Monday, July 21, 2014

Earth Quake - Earth Quake & Why Don't You Try Me (1971-1972 west coast acid rock - 2003 Acadia edition - Wave)


Earth Quake was born out of the fertile Berkeley high school music scene (as were another of the band's eventual Beserkley labelmates, The Rubinoos). The band's lineup, as heard on both of these albums was John Doukas, Robbie Dunbar (older brother of the Rubinoos' Tommy Dunbar), Stan Miller and Steve Nelson. They honed their late '60s/early '70s rock at countless frat parties and free concerts in Provo Park (the latter being a pivotal venue that hosted numerous free Sunday shows), bridging the divide between late '60s jams, soul/R&B and tighter radio pop. They were equally adept at kicking out 9-minute guitar rockers as they were at catchy 3-minute pop and rock.
Hooking up with Matthew "King" Kaufman as their manager, they landed a deal with A&M and recorded a debut that had been practiced hundreds of times in endless gigs. The result is incredibly tight, both in the playing and singing, but with the sort of casualness born of familiarity. The album's nine tracks, all reproduced faithfully on this CD, show off both the band's chops, and the high quality of A&M's production team. The followup LP expanded slightly on the band's sound, with guests providing keyboards and horns that add a soulful edge (ala The Rascals) to a few cuts, but guitar-rock remained at the core.
The band's later albums on Beserkley are probably better known to most fans, but these two early issues are a great look at the band's original late '60s essence and the turn from the more elastic rock on the San Francisco scene into more concise forms. (By hyperbolium - Earth, USA) 

Tracklist
01. Tumbleweed
02. Distance Between
03. Summer Song
04. Things
05. Guarding You
06. Wind Keeps Blowing
07. Look Out Your Window
08. Blurry Eyes
09. Tickler
10. Bright Lights
11. Light Befre The Blindmans Eyes
12. I Get The Sweetest Feeling
13. Trainride
14. See What My Love Can Do
15. Why Dont You Try Me
16. Riding High On Love
17. Live And Let Live 


Credits
Robbie Dunbar - Guitar, Electric Piano & Vocals
John Doukas - Vocals
Stan Miller - Bass & Vocals
Steve Nelson - Drums & Vocals

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Crow - Mosaic (1971 US Strong Bluesy Hard Rock - Flac)


Minnesota's Crow were one of those bands who made an impressive dent in the charts early on, only to be victimized by a ruthless business and left in disarray before they could truly capitalize on their success. Led by Dave Wagner, this quintet flourished in the midwest for several years under the guise of 'South 40', before changing their name in 1969. That year, Crow bypassed an offer from Atlantic Records and signed with the smaller Amaret instead. This decision marked the beginning of what would eventually cause the band to implode. Their debut, "Crow Music" was issued that year and quickly their first single began its run up the Billboard charts. "Evil Woman" (which was later covered by Black Sabbath) went on to be the band's highest charting single. Despite the grand entrance the band had made, Amaret was unable to market the band properly due to their financial limitations and soon the band's momentum began to wane. Crow hurried into the studio and released "Crow By Crow" in 1970, which did not measure up to the success of their debut. A few singles made low chart entries and the album quickly vanished from distribution.

This album, "Mosaic" was released the following year and features some of the band's most memorable material. With Wagner's gritty vocals falling somewhere between Jim Dandy Mangrum and Janis Joplin, the material here is fiery and driving. Bearing a strong bluesy hard rock feel, each of the nine cuts smolder with a passion that borders on spiritual. Despite the quality of the songwriting, this album sank without a trace and the band fizzled by late 1972. It's sad because alot of the band's early material had been saddled with horn sections, which was forced upon the group by Amaret Records. The band were never happy with the change of direction and it is this album where the band finally return to their true sound. Unfortunately, it was a case of too little too late. Adding insult to injury, the band's three albums have never seen reissue. Luckily, this clean vinyl rip will provide listeners a chance to hear the band at its most distilled and clear. Try this out....you'll dig it.

Tracklist
01. (Don't Try To Lay No Boogie Woogie On The) King Of Rock & Roll (2:22) 
02. Easy Street (4:48)
03. Yellow Dawg (2:54)
04. Sky Is Crying (5:41)
05. I Need Love (4:08)
06. Keeps Me Runnin' (2:48)
07. Watching Can Waste Up The Time (3:53)
08. Satisfied (4:56)
09. Watch That Cat (5:11)
10. Let's Not Say Goodbye (4:52)
11. Something In Your Blood (Bonus Track) (2:37)
12. Mobile Blues (Bonus Track) (3:22)
13. I Want Sunshine (as South 40) (Bonus Track) (3:10)


Credits
David Wagner – Lead Vocals 
Dick Wiegand – Guitar  
Larry Wiegand – Bass & Vocals 
Dave "Kink" Middlemist – Keyboards & Vocals
Denny Caswell – Drums, Percussion & Vocals 

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Spirit - Paramount Theatre - Seattle - Washington - KSIW-Broadcast - 1971-12-31 (Flac)

