Monday, December 12, 2005

Man it's so damn cold around here i can hardly stand it! Winter hasn't even really started yet, this is a bitch. Well on with the show!

Mogul Thrash - Mogul Thrash (1971)

Formed by ex-Colosseum guitarist James Litherland in 1971, Mogul Thrash's only album was produced by Brian Auger, who also played on one track. Also included was John Wetton, who provides some meaty bass, and Roger Ball and Malcolm Duncan, who went on to form Average White Band. This is a brass-driven, jazzy slice of progressive rock with some strong guitar and saxophone jamming. If you like Colosseum, you'll like this.


Randy California - Kaptain Kopter And The (Fabulous) Twirly Birds (1972)

Randy California of Spirit played in a band with Jimi Hendrix before Hendrix became famous, so the story goes, and some people think that he influenced Jimi, rather than the other way around! Regardless, I don't know what this album is if not a tribute to Jimi Hendrix. I mean, it has Noel Redding on it. This is some hot stuff.


Paternoster - Paternoster (1972)

Amongst the most legendary of Austrian underground bands, but with a virtually undocumented history, Paternoster originated from Vienna, and existed for only two years in the early-70's, disbanding after the release of just one album. Paternoster were heavy, but their complex progressive blend was patently of the Krautrock ilk. Fronted by a most unusual vocalist, with an equally bizarre use of song, their music drew on that trippy Pink Floyd style. Akin to Gila, Virus, and Jane on occasions, the Paternoster style blended heavy classical motifs, psychedelic flights into the cosmos, and much more. The result is, that every track amounts to a lively potpourri of surprises. (From "Crack In The Cosmic Egg")


Jimi Hendrix - Axis Outtakes

This 2-disc set consists of, you guessed it, outtakes from the Axis: Bold As Love sessions. Some great Jimi here. This is my first rip using Exact Audio Copy - hope everything came out ok.

Part 1 Part 2

Odin - Odin (1972)

Odin was a British band, but all the members lived in Germany. Their self-titled debut and only album is one of the many obscure gems released on the Vertigo swirl label. Odin's style was organ dominated progressive rock with influences from hard rock, jazz and some folk. Tracks like "Life is only" and "Clown" are stuffed with lengthy organ passages and good melodies. "Be the Man you are" was an airy acoustic track of the kind that most progressive rock groups would have one or two of on their albums. "Eucalyptus" was an atmospheric instrumental with some nice use of string-synths. "Tribute to Frank" (probably Zappa) was a bit quirkier, with some quite interesting and unusual chords. And the guys used their voices as instruments in the cheerful "Turnpike Lane" with good result. (Review stolen from vintageprog)


Monument - First Monument (1971)

This album was recorded during an all-night substance abuse session by members of the band Zior, which is probably why its such a mish-mash of tempo changes and different styles. Mystical and eerie sometimes, this is some solid hard progressive rock, emphasis on hard. OK maybe doom rock would better describe it. Interesting album all around.


Klaus Schulze - Black Dance (1974)

Blackdance is one of Klaus Schulze's early albums. The tempo changes are smooth and sure and the sequences are varied — some are deep and strong, others are long on atmosphere. Schulze mixes these elements seamlessly with experimental timbres and spatial textures. He adds an organ drone to give the disc a Baroque attitude and sinister overtones. This is more atmospheric than most of his albums. (Unknown reviewer)


Allright then, see you in a week if I'm not frozen to death in the meantime!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep warm, honey! And thank you for the music...for givin' into me...

12:25 AM, December 13, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excelent post... Thanks so much for the Mogul Thrash one. By the way, do you have something from Wild Turkey (Jethro Tull ex-bass player). Greetings from Sunny Spain ;)

2:34 AM, December 13, 2005  
Blogger GarColga said...

Honey!! OOOH!

Hello to "Sunny" Spain. Got another Mogul Thrash I'll post next week.

6:22 AM, December 13, 2005  
Blogger mundanebane said...

Great stuff, guy! If you get a chance, check out my blog--it's mostly boots and live shows from a great variety of artists. Admittedly, I haven't gotten into any of my krautrock yet, but there's bound to be something you like there.

By the way, does anyone have any Captain Merryweather and His Cosmic Rangers? Particularly the KRYPTONITE album? I used to have the vinyl before a flood took my collection.

8:54 AM, December 13, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks GarColga,for Odin,i im wating for long time to her again Odin...Do you have Ramses - La Leyla,i have that on tape,low quality...Thanks again and keep going...

9:28 AM, December 13, 2005  
Anonymous Loopy C said...

No problemo, just wanted to verify it hadn't been introduced somewhere in the transfer ;-). Thanks again for another 'adventure' in listening.

5:42 PM, December 13, 2005  
Anonymous Zorba said...

excellent Hendrix post

8:12 PM, December 13, 2005  
Blogger Xtabay said...

Sorry to hear about your cold weather its summer here and everyone's complaining because the temperatures 'only' in the low twenties (centigrade)and we've got clouds! Thanks to your offerings my hard drives are developing a terminal case of morbid obesity lol.

