sábado, 28 de dezembro de 2013

Richard Studholme - Life

Richard Studholme - Life - 2012 

By BRIAN HARMAN Bluesinthenorthwest

Richard Studholme’s interest in music was first aroused by the music of The Shadows, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, at the age of 13 he began to play semi- professionally, he at the same time started to seriously investigate who the writers of their early recordings actually were. By the age of 26 in 1977 he had moved to New York City and was playing in a well respected local band with Bill Dicey, Charles ‘Honeyboy’ Otis, and Sherman Holmes.

After about ten years he returned to England and promptly became the main session guitarist/bandleader for the JSP label which recorded and promoted such blues artists as; Carey and Lurrie Bell, Louisiana Red, Larry Johnson, ‘Lucky’ Lopez Evans, ‘Lefty’ Dizz, Lowell Fulson and Hubert Sumlin.  It was through working with these legends that the evidence of Richard’s undoubted skill, ability and professionalism led directly to the ‘raising of the bar;’ greatly increasing and enhancing the reputation of English backing bands.

Currently, he divides his time between recording, performing and hosting his own radio show; as ever with his discrete nature he has quietly released his new album which is a collection of originals and fine covers. As with the likes of Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe, Richard has the innate and sublime ability to create and infuse an atmosphere of warmth, care and affection within each individual number, whether they are slow groovers as in “You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me,” and the exquisite Peter Green influenced “I Just Go,” or the instrumental, hip swinging, ivory pushing floor sweeper “2120 South Michigan Avenue.” Joining Richard; guitar/vocals is Jim Leverton; bass, Josh Phillips; organ, Andy Newmark, drums and The Incognito Horns.

The drivingly infectious, “She Put the Whammy In Me,” is a definite toe-tapper as is “Little Mystery,” wonderful reminders of good tines past. “How Ya Doin,” has a lovely loping, swampy horn driven Southern Soul feel. While the delightful, “Love Is Amazing,”  “New Day,” and “Working On The Bottom,” contain dreamily entwined urban organ and horn passages.The whole album oozes a singular confidence matched with calming understatement. Delectable!

01. How Ya Doin'?        
02. 2120 South Michigan Avenue        
03. Love Is Amazing        
04. New Day        
05. Little Mystery        
06. Gotta Get Right        
07. She Put the Whammy to Me        
08. Working On the Bottom        
09. You've Really Got a Hold On Me        
10. I Just Go

Richard Studholme - Guitar, Vocals
Jim Leverton - Bass
Josh Phillips - Harmond B3
Andy Newmark - Drums
The Incognito Horns:
Hamish Stuart, Nico Ramsden, Tom Jaworski (also guitar) and Aloma Reid (vocals)

NB: Esse é o 100º e último post de 2013. Aproveito a oportunidade para desejar um Feliz 2014 a todos: amigos reais e virtuais, visitantes incognotos e, claro, aos titulares dos blogs parceiros (mesmo aqueles que assim me consideram e insistem em não me linkar (rs))

Muitas novidades (não tão novas assim, mas inéditas) já no dia 1º de janeiro.  

Sempre no mesmo ritmo, melodia e harmonia.



sexta-feira, 27 de dezembro de 2013

Joe Cerisano & Earl Slick's SILVER CONDOR - Live Across America (RE-RE-POST)

Joe Cerisano & Earl Slick's SILVER CONDOR - Live Across America - 2006

From Cerisano´s Site

Silver Condor "Live Across America" was recorded at different venues large and small during the summer of 1981. That was the year that Silver Condor attempted to take flight. In a leased Dodge extended cab van they started in Los Angeles and worked their way across America playing a series of 30 one-nighters ending in Dover NJ. Like a shooting star Silver Condor got lost in the corporate halls of Columbia Records. At that time at Columbia Records, one hand didn’t know what the other one was doing. There are are casualties all along the road to success. With a little luck some bust on through to the other side. It’s said that some of the best music doesn’t make it to the radio. Well, this cd proves that to be a fact.  READ MORE HERE

About Joe Cerisano HERE
About Earl Slick HERE

01. It's Over
02. Angel Eyes
03. Standing in the Rain
04. The One You Need

05. We're in Love
06. You Could Take My Heart Away
07. Carolina
08. Sayin' Goodbye
09. For the Sake of Survival
10. Goin' for Broke
11. Long Tall Sally
12. Rip It Up


quinta-feira, 26 de dezembro de 2013

Ian McLagan - Rise & Shine (re-re-post)

