Monday, March 03, 2008

OK I'm back!

Necronomicon - Tips zum Selbstmord (1972)
I first posted this almost exactly two years ago! Well I finally broke down and bought the CD, this is a fresh rip with complete scans. Anyway this thing is great - complex, powerful and sinister - surely one of the best albums from early 70's Germany.

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Popol Vuh - Aguirre, The Wrath Of God (1976)
"Aguirre is an absolute masterpiece in the electronic-space genre and in all kind of meditative, celestial music. None other records in popular music can equalize this classic in term of implication in beauty. The choir played on the Moog we can hear on the title track is incredible. It's definitely transcending music, the ascending music to heaven. With the next tracks we come back to the unique and special psych-folk compositions which represents the mark of the band. Very floating and dreamy." (Philippe Blache, progarchives)

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Stonewall - Stoner (1974)
Amazing stoner rock from this New York City band - little seems to be known about them, one source says the music was recorded in 1971 and 1972, not released until 1976. Whatever, this thing rocks from beginning to end - great songs, only one clocks in at over five minutes, and that's one of the two bonus tracks. All killer no filler as they say. This one needs to be played LOUD!!

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Touch - Touch (1969)
"TOUCH may have possibly been the first American progressive rock band, although there are counterclaims from supporters of equally neglected/forgotten United States Of America and now the hindsighted claims for ZAPPA & The MOTHERS OF INVENTION. However, (unlike USA and ZAPPA) on hearing much of TOUCH’s small catalogue of progressive music one might be forgiven for saying it was influenced by the early British prog bands, but for the facts they were formed in the mid 60’s and released their only complete album 'Touch' in early 1969 in the USA/mid 1969 in the UK. In other words their music, their ideas and their special album, predates CRIMSON’s « In The Court » and the first RENAISSANCE album.

Lead by the former garage pop/rocker Don Gallucci, (inventor of the timeless Louie Louie keyboard riff in 1963 when 15, then with the Kingsmen), he brought together guitarist Joey Newman and vocalist Jeff Hawks into Don & The Goodtimes. With TV appearances, they had a pop hit « I Could Be So Good To You ». But exposed to more ambitious bands, such as JEFFERSON AIRPLANES and the BEATLES expanding the language of rock, and The GOODTIMES themselves increasing in their music maturity, Gallucci and Newman felt compelled to move away from the limitations of 3 minute pop songs. As a result the innovative, seminal and specifically, archetypal prog song, 75, was written in early 1967. Musically and name-wise Don & The Goodtimes metamorphosed into TOUCH, while their fans thought they looked and had gone weird. John Bordorano and Bruce Hauser were added on drums and bass respectively. By late 1967, (to quote the band) "they had freed themselves of musical suppression and had a release of pent up creativity resulted in a flood of new musical ideas, while hallucinogenic experiences and metaphysical philosophy had given those ideas shape". And also during the end of 1967/early 1968 they had recorded their eponymously titled album.

Praise for TOUCH’s music came from many well known rock artists, e.g. Hendrix (who part bank rolled studio costs of the recording), and Mick Jagger. Glowing endorsements as to the influence of TOUCH have been made subsequently by Jon Anderson and Kerry Livgren – see the liner notes of the Renaissance Records reissue on CD. And the album as an import, was played heavily by the DJs in the London underground clubs – where future British prog stars relaxed in the early hours of the morning, after a hard days night gigging." (Dick Heath progarchives)

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Ultimate Spinach - Behold And See (1968)
Terrific album of late 60's psychedelic rock - weird song structures, off the wall lyrics, use of unusual instruments. Reverb, feedback, drone. Second album by this band from Boston Mass is almost a perfect picture of east coast psychedelia. Very trippy, man!

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Walrus - Walrus (1970)
Only one album from this British outfit, which made progressive music with touches of jazz and blues. Lots of horns, some flute. Nice version of "Coloured Rain" by Traffic. A real solid effort.

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OK see ya!

23 Comments:

Blogger Rochacrimson said...

Hey Chris!
Any chance to re-upload the selftitle d album from LOve Cry Want in 1972?
The link was deleted :-(.
Many many thanks ,once again ;-)

4:52 PM, March 03, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many thanks for great Necronomicon and Popol Vuh album.