3:55 AM, December 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks again,i wonder do you have maybe> Pyramid,album The Nazgul,this is realy rare and i looking for this album about twenty years....Thanks anyway

9:39 AM, December 15, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the music. This place seems to be filling in some gaps in my remembering - or simply missed. You wouldn't happen to have some SF early-pyschedelic sounds, like Mojo Men, Vejtables or The Great Society? Take care and again thanks. Looking forward to next weeks selections.

6:32 PM, December 15, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

h o l y s h i t did you make my muthafuckin day.

Klaus Schulze - Black Dance

what an album. thankyouthankyouthankyou.

2:34 AM, December 16, 2005  
Blogger savoadaki said...

I feel your pain. It is cold here in central Canada -- at least there will probably be more snow for Christmas -- storms are on the way, I'm ready to hibernate and play some music from your blog. It's not my kind of music, but I want to experience new stuff and be an old fool.

8:04 AM, December 16, 2005  
Anonymous Morelli said...

Mil gracias, he bajado el de Jimi Hendrix y el de Randy California.
Muchas gracias.

10:56 AM, December 16, 2005  
Anonymous Vaughn said...

More Randy California please! (SPIRIT)And thank you for all the excellent posts

10:38 PM, December 17, 2005  
Blogger Mirco said...

Hi, congratulations for your blog, I check it every week, we have some musical tastes in common...
I've just created my own blog too, it's all about old music videos: I added a link to your site.
I'm anxious for some new krautrock and psychedelic gems :)


Mirco from Italy

4:20 AM, December 18, 2005  
Blogger GarColga said...

Great blog Mirco - have fun with it.

Thanks everybody, for the comments.

7:56 AM, December 18, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brilliant, i was going to ask if you maybe had Mogul Thrash in the collection, that album has been with me for 30 years since i picked it up at a school jumble sale, fabulous piece of music. Thanks for all your good work, and a merry christmas and happy new year to all

Gary, Scotland

2:52 AM, December 26, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the paternoster,
esp. Old Danube and Blind Children
does anyone have suggestions
to other bands I would also like?

10:23 AM, March 16, 2006  
Anonymous booblikon said...

this PATERNOSTER was introduced to me on a roadtrip recently. since then i've checked out several other things on your blog & this really is one of the best. one of the gloomiest rock musics i've ever heard, right up there with JOY DIVISION or NICO. thanx for the intro to some nice stuff.

11:35 AM, May 07, 2006  
Blogger Paxjorge said...

Say, you wouldn't have Moondance (I think that's how it's called - could be Moonglow...) or Ihrrlicht by Schulze? My dad owns the latter and a friend the former on LP, but I'd love to get them digitally. Besides, my LP player's needle went missing and I can't afford a new one. Schulze RULES! I'd love to hear this one, never heard of it. Cheers!

4:50 AM, May 17, 2006  
Blogger Paxjorge said...

Aha - found the name: "Moondawn" - Sorry if I'm over-enthousiastic, I just really like Schulze. (I once had a teacher at school called Schulz and he died of a heart attack at a premiere of a primary school play). Totally irrelevant, of course...

12:02 PM, May 17, 2006  
Blogger totalski said...

I thought, I know 60's & 70's music very well. Including all famous and less famuos prog rock groups.I started listen rock in early 70's and it's all began with Genesis, Yes, ELP, Pink Floyd etc. Then I discovered King Crimson, Gentle Giant, Colloseum or Focus for example. All my friends also listen prog or - as we sometimes called it - art rock. Everyone was able to find something new so - our knowledge about late sixties and early seventies grown up and we thought we are alfa&omega of prog groups.
...And suddenly my friend bring to us CD ALBUM - without any name or sign. Simply silver disc with music ( probably burn from vinyl record).
It wasn't first time we listen unknown music, talk about it and try to gues what it is. We called such record - Enigma. But always somebody gues what it is. Found some info on web, checked some discography books or rock-encyclopedia. In the worst case - the owner of the record tell us what he brought to us. But this time - nothing at all, even my friend doesn't know what he got. So after 3 years (I try discover my enigma - from time to time) I decide upload this music on rapidshare. I don't know it,s whole album and I made 192mp3 from tape (ain't got CD), but belive me it's good prog music. In short: sounds like Colloseum (brass section & sax) with harmony singing and many addictional instruments: flute, hammond, classic piano and even harmonica. There is no moogs or modern keyboards and I don't hear any rythm&blues or blues infuences. I don't think it's some krautrock or canterbury scene. So I proudly present MY PRIVATE ENIGMA. Maybe You know what it is or where I can check it.

5th track -
all album -

Sorry for my english. Paul from Poland

4:29 PM, May 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank You for posting Mogul Thrash:)this album is so powerful!Your blog is fantastic:).Take care

2:42 AM, August 22, 2007  
Blogger Heavypsychman said...

Good work for posting Paternoster

This is a monster of a psych album that I have loved for years

12:55 PM, November 30, 2007  

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