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Monday, January 09, 2017

V.A : Unrepentant ROCK


This is an alternative compilation not available in the music stores

BIG SLEEP

Ιs an alternative rock/pop band currently based in Salonica, Greece.
Founded in 1992, so far 5 full albums have been released.
"BIG SLEEP"'s debut album "Everything Falls Into Place" immediately became a surprising and great success in Greece, the single "Looking For A Girl With A Washing-Machine" is still played in rock radio and rock bars alike; the following cd "Moonlit Days" - recorded 1994 in the South-West of France - opened possibilities for concert tours in Ireland, Holland, Italy and France. Soon he was also performing and recording with songwriting colleagues such as Nikki Sudden, Phil Shoenfelt and Terry Lee Hale. In 1995 he moved to Greece, where he still enjoys a huge popularity.
Since then he has recorded two more albums there, "Thermaikos" (1999), and "With God And Her Sisters" (2003), both produced by Chris Eckman of the Walkabouts.

THE WALKABOUTS

The Walkabouts were an American rock band formed in Seattle in 1984. The core members were vocalist Carla Torgerson and vocalist and songwriter Chris Eckman. Although the rest of the line-up changed occasionally, for most of the time the other members were Michael Wells, Glenn Slater and Terri Moeller.
The band drew inspiration from folk and country music, particularly Townes Van Zandt, Neil Young and Johnny Cash, but also from other types of artists and musical styles such as Scott Walker, Leonard Cohen, French chanson and Jacques Brel. Their sound was typically rich, with string arrangements and keyboards in addition to the standard rock instruments. In reviews the band's music was often described as melancholic or mellow, while Eckman's lyrics, concerning such themes as human relations, loneliness and restlessness, were often emphasized as poetic.

Albums of Walkabouts on URBAN ASPIRINES  HERE
Chris and Carla on URBAN ASPIRINES HERE

MOTORPSYCHO

Motorpsycho (initiated 1989 at Trondertun, Melhus, Norway) is a band from Trondheim. Their music can generally be defined as progressive or psychedelic rock, but they also mix in elements from metal, jazz, post-rock, pop, country and many other musical styles. The members of the band are Bent S?ther (born 18 February 1969, bass/vocals), Hans Magnus "Snah" Ryan (born 31 December 1969, guitar/vocals) and Kenneth Kapstad (born 20 April 1979, drums). Until March 2005, Hakon Gebhardt (born 21 June 1969, drums) was also an integral part of the band. A press release concerning his departure is published at the Unofficial website. In December 2007 it was announced that former Gate drummer Kenneth Kapstad was the new drummer in the band as well as an official band member.

THE INVISIBLE SURFERS

THE INVISIBLE SURFERS formed in 1996 by Alex Berekos, right after the disband of the Greek Rockabilly band THE BLUE JEANS.
Have shared the stage with THE CRAMPS, MARKY RAMONE, ? MARK & THE MYSTERIANS, THE FUZZTONES, DEAD MOON etc, while headlining their own shows, in and around every corner.
Sound-wise, THE INVISIBLE SURFERS are not just Surf.
Fifties Rockabily, Surf, Punk, traditional Greek music, it's al in there!
So well mixed, you won't even notice it!

Alboums of The Invisible Surferes  on URBAN ASPIRINES  HERE

PHIL SHOENFELT

Phil Shoenfelt (born 18 December 1952 in Bradford, Great Britain) is an English musician and author who lived for many years in New York City and who now lives in Prague, Czech Republic.
In New York, early 1980s, he founded together with Barry "Scratchy" Myers (tour DJ of The Clash) and Marcia Schofield (ex-keyboarder of The Fall) the post-punk band Khmer Rouge.
From 1983-1984, Khmer Rouge was managed by noted photographer and Andy Warhol collaborator Nat Finkelstein.
In 1989 his first solo EP, Charlotte's Room, was released by Mark E. Smith's label Cog Sinister. The title track and the b-side "The Long Goodbye" were mixed by Tony Cohen and Mark E. Smith.
One year later Paperhouse Records put out his album Backwoods Crucifixion, in 1993 Shoenfelt's second album God is The Other Face of The Devil was released by Humbug Records. Since 1995 Shoenfelt lives in Prague, where he put together his current band, Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross (also: SHOENFELT). With Southern Cross he recorded by now four albums (Blue Highway, Dead Flowers For Alice, 'Ecstatic and Paranoia.com) and one EP called Electric Garden (2002).

