Monday, October 16, 2006

A little bit of everything again this week -

Wolfgang Bock - Cycles (1980)
If Klaus Schulze, who produced this, had an energetic young brother who made similar music, it could be Wolfgang Bock. While Bock went on to make music for Sky much later, he created this extraordinary electronic rock album in the late 70s that stands up well next to any of the giants. Cycles includes two side long pieces, the title track and the second of which is broken down into three parts, "Robsai" parts I and II and "Changes." The similarities with Schulze's 1976 album Moondawn are immense.


John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers - Bluesbreaking!
This great sounding bootleg has all the material that is known to exist of the version of the Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton on guitar. Besides the official album of course. BBC sessions, concert recordings, an Immediate Records single, and a track from a 1968 sampler album. 20 tracks in all.

Part 1 Part 2

Cluster - Zuckerzeit (1974)
Roedelius and Moebius teamed up with producers Michael Rother and Conrad Plank to make this essential album of krautrock electronica. Ten tracks featuring complex rhythms - warm, subtle, and relaxing, though this is not "New Age" music! Sometimes a little weird - in a good way.


Jodo - 'Guts' (1971)
British group Jodo had only this one album, and it was released in the USA only, to be largely ignored by record buyers. This is great, fuzzed-out, blues based hard rock. If you dig bands like Black Cat Bones and Leaf Hound, you will really like this! Great cover too.


Dzyan - Dzyan (1972)
Formed in Mannheim in 1971, Dzyan were typically eclectic for a band from Southern Germany. In fact Dzyan were always a hard band to pin down, as each album they released was quite different. The original quintet on their debut album 'Dzyan' played a jazzy form of rock, with hints of Wolfgang Dauner, flashes of Zappa's 'Hot Rats' and even some Van Der Graaf Generator styled sax-fronted diversions. All this leads to a weird hodge-podge, punctuated by strange gothic songs and experimentation with electronic effects. (The Crack In The Cosmic Egg)


Box Of Frogs - Box Of Frogs (1984)
Great blues based melodic hard rock featuring guitarist Chris Dreja, bass player Paul Samwell-Smith and drummer Jim McCarty, founding members of the Yardbirds. With John Fiddler of Medicine Head on vocals and guest player on some tracks Jeff Beck.


Embryo - Opal (1970)
Literally the birthplace of a new type of fusion, Embryo had their roots in the very fertile Munich late-60's scene. Formed in 1969 by percussionist Christian Burchard (after leaving Amon Düül II) along with other like-minded former jazz and underground musicians, the idea of Embryo was to work collectively, intuitively, and let the music evolve on its own. Early pioneering improvised sessions can now be heard on the CD reissue of their debut OPAL (with Lothar Meid on bass) which take a jazzy twist on the improvised Ash Ra Tempel or Amon Düül II type sound, freaky and inventive in the extreme. (The Crack In The Cosmic Egg)

Part 1 Part 2

Satin Whale - Desert Places (1974)
A late addition to the first wave of Krautrock, Satin Whale were influenced by many of the bands that had preceded them: Jane, Sahara, Os Mundi, et al., blending powerful rock ballads with dramatic instrumentals that featured classical and jazz elements, and a notable comparison with Camel in the use of keyboards and flute. Their debut on Brain featured lengthy tracks with surging instrumentals and quite an individual song style. (The Crack In The Cosmic Egg)


Alright that's it for now!


Anonymous brazilian proghead said...

Hi Garcolga.Thanks and congratulations for your great blog!Do you have an opinion(or the link) about Coupla Prog's Edmundo Lopez? I have the other two records and like it.Tkanks.

6:00 PM, October 16, 2006  
Blogger GarColga said...

Looks like RapidShare is having some server problems! Hope they get things worked out, this was supposed to be the 'new' RS!!

8:51 PM, October 16, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Y O U A R E A L E G A N D !!!

I have enjoyed and learned form your superb blog so much.
You keep pulling all these amazing music from out your hat time and time again! Magic!
I have been looking for Wolfgang Bock - Cycles for years.
I'm very greatfull

Sydney, Australia

10:00 PM, October 16, 2006  
Blogger Luz no submundo said...

another great week for us, thank you!

10:02 PM, October 16, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey man, thanks for the embryo.. as the guy says, you're magick.. bloomin' Aladdin's Cave come to life!!! - makes me squeamish in asking if you have any floh de cologne? thanx for all the superb posts.. u truly are the musical magus!

7:16 AM, October 17, 2006  
Blogger Vlasdance said...

You are the best blogger!
i enjoy the music very much, actually i am a fun of the same type of music..
i decided to start my own blog!!
today is my first day!

Check it if you like
maybe i have something that you would like to have also..

Thanks for everything!
Keep up the good work..

10:23 AM, October 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many thanks Garcolga.


11:39 AM, October 17, 2006  
Blogger Captain Beyond said...

