Nov 29, 2011

Fanny Adams - Fanny Adams (1971)

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Tracklist:
1. Ain't No Loving Left
2. Sitting On Top Of The Room
3. Yesterday Was Today
4. Got To Get A Message To You
5. You Don't Bother Me
6. Mid Morning Madness
7. They're All Losers, Honey


Line-up:
Doug Parkinson - vocals
Vince Melouney - guitar
Teddy Toi - bass
Johnny Dick - drums

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Nov 28, 2011

Head Over Heels - Head Over Heels (1971)

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Reissue of killer 70s hard rock power trio from Michigan led by guitarist & vocalist Paul Frank who's wild acid rock guitar solo's dominate this great release. Originally released in 1971 on Capitol records this album instantly achieved cult status and sits in well with bands such as Damnation, Power Of Zeus, Grand Funk and other early '70's US long hair heavy rock bands.
 Tracklist:
1. Roadrunner
2. Right Away
3. Red Rooster
4. Children Of The Mist
5. Question
6. Tired And Blue Land Band
7. In My Womean
8. Circles


Line-up:
Paul Frank - guitar, vocals
Mike Urso - bass, vocals
John Bredeau - drums

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Nov 27, 2011

Beth Hart Band - Immortal (1996)

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Tracklist:
1. Run
2. Spiders In My Bed
3. Isolation
4. Hold Me Through The Night
5. State Of Mind
6. Burn Chile
7. Immortal
8. Summer Is Gone
9. Ringing
10. God Bless You
11. Am I The One
12. Blame The Moon



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Nov 26, 2011

Buddy Miles - Them Changes (1970)

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Review by Steve Kurutz (allmusic.com):
This 1970 release by former Band of Gypsy's drummer Buddy Miles is, quite simply, one of the great lost treasures of soul inspired rock music. From the funky drive of the title track to Miles' plaintive singing on "I Still Love You, Anyway" and Greg Allman's "Dreams," the album is filled with the best qualities of both genres. Not only does Miles prove himself to be a great interpretor of songs, but with the title track and "Heart's Delight," he demonstrates his ability to write solid material on his own. Complimented by the Memphis Horns, Miles' songs soar and swing as hard as any Stax release, and his voice, underutilized when he played with the Electric Flag and Hendrix, combines the nuance of soul singing with the grit of rock. Them Changes is definitely worth the extra effort to try to locate.

Tracklist:
1. Them Changes
2. I Still Love You, Anyway
3. Heart's Delight
4. Dreams
5. Down By The River
6. Memphis Train
7. Paul B. Allen, Omaha, Nebraska
8. Your Feeling Is Mine


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Nov 25, 2011

Mike Harrison [ex-Spooky Tooth] - Smokestack Lightning (1972)


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"Smokestack Lightning" is the second solo album by Mike Harrison

Tracklist:
1. Tears
2. Paid My Dues
3. What A Price
4. Wanna Be Free
5. Turning Over
6. Smokestack Lightning

Personnel:
Mike Harrison - harmonica, vocals
Pete Carr - lead guitar
Jimmy Johnson - guitar
Wayne Perkins - slide guitar
Luther Grosvenor - acoustic guitar
Barry Beckett - keyboards
Clayton Ivey - keyboards
David Hood - bass
Roger Hawkins - drums
Harrison Calloway - trumpet
Mike Stacey - trumpet
Harry Thompson - tenor saxophone
Ronnie Eades - baritone saxophone
Charles Rose - trombone


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Nov 24, 2011

The Robert Cray Band - This Time (2009)

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Robert Cray (born August 1, 1953, Columbus, Georgia, United States) is an American blues guitarist and singer. A five-time Grammy Award winner, he has led his own band, as well as an acclaimed solo career... Read more

Tracklist:
1. Chicken In The Kitchen
2. I Can't Fail
3. Love 2009
4. That's What Keeps Me Rockin'
5. This Time
6. To Be True
7. Forever Goodbye
8. Trouble & Pain
9. Truce


The Robert Cray Band:
Robert Cray - vocals & guitar
Jim Pugh - keyboards
Richard Cousins - bass guitar
Toni Braunagel - drums


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Nov 22, 2011

Tibet - Tibet (1978)

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Тracklist:
1. Fight Back
2. City By The Sea
3. White Ships And Icebergs
4. Seaside Evening
5. Take What's Yours

6. Eagles
7. No More Time

Musicians:
Klaus Werthmann - lead vocals
Deff Ballin - keyboards
Dieter Kumpakischkis - keyboards
Karl-Heinz Hamann - bass
Fred Teske - drums, percussion, guitars, vocals
Jurgen Krutzsch - guitars

