Monday, February 01, 2010

Toad - Yearnin' Learnin' Live 1978
"This previously unreleased live performance by Toad was recorded near Geneva in 1978. As Vic Vergeat is finely accompained by Werner Froehlich and Cosimo Lampis, the gig soars at very high levels of energy. The difference here is that at the time Vergeat was heavily influenced by black music (funky) and all that results in covers like Yearnin’ Learnin’ by Earth Wind & Fire and other funkyish stunts. You also get Tomorrow Blue, the heavy boogie rock in Down to the Bone, and of course Hendrix.The virtuosity and versatility of Vergeat’s guitar come out in full, and this is a must-have for all the fans of Toad as well as of good blues-rock."

"Swiss hard rock and blues-rock outfit Toad leaped (sorry) onto their country's charts with their debut single, "Stay," in 1972 -- paving the way for the massive Swiss metal movement of the early '80s and such notable bands as Krokus and Celtic Frost. Mainly a three-piece, consisting of Vittorio "Vic" Vergeat (guitar/vocals), Werner Frohlich (bass), and Cosimo Lampis (drums), Toad often enlisted the help of an additional lead vocalist in much of their studio work (Bens Jaeger sang lead on their debut, but departed the group as soon as recording was completed). That same year, the live album Open Fire: Live in Basel 1972 hit stores, taking advantage of the band's constant and successful touring. Tomorrow Blue followed shortly after, appearing in 1973, and the band released Dreams early in 1974. A few live albums, compilations, and studio works continued to trickle out during the rest of the '70s and early '80s, with the core Toad lineup still firmly in place. By the early 2000s, interest in the early European hard rock scene in general (and Toad in particular) led to a slew of deluxe CD reissues and collections -- the best of which were to be found on the Italian imprint Akarma.". (J. Scott McClintock, All Music Guide)

1. 'Cause You're Not
2. Yearnin' Learnin'
3. Makin' You Feel Alright
4. I'm Going
5. Behind the Wheels
6. Tomorrow Blue
7. Mama Come Back
8. Down to the Bone
9. Bring It Up
10. I Wish You Were Here
11. Usin' My Life
12. Purple Haze
13. Red House
14. Drums Solo

Vic Vergeat - Guitar, Vocals
Werner Froehlich - Bass
Cosimo Lampis - Drums

Not my rip, thanks to original uploader "thewall"
EAC-Separate Flacs-Log-Cue-Scans 386MB

Part 1__Part 2__Part 3

See ya


Blogger andre88 said...

Solid Rock Album!Thanks +Greatings

2:56 AM, February 02, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Garcolga. I hope I'm not asking too much, but I wonder if you'd consider adding another file hoster, possibly Megaupload, as free downloads from RS are rarer than hen's teeth these day. I'm not sure if it's a UK thing, or even ISP specific, but I've not been able to download anything from RS for weeks now. "all free slots are full" or some such message. :(

if you can it'd be much appreciated, and if you can't, no problem, I'm just happy you have introduced to me a lot of music that would otherwise have passed me by.


10:19 AM, February 02, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey thanks "thewall" & "8 Days"!! I have been hoping to find this title for many months. You made my day! Now looking for THE WACKERS - "Hot Wacks" title. Thank you all! Peace Guru.

4:39 PM, February 03, 2010  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hello Andre!

Hi frumpy sorry you're having so much trouble as a free user. You could buy a One-Month Premium Account for 6 Euro's and download everything I've ever posted! Cheap enough. Alternately everything I've ever posted to this blog is also on eMule.

Hello Guru!

2:40 PM, February 05, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi frumpy,

sorry, thats right !
But in the night between about 2 and 6 o`clock it`s possible --even without an account.

thnks GarColga --- you´ve a lot of hot stuff!!

6:09 PM, February 05, 2010  
Anonymous LB said...

It's definitely worth paying for a RS account. There's way too much great stuff on this site and others like it for the pain of a free account. :-)

Cheers all!

11:17 AM, February 06, 2010  
Blogger Claudião said...

Grande album. Obrigado

7:16 AM, February 07, 2010  
Blogger GarColga said...

Cheers anon @6:09, LB & Claudião!!

2:21 PM, February 07, 2010  
Blogger mick miller said...

great cd.thank you.fantastic.!!!!!!!!!!

6:35 AM, February 08, 2010  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi mick, you're welcome.

Ho CrimsonKing - I deleted your comment not because you said this is the worst blog ever - maybe it is heh heh - but you used my real name.

9:50 PM, February 08, 2010  
Blogger Sergey said...

Thank you very much! Excellent stuff

5:40 AM, February 11, 2010  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hello Sergey!!

7:22 AM, February 12, 2010  
Blogger WinterStatic said...

GarColga, thank you for all the wonderful work. I have finished going through all the archives from August 05 to now, getting whatever was still available. Enough prog to last a lifetime!

Have you ever thought about collecting all your personal reviews of albums into a pdf booklet or some sort of guide? You have a very readable style. Anyway, I look forward to future postings and best wishes to you!

10:50 PM, February 15, 2010  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi WinterStatic - damn that must have taken a while! Nope never thought about collecting my little blurbs. I love the photo you used as a banner on your blog, why don't you make some posts? Feel free to use my uploads if you want - your own blurbs, it's kinda fun. A lot of those old posts, I've never seen on another blog, and the archives aren't visited too frequently anymore - be nice to give them a new life!Anyway, thanks for the kind words and for taking the time to let me know you're out there!

3:59 PM, February 16, 2010  
Anonymous frumpy said...

Hi guys, thanks for the RS advice. I had an account for years but rarely use it now, so I let it lapse. I use FRD for downloading from filehosters and can leave it running 24 hours and still not download from RS. Still, if I wait long enough - not too long, I'm already an old fart. ;) - it all comes to those who wait.

Be good!

1:09 PM, February 25, 2010  

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