Ian McLagan - Rise & Shine - 2004

By Matt Fink, Paste Magazine

Over three decades since Ian McLagan joined Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane to form the best mod band this side of The Who, The Faces remain one of the most brilliant overlooked bands of their generation. Given the rock ’n’ roll muse’s tendency to abandon musicians who ply their trade in the genre for more than 20 years, there was plenty of opportunity for this album (only McLagan’s second solo outing in the last 24 years) to end up a nostalgia piece for a man few currently recognize as more than a session keyboardist for the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan. To that extent, Rise and Shine is an unmitigated success, better than just about any release from his reasonable British rock facsimiles. Having set down roots in Texas, more than a little heartland twang creeps into the tracks such as the effervescent power-pop of “Rubies in Her Hair” and the quasi-choir sing-along in the clever “The Wrong Direction.” Even better are the delicately soulful ballads, evoking Exile on Main Street-era Stones on the earnest “Anytime” and the bluesy dobro and gospel piano of “Lying.” He even channels a bit of Faces swagger in the rollicking “Been A Long Time,” one of the greatest blasts of mod rock since the band’s run ended. Sure, they aren’t all winners here, and the point can be reasonably argued that the sentiments once befitting him as a young man seem more than a little awkward springing from the mouth of a rock veteran nearing his 60th birthday, but the personality and distinction invigorating his work is truly stunning.

01. You're My Girl
02. Been a Long Time
03. Date With an Angel
04. Anytime 05. Price of Love
06. She Ain't My Girl
07. Your Secret 08. Lying
09. The Wrong Direction
10. Rubies in Her Hair
11. Wishing Hoping Dreaming

Ian McLagan - Vocals, Pianos, Harmond, Organ, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Bass, Percussion
Gurf Morlix - Electric Guitars
"Scrappy" Jud Newcomb - Electric and Acoustic Guitars
George Reiff - Bass
Don Harvey: Drums

Patty Griffin - Vocals (4, 8, 9, 11)
Brian Standefer - Cellos (4, 8)
John Bush - Congas, Percussion (6, 11)
Joe Sublett - Tenor Sax (5)
Darrell Leonard - Trumpet (5)


quarta-feira, 25 de dezembro de 2013

Shawn Phillips - Beyond Here Be Dragons (re-re-post)


Shawn Phillips - Beyond Here Be Dragons - 1988

Shawn has twenty albums to his credit and a host of associations with some of the most respected names in the industry including Donovan, Paul Buckmaster, J. Peter Robinson, Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Bernie Taupin, and many others, yet he is virtually forgotten except by his cadre of loyal fans, despite remaining active through today.

Re-issue of 'Beyond Here Be Dragons' originally released only for a short time in 1988 due to the demise of the original label, Chameleon. 9 tracks including 'Of Love', 'It Takes No Time' and 'Share The Wealth'. 2000 release. Standard jewel case

01. Of Love       
02. Circles
03. Sands of Time
04. It Takes No Time
05. Share the Wealth
06. Wind of the Angels
07. Discoveries
08. Spaghetti Inquistion
09. Moments

Shawn Phillips - Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals
Caleb Quaye - Acoustic & Electric Guitar
Ralph Humphrey - Drums
J. Peter Robinson - Keyboards
Alphonso Johnson - Bass


terça-feira, 24 de dezembro de 2013

sábado, 21 de dezembro de 2013

Noel Redding Band - Clonakilty Cowboys & Blowin' (Re-Re-Post)