Albums of Phil Shoenfelt on URBAN ASPIRES HERE

GIANT SAND

Giant Sand (also currently recording as Giant Giant Sand) is an American band from Tucson, Arizona. Its most constant member is singer-songwriter Howe Gelb.
Members have included keyboardist Chris Cacavas (of Green on Red), bassist Paula Jean Brown (who was briefly a member of The Go-Go's and was married to Gelb at the time), Mark Walton (of The Dream Syndicate and Continental Drifters), drummer Tom Larkins (later to become a Jonathan Richman sideman). and Iain Shedden, drummer with Australian band The Saints. For a long while the band's rhythm section consisted of John Convertino and Joey Burns (of Calexico fame). In the early 2000s Howe Gelb reinvented the band again - this time with players from Denmark.
Guest artists over the last 3 decades have included Victoria Williams, Neko Case, Juliana Hatfield, PJ Harvey, Vic Chesnutt, Steve Wynn, Vicki Peterson, Rainer Ptacek, M. Ward, Isobel Campbell, nearly all members of the band Poi Dog Pondering, and Indiosa Patsy Jean (Gelb and Brown's daughter).

SAD LOVERS AND GIANTS

Sad Lovers & Giants are a rock band from Watford, England which formed in 1980. Their sound blends post-punk, atmospheric keyboards and psychedelia.
The original lineup included vocalist Garce (Simon) Allard, guitarist Tristan Garel-Funk, bassist Cliff Silver, drummer Nigel Pollard and keyboardist/saxophonist David Wood.
Following their debut EP Cle and the "Colourless Dream" single, both issued in 1981, they released two studio albums, Epic Garden Music (1982) and Feeding the Flame (1983), before splitting in 1983.
During this initial period they recorded a John Peel Session for the BBC,[2] and a live concert for the Dutch Radio Hilversum station in 1983, which was subsequently released as the album Total Sound in 1986.[1] Live performances included headline dates at UK colleges and clubs with occasional trips to Europe, although they did support the Sound at a major London venue on the day Epic Garden Music entered the UK Indie Chart.
European interest in the band began to grow, and with the release of Feeding the Flame, they toured Germany and the Netherlands, gaining a dedicated fanbase. Tensions within the band caused a split, with Garel-Funk and Pollard leaving to form the Snake Corps.
During a hiatus, their label Midnight Music released the In the Breeze collection in 1984, which included one of their previously unreleased signature tunes, "Three Lines".

MORPHINE

Morphine was an American alternative rock group formed by Mark Sandman, Dana Colley, and Jerome Deupree in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1989. After five successful albums and extensive touring, they
Morphine combined blues and jazz elements with more traditional rock arrangements, giving the band an unusual sound. Sandman sang distinctively in a "deep, laid-back croon",[1] and his songwriting featured a prominent beat influence. The band themselves coined the label "low rock" to describe their music, which involved "a minimalist, low-end sound that could have easily become a gimmick: a "power trio" not built around the sound of an electric guitar. Instead, with sly intelligence, Morphine expanded its offbeat vocabulary on each album."
disbanded in 1999 after frontman Sandman died of a heart attack. Founding members have reformed into the band Vapors of Morphine, maintaining much of the original style and sound.

Albums of Morphine on URBAN ASPIRINES HERE

MIDNIGHT CHOIR

Midnight Choir was a Norwegian alt-rock/alt-country band active from 1992 to 2004.
The members of Midnight Choir were Al DeLoner (Atle Bystrom 'Olsen'), Paal Flaata, and Ron 'Bystrom' Olsen. (Atle and Ron are brothers)
The band played a kind of Americana music and was named after the opening of Leonard Cohen's song "Bird on a Wire": "Like a bird on a wire, like a drunk in a midnight choir."
 A somber European trio who plays a decidedly American form of rootsy rock, Midnight Choir has steadily built not only a fervent fan base, but a unique take on Americana as well.
The trio of Paal Flaata (vocals/guitar), Ron Olsen (acoustic and electric bass), and Al DeLoner (guitar and various other instruments) began in Norway with the less-serious name of the Hashbrowns , busking and occasionally playing club gigs until they were heard by veteran keyboard player Lasse Hafreager.

Albums of MIDNIGHT CHOIR  on URBAN ASPIRINES HERE

STEVE WYNN


Before forming the Dream Syndicate, Wynn played guitar in the Davis-based band Suspects, whose members included vocalist Kendra Smith (with whom he later founded The Dream Syndicate), and Russ Tolman and Gavin Blair (who would form True West). In 1979, Suspects released a single, "Talking Loud" b/w "It's Up to You", and the band remained active through 1981.
After Suspects disbanded, Wynn formed the trio 15 Minutes with two members of Alternate Learning, bass player Carolyn O'Rourke and drummer Eric Landers.[4] With 15 Minutes, Wynn wrote and produced the 1981 single "That's What You Always Say," b/w "Last Chance For You," which he engineered with Alternate Learning's frontman, Scott Miller.The A-side, "That's What You Always Say," was later performed by the Dream Syndicate.
The Dream Syndicate (1981–1989)
Main article: The Dream Syndicate
The Dream Syndicate's eponymous EP was released on Wynn's own label, Down There (which folded by the end of the band's career). Though they were popular with critics, an influence on other musicians, and signed briefly to a major label, the Dream Syndicate were not commercially successful. They did establish, however, the fan base on which Wynn built his solo career. Dream Syndicate reunited in 2013 for a series of gigs in Europe and USA.

