Monday, February 12, 2007

Real mixed bag this week - different kinds of stuff from England, Germany, France and Denmark.

Amon Düül - Disaster / Lüüd Noma! (1971)
This consists of some of the tapes made during a mammoth recording session in the late 60's. Two earlier albums were released from the same session, "Psychedelic Underground" and "Collapsing - Singvogel Ruckwarts". Released only after Amon Düül II started to get some attention, the members of which weren't thrilled about this getting put out. What is it, though? Experimental? Avante Garde? It surely is chaotic. Maybe it's just a bunch of hippies farting around! You be the judge.


Kraan - Andy Nogger (1975)
Kraan's third album was produced by Conny Plank, and was the first to be released outside of Germany. This group was a collection of excellent musicians, and the style of music was their own, a successful fusion of free jazz, pop, funk, and of course prog. Primarily instrumental and highly energetic. The rhythm section is almost unbelievably good, I mean they really set down some great grooves. The saxophone playing is brilliant and the guitarist is superb. Great stuff all around, highly recommended!

Andy Nogger in .flac format: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

Nekropolis - Live (1983)
Peter Frohmader's 1983 band was putting out dark, almost industrial-sounding music somewhere between psychedelic underground and avant-garde rock - if Magma and Guru Guru had a baby it might sound something like this.


The Greatest Show On Earth - The Going's Easy (1970)
Hardly a weak moment on this second release by a now all-but-forgotten British band that had a lot in common with American acts Chicago and Blood, Sweat, and Tears. If you like 'horn rock' you should check this one out.


Taï Phong - Taï Phong (1975)
This first release by French group Taï Phong, which was led by twin brothers from Viet Nam, is lush, highly melodic symphonic prog. Great keyboards, beautiful harmonies, brilliant guitar. Musicianship and production is top-notch. This is actually pretty amazing!


Chicken Shack - Accept (1970)

I have always loved this band, no matter who was in it. Stan Webb is right up there with the great British rock guitarists as far as I am concerned. When their fourth album had it's first CD issue a year or so ago, I just had to have it. I wasn't disappointed to find that there were 13 bonus tracks, B-sides and BBC material.

Part 1 - Part 2

The Old Man And The Sea - Alternative And Unreleased (1972-1973)
Fantastic prog from Denmark! Their only album was posted here on Apr 17, 2006. This bootleg is just what it says - unreleased material and alternate versions.


There you have it - as always, comments appreciated!


Blogger Mark said...

The Old Man And The Sea, Tai Phong & Chicken Shack : my picks for this week. Thanks bunches Garcolga!

10:46 PM, February 12, 2007  
Blogger Barmaleyy said...

Thanks for Amon Düül !

6:58 AM, February 13, 2007  
Anonymous Adam said...

The Chicken Shack album is great.Thanks!
Can you post more Shack's albums?

7:55 AM, February 13, 2007  
Blogger Heavy Rock said...

I've posted an unreleased Old Man And The Sea album on my blog simply called 1972-'75 earlier. It has 9 tracks. Is it the same album which you posted? Btw, they released this unreleased album officially with various other bonus tracks on Karma Music.

10:07 AM, February 13, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having lived through and delighted in the live UK blues scene I have to grab the Chicken Shack, thanks! - Julie

12:08 PM, February 13, 2007  
Blogger Heavy Rock said...

Yes, this is the same one I've posted.

12:08 PM, February 13, 2007  
Blogger panos1 said...

Thanks for chicken shack!a great one!

Just to ask if there are any chances to see their perfect compilation "in to can" uploaded?

Thanks in advance regards from greece!

5:39 AM, February 14, 2007  
Anonymous Gordon said...

Thanks for the kraan, nice mixture of styles in there.


1:35 PM, February 15, 2007  
Blogger Yann said...

Nice posts. I guess "s/t" and "wintrup" were the best Kraan's albums and "imagination lady" the best Chicken Shack. Just my opinion (-:

Greetings and peace

6:28 PM, February 15, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm having a hard time figuring out which amon duul, 1 or 2, i like more. thanks for all the hard work.

7:24 PM, February 16, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love you!!!

9:10 PM, February 16, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just to tell you that you are back into my list of favs, visited almost dayly.You had disapeared & I found you again only today.
Thanks for your blog, one of the most interesting.
Some month ago I dl High Tide, a piece of anthology.
From Brasil.FD

6:48 AM, February 17, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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3:12 PM, February 17, 2007  
Blogger GarColga said...

"I want you!! Please my love it gives a possibility to me!!"

Dude you ought to start posting these comments in your own language!

Your command of English is too poor for your comments to be shocking or even outrageous, I'm sure that's what you're going for.

Your comments are merely annoying!

5:50 PM, February 17, 2007  
Blogger panos1 said...

The best way for every bloger is to stop anonymous posts!even the good ones are a problem because you dont know what to say to whom!

Sometimes is funny sometimes not at all!

So garcolga start today!or even enable moderation and delete before this stupidity appears!

Regards from greece!

12:50 AM, February 18, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, lots of neat albums in this update. That Kraan album is especially enjoyable. As usual, thanks for all the wonderful music!

5:04 PM, February 24, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanx for your shares ! You're great !


2:53 AM, February 26, 2007  
Blogger Gerin said...

A month ago I downloaded Greatest Show on Earth's Going's Easy elsewhere but the link was from your site. Thanks Liam, I've been long time looking for this disc (I lost it in 70-ies). What a mighty voice & sound on Borderline, like a hundred fright-trains going from one ear to the other. It should be played very very loud! A pure energy!!!
Right now my ears are at the point of
explosion! Great, man!

8:31 AM, April 01, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The greatest thanks for The Greatest show on earth:)from Mirasleep!!!

8:47 AM, April 02, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


for the Wild Turkey... My Vinyl is completely worn out... cannot find this album (or the other one)anywhere... still looking for all the Gentle Giants... You ' re the BEST THANK YOU! THANK YOU! for Houston

8:35 PM, May 29, 2007  

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