martedì, giugno 30, 2009
Dutch underground progressive rock, sort of like a garage-band version of Focus. Unfortunately, they have this horrible singer with a seasick sea-lion voice, kind of like a bad Vegas lounge singer trying to imitate Engelbert Humperdinck and failing miserably, who absolutely spoils every song on the album.
Gamma - Darts(1974)
lunedì, giugno 29, 2009
sabato, giugno 27, 2009
venerdì, giugno 26, 2009
there are some stuff uploaded by Dh (thank you for all your upload!!!over 20 album!!!thank you again!!i'll post the other album in the next days)...now...Some kraut gems!!!
Embryo-embryos reise 1979
Embryo-Invisible Documents: Live at the 'Fabrik', Hamburg 1974
giovedì, giugno 25, 2009
well...i don't like this stuff (this album and the next seems to me very difficult to listen...in my opinion this is the wrong side of krautrock) i hope there's someone who like it! bye
STERNENMÄDCHEN & COSMIC JOKERS
GILLES ZEITSCHIFF (kraut-prog-space-rock)
mercoledì, giugno 24, 2009
We’re Late For Class here. Thanks for your support in the past. We don’t pester our blogging buddies for space every time we release something. But, for #40 - a 2-CD best of called Another Collection, we thought we might ask. #40 is streaming and available for FREE download on our blog...
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Posto questo disco su richiesta!è stata dura ma sono riuscito a trovarlo!Ottimo disco di musica hard rock-prog (anche se io forse preferisco qualche spruzzatina di hard rock in più!) Purtroppo ho trovato solo recensioni in svedese (sapete bene quanto lo parli bene no..?) quindi non ho molte altre info da passarvi! Ciao!
hi!this is a request! This is a album very hard to find of this swedish trio (similar to "the running man"group) Great prog! Unfortunately i don't have some other info (more info in swedish language to www.progg.se) Bye!
one of my friend wrote me in comments...
The band has a very talented guitarist by the name of Anders Nordh who started in a group called King George Discovery, together with a black american singer who at the time were living in Sweden.
Gunder Hägg - Vargatider (swe- folk prog 1970)
martedì, giugno 23, 2009
Stupendo disco con molte influenze musicali che spaziano dall' hard rock-heavy rock con wah wah in primo piano su molti "assolo", fino a passare per la musica psych-blues con ovvi richiami anche alla tradizione ledzeppeliniana!!
An early seventies Swiss offering that showcases some fine heavy rock with a blues tinge and some excellent guitar playing. Includes versions of Donovan's "Jersey Thursday" and a particularly manic "Sabre Dance". Classic rock.…The best of Blues rock in Deep Purple-Taste-Led Zeppelin style.The classic 4-piece outfit shows the english strength of heavy blues-rock in fusion with the psychedelic influences of other swiss bands like Krokodil or Country Lane.
BANZAI - HORA NATA (good prog-1974)
Vi piacciono gli yes?i genesis?la progressive in generale? perchè perdete tempo a leggere e non scaricate il disco? forza!ottimo prog, non stucchevole ma piacevole anche ai proggers meno famelici...le canzoni che mi piacciono sono le prime ma il resto non è malaccio...ovviamente non siamo all'eccellenza (sempre secondo i miei canoni ovviamente!) ma meritano! un saluto a tutti!
This album is quite wonderful. I must admit I was a little dubious when I saw the cover, with the band dressed in ridiculous makeup and costume, but the music is superb. The arrangements are rich, colourful, and highly textured, with a nice variation of space and density. The band are very proficient musicians, but credit must go to guitarist John McO, who was once described as the most relaxed player in Belgium. His melodic lines are really languid and engaging, and I love the way he subtly alters his tones and effects during different parts of the longer tunes. Keyboardist Peter Torfs manages to stretch out occasionally with some very tasteful solos, especially on the organ. There are echoes of Focus and Camel here and there, but this album is so well played and composed that references tend to fade as you enjoy the overall music. The recording quality is also very clear and and warm, with fine engineering. The only let down was the newer tracks tacked onto the end of the album, recorded for their unreleased second album. These few tracks are more straightforward and unadventurous, with emphasis on lyrics and vocals, rather than progressive musical exploration. But buy this if you see it on import, because it's superb.
