ALL OVER THE MAP!Previously unreleased Radio 1 sessions and other live material from 1969-1974, including tracks from versions of Blodwyn Pig that never put out an album, and a couple Mick Abrahams cuts fron 1996. Great stuff featuring one of rock's best bluesrock guitarists.
Blodwyn Pig - The Basement Tapes
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Mogul Thrash - Mogul Thrash (1971)Regular blog visitors will know that I posted the original Mogul Thrash release in December of 2005. So I'm not losing track (not yet) - this is a different version of their only album. Includes edited versions of four of the tracks from the 1971 release, plus alternate versions of six of the tracks that appeared on it. Curiously, the 'bonus track' is the same! Over 75 minutes of great progressive rock.
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Robert Palmer - Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley (1974)Robert Palmer's first solo album is his best I think, sounding more similar to Vinegar Joe than to his later solo albums. This is 70's rhythm and blues at it's best, slick, smooth and funky! A lot of help from New Orleans band The Meters and Lowell George's Little Feat.
Coupla Prog - Death Is A Great Gambler (1972)Haven't been able to find out a whole lot about this terrific German band - it seems they weren't that interested in becoming rock stars. They aren't even mentioned by the main krautrock references! Politically oriented, their energy was directed at playing rallies and benefits, there were no albums released during the band's lifetime. Rolf Peters, the guitarist and main songwriter, died of an overdose of alcohol and sleeping pills at the ripe old age of 21. These guys were good musicians, the music is rhythm and blues based, song-oriented proggy rock that can seem a little theatrical at times. All in all a great CD for krautrock fans.
Ocean - God's Clown (1976)Information on this obscure French band is hard to come by, but I did find a review of a later album on a Metal site, so I assume they changed musical direction sometime after releasing this, their first album. This is a real tasty slice of progressive rock, with English vocals, and they manage to bring to mind a more proggy Led Zeppelin, or maybe a harder rockin' King Crimson! Very nice addition to any prog collection.
Toad - RaritiesThe first time I heard Swiss band Toad a few years ago, I dismissed them as being derivative riff-rock. Well I must have been in a bad mood or something, because nowadays when I'm in the mood for some great vintage hard rock, I'll probably bust out a Toad album. I mean these guys were great! Guitarist Vic Vergeat would be a legend if more people heard this stuff. As you can tell by the title, this is all unreleased material, and it is an awesome disc - provided you like this kinda stuff. Thanks to josy for letting me know that this material is also available on a disc called "Behind The Wheels" so if you have that album, not much point downloading this.
Magma - 1001 Degrees Centigrade (1971)French group Magma's second album. I assume all Magma fans know their story so here is the link!
Cream - Final USA TourThis great sounding 2 disc bootleg features performances from Oakland and San Diego California recorded on their last US tour in 1968. No surprises, just great rock and roll. When I went to upload this I found that RapidShare had reverted to a maximum file size of 100 megs, so I had to split the file in 3 ways. If you are a Cream fan you shouldn't miss this.
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There it is! See you later!!