Thursday, June 07, 2007

Hello - three more volumes of the Texas International Pop Festival this week, plus some other cool stuff. Here we go and don't forget to leave a comment - you can say thanks or whatever in any language.

Texas International Pop Festival Vol. 4 - Rotary Connection
1. Lady Jane
2. Ruby Tuesday
3. Stormy Monday / The Whole Creation / Stormy Monday
4. Sunshine Of Your Love
5. Let The People Talk

Minnie Ripperton - vocals; Sidney Barnes - vocals;
Jon Stocklin - guitar; Ken Venegas - organ;
Jeremiah - bass; Bobby Simms - drums

Part 1 Part 2

Texas International Pop Festival Vol. 5 - Santana
1. Evil Ways
2. You Just Don't Care
3. Shades Of Time
4. Jingo
5. Treat
6. Soul Sacrifice

Carlos Santana - guitar; Greg Rollie - keyboards, vocals;
Dave Brown - bass; Michael Shrieve - drums;
Michael Carabello - percussion; Jose Areas - percussion


Texas International Pop Festival Vol. 6 - Led Zeppelin
1. Train Kept A-Rollin'
2. I Can't Quit You
3. Dazed And Confused
4. You Shook Me
5. How Many More Times - part 1
6. How Many More Times - part 2
7. Communication Breakdown

Robert Plant - vocals; Jimmy Page - guitar;
John Paul Jones - bass; John Bonham - drums

Part 1 Part 2

Various Artists - Brain Festival Essen (1977)
This is a first-class vinyl rip of a 2 record set, featuring artists on the Brain label, performing at a festival in Essen, Germany in 1977. There is also a double album from the festival in 1978 - I'll put that up in a couple weeks.

01 Gate - Friedrichstr. 18 - 7:19
02 Novalis - Wer Schmetterlinge Lachen Hort - 9:11
03 Release Music Orchestra - Rico - 6:50
04 Jane - Expectations - 5:39
05 Jane - Out In The Rain - 6:06
06 Message - River Field - 5:38
07 Guru Guru - I'm Really Into Rock 'n' Roll, Man - 4:46
08 Guru Guru - All We Need - 5:44
09 Ruphus - Second Corner - 6:32
10 Ruphus - No Deal - 7:43

Part 1 Part 2

Fraternity Of Man - Fraternity Of Man (1968)
Fraternity Of Man is probably best known for the track "Don't Bogart Me" which appeared on the soundtrack for the film Easy Rider, which is on here, but for some of the rest of the album, you'd swear you were listening to some early Mothers Of Invention. In fact there is a cover of Zappa's "Oh No I Don't Believe It". Guitarist Eliot Ingber had been in the Mothers during the recording of "Freak Out", and would later become Winged Eel Fingerling in Captain Beefheart's Magic Band. This is some great L.A. psychedelic/weird rock - the drug references in the often funny lyrics are over the top. These guys loved their pot. Paranoid about the police too. If the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers had a favorite band it was probably Fraternity Of Man.


Guru Guru - Känguru (1972)
Känguru is Guru Guru's third album, and possibly the best featuring the classic early line-up of Mani Neumier, Uli Trepte, and Ax Genrich. Consisting of four tracks, ranging from 10 to 15 minutes, there is a wide variety of things going on here - weird humor, power chords, jazz phrasing, spacy jams, chaotic noise - and some great rock. One of the better albums from rock and roll's most insane "power trio".


Electric Sandwich - Electric Sandwich (1972)
I uploaded this and then realized that I had posted it already, last July! Well screw it - here it is again!!
No historical information is known about Electric Sandwich, though they are reputedly ex-Vinegar. Typical of many Krautrock bands of the era, they drew on a wide range of influences: jazz, blues, psychedelia, etc., and molded their own fusion with that typically cosmic yet powerful edge. Their sole album is oddly balanced, opening with the lengthy Xhol/Kollektiv-like instrumental "China" with excellent electric sax, and thereafter establishing a more unique brand of song fronted by a gruff vocalist, in a blues and jazz accented progressive blend. Really, every track on the album is different, though a recognizable Electric Sandwich style does ride throughout.


Home - The Alchemist (1973)
Home were formed in London UK in 1970. The band were centred around the fine guitar work of Laurie Wisefield, and the voice of Mick Stubbs, the band's principal songwriter. They released three albums between 1971 and 1973. The first two albums contained competent and reasonably original songs, some with progressive leanings.

