Monday, December 26, 2005

Hi everybody, I hope you all had a nice Christmas! I threw in a couple extras this time as I will probably be gone next week, and unable to post. Here we go -

Nine Days' Wonder - Nine Days' Wonder (1970)

From the extreme end of the Krautrock spectrum, this is an essential album, though it may not be an easy listen for some. Obviously influenced by Frank Zappa, maybe King Crimson and others, the first release from these guys is marked by excellent musicianship, long free-jazz type passages, sudden tempo changes and complex time signatures.


Tonton Macoute - Tonton Macoute (1971)

This British band's only release "is full of jazz-inspired prog rock with long instrumental interplay in even longer tracks. Their music oozes fun and good-natured moods and should please most everyone, even the ones wary of jazz-tinged music, as this is hardly their only inspiration. Highly recommended to the progheads that seek to deepen their knowledge of early 70's prog rock and looking for unknown gems such as this one"


The Great Society - Live At The Matrix (1968)

This is a fine set from The Great Society, which featured Grace Slick, with a brilliant version of "Sally Go Round The Roses", and terrific pre-Jefferson Airplane versions of "White Rabbit" and "Somebody To Love", 17 tracks. Note: this is the same album as "Collector's Item", so if you already have that, not much point!


Agamemnon - Part I and II (1981)

The only release from this Swiss band is one of those albums where nothing really jumps out at you, but it is a thoroughy enjoyable listen all the way through, with two long suites telling the story of Agamemnon. It really brings to mind "Atom Heart Mother"-era Pink Floyd at times. My rip @320.


Quicksilver Messenger Service - Happy Trails (1968)

Sporting one of the great album covers, I think this record was the best to come out of the 60's San Francisco psychedelic scene, and maybe one of the best albums ever! These guys were tight, the interplay between guitarists John Cippolina and Gary Duncan is awe-inspiring. Fully half the album is a dedication to Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love", recorded live at the Fillmores East and West, and this is rock and roll at it's best. My favorite tracks, though, are two Gary Duncan pieces, "Maiden Of The Cancer Moon" and "Calvary", they are downright mystical. "Call It Anything You Want"!!

Part 1 Part 2

Carol Of Harvest - Carol Of Harvest (1978)

At the other end of the Krautrock spectrum from Nine Days' Wonder, this surely must be an unheralded classic of 1970's folk-rock from this German band. The songs are based on warm acoustic melodies, accompanied by beautiful, emotive female vocals, with lots of synthesizer and ripping guitar leads in the mix, making it a kind of symphonic folk/prog. The three bonus tracks at the end were recorded live, and rock a little harder. Altogether, a very worthwile listen.


Xhol - Hau-Ruk (1970)

A live album from this obscure German progressive rock group, consisting of three long instrumental pieces, the music is at different times cosmic, bluesy and psychedelic, and will appeal to fans of experimental spacey rock. A lack of studio effects, found on their other releases, doesn't hurt this a bit.


Hawkwind - Space Rock From London (1972)

A great show with great sound quality recorded at the Dream Machine on Oct. 14th, 1972. Note: although edited slightly differently, this is the same show as "BBC Radio 1 Live". "Born To Go", "Master Of The Universe", "Silver Machine" and four other tracks.


Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum (1968)

Not a lot to say about this classic, except that it's the heaviest, most chaotic, noisiest, most aggressive psychedelic rock ever made probably.


Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)

Another classic, a great album.


Jimi Hendrix - Message From Nine To The Universe Vol. 1 (1969)

Five jams recorded at the Record Plant and the Hit Factory in 1969. The title track, a 19 minute long jam with Billy Cox on bass and Buddy Miles on drums is by itself worth the download.


OK ladies and gentlemen, that's it. See you in a couple weeks! .


Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi garcolga,

I hope you are having some nice holidays. You posted some cool things today here. I never heard this first album by Nine Days Wonder before.

Please post Nine Days Wonder second album "We Never Loss Control" in the future if you have it.


4:17 PM, December 26, 2005  
Anonymous Roger said...