Albums of STEVE WYNN on URBAN ASPIRINES HERE
The Dream Syndicate on URBAN ASPIRINES HERE

COUSTEAU

Cousteau are a London-based band who enjoyed considerable international success, particularly in Italy and the U.S. from 1998 to 2005. The band's sound has been compared to Burt Bacharach, Scott Walker and David Bowie with an updated contemporary edge.
Their best known song remains the single "The Last Good Day of the Year", from their eponymous debut album. It has featured in advertisements (such as those for Nissan in the United States and Borsci in Italy), films (such as Happily Ever After, with Charlotte Gainsbourg, winner of the Special Selection category at the Toronto Film Festival 2005, and South Kensington with Rupert Everett) and documentaries and television programmes around the world. It also enjoyed radio play on both BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2 in the UK, later becoming a staple of the NPR and AAA networks in the US.
Cousteau albums on URBAN ASPIRINES HERE

LOUIS TILLET

Louis Rohan Tillett (born 1959) is an Australian rock music singer-songwriter, keyboardist and saxophonist. Tillett was the front man in Australian bands The Wet Taxis, Paris Green and The Aspersion Caste. He has also worked as a backing musician with Catfish, Laughing Clowns, New Christs and Tex Perkins. For
Tillett's solo career he has issued seven albums, Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell (1987), A Cast of Aspersions (1990), Letters to a Dream (1992), Cry Against the Faith (1998), Learning to Die (2001), The Hanged Man (2005) and Soliloquy (2006). He has often worked with Charlie Owen, releasing two albums, The Ugly Truth (1994) and Midnight Rain (October 1995). The latter album won the Rolling Stone Critics Award for Best Album of 1996.

Louis Tillet Album on URBAN ASPIRINES HERE

PETER HAMMILL

Peter Joseph Andrew Hammill (born 5 November 1948) is an English singer-songwriter. He is a founding member of the progressive rock band Van der Graaf Generator. Most noted for his vocal abilities, his main instruments are guitar and piano. He also acts as a record producer for his own recordings and occasionally for other artists. In 2012, he was recognised with the Visionary award at the first Progressive Music Awards.
When Van der Graaf Generator broke up again in August 1972, Hammill resumed his solo career. Songs that were intended for Van der Graaf Generator now ended up on his solo albums, notably "Black Room" (on Chameleon in the Shadow of the Night) and "A Louse Is Not a Home" (on The Silent Corner and the Empty Stage). This makes it difficult to separate Hammill's solo work during the 1970s from his work with the band. For the majority of both his solo songs and the band's songs he is credited as the sole songwriter, and some of his solo albums feature all the members of Van der Graaf Generator. In general, Hammill's solo work is thematically concerned with more personal matters, while the band's songs deal with broader themes.

Peter Hammill on URBAN ASPIRINES HERE
Van De Graff Generation on URBAN ASPIRINES  HERE

FRANK ZAPPA & THE MOTHERS

The Mothers of Invention were an American rock band from California that served as the backing musicians for Frank Zappa. Their work is marked by the use of sonic experimentation, innovative album art, and elaborate live shows.
Originally an R&B band called The Soul Giants, the band's original lineup included Ray Collins, David Coronado, Ray Hunt, Roy Estrada and Jimmy Carl Black. Zappa was asked to take over as the guitarist following a fight between Collins and Coronado, the band's original saxophonist/leader. Zappa insisted that they perform his original material, changing their name on Mothers Day to The Mothers. After record executives objected to the name it was changed. Zappa later said "out of necessity, we became The Mothers of Invention."After early struggles the Mothers earned substantial popular commercial success. Originally formed in 1964, the band first became popular playing in California's underground music scene in the late 1960s. Under Zappa's helm, it was signed to jazz label Verve Records as part of the label's diversification plans. Verve released the Mothers of Invention's debut album Freak Out! in 1966, featuring a lineup including Zappa, Collins, Black, Estrada and Elliot Ingber. Don Preston joined the band soon after.