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Nov 21, 2011

Zomby Woof - Riding On A Tear (1977)

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 Zomby Woof were a keyboard-heavy symphonic prog group active in Germany throughout the 1970s, but this, their first album, wasn't released until 1977. As one might expect, the musical foundation here draws heavily from Yes and Genesis, though surely there is an influence of German symph that I'm less familiar with (Eloy and the like). Despite the band's name, any Zappa influences are incidental at most; while these guys have a fairly distinct sound, they don't enter into any sort of Zappaish wacky experimentation, instead preferring to tread safer ground.
 Tracklist:
1.  Introduction
2.  Suicide
3.  Riding On A Tear
4.  Requiem - Part I
5.  Requiem - Part II
6.  Dora's Drive
7.  Mary Walking Through The Woods
8.  Walking Through The Woods

9.  Finale
Bonus tracks:
10.  Dora's Drive (alternate)
11.  Mary Walking Through The Woods (alternate)
12.  Highwire Dance
13.  Back Home


Credits:
Ulrich Herter
vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, synthesizer
Heinrich Winter
vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, D6 clavinet
Matthias Zumbroich
grand piano, Hammond organ, mini-moog, string ensemble synthesizer, Mellotron, electric piano, saxophone
Udo Kreuß
bass guitar
Berthold Maier
drums, percussion, tambourine


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Nov 20, 2011

Montrose - Montrose (1973)

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Ronnie Montrose had made his presence known in the Edgar Winter Group then cut his ties and decided to venture into some solo guitar work. He needed a powerful front man to sing over his heavy-duty power chords. He found a young Sammy Hagar (listed as Sam in the credits on the album sleeve) ready to rock and completely capable of handling those duties.
This is a typical LP clocking in at a fraction less than 30 minutes, which is a shame really, because every track oozes with primal raw energy. This is the kind of heart-pumping fist waving sound you that will leave wanting for more every time you hear it. The whole idea behind what Audio Fidelity does is to maintain the original album's integrity while enhancing the sound for optimal listening pleasure so you get what came out in 1973 but with a much better sound. Bill Church (bass) and Danny Carmassi (drums) was a good match for the Montrose guitar groove and they proved to be a solid rhythm section on every track, giving Montrose solid ground to lay his meaty power chords on. This does sound terrific so get ready to crank that stereo as loud as you can stand it, this is music made to play loud! Ronnie Montrose really cut loose on this album and proved he could play with the best of them. He would continue to show the world why he was one of the best guitar players around throughout the years with more great music but nothing ever seemed to match this. Neither this session nor anything like it would ever happen again unfortunately, as egos got in the way to cause tensions and finally a break up.
Its too bad things started fall apart for this band into the second album, which is why this remains the best recording Ronnie Montrose put out under the Montrose heading. When you hear "Rock Candy" you will remember why you loved this album so much. Eight tracks of some of the most powerful guitar rock you will ever hear is on this album. Its hot sweet and sticky so "Make It Last" because once is not enough for this music.
Tracklist:
1. Rock The Nation
2. Bad Motor Scooter
3. Space Station No. 5
4. I Don't Want It
5. Good Rockin' Tonight
6. Rock Candy
7. One Thing On My Mind
8. Make It Last


Credits:
Ronnie Montrose - guitar
Bill Church - bass
Denny Carmassi - drums
Sam Hagar - vocals


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Nov 18, 2011

The Company Of Snakes - Burst The Bubble (2002)


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Bassist Neil Murray and guitarists Mick Moody and Bernie Marsden were all members of the inaugural lineup of Whitesnake from 1978 to 1982, up through the Saints & Sinners album. By mid-decade all three had departed and moved on to other projects; Moody and Marsden later reconvened as the blues-rock Moody & Marsden Band, and all three reunited in 1999 as part of Company of Snakes. Drummer John Lingwood, keyboardist Don Airey, and vocalist Stefan Bergren completed the lineup, which devoted itself to a mix of early Whitesnake songs and new material. After extensive touring, the live album Here They Go Again was issued in early 2001.
(allmusic.com)
 Тracklist:
1. Ayresome Park
2. Labour Of Love
3. Ride, Ride, Ride / Run, Run, Run
4. Burst The Bubble
5. Sacrificial Feelings
6. What Love Can Do
7. Little Miss Happiness
8. Hurricane
9. Kinda Wish You Would
10. Days To Remember
11. Back To The Blues
12. All Dressed Up
13. Can't Go Back
14. She
15. Ayresome Park (reprise)


