Friday, 2 October 2015

Formerly Fat Harry - Selftitled (Folk-Prog-Country Influenced Rock UK 1972)

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FORMERLY FAT HARRY are one the forgotten greats of late '60s British rock. The band was formed in London in 1969 by ex-Country Joe & the Fish bassist Bruce Barthol and two old friends from the Berkeley California folk music scene, Gary Petersen and Phil Greenberg. Fat Harry was soon signed up by the original Pink Floyd management company. 

Playing a highly idiosyncratic brand of Americana that frequently experimented with jazz time signatures, the band played at two of the now legendary free concerts in Hyde Park, the 1970 Bath Festival, Phun City and many of the clubs of the era such as The Marquee in London.

A quartet of 'musician's musicians', admired by everyone from Ralph McTell to Edgar Broughton and Michael Chapman, the group made only one LP for Harvest Records before disbanding in 1972. Though reflecting their musical and song-writing abilities, that record failed to capture their true flavour. 

Formed in England in 1971, Formerly Fat Harry revolved around the talents of US expatriates Gary Peterson (vocals/guitar/keyboards), Phil Greenberg (vocals/guitar) and Bruce Barthol (bass, ex-Country Joe And The Fish). Saxophonist George Khan (formerly of Battered Ornaments) and Laurie Allen (drums) completed the featured line-up on Formerly Fat Harry, a pleasant country rock, good time music set which anticipated the ‘pub rock’ boom. 

Unfortunately, the band failed to make commercial headway and they split up when the core members returned to the USA. Allen subsequently worked with Gong, Lol Coxhill and Robert Wyatt. George Khan, also known as Nisar Ahmet Khan, played on several jazz rock features by Annette Peacock and Mike Westbrook before leading Mirage (1977).

Led by Bruce Barthol (bassist with San Francisco psych heroes Country Joe & The Fish), this oddly-named quartet coalesced in London in 1969 and soon gained admirers for their laid-back country-influenced sound. They became a fixture in the city's underground clubs and at free festivals, but their sole album appeared in late 1971, by which time their moment had passed. It makes its long-awaited return to CD here, complete with background notes.

Bruce Barthol - bass/vocals
 Phil Greenberg - guitar/vocals
 Gary Peterson - guitar/keyboards/vocals
 Laurie Allan - drums (tracks 1, 3, 4, 8)
 John Marshall - drums (tracks 2, 5, 7)
 Alan Jackson - drums (track 6) 

01. Passing The River 05:04
02. My Friend Ws A Pusher 05:15
03. About My Life 05:45
04. Please Go Away 04:35
05. I Saw The Ringing Of The Bell 04:45
06. Tell Me All About It 04:40
07. Captain Heart 03:28
08. Goodbye For Good 06:55

1. Fat Harry
2. Fat Harry
3. Fat Harry

Friday, 25 September 2015

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It's a Beautiful Day - Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA, FM Broadcast 1978-10-01, (Bootleg)

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It's a Beautiful Day is an American band formed in San Francisco, California, in 1967, featuring vocalist Pattie Santos along with violinist David LaFlamme and his wife, Linda LaFlamme, on keyboards.

David LaFlamme, a former soloist with the Utah Symphony Orchestra, had previously been in the band Orkustra, and unusually, played a five-string violin. The other members of It's a Beautiful Day in its early years were Hal Wagenet (guitar), Mitchell Holman (bass) and Val Fuentes (drums). Although they were one of the earliest and most important San Francisco bands to emerge from 1967's social phenomenon Summer of Love, the band never quite achieved the success of contemporaries such as Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and Santana, with whom they had connections. The band created a unique blend of rock, jazz, folk, classical and world beat styles during the initial seven years it was officially together.

Early history: 1967–1969
The band's original manager, Matthew Katz, had previously worked with the rock bands Jefferson Airplane and Moby Grape. The members of the band were unaware that the other two bands were already trying to end their business relationships with Katz. During 1967 and early 1968, Katz prevented It's a Beautiful Day from performing in San Francisco, telling them they were not ready. He booked their first public appearances at a club he controlled in Seattle, Washington, formerly known as the Encore Ballroom. Katz renamed the club San Francisco Sound. While in Seattle, the group lived in the attic of an old house owned by Katz while writing and rehearsing new songs in between club performances. Few customers came to the club during the band's engagement in Seattle during December 1967.