5:01 PM, March 03, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey GarColga, what a great blog!:)
well, may i ask a favor?
would you re-upload "Paris - Paris (1975)", plz?
the link is broken now.
many thanks again.:)

6:58 PM, March 03, 2008  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi rochacrimson - I don't know who Chris is but check on that file in a day or so.

Hi anonymous -you're welcome

Hi anonymous - check that link in a day or so.

7:48 PM, March 03, 2008  
Blogger p0nk said...

welcome back!

8:04 PM, March 03, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks again, and again!

5:54 AM, March 04, 2008  
Blogger Rochacrimson said...

I'm been confuse you with chrisgoesrock,Garcolga!Sorry!
I will be wait for this gem Garcolga!
Many many thanks,once again ;-)
Rochacrimson

10:21 AM, March 04, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Garcolga, this is a great post! I especially like Necronomicon, Touch and Ultimate Spinach - thanks a lot!

Dr. Qi

5:32 AM, March 05, 2008  
Blogger Diego... said...

Necronomicon is very, very great, indeed. I've posted it some time ago in Museo Rosenbach blog and received a lot of good e-mails.

See ya.

2:44 PM, March 05, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@Garcolga,you're doing great job MAN.Thx for Walrus:D.Cheers":}:}

5:50 AM, March 06, 2008  
Anonymous pancetta said...

that's my favorite Popol Vuh, and one of my favorite movies.

Thank you!

10:17 AM, March 06, 2008  
Blogger Neroon001 said...

after reading your review on the band Touch I just have to hear it,thank you so much one request any chance on a re-post of the band German Oak for some reason I can't get the link to work it seems to bring me to a page for uploading files I am going to hunt through the archives to see what treasures you may have thanks again for a great blog

1:09 PM, March 06, 2008  
Blogger joe v berlin said...

oh yesssss! Popol Vuh - Aguirre, The Wrath Of God (1976)- can't wait to hear this most assuredly jewel from this groundbreaking original and interesting group.
They were so sadly underrated and never got the acclaim that they so rightkly deserved. I only got to really hear them through your blog. I thank you again

Go raibh maith agut aris Liam

1:13 PM, March 06, 2008  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi p0nk - thanks!

Hi anonymous - you're welcome!

Hi Dr. Qi - you're welcome!

Hi Diego

Hi D. - you're welcome!

Hello pancetta, you're welcome!

Hi Neroon001 - thanks for letting me know the links were bad. Since posting I have purchased the CD, so now the files are much better than before.

Hi joe v berlin - thanks for the comment, always nice to hear from you!

4:24 PM, March 06, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NECRONOMICON I DOWNLOADED 1 YEAR AGO AND AT LAST I GOT IT IN A SMALL CD'S DEALER AN A GOOD PRICE, THANX FOR YOUR EFFORT IN EXPANDE THIS MAGNIFICIENT MUSIC.

8:02 PM, March 06, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for Aguirre...pt 1 was tremendous and a must listen in the wee hours. Couldn't open pt 2 though...seemed corrupted. Anyone else have a problem with it?
Thanks for providing a doorway to the German scene...this stuff completely bypassed my part of the world back in the day! Bobo

12:57 PM, March 07, 2008  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi anonymous - you're welcome

Hi Bobo - you don't 'open' part 2. When you extract the files from part 1, you also get the files in the remaining parts.

1:16 PM, March 07, 2008  
Blogger Rochacrimson said...

Aguirre is simply fantastic!
P.S:Garcolga don't forgetmto repost Love Cry Want(1972)!
Many many thanks for these Popol Vuh's remasters-a really dream!

12:48 PM, March 08, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've always heard of the band Touch but was not sure if they lived up to the hype. Will be giving it a shot. Mucho thank you's!!

->D.moose

4:38 PM, March 08, 2008  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi Rochacrimson - that link has been replaced already. It won't be reposted, go to the original post and download.

Hi D.moose!!

6:11 PM, March 08, 2008  
Blogger Rochacrimson said...

Many many thanks Garcolga!

10:04 AM, March 09, 2008  
Blogger Ieshua said...

Hi!!!
Podrias compartir nuevamente los CD's de Psychedelic Gems por favor???

Te agradecería muchisimo.

Saludos :)

1:49 PM, November 14, 2012  
Blogger GarColga said...

Sorry I no longer have those files.

1:53 PM, November 14, 2012  

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