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Sunday, October 14, 2018

The Seeds : The Seeds 1966



The Seeds were an American rock band that is considered a prototype for mid-sixties garage punk rock. The group, whose repertoire spread between garage rock and acid rock, have been termed a freakbeat band.


The Seeds were formed in 1965 when lead singer Sky Saxon responded to an advertisement. Saxon, who had relocated to Los Angeles from Salt Lake City, had recorded a string of 45s under the name Richie Marsh. 

Sky Saxon (born Richard Marsh; vocals) and guitarist Jan Savage formed the Seeds with keyboardist Daryl Hooper and drummer Rick Andridge in Los Angles in 1965. By the end of 1966, they had secured a contract with GNP Crescendo, releasing "Pushin' Too Hard" as their first single.
The song climbed into the Top 40 early in 1967, and the group immediately released two sound-alike singles, "


Of the great garage punk bands of the 1960s, some were louder (the Sonics), some were angrier (the Music Machine), and some were trippier (the 13th Floor Elevators), but few seemed like a bad influence on so many levels as the Seeds. The Seeds had long hair, a gloriously lamentable fashion sense, an attitude that was at once petulant and lackadaisical, and music that sounded aimless, horny, agitated, and stoned all at once. Is it any wonder America's delinquent youth loved them? The Seeds' aural signature was as distinctive as any band of their era, and they got a bit fancier with their formula as they went along, but they never captured their essential seediness with more impressive concision than they did on their self-titled debut album from 1966.


The band secured regular gigs at the LA club Bido Lito's and quickly gained a local reputation for high energy live performances.Keyboardist Daryl Hooper was a major factor in the Seeds' sound; the band was one of the first to utilize keyboard bass.Guitarists Jan Savage and Jeremy Levine along with drummer Rick Andridge completed the original quintet, but Levine left shortly after the first recording sessions for personal reasons.
Mr. Farmer" and "Can't Seem to Make You Mine," in an attempt to replicate their success; the latter came the closest to being a hit, just missing the Top 40. While their singles were garage punk, the Seeds attempted to branch out into improvisational blues-rock and psychedelia on their first two albums, The Seeds (1966) and Web of Sound (1966). With their third album, Future (1967), the band attempted a psychedelic concept album in the vein of Sgt. Pepper's.

Best known for their rock & roll standard "Pushin' Too Hard," the Seeds combined the raw, Stonesy appeal of garage rock with a fondness for ragged, trashy psychedelia. And though they never quite matched the commercial peak of their first two singles, "Pushin' Too Hard" and "Can't Seem to Make You Mine," the band continued to record for the remainder of the '60s, eventually delving deep into post-Sgt. Pepper's psychedelia and art rock


Although Sky Saxon was usually credited as bass player, he did not play bass on any of the Seeds' recordings. This was handled by session musicians, usually one Harvey Sharpe. On stage, keyboardist Daryl Hooper would perform the bass parts via a separate bass keyboard, in the same manner as Ray Manzarek later did with The Doors. 


The release of Future in mid-1967 generally marked the commercial peak of the Seeds’ career, coinciding with a major national hit, raucous concerts, numerous live TV performances, as well as prominent guest appearances on the NBC sitcom The Mothers-in-Law and in the hippie/counterculture-themed cult film Psych-Out. 



The Seeds also recorded another album devoted specifically to the blues (with liner notes by Muddy Waters). A Full Spoon of Seedy Blues, bearing the artist moniker Sky Saxon Blues Band, was released in November 1967.

The Seeds remained dormant again until 2003, when Saxon reformed them with original guitarist Jan Savage and newcomers Rik Collins on bass, Mark Bellgraph on guitar, and Dave Klein on keyboards.
This new version of the Seeds went through several incarnations, with Savage departing midway through their 2003 European tour due to his health. Saxon remained the only original member of the Seeds, which continued to tour Europe and the United States.

Sky "Sunlight" Saxon (August 20, 1937 – June 25, 2009) was an American rock and roll musician, best known as the leader and singer of the 1960s Los Angeles psychedelic garage rock band The Seeds.




Saxon died on June 25, 2009 of heart and renal failure.
The Seeds' original drummer Rick Andridge died in 2011.


