Monday, December 03, 2007

OK here we go! Got some cool stuff this week. Next week how about some acousticy folky stuff. We haven't had a folk music week in a long time!

Can - Cannibalism No. 3
Ok I know it says "Can" on the cover, but this isn't a Can CD. It's a compilation of tracks from solo albums released by Can members Holger Czukay, Michael Karoli, Jaki Liebezeit, and Irmin Schmidt. Nothing here sounds particularly Can-like, but every track is strong, eccentric maybe, but not a weak track on this.

Bitrate 320 w/covers Part 1 Part 2

Deep Purple - The Early Years
Fourteen tracks from Deep Purple Mk I, that is the first three albums, either remastered or previously unreleased versions. Not just another compilation, this thing is actually awesome, especially for a Deep Purple fan!

1. And The Address (2003 Remix)
2. Hush (1968 Monitor Mix)
3. Mandrake Root
4. I'm So Glad (2003 Remix)
5. Hey Joe (2003 Remix)
6. Kentucky Woman (Alternate Take)
7. Listen Learn Read On
8. Shield
9. Wring That Neck (BBC)
10. Anthem
11. Bird Has Flown
12. Blind (2003 Remix)
13. Why Didn't Rosemary
14. Lalena (Instrumental)

High VBR w/scans Part 1 Part 2

Hampton Grease Band - Music To Eat (1971)
Hampton Grease Band was a group from Atlanta Georgia USA that somehow got signed to Columbia Records and made one of the worst-selling records in the label's history. This will appeal to lovers of weird rock, with it's strange songs, bizarre lyrics that are screamed, whispered and spoken - and outstanding musicianship. These guys were probably way ahead of their time, but had little commercial potential. Will be too strange for most listeners I think, but worth checking out, as this is a seldom seen album.

Bitrate 256 w/covers Part 1 Part 2

Mott The Hoople - Live Fillmore West, San Francisco (1970)
Sounding like a bootleg, this is a legitimate release using mono soundboard tapes provided by Overend Watts. Mostly from their first US tour, with four tracks from their second US tour, and an unreleased studio track recorded during the sessions for "Mad Shadows". The sound quality of these live tracks may be a little lacking but every Mott The Hoople fan will appreciate the performances, including some on-stage patter. What it must have been like to hear these guys then - they were an awesome live act. The booklet has got some great stories in it.

1. Angel Of Eighth Avenue
2. It'll Be Me
3. Walkin' With A Mountain
4. Whiskey Women
5. Darkness Darkness
6. No Wheels To Ride
7. Rock 'n' Roll Queen
8. At The Crossroads
9. Keep-A-Knockin
10. Thunderbuck Ram
11. Laugh At Me
12. You Really Got Me
13. The Wreck Of The Liberty Belle

VBR w/scans Part 1 Part 2

Release Music Orchestra - Bremen 1978
Great jazz/rock fusion from this German band, who had a couple tracks on the "Brain Festival Essen" albums that I posted a few months back. The music is very sophisticated, similar maybe to Passport or contemporary Weather Report.

Bitrate 192 w/covers Download


Peter Frohmader - Musik Aus Dem Schattenreich (1981)

Michael from France sent this to me, and it is just as the title says "Music From Shadow Realm". A couple of the early tracks feature crashing guitar chords, pounding drums, and weird, pulsing, cyclic electronic sounds. The last track features some tasty bass. The balance of the material is strictly electronic, evoking the coldness of deep space, or the moon rising over the pyramids. Or just a bad, bad feeling, a feeling of ominous dread. Hard to describe, I don't think anything I've heard is comparable to this. I have a feeling that if classic Amon Düül II and Magma got together and they all had the same bad trip, this music sounds like something they might come up with. Dark and eerie, I think this probably needs more than one listen to really get it.


Stoneground - Stoneground (1971)

How about something a little more upbeat? My god that last one was spooky! This great hippie band featured the voice, guitar, and songwriting skills of former Beau Brummel Sal Valentino. But he was only one voice. This band of Bay Area hipsters had four female singers, and no less that six different lead vocalists on the ten tracks on this album. The photo on the back cover shows about a dozen people on stage! Every song is great, whether it is gospel rock, funk, R & B, power ballad, whatever. My favorite track is a Sal Valentino tune, "Colonel Chicken Fry". No wait, it's the cover of Rev. Gary Davis' "Great Change Since I've been Born". Maybe "Looking For You"! Well like I said they're all great. If you like 70's West Coast hippie music, this is a forgotten gem.