It was however the third album, "The Alchemist" which was the band's masterpiece. This concept album is one of the forgotten gems of progressive rock, telling a tale of supernatural events and the reaction of those placed in fear by them. Musically, the album sees the band taking an enormous leap forward. Sadly, the momentum was lost as quickly as it came, and "The Alchemist" proved to be Home's final album. (biography taken from

- Mick Cook - Drums, Percussion, vocals
- Mick Stubbs - Guitars, piano, lead vocals
- Cliff Williams - Bass guitar, vocals
- Laurie Wisefield - Electric guitar (lead), Acoustic guitar, steel guitar, vocals


Van Der Graaf Generator - Bless The Baby Born Today (1971 + 1976)
This boot is short and sweet.

BBC In Concert
Excellent quality broadcasts

1. Killer 11:06
2. Darkness 7:16
3. La Rossa 9:59
4. Still Life 7:24

Tracks 1-2: July 12, 1971
Tracks 3-4: April 30, 1976

Peter Hammill - vocals, David Jackson - sax,
Hugh Banton - organ, Guy Evans - drums


The Move - Sound Of BBC (1967-1968)
Great compilation of broadcasts from BBC and Danish TV. Quality is OK, keep in mind these are 40 years old, from television!

1. Don't Throw Stones At Me
2. Open My Eyes
3. Walk Right Back
4. Falling Forever
5. Curly
6. She's A Woman
7. Lightning Never Strikes Twice
8. Hello Susie
9. Time Machine
10. Brontosaurus
11. Sound Of Silence
12. Night Of Fear
13. Kilroy Was Here
14. Hey Girl
15. I Can Hear The Grass Grow

Tracks 1-11: BBC, 1967 & 1968
Tracks 12-15: TopPop, TV-Byen, Gladsaxe, Denmark, May 20, 1967


OK that's enough for this week - see you later!


Anonymous tucker said...

Excellent stuff, as always - your taste and your generosity are both exemplary - MANY thanks. Sure would have been nice to have been at that Brain Festival (what a great label) - I was 18 at the time, but half a world away!

8:48 PM, June 09, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the VdGG boots, one of my favorite band!
The Essen'77 seems very interessant, i could hear Novalis cos' i hesitate to buy the selftitled album (i have the choice with PFM!)

3:29 AM, June 10, 2007  
Anonymous Kikas said...

You're an amazing usual, all great stuffs. What can I say?! Thank you, thank you, thank you...
God bless you L.
Best regards from Azores Islands

7:28 AM, June 10, 2007  
Blogger ionplayer said...

Like they said - more good stuff in one post than you find on some blogs! Thank you, esp for VDGG.

6:24 PM, June 10, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Liam!
Thanks for being generous & caring.


1:49 PM, June 11, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy Shit! this is awesome, many thanks from a big Move fan!!!!

3:55 PM, June 11, 2007  
Blogger progfreak said...

nothing more to say than thanks!!!

6:43 PM, June 12, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Garcolga, many thanks for TIPF series. Superb!!


11:25 PM, June 12, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salue Liam,
Thank you so much for the Van Der Graaf Generator compilation, just
there's a mistake with the 1st track. Ok,its words start with
"Killer lives inside me..." but it's not the "Killer" song from
"H to He, Who Am the Only One" album but "Man-Erg" from "Pawn Hearts" album. Anyway, both songs are the reel masterpieces!



7:39 PM, June 14, 2007  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi tucker - thanks for the comment, much appreciated!

Hi anonymous - you're welcome!

Hi kikas - always nice to hear from you, thanks.

Hi ionplayer - you're welcome!

Hi Behnam - you are very generous and caring too, to leave so many nice comments, and not just here. Thanks.

Hi anonymous - You're welcome!

Hi progfreak - You're welcome too, thanks for taking the time to leave a comment!

Hi Pep Sonic - Thanks for the comment and you are definitely welcome. (Check out Pep Sonic's blog, in the links on the right)

Hi Gerin - well what are you going to do, those bootleggers! Thanks for letting us know!

