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Τετάρτη, 31 Ιουλίου 2019

The Dictators - Go Girl Crazy (1975)





Go Girl Crazy! is the debut album by American punk rock band The Dictators. It was released on March 1975 and is considered one of the first examples of punk rock.

The album has been well-received critically and is considered a precursor to punk rock. In its retrospective review, AllMusic notes that while the album was confusing to audiences at the time of its release, it became inspirational for dozens of groups to follow. Trouser Press also enthuses that the band deserves "scads of credit" for "blazing a long trail, melding the essentials of junk culture...with loud/hard/fast rock'n'roll and thus creating an archetype". According to a 2001 article in the Village Voice, the album's "blueprint for bad taste, humor, and defiance" has been replicated in the work of such bands as the Ramones and Beastie BoysTrouser Presslauded the album a "wickedly funny, brilliantly played and hopelessly naïve masterpiece of self-indulgent smartass rock'n'roll".[8]Entertainment Weekly wrote "Go Girl Crazy's junk-generation culture and smart-aleck sensibility did provide an essential blueprint for '70s punk. With its TV references and homely vocals, this ground-breaking and long-unavailable album continues to inspire underground groups everywhere." Canadian journalist Martin Popoff enjoyed the album and considered the Dictators "more obviously comedians than musicians", "with a sense of self-deprecating humor poking sticks at the seriousness of heavy metal"


Track listing

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1. "The Next Big Thing" 4:20
2. "I Got You Babe" (Sonny & Cher cover) Sonny Bono 4:08
3. "Back to Africa" 3:35
4. "Master Race Rock" 4:13

Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
5. "Teengenerate" 3:24
6. "California Sun" (Joe Jones cover) Henry Glover, Morris Levy 3:04
7. "Two Tub Man" 4:08
8. "Weekend" 4:00
9. "(I Live For) Cars and Girls" 3:56





          

Παρασκευή, 26 Ιουλίου 2019

Steel Mill - Green Eyed God Same (U.k. 1972)






Studio Album, released in 1972

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Blood Runs Deep (5:19)
2. Summers Child (4:24)
3. Majo and the Laying of the Witch (7:52)
4. Treadmil (4:00)
5. Green Eyed God (9:51)
6. Turn the Page Over (3:56)
7. Black Jewel of the Forest (6:13)
8. Har Fleur (0:45)

Total Time: 42:20

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Κυριακή, 21 Ιουλίου 2019

Ceramic Hello - The Absence Of A Canary V1.1 (1980)




Ceramic Hello was a duo from Burlington, Ontario, formed by Brett Wickens in 1980 after leaving Spoons. He teamed up with Roger Humphreys who added a more classical bent to the minimal synthesizer tunes (in the mold of John Foxx and Mute Records).

Their first release was the single "Climatic Nouveaux" / "Theatre Matrix" (MAN003) on Mannequin Records in 1980, followed quickly by the album The Absence Of A Canary (MAN LP1), which included the single's A-side. The 1000 copies have become a collector's item, so much so that in 2006 the German label Vinyl On Demand produced a two disc re-issue, named The Absence Of A Canary V1.1. The original LP has sold on eBay for up to US$350.

The first two sides consisted of the album as originally issued. Sides C and D contained eight track demos Wickens prepared while in England for a never-issued second album (recorded between 1981 and 1983). Additionally "Theatre Matrix", and demos for a track from a Wickens/Jah Wobble collaboration 12" ("Between Two Frequencies") and a song from the collaboration The Partnership ("Sampling The Blast Furnace") were included. The version of "Sampling The Blast Furnace" that is included on The Absence Of A Canary V1.1 is a demo recorded in a studio run by William Orbit in London. Orbit also produced a 24-track version of the song with Andy McCluskey from OMD on vocals, which was never commercially released due to contractual issues with Virgin Records.

Currently Wickens and Humphreys have re-united and are working on a new album, with the working title 'Daisy Cutter'.

