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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Τρω'iκός Πόλεμος Various Artists 1975


Γιάννης Πετρίτσης, Γιάννης Κοζάτσας – Τρωϊκός Πόλεμος - Ροκ Όπερα
Label : Philips – 522 825-2
Format : CD, Album
Country : Greece
Released : 1994
Genre : Rock, Pop
Style : Rock Opera
Year : 1975

  Tracklist

A1. Κώστας Τουρνάς : Τρώες, Αργήτες Κι Αχαιοί    
A2. Robert Williams , Ελπίδα, Κώστας Τουρνάς : Η Αρπαγή Της Ελένης    
A3. Γιώργος Πολυχρονιάδης, Ιπποκράτης Εξαρχόπουλος, Κώστας Τουρνάς, Σερεφ. Δαμιανός : Η Συνέλευση Των Αχαιών    
A4. Robert Williams , Γιάννης Πετρίτσης : Η Μονομαχία    
A5. Ιπποκράτης Εξαρχόπουλος : Όλοι Ξεχνούν Την Παροιμία    
A6. Βλάσσης Μπονάτσος, Ιπποκράτης Εξαρχόπουλος : Πάτροκλος    
B1. Ιπποκράτης Εξαρχόπουλος : Ο Θρήνος Του Αχιλλέα    
B2. Δάκης, Μαρίνα : Ο Αποχαιρετισμός Της Ανδρομάχης    
B3. Δάκης, Ιπποκράτης Εξαρχόπουλος : Ο Θάνατος Του Ήρωα    
B4. Γιάννης Πετρίτσης, Γιώργος Πολυχρονιάδης : Πάρτε Την Ελένη    
B5. Robert Williams , Ιπποκράτης Εξαρχόπουλος : Ο Θάνατος Του Αχιλλέα    
B6. Robert Williams , Γιώργος Μούτσιος : Δούρειος Ίππος    
B7. Κώστας Τουρνάς : Να Ειν' Αλήθεια Ή Παραμύθια



Notes

Μουσική: Γιάννης Κοζάτσας, Γιάννης Πετρίτσης
Στίχοι: Γιάννης Πετρίτσης
Ενορχήστρωση: Νίκος Ιγνατιάδης

Οδυσσέας : Κώστας Τουρνάς ( POLL )
Πάρις  : Robert Williams (POLL )
Ελένη  : Ελπίδα
Αχιλλέας : Charlie (Ιπποκράτης Εξαρχόπουλος) ( ΝΟΣΤΡΑΔΑΜΟΣ )
Κάλχας : Σερεφ. Δαμιανος
Αγαμέμνων : Γιώργος Πολυχρονιάδης
Αγγελιοφόρος  Γιάννης Πετρίτσης
Πάτροκλος : Βλάσσης Μπονάτσος ( ΠΕΛΟΜΑ ΜΠΟΚΙΟΥ )
Έκτορας : Δάκης
Ανδρομάχη : Μαρίνα
Λαοκόων :  Γιώργος Μούτσιος

Σόλο κιθάρα: Κωνσταντίνος Ντουρουντζής


Παραγωγή: Κων. Φασόλας
Studio: Polysound
Ηχολήπτης: Γιάννης Σμυρναίος
Εφφέ / Μοντάζ: Γιάννης Συγλέτος
Transfer: Γιάννης Σκιαδάς
Μακέτες Εξωφύλλου: Walter Mayers
Επιμέλεια Γραφικής Ύλης: Κλέα Κουλαδη, Ann Coxall
Φωτογραφίες: Τάκης Ζερδεβάς

Music: Yiannis Kozatsas, Yiannis Petritsis
Lyrics: Yiannis Petritsis
Orchestration: Nicos Ignatiadis

Ulysses: Kostas Tournas
Paris: Robert Williams
Helen: Elpida
Achilles: Charlie (Hippocrates Exarhopoulos)
Calchas: Seref. Damianos
Agamemnon: Giorgos Polychroniadis
Messenger: Yiannis Petritsis
Patroclus: Vlassis Bonatsos
Hector: Dakis
Andromache: Marina
Laokoon: Giorgos Moutsios

Solo guitar: Konstantinos Ntourountzis




Production: Kon. Fasolas
Studio: Polysound
Sound Engineer: Yiannis Smyrnaios
Effects / Editing: Yiannis Sygletos
Transfer: Yiannis Skiadas
Cover: Walter Mayers
Edited: Clea Kouladi, Ann Coxall
Photos: Takis Zerdevas

Take it Here on Flac  : Size : 243 MB 







Monday, May 21, 2018

Tangerine Dream : Ricoscet 1975


Ricochet is the first live album and seventh album overall by German electronic music group Tangerine Dream, released in 1975. It consists of two side-long compositions mixed from recordings of the UK and France portions of their August–October 1975 European Tour.

