Monday, November 20, 2006

Talix - Spuren (1971)
Way back in May, maybe June, I put out a call for this German rarity, and never heard a word until a little over a week ago, when I heard from "Dave K" who said he had a CDR of this and would rip it, scan the covers and upload it!! This has never been officially released on CD and the vinyl goes for big bucks - we all owe "Dave" a big thank you. The music - nothing here is going to shock anybody, but this is great vintage prog, very quirky, mostly based on guitar and saxophone with lashings of keyboard and flute. German vocals sound jarringly poppy at times - this may take a few listens to get into!! This was their only release as Talix - they renamed themselves Pinguin and released a real nice keyboard-based album called "Der Grosse Rote Vogel" (posted 7-5-06).


Family - Anyway (1970)
This is the fourth release from one of Britain's best bands of the 1970's. Roger Chapman's vocals may be an acquired taste, but I think the music they made is nothing less than powerful. Charlie Whitney's guitar playing is remarkable - his solo on "Lives and Ladies" is so damn good right on the mark. The original LP release had eight tracks, four live and four studio. This reissue has three live bonus cuts, including a version of "Part of the Load" that is twice as long as the original.

Part 1 Part 2

Can - Paris 12 May 1973
Disc One: 01 - Whole People Queueing (36:38) 02 - One More Night (9:08)
Disc Two: 01 - Spoon / Stars & Lines (32:09) 02 - Vitamin C (13:44)

Holger Czukay - Bass
Michael Karoli - Guitar
Jaki Liebezeit - Drums
Irmin Schmidt - Keyboards
Damo Suzuki - Vocals

Part 1 Part 2

Woody Kern - The Awful Disclosures Of Maria Monk (1969)
I found this sweet little obscurity on e-bay by accident while I was searching for the book the album is named after. British group Woody Kern's only album was out of print for 30 years, and their main claim to fame seems to be that the bass player was with Roxy Music for 8 months in the 1980's! The music is a little bit prog, a little bit psych, and a little bit "British Blues" in the vein of Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation. Great use of flute and saxophone, some real nice lead guitar. All in all a real solid effort which doesn't deserve the obscurity it has had all these tears. All fans of vintage British rock will enjoy this one!

Part 1 Part 2


Blogger giorgio said...

Thanks for this great album...I wonder do you have more krautrock like -
TYLL - Sexphone 1975
PROSPER - Broken Door 1975
SUB - In Concert 1970
SAND - Golem 1974

1:14 AM, November 21, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

happy thanksgiving from NYC

6:52 AM, November 21, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Liam, great stuff in the "new days in April". The MindFuck album is great!!!
I have message for Giorgio: Writte me an email and I send you the links for the Tyburn Tall and the SUB albums. They both belong to my favorite !!!

cheers Mates

1:03 PM, November 21, 2006  
Anonymous Dobi said...

Sand - Golem is already in the archives, search as Sand - Ultrasonic Seraphim. It's a double cd, the first one is Golem.

6:11 PM, November 21, 2006  
Blogger Tucker said...

When I click the "download" link, I
cannot get past the Megaupload Premium
bar to get to the download link itself.
Trying to close it takes me to another
site and clicking on the bar takes me
to another site - how on earth do I get
to the link below it? Thank you.

7:28 PM, November 21, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Garcolga,
I would like to thank you very much for all the great music that you share. Keep it up and fuck the haters!
Best wishes

3:46 AM, November 22, 2006  
Anonymous Gordon said...

giorgio: The sub album is over at

Thanks garcolga, Gordon

11:03 AM, November 22, 2006  
Blogger Tucker said...

Nevermind my other post - I finally got around the banner to the link - many thanks!

2:19 PM, November 22, 2006  
Anonymous Pedro-Portugal said...

Many thanks for Family-Anyway remaster post!
Do you have some more Family remasters+bonus tracks please!?
I don't search too the boxset from them released in 2005 "Old Songs,new songs",i think there are 4cds set!
Many thanks once again,from Portugal-Krautrocker Pedro

7:06 AM, November 24, 2006  
Blogger mulungo said...

Hi Garcolga
Glad to see you back

"keep the faith"

6:14 AM, November 26, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


It would be nice, if you could post the links for the tyburn tall and sub albums


Dear Garcolga

Many thanks for your work

My best wishes

3:54 AM, November 27, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank You!!!

It's always a treat to see what new nuggets are up for grabs.

6:15 AM, November 27, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you put:
Hiro Yanagida - "Same", "Milk time"
"Hiro cosmos",
TAMAM SHUD- Evolution, Goolutionites And The Real People(1969-70),
Little Free Rock (1969).
I searched in all blogs and there were no results :-(

Piotr from Poland
Thanks a lot

7:14 AM, November 27, 2006  
Anonymous Gordon said...

Hey, great Can show. Would love to have been at one of their concerts.


11:22 AM, November 27, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brilliant particularly Whole people queueing! I see you are inundated with requests but do you have any solo efforts by the members of can, particularly Holger Czukay stuff? I am bit slow with technology but given instructions I'd gladly share some of Damo Suzuki's stuff.

3:17 PM, November 27, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks very, very, very much for this Can Concert!

It's superb!

If anyone knows where I could find Can - Cannibalism 2, please let me know! It was posted at Chocoreve but deleted the same month. And I looked all over and didn't find anything! Found the other 2 in the mule.

If someone knows a good DC++ hub where I can find this album and other good stuff, please, write me!

David Miller

3:40 PM, November 27, 2006  
Anonymous megaloaf said...

hey liam, thanks for the can concert, just discovered it.. hope it's better than the colchester one where it sounds like they're hitting pots 'n pans.. still interesting, though.. see puschkin put up rite time and flow motion, 2 great albums.. this is a little more esoteric, and well, what i've come to expect from yr eminence.. now here's a strange one, been trying to capture it for years, and it seems a fascinating amalgam of musicians (though i have to say i'm a sucker for anything holger, with the possible exception of canaxis, didn't like it then, still don't.. although it was revolutionary, using field recordings, at the time), the album's name is rastakrautpasta, moebius, czukay and roedelius, i think, am sure you're familiar with it.. thing seems so damn hard to track down.. any chance?

4:07 PM, November 27, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Mega Olaf,

tell it your lucky day ... Rastakraut was just uploaded in another blog.

Here are the links:
PW: krautrock

Fasten your seat belt - wish you a pleasant flight.

The old dirty leecher ARF

8:42 PM, November 27, 2006  
Anonymous megaloaf said...

brilliant sound on the can concert!.. get this can fans! it's fantastic!.. thanks a mill on the links, liam, you're a bloody magician.. wait?.. didn't i say that, godsend? (anthony)

7:30 AM, November 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

here are those links...enjoy it...

pass: hammondfreak

Cheers Mates

9:31 AM, November 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For Piotr from Poland! I have Tamam Shud 2-on-1 CD (with both albums) & Little Free Rock. I'll post them on my blog asap. I also have a rare Tamam Shud live CD. Let me know if you want that too.

11:44 AM, November 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Dear Friend, Liam
Today in the morning I returned home from a tiresome flight, then I checked my E-Mail desperately hoping to receive any message from You. You can not imagine how much You made me happy when You be so kind as to send me Your new address.
OK, You're back to rock my heart and soul again and I'm ready.

God Bless You

4:05 PM, December 20, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taï Phong - Taï Phong (1975)!
Le groupe de Jean-Jacques Goldmam!!!
thanks! thanks!
Celine Dion works with this Guy when she makes a french album

10:23 AM, March 29, 2007  

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