Frank Zappa on URBAN ASPIRINES HERE

 TRAXS

01.  Big Sleep : Looking For A Girl With A Washing Machine - Written-By : Stefan Schwerdtfeger 4:50
02 . The Walkabouts : Jack Candy - Written-By : The Walkabouts 4:41
03. Motorpsycho : Stalemate - Written-By : B. Saether 4:55
04. The Invisible Surfers : Malaguena - Written-By : Ibeniz Y Pascual 6:13
05. Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross : Dead Flowers For Alice - Written-By : Phil Shoenfelt 5:13
06. Giant Sand : Shiver - Written-By : How Gelb 3:59
07. Sad Lovers And Giants : Clint  Written-By : Sad Lovers And Giants 3:26
08. Morphine : Honey White - Written-By : Mark Sandman 3:07
09. Midnight Choir : Mercy Of Maria - Written-By : A. Bystrom  5:36
10. Steve Wynn     My Midnight - Written-By : Kurt Ralske, Steve Wynn  5:05
11. Cousteau : The Last Good Day Of The Year - Written-By : Davey Ray Moor 4:01
12. Louis Tillett : The Tempest - Written-By : Louis Tillett  5:26
13. Peter Hammill:I Will Find You - Written-By : Peter Hammill  4:12
14. Frank Zappa / The Mothers : Happy Together - Written-By : Alan Gordon, Gary Binnet  2:57

MP3 @320 Size  : 154 MB
FLAC  Size  :  381 MB 

Monday, December 26, 2016

Brian Eno and David Byrne : My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts 1981


My Life in the Bush of Ghosts is the first collaborative album by Brian Eno and David Byrne, released in February 1981.
Recorded by Eno and Byrne in between their work on Talking Heads projects, the album integrates sampled vocals and found sounds, African and Middle Eastern rhythms, and electronic music techniques. While it received mixed reviews upon its release, My Life is now widely regarded as a high point in the discographies of Eno and Byrne.




The album has since been called a "pioneering work for countless styles connected to electronics, ambience and Third World music". The extensive use of sampling on the album is widely considered ground-breaking and innovative, though its actual influence on the sample-based music genres that later emerged continues to
Pitchfork listed My Life in the Bush of Ghosts as the 21st best album of the 1980s, while Slant Magazine listed the album at No. 83 on its list of the "Best Albums of 1980s".
(Wiki)

A pioneering work for countless styles connected to electronics, ambience, and Third World music, My Life in the Bush of Ghosts expands on the fourth-world concepts of Hassell/Eno work with a whirlwind 45 minutes of worldbeat/funk-rock (with the combined talents of several percussionists and bassists, including Bill Laswell, Tim Wright, David van Tieghem, and Talking Heads' Chris Frantz) that's also heavy on the samples -- from radio talk-show hosts, Lebanese mountain singers, preachers, exorcism ceremonies, Muslim chanting, and Egyptian pop, among others.


It's also light years away from the respectful, preservationist angles of previous generations' field recorders and folk song gatherers. The songs on My Life in the Bush of Ghosts present myriad elements from around the world in the same jumbled stew, without regard for race, creed, or color. As such, it's a tremendously prescient record for the future development of music during the 1980s and '90s.
(by John Bush)

"The Jezebel Spirit" is the fourth song from the 1981 album My Life in the Bush of Ghosts by David Byrne and Brian Eno. It was released as a single the same year.







The song includes a "found sound"—an exorcism performed by an anonymous exorcist—over Afrobeat music similar to that Byrne and Eno had used in the Talking Heads album Remain in Light. The exorcism was to have been a recording of Kathryn Kuhlman, but her estate prohibited the use of her voice.

TRACKS



01.America Is Waiting     3:36
02.Mea Culpa     3:35
03.Regiment     3:56
04.Help Me Somebody     4:18
05.The Jezebel Spirit     4:55
06.Qu'Ran     3:46
07.Moonlight In Glory     4:19
08.The Carrier     3:30
09.A Secret Life     2:30
10.Come With Us     2:38
11.Mountain Of Needles     2:35

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MP3 Size : 98.8 MB
Flac  Size : 224 MB

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Man : The Welsh Connection 1976



Man are a rock band from South Wales whose style is a mixture of West Coast psychedelia, progressive rock, blues and pub rock. Formed in 1968 as a reincarnation of Welsh rock harmony group ‘’The Bystanders’’, Man are renowned for the extended jams in their live performances.



The Welsh Connection (stylized on the cover as Welsh-Connection) is the eleventh album by the Welsh

psychedelic/progressive rock band Man and was released on the MCA Records label 1976. It was their first MCA release, and the first after a change of line-up that saw John McKenzie take over on bass from Martin Ace, and Phil Ryan rejoin. Ryan had worked with Pete Brown in the interim, and arranged for Brown to play on two tracks.

Man evolved out of The Bystanders, a successful close harmony pop group from Merthyr Tydfil who played numerous club residencies in Wales, often playing several clubs a night. The Bystanders issued eight singles, including "98.6" (#45 in UK Singles Chart, in February 1967) which featured in the 2009 film, The Boat That Rocked (although Keith's version was the bigger hit, reaching No. 24 in the UK) and "When Jesamine Goes", written by their manager Ronnie Scott and Marty Wilde under the pseudonyms of Frere Manston and Jack Gellar, which was later covered by The Casuals as "Jesamine" and got to No. 2 in the UK Chart. They also recorded sessions of cover versions for the BBC as rules restricting needle time required "live" performances between the records during the 1960s; becoming regulars on the ’’Jimmy Young Show’’, "The David Symonds Show" and others.