The sound of the album is similar to that of the group's other "Virgin Years" releases, relying heavily on synthesizers and sequencers to produce a dense, ambient soundscape, but is much more energetic than their previous works.
Ricochet uses more percussion and electronic guitar than its predecessors Phaedra and Rubycon, and borders on electronic rock.

The main innovation on the album is the use of complex, multi-layered rhythms, foreshadowing the band's own direction in the 1980s and trance music and similar genres of electronic dance music.

Electronic trio Tangerine Dream embrace their equipment and take their audience on an actual journey through this especially good, two-part showcase recorded live in France and Britain.



Featuring the early and memorable lineup of Chris Franke, Edgar Froese, and Peter Baumann, Ricochet continuously evolves to the next plateau of pulsing experimentation without getting lost or over-indulgent like other bands of the genre.


This album finds the three at a time when they knew exactly what they were doing; rocking without the drums, and looking over their shoulder to make sure the audience was still enjoying themselves.

Personnel

    Edgar Froese – keyboards, guitar
    Peter Baumann – keyboards
    Christopher Franke – keyboards, drums



TRACKS

1. Ricoscet Part 1
2. Ricoscet Part 2





FLAC  Size : 200 MB

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Billy Cobham : Spectrum 1973

William Emanuel Cobham Jr. (born May 16, 1944) is a Panamanian-American jazz drummer who came to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s with trumpeter Miles Davis and then with the Mahavishnu Orchestra.

According to AllMusic's reviewer, Cobham is "generally acclaimed as fusion's greatest drummer". He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1987 and the Classic Drummer Hall of Fame in 2013.Cobham started the jazz rock group Dreams with Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, and John Abercrombie.

Cobham's debut album, Spectrum (1973), surprised him and his record company when it reached No. 1 on the Billboard magazine Jazz Albums chart and No. 26 on the Top 200 Albums chart.

Drummer Billy Cobham was fresh from his success with the Mahavishnu Orchestra when he recorded his

debut album, which is still his best. Most of the selections showcase Cobham in a quartet with keyboardist Jan Hammer, guitarist Tommy Bolin, and electric bassist Lee Sklar.

Two other numbers include Joe Farrell on flute and soprano and trumpeter Jimmy Owens with guitarist John Tropea, Hammer, bassist Ron Carter, and Ray Barretto on congas. The generally high-quality compositions (which include "Red Baron") make this fusion set a standout, a strong mixture of rock-ish rhythms and jazz improvising.



Cobham is one of the first drummers to play open-handed lead a drummer who plays on a right-handed set but leads with his left hand on the hi-hat instead of crossing over with his right (and also has his ride cymbal on the left side, instead of the traditional right). He typically plays with multiple toms and double bass drums and was well known in the 1970s for his large drum kits.

He moved further into jazz fusion when he toured with Miles Davis and recorded Davis's albums Bitches Brew and A Tribute to Jack Johnson. In 1971, he and guitarist John McLaughlin left Davis to start the Mahavishnu Orchestra, another group that fused rock, funk, and jazz.

Cobham moved to Switzerland in 1985 and he lives in a village just outside Bern.



TRACKS

01. Quadrant 4     4:20
02. Searching For The Right Door     1:24
03. Spectrum (Acoustic Bass – Ron Carter Congas – Ray Barretto Flugelhorn – Jimmy Owens Flute, Soprano Saxophone – Joe Farrell) 5:09
04. Anxiety     1:41
05. Taurian Matador     3:03
06. Stratus     9:50
07. To The Women In My Life     0:51
08. Le Lis (Acoustic Bass – Ron Carter Congas – Ray Barretto Flugelhorn, Trumpet – Jimmy OwensFlute, Alto Saxophone – Joe Farrell Guitar – John Tropea) 3:20
09. Snoopy's Search     1:02
10. Red Baron     6:37




Bonus Track

11. All 4 One (Out-Take) (Acoustic Bass – Ron Carter Alto Saxophone – Joe Farrell Congas – Ray Barretto Flugelhorn, Trumpet – Jimmy OwensGuitar – John Tropea)
4:16

Track 11 is a bonus track, not on the original LP.
   
