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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)


3 comentários :

Raulzimdimaio@gmail.com disse...

Link Gavitex , não funciona ou está desativado, poderia verificar?

Only Good Song disse...


Gavitex foi pro saco. Mais de 300 albuns se foram.
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Raulzimdimaio@gmail.com disse...

Amigo Only Good Song, fico muito feliz em saber que poderei baixar os discos, inclusive listei na postagem ALBATROSS, seguindo suas instruções, e reconheço o árduo esforço e atenção de sua iluminada pessoa. PARABÉNS !!!!