quinta-feira, 31 de maio de 2018

Atomic Rooster - On Air - Live at the BBC & Other Transmissions

Atomic Rooster - On Air - Live at the BBC & Other Transmissions - 2018

UK three disc (2 CDs , 1 DVD) set featuring live BBC recordings from Paris Theatre London 1972, and Beat Club on German TV 1972. An outstanding keyboard player and composer, Vincent Crane was the founder of Atomic Rooster, one of the finest progressive rock groups of the super-charged Seventies. When he teamed up with soul singer Chris Farlowe, the mighty Rooster became even more exciting. 

CD 1 BBC Radio 1 – Live In Concert (Paris Theatre, London, 27/07/72)
01. Breakthrough
02. Stand By Me
03. People You Can’t Trust
04. A Spoonful Of Bromide Helps The Pulse Rate Go Down
05. All In Satan’s Name
06. Devil’s Answer

CD 2 Beat Club (1970-1972)
07. Save Me
08. Sleeping For Years
09. Vug
10. Tomorrow Night
11. I Can’t Take Any More
12. Black Snake
13. Breakthrough
14. Breakthrough
15. Black Snake
16. A Spoonful of Bromide Helps the Pulse Rate Go Down
17. Can't Find a Reason
18. Vug


sábado, 26 de maio de 2018

Jon Hiseman - A Night In The Sun

Jon Hiseman - A Night In The Sun - 1981

Originally released only on vinyl, this album dates from 1981 and has never been previously released on CD. The original analogue tapes, recorded in, and rescued from, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil , were lost until recently. After a 4-hour baking in an oven to remove the accumulated moisture that had been attracted to the oxide binder, Jon Hiseman was able to transfer the tapes into the digital domain in pristine condition while they were, literally, still hot.

He flew out to Rio for 10 days in 1981, taking only a few cymbals and a snare drum, to meet some of Brazil’s finest musicians for the first time and play their music.  Since they had recorded mainly at night, while sleeping through the heat of the day, the album title had to be… “A Night in the Sun”!

01. Tropeiro
02. The Hearts Of Carnival
03. Sunroof
04. A Night In The Sun
05. Eunice
06. Makenna Beach
07. Walking On Air

Jon Hiseman - Drums
Marcio Montarroyos - Flugelhorn (2,4), Trumpet (1,3,6,7), Piano (3)
Sergio Dias - Acoustic Guitar (1,2,3,4,5)
Jamil Joanes - Bass
Ricardo Silveira - Guitar (6)
Robson Jorge - Guitar (4)
Victor Biglione - Guuitar (1)
Lincoln Olivetti - Keysboards (1,3,4,6,7)
Cidinho - Percussion (1,2,3,5,6,7)
Ariovaldo - Percussion (4)
Marcos Resende - Piano (2,5,6)
Leo Gandelman - Saxophone (1,2,3)
Sergio de Souza - Trombone (1,3,7)


terça-feira, 22 de maio de 2018

JCM (John Hiseman, Clem Clempson & Mark Clarke) - Heroes

  JCM (John Hiseman, Clem Clempson & Mark Clarke) - Heroes - 2018

The brand new album from JCM. Featuring legendary drummer and bandleader Jon Hiseman, guitarist Clem Clempson and bassist and vocalist Mark Clarke.Eleven tracks including two superb bonus tracks Foyers Of Fun and Grease The Wheels .Also available as a nine track limited edition vinyl LP and on digital stores and streaming services.

Jon Hiseman, the legendary drummer and bandleader who took Colosseum to fame in the 1970s, has formed an exciting new group called JCM (Jon Hiseman, Clem Clempson and Mark Clarke).The trio comprises of Clem Clempson on lead guitar and vocals, Mark Clarke on bass and lead vocals, with of course Jon on drums.

JCM's debut album has already been hailed as amazing.Repertoire Records are releasing Heroes as a nine track vinyl LP and CD with two additional bonus tracks.

01. The Kettle
02. Strangeher
03. Weird of Hermiston
04. Four Day Creep
05. Yeah Yeah Yeah
06. Rivers
07. Grease the Wheels
08. The Inquisition
09. Foyers of Fun
10. Only Sixteen
11. The Real Great Escape


sexta-feira, 18 de maio de 2018

Target - In Range

Target - In Range - 2017 (1979)

Target was an exciting US Quintet from Memphis that featured the legendary Jimi Jameson (Cobra / Survivor) on vocals. They released two albums on A & M in 1976 (Target) and 1977 (Captured). However, it has come to light that a third album was recorded in 1979, entitled 'In Range' before the band split in 1982.