Wickens lives in Northern California and is a partner in the design firm Ammunition. Wickens' design career paralleled his musical career in the 1980s, when he was in partnership with Peter Saville, and designed dozens of LP covers for Peter Gabriel, New Order, Joy Division, Ultravox and others.


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Πέμπτη, 18 Ιουλίου 2019

Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man (1988)





Leonard Norman Cohen CC GOQ (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016) was a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet, and novelist. His work explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality and romantic relationships.[2] Cohen was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was invested as a Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation's highest civilian honour. In 2011, Cohen received one of the Prince of Asturias Awards for literature and the ninth Glenn Gould Prize.

Cohen pursued a career as a poet and novelist during the 1950s and early 1960s; he did not launch a music career until 1967, at the age of 33. His first album, Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967), was followed by three more albums of folk music: Songs from a Room(1969), Songs of Love and Hate (1971) and New Skin for the Old Ceremony (1974). His 1977 record Death of a Ladies' Man was co-written and produced by Phil Spector, which was a move away from Cohen's previous minimalist sound. In 1979, Cohen returned with the more traditional Recent Songs, which blended his acoustic style with jazz and Oriental and Mediterranean influences. Perhaps Cohen's most famous song, "Hallelujah", was first released on his studio album Various Positions in 1984. I'm Your Man in 1988 marked Cohen's turn to synthesized productions and remains his most popular album. In 1992, Cohen released its follow-up, The Future, which had dark lyrics and references to political and social unrest.

Cohen returned to music in 2001 with the release of Ten New Songs, which was a major hit in Canada and Europe. His 11th album, Dear Heather, followed in 2004. Following a successful string of tours between 2008 and 2013, Cohen released three albums in the final four years of his life: Old Ideas (2012), Popular Problems (2014) and You Want It Darker (2016), the last of which was released three weeks before his death.

I'm Your Man is the eighth studio album by Leonard Cohen,[2] released in 1988. The album marked Cohen's further move to a more modern sound, with many songs having a synth-oriented production.


Track listing

All songs were written by Cohen, except where noted.
"First We Take Manhattan" – 6:01
"Ain't No Cure for Love" – 4:50
"Everybody Knows" (Cohen, Sharon Robinson) – 5:36
"I'm Your Man" – 4:28
"Take This Waltz" (Federico García Lorca, Cohen) – 5:59
"Jazz Police" (Cohen, Jeff Fisher) – 3:53
"I Can't Forget" – 4:31
"Tower of Song" – 5:37
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Κυριακή, 14 Ιουλίου 2019

Basilis Tsitsanis (3cd)






Ο Βασίλης Τσιτσάνης (18 Ιανουαρίου 1915 - 18 Ιανουαρίου 1984) ήταν ένας από τους μεγαλύτερους Έλληνες λαϊκούς συνθέτες, στιχουργούς και τραγουδιστές του 20ού αιώνα, του οποίου τραγούδια ακούγονται μέχρι και σήμερα. Ήταν μία από τις σημαντικότερες φυσιογνωμίες του ρεμπέτικου και του λαϊκού τραγουδιού.


CD1 - Propolemika (Hxographseis 1936-1940)
CD2 - Katoxh-Emfulios (Hxographseis 1946-1948)
CD3 - H Klasikh Epoxh (Hxografhseis 1948-1954)

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Παρασκευή, 12 Ιουλίου 2019

Burning Spear - Marcus Garvey (1975)





Winston Rodney OD (born 1 March 1945), better known by the stage name Burning Spear, is a Jamaican roots reggaevocalist and musician. Burning Spear is a Rastafarian and one of the most influential and long-standing roots artists to emerge from the 1970s


Marcus Garvey is the third album by the reggae group Burning Spear, released in 1975 on Island Records, ILPS 9377. The album is named after the Jamaican National Hero and Rastafari movement prophet Marcus Garvey. A dub version of it was released four months later as Garvey's Ghost.