Label : Atlantic – 8122731742, Warner Jazz – 8122731742
Series : Atlantic Masters –
Format : CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Digipak




MEMBRES :

    Billy Cobham - drums, percussion, production
    Jan Hammer - electric and acoustic pianos, Moog synthesizer
    Ken Scott - recording and re-mix engineering

Additional personnel on "Quadrant 4", "Taurian Matador", "Stratus", and "Red Baron"

    Tommy Bolin - guitar
    Lee Sklar - electric bass

Additional personnel on "Spectrum" and "Le Lis"

    Joe Farrell - soprano and alto saxes, flute
    Jimmy Owens - flugelhorn, trumpet
    John Tropea - guitar on "Le Lis"
    Ron Carter - acoustic bass
    Ray Barretto - congas

MP3 Size : 97.7 MB
FLAC Size : 258 MB

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

UFO : UFO 1 1971


UFO are an English rock band that was formed in London in August 1969. They became a transitional group between early hard rock and heavy metal and the new wave of British heavy metal.

UFO 1 is the debut album by British rock band UFO. It was first released in the UK by Beacon Records in October 1970. The first US release was on Rare Earth Records in April 1971. Neither of these releases charted; however, the album did become a success in Germany and Japan.
The band's current lineup includes vocalist Phil Mogg, lead guitarist Vinnie Moore, bass guitarist Rob De Luca, keyboardist and rhythm guitarist Paul Raymond and drummer Andy Parker. They have gone through several line-up changes, leaving Mogg as the only constant member, and had two hiatuses (1983–1984 and again from 1989 to 1991).


The band are also notable for featuring former Scorpions guitarist and MSG founder Michael Schenker, who was a member of UFO from 1973 to 1978 and again, occasionally, between 1993 and 2003, when Moore replaced him.




Over a career spanning 49 years, UFO have released 22 studio albums, 14 live recordings, 16 compilation albums and one album of cover songs. They achieved moderate success in the late 1970s and early 1980s with several albums and singles (including their 1979 live album Strangers in the Night) in the UK and US Top 40 charts,and have sold over 10 million records worldwide.

Some of their notable songs include "Doctor Doctor", "Rock Bottom", "Natural Thing", "Lights Out", "Too Hot to Handle" and "Only You Can Rock Me".

UFO are considered one of the greatest classic hard rock acts, and were ranked number 84 on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock".

Side one

1. Unidentified Flying Object     2:19
2. Boogie for George  4:16
3. C'mon Everybody (Eddie Cochran, Jerry Capehart) 3:12
4. Shake It About      3:47
5. (Come Away) Melinda     (Fred Hellerman, Fran Minkoff)     5:04



Side two

6. Timothy 3:29
7. Follow You Home  2:13
8. Treacle People  (Bolton) 3:23
9. Who Do You Love?  (Ellas McDaniel) (Bo Diddley) 7:49
10.Evil  (Way) 3:27

"Come Away Melinda" is a song written by Fred Hellerman and Fran Minkoff. An anti-war song, its first release was by Harry Belafonte in May 1963, shortly after it had been performed by The Weavers at their concert earlier that month which was later issued as the album Reunion At Carnegie Hall, 1963. The song was subsequently recorded by many other singers.

Later recordings include those by Judy Collins (Judy Collins 3), Theodore Bikel (A Folksinger's Choice), Tim Rose (Tim Rose), Bobbie Gentry (Local Gentry), Uriah Heep (...Very 'Eavy ...Very 'Umble), Velvett Fogg (Velvett Fogg), UFO (UFO 1), Kenny Rankin (Mind-Dusters), The Big 3 (Live at the Recording Studio), Cat's Eyes, and L.Stadt.\)

(Come Away) Melinda Lyrics

 

Daddy daddy, come and look
Come and see what I have found
A little way's away from here
While digging in the ground

Come away Melinda
Come in and close the door
That thing's just a picture book
They had before the war

Daddy daddy, come and see
Daddy, hurry, do
There's someone in a pretty dress
And she's all grown up just like you

Come away Melinda
Come in and close the door
Someone is your mommy
You had before the war

Daddy daddy, tell me please
Tell me if you can
Why things can't be the way they were
Before this war began?

Come away Melinda
Come in and close the door
Answer lies in yesterday
Before they had the war

MP3  Size : 91.8 MB
FLAC  Size : 238 MB




Sunday, April 29, 2018

Re-Up on Flac : Green On Red : Down There EP 1982


Members

Dan Stuart :guitar,vocals
Chris Cacavas : keyboards,vocals
Jack Waterson : bass
Alex MacNicol : drums


Originally a quasi-psychedelic American rock band with the sound of the southwestern desert thrown in.Green On Red came out of Tucson, Arizona and quickly relocated to L.A. where they became (somewhat dubiously) a part of the Paisley Underground scene. Their music was alt-country long before such a thing existed, and it bore more in common with Neil Young or Cali-country rock than any of their contempories.