Line-up:
Stefan Berggren - vocals
Micky Moody - guitars
Bernie Marsden - guitars
Neil Murray - bass
John Lingwood - drums


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Nov 16, 2011

Montrose - Warner Bros. Presents... Montrose! (1975)


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Wikipedia:
Warner Brothers Presents... Montrose! is the third album of the band Montrose.
It is the first Montrose album to feature singer Bob James and keyboardist Jim Alcivar. The album was critically praised and also noted for its movie-poster cover giving the impression that Warner Brothers was presenting a rock band like a big budget Hollywood production. Ronnie Montrose produced the album.
The album starts off with the hard rocker "Matriarch" followed by "All I Need" which alternates between soft acoustic sounds and electric guitar crunch. A hard rock cover of Eddie Cochran's rockabilly "Twenty Flight Rock" follows. Ronnie's acoustic guitar makes room for Novi Novog's viola on the track "Whaler" who a year earlier added the same on the Doobie Brothers hit, "Black Water".
The second half of the disc rounds out with rockers "Dancin' Feet" and "Clown Woman", Jim Alcivar’s keyboard driven cover of "O Lucky Man!" and Ronnie’s acoustic solo "One and A Half". The final song is a cover of a song that was never released. In 1971, Kendall Kardt, late of the band Rig, recorded a solo album, Buddy Bolden with guests Jerry Garcia and Ronnie Montrose, both on the songs "Buddy Bolden" and "Black Train". "Black Train" is written about a friend of Rig guitarist, Arthur Richards, who died of a heroin overdose. The original song has a country sound with Garcia on pedal steel guitar and Montrose on lead guitar and Hawaiian lap steel. A shakeup at Capitol resulted in Kardt’s contract being dropped and the album abandoned. Montrose rescued the song from obscurity with a hard rock version with the best guitar solo on the album.
 Tracklist:
1. Matriarch
2. All I Need
3. Twenty Flight Rock
4. Whaler
5. Dancin' Feet
6. O Lucky Man
7. One And a Half
8. Clown Woman
9. Black Train


Personnel:
Bob James - lead vocals
Ronnie Montrose - guitar
Jim Alcivar - keyboards
Alan Fitzgerald - bass
Denny Carmassi - drums

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Nov 15, 2011

Montrose - Paper Money (1974)

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Paper Money is the second album by the band Montrose. It was released in 1974 and was the band's last album to feature Sammy Hagar as lead vocalist.
Original bassist Bill Church had left the band before this album was recorded and had been replaced by Alan Fitzgerald.
Paper Money shows Montrose toning down the more metallic elements of its sound and pursuing a more commercial direction with "I Got The Fire" being the only track that matches the intensity of the debut album.
 Tracklist:
1. Underground
2. Connection
3. The Dreamer
4. Starliner
5. I Got The Fire
6. Spaceage Sacrifice
7. We're Going Home
8. Paper Money

Personnel: 
Sammy Hagar - lead vocals on all songs except tracks 4 & 7
Ronnie Montrose - guitar, lead vocals on track 7
Alan Fitzgerald - bass
Denny Carmassi - drums
Mark Jordan - piano on track 2
Nick DeCaro - mellotron on track 7

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Nov 8, 2011

Crystals - Crystals (1992, recorded in 1973)

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italianprog.com:
With such an important line-up, it's strange that this group had such a short life.
Crystals were a sort of supergroup composed by experienced musicians, former members of name bands like Premiata Forneria Marconi (Piazza), Banco del Mutuo Soccorso (Todaro), Raccomandata con Ricevuta di Ritorno and Samadhi (Civitenga), Alphataurus (Santandrea), and under the guidance of Paolo Tofani (Area and Electric Frankenstein) that composed all of their tracks.
They recorded an album that was intended for release on Cramps label, but for mysterious reasons it never appeared, and has only been released on CD in the early 90's.
Needless to say, the record shows an excellent musicianship, despite a certain lack of originality. The lyrics are sung in English, though the album has long instrumental parts, and the musical style is closer to English groups than to the Italian prog sound.
A Led Zeppelin influence is evident in Time out, very similar in its musical and vocal arrangement to the Page-Plant trademark sound, or Policeman with a folky feeling.
Tracklist:
1. Wrought Iron
2. Time Out
3. Feeling
4. If She's Still Mine
5. Sad Story
6. Persian Carpet
7. Policeman
8. Women Under Water


