN MY EVERLOVIN MIND. You must have an amazing krautrock collection! I have a radioshow on called SPACESHIP CACKALACKA which plays mainly 60's-70's psych&prog rock, and I can tell that your blog will be a big help in expanding my playlist! Anyway, just wanted to tell you how cool this blog is and invite you (and all other visitors) to check out my show if you get a chance!

10:14 AM, March 26, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brainticket is great!!!
Many thanks!!!

2:16 AM, February 19, 2007  
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