Noel Redding Band - Clonakilty Cowboys & Blowin' - 1975 & 1976

By William Ruhlmann from allmusic.com
Clonakilty Cowboys
Former Jimi Hendrix Experience bassist Noel Redding's second attempt to lead a group (following Fat Mattress), the Noel Redding Band were more of a cooperative effort than their name would suggest. Redding may have been the organizing principal behind the unit, but David Clarke wrote or co-wrote almost all the material as well as singing lead vocals, while Eric Bell played lead guitar. Whoever dominated the band, however, their debut LP, Clonakilty Cowboys, was very much a British rock album of its time. There were hints here of the Faces and there of Mott the Hoople in a mainstream rock sound that seemed utterly familiar in the mid-'70s, but didn't much remind you of Redding's work with Hendrix. When Bell took off on his solo, for example, at the end of "Eight Nights a Week" (a paean to being a rock & roll star), his high-pitched work was out of Rock Guitar 101, but it had none of Hendrix's inventiveness. Maybe it's not fair to make such a comparison, but one falls into comparisons in discussing the music because it had little distinctive character of its own. As singers, neither Clarke nor Redding made it out of the rusty-voiced ranks of generic rock vocalists. Clonakilty Cowboys didn't make any noise on the charts and it didn't deserve to. Redding and company had made a fairly typical album for their time, but hadn't done anything that distinguished them from the pack.

01. There´s A Light
02. Throw Me A Buoy
03. After All
04. Roller Coaster Kids / Whatever Became Of The Children
05. Eight Nights A Week
06. Clonakilty Cowboys
07. Snowstorm
08. Born To His Name
09. If I Had
10. Gotta Move Awaya
Noel Redding emphasized his primacy in the band named after him on their second album, Blowin', putting close-up photographs of himself alone on the front and back covers, albeit with humorous intention. (He was pictured on the front blowing up a big bubblegum bubble and on the back with the burst bubble stuck to his nose.) He also took over production duties on the record and wrote a couple of songs on his own. But this was still a group effort on which lead singer and primary songwriter David Clarke took a prominent, if not dominant, role. The album rocked harder than its predecessor, Clonakilty Cowboys, and, recorded largely in the U.S., seemed to have more of an American, on-the-road feel, beginning with its opening track, "Back on the Road Again." But the Noel Redding Band were still a faceless, nearly generic rock group with a rusty-voiced singer mouthing rock & roll clichés and a standard-issue guitarist. Blowin' didn't sell any better than Clonakilty Cowboys had, and that was about the end of the Noel Redding Band.
11. Back On The Road Again

12. California
13. Yes It´s Alright
14. I´d Rather Go Blind
15. You Make Me Feel So Good
16. Take It Easy
17. Love And War
18. Before The Photograph
19. I`m Just A Sinner
20. Hold On To What You´ve Got


quarta-feira, 18 de dezembro de 2013

Little Queenie & the Percolators - Home

Little Queenie & the Percolators - Home - 2007
featuring Leigh “L’il Queenie” Harris, John Magnie, Tommy Malone and others (1977-1982)

By Grant Britt from nodepression.com

In New Orleans, she’s considered royalty. As Lil’ Queenie, she fronted the Percolators, a rowdy, raucous amalgamation of bluesy rockers with a jazzy side as well who rattled the Crescent City in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. Today, under her commoner name of Leigh Harris, she makes her home in Rural Hall, North Carolina, not far from Andy Griffin’s hometown and Mayberry touchstone of Mt. Airy.

But just because Harris has chosen a quieter and drier setting to live in doesn’t mean that she’s not still percolatin’. Ex- Percolator partners and current Subdudes Tommy Malone and John Magnie may not be with her when she plays this far south, but she’ll still bring a rowdy, funky bunch of backers when she plays Papa Mojo’s Roadhouse this Friday night.

Harris started singing before she could walk, and by her late teens was standing shoulder to shoulder on stages with a who’s who of New Orleans musical royalty including Professor Longhair, Dr. John and the Nevilles. “It was just kind of neighborhood guys, and I was just too young and stupid to be intimidated,” she says with a throaty chuckle. “ I had too much hubris, or somethin’.”

Whatever you called it, the crowds who packed Tipitinas loved her work, as did the artists, especially Fess. “Johnny and I did this duet at Tipitinas every Monday night,” Harris recalls. “All the Nevilles would come in, because it was a really neighborhoody thing, and Fess would too, and George Landry, who was Art and them’s uncle, Big Chief Jolly. And Fess would say, (she drops down into a gravely croak) “sang that  ’Ode To Billie Joe.’” Which I really didn’t do with Johnny, he had heard me do it when I was even younger, doing a solo act, playing guitar. He said one of his great lines ever, one of his great malaprops: ‘You sang that real nice, dahlin’- I likedted it.’ ”