TRAXS 


1.  Can't Seem To Make You Mine    
2.  No Escape    
3.  Lose Your Mind    
4.  Evil Hoodoo    
5.  Girl I Want You    
6.  Pushin' Too Hard    
7.  Try To Understand    
8.  Nobody Spoil My Fun    
9.  It's A Hard Life    
10. You Can't Be Trusted    
11. Excuse, Excuse    
12. Fallin' In Love    
13. She's wrong   
14. Daisy Mae Take   
15. Dreaming Of Your Love   
16. Out Of Question ( Version 1 )   
17. Out Of Question ( Master )   
18. Pushin' Too Hard ( Take 1 )   
19. Girl I Want You To Take You ( Alternative Overdub )   
20. Evil Hoodoo ( Intercut Section )
21. It's A Hard Life ( take 1 )
22. Nobody Spoil My Fun ( Alternative Overdub ) 

MP3 @ 320 Size : 174 ΜΒ
Flac  Size : 278 MB

Monday, October 08, 2018

Fields Of The Nephilim : Dawnrazor 1987


Fields of the Nephilim are an English gothic rock band formed in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England in 1984. The original line-up consisted of vocalist Carl McCoy, saxophonist Gary Wisker, guitarist Paul Wright and brother "Nod" Wright on drums and Tony Pettitt on bass. After the release of the debut EP Burning the Fields, Wisker left the band and was replaced by Peter Yates as second guitarist to what is considered the 'classic' line-up.



Dawnrazor is the debut studio album by English gothic rock band Fields of the Nephilim. It was released in May 1987, through record label Situation Two.
The introductory track contains a sample of the Ennio Morricone theme "Man with the Harmonica" from Sergio Leone's epic 1968 western film Once Upon a Time in the West.

 AllMusic Review by Ned Raggett  




Losing the saxophone player from earlier EPs and taking advantage of better budgets and studios, the Nephilim on their first full album established themselves as serious contenders in the goth world.

It certainly didn't hurt having signed to Beggars Banquet, home of such acts as Bauhaus and the Cult, though the more obvious source of the Nephilim's sound at this point was the Sisters of Mercy, various attempts to deny it aside.


Like Eldritch's crew, the Nephilim fivesome weren't aiming just for the clad-in-black audience, but at being a great group in general; while that goal wasn't quite achieved on Dawnrazor, the band came very close. With sympathetic and evocative production throughout by Bill Buchanan, the album strongly showcases another chief element of the Nephilim's sound: Ennio Morricone.

The at-the-time totally outrageous fusion of smoky, cinematic spaghetti western guitars with the doom-wracked ominous flavor of the music in general, not to mention McCoy's growled invocations of
pagan ceremonies and mystic energy, provoked a lot of merriment from outside observers. The Nephilim stuck to their guns, though, and by wisely never cracking a smile on this album, they avoided the cheap ironic way out. Songs here which would become classics in the band's repertoire included the fiery "Preacher Man," which sounds like what would happen if Sergio Leone filmed a Stephen King story; the quick, dark gallop of "Power" (originally a separate single, then added to the album on later pressings); and the slow, powerful build of the title track, featuring McCoy practically calling the demons down on his head. ;'.?;'

For all of the undeniable musicianship and storming fury of the songs, sometimes things just get a little too goofy for words, as revealed in a classic, unintentionally hilarious lyric by McCoy from "Vet for the Insane": "The flowers in the kitchen...WEEP for you!."


Personnel

    Carl McCoy – vocals
    Peter Yates – guitar
    Paul Wright – guitar
    Tony Pettitt – bass
    Alexander Wright – drums

DAWNRAZOR  LYRICS 


Cutting razors and violence
Recalling cutthroats razor sin
Ee're watching heaven as the sun goes down
I watch the sun burst it hits the ground
You've gone too far

Dawnrazor's falling brush their skin
Dawnrazor's falling brush their skin

Dawnrazor
Dawnrazor well now
Dawnrazor
Dawnrazor well now

Only dreams survive
Been lost before
Only dreams survive
Been cut before

Cutting razors and violence
Recalling cutthroats razor sin
You've gone to far
Dawnrazor's falling brush their skin
Dawnrazor's falling brush their skin
Dawnrazor's falling brush their skin
Our dark angel has fallen brush their skin

TRAXS

01. Intro (The Harmonica Man)
02. Slowkill    
03. Volcane (Mr. Jealousy Has Returned)    
04. Vet For The Insane    
05. Dust    
06. Reanimator    
07. Dawnrazor    
08. The Sequel

BONUS TRAXS


   
09. Power    
10. Secrets
11.
The Tower
12  Laura II
13. Preacher Man
14. Blue water



Monday, October 01, 2018

The Fuzztones : LSD 25 - 25 Years Of Fuzz And Fury 2005


The Fuzztones are an American garage rock revival band formed in 1980. Founded by singer-guitarist Rudi Protrudi in New York City, the band has gone through several member changes but is currently active in Europe. 