This was the first album by the group recorded for Island Records, whose founder Chris Blackwell had been instrumental in breaking Jamaican reggae artists Jimmy Cliff, Toots and the Maytals, and Bob Marley to an international audience. It was produced by Lawrence Lindo, better known by his handle taken from the assassin of Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby. Apparently, upon their first meeting, Lindo and vocalist Winston Rodney realized the opening track to this album, "Marcus Garvey." The backing musicians, whom Lindo named the Black Disciples, had been assembled from the Soul Syndicate and the Wailers.
On July 27, 2010, this album was remastered and released by Universal's Hip-O Records reissue imprint in tandem with the dub version on one compact disc.

The album was listed in the 1999 book The Rough Guide: Reggae: 100 Essential CDs


Track listing

All tracks written by Winston Rodney and Phillip Fullwood except as indicated.
"Marcus Garvey" — 3:27
"Slavery Days" — 3:34
"The Invasion" (W. Rodney, C. Paisley, P. Fullwood) — 3:22
"Live Good" (Marcus Rodney, Mackba Rodney, Winston Rodney) — 3:14
"Give Me" (W. Rodney) — 3:11
"Old Marcus Garvey" — 4:03
"Tradition" (D. Hines, R. Willington, W. Rodney) — 3:30
"Jordan River" (W. Rodney, M. Lawrence, P. Fullwood) — 3:00
"Red, Gold & Green" (A. Folkes, W. Rodney, P. Fullwood) — 3:14
"Resting Place" (W. Rodney) — 3:10



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Τετάρτη, 10 Ιουλίου 2019

They Must Be Russians - & Other Groundless Accusations [1985]






Label:Native Records ‎– NTV 3
Format:Vinyl, LP, Album

Country:UK
Released:1985
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:New Wave, Synth-pop
Tracklist

Native Side
A1 Wait
A2 Darkness And Confusion
A3 Passion
A4 Devotion
A5 Judge And Jury
Guitar [Additional Feedback] – Nick Robinson
Finger Side
B1 Waiting
B2 (Don't Stop) Dancing
B3 Way To Discover
B4 Time
B5 Another Story
B6 The Bob Song


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Δευτέρα, 8 Ιουλίου 2019

Manfred Mann - The five faces of (U.k 1964)




Manfred Mann were an English rock band, formed in London in 1962. The group were named after their keyboardist Manfred Mann, who later led the successful 1970s group Manfred Mann's Earth Band. The band had two different lead vocalists during their period of success, Paul Jones from 1962 to 1966, and Mike d'Abo from 1966 to 1969.

Manfred Mann were regularly in the UK charts in the 1960s. Three of the band's most successful singles, "Do Wah Diddy Diddy", "Pretty Flamingo" and "Mighty Quinn", topped the UK Singles Chart. They were the first southern-England-based group to top the US Billboard Hot 100 during the British invasion

The Five Faces of Manfred Mann
is the debut British and second American studio album by Manfred Mann. It was first released in the United Kingdom on 11 September 1964 by His Master's Voice. In late October/early November, the album was released in Canada by Capitol Records.The Canadian track listing was almost the same as the UK version, except it included the hit "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" instead of "I've Got My Mojo Working". The record has been called "one of the great blues-based British invasion albums; it's a hot, rocking record that benefits from some virtuoso playing as well"



Track listing


Side one
"Smokestack Lightning" (Chester Burnett) – 2:30
"Don't Ask Me What I Say" (Paul Jones) – 3:09
"Sack O' Woe" (Cannonball Adderley) – 3:31
"What You Gonna Do?" (Jones, Manfred Mann) – 3:03
"I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man" (Willie Dixon) – 2:10
"I'm Your Kingpin" (Mann, Jones) – 2:38
"Down the Road Apiece" (Don Raye) – 3:16
Side two
"Got My Mojo Working" (Preston Foster; credited to Muddy Waters) – 2:43
Canadian version: "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" (Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich) – 2:23
"It's Gonna Work Out Fine" (Rose Marie McCoy, Sylvia McKinney; credited to Joe Seneca, J. Lee) –
"Mr. Anello" (Mike Hugg, Jones, Mann, Tom McGuinness, Mike Vickers) – 2:15
"Untie Me" (Joe South) – 3:41
"Bring It to Jerome" (Jerome Green) – 3:31
"Without You" (Jones) – 2:25
"You've Got to Take It" (Jones) – 2:00

