Monday, October 24, 2005

Hi all - some great music this week, so let's get on with it!

Creepy John Thomas - Brother Bat Bone & Creepy John Thomas (1968-1972)
Creepy John Thomas was a British band that played a kind of progressive blues-rock that still sounds great! Their records were released only in Germany, ensuring that their music remains largely unknown everywhere else! Band leader John Thomas went on to play guitar in the Edgar Broughton Band.

Part 1 Part 2

Bobby Beausoleil & The Freedom Orchestra - Lucifer Rising
Bobby Beausoleil's name will be familiar to anybody who has read about the Manson Family and the murders committed in Southern California in the late 1960's. His story and the story of this album is fascinating, and I recommend using Google to find out more. I was expecting some agressive, 'satanic' music, but instead I found this album to be one of the most beautiful psychedelic recordings ever. It's hard to believe this was made by men who were in prison. The first disc is a soundtrack to a 1970's underground film by Kenneth Anger, the second disc contains some of Mr. Beausoleil's recordings from the 1960's, the highlight being a 24 minute piece by "The Magick Powerhouse Of Oz".

Part 1 Part 2

Jerusalem - Jerusalem (1972)
OK this isn't progressive rock, not even close. Oilton from Brazil asked me if I had this so I put it up. This was produced by Ian Gillan and is some great heavy, hard rock that fits in with "In Rock" or "Fireball" era Deep Purple.


Can - Tago Mago (1971)
Krautrock!! Jason from Scotland requested this masterpiece. One thing is for sure - Jaki Leibezeit on drums and Holger Czukay on bass were the best rhythm section ever to come from Germany. Add Michael Karoli's brilliant guitar and Irmin Schmidt's amazing keyboards and "Damo" Suzuki's impassioned vocals and Can may be Germany's best band ever. Driving, funky, and experimental, Tago Mago is an enormous work, one of Can's best.

Part 1 Part 2

Deuter - D (1971)
George Deuter's first album is one of the finest of the early 70's German rock scene. At times reminiscent of Amon Düül II, Tangerine Dream or Popol Vuh, this was all done by George himself with no outside help whatsoever. Spacey, atmospheric, dramatic, pastoral, percussive, this is an overlooked gem of Krautrock.


Kalacakra - Crawling To Lhasa (1974)
The general weirdness, the trippy, stoned psychedelia of this slab of German acid-folk will appeal to a lot of people. Eastern-tinged and dreamy, eclectic and strange, this meditative and reflective combination of mantras, blues and folk music definitely is worth a listen.


OK! I hope everyone finds something to like this week. See ya!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pass is not working for Beausoleil. Cut & Pasted with no extra spaces, etc. and it says password incorect. Any other options?

5:11 PM, October 24, 2005  
Blogger GarColga said...

Damn!! You're right. I have no idea what to do really. I don't know what happened. I'll kill those links and re-upload. Take a few hours.

5:47 PM, October 24, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everything but the / at the end. Tested a few minutes ago. All Hail Satan.

5:49 PM, October 24, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They work fine. See above. And that's what you get for not answering emails from your fellow Boisians.

5:51 PM, October 24, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


5:52 PM, October 24, 2005  
Blogger GarColga said...

LOL! Well there's some new links now anyway!

8:03 PM, October 24, 2005  
Blogger GarColga said...

No e-mails from any fellow "Boisians"!

8:09 PM, October 24, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

F*cking INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!
Best post EVER!!!!

12:31 AM, October 25, 2005  
Anonymous PhillyBuster said...

AMG website shows Paul Rodgers as lead singer on other Creepy John Thomas recordings. This one, too?

9:12 PM, October 25, 2005  
Blogger GarColga said...

The only other Creepy John Thomas album, self-titled, doesn't list Paul Rodgers at all, much less as lead singer. Personnel listing on back of album:

Creepy John Thomas, Lead Vocals
Andy Mark, Lead Guitar
Kieran O'Connor, Drums
George Hart, Bass Guitar

Paul Rodgers definitely isn't in the band photo on the front cover. He may sing on the album, but he's apparently not a band member.

10:24 PM, October 25, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Check out the Ash Ra Tempel

pretty good stuff, thought it's be right up yer alley

Thanks again for all the great tunes!!

Yer Fellow Boisian

7:55 PM, October 26, 2005  
Blogger puptentacle said...

The San Francisco nights stuff is AWESOME. Thanks for a great blog and KEEP IT COMING!

3:20 PM, October 28, 2005  
Anonymous Jim Slip said...

Thanks a bunch.

5:52 AM, December 03, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the Creepy John Thomas. Creepy John is Johnny Driver. Anyone know were to find more of his music?

5:58 PM, February 16, 2006  
Blogger Peter said...

thanks for the's a long time since i heard that one!

a great blog....

3:51 AM, March 09, 2006  
Anonymous Johnny Mosrite said...

"Can may be Germany's best band ever".

May be?

Surely we jest......

Its a bit like saying The Ramones "may be" the best band ever to come out of the USA......

There's no may about it in my book. ;-)

1:50 PM, March 15, 2006  
Anonymous booblikon said...

thanx 4 sharing tha KALACAKRA lp. another find i've never heard of before. very interesting mesmerizing folk music, eclectic & lysergic. dug it.

11:42 AM, May 07, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi - the part2 link for bobby beausoliel isn't working, getting 404.

11:37 AM, November 10, 2006  
Blogger GarColga said...

OK fixed.

3:16 PM, November 10, 2006  

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