Monday, March 19, 2007

UFO - UFO Live (1972)
Originally released only in Japan as "UFO Lands In Tokyo", this is a real nice performance, featuring material from their first two albums, "UFO 1" and "UFO 2 - Flying". This will not appeal to fans of the Michael Schenker-era UFO, he came on board the next year. Guitarist on this and the other two releases is Mick Bolton, who was much more slow-handed than Schenker. Unfortunately his playing lacked the commercial appeal of Schenker. Part boogie-based hard rock and part space rock, this early incarnation of UFO was innovative in ways that the later band never was.

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P2O5 - Vivat Progression Pereat Mundus (1978)
Great album of German hard rock, a little on the mystical side. I actually first posted this way back in December 2005! Well, blog visitor Franz from Deutschland thought the rip was a little lacking sonically, possibly due to a worn stylus, so he purchased the 180 gram vinyl reissue and ripped it himself @ 320. I have to say his version does sound better. OK way better! He also photographed the covers for us. Thanks Franz for this first-class share! Edit: forget all that, this is Franz's rip of the remastered CD with bonus tracks.

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Moolah - Woe Ye Demons Possessed (1974)
This is a very strange album, the work of two guys - Walter Burns and Maurice Roberson. A variety of keyboards, percussion instruments, found sounds, studio funny business, tape loops, weird voices - truly a subversive underground classic. From an out-of-print Japanese 'gray-market' CD reissue. The reissue LP can still be purchased. One reviewer describes this as "America's Krautrock album"! The performers say this is a "a cosmic rock relaxation creation to elevate sensory awareness to include the aura of intuitive perception of higher realm of human/divine consciousness using the astral body projection experience vehicle to pierce time/space/logic dimension barriers on the return voyage to the ultimate concept."

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Prosper - Broken Door (1975)
A private release from this German band, this is some excellent psych/jazz/prog. A real conglomeration of different styles, from symphonic rock to acoustic ballads, jazz fusion to space rock. Some awfully tight guitar playing from guitarist Evert Brettschneider, who was also a member of jazz group The Contact Trio. More than one listen will be required to fully appreciate this. Great stuff, this is a real treasure.

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Eela Craig - Missa Universalis (1978)
The fourth album from one of Austria's best prog bands is an ambitious though probably less than successful attempt to place a Roman Catholic mass in a progressive rock context. Unlike similar earlier attempts by The Electric Prunes (Mass in F Minor-1967) and German band Os Mundi (Latin Mass-1971, posted Jan 30 2006) this seems overtly religious with what may seem to be some preachy bits. Sung in four languages - if you can ignore (that is if you want to) the Christian messages what you have is some elaborate, complex symphonic prog.

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11 Comments:

Blogger ARF said...

Liam - you are just perfect. I'm wandering around in (music) blogger country since about 1,5 years, visiting your site reglary - but you always surprise me again. Very good taste, very fine selection of rarest material, well prepared with a short story, perfect files with best tagging and artwork.

I'm more after Krautrock but this UFO-file is a crown juwel. Many, many thanks for this one - I'm a big fan of pre-Schenker UFO ....

Only one question left - will there sometimes (Krautrock) Pancake - No Illusions on your agenda ??

10:05 PM, March 19, 2007  
Blogger ARF said...

btw

You are still listed (again ?) at the gravy bread.

8:11 AM, March 20, 2007  
Anonymous Franz said...

Thanks for posting P2O5!
Best music deserves it to be posted in best quality on the best blog around ;-)
Greets to all who like it!
Keep flashin' on!
Franz

10:13 AM, March 20, 2007  
Blogger ARF said...

Problem with the Pancake is solved. Have read your comment about Covers at the given place, so you have found it too. Thanks for your support.

3:24 PM, March 20, 2007  
Blogger Joe said...

Hey Liam, I seem to recall seeing a link for an e-copy of Vernon Joynsons book - Tapestry of Delights on a site in late 2006.
Was it here ? Its driving me crazy trying to find it.
Best wishes as always

2:43 PM, March 21, 2007  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hello arf - Thanks. Yes, it's true - I am perfect - thanks for noticing.

Hello Franz - thanks again!

Hey Joe - where you goin' with that gun in your hand? Hehe. I posted that book thing on March 12, 2006 - look in the archives.

3:34 PM, March 21, 2007  
Blogger fuzztunnel said...

MOOLAH!

4:00 PM, March 21, 2007  
Blogger Joe said...

Thank you Liam, do you mind if I post the link(without reference to source -I know from our previous contact that you want your blog to stay hidden - at TF).
I think the TOD would interest many bloggers. If you say no I wont do it

...Well Im going back down to Mexico where a man can be free now ...
I said hey Joe! ...there aint going to be no hangman putting no noose around my neck now...DE DE DE De De Dring DRUM drung CHUG CHUG ..... which version Love or the Leaves !!! -AAAHHH! Johnny Echols

12:55 AM, March 22, 2007  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi fuzztunnel! Yeah MOOLAH!!

Hi Joe - I don't mind. I think I actually got it from ChrisGoesRock, way back when he was doing torrents.

6:45 AM, March 22, 2007  
Anonymous CARLOS said...

Thank you for your wonderful job at this blog
Even though I dont download very often (firewall problemas at workplace), I do admire your collection of great sounds.

Keep on spreading good music
A great THAN YOU from Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL

CARLOS

2:40 PM, March 28, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that moolah record is a monster. it's a dreamy sounding record with heavy moments. thanks for posting it.

6:03 PM, March 28, 2007  

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