Green on Red were an American rock band, formed in the Tucson, Arizona punk scene, but based for most of its career in Los Angeles, California, where it was loosely associated with the Paisley Underground. Earlier records have the wide-screen psychedelic sound of first-wave desert rock, while later releases tended more towards traditional Country rock Others who have called them the bastard children of Neil Young.



The band issued a self-released red vinyl EP,
sometimes called Two Bibles, though its first widely available record was an EP issued in 1982 by Dream Syndicate leader Steve Wynn on his own Down There label. Green on Red followed the Dream Syndicate onto Slash Records, which released the album Gravity Talks in the fall of 1983. San Francisco-based guitarist Chuck Prophet joined for the 1985 Gas Food Lodging (Enigma), after which MacNicol was replaced on drums by Keith Mitchell (later of Mazzy Star). In 2006 'Gas' was performed live in its entirety as part of the All Tomorrow's Parties-curated Don't Look Back series. Also in 1985, Stuart collaborated with Steve Wynn as "Danny and Dusty" on the album The Lost Weekend (A&M).
(From Wikipedia)

TRACKS

A1. Death And Angels     2:14
A2. Hair And Skin     3:23
A3. Black Night     2:32
A4. Illustrated Crawling     3:38
B1. Aspirin     3:27
B2. Lost World     3:53
B3. Apartment 6     2:54

 

Format : Vinyl EP
Label : Down Here Records - ZIPPO Records
Made in England
Year : 1982

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Foghat : Energized 1974


Foghat are an English rock band formed in London in 1971. The band are known for the use of electric slide guitar in their music. The band have achieved eight gold records, one platinum and one double platinum record, and despite several line-up changes, continue to record and perform.

The third album proved to be the charm for Foghat. On Energized, their fusion of blues song structures and heavy metal energy comes into sharp focus. The group storms out of the gate with the opening track, "Honey Hush"; this inspired reworking of a blues classic moves like a locomotive about to run off the rails and dazzles the listener with a barrage of furious, metallic guitar riffs. Another sharp rocker along these lines is "Wild Cherry," a lascivious tribute to a gorgeous woman that is fuelled by a double-time beat from Roger Earl and some killer twin-guitar riffing from Dave Peverett and Rod Price.


Elsewhere, the group keeps things interesting by experimenting with their formula: an inspired cover of the Buddy Holly chestnut "That'll Be the Day" successfully recasts it as a bluesy vamp complete with saucy horn arrangements, and "Step Outside" mixes funk-styled instrumental breakdowns and a bassline that would be at home on a James Brown record into its hard rock song structure to create an effective funk-rock hybrid.

Energized also produced an enduring classic for the band with "Home in My Hand," an autobiographical tale about living a life dominated by wanderlust. It provided a fitting anthem for a band that toured incessantly and quickly became a beloved part of the Foghat's live set.


The one real downside of Energized is that the band gets so carried away sometimes that they let their songs go on a little too long. The notable example here is set-closer "Nothin' I Won't Do," an amiable blues shuffle that is inflated to an unwieldy seven minutes by a few too many guitar solos. However, the album rises above these occasional dips into excess thanks to solid songs and inspired performance from the band. In short, Energized is a solid listen for anyone who gets nostalgic about 1970s arena rock, and a must-have for Foghat fans.

 AllMusic Review by Donald A. Guarisco



Track listing

SIDE A


01. Honey Hush — 4:19 (Lou W. Turner)
02. Step Outside — 6:18 (Dave Peverett, Rod Price, Roger Earl, Tony Stevens)
03. Golden Arrow — 4:03 (Peverett, Price)
04. Home in My Hand — 5:09 (Peverett, Price)

SIDE B 





05. Wild Cherry — 5:27 (Peverett, Price, Earl, Stevens, Tom Dawes)
06. That'll Be the Day — 2:33 (Jerry Allison, Buddy Holly, Norman Petty)
07. Fly by Night — 4:47 (Stevens)
08. Nothin' I Won't Do — 6:54 (Peverett, Price)

Format : Vinyl LP
Label : Rhino Records
Made in : USA
Year : 1974
Genre : Rock
Style : Hard Rock

MP3 : Size : 91.1 MB
FLAC : Size : 280 MB

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Hoodoo Gurus : Stoneage Romeos 1984


Hoodoo Gurus (referred to as the Gurus by fans) are an Australian rock band, formed in Sydney in 1981, by the mainstay Dave Faulkner (songwriter, lead singer and guitarist) and later joined by Richard Grossman (bass), Mark Kingsmill (drums), and Brad Shepherd (guitar, vocals, harmonica). Their popularity peaked in the mid to late 1980s with albums Mars Needs Guitars!, Blow Your Cool! and Magnum Cum Louder.

