Mar 29, 2015

Michael Quatro - Dancers, Romancers, Dreamers & Schemers (1976) [Vinyl-rip, 24-192]


1. Children Of Tomorrow
2. Stripper
3. One By One
4. Rollerbach
5. Circus
6. Ancient Ones
7. Pure Chopin
8. Adagio
9. Touch Of Class

Kirk Arthur - drums
Tim Bogert - vocals
Teddy Hale - guitar
Lynn Kishkon - vocals
Dave Kiswiney - bass, vocals
Ray Parker, Jr.  - guitar
Michael Quatro - keyboards, vocals
David Surkamp - vocals
Bobby Womack - guitar

FLAC+CUE | Covers | 1,42 gb incl. 3% recovery | Mega

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Mar 27, 2015

Updated links

Colin Blunstone - Journey (1974)

FLAC TRACKS+LOG+Covers | 307 mb+3% recovery

 System - System (1974)

HQ Vinyl rip | FLAC TRACKS+LP Covers | 361 mb+3% recovery

 Primevil - Smokin' Bats At Campton's (1974)

EAC | CD Image | FLAC+CUE+LOG+Covers | 230 mb+3% recovery

Mar 25, 2015

Tranquility - Two albums [Re-post by request]

Tranquility - Tranquility (1972)

 EAC | CD Image | FLAC+CUE+LOG+Covers | 292 mb+3% recovery

Tranquility - Silver (1972)

HQ Vinyl Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG+Covers | 250 mb+3% recovery

Mar 23, 2015

The Asylum Choir - Look Inside (1968)


1. Welcome to Hollywood
2. Soul Food
3. Icicle Star Tree
4. Death Of The Flowers
5. Indian Style
6. Episode Containing 3 Songs:
N.Y. Op, Land Of Dog, Mr. Henri The Clown
7. Thieves In The Choir
8. Black Sheep Boogaloo
Bonus mono single versions:
9. Soul Food
10. Welcome To Hollywood
11. Icicle Star Tree
12. Indian Style

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Tea - The Ship (1975) [Re-post by request]

1. Breakdown
2. Through Scarlet
3. The Ship
4. See You Again
5. I'd Never Had Bothered
6. A Dog Called Joe
7. Cristal Rivers
8. Summer In The City

Marc Storace - lead vocals
Armand Volker - guitars
Turo Paschayan - bass, co-lead vocals on "See You Again"
Tato Gomez - bass on "See You Again"
Philippe Kienholz - keyboards
Roli Eggli - drums

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Mar 17, 2015

Neoton - Bolond város (1970) [Re-post by request]

 The band was founded in 1965 by László Pásztor and Lajos Galácz, studying Economy in Budapest, on the occasion for entering the school's annual Santa Claus music contest. Out of the two bands entering, Neoton, named by their Cheslovakian guitar finished second. Three years passes until their first major success, winning of the country-wide Who Knows What contest in 1968 with the song Nekem eddig Bach volt a mindenem. The same year marked the release of their first hit song Kell hogy várj. In 1971 they released their first album, Bolond város, featuring Lajos Som and Ferenc Debreceni, future drummer of the band Omega. While sales did not go well, it helped them to arrange a tour in Africa. After arriving home, some members quit, and the fate of Neoton became uncertain.
From 1973 to 77 they cooperated with girl band Kócbabák, who first appeared at 1972's Who Knows What. After a joint album, the two group decided to merge, with a renewed style and name, becoming Neoton Família. They released an album in the same year titled Csak a zene, and toured socialist countries.
1979 proved to be a turning point for Neoton Família, as they got the chance to accompany the Hungarian entrants on the Midem festival in Cannes, and also play a few tracks of their own - gaining the interest of some foreign music industry officials. They released the album Napraforgó, which finally secured their fame, later producing an English version, that became a hit in Japan, Denmark and the Philippines and several other states. The following years proved to be busy, including a Japanese tour of 42 cities. For 4 years onwards, the band released an album in each year, with more and more composers working on the team, a condition that not only provided great songs, but suspense. This led to the dissolvement in 1990.
Most of the members continued their musical careers (touring as Neoton and Éva-Neoton). György Jakab was diagnosed with a terminal illnes, passing away in 1996. His dream, a last concert was produced without him, but to his memory, in 1998. Answering the pressure of the fans, another concert was held seven years later, in 2005, following several more in the oncoming years under the name Neoton Família Sztárjai.
Dalok listája:
1. Bolond város
2. Oh, napsugár