lunedì, giugno 22, 2009
Si può comprare un disco per 1min e 56 sec di una canzone?...sentitevi Boats e poi mi direte!ho comprato questo disco proprio perchè innamorato di questa song...bellebellabellabella!
poi ovviamente ho ascoltato il resto del disco ed è un capolavoro pure il resto (consiglio le prime 4 song su tutte!)!ah...questi tizi andavano sul palco con 3 mellotrone...pazzi! buon ascolto!
Probably my all-time favourite album. The re-issued version of the CD contains 3 bonus tracks from the beginnings of a second album that, in my opinion, don't compare with the original material. If you've got the vinyl version, hang on to it - it's worth money. Watch out for drummer Pick Withers - after Spring broke up, he sessioned with the likes of Bert Jansch, Dave Edmunds, Magna Carta and Prelude before joining Dire Straits in 1978.
IRON MAIDEN -MAIDEN VOYAGE
Primo lavoro di Dickinson harris e soci...Mario te sto a prende in giro!!!(questo disco è molto meglio!)
Il genere proposto è un hard psych molto spinto che raggiunge una grandissima espressività nella canzone "Fallin" che se non toppo è la prima traccia...Mi ha fatto gradare al capolavoro ma in realtà il disco va scemando un filino nella parte finale!purtroppo ancora manca quella maturità che sarebbe venuta fuori sicuramente se questi avessero continuato a suonare ma da quello che so questo dovrebbe essere l'unico lavoro della band...a voi
sabato, giugno 20, 2009
torniamo a lidi a me un po' più consoni!
Esaudisco ancora delle richieste fattemi da un anonimo visitatore che mi ha chiesto un po' di roba!!Oggi tocca ai "made in sweden", con gli album del 1969 e del 1970. La descizione che ho fatto nel titolo penso sia la più adeguata!(un sacco di generi lo so ma questo gruppo li esprime tutti!)
Piccola richiesta (mia) Se qualche anima santa ha il disco "Suget"dei "Suget"non è che lo può Uppare? Io non lo trovo, mi manca! grazie!
Hi folks! again request! with this band! The album were recorded in 1969 and 1970 and the sound is a great prog-jazz! I have one request...there's someone who have the album
"Suget-Suget"(1979)?I don't find anything!!If you have can you upload it and give me the link in comments (then i'll post the album in main page)? Thank you!
MADE IN SWEDEN - MADE IN ENGLAND
venerdì, giugno 19, 2009
(1972-Psych-west coast rock)
Grandissimo ed ispiratissino gruppo!purtroppo hi i tempi un po stretti e vi lascio alle recensioni in inglese!
great album of seventies hard rock. Intense and inspired
Pretty good Ohio hardrawk with psycher tinges ala Closer To Home era Grand Funk. Some of it veers a little too close to prog territory but as a whole this is a stand up LP that is well deserving of it's reissue status. The obvious hit here is the single, "Who Can I Say You Are?" which is the most psych song and the catchiest as well. It mixes side two of Closer To Home with more obscure elements like, uh, maybe Brigg and Bob Smith, in a semi-amateur way that works really well. A fine addition to any psych collection
AM I THE ONLY PSYCHEDELOMANIAC WHO KNOWS THIS BEAUTY?NO.FRISBY IS AWARE OF THIS PSYCH MONSTER(HE KNOWS THE TRUTH-THE ONLY TRUTH)ITS ONE OF THE BEST ALBUMS OF PSYCHEDELIC ROCK.
CLOVER - CLOVER (west coast rock 1970)
well...One of my friends send me this stuff...i don't find any good review (and i speek english very badly to write something with a little bit of sense!)Btw is a good album with "west coast" sound..it's not excelent but good and (i think) rare...feel free to send your review! ciao!
giovedì, giugno 18, 2009
Another request...this is a experimental album by finnish band (btw...i don't like this stuff!!!)!
