domingo, 28 de setembro de 2014

The Wobblers - The Wobblers


















The Wobblers - The Wobblers - 2007

With Mitch Mitchell,Carmine Appice, Jackie Lomax, Kim Gardner, Brian Auger, Ian Wallace, Bobby Keys, Don Adey, Mick Taylor and more

Album Notes by Don Adey
In 1975, I returned to Hollywood and moved to the top of Wonderland in Laural Canyon, and built a little home studio. One day on my way home I was elated to see the sign next to the Canyon Store “British Pub Opening Soon.” On opening night, I headed down the hill, which was packed. It was called “The Cat and Fiddle” and was an authentic country pub. There were crossed beams on the walls, and handmade dark wood bar with stools to match and a small outdoor patio with a horizontal split door at the entrance. I was greeted by co-owner Stephen Humphreys, who was married to movie queen Cassie Yates. He bought me a pint and showed me around- what a great place!

Kim Gardner and his wife Paula were partners with Steve and Cassie in Hollywood’s only British Pub. Kim was a great guy who told me he played bass with Ronnie Wood in the “Birds” and “The Creation” along with Rod Stewart in “Quiet Melon.” He also was with “Ashton, Gardner and Dyke,” Jackie Lomax, Billy Burnett and numerous others to the tune of 27 albums. After speaking with him, I knew I had to invite him up for a play one night. The drummer that I was with at the time was my old friend Terry Rae, who had played with me on all the clubs on Sunset Strip. We also recorded with our band “The Jamme” produced by John Phillips of “The Mamas and Papas.”

My bass player, Danny Sheridon couldn’t make it one Thursday night. Kim joined Terry and I and we wrote three songs which was the start of a writing partnership that lasted twenty years.

We would play on Thursday nights, but Terry couldn’t make it one night so Kim brought his mate Mitch Mitchel (Jimi Hendrix Experience) to do the drumming. The rest is history.

01. THE TWO OF US

Beachy - Drums
Kim Gardner - Bass, Vocals
Don Adey - Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
David Webber - Tenor Sax
Johnny Bone - Trombone
Small Town Soul Girls - Background Vocals
Kim Gardner & Bruce Gary - Percussion

02. POSITIVE STATEMENT

Bruce Gary - Drums
Kim Gardner - Bass, Vocals
Don Adey - Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
Ivan Neville - Hammond B-3
Leon - Guitar
Paula Gardner & P. P. Arnold - Background Vocals

03. ALL AROUND THE WORLD

Bruce Gary - Drums
Kim Gardner - Bass, Vocals
Eva Gardner - Bass
Don Adey - Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals

04. SMALL TOWN BLUES

Bruce Gary - Drums
Kim Gardner - Bass, Vocals
Eva Gardner - Bass
Don Adey - Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
Matt Cooker - Cello
The Gardner Girls - Back Ground Vocals

05. SHE’S GOT AWAY ABOUT HER

Ian Wallace - Drums
Kim Gardner - Bass, Vocals
Don Adey - Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
Matt Cooker - Cello
Small Town Soul Girls - Background Vocals

06. YOU CAN’T STOP ME

Bruce Gary - Drums
Kim Gardner - Bass, Vocals
Don Adey - Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
Mick Taylor - Guitar
Jackie Lomax - Guitar

07. KISS ME

Mitch Mitchell - Drums
Kim Gardner - Bass, Vocals
Don Adey - Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
David Webber - Tenor Sax
Johnny Bone - Trombone
Small Town Soul Girls - Background Vocals

08. HOLD ON TO IT

Ian Wallace - Drums
Kim Gardner - Bass, Vocals
Don Adey - Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
Bobby Keys - Tenor Sax
Don Adey - Alto Sax
Barrie - Sax, Bo

09. THERE’S ROOM IN MY LIFE

Bruce Gary - Drums
Kim Gardner - Bass, Vocals
Don Adey - Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
Brian Auger - Hammond B-3
Michael - Ralo Hammond
Jack Lancaster - Tenor Sax
Pat Britt - Alto Sax
Sal Marquez - Flugal Horn
Paula Gardner & Ashley Gardner - Background Vocals

10. BE MY GUEST

Bruce Gary - Drums
Kim Gardner - Bass, Vocals
Don Adey - Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
Paula Gardner & The Gardner Girls - Back Ground Vocals