3. Pardon, ez a kezem volt
4. Sárga lámpák
5. Dal a magányról
6. Nehéz fiúk
7. Vándorút
8. A ház

9. Megered az ég
10. Fények a távolban
11. Láttam én egy osztrigát
12. Gyere álom

Balázs Ferenc - ének, zongora, orgona
Galácz Lajos - ének, gitár
Debreczeni Ferenc - dob, ének
Pásztor László - gitár, vokál
Som Lajos - basszusgitár

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Mar 14, 2015

Tea - Tax Exile (1976) [Re-post by request]


1. Let's Play The Music
2. Alexandra
3. Young Family
4. Winter Days
5. Mind Your Own Business
6. Everything
7. Guilted Cage
8. Just Be Yourself
9. Free And Easy
10. The Place Where The Money Grows

Rolli Eggli - drums
Armand Volker - guitars
Turo Pashayan - bass, vocals
Marc Storace - vocals
Philippe Kienholz - keyboards

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Mar 12, 2015

King Crimson - The Collectable King Crimson Volume Three - Live At Shepherds Bush Empire, London 1996 (2 CD, 2008)

Review by Lindsay Planer
The two-plus hour concert contained within this double-CD package serves up a most effective link from the King Crimson of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s with the double-trio resurrection that boasted the unified talents of Adrian Belew (guitar/voice/words), Bill Bruford (percussion/drums), Robert Fripp (guitar), Trey Gunn (touch guitar/voice), Tony Levin (basses/Chapman stick/voice), and Pat Mastelotto (percussion/drums). Both sets of their July 1, 1996 performance at the 2,000 seat Shepherds Bush Empire in London are offered in a superb stereo recording that bristles with the constant transfer between players and attendees alike. However, prior to the full ensemble even having the chance to make it to the stage, it is announced that Fripp will play a solo Soundscape in lieu of the support act -- the California Guitar Trio. The "Introductory Soundscape" spills from Fripp with a buoyancy that foreshadows the formidable program to follow. As the cover of Pierre Favre's "Prism" will bookend at the close, the likewise percussive "Conundrum" kickstarts the proceedings as the rest of the band ready themselves for battle. With over a year of active touring under their belts, King Crimson's set lists had evolved considerably. Newer material from their latest studio effort THRAK (1995) has begun finding its way more organically into the performances. That said, it is not until after the authoritative revival of '80s favorites "Thela Hun Ginjeet," "Neurotica," "Waiting Man," and a slash-and-burn take of the instrumental title track to Red (1974) that they concern themselves with the first rumblings from THRAK via "Dinosaur." Before the conclusion of the first set, the sextet dip deeper into the new pool of fresh sounds on "Vroom Vroom," Belew's brainy-as-ever "Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream" and the pairing of "Vroom" with the strident "Coda: Marine 475." Disc two contains the slightly shorter -- yet arguably more intense -- second set that begins with a raving update of "Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Pt. 2," and a suitably frenzied and otherwise spot-on "Frame by Frame." Even the typically sedate "Matte Kudasai" takes on a heightened sense of exigency. "B'Boom" and the new LP's title composition "Thrak" lead up to what is, by all accounts, an epic unleashing of "21st Century Schizoid Man." Regardless of some old-school enthusiasts' devotion to the original 1969 lineup, even the most ardent supporter would be hard-pressed to find fault with the high degree of interplay, particularly between Fripp and Belew. The pair trade fiery exchanges, the likes of which make a rightfully indelible impression upon the listener. The methodical "Indiscipline" all but puts the wraps on the show -- sans the encore led by Bruford and Mastelotto's masterful rundown of Pierre Favre's "Prism" that is tagged by an energetic "Elephant Talk." In addition to this show, allows interested parties to download other full-length concerts in lossless FLAC and MP3 formats -- one of which is the previous evening, June 30, 1996 at the same venue, Shepherds Bush Empire.
Adrian Belew - Guitar, Voice
Robert Fripp - Guitar, Soundscapes
Trey Gunn - Guitar
Tony Levin - Bass, Stick
Pat Mastelotto & Bill Bruford - Acoustic & Electronic Drums & Percussion

(Drawn from the band's original 2 track stereo soundboard mix. Sound quality: very fine.)

