sábado, 19 de setembro de 2020

JD SIMO - Burnin' Live! (RE-POST)

JD SIMO - Burnin' Live! - 2000

Simo grew up in Chicago. He began playing guitar at the age of five. By age 15, Simo had already formed a band and released a live EP recorded in Phoenix Arizona, which sold 5,000 copies.

He quickly earned a strong local following in the Phoenix area, pleasing crowds of all ages with dynamic stage performances that showcased his guitar skills. He spent most of his teenage years touring, either in  his own solo endeavors or in various other bands.

01. Can't You Hear The Wind Howl?   
02. Lost Your Way   
03. The One   
04. Remembering You   
05. Them Changes   

J.D. Simo - Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
Tom Feigenbaum - Rhythm Guitar
Harley Bonham - Bass Guitar
Thomas Walker - Drums

terça-feira, 15 de setembro de 2020

The Who: Tommy - Live at the Royal Albert Hall

The Who: Tommy - Live at the Royal Albert Hall - 2017

In April 2017 The Who took to the stage at London’s Royal Albert Hall to perform their rock opera TOMMY live in its entirety for the first time in their long and illustrious career. Previous Who live shows had always dropped two, three or four songs from the album but for this show in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust the band would perform every song. With specially created animations on a huge screen above the stage and creative use of lighting the concert told the story of the “deaf, dumb and blind kid who sure played a mean pinball.” In addition, at the end of TOMMY, the sell-out crowd were treated to a short set of Who classics. Always a great live band, this performance was a thrilling ride from start to finish.

As well as the incredible full show, we also include some great bonus features. There is a behind the scenes featurette, plus also full screen animations of both The Acid Queen and Pinball Wizard with the live performance audio.

01. Overture
02. It’s A Boy
03. 1921
04. Amazing Journey
05. Sparks
06. Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker)
07. Christmas
08. Cousin Kevin 
09. The Acid Queen 
10. Do You Think It’s Alright? 
11. Fiddle About 
12. Pinball Wizard 
13. There’s A Doctor 
14. Go To The Mirror!
15. Tommy Can You Hear Me?
16. Smash The Mirror
17. Underture 
18. I’m Free 
19. Miracle Cure
20. Sensation
21. Sally Simpson
22. Welcome 
23. Tommy’s Holiday Camp 
24. We’re Not Gonna Take It 
25. I Can’t Explain 
26. Join Together 
27. I Can See For Miles 
28. Who Are You 
29. Love, Reign O’er Me 
30. Baba O’Riley 
31. Won’t Get Fooled Again

sábado, 12 de setembro de 2020

Joe Yamanaka With Flower Travellin' Band - The Times

Joe Yamanaka With Flower Travellin' Band - The Times - 1975

Originally released in 1975, The Times was a best-of collection repackaging some of the most accessible moments from Japanese psychedelic rock pilgrims the Flower Travellin' Band. 

The album pulls tracks from their hard-edged 1971 masterpiece Satori, 1972's follow-up Made in Japan, and their half-live/half-studio 1973 double album Make Up. Joe Yamanaka's howling vocals and percussion augmentations lead the band on trips both heavy and reflective over the course of the album's eight extensive tracks. 

The lead guitar work throughout is a highlight, and the refined sense of controlled mayhem in both playing and adventurous guitar tones becomes a major trademark of the band. The ominous doomsday sludge of "Hiroshima" ranks with some of Black Sabbath's most demonic early riff-fests, but made more uneasy with traditional Japanese scales being mutated into droning tradeoffs between vocals and guitar. The two-part "Satori" is a perfect highlight of the band's dual guitar work, while the epic soft psych journey of "Look at My Window" borrows from the mid-'60s San Francisco acid rock scene. There's a heavy Jefferson Airplane and Grateful Dead influence, but over its 11-plus minutes, the song melds summery harmonies with acoustic explorations akin to Popol Vuh's mellower soundtrack work. 

The Times is definitely an overview, and the band's official first album Satori is a more fully realized and cohesive statement, but The Times offers a fantastic (if truncated) look at one of the better obscure groups from the heyday of experimental psychedelia.

01. Satori, Pt. 2
02. Satori, Pt. 1
03. Shadows of Lost Days
04. Hiroshima
05. Make Up
06. Look at My Window
07. Spasms
08. I Wanna See You
10. Amazon

quinta-feira, 10 de setembro de 2020

Orange Bicycle - Orange Bicylcle

Orange Bicycle - Orange Bicylcle - 1970

Orange Bicycle were formed in early 1967, an English Pop/Psych band who were mainly studio based throughout their short existence. The band were made up of various musicians throughout the years, namely lead singer Robert J Scales (under his stage name Rob Storm), John Bachini (Bass), Kevin Curry (Drums), Bernie Lee (Guitar) and Wilson Malone (Vocals, Keyboards and Drums). Wil Malone would later go on to play in various bands such as ‘Fickle Pickle’, ‘Bobak, Jons, Malone’ and the second incarnation of ‘The Smoke’, as well as release a solo LP of notable worth.

The band played a style of music influenced by The Beach Boys, The Beatles and the hippy culture of the time, as well as by other groups like The Rolling Stones. They also regularly had a gig as backing band for the British duo Paul and Barry Ryan.

Many of the band members had been playing and making music through most of the 1960's in 'Rob Storm and the Whispers' when they toured as England's answer to the Beach Boys, and later, as fashions changed, they morphed into 'The Rob Storm Group'. Finally when the psychedelic revolution arrived they re-named themselves ‘Orange Bicycle’.

Their first single as Orange Bicycle, "Hyacinth Threads", was a number 1 hit in France and successful in other European countries.

In 1968, the band started to cover various songs from the time such as The Rolling Stones’ "Sing This All Together", The Beatles’ "Carry That Weight", Bob Dylan’s "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You" and Elton John’s "Take Me To The Pilot" in an attempt to hit the big time. These tracks are featured here on this CD release of their classic LP which came out via Parlophone Records under the name Orange Bicycle. 

Much of the later material was produced by the one and only Jonathan Peel with cover artwork and photos by the legendary HIPGNOSIS design.

01. Lady Samantha
02. Country Comforts
03. The Sweet Thing Is
04. Make It Rain
05. Say You Don't Mind
06. Hallelujah Moon
07. Jelly On The Bread
08. Take Me To The Pilot
09. Come Tomorrow Morning
10. Back
11. Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You
12. Hyacinth Threads
13. Laura's Garden
14. Early Pearly Morning
15. Jenskadajka
16. Sing This All Together
17. Last Cloud Home
18. Trip On An Orange Bicycle