Hi GarColga

have a nice time. Thanks for all that great stuff, I love the krautrock.

btw, ChrisGoesRock comes now with his own blog

1:51 AM, December 27, 2005  
Anonymous Roger said...

Sorry you have that link long time, but for all the other blindies

2:27 AM, December 27, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Garcolga:

Happy Christmas and thanks for Tonton Macoute. Definitely, you are the king of prog!!!
Long live prog! Long live Garcolga!

2:46 AM, December 27, 2005  
Blogger paranoide said...

Hi Garcolga,

Have you some Zakarrias album?

thanks for all.

8:48 AM, December 27, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks again and happy new years...

9:48 AM, December 27, 2005  
Blogger Mirco said...

Hi CarColga, some very good stuff here, as usual...

Have a great new year


5:20 PM, December 27, 2005  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi mirco - that Amon Düül video on your blog is fantastic! Thanks.

6:25 PM, December 27, 2005  
Anonymous Jamie said...

Merry Christmas to you Garcolga! Thanks a lot for posting all this cool stuff, your work is really appreciated. Happy New Year to you!

2:36 AM, December 28, 2005  
Blogger The Great White Shaft said...

Luv yer stuff dude. Keep it coming.

All the best in 2006.



2:39 PM, January 01, 2006  
Blogger gypsum gypsy said...

grab Great Society now - i had the double vinyl of studio stuff when it came out way back but this live shit - it don't stink better than this folks

9:53 PM, January 01, 2006  
Anonymous By-Tor said...

Happy New Year Dude
thanks for the Hendrix post,looking forward to Vol.2


9:57 PM, January 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder do you have albums Limbus 3 Cosmic Music Experience,Limbus 4 Mandalas,i am looking for many years...Thanks

12:49 AM, January 03, 2006  
Blogger Kinel said...

Thank you thank you thank you, what a superb find your blog is. I arrived here via ProjectW and spent the next couple of hours pigging out on Rapidshare.

I love Krautrock but have never heard of many of these groups.

I see you have responded to requests so I wonder if you can help me out...............

I'm trying to put together the track list from the Dusseldorf Creamcheese Revival Party (you'd have loved it) and have everything except

Faithful Breath - Judgement Day (16:35) von dem Album "Back On My Hill"

Neutrons - Living In The World Today (6:13) von dem Album "Black Hole Star"

Pell Mell - From The New World (16:11) von dem Album "From The New World"

Titanic - One Night In Eagle Rock (7:45) von dem Album "Eagle Rock"

Duffy - Don't Let Me Be Missunderstood (5:51) von dem Album "Just In Case You're Interested"

Dr. Z - Spiritus, Manes Et Umbra (11:50) von dem Album "Three Parts To My Soul"

Stampeders - Brothers Of The Universe (4:42) von dem Album "New Day"

Cherubin - Choo Choo Train (4:11) von dem Album "Cherub Safety Match"

If you happen have any of these tracks I'd be eternally grateful.

I've U/L the whole playlist here if you're interested

Needless to say, anything you're looking for If I can help.................



4:54 PM, January 08, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Quicksilver Messenger Service!! One of my favorite albums of all time. Played the LP so much I wore it out, and then when they issued it in CD got it in that format. I can't find it - think I loaned it to a friend, and never got it back.

10:30 AM, January 12, 2006  
Blogger Michael said...

What a freaking act of genorosity, I'm foaming at the mouth, I'm joining Rapidshare, THANK YOU!!!

10:46 PM, March 13, 2006  
Anonymous chaos61 said...

Thank-You for the Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys - Live 1969. I don't know where you are located but that concert took place about 10 miles from my home and about 10 years before I started going to concerts. Kinda odd to go on the net and see something that took place so close to home. Thanks again.

11:14 PM, June 23, 2006  
Blogger G. Bro said...

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11:10 AM, July 19, 2007  
Blogger G. Bro said...

Thank you very much for all those great albuns.
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11:12 AM, July 19, 2007  

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