Ferris - Ferris (fin hard rock prog 1971)
mercoledì, giugno 17, 2009
Tiger Lily was another alleged tax scam label, this time owned and run by Morris Levy, the head of Roulette, who was supposedly connected with a well known crime family and enjoyed the dubious distinction of being the model for Hesh in the Sopranos! During its brief lifetime the label released at least 70 albums from the likes of Dobie Gray and Richard Prior, as well as a clutch of obscure psych albums which have disappeared without trace.
Day Of Doom (Tiger Lily TL14048) apart from its rocking 12-bar opener, features some of the best hard rock psych you’re likely to hear, with some outstanding flute in the Ian Anderson style and some fine synth work augmented by some strong piano and accompanying strings. Many tracks feature some decidedly jazzy interludes.
A well produced and brilliantly executed album which is sure to delight the discerning listener. Highly recommended.
BLACK PEARL- ST(1969 heavy psych)
Andiamo sempre di più sulle rarità!purtroppo non ho molte info ho solo trovato ciò che leggerete poi (ancora in inglese!)
When Moulty, The Barbarians drummer left the band, the remaining members (Fieldings, Causi and Benson) moved from Boston to San Francisco and with the addition of fellow Bostonian Jeff Morris and Molcahy and O'Connor formed Black Pearl in 1967. The bands three guitar line-up created one of the first heavy psych groups, with strong R&B roots. Their first album, produced by Lee Kiefer and Richard Moore, contained nine short tracks, with titles like Crazy Chicken, White Devil and Mr. Soul Satisfaction. It's cover was designed by Eve Babitz.
The second album was recorded live at the Fillmore West in September 1968 and contained an eleven minute version of James Brown's Cold Sweat.
Bernie Fieldings also guested on Fusion's Border Town album.
martedì, giugno 16, 2009
SALAMANDER - THE 10 COMANDAMENTS (1971 hard prog gem)
Disco particolarissimo ed oltremodo raro!l'ho scovato per caso!il tema proposto è quello di un hard rock...no forse meglio un soft prog-rock con notevoli inserti sinfonici (a mo' dei purple ma maggiormenti centrati sulla banda e non sulla orchestra...)ascoltate, vi farà passare piacevoli momenti!
A fine example of early UK symphonic progressive, this is a concept album based on the Bible's Ten Commandments. Each track presents one of the Commandments. Nice organ, guitar, and vocals. Although not credited on the album's liner notes as far as I can tell, there is also some excellent supporting horn and woodwind. Very orchestral and pastoral at times. On some tracks the narrative style reminds me of Rick Wakeman's concept albums from the 70's. On other tracks, this is very reminiscent to me of late 60's/early 70's pastoral UK folk/psych. On still yet other tracks, the organ evokes an early Deep Purple feeling. However, the Moody Blues comparisons I've read here and elsewhere are not really all that valid to my ears. For me, this is a masterpiece that I highly recommend.
lunedì, giugno 15, 2009
Hi to all! a request!
Aura - Aura (1971-vinyl rip usa funky prog)
here is the tracklist
A1Listen to Me
A2No Opportunity Needed, No Experience Necessary
A3Song of Everything
A4Show Me the Way B1Truckin'
B2Life is Free
B3Can You Imagine
Thunder And Roses - King Of The Black Sunrise
(Very good hard rock 1969)
Non so perchè ma avevo tantissime aspettative per questo disco, vuoi per la copertina che mi inspirava, vuoi perch il trio mi ricordava gli Highway robbery, insomma speravo di trovare un altro capolavoro...saranno state le mie alte aspettative ma per la verità ho trovato un disco un po' scostante...con dei pezzi di primissimo livello ed altri un po sottotono...Comunque
nel complesso non è male! capolavoro la traccia "Open your eyes".