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Παρασκευή, 5 Ιουλίου 2019

Trees - On The Shore (U.k) (1970)




Trees was a British folk rock band recording and touring throughout 1969, 1970 and 1971, reforming briefly to continue performing throughout 1972. Although the group met with little commercial success in their time, the reputation of the band has grown over the years, and underwent a renaissance in 2007 following Gnarls Barkley's sampling of the track Geordie (from Trees’ second album On The Shore) on the title track of their multi-million selling album St. Elsewhere.

On the Shore is the second, and final, album by British folk rock band Trees. It was recorded in October 1970, and released in January 1971 on CBS Records (64168). It was later released on CD by the BGO label.
Sleeve design by Hipgnosis. The cover photographs were taken at The Hill Garden, part of Inverforth House, Hampstead Heath in North West London, designed by landscape architect Thomas Mawson. The model in the photo was Katie Meehan, daughter of Tony Meehan from The Shadows.









             

Τετάρτη, 3 Ιουλίου 2019

Holy Grove - II (2018)




Tracklist

01. Blade Born
02. Aurora
03. Valley Of The Mystics
04. Solaris
05. Cosmos


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Δευτέρα, 1 Ιουλίου 2019

Quicksilver Messenger service - Happy Trails (1969)




Quicksilver Messenger Service (sometimes credited as simply Quicksilver) is an American psychedelic rock band formed in 1965 in San Francisco. The band achieved wide popularity in the San Francisco Bay Area and through their recordings,[3] with psychedelic rock enthusiasts around the globe, and several of their albums ranked in the Top 30 of the Billboard Pop charts. They were part of the new wave of album-oriented bands, achieving renown and popularity despite an almost complete lack of success with their singles (apart from "Fresh Air", which reached number 49 in 1970).[4] Though not as commercially successful as contemporaries Jefferson Airplaneand the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver was integral to the beginnings of their genre. With their jazz and classical influences and a strong folk background, the band attempted to create an individual, innovative sound.[5] Music historian Colin Larkin wrote: "Of all the bands that came out of the San Francisco area during the late '60s, Quicksilver typified most the style, attitude and sound of that era."[6]

Member Dino Valenti drew heavily on musical influences he picked up during the folk revival of his formative musical years. The style he developed from these sources is evident in Quicksilver Messenger Service's swing rhythms and twanging guitar sounds.[7] After many years, the band has attempted to reform despite the deaths of several members. In 2009, original members Gary Duncan and David Freiberg toured as the Quicksilver Messenger Service, using various backing musicians.


Happy Trails is the second album of the American band Quicksilver Messenger Service. Most of the album was recorded from two performances at the Fillmore East and Fillmore West, although it is not clear which parts were recorded at which Fillmore. The record was released by Capitol Records in stereo.


Track listing
Side one
No.TitleLength
1. "Who Do You Love Suite"
I. "Who Do You Love (Part 1)" (Ellas McDaniel)
II. "When You Love" (Gary Duncan)
III. "Where You Love" (Greg Elmore[note 1])
IV. "How You Love" (John Cipollina)
V. "Which Do You Love" (David Freiberg)
VI. "Who Do You Love (Part 2)" (McDaniel)" 25:22

Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
2. "Mona" McDaniel 6:53
3. "Maiden of the Cancer Moon" Duncan 2:54
4. "Calvary" Duncan 13:31
5. "Happy Trails" Dale Evans 1:29
Total length: 24:47

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