quinta-feira, 2 de julho de 2015

VA - Greasy Truckers Party 1972

VA - Greasy Truckers Party 1972 - 3CDs -  2007

From AMG
The Greasy Truckers Party, as a double-LP set, was the Great White Whale of many a music lover's collecting efforts in the 1970s and '80s -- always talked of being sighted by others and ever-eluding the best efforts. So in 2007, some 30-plus years later, the idea that the original eight-track master tapes had survived, and could be retrieved and -- more to the point -- would be retrieved by someone who cared enough to do something with them (and, equally important, had the time and budget with which to do anything with them) seemed a remote possibility, at best. But here it is, on three very fully packed CDs, the complete sets of Man, Brinsley Schwarz, and Hawkwind (with Magic Michael & Friends thrown in for good measure), a legendary performance on a legendary night for each band. For those unaware, in the world of British underground rock, the Greasy Truckers Party, as it was billed at the London Roundhouse on February 13, 1972, looms about as large as the Monterey International Pop Festival does in American rock lore; it wasn't the biggest gig ever played by the bands involved, but for reasons of exposure, and resulting word-of-mouth, and the excerpted live album that followed, it came to define what they were capable of, and who they were. Man, who'd shown a lot of promise on their early records leading up to this event, ripped the envelope with the show they put on that night. Hawkwind, who'd enjoyed some recording success and made a big splash at the previous year's Glastonbury Fayre, was boasting a partly new lineup, with a rhythm section comprised of ex-Rocking Vicar Lemmy on bass and Simon King on drums -- they overcame some initial technical problems to do a live set that, despite being abbreviated in earlier releases of this performance, loomed large in their legend for more than a decade. And included in that set on this release is their first-ever performance of "Silver Machine," the song that -- with Lemmy shifted to lead vocals a few months later -- would propel the band to the number three spot on the U.K. singles charts. And then there was Brinsley Schwarz, who were in many ways the most improbable act on this bill -- where the other two groups were known for doing extended jams, running as much as 20 minutes at a clip, the Brinsleys did short songs mostly based on American country music and other traditional forms; indeed, their opening number, "Country Girl," sounds like a lost outtake from the Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo, and is about as far removed as can be from the heavy electric jams of Man that preceded them, or the space rock extravaganzas of Hawkwind, who followed. 


CD 1 -  MAN

01. Spunk Rock
02. Many Are Called But Few Get Up
03. Angel Easy
04. Bananas
05. Romain

CD 2 - Brinsley Schwarz

01. Intro
02. Country Girl
03. One More Day
04. Unknown Number
05. She's Got To Be Real
06. Home Work
07. Nervous On The Road (But Can't Stay At Home)
08. Range War
09. Silver Pistol
10. Going Down The Road
11. Midnight Train
12. Private Number
13. It's Just My Way Of Saying Thank You
14. Wonder Woman
15. I'm Ahead If I Can Quit While I'm Behind
16. Surrender To The Rhythm
17. Music Belongs To The People

CD 3 - Hawkwind

01. Announcement / Apology
02. This Is Your Captain Speaking (Breakdown)
03. This Is Your Captain Speaking
04. You Shouldn't Do That
05. The Awakening
06. Master Of The Universe
07. Paranoia
08. Earth Calling
09. Silver Machine
10. Welcome To The Future
11. Born To Go
12. Brainstorm (Jam)
13. Andy Dunkley / End Announcement


sexta-feira, 26 de junho de 2015

Windows And Doors - You're Not Stuck in This World

VA - Windows And Doors - You're Not Stuck in This World - 2015

An album discovered by chance and that I don't know about them.

All songs produced/arranged by Wim Oudijk and composed by Tin Pan John and Vocals by Ron E. Smith, Petra de Winter, Andrea Petitta, Wim, James Kerr, Ian Thistlethwaite, Todd Dillingham, Kent Bailey, CATSELF, and Pete Mccabe.

01. Tin Pan John's Little Bluebird Dream
02. Little Bluebird
03. You're More That What I Thought My Life Could Be
04. Hyperloop
05. Barcelona
06. Cat on a Farm
07. Baby Blue
08. The Vale of Caldor
09. Falling in Love
10. You Have Got a Gun
11. Gotta Let the Iodine Dry
12. Rio de Janeiro
13. Tin Pan John's Little Bluebird Dream (Reprise)


segunda-feira, 22 de junho de 2015

VA - Greasy Truckers '73 - Live at the Dingwalls Dance Hall - 1973

VA - Greasy Truckers '73 - Live at the Dingwalls Dance Hall - 1973

Greasy Truckers Live at Dingwalls Dance Hall is a 1974 live double album by various artists recorded at an October 1973 Greasy Truckers concert at the Dingwalls Dance Hall at Camden Lock in Camden Town, London. The concert featured four bands, Camel, Henry Cow, Global Village Trucking Company and Gong, and was recorded with Virgin Records' "Manor Mobile" recording truck.