11. WRITTEN EASEY

Carmine Appice - Drums
Kim Gardner - Bass, Vocals
Don Adey - Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
Jackie Lomax - Slide Guitar
Paula Gardner & The Gardner Girls - Back Ground Vocals



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quarta-feira, 24 de setembro de 2014

New Planet Trampoline - The Curse Of The New Planet Trampoline


















New Planet Trampoline - The Curse Of The New Planet Trampoline - 2004

from AMG
Part of the circle of psych-inspired bands revolving around the axis of the Volta Sound, New Planet Trampoline features two of said group's members in slightly different roles. Matt Cassidy, guitarist in the Volta Sound, handles lead vocals as well here, while Ben Gmetro exchanges his guitar for organ. The rhythm section of Dave Molnar and Charlie Druesdow fills out the lineup, and on their full-length debut the quartet creates an enjoyable, sun-kissed/sun-dazed take on dreamy psychedelia. Where the Volta Sound leans more towards shoegaze and Spacemen 3-obsessiveness, New Planet Trampoline's songs generally either aim for the prettier and ambling, or the more raved-up and fun, with Gmetro's candy-colored organ the secret weapon in keeping the tone trippily playful either way. "Nag Champa" is utterly suffused with drifty, keyboard-led good times -- the oil projections on the wall can easily be envisioned. Other hazy songs like "Mr. and Mrs. Watterson," the mid-'80s XTC-resembling "Fishbone Song," and, in their closest similarity to the Volta Sound, the moody lope of "Skeleton Key" all appeal on the calmer front. It's not always a soft trip, though, when the band turns the country/rave-up "Northwestern Woodpecker" into a full-on rock rager in the instrumental break, it's a great moment of drama. The great freak-out of "Gimme a Moment," and the rambling charge of "ESP Medallion" -- perhaps the best title on an album full of fine ones -- also add to the fun, adding both variety and energy. Cassidy's singing can at times not totally connect -- sounding maybe more of a parody rather than a celebration -- but his energetic shout on "Northwestern Woodpecker" and his enticing harmonies on the concluding "Fake-Ass Moon," a reflective ballad of sorts, shows he's got the right skills. Meanwhile, his stellar guitar playing on "Whirlpool Clyde" (matched by fine martial drums from Druesdow) is worth attention on its own.


01. Phantom Picture Taker
02. Mr. And Mrs. Watterson
03. Northwestern Woodpecker
04. Nag Champa
05. Gimmie A Moment
06. Whirlpool Clyde
07. Skeleton Key
08. ESP Medallion
09. Fishbone Song
10. Hospitality
11. Fake-Ass Moon






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domingo, 21 de setembro de 2014

Too Smooth - Still


















Too Smooth - Still  - 2011

Formed in 1973, Too Smooth featured stunning songs and twin guitar runs; intricate time changes and fall-off-the-cliff dynamics; riverine vocal melodies, close gospel harmonies and bubbling musical improvisations. These were elements of what was coming to be called progressive rock and associated with acts ranging from Yes to Wishbone Ash - yet Too Smooth also offered a decided tip of the hat to the proud tradition of Lone Star boogie, blues, and hard rock. Too Smooth should have become one of the most successful rock acts in the world; as it turned out, they had to settle for simply being one of the best.

READ MORE HERE

CD 1
01. Crippled Duck
02. You Say When
03. Friends
04. Smile
05. Leavin' It Up to You
06. Try a Little Magic
07. Let Me Be
08. You & I
09. Windmill
10. I Love the Way
11. Song For the World
12. Soon Our Time Will Come - Mamie Mama (medley)

 

CD 2
01. It Must Be Love
02. Here to Stay
03. I Love You
04. Man Knows Nothing
05. Texas Hospitality
06. Lonesome Road Back Home
07. You Take Me to Paradise
08. Just Be Yoursself
09. Believe In Me
10. Don't Stop Lovin' Me
11. Where Has All the Magic Gone?
12. Nobody Knows Me Like I Do




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sexta-feira, 19 de setembro de 2014

Bobby Keys - Allstars LP


 