Hoodoo Gurus had a string of acclaimed pop-rock singles including "Leilani" (1982), "Tojo" (1983), "My Girl" (1983), "I Want You Back" (1984), "Bittersweet", "Like Wow - Wipeout!", and "What's My Scene?". After touring the United States from 1984 onwards they gained popularity on the U.S. college rock circuit with singles "Come Anytime" (1989) reaching No. 1 and "Miss Freelove '69" (1991) reaching No. 3 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.


Three Hoodoo Gurus founders were from Perth protopunk and punk bands: Dave Faulkner (guitars) and James Baker (drums) of The Victims; while Baker had been with Roddy Radalj (aka Roddy Ray'Da) (guitars) in The Scientists. The fourth founding member, Kimble Rendall (guitars) was formerly in Sydney punk rockers XL Capris. The three guitarists Faulkner, Rendall and Radalj met at an end-of-1980 New Year's Eve party and were joined by Baker to form Le Hoodoo Gurus.

Le Hoodoo Gurus unorthodox line-up of three guitars and no bass player, fused pop melodies, punk guitars and an American trash culture ethic. This was captured on their first single, "Leilani" released in October 1982, on Phantom Records. This told the story of a maiden sacrificed to the gods and an erupting volcano while her true love looked on helplessly. They dropped the 'Le', to become Hoodoo Gurus, not long after the single's release. As the Hoodoo Gurus, they gave their first ever performance on a segment of the kids' TV program Simon Townsend's Wonder World; this was followed by a performance alongside a man and his singing dog, on The Don Lane Show.


Gurus new line-up (Baker, Bramley, Faulkner and Shepherd) recorded the band's first album in 1984, Stoneage Romeos. The title came from a 1955 Three Stooges short Stone Age Romeos. The album was dedicated to characters from Get Smart, F-Troop and Petticoat Junction. They were awarded 'Best Debut Album' of 1984 at the July 1985 Countdown Music Awards. When Stoneage Romeos was released in America it stayed at number 1 in the Alternative/College charts for seven weeks, becoming one of the most played albums for the year on the college network.

Initially a cult inner-city act, their popularity expanded due to regular airplay on radio station Triple J and nationwide pop TV show Countdown from mid-1983. Their breakthrough single "My Girl" was accompanied by a video clip featuring a dog trainer with his once champion greyhound. Members of Spiderbait described seeing the video for the first time as "a beautiful, classic pop song". Some viewers insisted the song was "written about a dog". This was closely followed by "I Want You Back", which featured animated plastic model dinosaurs. Both videos were aired frequently raising the group's profile around the country.

Original drummer James Baker was sacked from the band in August 1984 and was replaced by Mark Kingsmill (The Hitmen, New Christs, Screaming Tribesmen, Hellcats and Super K). Based on the success of the Stoneage Romeos the Hoodoo Gurus, with their new drummer, then embarked on their first tour of the United States in late 1984.


TRACKS 

01. (Let's All) Turn On - James Baker, Darcy Condon, Faulkner, 3:04
02. I Want You Back           3:12
03. Arthur - Faulkner, Radalj     3:10
04. Death Ship - Faulkner, Radalj, Alan Sharples     2:37
05. Dig It Up       3:36
06. My Girl       2:40
07. Zanzibar       3:25
08. Leilani - Faulkner, Baker, Radalj, Kimble Rendall     5:36
09. Tojo       3:23
10. In the Echo Chamber  3:44
11. I Was a Kamikaze Pilot  3:12

Personnel

James Baker — drums
Clyde Bramley — bass, vocals
Dave Faulkner — guitar, lead vocals, keyboards
Brad Shepherd — lead guitar, vocals, harmonica, percussion
Michael Farmer — additional percussion
Producer, Engineer — Alan Thorne
Mastering — Bob, Carbone, Frank DeLuna
Artwork (cover concept and design) — Yanni Stumbles
Photography (pics) — Tom Takacs
Other (the boss) — Stuart Thorne

 MP3  Size : 87.9 MB
FLAC  Size : 272 MB