Monday, December 19, 2005

Great news - I haven't frozen to death, not yet. It actually got above freezing today, the first time in two weeks. The blog -

String Driven Thing - The Machine That Cried (1973)

OK this is an uneven album. There are some slow ballad-y numbers that seem to hamper the proceedings, but I have gotten to like them over time. Actually, maybe it's just that I don't mind them so much! This is their third album, and their first foray into progressive rock territory, thanks to the addition of Grahame Smith (later of Van Der Graaf Generator) on electric violin. The manic psychedelic tracks like "Sold Down The River", "Heartfeeder" and a few others make this worth getting.


Ax Genrich - Psychedelic Guitar (1994)

Ax Genrich was the guitarist for Guru Guru in the early 70's, and somehow, the fact that he is making great music still 30 years later warms the heart. This is pure ear candy for those of us that like this kind of stuff. Favorite track is "South", with a driving Bo Diddley beat and a great female singer, I don't know who she is.


Check you later.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

thankx for the otis spann!!!
seems every monday night i'm here to see what you have pulled out of the magic hat!

8:13 PM, December 19, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for these magic mondays, but, what about "Tomtom Macute"? Its a truly lost gem and impossible to find! Anyway, keep on proggin´!!

2:38 AM, December 20, 2005  
Blogger mina said...

Hello k. - I have never heard of Bronco Bullfrog, but
I do have Audience's "Lunch" and will post it on

many, many thanks for Audience.
I just started a blog:
give it a check.
Send me a wishlist, i might help you out.

8:25 AM, December 20, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks master...You give again beautifull music and im just happy.

10:19 AM, December 20, 2005  
Blogger me said...

just want to say

M.X.& A.H.N.Y !!


2:58 PM, December 24, 2005  
Blogger GarColga said...

Merry Christmas!!

Great blog, Mina - I added a link to you. "The Electronic Hole" is real nice.

8:14 PM, December 24, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the lunch. I heard it in '72, after I buyed House on the hill, and never found it since.

Excellent post the Vdgg connected String driven thing. Thanks.


3:29 AM, December 25, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

String Driven Thanks:
Thank you for The Machine That Cried.
I had lost track of my copy years ago - it's great to hear it again.
Apologies for the anonymity.
Me real name is Harold.

11:06 AM, February 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks, great blog!!!thanks for audience.

2:19 PM, September 13, 2007  

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