The Percolators grew out of that duo, adding future Subdude Tommy Malone as well as a rotating cast of characters that included some of the city’s finest horn players and even slide guitar wizard Sonny Landreth  for a time. The band name came from a quote in clarinetist/ saxman/viper Mezz Mezrow’s book, Really The Blues. “Mezz is describing this situation where all the musicians all one by one are all achieving collective satori, and someone in the house screams out, ‘percolate you fool, percolate!” But she says few people got the reference. “I’ve had people give me toy coffepots, with my face on these appliances for years,” she says. I tell her  it seems obvious that anybody who heard the band and got caught up in the pulsating riddims would realize that it was not something as common as caffeine but an internal  lava flow that was bubbling up to splash all over them. “No shit, man,” she says with a sigh.


01. I Gotta Song I Gotta Sing
02. My Dawlin New Orleans           
03. Gumbo Heaven
04. Wild Natives
05. Inspiration           
06. I Was Just Practicing           
07. Cant Get Ridoma Smile           
08. Surrender           
09. Telephone Sleeping in My Bed           
10. Hum Hum           
11. It Will Be Me           
12. Blackhaired Girl


sábado, 14 de dezembro de 2013

Dave Mason - Live At XM Satellite Radio (re-re-post)

Dave Mason - Live At XM Satellite Radio [DeLuxe Edition] - 2003

from amazon.com

As co-founder of the legendary rock band Traffic, Dave Mason has always been a powerful force in popular music. His tenure as their guitarist, vocalist & songwriter, along with his friends Stevie Winwood, Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood, netted the quartet several hit singles and albums including his signature tune Feelin' Alright and international smashes like Hole In My Shoe.

While collaborating with his friends like Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Delaney and Bonnie and George Harrison, Dave Mason continued to develop his trademark sound, while igniting a solo career that took off with his first platinum plus debut album Alone Together from 1970.

Over the next three decades, Dave Mason continued his legendary status as a staple radio artist, riding the top rung of the many music charts with tunes like We Just Disagree, Let It Flow, All Along the Watchtower, Show Me Some Affection, and Something from the Heart.

A few years ago, Dave Mason and his wonderful band entered into the state of the art XM studios in Washington D.C., and recorded this new album Live at XM Satellite Radio. This unique session was performed organically in front of an intimate gathering of friends and fans. From start to finish, it is a solid 100% classic Dave Mason concert.

Things start off with a nod to his Alone Together album with the prog-rock classic World In Changes and his Delaney and Bonnie hit Only You Know and I Know. Mason's vocals and guitar styling are second to none as the crowd roars in approval.

We Just Disagree was Dave's most successful venture at Top 40 radio back in the late seventies. This emotional live reading brings back the memories of this era and skillfully shows the interplay between Mason and his good friend guitarist John Sambataro (Firefall, McGuinn Clark & Hillman). This track is indeed a defining moment of the show.

No Dave Mason concert is complete without the classics All Along The Watchtower, Traffic's Dear Mr. Fantasy and the surprise groover Feelin' Alright. His fans and new converts will agree, this new live offering will satisfy the classic rocker in all of us.

In addition to this pivotal live recording, Dave has gone into the vaults and found a very rare live interpretation of the Eagles classic Take It To The Limit. Recorded several years ago in the Orange County, California locale, this tune takes on a whole new feeling with the Dave Mason magic.

As a further gift to his fans, Dave has also included two new studio tracks that will truly enhance your listening experience. First, there is the very rare Dave Mason/Jim Capaldi duet of the classic 40,000 Headmen. Recorded shortly before his untimely death, Jim Capaldi truly sings his soul out on this revisit to the Traffic era. Dave shares on the vocal chores, as well as an incredible guitar workout throughout.

The intriguing closer, Deaf, Dumb And Blind, is one of those tunes that his fans have been clamoring years for. Dave's vocals are the ticket here, the amazing music he creates is still intact after four decades of recording, and like a fine wine, his career just gets better all the time. This tune will surely become one of his future classics

01. World in Changes
02 .Only You Know and I Know
03. We Just Disagree     
04. Look at You, Look at Me     
05. Dear Mr. Fantasy     
06. All Along the Watchtower     
07. Feelin' Alright     
08. Take It to the Limit - (Recorded Live In Orange County, CA/Bonus Track)   
09. 40, 000 Headmen - (Bonus Track)   
10. Deaf, Dumb and Blind - (Bonus Track)