sabato, giugno 13, 2009
Thunderduk - Thunderduk (1972)
Joe Prichard and Gibraltar - Joe Prichard and Gibraltar(superb!1974)
Very little is known about Joe Prichard or his sidekicks, except that the band, which hailed from Missouri, drew its inspiration from influences far and wide, resulting in each of the 5 tracks being very different in character, ranging from the power chords and staccato guitar breaks of the Jimmy Page variety, to the throaty sax of 12-bar blues specialists Climax Blues Band as well as the guitars of ZZ Top. There’s even a 9-minute jam a la Jethro Tull or Traffic with flute and sax giving a decidedly jazzy feel to proceedings.
venerdì, giugno 12, 2009
Spero che conosciate gia gli egg e se non fosse cos' che aspettate????sono un mix di prog e canterbury sound...certamente possono essere difficili da ascoltare ma con un po' di tentativi...superlativo il versante canterbury...siamo ai livelli dei caravan!a voi!
The Polite Force (1972)
Uttelry BRILLIANT stuff! I mean, how could you not love the bizarre and HILARIOUS "Contrasong" with it's off-kilter brass arrangement, alternating 5/8 and 9/8 time signatures and bassist Mont Campbell's deadpan vocal delivery. "A Visit to Newport Hospital" recounts the band's experiences in its "Uriel" incarnation with more deadpan vocals and funny lyrics. Egg however were no jokesters when it came to their musicianship. Dave Stewart was really coming into his own with a distinct keyboard style (chiefly Hammond organ), Mont Campbell was deveoping serious compositional ability along with his solid bass work (and playing some French Horn to boot) and Clive Brooks propelling things along in rock solid fashion. "Long Piece #3" shows them developing their compostional chops in very interesting ways, while "Boilk" shows their bravery (and/or sheer craziness) in producing a piece of what might be termed "Musique Concrete" (or organized sound), throwing in everything and LITERALLY including the kitchen sink at the beginning. Definitely not for fans of easy, safe inoffensive pop, but for those who love their experimentalism with LOTS of droll British humor, it's a treasure trove, DIG IN!!!
Egg-The Civil Surface(1974)
giovedì, giugno 11, 2009
IL 1° ALBUM!
LEAF HOUND - GROWERS of MUSHROOM (1971)
Peter French - Ducks in Flight(1978 great hard rock)
mercoledì, giugno 10, 2009
ODIN - ODIN-(1972-great prog)
One of the truly great, but totally unknown prog rock albums. For the longest time, I thought they were a British band residing in Germany, just like Nektar. Well, it turns out they're partially British, with German and Dutch musicians as well. Regardless their sound is pretty much in the early '70s British style and would fit along side many of the British bands of the time, like Quatermass, Deep Purple, Atomic Rooster, ELP, etc. The album was released on the swirl Vertigo label, and due to its obscurity, one of the more desired titles on the label. The band consisted of Jeff Beer on keyboards, Ray Brown on bass, Stuart Fordham on drums, and Rob Terstall on guitar, all credited to vocal duties, aside from the drummer. If you love the sound of the Hammond organ, this album is a total must, often Jeff Beer played his organ with fuzz tone, not unlike Deep Purple's Jon Lord, or Peter Robinson's work with Quatermass (whose style was much closer to Lord's in that band than say, when he was in Brand X, which was much more similar to Robin Lumley's). In fact the band covers a song that Quatermass covered as well. The album starts off with "Life Is Only", a totally killer piece stuffed with cool guitar and organ solos. There are some passages that bear more than a passing resemblance to ELP, in fact it's the only piece on the album to feature ELP-like passages. "Tribute to Frank" is a jazzy instrumental that brings to mind some of Zappa's instrumental works, so unsurprisingly the tribute would be to Frank Zappa. "Turnpike Lane" features a lot of wordless vocals, and at times almost reminding me of certain Italian prog bands. Of course, the guitar and organ solos are more typical of British bands. "Be the Man You Are" finds the band doing a nice, laid-back acoustic piece. Certainly the vocals are no CSNY, but still a nice piece. There's also a cover of "Gemini", which Eric Burdon & the Animals covered for their album Love Is, and for those who know, Quatermass on their one and only album from 1970. This version features an extended guitar solo that neither Quatermass (because that band never had a guitarist) or Eric Burdon & the Animals version never had. "Eucalyptus" is a rather laid-back instrumental piece with some early string synth (not exactly sure what it was, but too early for Solina, and the Eminent 310, which did exist in '72, while being made in Holland, for some reason didn't get much use outside of Italy and to a lesser extent, France). "Clown" goes back to the heavy style that is most typical for this band. The album was luckily reissued on CD, and given the kind of music this is, this album would be perfect for Repertoire Records out of Germany to reissue. Instead a small German label called Living in the Past got a hold of it, making it not as easy to get a hold of, but if you can find a copy, get it! Certainly the music is dated, the heavy organ/guitar format of the music makes it obvious that this was the early '70s, but as long as the music is great, as this album demonstrates, I don't care. Truly an amazing and forgotten gem of British prog. If you like early '70s guitar/organ-driven prog, this album is a total must.
