Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Might Of Coincidence - The Birth Of Might Of Coincidence (1971)
Only album from this Swiss psych/folk group, who recorded and released this in England in 1971. Very ethereal and drugged-out sounding, lots of flute and hand drums. This was a very crappy vinyl rip that I worked over with my trusty copy of Adobe Audition. Didn't do a perfect job; I'm no expert and I didn't want to spend my life on it, but this is very listenable, not that bad of a job I must say! Anyway, I really like this.

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Music From The Motion Picture Medicine Ball Caravan (1971)
In 1971, at the instigation of Warner Brothers, a caravan of a dozen decorated school buses and a hundred fifty or so 'hippies' made it's way across America - this is the soundtrack to the exploitative film made of this so-called 'Rolling Woodstock'. I don't think this has ever had a CD release, so this is a vinyl rip that I cleaned up a bit. Featured are some notable hippies of the day like B.B. King (!!!), Doug Kershaw, The Youngbloods, Stoneground, Delaney & Bonnie. Highlights for me are Alice Cooper's "Black Juju" and Sal Valentino's "Dreambo". I don't know how B.B. King ended up with this bunch, but his tunes on here are pretty cool.

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Amon Düül - Collapsing - Singvögel Rückwärts (1969)
Amon Düül were a huge musical collective that had a spectacular appearance in a TV show in 1968. Before they put out their first album they split though, and one half set off to form Amon Düül II. The others kept the name Amon Düül and in 1969 published the first Krautrock album ever, "Psychedelic Underground". It was very badly produced, and the music consisted of long improvisations, but after this album no other band needed to have an inferiority complex. Their second official album "Paradieswärts Düül" (1970) is much better produced and has a folky touch. The albums "Collapsing - Singvögel Rückwärts", "Disaster" and "Experimente" stem from the same session as "Psychedelic Underground" and are of similar nature; they were published after the band had split up already. (progarchives.com)

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Jackson Heights - King Progress (1970)
After The Nice broke up in 1969, Lee Jackson hung up his bass, strapped on an acoustic guitar, and started a new band called Jackson Heights. Their first album, King Progress, was a modest, restrained, affair which had poor sales. Nothing spectacular, but pleasing nonetheless somehow. There are some excellent solos but I have to say the vocals are possibly a little weak. Interesting.

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Nautilus - 20,000 Miles Under The Sea (1978)
This is the first album from Swiss band Nautilus (I just ordered their second, 'Space Storm' can't wait til it gets here!) who obviously listened to a lot of early 70's acts like Deep Purple and Uriah Heep, though this is hardly what you would call derivative. This is a great sounding disc, and it's surprising that they aren't better known than they are. The music is at times aggressive, sometimes pleasant, always strong. Great melodies and songs all the way, these guys were inspired by some great musical acts and the results are impressive.

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Indigo - Meer Der Zeit (1977)
I wasn't able to find out much of anything by this German (?) band, there seems to have been too many bands called Indigo. I did find a reference to one of their other albums, but the site obviously has them mixed up with someone else, as the personnel are completely different from what was listed. Anyway I got three of their albums from a defunct blog (thanks agamemnon!) and this was apparently their first. Standard symphonic prog with German vocals, this probably is nothing special, but it is an enjoyable listen.

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11 Comments:

Blogger Barmaleyy said...

Hi, GarColga

This is band from Austria - post Kyrie Eleison.

8:29 PM, March 06, 2007  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi barmaleyy! - That is a different band. Gerald Krampl, founder of Kyrie Eleison & Indigo, is not in the Indigo albums that I have. The Gerald Krampl Indigo is described as "New Age", which these are not.

9:20 PM, March 06, 2007  
Blogger Rochacrimson said...

Many thanks Garcolga from amon Düül-Collapsing!Very rare gem!
Thanks,pedro from Portugal

9:07 AM, March 07, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

muito obrigado pelo cd do chicken shack o meu estava incompleto banda nota 10 tem outros cds desta banda ou do spooky tooth valeu .. mama BRASIL..

7:50 PM, March 07, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brasileiro é tudo paga-pau!!
Thanks GarColga

7:56 PM, March 07, 2007  
Anonymous Acid Brain said...

Hi!
I'm just wrighting this comment to mention to you my friend that the adress of your new blog is spread all over the blog community at the recommended blog list.
I don't know if you gave permision for this. If "yes" sorry for wasting your time.
(from a friend and an continuous from the past "8 Days In April" blog-visitor)
Have a good time buddy.

7:59 AM, March 09, 2007  
Blogger Gerin said...

Many thanks Garcolga for Alex Oriental Experience. What a great music in collaboration with Czukay,
Karoli & Liebezeit from a great CAN.
Do you have anything similar to this?

Maybe you have American raga-prog group One (from 1972)? I've been searching everywhere but found nothing. The hardest one to find!

Greetings!

7:44 AM, March 13, 2007  
Blogger Heavy said...

Nautilus is excellent heavy prog. Thanks, Garcolga!

12:47 PM, March 20, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Garcolga!
I read your comment on anonymous downloaders today. Well, I hope you don't get weary of posting these MARVELLOUS pages with those GREAT music links!!!
I would love to contribute actively , and will perhaps do so in the future, but at this point in time I cannot afford to do so - unfortunately! Nonetheless, comments like this one should not disencourage you from continuing your magnificient service to a large fan community "out there" that really appreciates the outstanding job you are doing!
Keep rockin'!
Future supporter

12:49 AM, March 28, 2007  
Anonymous Roderick Verden said...

Thank you for Indigo.
Congratulation for your blog.

7:09 AM, June 09, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank uou very much for posting the Nautilus album. There is a lot of Uriah Heep influence here and this album was a very nice surprise. I hope you will post their second album soon. Thanks again.

purplehaze

11:26 PM, July 17, 2007  

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