While vocalist Jimi Jamison did go on to greater heights - thanks to his stints fronting Cobra and, of course, Survivor not to mention releasing an impressive catalogue of solo records ­ Target were the band  with whom he first made the progression from playing the bars and clubs to touring as a major label act opening for the likes of Black Sabbath and Styx. However, the debut Target LP wasn't the singer's first album recording credit. Nor bassist Tommy Cathey's either. Having started to work together in a band called Omaha in the early 70's an opportunity to hook up with another project was just too good to miss, as the latter explains: 'After a stint in Omaha with Jimi, we both wanted to explore the chances of original music,' recalls Cathey. 'David Beaver had been doing original music for a couple of years so we gravitated to that. We did two records with D. Beaver, of which only one was released ('Combinations' on the TMI label in 1973). Right after the second record, Jimi and I were ready to take the splash into forming our own band to do original music, so we teamed up with guitarist/organist Buddy Davis and formed Target. We still played cover music to pay the bills, but all along writing our own music and trying to be a good rock and roll band!' The band toured substantially back then and it was a shame that the band split before that third release saw the light of day

'In Range' was recorded in the autumn of 1979: it took the band about two to three weeks to do this third album. What an album it is though, this is Target's best recording, chock full of quality songs and musicianship. Its criminal it has laid dormant for so long

01. Tightwire
02. Love Magician
03. Too Much Good Lovin'
04. Hold Tight
05. Taxman
06. Means That Much
07. Come On
08. A Place Called Hot
09. Don't You Think Its Time

Jimi Jamison - Vocals
Tommy Cathey - Bass, Vocals 
Paul Cannon, Buddy Davis - Guitar                    
Bill Marshall - Drums 
Gary Topper - Sax on Live Magician  


terça-feira, 15 de maio de 2018

The Jook - Different Class

The Jook - Different Class - 1974 (2005 Remaster)

A first ever collection of all the singles and unreleased studio recordings by this seminal UK pop punk outfit with close links to Sparks , whose track ‘Aggravation Place’ is one of the highlights of the recent Glitterbest set. • The Jook were the brainchild of Sparks manager John Hewlett, who introduced guitarist Trevor White to singer-songwriter Ian Kimmett, and recruited bassist Ian Hampton and drummer Chris Townson. He secured a record deal with RCA; a publishing contract with Mickie Most, who signed them without even hearing a note and a monthly residency at The Sundown in Edmonton, North London. •

The Jook released five singles (one of which Oo Oo Rudi inspired early Irish label mates of the Undertones to name themselves Rudi )- and recorded an unreleased album called "Different Class" - to little commercial success. The final nail in the coffin was when they were unable to promote their last single, Bish Bash Bosh, after their tour with The Sweet had been cancelled. The anthemic Aggravation Place dates from their last recording session in 1976, which later appeared as an EP on Bomp in the US and Chiswick in the UK in 1978. Trevor White: "The best thing we ever done, everything just as we wanted, and if we'd stayed together we might have had the breakthrough." As soon as the session was finished White and Hampton jumped ship and joined Sparks, who were enjoying their first taste of success with This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us, and stayed with them for two albums. Kimmett remained in the business and ran Bearsville Records for Albert Grossman. • Today the US market for 70’s power pop has embraced the Jook, whilst elsewhere such as the UK and Japan the market for proto punk has equally identified the Jook for re-appraisal.

01. Different Class
02. Aggravation Place
03. Watch Your Step
04. Bish Bash Bosh
05. Oo-Oo-Rudi
06. King Kapp
07. Alright With Me
08. Everything I Do
09. Rumble
10. Cooch
11. La La Girls
12. Do What You Can
13. That's Fine
14. Mohair Sam
15. Movin' In The Right Direction
16. Crazy Kids
17. City & Suburban Blues
18. Hey Doll
19. Shame Shame Shame
20. Jook's On You
21. Everything I Do (Ian Kimmett Demo) (Bonus Track)
22. Aggravation Place (Ian Kimmett Demo) (Bonus Track)


sábado, 5 de maio de 2018

Clive John - You Always Know Where You Stand With A Buzzard (Repost)

Clive John - You Always Know Where You Stand With A Buzzard - 1975 (Reissue 2004)

Keyboardist, guitarist, and vocalist Clive John was most known for his stint in the Welsh progressive rock group Man from the late '60s through the mid-'70s (before that, he had been in the group from which Man evolved, the Bystanders). In late 1975 he released a little-known solo album, You Always Know Where You Stand with a Buzzard. Like much of what Man had done, it was eclectic, with dips into singer/songwriter rock, blues-rock, riffs with echoes of West Coast psychedelic bands, and Frank Zappa-like fusion and absurdism. Clive John died in Swansea, Wales on August 24, 2011 after a lengthy struggle with emphysema.