Disc One
01. Radio Comment > Something You Must Say (9:40) >
02. Nature's Way (2:53)
03. Just Care About Me (8:02) - (tape flip, 3 seconds are missing)
04. Hey Joe (9:02)
05. Improvisation (11:32) >
06. Veruska (3:15)

Disc Two
01. Going Away Somewhere (5:23)
02. Tow The Line (5:46)
03. It's All The Same (14:29)
04. I Got A Line On You (3:52)
05. Set Me Free / Comment (9:33)

Credits
Randy California - guitar, vocals
Ed Cassidy - drums, percussion
John Locke - keyboards
John Arliss - bass

This is one of the most intense Concert by Spirit. Powerful and perfect in Harmony. It's a Radio-Broadcast-Show.
The Sound Quality is near excellent Hey Joe is incredible.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Liquid Smoke - Liquid Smoke (1970 Great Us Hard Blues Rock - Flac)


If you ever see a CD simply... buy it!!! Don't worry who it's by or what it costs or anything like that for the moment, buy it. Take it home and stick it in your player, then set the program so you miss out the first two tracks. Never mind why, just do it anyway. Make sure that all breakable objects are firmly secured and turn the volume up regardless of what it was to start with.
It was extremely hard to find CD version, that almost impossible! digitally remastered edition of this album the This is another great day For me I . Even though it took me a lot of time ...(finally I found many thanks Nel,my friend) Yeah it was on my wish list for a long time, more such music, and the world will be better... I remember when I heard for the first time this album, it was like new beginning, for me wow, fantastic, marvelous feeling!
For over 30 years of listening to music, I had not thought it is something that can surprise me, oh how wrong I was!
I did not know those guys, I read that this band existed. Granted, it's amazing playing, powerful, solid, sound organ of Hammond B3,those guitars,dirty heavy vocals.. has long, not heard the such a galopady.... mhhmm it was something new and different form, different scale, the level at which few could climb wonderful abum !
LIQUID SMOKE American psychedelic blues rock band emerged in the city of New York in 1969. Their debut LP, "Liquid Smoke" was released in 1970 on AVCO Embassy Records in the US (AVE-33005 Stereo) produced by Vinnie Testa... to record CD were used Original US pressing from '70 and is not a later reissue of any kind!
Also, for a brief time during this period, Mike Archuleta were putting together a band with Vince Martell, Guitar (of Vanilla Fudge fame) but, the band only played out once (for some local political rally) This album holds, psychedelic sounds, use of vocal harmonies and a blues-rock line,rich,strong sound rare at the 60s-70s heavy obscurities,with great organ Hammond B3 and psychodelic guitars. the New York band's sole self-titled album is classified as very rare consisting of original material written by Vince Fersak and some covers. I wonder if the Black Crowes heard the version of "Hard to Handle" on here because their version sounds awful close. But on this album it's the originals that are the best, with some nice fuzzy rippin' guitar and cool organ runs. 
Among the tracks on the album include "Let Me Down Easy," "Shelter of Your Arms", "Warm Touch" or versions of Otis Redding, "Hard to Handle" and the famous James Brown, "It's a Man's World". The album also includes their single “I, Who Have Nothing” a cover of the Ben E. King hit, which reached nr.82 on the list Billboard. The song, originally by Ben E. King, was written by a partner Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, and met successful versions of Tom Jones and Terry Knight and the Pack.
It 's a pity that I have not heard it in the early '70s, today belonged to the canon of my music. Fantastic, melodic, predatory, nostalgic, romantic, everything I love in music is on the album, I listen and listen and listen and I miss those times ...long time no one gave me no such pleasure in music. These 9 tracks are incredibly, amazingly captivating. When I see these forgotten albums, forgotten artists, it is easier on my heart, because it shows that there are people in the world for which, in it's culture and heritage are extremely important. Music is part of human culture, and that band created the foundations of rock music, now a component of our culture. I still have chills, surely I will take him on a Desert Island and to hell with the rest...hehehe 
After issue the album "Liquid Smoke"band ceased to exist.(By Adamus67) 


Tracklist
01. I Who Have Nothing (Leiber, Stoller, Donida, Rapetti) - 3:18
02. Lookin' For Tomorrow (Vince Fersak) - 4:30
03. Hard To Handle (Otis Redding, Allen Alvoid Jones, Jr., Alvertis Isbell) - 3:43
04. Reflection (Vince Fersak) - 4:00
05. Warm Touch (Vince Fersak, Sandy Pantaleo) - 3:31
06 . Shelter Of Your Arms (JerrySamuels) - 4:05
07. Set Me Free (Vince Fersak) - 4:55
08. It's A Man's World (J. Brown, Betty Jean Newsome) - 5:10
09. Let Me Down Easy (Vince Fersak) - 4:2
10. He's A Good Ol'Boy 0:29

Credits
Sandy Pantaleo - Lead Vocals
Ben Ninnman - Keyboards
Mike Archuleta - Bass
Vince Fersak - Lead Guitar
Chas Kimbrell - Drums


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