Band:
Carlo Degani - vocals, percussion
Nanni Civitenga - guitar
Marcello Todaro - guitar
Giorgio Piazza - bass
Giorgio Santandrea - drums


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Nov 7, 2011

Asterix - Asterix (1970)

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Asterix were a German rock group whose members would later go on to change their name and form the first line-up of Lucifer's Friend. During the band's short-lived time under this name they recorded one album in 1970 and released the single "Everybody". (Wikipedia)
Tracklist:
1. Everybody (Bonus - single A-side)
2. If A Could Fly (Bonus - single B-side)
3. Look Out
4. Gone From My Life
5. Broken Home
6. Time Again
7. Jump Into My Action
8. Open Up Your Mind
9. Corner Street Girl
10. Change In You
11. Morning At My Dawn

Musicians:
George Monroe (Georg Mavros) - lead vocals on tracks 1 & 2
John Lawton - lead vocals on tracks 3-11
Tony Cavanna - lead vocals on tracks 3-11
Peter Hesslein - guitars, vocals
Dieter Horns - bass, vocals
Peter Hecht - organ, piano, keyboards
Joachim "Addi" Reitenbach - drums, percussion

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Nov 6, 2011

Frame - Frame Of Mind (1972)

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Frame is a very little known (unfortunately!) German band which recorded one but highly enjoyable art rock/heavy prog gem called "Frame of Mind" in golden year of ambitious music - 1972. When you hear "German music from 70s" you probably immediately think about some crazy psychedelic Krautrock but it's not a case here at all. Frame played very British style of early prog a la Cressida, Still Life, Beggar's Opera, Quatermass, Rare Bird, Spring, Aardvark or Frame but with slightly heavier arrangements due to more aggressive guitar presence. However just like their British fellows, Hammond organ is a main attraction on "Frame of Mind". In general if you like such English-sounding German groups like Birth Control, Frumpy, 2066 & Then, Virus, Amos Key or Tyburn Tall, you'll love Frame!
Tracklist:
1. Frame Of Mind
2. Crusical Scene
3. All I Really Want Explain
4. If
5. Winter
6. Penny For An Old Guy
7. Childrens Freedom
8. Truebsal


Line-up:
Andy Kirnberger - guitars, vocals, piano
Cherry Hochdorfer - organ, piano, mellotron, spinet
Peter Lotz - bass, vocals, percussion
Dieter Becker - vocals, percussion
Wolfgang Claus - drums, percussion

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Nov 5, 2011

VA - A Tribute To Deep Purple From Japan - Who Do They Think We Are? (1996)


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 A Japanese tribute album with players from bands like Loudness, Zodiac, and others: Toshio Egawa (keyboards), Taiji Fujimoto (guitars), Genki Hitomi (vocals), Nobuo Horie (drums), Shigehisa Ikeda (guitars), Akira Kajiyarma (guitars), Furnihiko Kittaka (guitars), Demon Kogure (vocals), Yoshihiro Kudo (drums), Takanobu Masuda (keyboards), Eiichi Miyanaga (vocals/drums), Minoru Morikawa (vocals), George Murasaki (keyboards), Hideaki Nakama (guitars), Masashi Okagaki (keyboards), Naoto Shibata (bass), Norifumi Shima (guitars), Konzo Suganuma (drums), Yoshiro Takahashi (bass), Sgt Luke Takamura III (guitars) & Yuichiro Uchida (bass). Recorded during early 1996 and produced by Uli Kawamoto at/for Mandrake Root Corp.
Tracklist / Performers:
1. Burn
Demon Kogure, Genki Hitomi, Akira Kajiyama (Ex.Precious)
2. Speed King 
Yukio Morikawa, Taiji Fujimoto (D.T.R.)
3. Lay Down, Stay Down
Genki Hitomi, Minoru Niihara, Sgt. Luke Takamura III (Seikima-II)
4. Strange Kind Of Woman
Eiichi Miyanaga, Shigehisa Ikeda (Braze)
5. Child In Time
Genki Hitomi, Shigehisa Ikeda (Braze)
6. Lazy
Minoru Niihara, Hideaki Nakama (Hell And Back)
7. Lady Double Dealer
Yukio Morikawa, Fumihiko Kittaka (King-Show)
8. Woman From Tokyo
Genki Hitomi, Hideaki Nakama (Hell And Back), Norifumi Shima (Concerto Moon)
9. Fireball
Minoru Niihara, Fumihiko Kittaka (King-Show)
10. Highway Star
Demon Kogure, Yoshiro Takahashi, Fumihiko Kittaka (King-Show)



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