Notwithstanding its title, not all the tracks on the album are from the Dingwalls Dance Hall concert. Due to delays in starting the event and a 2am curfew, Henry Cow's set (billed last) was curtailed to 10 minutes, and their contribution here was recorded a week later at Virgin's Manor Studio. An outtake from this session, "Bellycan" was released on the first (re-mixed) CD-release of their album, Legend. The first Gong track was recorded at an open air festival at Tabarka, Tunisia in June 1973, and the second was recorded live at Sheffield City Hall in Sheffield, England in October 1973.

01. Camel - God of Light Revisited (Parts 1,2 & 3)
02. Henry Cow - Off the Map (Solo Piano & Trio" (Hodgkinson, Cutler, Frith)
03. Henry Cow - Cafe Royal  (solo guitar)
04. Henry Cow - Keeping Warm in Winter
05. Henry Cow - Sweet Heart of Mine
06. Global Village Trucking Company - Look Into Me
07. Global Village Trucking Company - Earl Stonham
08. Global Village Trucking Company - You're a Floozy Madame Karma (But I Love Your Lowdown Ways)
09. Global Village Trucking Company - Everybody Needs a Good Friend
10. Gong - General Flash of the United Hallucinations
11. Gong - Part 32 Floating Anarchy


quinta-feira, 18 de junho de 2015

Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey - Going Back Home - Deluxe Edition

Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey - Going Back Home - Deluxe Edition - 2014

The collaborative studio album by former Dr. Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson and The Who lead vocalist Roger Daltrey, ‘Going Back Home’, now comes as a Deluxe Edition 2CD set. This includes the original album plus a second disc including bonus tracks such as Muskrat and live tracks from Johnson’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire show on 25th February 2014 and Daltrey/Johnson’s Teenage Cancer Trust 2014 show at the Royal Albert Hall. 

01. Going Back Home
02. Ice On The Motorway
03. I Keep It To Myself
04. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window
05. Turned 21
06. Keep On Loving You
07. Some Kind Of Hero
08. Sneaking Suspicion
09. Keep It Out Of Sight
10. Everybody's Carrying A Gun
11. All Through The City

01. Muskrat (Unreleased track)
02. Some Kind Of Hero (Vocals Wilko Johnson)
03. Keep On Loving You (Vocals Wilko Johnson)
04. Turned 21 (Vocals Wilko Johnson) [03:07]
05. Going Back Home (Radio Edit)

Wilko Johnson Band Live At The Shepherd's Bush Empire (25/feb/2014)
06. All Right
07. Barbed Wire Blues
08. The More I Give
09. Dr. Dupree
10. When I'm Gone
11. Roxette

Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey (Live At Royal Albert Hall, Teenage Cancer Trust 2014)
12. Going Back Home
13. I Keep It To Myself
14. Keep On Loving You
15. Sneaking Suspicion
16. All Through The City

Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey (Live At The Shepherd's Bush Empire (25/feb/2014))
17. Everybody's Carrying A Gun
18. Some Kind Of Hero


sábado, 13 de junho de 2015

Spencer Davis And Peter Jameson ‎- It's Been So Long


Spencer Davis And Peter Jameson ‎- It's Been So Long - 1971

Welsh singer, songwriter, and guitarist Spencer Davis was certainly one of the guiding lights of the 1960s British Invasion. Best remembered for his band's iconic hits "Keep On Running," "I'm A Man," and "Gimme Some Lovin'," and for first recognizing the talented Winwood Brothers (Steve and Muff) who he recruited into the band, Davis has always followed his own path. Although the initial Spencer Davis Group lasted but a few short years, Davis' approach to American blues and R&B had a lasting effect, directly influencing a diverse range of bands in the decade to follow, from Chicago Transit Authority and Traffic to the Allman Brothers Band, all of whom covered Spencer Davis Group material.

Following personnel changes and the eventual demise of his band toward the end of the 1960s, Davis went back to basics, first forming a brief partnership with guitarist and songwriter Alun Davies (a major component to Cat Stevens success) before leaving the UK and relocating in sunny California in 1969, where he would team up with guitarist Peter Jameson at the dawn of the new decade. Now an in-demand collector's item, the duo's 1970 album, It's Been So Long was a drummerless acoustic-oriented affair that featured a mix of soft ballads and traditional blues.

Despite neither being a particularly strong singer, Davis and Jameson displayed a remarkable knack for vocal harmony and their acoustic guitars blended together beautifully and tastefully, whether they were covering Leadbelly songs or exploring their own material, which combined the introspective nature of the early singer/songwriter movement with the musical esthetics of groups like the Incredible String Band.

01. Balkan Blues
02. Brother Can You Make Up Your Mind
03. Crystal River
04. It's Been So Long
05. It's Too Late Now
06. Jay's Tune
07. Mountain Lick
08. One Hundred Years Ago
09. Thinking Of Her

Spencer Davis - Vocals, Electric Guitar, Harp, Autoharp
Peter Jameson - Vocals, Guitar

+@320 LP Rip