Dismissed by some critics and listeners as a "bar band" or unoriginal, they maintained a strong fan base in New York, in Europe (with their music being played on Hungarian State Radio), and in Los Angeles. Rudi Protrudi moved to Los Angeles in 1987, after the breakup of the original band, to organize a new Fuzztones, consisting of Jordan Tarlow, (Lead Guitar) John "Speediejohn" Carlucci, (Bass) Jason Savall, (Vox Organ) & "Mad" Mike Czekaj on drums. 


This lineup bears the distinction of being the only 1980's garage rock revival band to secure a major label record deal[citation needed], when they signed to RCA.


The group's name is derived from Fuzz Tone, the commercial name of a guitar effect pedal invented in 1962 and whose distinctive sound was popularized in the 1965 hit song "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by the Rolling Stones.


This New York City-based psychedelic/garage rock combo played a large role in the mostly underground '60s revival during the 1980s. Led by the enigmatic Rudi Protrudi, the Fuzztones were one of the major "successes" (particularly in Europe) of the revival that flourished in 1984 and that also boasted the Chesterfield Kings, the Cynics, the Miracle Workers, and Plasticland. 


Their debut studio LP, Lysergic Emanations, was released in 1985. Thanks to praise from Ian Astbury of the Cult, the newly refitted Los Angeles-based Fuzztones were one of the few to get a major-label deal, and a second album, In Heat, was released by Beggars Banquet in 1989. Due to the album's lackluster sales performance, the Fuzztones went back to the indies. 
That might have been the end of the story, but it wasn't. Thanks to a hugely successful tour of Europe in 1985, the group built a loyal and dedicated fan base there, and one version or another of the Fuzztones has toured there regularly ever since. Their over three-decade career has yielded at least a dozen or more albums, countless singles, and several videos, and Lysergic Emanations has been re-released by at least three different labels over the years.

In 2011, to celebrate their 30th anniversary, the band released a new studio album, Preaching to the Perverted, on Stag-O-Lee/Cleopatra. 

LSD 25

LSD 25 - 25 Years of Fuzz and Fury is a compilation album by the band Fuzztones released in 2005 in Italy and in 2006 in US, with a bonus DVD of promo videos, television appearances and interviews.

Discography LP

    Lysergic Emanations (1985)
    In Heat (1989)
    Braindrops (1991)
    Monster A-Go-Go (1992)
    Salt for Zombies (2003)
    Horny as Hell (2008)
    Preaching to the Perverted (2011) 
 

TRAXS

01. Johnson In A Headlock     3:21
02. I Never Knew     3:17
03. One Girl Man     3:21
04. Gotta Get Some     2:33
05. Nine Months Later     4:25
06. Ward 81     5:29
07. Action Speak Louder Than Words     2:15
08. I'm Gonna Make You Mine     2:27
09. Heathen Set     2:36
10. They're Gonna Take You Away     2:50
11. She's My Witch     3:01
12. Rise     3:30
13. Third Time's The Charm     3:31
14. Don't Blow Your Mind     3:07
15. Brand New Man     2:33
16. Bad News Travels Fast     2:39
17. Thirteen Women     2:47
18. Romilar D     3:31

Dextromethorphan (DXM or DM) - Romilard D  is a drug of the morphinan class with sedative, dissociative, and stimulant properties (at lower doses).

ROMILAR    D    LYRICS

 
Yeah I tried strychnine and sniffing glue 
I´ve been known to take a trip or two Banana peels and pesticide
Nothing can beat this swinging ride 
 This stuff is thumbs up Pass another dixie cup 
I can´t tell which end is up Save another swig for me Romilar D 

That´s the stuff for me Romilar D 
Take a tip from me 
 Some folks like coffee some folks like tea I need more to get outta my tree
 
 Don´t know where 
I´m going don´t know where I´ve been
 But I´m where it´s at when this stuff kicks in I can´t tell which end is up Fill another dixie cup 
This stuff is thumbs up Pass another bottle to me Romilar D

It´s got me outta my tree Romilar D 
That´s the stuff for me Get with the countdown learn to fly 
You gotta kiss this square old world good bye 
Blast off to Kicksville USA Look out below,
 up up and away This stuff is thumbs up Pass another dixie cup

I can´t tell which end is up 
Save another swig for me Romilar D 
That´s the stuff for me Romilar D 
Take a tip from me Romilar D...
 

