Sunday, July 06, 2008

Nutz - Nutz (1974)
If you like British hard rock from the 70's this first album from Nutz is hard to beat. Released last year for the first time on CD, I was shocked at the great sound - I'd had a version on mp3 that I'd been listening to that didn't do this thing justice at all. These guys recorded four albums from 1974 to 1977, and they got it right the first time out. Despite building a loyal fan base and touring at various times with Black Sabbath, UFO, and Budgie, these guys never had any commercial success, their albums didn't sell well at all.

Their first album was an interesting and varied affair in which the band played with several different styles without losing their identity. Many of the songs use acoustic or progressive rock introductions to lead into blues-rock pieces, sometimes in very inventive ways. There are also some very successful progressive folk songs, a direction the band dropped after this album. It's a shame, as the catchy, carnival-like "Round and Round" suggested that this band could have done some fine things with the style. It's a track that bears repeated listening, the parade-ground drumming overlaid by acoustic and electric guitars and a simple but urgent vocal line. Here and throughout the album the vocal harmonies are impressive, more so than on any of their later works. For me though the highlight is the second track, "Ain't No Thanks To You", it's fecken awesome. A brilliant album of hard but not too heavy 1970's rock. The four bonus tracks are from 1977's "Nutz Live Cutz", by this time they had added a keyboard player.

Tracks:

1. Poor Man
2. Ain't No Thanks To You
3. Spoke In A Wheel
4. I Can't Unwind
5. Can't Tell Her Why
6. As Far As The Eye Can See
7. Love Will Last Forever
8. Light Of Day
9. Round And Round
10. Joke
11. Seeing Is Believing (Bonus Track)(Live)
12. Loser (Bonus Track)(Live)
13. Pushed Around (Bonus Track)(Live)
14. You Better Watch Out (Bonus Track)(Live)

Personnel:

Dave Lloyd - Lead Vocal, Guitar
Mick Devonport - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Keith Mulholland - Bass Guitar, Vocals
John Mylett - Drums, Percussion
John "Rabbit" Bundrick - Piano & Organ, tracks 5 & 8
Chris Hughes - Brass, track 10
Kenny Newton - Keyboards, tracks 11 - 14

EAC-FLAC-LOG-CUE-SCANS (600dpi) 455 MB

Part 1__Part 2__Part 3__Part 4__Part 5

Comments have been real sparse lately, only one for that great album last week? WTF? Anyway, see ya.

17 Comments:

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11:59 AM, July 07, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank U Garcolga for all the nice albums you post on the blog.

I' ve been looking for ages to listen to Nutz. Hope you post some more of them.

1:56 PM, July 07, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi the man...
many many thanks for all your work.
I like those lossless postings more than the old ones at mp3.
One record a week is also quite enough.
Go on.

3:30 PM, July 07, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like someone took it on themselves to delete this weeks offering. I only managed the first RAR before the lot were deleted. I guess it was inevitable that the dickheads would become aware. :(

frumpy

4:05 AM, July 08, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, I too have been searching for this album!

drmusic

8:55 PM, July 11, 2008  
Blogger JAJBlog said...

Using massmirror or sharebee is a very good idea to increase the life of the links. Don't give up.Thank you.

dsotm

3:29 AM, July 12, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Sir or Madam,
This is to salute your return to the blogosphere.
As to Nutz, nice cover.

Dr. Dream - Idaholand

2:56 PM, July 13, 2008  
Anonymous lumpensamler said...

Appreciate your efforts with the loseless format a mill, don't appreciate the fact that the album comes as a single file. I usually pick my fave tunes and plug in to my ipod but with this system it doesn't work. And no, i never got the hang on how to use those programs cutting files.

5:03 PM, July 13, 2008  
Blogger GarColga said...

Thanks for the comments!

Hi Gary.

Hi lumpensamler - sorry but all of my rips will come that way. It's pretty much the standard format for high quality releases. Have you tried the "CUE Splitter" in the links section on the right hand side of the blog? It's pretty simple - just open the program and navigate to the .cue file and "split". After, don't forget to delete the original .flac file.

5:35 PM, July 13, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great!

& what about Nutz Too?

thx

2:13 AM, July 14, 2008  
Anonymous lumpensamler said...

Ok, i'll give it a try (again then) hehe, maybe i'm just to damned stupid to understand but i never got a hang of it. Keep up the good work done here :-)

2:44 AM, July 15, 2008  
Anonymous lumpensamler said...

HELL MATE !! It was easy and worked superb, i must have missed this program in my tryouts for the most dumb ass around. THANX A MILLION.

3:12 AM, July 15, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me and many guys in my country Brazil , are very happy cause you return to post again and decided to continue with the nice work you´ve beem doing. I downloaded many interesting bands I never heard before in my 45 y.o listening rock from the seventies and prog rock.
A friend of mine has a very interesting blog:
http://museorosenbach.blogspot.com/
it worths a try...
Anyway, congratulations for the nice returning...
Wagner Pinheiro

7:34 AM, July 15, 2008  
Blogger GarColga said...

Thanks, Wagner, for the kind words. I've been to your friends blog and yes it's very good!

8:29 PM, July 16, 2008  
Blogger Dr. Bell Otus said...

Like usual (now at your new rip era), a great record, with a very good rip, and also great quality covers (600ppp, well, well, well).

Thanks L, and all the best regards from Azores Islands


Kikas

9:07 AM, July 17, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shareonall is closed... Could you reupload part 4, please? THANKS

9:08 AM, August 04, 2008  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hello Kikas!

Hi anonymous - sorry I don't have the original .rar files. I'll have to reupload the whole thing, will take a day or two.

10:51 AM, August 04, 2008  

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