Dave Mason - Guitar, Vocal
John Sambataro - Guitar
Alex Drizos - Bass
Alvino Bennett - Drums.
Bill Mason - Keyboards
and Jim Capaldi - vocal on 40,000 Headmen


quinta-feira, 12 de dezembro de 2013

The Bossmen - The Complete Bossmen (The Singles '64-'67) (with Dick Wagner and Mark Farner)

The Bossmen - The Complete Bossmen (The Singles '64-'67) - 2009 

The Bossmen were a very successful band operating out of Saginaw, Michigan in the mid to late 1960\'s. They released several singles, all of them reaching the top of the charts on Michigan radio. This CD is a compilation of all their work, including three tracks recorded by The Bossmen in their transition period as they changed members and evolved into The Frost, another hugely successful band who really swept the state of Michigan and shared the spotlight with the likes of The MC5, during the explosive late 1960\'s in Detroit. Fronted by noted guitarist and songwriter, Dick Wagner, who went on to notoriety with Lou Reed and Alice Cooper, The Bossmen were essentially the Michigan Beatles. This CD is essential listening for any 1960's music fans.

01. Take A Look
02. It's A Shame
03. Thanks To You
04. Help Me Baby
05. Here's Congratulations
06. Bad Girl
07. Wait And See
08. You're The Girl For Me
09. On The Road
10. Tina Maria
11. Baby Boy
12. You And I
13. Rainy Day
14. Sunshine
15. Little Girl
16. Easy Way Out
17. I Cannot Stop You
18. Listen My Girl

Dick Wagner - Lead Guitar, Vocal (later went on to the Frost, Lou Reed and Alice Cooper)
Mark Farner - Guitar, Bass, Vocal ( went on to Grand Funk Railroad)
Warren Keith - Piano, VocalLanny Roenicke - Bass, Vocal (Later played wih Hank Williams Jr.)
Pete Woodman - Drums (Later went on to Popcorn Blizzard a.k.a. Meatloaf)
Lanny Roenicke (Bass Guitar, Vocals, Trumpet)


sábado, 7 de dezembro de 2013

Steve Marriott - I Need Your Love

Steve Marriott -  I Need Your Love - 2013
(like a fish needs a raincoat) 1962-1991

An album of rarities from the archives of the Marriott estate covering four decade, includes ultra rare unreleased material from pre Small Faces days. Features the very first recordings Steve ever made and the last with Peter Frampton. 

Stephen Peter "Steve" Marriott (30 January 1947 - 20 April 1991) was an English musician, songwriter and frontman of two notable rock and roll bands, spanning over two decades. Marriott is remembered for his powerful singing voice which belied his small stature, and for his aggressive approach as a guitarist in the mod rock bands- Small Faces (1965-1969) and Humble Pie (1969-1975 and 1980-1981).

Disc One

01. Louisiana Blues 1975
02. Nobody But You 1975
03. You're A Heartbreaker 1975
04. Street Rat 1976
05. Bluegrass Interval 1976
06. Signed Sealed 1976
07. Saylarvee 1977
08. Brown Man Do 1978
09. Wossname 1979
10. My Lovers Prayer 1980

11. Baby Don't Do It 1980
12. Restless Blood 1981
13. Tin Soldier 1981

14. You Spent It 1981
15. Law Of The Jungle 1984
16. I Just Wanna Make Love To You 1986
17. I Need Your Love (Like A Fish Needs A Raincoat) 1987
18. Gypsy Woman 1989
19. Out Of The Blue 1991( With Peter Frampton )
20. Bigger They Come Harder They Fall 1991( With Peter Frampton )

Disc Two

01. Give All She's Got (Demo October 1964
02. Imaginary Love - Alt. Version (As Steve Marriott 1963 Uk 7")

03. Give Her My Regards (As Steve Marriott 1963 Uk 7")
04. Blue Morning (With The Moments 1964)
05. You Really Got Me (With The Moments 1964 U.S 7" Only)
06. Money Money (With The Moments 1964 U.S 7" Only)
07. You'll Never Get Away From Me (With The Moments 1964)
08. Imaginary Love (With The Moonlights 1962 Demo)
09. What'd I Say (With The Moonlights 1962 Demo)



sexta-feira, 6 de dezembro de 2013

Paul McCartney - Live At ICA Festival

Paul McCartney - Live At ICA Festival - EP - 2007

The first installment of the iTunes Festival: London took place in the spring of 2007 with different artists performing over a succession of nights. Paul McCartney helped inaugurate the event with this storming set of six songs, four of which were from his Memory Almost Full album. With a cracking band behind him and his own voice in sharp form, McCartney puts forth some of his most rocking tunes. The funky "Coming Up" sounds positivelyStevie Wonder-ized while "Jet" comes across as both raucous and triumphant.