Disc 1:
1. Introductory Soundscape 24:24        
2. Conundrum 1:28        
3. Thela Hun Ginjeet 5:45        
4. Neurotica 5:06        
5. Red 6:36        
6. Waiting Man 4:35        
7. Dinosaur 7:03        
8. Three Of A Perfect Pair 4:18        
9. Improv #1 3:05        
10. Vrooom Vrooom 5:06        
11. Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream 4:56        
12. Vrooom 4:03        
13. Coda Marine 475 2:55
Disc 2:
1. Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Pt. 2 7:00        
2. Frame By Frame 5:03        
3. Matte Kudasai 3:34        
4. B'boom 5:48        
5. Thrak 4:41        
6. 21st Century Schizoid Man 7:08        
7. Indiscipline 9:58        
8. Prism 3:58        
9. Elephant Talk 5:16

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Stretch - Forget The Past (1978) [Re-post by request]

1. Re-Arranging
2. Cruel To Be Kind
3. Forget The Past
4. Ain't Got No Reason
5. Take Me Away
6. You're Too Late
7. School Days
8. Foolin Me

Kirby - lead guitar, lead vocals
Steve Emery - bass guitar, lead vocals
John Cook - keyboards, vocals
Nigel Watson - electric guitar, lead vocals
Chris Fletcher - percussion
Fran Byrne - drums
Nicko McBrain - drums

WAV TRACKS | 345 mb | Covers


Mar 11, 2015

Ron Nagle - Bad Rice (1970) [By request]


1. 61 Clay
2. Marijuana Hell
3. Frank's Store
4. Party in L.A.
5. That's What Friends Are For
6. Dolores
7. Capricorn Queen
8. Sister Cora
9. Somethin's Gotta Give Now
10. Family Style
11. House Of Mandia

Ron Nagle - keyboards, vocals
John Blakeley - guitar, percussion, backing vocals
Brad Sexton - bass
George Rains - drums
Jim Barnett, Sal Valentino - backing vocals

EAC | FLAC TRACKS+CUE+LOG | No covers | 199 mb incl. 3% recovery


Mar 10, 2015

A Tribute To Roky Erickson - Where The Pyramid Meets The Eye (1990)