When formed in 1962 The Bystanders included Owen Money, then known as Gerry Braden, but he was replaced by Vic Oakley, giving the classic line up of Micky Jones (guitar), Ray Williams (bass), Jeff Jones

The band changed label to MCA Records, Ryan rejoined on keyboards, but as no bass players they knew were available, the band had to audition for the first time in their history. Auditions went badly, until the final audition, of John McKenzie of Global Village Trucking Company, who was immediately offered the job.

They then recorded The Welsh Connection which reached No 40 in the UK Album Chart and was toured in March/April 1976 in Britain and June/July in the US. During the US tour differences arose again, and on the subsequent European tour Ryan and McKenzie announced they would be leaving, and the rest of the band agreed to call it a day.



The MCA record deal, however, was for 3 albums, but nobody was willing to contribute new material, and their attempts at covers were poor, so MCA eventually agreed to a live farewell album. All's Well That Ends Well was recorded at the Roundhouse on 11–13 December, although the final gig was in Slough on 16 December 1976. The band agreed that they "would never, ever, be one of those bands who reformed in a futile attempt to recapture past glories ...".




 
When formed in 1962 The Bystanders included Owen Money, then known as Gerry Braden, but he was replaced by Vic Oakley, giving the classic line up of Micky Jones (guitar), Ray Williams (bass), Jeff Jones (drums), Clive John (aka Clint Space) (keyboards) and Vic Oakley (vocals). By 1968 the other members wanted to change musical direction to a more psychedelic/American west-coast guitar sound, so Oakley left, to be replaced by Deke Leonard; and the band changed its name to Man .

The band changed label to MCA Records, Ryan rejoined on keyboards, but as no bass players they knew were available, the band had to audition for the first time in their history. Auditions went badly, until the final audition, of John McKenzie of Global Village Trucking Company, who was immediately offered the job.

They then recorded The Welsh Connection which reached No 40 in the UK Album Chart and was toured in March/April 1976 in Britain and June/July in the US. During the US tour differences arose again, and on the subsequent European tour Ryan and McKenzie announced they would be leaving, and the rest of the band agreed to call it a day.

The MCA record deal, however, was for 3 albums, but nobody was willing to contribute new material, and their attempts at covers were poor, so MCA eventually agreed to a live farewell album. All's Well That Ends Well was recorded at the Roundhouse on 11–13 December, although the final gig was in Slough on 16 December 1976. The band agreed that they "would never, ever, be one of those bands who reformed in a futile attempt to recapture past glories ...".
TRACKS


Side one



1. "The Ride and the View"       Deke Leonard     5:01
2. "Out of Your Head"       Leonard     4:04
3. "Love Can Find a Way"       John McKenzie     5:13
4. "The Welsh Connection"       Phil Ryan, Micky Jones     7:18

Side two  




1. "Something is Happening"       Ryan     6:21
2. "Car Toon"       Leonard, Ryan     6:01
3. "Born With a Future"       Jones, Leonard, Ryan     7:07

    Design [Cover] – Joe Petagno
    Engineer – Doug Bennett
    Mixed By – Andrew Lauder
    Producer – Manband*
    Technician [Tape Operation And Fairweather Taxidermist] – Nigel Brooke-Harte
    Vocals, Bass – John McKenzie
    Vocals, Drums – Terry Williams
    Vocals, Guitar – Deke Leonard, Micky Jones
    Vocals, Keyboards – Phil Ryan





Vinyl rip
Label : MCA Records
Country : England
Year : 1976

MP3 . Size : 92.4 MB
Flac    Size : 241 MB








Sunday, December 11, 2016

Θα σας δω στην Κόλαση

ΘΑ ΣΑΣ ΔΩ ΣΤΗΝ ΚΟΛΑΣΗ .

Αλλη μιά μέρα που παγώνω
μακριά από εμένα
όλα τα μυστικά μυρίζουν Μεσκαλίνη
Αλλη μιά μέρα στην κόλαση .

Περπατάω σαν ζόμπι
και λησμονώ τις ενοχές μου
αυτό το μικρό σώμα σας καλεί να το ανατείλετε
να το ξυπνήσετε αυτή την ατέρμονη νύχτα .

Κατουράω πάνω στις πυραμίδες
ξερνάω στον Παρθενώνα , φτύνω σε σταυρούς
και παίζω τη ζωή μου στην TV σε ενα ριάλιτυ
μέσα σε ένα ολόδικο δωμάτιό μου .