Bobby Keys - Allstars LP - 2005 

Born in Slaton, Texas, some 15 miles southeast of Lubbock on U.S. 84, Bobby’s life has been a sort of rock ‘n’ roll folk tale—in his early teens he bribed his way into his aunt’s neighbor Buddy Holly’s garage band rehearsals; he took up the saxophone as a high school freshman because it was the only instrument left unclaimed in the school band; he convinced his grandfather to sign his guardianship over to Crickets drummer J.I. Allison so he could go on tour as a teenager. In fact, Bobby’s experiences reflect the coming of age of rock ‘n’ roll itself. From years on the road during the waning days of early rock ‘n’ roll with hitmakers like Bobby Vee and the various acts on Dick Clark’s Caravan of Stars Tour through decades as top touring and session sax man for the likes of Elvis Presley, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, George Harrison, Delaney & Bonnie, Joe Cocker, B.B. King, Keith Moon, Sheryl Crow and countless others, and onto, perhaps most famously, an ongoing gig as a de facto Rolling Stone from 1970 onward, Bobby’s raw talent and outsized personality have elevated him from sideman to something closer to a rock ‘n’ roll icon.

01. Susie
02. Man In The Street
03. Dock of The Bay
04. Honky Tonk
05. KC Song
06. 99 & 1,2
07. Johnny Too Bad
08. Lovers' Rocking
09. Soul Serenade
10. Only The Strong
 



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domingo, 14 de setembro de 2014

(ta) Taste - Wall to Wall & Gold-Rush


(Ta) Taste - Wall to Wall - 2009

Em 2006, John Wilson, o lendário baterista da formação original do Taste decidiu reformar a banda juntamente com Richard McCracken e um guitarrista irlandês praticamente desconhecido, de nome Sam Davidson. Eles tocaram alguns shows e a pressão do público era tanta para que eles registrassem aquele som que eles decidiram lançar o álbum "Wall To Wall", sob o nome de "TA TASTE". A faixa de abertura, "Going Home" remete ao Alvin Lee e seu 10 Years After, o baixo é comandado por Albert Mills, que substituiu Richard,  e na guitarra, Sam Davidson reacende - dentro dos limites - a luz que se foi com a morte de Rory Galagher.

Com faixas como "Daytona Dreaming" e "Devil's Womand" ", duas canções que ousaria dizer que Rory teria tocado com muito prazer, o disco parece tentar ser bastante fiel a Rory e ao Taste original dos anos 60. Existe uma série de incríveis canções. Em suma, Wall to Wall não é somente um disco gravado por uma turma que quis faturar em cima de uma banda ícone; Não é somente uma forma de fazer algum dinheiro. Tanto crítica como público adoraram o trabalho, muitos achando ter sido o melhor lançamento de 2009.

Este álbum tempos depois foi relançado pelo selo Bad Reputation, mas agora usando o nome original "TASTE".

Depois de uma demanda de fãs e amigos, John Wilson e Sam Davidson começaram a a tocar novamente usando o nome de "ta Taste", sempre com rotatividade na vaga do baixistas, incluindo Richie McCracken,
o baixista do Taste original.

A banda excursionou em várias cidades, incluindo Moscou e San Francisco e gravaram novamente, desta vez colocando músicas do tempo de Rory. De certa forma, isso foi bom para oxigenar e mostrar o trabalho para um mundo de pessoas que talvez ainda não o conhecesse.

Passeando por algumas lojas a cerca de 2 meses atrás, deparei-me com este álbum AQUI e, sem saber realmente se tratar - de um novo lançamento ou o relançamento de algo gravado enquanto excursionavam - resolvi trazer pro blog para a degustação geral.

Fiz melhor, trago os dois discos. Wall to Wall está aqui porque o Paul do blog overdoseoffingalcocoa
gentilmente procedeu um repost deste disco muito dificil de se achar. Não mexi nada, apenas limitei-me a fazer outro upload (porque aprendi esta semana que usar o mesmo link e a mesma senha é para bloguinhos RÁ!!!). Para o Paul, meus sinceros agradecimentos.

E trago também o Gold-Rush, que nos sites de venda está marcado como 2013, mas como escrevo, nada sei sobre ele. Aproveitem porque não é comum a Casa fazer postagem dupla.


01. Going Home
02. Daytona Dreaming
03. The Drifter
04. The Wall
05. Devils Woman
06. Home Blues
07. Big Ship
08. Pretty Woman Of Mine
09. Lucy May
10. The Wall (Instrumental)

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01.Big Ship
02.Eat My Words
03.Going Home
04.Morning Sun
05.Born on the Wrong Side of Time
06.Railway and Gun
07.Lucille
08.The Drifter
09.Whats Going On
10.Same Old Story
11.The Hat
12.Lucy May
13.Catfish
14.Blister on the Moon
15.Home Blues

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