Review by Mark Deming
Roky Erickson often seems to be better known in rock circles for his well publicized psychological maladies and his less-than-gentle treatment at the hands of Texas' judicial system than for his music -- and that's a shame. While Roky's habit of informing anyone who asks that he's a Martian or is in contact with Satan makes for good fanzine copy, the best reason to be interested in Erickson is his songwriting -- there's a graceful, vivid surrealism to his lyrical style that's endured far better than most of the noodlers who came out of the psychedelic rock movement, and his later bursts of horror film fancy conjure up a troubling tension that's laughed at only by the shallow or ignorant. When Erickson's legal problems came to a head in the late 1980s, longtime fan and Sire Records executive Bill Bentley assembled Where the Pyramid Meets the Eye: A Tribute to Roky Erickson to raise money for Erickson, as well as drawing attention to the unique beauty of his music. Like most multi-artist tribute albums, the results are a bit uneven; some of these artists seem to have appeared out of convenience rather than any great love of Roky's music, and a few of the interpretations are simple miscalculations (Thin White Rope's Guy Kyser really goes overboard on his version of "Burn the Flames"). But there are a several moments of very real beauty and power here, especially from the artists who share Erickson's Texas heritage -- Doug Sahm and ZZ Top rock out on their contributions, the Butthole Surfers' version of "Earthquake" is one of their finest moments on wax, and T-Bone Burnett's take on "Nothing in Return" is a heart-tugging gem. The 13th Floor Elevators' first two albums are still the best place to sample Erickson's music (and the latter-day All That May Do My Rhyme is a fine album, for which Erickson actually receives royalties -- hint, hint), but Where the Pyramid Meets the Eye is a sincere if inconsistent tribute to his work, and shows how well his songs can translate to the styles of other artists.
1. Reverberation (Doubt) - ZZ Top
2. If You Have Ghosts - John Wesley Harding & The Good Liars
3. I Had To Tell You - Poi Dog Pondering
4. She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own) - Judybats
5. Slip lnside This House - Primal Scream
6. You Don't Love Me Yet - Bongwater
7. I Have Always Been Here Before - Julian Cope
8. You're Gonna Miss Me - Doug Sahm & Sons
9. It's A Cold Night For Alligators - Southern Pacific
10. Fire Engine - Richard Lloyd
11. Bermuda - Vibrating Egg
12. I Walked With A Zombie - R.E.M.
13. Earthquake - Butthole Surfers
14. Don't Slander Me - Lou Ann Barton
15. Red Temple Prayer (Two Headed Dog) - Sister Double Happiness
Burn The Flames - Thin White Rope
 17. Postures (Leave Your Body Behind) - Chris Thomas
18. Nothing In Return - T Bone Burnett
19. Reverberation (Doubt) - The Jesus & Mary Chain

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Rebecca And The Sunny Brook Farmers - Birth (1969)


1. Oh Gosh (Running Through The Forest)
2. Two Blind Sisters
3. David & Sally
4. Love
5. Endless Trip
6. Better Dead Than Red
7. All These Ties
8. What Do You Think Of The War?
9. Ma-Ma

10. Ghost

Mickey Kapner - guitar, organ, sitar, backing vocals
Ilene Rappaport - guitar, recorder, harmonica, lead and backing vocals
Clifford Mandell - drums, percussion, backing vocals
Ilene Novog - viola, harpsichord, backing vocals
Ernie Eremita - bass guitar, backing vocals
Ki-Ki - lead and backing vocals

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Mar 9, 2015

The Who - BBC Sessions 1965-73 (MCA 1999) + Live At The BBC 1967-70 (Polydor Germany 2000)

Review by Richie Unterberger
A fine compilation of 1965-73 BBC performances, the majority of the tracks hailing from 1965-67, although some are drawn from 1970 and 1973. As one of the best live bands ever, the Who as expected come through pretty well in the live-in-the-studio environment, although the arrangements usually stick close to the records. Most of the songs were done by the group for studio releases as well, but there are a few covers that they never put on their albums or singles at the time, making this essential for the fan. Those numbers include the obscure James Brown tune "Just You and Me, Darling," "Dancing in the Street," ""Good Lovin'," and "Leaving Here" (although a mid-1960s studio version of that last song was eventually released). Of the other tracks, particularly worthwhile are "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere," with its extensive feedback solo, quite a challenge to do live in May 1965; "The Good's Gone," which has a fuzz solo not on the studio version; and the 1970 performance of "Shakin' All Over," which might be the best rendition of that concert staple that they ever did. This does not have a few BBC songs that have shown up on bootlegs; particularly unfortunate exclusions are "So Sad About Us," "Summertime Blues," and their 1966 cover of the Everly Brothers' "Man with Money."

Disc 1:   
1. My Generation 0:59
2. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere 2:44
3. Good Lovin' 1:50
4. Just You And Me, Darling 2:02
5. Leaving Here 2:35
6. My Generation 3:24
7. The Good's Gone 2:59
8. La-La Lies 2:26
9. Substitute 3:28
10. Dancing In The Street 2:24
11. Disguises 3:45
12. I'm A Boy 2:39
13. Run Run Run 3:17
14. Boris The Spider 2:47
15. Happy Jack 2:10
16. See My Way 1:50
17. Pictures Of Lily 2:35
18. A Quick One, While He's Away 7:01
19. Substitute 2:14
20. The Seeker 3:06
21. I'm Free 2:24
22. Shakin' All Over 3:06
23. The Relay 5:16
24. Long Live Rock 3:56
25. Boris The Spider 0:10