Θα σας δείξω τι σημαίνει γαϊδουριά
και τι σημαίνει φθόνος
τι σημαίνουν φιλικά φιλιά , όταν σ'αφήνουν μακριά
πίσω από τα σήμαντρα που ζει ο πόνος .

Θα σας δείξω όλα τα Τίποτα όταν δεν τα έχετε ζήσει
Μιά στιγμή απόμακρη που έχετε λησμονήσει
Κι έπειτα όταν τελειώσουν όλα αυτά , θα σας πάω μακριά
σ'ένα λιβαδι πράσινο που μ'ελπίδα θα γεμίσει .

Θα σας φιλέψω με φιλιά και δώρα θα σας φέρω
κάποτε τα κατάφερα , τώρα πιά δεν ξέρω
κι εκεί στην ύστατη στιγμή προτού να πέσω
με τις θύμισες τις δικές σας θα τα καταφέρω .

ΘΑ ΣΑΣ ΔΩ ΣΤΗΝ ΚΟΛΑΣΗ .

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Taste : Best Of Taste


Taste is an Irish rock and blues band formed in 1966. Its founder was songwriter and musician Rory Gallagher. Taste (originally "The Taste") was formed in Cork, Ireland, in August 1966 as a trio consisting of Rory Gallagher on guitars and vocals, Eric Kitteringham on bass, and Norman Damery on drums. In their early years Taste toured in Hamburg and Ireland before becoming regulars at Maritime Hotel, an R&B club in Belfast, Northern Ireland.


The fact that they, like so many late-'60s contemporaries, were molded in the image of Cream has often been cited to diminish the stature of Irish power trio Taste. But, all things being equal, it's impossible to dismiss their fine eponymous debut based solely on obvious source of inspiration, nor, by any means, the singular talents of the band's creative and performing focal point, vocalist and guitarist Rory Gallagher barely 20 years of age upon its release in 1969.

In 1968 Taste began performing in the UK where the original lineup split up. The new lineup formed with Richard McCracken on bass and John Wilson on drums. The new Taste moved permanently to London where they signed with the record label Polydor. In November 1968, the band, along with Yes, opened for Cream at Cream's farewell concerts. While with Polydor, Taste began touring the United States and Canada with the British supergroup Blind Faith. In April 1969, Taste released the first of their two studio albums, the self-titled Taste, with On the Boards following in early 1970, the latter showing the band's jazz influences with Gallagher playing saxophone on numerous tracks.



Later the same year Taste toured Europe but were disbanded due to numerous reasons, the details of which are still unclear; but are generally acknowledged as having been due to managerial disputes and also tensions between Gallagher and the rest of the band, who wanted to be recognised as equals with him (Gallagher having been the sole songwriter in the band).



 
 The blues keep coming with the guitarist's self-penned showcase "Sugar Mama" and a more restrained acoustic "Hail," then the hard rock fires are stoked once again with "Born on the Wrong Side of Town" a track whose regional folk music accents did much to foment Gallagher's enduring status as a blue-collar, Emerald Isle legend.


They performed their last show on New Year's Eve in Belfast. Wilson and McCracken immediately formed 'Stud' in early 1971, with Jim Cregan and John Weider, while Gallagher went on to pursue a solo career.



TRACKS

01. Blister On The Moon     3:24
02. Born On The Wrong Side Of Time     3:58
03. Leavin' Blues  4:14
04. Hail     2:34
05. Same Old Story     3:30
06. Catfish     8:01
07. I'm Moving On   2:28
08. What's Going On     2:46
09. Railway And Gun     3:36
10. Eat My Words     3:44
11. On The Boards     5:59
12. It's Happened Before, It'll Happen Again     6:31
13. If The Day Was Any Longer     2:07
14. I Feel So Good - Recorded Live   7:36
15. Sugar Mama - Recorded Live  8:09
16. Sinner Boy - Recorded Live     5:40

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MP3 Size : 174 MB
FLAC  Size : 447 MB




Rory Gallagher BLISTER ON THE MOON
Taste - 1969
Everyone is saying what to do and what to think,
And when to ask permission when you feel you want to blink.
First look left and then look right and now look straight ahead,
Make sure and take a warning of every word we've said.
 
Now you lay you down to sleep make sure and get some rest,
Tomorrow is another day and you must pass the test.
Don't try and think too different now what we say is best,
Listen little man you're no better than the rest.
 
Don't lay beside the wayside all around the road we've set,
Smile and look happy fool or we'll throw you in the wet.
Now if you learn your lesson well and step upon the line,
Save your breath until forever we should get along just fine.
 
We'll bend your heart until it breaks make sure you feel no pain,
We'll be the one to crush you and give you to the rain.
But now you want to run away oh can I see you run,
Run across the frozen air try resting on the sun.
 