19. Hurt On Hold     2:26
20. She's Wicked     3:15
21. This Sinister Urge     3:24
22. Salem Witch Trial     3:34
23. Strychnine     2:16
24. In Heat     2:20
25. Cinderella  2:57


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Jon Lord : Sarabande 1975



John Douglas Lord (9 June 1941 – 16 July 2012) was an English composer, pianist, and Hammond organ player known for his pioneering work in fusing rock with classical or baroque forms, especially with Deep Purple, as well as Whitesnake, Paice Ashton Lord. 


He and drummer Ian Paice were the only continuous presence in the band during the period from 1968 to 1976, and also from when it was reestablished in 1984 until Lord's retirement from Deep Purple in 2002.

In early Deep Purple recordings, Lord had appeared to be the leader of the band. Despite the cover songs "Hush" and "Kentucky Woman" becoming hits in North America, Deep Purple never made chart success in the UK until the Concerto for Group and Orchestra album (1970). Lord's willingness later to play many of the key rhythm parts gave Blackmore the freedom to let loose both live and on record.
On Deep Purple's second and third albums, Lord began indulging his ambition to fuse rock with classical music.


Purple began work on Deep Purple in Rock, released by their new label Harvest in 1970 and now recognised as one of hard rock's key early works. Lord and Blackmore competed to out-dazzle each Ian Gillan said that Lord provided the idea on the main organ riff for "Child in Time" although the riff was also based on It's a Beautiful Day's 1969 psychedelic hit song "Bombay Calling". Lord's experimental solo on "Hard Lovin' Man" (complete with police-siren interpolation) from this album was his personal favourite among his Deep Purple studio performances.

Deep Purple released another six studio albums between 1971 (Fireball) and 1975 (Come Taste the Band). Gillan and Glover left in 1973 and Blackmore in 1975, and the band disintegrated in 1976.

SARABANDE 


 

Sarabande is the second solo album by Jon Lord recorded in September 1975 near Dusseldorf (Germany). The orchestra was conducted by Eberhard Schoener.
The complete Sarabande suite was premiered in live performance in Budapest on 18 September 2010 and later in Sofia on (30 October) and Essen (15 November). 



Lord amended the 1975 orchestrations, and also orchestrated Aria, which was played on piano and synthesizers on the recording, and Caprice which was simply a group performance on record. 'Finale' was made-over to allow the ‘parade of themes’ section -which was done with tape-loops on the recording- to be played live.



( AllMusic Review by Richie Unterberger

As Lord wrote in the liner notes, on this classical-rock fusion album, recorded in Deep Purple's dying days, "The theme behind the music on this album is that of a baroque dance suite; a form of music which was brought to its highest level by Bach. The title of each track is the name of a dance used in one of these dance suites, and I have tried to use the same tempo and feel as an original Sarabande, Gigue etc.


" The wholly instrumental work includes both some purely orchestral/symphonic passages and some fusiony rock chunks, as well as parts where the two forms merge to some extent.

Among the rock section, Lord's keyboards are supported by ex-Spencer Davis Group drummer Pete York and a pre-Police Andy Summers on guitar. German composer and conductor Eberhard Schoener conducts the Philharmonica Hungarica Orchestra. The 1999 CD reissue (Purple 305) has extensive historical liner notes.)


Released : 1976
Recorded : 3–6 September 1975
Genre :    Progressive rock, classical, jazz fusion, symphonic rock
Label :    Purple Records
Producer : Jon Lord and Martin Birch

Track listing

01.  Fantasia – 3:30
02.  Sarabande – 7:20
03.  Aria – 3:42
04.  Gigue – 11:06
05.  Bouree – 11:00
06.  Pavane – 7:35
07.  Caprice – 3:12
08.  Finale – 2:03


Musicians

    Jon Lord - Hammond organ, piano, clavinet synthesizers
    Andy Summers - Guitar
    Paul Karass - Bass
    Pete York - Drums
    Mark Nauseef - Percussion
    The Philharmonia Hungarica directed by Eberhard Schoener

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Plan 9 : Keep Yoyr Cools And Read The Rules 1985


Plan 9 is an American neo-psychedelic band from Rhode Island formed in 1979.
The group was named for the 1950s science fiction film Plan 9 from Outer Space.


