Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Various - Pop & Blues Festival '70 Live
Originally released as a 2 LP set in 1970, this thing sports what might be one of the worst album covers ever, but is actually an awesome slab of krautrock history! The two Frumpy tracks, I think, have been used as bonus tracks on later editions of their albums, but the tracks by Thrice Mice and Tomorrow's Gift are unique to this, and the other two bands, Beatique In Corporation and Sphinx Tush, never recorded an album. Anyway I found no real info about this album on the net, but the Cosmic Egg CD has this to say:

"Originally a one day event on 19 October 1969 at the Gruga Hall in Essen, that was such a huge success that it was soon followed up by a huge three day international festival held at the Ernst-Merck Hall, Hamburg, and a further two festivals in Essen.

The Hamburg event was held over the Easter weekend in March 1970, it was attended by a reputed 17,000 rock fans. With 22 acts in all, and such talent as Blodwyn Pig, Colosseum, The Nice, Steamhammer, Warm Dust, and others, the then new and mostly unknown German acts also showed their worth, as being every bit as good, if not better. The album documenting the German acts at the March 1970 festival has extraordinary recordings from Tomorrow's Gift, some heavy Frumpy and very Blodwyn Pig inspired Thrice Mice! There are also the two virtually unknown bands: Beatique In Corporation and Sphinx Tush. In all, essential for the Krautrock and prog collector, and the ideal companion to the LOVE AND PEACE festival album" (Crack In The Cosmic Egg)

1. Frumpy - Duty (7:35)
2. Thrice Mice - Vivaldi's Revival (7:12)
3. Beatique In Corporation - Going Straight (3:41)
4. Tomorrow's Gift - Sound Of Which (19:58)
5. Frumpy - Floating (12:14)
6. Beatique In Corporation - Things We Said (5:21)
7. Sphinx Tush - Crashville (4:40)
8. Beatique In Corporation - Sunwave (15:15)

EAC-FLAC-LOG-CUE-SCANS 538 MB

Part 1__Part 2__Part 3

See ya!

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent album. Thanks!

5:03 AM, April 29, 2009  
Blogger Likedeeler said...

Listening right now and lovin it! Cheers.

1:44 PM, May 02, 2009  
Blogger Likedeeler said...

Some tracks are unbelievably good...

2:33 PM, May 02, 2009  
Anonymous Bill.Bo said...

as always: GREAT!!! your blog and the music you present. Thank you very much for all your excellent work.

may your day be sunny: Bill.Bo

11:59 PM, June 06, 2009  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi anon, Likedeeler & Bill.Bo!!!

8:55 PM, June 18, 2009  
Blogger Likedeeler said...

Hey back, music lover!

Just stumbled upon Eddie Callahan's False Ego. A precious piece of singer-songwriter rock/pop, with just the right weirdness. Dunno if it's up your alley even. If you got it however, this is the time to make yourself immortal.

False Ego can be found, but nowhere with more than a measly 160...

11:59 AM, June 19, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SORY TWO DISTURB YOU BUT Y HAVE AN HANDICAP IN MY BODY WY YOU SPLIT THE LINK IN PARTS AND NOT PUT AL TOGETHER IN JUST ONE SINGLE PART
Y HAVE NO HANDS MY WRITHNG IN MADE BY A STIK THER Y PUT IN MY MAUTH TWO WRIGTH THIS TWO YOU Y SPEND 17 MINUTES THANKS FOR YOUR TIME

2:41 AM, June 21, 2009  
Blogger wildturkey2oo0 said...

Yeah - that is one great piece of Krautrock - unbelievable good !

8:46 AM, July 18, 2009  

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