Bonus Disc 2:   
1. Interview Townshend Talks "Tommy"
2. Pinball Wizard
3. See Me, Feel Me
4. I Don't Even Know Myself
5. I Can See For Miles
6. Heaven And Hell
7. The Seeker
8. Summertime Blues

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Mar 8, 2015

Sir Douglas Quintet - The Sir Douglas Quintet Is Back! 1964-1966 (2000)

Review by Richie Unterberger
This and Beat Rocket's companion reissue of the 1966 The Best of Sir Douglas Quintet album seem to gather most or all of what the group recorded for Tribe in the mid-'60s. Seems simple enough, but it's cause for rejoicing among '60s collectors, considering that this back catalog had somehow eluded the marketplace for more than 30 years prior to these two sets. If you're looking to choose one over the other, The Best of would get the nod for its inclusion of their only two Tribe hits: ("She's About a Mover" and "The Rains Came"). However, the various flop singles and outtakes comprising The Sir Douglas Quintet Is Back! are about equal in quality to the sister volume, with the same invigorating, erratic combination of British Invasion, Cajun, blues, soul, country, and even folk-rock. Certainly "In Time," a minor-key Sahm original with echoes of the Animals and the Zombies, and "Blues Pass Me By," a grand illustration of Sahm's stature as one of the finest white soul-rock vocalists ever, rate among their finer moments. Another Sahm original, "She Digs My Love," has astonishing fluttering blues-rock guitar licks that sound a hell of a lot like Jimi Hendrix -- although Hendrix had yet to release records under his own name when it came out. According to the liner notes, their debut 1964 single "Sugar Bee" preceded the Beatles' "She's a Woman" by several months, boasting a very similar riff and rhythm. It does make you wonder whether some of rock's giants somehow managed to borrow some ideas from Sir Douglas Quintet singles that very few people heard. At times the material on this disc can be perfunctory, but the mix of so many elements in one band (and sometimes in one song) are seldom less than interesting.

1. Sugar Bee (Eddie Shuler) 2:21
2. Love Don't Treat Me Fair (Doug Sahm) 1:33
3. You Got Me Hurtin' (Donald Mask) 2:14
4: We'll Never Tell  (A. Meyers-J. Schneider) 2:02
5. Oh, What A Mistake! (Phillip Boudreaux) 2:20
6. She Digs My Love (Doug Sahm) 2:48
7. When I Sing The Blues (Doug Sahm) 2:32
8. The Story Of John Handy (Doug Sahm) 2:41
9. In Time (Doug Sahm) 2:17
10. Old Bill Beatty (Doug Sahm) 1:54
11. Isabella (John Getz) 2:35
12. Blues Pass Me By (Doug Sahm) 2:55
13. Wine, Wine, Wine 
(Allday-Daboub-Haufler-Shine-Swartz) 2:16
14. She's Gotta Be Boss (Doug Sahm) 2:10

(2000 Sundazed/BeatRocket #124 Mono) 

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Mar 7, 2015

Sir Doug & The Texas Tornados - Texas Rock For Country Rollers (1976 / 1997)

Review by Eugene Chadbourne
Upon original release, Texas Rock for Country Rollers was credited to Sir Doug and the Texas Tornados. Little did anyone know how much confusion this might eventually create when years later Sahm formed a new band called the Texas Tornados with a nucleus of himself and several other musical legends from that state, only one of whom appears on this album, other than Sahm himself. That would be Augie Meyers, a regular sidekick of Sahm's from the Sir Douglas Quintet, so what is the reason that this isn't simply identified as a Sir Douglas Quintet album? Only the fact that there are at least six players present on the tracks, but funny, simple math never stopped Sahm from doing anything sensible before. In terms of presentation, attitude, and musical direction, this is pretty much a Sir Douglas Quintet-type affair, is definitely not a record by what would become the Texas Tornados, and includes at least three genuine classics such as the beautiful "Give Back the Key to My Heart," later to be redone by the band Uncle Tupelo. Good playing and better vibes abound but there is the feeling that somebody was asleep at the wheel, in that some of the best tracks simply fade out right in the middle of an important chorus. Why would a producer do this, unless there was some problem in the track that they couldn't stand to let anyone hear? An album most Sahm fans will want to own, and one in the could-have-been-a-contender category.

