Monday, March 17, 2008

Guy walks into a bar. Er, nevermind!

Various Artists - Heavy Nuggets (2007)
Given away free with the Dec. 2007 issue of Mojo Magazine, this started showing up in used CD stores almost right away - some people have no taste! Well I got one and this thing smokes, every single track is great. You know how when you make your own comps, after a couple listens there's always a track you wish you had left off, and used a different one? Well this comp is perfect - even the track by Slade, a band I have pretty much ignored all these years, is hot. Anybody know where the selection by The Move, "Don't Make My Baby Blue" came from? I'm just asking because it is awesome!!

1. Terry Reid - Tinker Taylor
2. Pretty Things - Old man Going
3. The Open Mind - Magic Potion
4. Mighty Baby - Egyptian Tomb
5. Second Hand - Rhubarb!
6. Leaf Hound - Freelance Fiend
7. Atomic Rooster - Night Living
8. The Move - Don’t Make My Baby Blue
9. Slade - My Life Is Natural
10. Possessed - Climb The Wooden Hills
11. Procol Harum - Long Gone Geek
12. Blossom Toes - Peace Loving Man
13. Luv Machine - Witches Wand
14. Pete Brown and Piblokto - Aeroplane Head Woman
15. Warhorse - Solitude

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These Trails - These Trails (1973)
OK it's time to mellow out a little with this awesome album of psychedelic folk from Hawaii. Great songs. beautiful harmonies, some really alien sounding stuff rubbing shoulders with more traditional material. Not really "Hawaiian" sounding, more like some Brit folk band that was really from Hawaii. Or something. This is really unique - ethereal and dreamy, with odd song structures and arrangements, awesome female vocals courtesy of one Barbara Morgan who also wrote most of the songs. This is Acid Folk with a capital "A". Then a Capital "F" I guess.

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Creative Rock - Gorilla (1972)
First album from this German band that doesn't sound all that "German". Very much in the vein of American acts like Blood Sweat and Tears or Chicago or even like the British band Colosseum. Very jazzy with a great singer, lots of brass and an awesome rhythm section. No guitar shortage though, some good stuff in that department along with some nice flute here and there. If you are into horn-rock this is right up your alley.

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Exmagma - Exmagma 3 (1975)
Recorded in 1975 and only released a few years ago, this is more of the experimental, avant-garde, inventive jazz rock that this German trio is known for.

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Faithful Breath - Back On My Hill (1980)
"The origins of Faithful Breath are somewhat obscure. Originally they were a symphonic rock band, in fact one of the earliest of the genre in Germany. Their debut album FADING BEAUTY has indeed justly become revered as a classic, having lengthy side-long suites, composed of a melodic, oft-sedate and dramatic rock, driven on by vast washes of keyboards (lots of Mellotron and synthesizers) and lengthy involved instrumentals, merging in with mysterious songs with a science fiction fantasy concept. Several years on (and after many line-up changes, in fact they were a guitar/keyboards/drums trio at one point) they returned with the album BACK ON MY HILL, which presented a less esoteric but still interesting rock music with contrasting LP sides: one of shorter hard-rock based tracks, and the other a lengthy suite spurred on by majestic Mellotron orchestrations. [bonus track on this CD]" (The Crack In The Cosmic Egg"

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Troya - Point Of Eruption (1976)
First posted this a long time ago but have since gotten the CD so this is a fresh rip with scanned booklet. Anyway this is soft symphonic rock comparable to their German contemporaries like Epidaurus, maybe Novalis. Cosmic Dreams calls this a "minor classic"

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OK that's it then - see ya.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks good to me liam, your word is gold! thanks, anthony

4:49 PM, March 17, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Blog!
DON'T MAKE MY BABY BLUE by The Move is from their 2nd album SHAZAM. It's a great album.

8:19 PM, March 17, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello! Thx for Creative Rock and Faithful Breath !!!
Sithlord from Hungary

11:56 PM, March 17, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great blog and great contributions! THANX

Is there any chance to upload "Burundi Black - ST". It's very hard to find any information about this LP/CD.

3:02 AM, March 18, 2008  
Blogger andre said...

Great Upload Again.My Spezial Thanks for Troja in good Quality.

5:14 AM, March 18, 2008  
Blogger Fran Solo said...

Music, covers, the paradise of vinylman! Thank you, Garcolca!
Long live your blog!

7:08 AM, March 18, 2008  
Blogger Beathoven said...

High there

The track Don't make my Baby Blue is from their second album "Shazam" on Repertoire.
Great album.
Thanx for the Heavy Nuggets post.
Check out for more great music.
Cheers and goodnight from Belgium.

2:24 PM, March 18, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Troya were very good!

A big Thank you from Greece

2:43 PM, March 18, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great thanks from Poland.@gargolca-man you are Great!Thx for Troya

2:46 PM, March 18, 2008  
Blogger Dr. Bell Otus said...

Hello L
As always, all good stuff ...

The Move - Don’t Make My Baby Blue, as someone said above, is from their Shazam album from 1970, the 2nd or 3rd Move album.

Creative Rock is superbe, a very good surprise to me ... a sound more American than German, without any doubt.

Well, what could I say ?!


Best regards from Azores Island

4:22 AM, March 19, 2008  
Blogger Bilek said...

GarColga, you never cease to amaze me! Just as I was runnning out of my hopes to find an album for myself as I scrolled down (should I mention I'm a "kraut-freak"?) I bumped into this deligthful reissue of the obscure Faithful Breath album! Man, this Garden of Delights people did a great job. And the bonus track is the icing on the delicious cake!!!
Troya is another treat. an obscure gem, despite the rather poor sound quality (I thought this remaster would do some good, but alas..). Anyway, even the full cover scans were worth the trouble!
I hope other "freaks" like me take note of these rare delights and do themselves a favour :)

(P.S. back to the Popol Vuh remasters, please :) )

8:57 AM, March 20, 2008  
Blogger Conspiracy Theologian said...

Thanks for the Sharks, Salem Mass and Stonewall posts! Looking forward to checking these out!


2:42 PM, March 23, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These Trails is an excellent album.

7:12 PM, March 23, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One more time, the most of the bands are, for me, totally unknown.
So I discover always and always.
Thanks for sharing.
You're a good man.

10:57 AM, March 26, 2008  

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