01. Out of My Tree
02. Brand 'X'
03. Summer Song
04. Swansea Town
05. Visitin' the Duke
06. Love to You
07. Overflow
08. Bust Again
09. Ferret Interview
10. Hold Your Ferret Aloft

Clive John - Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
Martin Ace - Bass
Dave Charles - Drums
Andy Fairweather-Low - Guitar Solo on "Brand X" & Interview on "Ferret"
Brian Breeze - Guitar Solo on "Overflow"
Tommy Riley - Drums on "Bust Again"
Pete Hurley - Bass on "Bust Again"
Phil Ryan - Keyboards on "Ferret"
John Williams - Backing Vocals on "Brand X" & Interview on "Ferret"

+@256  with complet artwork

terça-feira, 1 de maio de 2018

Powder - Ka-Pow! An Explosive Collection 1967-68

Powder - Ka-Pow! An Explosive Collection 1967-68 - 2014

Bay area mod rockers Powder were incredibly short-lived, quickly running through a bizarre time line that included a brief stint as backing band for Sonny & Cher, several name changes, and the recording of a few undeniably great tunes that got lost in the shuffle of the endless stream of Anglo-pop bands sprouting up in the wake of the British Invasion. Inspired to the point of obsession by the Who circa Sell Out, the Zombies, and the janglier side of psychedelia, the band was formed by brothers Richard and Thomas Martin (known under the stage names Richard & Thomas Frost), going through various Beatles-indebted incarnations before arriving at the lineup that would be Powder in 1967. One of those acts, Ray Columbus & the Art Collection had a minor garage psych hit with the loopy 13th Floor Elevators-ish "Kick Me (I Think I'm Dreaming)," which was buried in obscurity for a future Nuggets crowd to unearth decades later. Once Columbus left the band, they re-emerged as a more clean-cut entity simply known as the Art Collection, offering up bubblegum sides like "I'm a Boy & You're a Girl" and an especially sunny reading of the Who's "So Sad About Us." Somewhere in the middle of all this came the next phase of the band, with Powder leaning heavily on the pop sweetness of the sound they spun as the Art Collection, but weaving in darker themes on tunes like "Do I Love You" and the Love-meets-the Turtles weirdness of "What the People Said." All of these various phases are chronicled in Ka-Pow! An Explosive Collection 1967-1968, with 26 tracks in total digging into the archive for an impressive cross-section of the band's largely unreleased recorded material. The majority of the disc focuses on a shelved album from Powder recorded just before they imploded, turning in a fair amount of Who knockoffs like "Rodeo," but also some seemingly accidentally tender tunes like "Flowers" or the jangly and juvenile "Ruby Red Lips." These naive and tuneful Powder songs and the unabashedly innocent tunes recorded under the Art Collection moniker are a fantastic complement to the more heavy-handed freakbeat tracks that fill much of the album, though both offer a glimpse of the Martin brother's enthusiastic appropriation of the new sounds that were exploding from all sides in the late '60s. 

01. Turn Another Page (Version 1)
02. Gladly
03. Do I Love You (Version 1)
04. Magical Jack
05. I Try
06. Ruby Red Lips (Alternate Mix)
07. Grimbley Leitch
08. What The People Said
09. Rodeo
10. Flowers
11. Hate To See Her Go
12. Let's Look At The Moon
13. Too Many Miles

Ray Columbus & The Art Collection
14. Kick Me (I Think I'm Dreaming)
15. Snap Crackle & Pop

The Art Collection 16. Millicent
17. I Go To School
18. I'm A Boy & You're A Girl
19. So Sad About Us
20. She's My Girl
22. Morning

Powder23. Turn Another Page (Version 2)
24. Grimbley Leitch (Alt Vocal)
25. Do I Love You (Version 2)

Ray Columbus & The Art Collection
26. Kick Me (I Think I'm Dreaming) (Alt Version)