All tracks performed by Paul McCartney, Brian Ray, Abe Laboriel Jr., Rusty Anderson and Paul Wickens

01. Coming Up
02. Only Mama Knows
03. That Was Me
04. Jet
05. Nod Your Head
06. House of Wax


quinta-feira, 5 de dezembro de 2013

Leigh Harris - Polychrome Junction (re-post)

Leigh Harris - Polychrome Junction - 2001

from CDUniverse

Recorded in New Orleans in 2000 by the innovative keyboard/percussion/vocal quintet, Roy G Biv, led by vocalist Leigh "Little Queenie" Harris, Polychrome Junction opens with Harris's "Dog Days" (later tapped for re-release on Sony's Doctors, Professors, Kings, and Queens: The Big Ol' Box of New Orleans) : a funk-drenched, witty paean to Crescent City weather ("Down here in the land of the dreamy dream/the air condition stay on past Halloween"), complete with authentic howling about the heat and a blistering tuba solo by "honorary Biv-ouac" Matt Perrine. Jazz standard "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most" receives a major groove overhaul with percussionist Michael Skinkus's multilayering of shekere, congas, djali, shakers and bells, and pianist Joshua Paxton & organist David Ellington's adroit, joyous cross-pollination of New Orleans and Afro-Carribean polyrhythms; kit drummer Karl Budo picks up his sticks and lays down a subtle but definite NOLA street beat on "Poinciana". Young tenor saxophonist Rebecca Barry guests on "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning" to great effect in both her solo and interplay work with Harris .

The dizzying rendition of "Cloudburst" is a standout, and Harris's take on "Candy" will send many listeners to the bedroom or the kitchen--or both. Harris's two other compositions, "Crazy Mirrors" and "Paralyzed" (written with Subdude John Magnie and Bruce MacDonald),are vivid tales of unrequieted love and sexual obsession. "You Always Knew Me Better (Than I Knew Myself"), written for Harris by Dr John and Doc Pomus, is a soulful, heartwrenching ballad performed as a duet between Harris and Paxton. The final track, Earl King's "Make a Better World", provides ample forum for Paxton and Ellington's James Booker/Professor Longhair chops and Harris's undeniable take-no-prisoners way with an R&B classic. Polychrome Junction is a fine archive of an extremely creative group comprised of top-notch musicians living and working in contemporary New Orleans, in energetic, fertile flower, containing superb playing and vocalising throughout.

01.  Dog Days
02.  Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
03.  Oh What A Beautiful Morning
04.  Paralyzed
05.  Poinciana
06.  You Always Knew Me Better (Than I Knew Myself)
07.  Crazy Mirrors
08.  Cloudburst
09.  Candy
10.  Make A Better World

Leigh Harris - Vocals
Josh Paxton - Piano, Clavinet
David Ellington - B3 Organ
Karl Budo - Drums
Michael Skinkus - Baata, Bongos, Congas, Djali, Djimbe, Cowbells, Sleighbells, Tiny Bells, Bones, Shells, Skerkeres, Vibraslap, Marracas, Bicycle Horn, Tambourine
Rebecca Barry - Tenor Sax (3)
Matt Perrine - Tuba  (1), Bass (9)

N.B: Esse disco eu subi para primeiramente atender a um pedido num destes foruns da vida, sem a intenção de postá-lo no blog, mas, confesso que fiquei com pena de perder um link para esse disco um tanto quanto dificil de se achar. Se serviu para 1, pode ser que sirva para mais 5 ou 6. Essa é a lógica.


domingo, 1 de dezembro de 2013

Corky Laing And The Perfect Child - Playing God

Corky Laing And The Perfect Child - Playing God - 2013

from Gonzomultimedia
Legendary Mountain drummer Corky Laing teams up with two internationally acclaimed philosophers (Prof. Matti Häyry and Dr. Tuija Takala) in this joint effort that brings together '70s style music and contemporary moral problems of gene technology. 'Playing God' is a concept album. 'Playing God' is a musical metaphor for today's attempt to attain perfection. Musically the album covers many feels and approaches from soft ballads to riff-driven guitar rock, from meditative instrumentals to operatic melody lines.