Sahara - For All the Clowns(1975krautrock)
Favourite track Souce Part 1 and 2. Album worth a listen but not a classic. Interesting use of instumentation and interludes sounds a bit like Alan Parsons in places.
martedì, giugno 09, 2009
Great heavy rock album from these guys. Very nice cover art, too. "Reaffirmation" and "American Mother" are a couple of awesome, guitar-driven jams, and "Alabama Lady" still gets played quite a bit on classic rock stations. However, there are a couple of real clunkers, most noticeably "Molly Bake Bean," which is both poorly recorded and out-of-place on an otherwise good album.
lunedì, giugno 08, 2009
sabato, giugno 06, 2009
Kinda cool psych prog rock album, with some definite religious lyrics."Addoranne" is a mellow spacey 10 minute epic, followed by a rockin "Sharks Around Blood". Lots of nice keyboards, and some trippy psych guitar on "Space Beam".
Saint Steven - Over the Hills (us. psych 1969)
Sounds a little dated now, but not cheesily so. At the time I imagine it was fairly cutting edge stuff, but probably came on the scene at a time when psychedelia was becoming unfashionable. On the whole, not a bad album, but not a great one either.
venerdì, giugno 05, 2009
(E. Jobson-J.Wetton-A. Holdsworth-B. Bruford)
superdisco per un supergruppo!Come noterete dalle personcine il disco è bello!si!! anche solo guardando chi ci suona ci si deve fidare in partenza!
ottime canzone di stampo progressive (quella classica) Ottima e da sottilineare su tutte "in the dead of night" seguita (ma guarda un po'!)
da "By the day of light"...A voi!
I'm a big fan of Yes, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Nektar, Gentle Giant, etc., yet U.K. is my favorite prog-rock album of all time. Great music from start to finish, with performances that are often astounding -- especially from lead guitarist Alan Holdsworth, whose solos on "In The Dead of Night" and "Thirty Years" are some of the most technically intricate and inventive, yet highly passionate, guitar solos I've ever heard. The interplay between him and keyboardist/violinist Eddie Jobson on "Nevermore" is also a high point. If you're into prog-rock and have never heard this album, then I would give it my highest recommendation. It's one of those rare examples of the perfect musicians coming together at just the right time and managing to catch lightning in a bottle.
UK-1979 Danger Money (superb progressive)
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OK, here you find such a dangerous presence of one pop hit such as "Nothing to lose", but the rest is wonderful, above all the incredible "Carrying no cross", characterized by one of the best solos at the keyboards by Eddie Jobson, the creative and technical drumming by Terry Bozzio and the stunning vocals by John Wetton at his top, before choosing the mainstream music path, traced by the band ASIA!!A special mention for the title track , whose mood is in the vein of "RED" by KING CRIMSON and naturally the original "The only thing she needs" enriched with fantastic instrumental excursions!!