And if you feel it burn you don't yell out in pain,
Or wish you had a velvet sponge full of soothing rain.
So let's have that stiff upper lip now take a long deep breath,
Close your ears you cannot hear the rules are all pre-set.
You thought we were illusions but we meant the word we said,
We're in command, you tiny fly, we'll crush you till you're dead.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Metabarons : Jodorowsky - Juan Gimenez




ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY


 

Alejandro Jodorowsky Prullansky ; born 17 February 1929) is a Chilean-French film and theatre director, screenwriter, playwright, actor, author, poet, producer, composer, musician, comics writer, and spiritual guru.

Best known for his avant-garde films, he has been "venerated by cult cinema enthusiasts" for his work which "is filled with violently surreal images and a hybrid blend of mysticism and religious provocation".

Moving to Paris in the early 1950s, Jodorowsky studied mime under Etienne Decroux before turning to cinema, directing the short film Les tetes interverties in 1957. From 1960 he divided his time between Paris and Mexico City, in the former becoming a founding member of the anarchistic avant-garde Panic Movement of performance artists. In 1966 he created his first comic strip, Anibal 5, while in 1967 he directed his first feature film, the surrealist Fando y Lis, which caused a huge scandal in Mexico, eventually being banned.

After an aborted attempt at filming Frank Herbert's 1965 science fiction novel Dune, Jodorowsky produced three more films, the family film Tusk (1980), the surrealist horror Santa Sangre (1989), and the failed blockbuster The Rainbow Thief (1990). Meanwhile, he has simultaneously written a series of science fiction comic books, most notably The Incal (1980–1989), which has been described as having a claim to be "the best comic book" ever written, and also The Technopriests and Metabarons.

Accompanying this, he has also written books and regularly lectures on his own spiritual system, which he calls "psychomagic" and "psychoshamanism" and which borrows from his interests in alchemy, the tarot, Zen Buddhism and shamanism. His son Cristobal has followed his teachings on psychoshamanism; this work is captured in the feature documentary Quantum Men, directed by Carlos Serrano Azcona.

JUAN GIMENEZ



Gimenez Lopez was born in Mendoza, Argentina. He finished his high school education as an industrial designer and later attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Barcelona (Spain).

His first stories, for Argentine editors such as Colomba and Record, were largely inspired by Hugo Pratt (during the years he spent in Argentina) and Francisco Solano Lopez.

Back to Spain, he worked for Spanish (Zona 84, Comix International) and Italian (Lanciostory, Skorpio) magazines. His work of this period is mainly related to war and science-fiction genres.

In 1980, he designed the "Harry Canyon" segment of the film Heavy Metal. During the 1980s, he collaborated with several European magazines, including the Spanish 1984, the French Metal Hurlant and the Italian L'Eternauta, experimenting with graphical and narrative innovations.

To this period dates what is ranked among his best series, the short science-fictions stories known under the title of Time Paradox.

Also noteworthy are The City, written by Ricardo Barreiro and Le Quatrieme Pouvoir (The Fourth Power), which he wrote by himself.


Gimenez currently maintains a consistent yet varied workload, lending his talents as illustrator to covers for CD albums and novels, as well as serving as a concept artist on video games, and motion pictures. He also remains in high demand as a graphic novel artist, collaborating with some of Europe's most acclaimed authors such as Carlos Trillo, Emilio Balcarce, and Roberto Dal Prà, when he is not writing his own stories as he successfully continues to do, as with “The Fourth Power" collection.METABARONS  


The Metabarons or The Saga of The Meta-Barons is a science fiction comic series relating the history of a dynasty of perfect warriors known as the Metabarons. The Metabarons series was written by creator Alejandro Jodorowsky and illustrated by Argentinian artist Juan Gimenez.
The series, published by Humanoides Associes, is complete, the last volume having been released at the end of 2003.

The first appearance of a Metabaron (chronologically the last of the Metabarons) was May 1981 in the Incal comic book series. This was followed by a series of prequels that concerned this character's origin, presented as the narration of the android Tonto to the android Lothar, of his masters' achievements.

The series takes place over the course of several generations, and chronicles the life of each of the five Metabarons. The stories depict a space opera reminiscent of Greek tragedy, and heavily influenced by Frank Herbert's Dune novels.


Gimenez's style has become famous for the extreme attention he devotes to technical and historical details; his series Pik As has been defined as "a comic encyclopaedia of World War II."

THE STORY



Every Metabaron is mutilated by his father in his youth so that his endurance to pain is tested, and receives a powerful mechanical body part as a replacement for the destroyed limb. In each generation, the son and heir must eventually face his father in a battle to the death.

These battles have taken many forms, from hand-to-hand combat to space duels, and the succession is only achieved once the son succeeds in killing his father.