Just wanted to thank you for a great selection in music! BTW, do you have Curt Cress Clan from 1975?


Cpt. Beyond

9:28 PM, October 17, 2006  
Blogger Cocaleca said...

Great stuff. Thanks!

3:20 AM, October 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After some time I tried my ex-favorite blog and it's working again...What a miracle!!! Thanks the gods you are back...
Cheers Mates

4:43 PM, October 20, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to see you're back! You're the best blog out there! Have you got the amazing Eduardo Bort? I'd love to her that. I've also been wanting to hear Froggie Beaver. Just thought I'd try my luck.

Thanks for evrything!

9:28 PM, October 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you still looking for Talix, Spuren? If so, let me know and I will upload it for you.

Also, if you have any of the following German obscurities, I would love to have them posted. Many thanks for the music.

L.S. Bearforce
Fly - Fahrt Mit Glasernon Ballon
Moira - Crazy Countdown
Nova Express - Space Khmer
Pancake - Out of the Ashes
Pancake - No Illusions
Umsonst & Draussen Vlotho '76 and '77
Umsonst & Draussen Westvlothica '78
Vlotho Winterberg '75


2:05 PM, October 23, 2006  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi MZ - thanks for the kind words!!

Hello Luz no submundo - You're welcome!

Hi anonymous - sorry no Floh De Cologne!!

Hi Vlasdance - looks like your blog is off to a great start, I linked to you, hope it helps!!

Hi Gilles - nice to hear from you, and you're welcome.

Hello Captain Beyond - you're welcome & I'm sorry nothing by that band.

Hi Cocaleca - thanks for the comment. Great blog!!

Hi Mates - welcome back!!!

Hi anonymous - sorry I've never even heard of Eduardo Bort or Froggie Beaver!

Hi anonymous - Yes! I'd love to hear that Talix album. If you have the covers too that would be fantastic! And I'm sorry but I don't have anything by any of those bands!

2:39 PM, October 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Long time fan. I am now just getting around to the artwork part of all this. I stupidly thought I wouldn't ever need it. So I deleted it. Now, as I try to google and such, the Artwork, I find you have some stuff so obscure that it doesn't exist anywhere but your archives. Any chance of setting up a very rudamentary photo/artwork section?


your fellow boisian

3:17 PM, October 23, 2006  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi fellow boisian - wow! Sorry, no chance of that happening!

If you will e-mail me though with a list of what you need covers for I'll see what I can do. Click on 'view my complete profile' by the picture of Frye to get the e-mail address.

5:35 PM, October 23, 2006  
Anonymous cristian said...

Stevie Ray Vaughan Live Bootleg in High Fidelity Sound:

Disc 1:
1. The House Is Rockin'
2. Tightrope
3. Look At Little Sister
4. Let Me Love You Baby
5. Texas Flood
6. Leave My Little Girl Alone
7. Wall Of Denial
8. Willie The Wimp

Disc 2:
1. Superstition
2. Cold Shot
3. Riviera Paradise
4. Life Without You
5. Crossfire
6. Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)

Be carefull. no pass. no abuse

9:00 PM, October 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you for all the great music.
people who like the krautrock on this site-check out the garden of delights record label. they are reissuing some excellent old german albums.
but the reason i am writing is, i am sure you know, but i discovered this morning that a lot of the links (especially the older ones) don't seem to be working.
i think this is because of the whole rapidshare move, but just letting you know.
i only found your blog recently so i was sort of working my way up to the present from your oldest postings.
thank you once again for introducing me to some sweet music i would otherwise not have the chance to hear.

6:07 AM, October 25, 2006  
Anonymous brazilian proghead said...

somebody asked for EDUARDO BORT...
I'm searching for COUPLA PROG's "Edmundo Lopez"

4:17 PM, October 25, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey cheers for the embryo, i saw them at an abscure german festival in the middle of the black forest last this year, they played all night!! cheers.

3:55 PM, November 08, 2006  
Anonymous Mike B said...

Hey, thanks for the Cluster!

Good to see you started up again.

3:09 PM, November 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi 8.

Welcome back to the jungle. The blog is alright. The comment is more for you. Success and pleasure in the new 8.
For Satin Whale, is maximum note. I have this one by Germanophon (with original cover) and the LP by Brain with this cover, in the collection Rock on Brain). For me is the best work by the quartet and saddly, the other titles haven't the same quality.

Andre Eldo-Pop

5:27 PM, December 20, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi 8.

Welcome back to the jungle. The blog is alright. The comment is more for you. Success and pleasure in the new 8.
For Satin Whale, is maximum note. I have this one by Germanophon (with original cover) and the LP by Brain with this cover, in the collection Rock on Brain). For me is the best work by the quartet and saddly, the other titles haven't the same quality.

Andre Eldo-Pop

5:27 PM, December 20, 2006  

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