Featuring four guitars and a sound straight from those psychedelic '60s, Rhode Island's Plan 9 dealt with little except period covers on their first album, 1982's Frustration. The group added a batch of originals on

Plan 9 started big playing their first show at a Sire Records showcase in New York City and never really

As the ‘90s approached, like their lineup Plan 9’s sound expanded to include elements of free jazz, further tripping things out.
Whether it was a concession to adulthood, or just that it was financially impossible to break even with a band that could at a given time have up to seven or eight members, Plan 9 became prone to hibernating for prolonged stretches since the end of the century.

Plan 9 may only do a show every few years, but their legend continues to grow. It just so happens that Plan 9 were at work concocting a new record when the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame induction came down the pipe.

Plan 9 interview with Deborah DeMarco

It's Psychedelic Baby

1. When was Plan 9 born and why the name Plan 9?



Plan 9 is actually a really bad movie, you may have seen.  it's called Plan 9 From outer Space, by Ed Wood.  It features an odd mix of characters...when we took the name, noone really knew about that movie, and we were an odd mix.

2. How do you remember some of the early sessions you had?

I recall some fearless shows...in New York, a battle of the garage bands with the Chesterfield Kings, Slickee Boys, Smithereens, Zantees, Unknowns, Fleshtones, Fuzztones and later the Mad Violets.

3. Frustration is your first LP from 1982. Would you like to share some memories about it?

the song was written by William Hay (go away, black bear, go away) and Greg Shaw thought it would make a good extended side.  He was right.  The maze, incidently, has no solution, hence  frustration.



4. Next year you released Dealing With the Dead. The album is really amazing! All the songs are original except great version of Human Beinz song.

Yah, Keep On Pushin'..Mike Ripa sang...he played a Burns Bison and kept a lit cigarette in the headstock, always.  That album was scary to produce, and we were at Trod Nossell for a while with it.  We kept recording songs we had been working n for about a year or maybe two. There were many tracks to mix and some of them ended up going to Europe for Patrick Mathe's New Rose label.  Then we combined everything and rereleased all of those tracks together. Rick Sloane did some new artwork for the Criswell Predicts reissue.


5. After Dealing With the Dead you released several albums like Keep Your Cool and Read the Rules, Live - I've Just Killed a Man I Don't Want to See Any Meat, Sea Hunt and Ham and Sam Jammin'. Would you like to tell me something about this releases?

The Live LP you mention was recorded at a number of East Coast venues, and then edited together.  We owed Midnight an LP, as a contractual obligation..so that allowed us to move along. We wanted to work with the Enigma people. We released 3 LPs and and an EP with them in 4 years.  We loved working in San Marcos Texas at The Fire Station, owned by Doug Sahm.  Those Sea Hunt sessions took about 3 weeks, and we had these caterpillars take up residency on our truck, sorta like Body Snatchers.  Keep Your Cool was recorded at Trod Nossell. We love the Street Of Painted Lips jam on that LP.


6. I always liked that dark zombie atmosphere you combinated with psychedelic sounds. How did you get this kind of sound out?

Layers and layers of guitars,  vox organ and reverb.

7. If we go back a bit. Since I'm a huge underground psych fan, I would like to ask what are some of the less known psych albums that you love?

The bands that influenced us early on are no longer considered lesser known...but the early Texas punk records are favorites still, and certain west coast bands Tripsichord, Mad River, Love, Spirit..and NW favorites the Sonics, hippie commune records...MC5, Litter of and of course The Painted Ship..

Members

    Eric Stumpo
    Debora D
    John DeVault
    Albertron
    Harry Keithline
    Mike Meehan (1979 -1984)
    Alex Nagle
    John Florence
    Brian Thomas (1985)
    Brent Hosier (1985-86)
    Evan Laboissionniere
    Steve Anderson

ΤRACKS

SIDE A


01. That's Life     5:44
02. Poor Boy     4:09
03. The Beast Was An Old Tale     3:33
04. For Hillary     3:03
05. Machines     3:17
06. Face In The Box     1:25

SIDE B 


07. 11th Hour     2:09
08. Street Of Painted Lips     6:54
09. King Nine Will Not Return     4:09
10. Keep Your Cool     3:36
11. Hot Day     4:53


Label : Enigma Records  VG 50169, Virgin  VG 50169
Format : Vinyl, LP
Country : U.S.A
Made in : Greece
Release : 1985
Genre : Rock
Style : Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock