Monday, November 05, 2007

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Colosseum - Live (1971)
As live albums go, this is probably one of the best - originally released as two LP's, this CD version has a bonus track. These guys were virtuoso musicians and you can tell they really enjoyed performing. Energetic and classy, this thing sounds great 36 years later. This is an awesome album of progressive jazzy rock and everybody really should buy the CD and add it to their collection.

High VBR w/scans Part 1 Part 2

Elfenbein - Made In Rock (1977)
Obscure three-piece German band Elfenbein put out one album of straight-ahead, Anglo-American sounding hard rock. Nothing spectacular probably, still an enjoyable slab of bluesy rock a little boogified at times.

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Samurai - Samurai (1971)
Samurai, with the addition of one member, was essentially the same bunch that made the third album by Web, the great "I Spider". Since Dave Lawson, later of Greenslade, wrote most of the material on both albums, this is the logical follow-up to "I Spider", there's even a live track of "Concerto For Bedsprings" as one of the bonus tracks. Anyway, this is heavy duty progressive rock with a lot of classical and jazz influences. A real nice piece of prog history.

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Quiet Sun - Mainstream (1975)
While all the players on this are excellent, the stars of the show are guitarist Phil Manzanera and keyboardist Dave Jarrett. Sometimes mellow and sometimes dramatic, this seems to be a blend of the "Canterbury" sound and Space-Rock, and will appeal to fans of jazzy prog and to lovers of space rock.

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La Düsseldorf - Viva (1978)
La Düsseldorf was formed by Klaus Dinger and Hans Lampe after the breakup of NEU!. Their second album is a real gem of late 70's krautrock, the music is brilliant and powerful, clearly having NEU! influences, but also maybe some of the attitude of 70's punk! The last track, the 20 minute long "Cha Cha 2000" is a krautrock classic.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES:

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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Moira - Moira (1984)
Also known as "Reise Nach Ixtlan", the second release from hopelessly obscure band Moira is a monster of Krautrock fusion. Neither of their albums has had a legitimate CD reissue, and I was lucky enough to locate a rip of a bootleg CD, there is at least one real bad vinyl rip floating around. Mostly straightforward instrumental jazz-rock dominated by a Hammond organ, Moog, and some great guitar playing, some incredible drumming and brilliant bass playing. The second track is a short piece with only flute and percussion. Favorite track is "Einsame Schatten", the only track with vocals. Man these guys were good.

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Sergius Golowin - Lord Krishna Von Goloka (1973)
Sergius Golowin was (is) a Swiss painter (responsible for the original cover painting of Ash Ra Tempel's 'Seven Up' as well as his own sleeve) and a friend of Walter Wegmuller. The sessions for this concept album in late 1972 were arguably the start of all the Cosmic Jokers-related sessions between 1973 and 1974. It brought Wallenstein together with Klaus Schulze and Witthuser & Westrupp. The 'Lord Krishna von Goloka' album really sounds like a cross between the styles of the participating musicians (the cue word here is "space"!!!): Floyd-like space rock (Wallenstein), electronic spacious effects (Klaus Schulze) and traces of cosmic folk (Witthüser & Westrupp). Add that to the talents of a certain Jörg Mierke and the mostly spoken, mysterious lyrics of Golowin, you've got the album in a nutshell. Not as trippy as Seven Up, but certainly out on a limb, featuring three continuously running tracks likely to shuttle you into far distant realms of space...! Of course this record is a necessity for Ash Ra Tempel, Cosmic Jokers, Schulze and Wallenstein fans (and I figure there ain't a few!). Fans are also in need of his album's logical successor: Walter Wegmuller's large scale opus 'Tarot', featuring most of the musicians above and more [posted 1 October 2006]. The next logical step was to be the Cosmic Joker sessions. (Cosmic Dreams At Play) (My rip @ 320 w/scans)

Track listing

1. Der Reigen (16:34)
2. Die Weisse Alm (5:49)
3. Die Hoch Zeit (19:25)

Line-up

- Sergius Golowin / voice
- Jerry Berkers / electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, bongo's
- Jürgen Dollase / piano, melotron, vibrafon, triangel and guitar
- Jörg Mierke / electric guitar, organ, percussion, voice choir, flute, electronics, conga's
- Klaus Schulze / drum, organ, mellotron & electronics
- Walter Westrupp / acoustic guitar, flute, mouthharp, windspel, psalter, tablas and percussion
- Bernd Witthüser / guitar

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Jane - Cologne 1-8-77Great sounding boot of an FM broadcast by Germany's favorite melodic hard rock group.

The Band:
Peter Panka, drums, vocals
Klaus Hess, guitare, vocals
Martin Hesse, bass
Manfred Wieczorke, beyboard, vocals

The Songs:
01 Lady - 3:37
02 Radio Talk 1 - 2:44
03 Fire, Water, Earth & Air - 3:44
04 Another Way - 5:16
05 River - 4:17
06 Out In The Rain - 6:08
07 Hangman - 14:34
08 Radio Talk 2 - :49
09 Windows - 20:22

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26 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing blog. Much of it's totally over my head, but I've learned about a ton of new music just by taking a few dares. You've got quite the collection, you should write a little musical history (as if you aren't busy enough!).

6:42 PM, November 05, 2007  
Anonymous dereck said...

I have downloaded some stuff, Fob in particular was a real treat. I do apprecate your sharing this rare musici very very much. Thank you.