8:41 PM, June 14, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


The track number 5 from "Texas International Pop Festival Vol. 5 - Santana", is WRONG!!!
"Treat"? NO! "PERSUASION"...YES!!!
Thanks a lot for this post and congratulations for your hard work,dude!
Greetings from Brazil,Miguel.

10:46 PM, June 14, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there! I downloaded Tortilla Flat yesterday - fantastic album (being a flute lover...). Just, I can't believe that the last two tracks are played by the same band?! They have nothing to do with the rest of the album, and the songs aren't listed on the cover? Is it really Tortilla Flat, because if they played both these styles, boy, what a band! Thanx, Lazy.

7:06 AM, June 15, 2007  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi Miguel - thanks for the info!

Hi Lazy - Yeah I don't think those last two tracks are Tortilla Flat - But they were were in the file when I got it a few years ago so I left them, just in case!

7:28 AM, June 15, 2007  
Blogger Salty Dog said...

Hi there,

Looking forward to listening to Texas International Pop Festival - The Rotary Connection. This one really stands out among the rest of your great selection this week.

I discovered 70's (psych) soul a couple of months ago... It's becoming really hip (again) nowadays!

So thanks for this post.

4:19 AM, June 16, 2007  
Blogger mad4music said...

Hello! Just a quick note to say how much I'm enjoying these Texas International Pop Festival recordings. Thanks so much for sharing these (and all of your other great offerings too). Looking forward to hearing more of the TIPF!

10:56 AM, June 16, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Liam, thanks for the Home album - though I think I need to listen to it some more it's not an easy listen - also Led Zep they are always amazing .. and thanks for reminding me about the Free Fall blog, I just got something there I'd been looking for. - Julie

11:06 AM, June 16, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi again. I'd really appreciate it if anyone could identify the band whose two songs are on Tortilla Flat's cd 'fuer ein 3/4 stundchen' (posted in April 2007). Thanx, Lazy.

11:06 AM, June 16, 2007  
Blogger Residentevil2 said...

Thanks for HOMe excellent.

11:30 AM, June 16, 2007  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi Salty Dog - I've been seeing Rotary Connection around for years but never paid much attention until recently - they really were good.

Hi mad4music - Glad you're enjoying them! Thanks for commenting.

Hi Julie - You're right about that Home album.

Hi Lazy - Good luck, I'm curious now too!

Hi Residentevil2 - You're welcome man - and thanks for taking the time to leave comments!! It's feedback from people like you and the rest here that keep me going. Well that and the fact that nobody in my real life cares about this stuff LOL!

4:55 PM, June 16, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many Thanks From a Major Move Fan!!!


11:47 AM, June 20, 2007  
Blogger Zakk said...

Hi Garcolga

I'm so glad I finally found you back. I've been missing your superb blog since you left your former address.

Many many thanks for the Home album. I had this vinyl diamond long ago. But something must have gone wrong with the track listing. I am sure the original album had 12 tracks and now I see only 11, though there is no music missing as far as I can hear (it is at least 25 years since I last heard it). Would you mind and sort this out?

I will certainly keep coming back. Keep the good thing going!

With love,

10:30 AM, June 24, 2007  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi Zakk - You're right track 12 is missing. Like I said, I got the album from another blog - I wonder if he left it out to keep from having to split the archive. Anyway, a buddy on SoulSeek had it:


12:34 PM, June 24, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Led Zepp are fabulous. Thank you very much.

12:33 AM, June 25, 2007  
Blogger 1Surfrider said...

Thanks for the Tejas Pop stuff, I saw all these bands a couple of weeks later in Laurel Maryland (Laurel Pop Fest) along with the Mothers J Beck, Tull etc.

Thanks for the memories, I appreciate it.

Ever heard Peter Kaukonen's Black Kangaroo?

Excellent record if you can find it, this crowd would love especially at 320K, my copy's at 96K (blimey!) or I'd send it on.

Thanks again.


3:39 PM, July 09, 2007  
Blogger Cuddlybear said...

Cargola, thank you very much indeed for posting the Move, Sound Of The BBC.

The sound on this is excellent, considering the vintage of these tracks.

I also never thought I'd hear the Move covering the Beatles, with She's a Woman

Take care and God bless.


Northern Ireland

6:23 AM, August 20, 2007  
Blogger Larts said...

Quiet Sun is quite magnificent. I have a vinyl copy with no sleeve. Thanks.

10:45 AM, November 10, 2007  

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