Anyone's Daughter - Adonis (1979)

"I have been a big fan of this act for some time now and still rank them as one of my all time favorite prog acts. Anyone's Daughter mix gentle vocal harmonies with some superb progressive rock elements. Uwe Karpa adds some beautiful and tasty guitar leads which seem to blend to perfection with Harald Bareth's bass and lead vocal. Anyone's Daughter offer both English and German lp's and Adonis happens to be one they elected to sing in English . Although Adonis does certainly contain a rather awesome amount of great progressive moments, the major highlight still remains the title epic track "ADONIS" (27 mins). Musicianship is very high here and Anyone's Daughter are very easy to listen to and get into....the music is sophisticated but remains very much in control and many different moods swings. At times I get a very strong underground German feel to the music which I love. To this day Harald's voice still remains one of my all time favorites and the music of Anyone's Daughter is essential in your collection....Highly required and is very intelligent music..." (Wonderful World Of Progressive Rock)

Part 1 Part 2

Spektakel - Spektakel (1974)

Precursor band to the German group "Schicke, Fuhrs, Frohling", this awesome symphonic rock was recorded in 1974 and wasn't released until just a few years ago. The music is similar to that done by SFF, if you haven't heard them, think maybe a combination of King Crimson/Van Der Graaf Generator. Four l-o-n-g tracks coming in at just over an hour, loads of Mellotron, Hammond organ & Moog, and brilliant guitar solos from Heinz Fröhling. No overly long solos, all the instruments combine to give great jam-oriented, atmospheric soundscapes.

Part 1 Part 2

OK see you later!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That Hampton Grease Band album is truly one of the most bizarre LP I ever heard...and I heard stuff even more twisted than this!

I saw this posted up on the "Lost-In- Tyme" blog too, and even the guy who posted that album admitted it was a hard one to listen to.

If you folks out there want to feel time stopping on its track, hear it for yourselves.

What I like to know is.....if this was the 2nd worst selling record in Columbia Record's history as they stated....Dear Lord, what was the first one like!!!


1:33 AM, December 04, 2007  
Anonymous Mark said...

Liam! You rock! Thanks for Deep Purple - The Early Years! Merry Xmas and a happy new year to you also! :))))))

11:37 AM, December 04, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Moin moin Garcolga,

I've been looking for the Release Music Orchestra for ages ... thank you very very much, absolutely great.


11:48 AM, December 04, 2007  
Blogger Sadness said...

What do you have for Xmas,, i`m sure its arrived a big 3 weeks early..thanks so much for the albums..especially Spektakel
you r so right about this album ..its great
All best and have Great xmas and new years...

12:52 AM, December 05, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello! Thx for Release Music Orchestra this is great music!Is there more from this music?
Sithlord from Hungary

7:39 AM, December 05, 2007  
Blogger fuzztunnel said...

In these days of download-everything-in-sight, sometimes it's hard to ever get a chance to appreciate the "growers." The albums that disappoint, annoy, or leave cold on a first listen but that over time reveal themselves to be masterpieces.
The Hampton Grease Band is such an album. If you give one album this year a chance to really sink in, let it be this one. The first time you hear the tune "Halifax" you'll probably hate it. The fifth time you hear it, some of the passages might bring you to tears they're so good.
Thanks for the quality rip; I only had this on scratchy, ticky, poppy vinyl.

7:51 AM, December 05, 2007  
Blogger propylaen2001 said...

How long have I been searching for this Release Music Orchestra album?
Man, I am greatly indebted to you forever.


7:27 AM, December 06, 2007  
Anonymous phaedra said...

Hi, just back to say how brilliant I find "Popol Vuh - In den Gärten Pharaos " Stunning- Great album.
Thank a lot; it's really first class.
By the way Popol Vuh also did the music for the great German Dracula film "Nosferatu" with Klaus Kinski

take care!

3:26 PM, December 06, 2007  
Blogger Roderick Verden said...

Gracolga, do you have Arktis, "Last Arktis Tapes"?
Thank you. Cheers

4:11 AM, December 08, 2007  
Blogger fuzztunnel said...

By the way, Garcolga, have you heard Glen Phillips's (HGB's guitar player) solo album "Lost at Sea"? Mindmelting stuff.

10:26 AM, December 08, 2007  
Blogger Leonel Garcia said...

Hi Garcolga,

Loved Hampton Grease Band, never heard of them. Thanks.


9:36 PM, December 08, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the live Fairport & also all the other great records! Thanks again for J.Spencer's "Teenage Darling". I'm about to post a huge amount of Fleetwood Mac boots at Groovy Fab & It's Psych. Take a look if you wanna. All the best, S.ZENI.

6:53 AM, December 26, 2007  
Blogger zafreth said...

Please my friend reup the Mott live i only have part 1


8:09 AM, March 22, 2009  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi zafreth - sorry, I don't have those files any more!

9:51 AM, March 22, 2009  
Blogger V ! said...

Release Music Orchestra is simply brilliant! Thank you for making available this ONE!

8:40 AM, December 22, 2009  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hello V!

3:36 PM, December 22, 2009  

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