6:43 PM, November 05, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man I Love This site. I have been introduced to such wonderful music. Thank you very much! Sorry for not leaving comments.--- Rick

11:38 PM, November 05, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some very nice albums here, thanks.
Quiet Sun is of course fantastic -- what a shame Jarrett went back to university teaching, -- there's a zillion physicists out there, who needs another one? - what the world really needs someone who can play the electric piano well. Phil M at his best too. Matching Mole is more famous but this is really a better album.
Viva - another classic, most beautiful punk album ever.
Thanks again for all the great music you have posted.

11:44 PM, November 05, 2007  
Blogger John said...

Quite Sun is Great my Original Vinyl is almost unplayable. Many Thanks

1:37 AM, November 06, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've also gotten some amazing music from this site and have been remiss about leaving comments - thanks for all the great posts!!

4:59 AM, November 06, 2007  
Blogger 6070Rock !!!! said...

Hell cargola, every monday (some tuesdays) is time to have dreams. Keep painting our dreams !!!

ROCK ON

6:11 PM, November 06, 2007  
Blogger Larts said...

As a youth of the much- (and wrongly)maligned 70s, I think this is a grand site. I've just downloaded Quiet Sun, an album I missed out on at first. But I did have 801 Live which still gives me joy.

9:46 AM, November 07, 2007  
Blogger yurek said...

Thanks Liam for your hard work

11:19 AM, November 07, 2007  
Anonymous dr Qi said...

Hi, and thanks for yet another great post!

3:34 AM, November 08, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the blog, will be calling in on a sem-regular basis from now on.

I d/ld the Andy Fraser Band album a few weeks ago, still have the vinyl but no idea what state it is in, and this week grabbed the Paul Kossof/Backtreat Crawler @ Croyden one. Thanks for both

If you happen to come across 2 albums from the UK period of Jess Roden, an amasing singer, then I would be most grateful.

I have looked everywhere for 'The Singer not the Player' (think thats the title) .. been a while and lost it when I lost track of a friend, and 'Blowin' by the Jess Roden Band.

Keep up this great blog :)

1:07 PM, November 08, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Liam, not called in much lately as life is full so haven't downloaded either but now I thank you for Colosseum - one of my favourite bands of the late sixties; Greenslade's keyboards were great and so was Dick Heckstall-Smith's sax, sometimes double sax! Not had a chance to listen to this live one yet but The Valentyne Suite was one of my top albums. - Julie

11:03 AM, November 09, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Garcolga, I hope you're ok I'm looking for a group called Samson from U.K. and and After Shave from Switzerland.

See ya.

3:09 PM, November 09, 2007  
Blogger LeoGT said...

Hi Garcolga,

Loved Colosseum as well as their first.

Hey I have a new blog where I'm going to post my albums as well as classics and recommendations. Please visit and leave a comment.

http://leogt.blogspot.com


Leonel

9:24 PM, November 09, 2007  
Anonymous Carlos said...

Heeyy Yo soy de los que descargo algo de musica de tu blog pero creeeeeme! A veces no da tiempo de escuchar todo lo que descargo y a veces mucho menos de hacer un comentario realmente valioso sobre el disco ya que no lo puedes asimilar la primera vez que lo escuchas por lo tanto, asi como yo creo que somos la mayoria, pero con toda honestidad agradecemos todo tu esfuerzo al compartir musica que por otras latitudes del mundo sería muy difícil de escuchar y mucho menos de conseguir.
De veras muchas gracias por tu comprensión y no te desesperes por los comentarios trataré de hacerlos mas seguido pues como tu caso hay muchos otros blogs ya que hoy en dia debido al exceso de información sobre musica en los blogs es casi imposible no interesarse por otras cosas que antes no estaban a nuestro alcance
Y espero que sigas nutriendo nuestras almas con esta excelente musica por la cual agradezco estar vivo en este planeta!!
saludos!!! Desde México

10:34 PM, November 09, 2007  
Blogger LeoGT said...

Hi Garcolga,

Thanks for adding the link I appreciate it.

Leonel

12:08 PM, November 10, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i just found this blog and downloaded the pyramid album, thankss!!! i am probably gonna check out so many things, geat descriptions. thanks somuch

9:53 AM, November 19, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol, the only thing stopping me from downloading all of this immediately is Rapidshare's dl limit =D Thanks man.

12:15 PM, November 21, 2007  
Blogger Heavypsychman said...

Just want to thank you for Quicksilvwe Lost Gold & Silver 2 CD

Beaut stuff!

3:08 AM, December 08, 2007  
Blogger vanDiemerbroucke said...

La Düsseldorf - Viva : finally got this successor to Neu.
phew!
many thanks

7:51 PM, January 25, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for Jane´s album and all anothers albuns!
You´re The FGuy!

3:58 AM, February 22, 2008  
Blogger vanDiemerbroucke said...

Thanks for the Quiet Sun upload.

9:55 AM, March 17, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The file requested has been deleted by uploader - Thanks Bob

5:57 PM, January 29, 2009  
Blogger Geoffrey Perrin. said...

Fantastic site, but dude the Werwolf album is truly awful. Almost like a spinaltap parody..

12:16 AM, March 18, 2010  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi Geoffrey - well they can't all be winners!!

1:53 PM, March 18, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing all this great music, I have discovered some amazing things on your blog. Looking forward to checking out La Dusseldorf… Peace and good vibes from Ireland.

7:41 AM, May 07, 2010  

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