1. I Love The Way You Love (Atwood Allen) 5:17
2. Cowboy Peyton Place (Doug Sahm) 3:35
3. Give Me Back The Key To My Heart (Doug Sahm) 2:51
4. Wolverton Mountain (Merle Kilgore / Claude King) 2:30
5. Texas Ranger Man (Doug Sahm) 3:24
6. Float Away (Doug Sahm) 2:38
7. I'm Missing You (Doug Sahm) 3:02
8. Gene Thomas Medley: Sometimes / Cryin' Inside (Gene Tomasson) 2:41
9. Country Groove (Doug Sahm) 2:21
10. You Can't Hide A Redneck (Under That Hippy Hair) (Doug Sahm) 3:55

George Rains - drums
Jack Barber - bass
Atwood G. Allen - rhythm guitar, vocals
Harry Hess - steel and slide guitar, harp
Doug Sahm - guitar, piano, fiddle, vocals
Augie Meyers - piano, Vox and Hammond organs
Uncle Mickey Moody - acoustic guitar

(1997 Edsel Records #EDCD 535) 

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Mar 6, 2015

Jo Mama - Jo Mama (1970)

Jo Mama signed to Atlantic and recorded this self-titled LP in 1970 followed by "J Is for Jump" in 1971. Abigale Haness sang leads on most tracks. One of Carole Kings husbands, Charley Larkey, played bass. Abigale did background vocals on Carole Kings first album "Writer" as well as Kings "Music" & "Wrap Around Joy." She also sang on Kate Taylors self-titled debut & brother James Taylors "One Man Dog." Danny Kootch aka Danny Kortchmar, who played with James Taylor on his early albums, played lead guitar. Carole King sang backup vocals on this disc which was produced by Peter Asher. The group may not have sold a huge quantity of albums, but it did develop a strong and devoted following that loved its blend of jazz and rock.
1. Machine Gun Kelly
2. Midnight Rider

3. Searching High, Searching Low
4. Lighten Up, Tighten Up
5. Venga Venga
6. Sailing
7. Great Balls Of Fire
8. The Sky Is Falling
9. The Word Is Goodbye
10. Check Out This Gorilla
11. Cotton Eyed Joe
12. Love'll Get You High

The Band:
Joel Bishop O'Brian - drums, vibes
Ralph Shuckett - keyboards, vocals
Abigail Haness - vocals
Danny Kootch - guitar, vocals, congas
Charles Larkey - bass

FLAC TRACKS | Covers | 552 mb incl. 3% recovery


Mar 3, 2015

Junipher Greene - Communication (Vinyl rip, 1973)


1. Communication

2. Standby
3. Biscuit
4. Sunlight
5. Talk Is A Bird
6. If You Can Hear The Blackbird Sing
7. Reflections
8. Play On Stranger
9. 1, After Midnight

Helge Grøslie - keyboards, vocals
Bent Åserud - guitar, flute, vocals
Øyvind Vilbo - bass
Geir Bøhren - drums, vocals
Freddy Dahl - vocals, guitar

FLAC TRACKS | Covers | 233 mb incl. 3% recovery


Poobah - Steamroller (1979) [Re-post by request]

1. Jump Thru The Golden Ring
2. Integrated Circuit
3. You Don't Love Me
4. She's That Kind Of Lover

5. Steamroller
6. Atom Bomb
7. Frustration
8. Don't Change
9. Rock And Roll
10. Mr. Destroyer (Live)
11. You Don't Love Me (Live)
12. Jump Thru The Golden Ring (Live)
13. Steamroller (Live)

Phil Jones - bass, vocals
Jim Gustafson - guitar, lead vocals
Judd Gaylord - drums

EAC | FLAC TRACKS+CUE+LOG+Covers | 585 mb+3% recovery