At its core, the guitar-bass-drums combo is complemented with powerful singing. While Corky Laing, the drummer, is known - and his forceful, innovative and mesmerizing drumming features heavily on the album - 'Playing God' also introduces Corky Laing, the singer. There is such strength and depth to his voice that one can only wonder why the world has not, prior to this, known him as the lead singer he is. The main female leads are sang by Maya Paakkari (an entrancing raspy voice from Finland), Bonnie Parker (a wide-ranging singer from the band Tang), and Denny Colt (another voice of power and attitude from Tang). The album also features Eric Schenkman (from Spin Doctors) on guitar. 'Playing God' was recorded and produced in Finland and further benefits from the local talent of Finnish musicians, singers, and sound engineers. While 'Playing God' is a rock album, it is also a soundtrack to a rock opera. It takes the listener to tomorrow's world by introducing the small town of Happyville, where the people have enjoyed the benefits of genetic engineering for years without any thought. There's a man who sells science and parents seeking to perfect their children, there are difficult choices and the need to find someone to blame when things don't go to plan. The choices these people are making are not new, it is just that the tools available are more sophisticated.

'Playing God' is a study of the human condition. The themes of the rock opera are based on theoretical research, but the practical questions it poses are relevant to us all. 'Playing God' is something new. It represents a crossover between academic research and rock. The ethical and philosophical questions raised by modern biotechnologies are made accessible by using rock music as a medium. On the surface, the storylines are easy to follow, but they also lend themselves to deep philosophical questions about the future of humanity. Just enjoy the music - or allow yourself to be taken on a journey into your own moral convictions. In both cases, you will find something new amidst the familiar.


Canadian powerhouse drummer Corky Laing is essentially associated with rock and roll folklore and as one of the elite drummers in the world. Laing is a longtime member for hard rock/heavy metal giant’s Mountain and the blues-rock power trio of West, Bruce & Laing. But Laing’s musical collaborations are seemingly endless. A list that includes alliances with John Lennon, Jack Bruce, Meat Loaf, Noel Redding, Mahogany Rush, Ten Years After, Ian Hunter, Mick Ronson, Bo Diddley and Gov’t Mule …to name a few. Laing is also a producer and composer.

Corky Laing has recently added a brand new chapter to his illustrious musical career. Laing’s most recent project is a fascinating collaboration with two internationally acclaimed professors (Prof. Matti Häyry and Dr. Tuija Takala) intermingling the decree of genetic engineering with a rock opera music scheme. The concept album entitled … Playing God is performed by the Perfect Child, an incredible ensemble of musicians and singers. At the core of the rock opera is Corky Laing who astounds instrumentally, lyrically and vocally. The album concept is brilliant and the music is colossal. It’s an awe-inspiring rock musical production and a cross between … Welcome to my Nightmare, The Wall and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Corky Laing - Drums, Vocals, Percussion, Guitar
Special Guest: Eric Schenkman - Guitar
Bonnie Parker - Bass, Vocals
Tuija Takala, Denny Colt - Guitar, Vocals
Lasse Väyrynen - Guitar, Guitalele, Bass, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Matti Häyry - Guitar, Guitalele, Keyboards, Vocals
Harri Väyrynen - Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Mikaela Mansikkala, Maya Paakkari, Hanna Paatero - Backing Vocals

01. God's March
02. Luke's Blues
03. Terrace of the Gods
04. Perfect Boy
05. Tony's return
06. College Girls
07. Silent Dream
08. My Brother's Gonna Die
09. Open Up Your Imagination
10. Here is Our Blood
11. Jupiter
12. Tim's Requiem
13. Not Good Enough
14. Father's Lament
15. Crying Shame
16. Journey
17. Sisterhood
18. Vital Stream
19. Revelations I
20. Meltdown
21. Revelations II
22. Eyes in the Mirror
23. Revelations III
24. Mr C's Demise
25. In This World