The story of the Metabarons begins on an isolated world, Marmola, on which a small tribe, ruled by Berard of Castaka, export huge blocks of marble. In addition, the planet is the native location of a blue, jelly-like substance, called epiphyte, whose properties defy gravity.


The existence of the substance has been a sacred secret of the Castakas for many generations, until its revelation to save the life of Othon von Salza, the son-in-law of Baron Berard.


Soon after the revelation of the epiphyte, the planet's orbit becomes a battlefield, with the treacherous Imperial Black Endoguard as the victors. At the end of the war, Othon and his son Bari are the only survivors of the Castaka tribe.

The Imperial couple, rulers of the known galaxy, are astonished by the achievement of Othon and reward him; and Othon shows them where the epiphyte was hidden in exchange for a percentage of the new market for anti-G Technology, a new planet to which their palace would be transferred, and a gift for his son intended to restore the joy lost with his crippled legs.

The emperor gives him a horse, an extinct species revived by genetic manipulation; but pirates steal the horse. Othon kills them in retaliation, but accidentally kills his son, and is castrated by an attacker.


Othon thereafter invests a large part of his fortune in the development of the first 'metabaronic' weapons and begins the tradition of cybernetic implants; and later becomes a mercenary of extraordinary skill and power. By the destruction of 100,000 pirate vessels, he and his descendants receive the title of Metabaron, and the Imperial couple promise a gift.

Later, a woman named Honorata offers that she can bear Othon a child if he places a drop of his blood in her uterus. With this done, two of Othon's servants try to commit suicide, taking the pregnant Honorata with them; but Othon injects a potion of epiphyte into Honorata.


This deprives his son, Aghnar von Salza, of weight; wherefore Othon lets Honorata train Aghnar by herself.


When Aghnar is seven years old, he defeats a machine set against him by his father; whereupon Othon continues his training. Honorata then confesses she was ordered to give birth to a hermaphrodite instead of a son, by the priestesses of Shabda-Oud.


For her disobedience, the Shabda-Oud attempt her destruction. Othon, to assure his son's ability to avenge her, orders Aghnar to fight him to the death, and Aghnar seizes the title of Metabaron for himself.






The sole human in a hostile world, Aghnar befriends a single primatoid, and becomes its tribe's messiah.


He then seizes a Shabda-Oud cetacyborg battleship with which to carry out his vengeance; but is distracted by the Cetacyborg's crew's original objective: to capture Princess Oda, to use her for the sisterhood's breeding experiments. After a telepathic confrontation with the sisterhood, Oda suffers debilitating injuries;


whereupon Honorata, kept alive by her own mental powers, transfers her own soul to Oda, who thereafter bears Aghnar a son.


Disgusted by his incest, Aghnar attempts to kill his son, whom Oda/Honorata gives a cybernetic head to replace his own, for which he is called Steelhead. Steelhead later kills his parents.

At his claim to the title of Metabaron, the Princess Dona Vicenta argues that his offspring must be unworthy of the title.


Therefore, Steelhead assumes the disembodied head of Zaran Krleza, the last poet in the galaxy. United in body and head (but somehow maintaining individual personas), Steelhead and Zaran become Melmoth, which declares Dona Vicenta as the object of his affections, and resurrects her father, along with a rare, titanic tree (both destroyed by Steelhead himself).


Dona Vicente consents to the match; but the clone of her father attempts to take her by force, whereupon Vicenta gives him her eyes.


Mollified, he permits Melmoth and Dona Vicenta to marry; but Melmoth discovers that Tonto, his robotic servant, has replaced her eyes by cybernetic sensors, and shuns her. Eventually, he reverts to the form and character of Steelhead, and takes care of his bride. When unable to preserve both of Vicenta's twin children alive, Steelhead removes the male twin's brain and implant it in the female child, and trains the androgynous Aghora would be trained as a warrior, who eventually faces his/her father in single combat to become Metabaron.


To conceive an heir, he/she extracts the male cells from his/her own brain and implants them in his/her womb, thereby creating a male clone: later the Nameless Metabaron who reigns in Incal.



In the last chapter of the saga (Sans-Nom, le dernier Meta-Baron), Lothar, the faithful android to whom Tonto is relating the Metabaronic lore in the frame narration, is identified as Steelhead himself, kept alive by his conversion to a robotic existence.



Recovering his personality, but not his full memories, after a brief confrontation in which he gives Nameless the iconic scarring in his eyebrow, he allies himself with a vampiric creature to enact his vengeance upon his descendant.


Ultimately, he repents; whereupon Nameless has himself sterilized, and remains in self-pity until the Spirit of the Castaka family, embodied by the mark on his chest, prompts Nameless to become a force for good, protecting life whenever he can.


With this new mission, the Metabaron becomes the unstoppable mercenary featured in the Incal.



Publised in Greece by the comic magazine "9"
1rst " Othon the Propator " 2003
2cond " Onorata " 2003