The band's signature song "White Bird" was inspired by the experiences David and Linda LaFlamme had while living in Seattle. In an ironic twist on the band's name, the sad song was partly inspired by Seattle's rainy winter weather. In a later interview, David LaFlamme said:

"Where the 'white bird' thing came from ... We were like caged birds in that attic. We had no money, no transportation, the weather was miserable. We were just barely getting by on a very small food allowance provided to us. It was quite an experience, but it was very creative in a way."
By the time the group members returned to San Francisco they had no money and were frustrated by Katz's attempts to manipulate their career. In desperation, they began playing at a few clubs without Katz's approval. The band gradually began to gain some recognition and earn money. The band got its first big break when offered a chance to open for Cream at the Oakland Coliseum, in Oakland, California on October 4, 1968. Around this time, the band first began a long process of trying to disentangle themselves from Katz.

The band's debut album, It's a Beautiful Day, was produced by David LaFlamme in Los Angeles, California, and released by Columbia Records in 1969. It features tracks such as "White Bird", "Hot Summer Day", and "Time Is". The album reached number 47 in the U.S. charts and number 58 in the UK. The theme from the song "Bombay Calling" was later used, at a slower tempo, by Deep Purple as the intro to "Child in Time" on its Deep Purple in Rock album. The vocals and violin playing of David LaFlamme plus Santos's singing attracted FM radio play attention, and nationally, "White Bird" bubbled under Billboard's Hot 100 chart, peaking at number 118.

The band was almost invited to play at Woodstock. When Michael Lang was negotiating with Bill Graham to get the Grateful Dead to appear, Graham insisted Lang put one of two acts that he managed on the bill. Lang then listened to a tape of both It's a Beautiful Day and the other band and liked them so much that he couldn't decide so he flipped a coin and It's a Beautiful Day lost. The band that won was Santana, who became stars overnight.

1970s and beyond
July 5, 1970, the band played the (second) Atlanta International Pop Festival in Byron, GA to an estimated 250,000 people. Linda sang lead on "White Bird", "Hot Summer Day" and "The Dolphin Song". The band had a regional radio hit with "Don and Dewey". By later that year, the original lineup of the band had changed somewhat; the LaFlammes had split up and Linda left the band, replaced by Fred Webb. The following album, Marrying Maiden, recorded at Pacific High Recording Studio in San Fransisco, released in 1970, was their most successful in the charts. It reached number 28 in the U.S. (their only Top 40 placing) and number 45 in the U.K. In that year, the band also performed at the Holland Pop Festival at the Kralingse Bos in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and at the Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music. Tom Fowler (later bassist for Frank Zappa) and Bill Gregory joined in March 1971, their very first performance being live on San Francisco's KSAN FM radio, with host Tom Donahue introducing them as the band's two new members.

In July 1971, the band was one of the last acts to appear at Fillmore West in San Francisco. Its performance of "White Bird" appeared as part of the musical documentary film Fillmore (1972).

The band continued to record Choice Quality Stuff/Anytime in 1971 and the live album Live at Carnegie Hall in 1972, touring until 1974 when it split up. In 1976, LaFlamme's solo version of "White Bird" finally cracked the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 89. Santos was killed in a car crash near Geyserville in Sonoma County, California on December 14, 1989.

The band reunited occasionally for reunions and special concerts. The band's music continued under the name "David LaFlamme Band" as well as "It's a Beautiful Day" until Katz let his trademark of the name go un-renewed.

Since 2000, the band features founder David LaFlamme and original drummer Fuentes. Other band members are LaFlamme's current wife, whom he met in 1974, Linda Baker LaFlamme (vocals), Toby Gray (basses and producer), Gary Thomas (keyboards and producer), Rob Espinosa (guitars) and Michael Prichard (percussion). They continue performing today, with LaFlamme contributing to Jefferson Starship's 2008 release, Jefferson's Tree of Liberty. This lineup is the longest continual group that has ever performed the band's material. In the summer of 2014 Rob Cunningham (The Zins, The Coasters, The Drifters, The Diamonds and Al Wilson) replaced Espinosa on lead guitar.

It's a Beautiful Day - Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA
FM Broadcast 1978-10-01 

01. Intro  03.31
02. Wasted Union Blues  06.55
03. Hot Summer Day  05.34
04. Bombay Callin  07.28
05. Bulgaria  05.42
06. Time is  09.58
07. White Bird  11.13
08. Don & Dewey  07.47


Thursday, 17 September 2015

Rush - Agora Ballroom August 26, 1974 & Electric Lady Studios December 05, 1974 (Bootleg)

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The Actual Name of the Recording studio is Electric Lady. Not electric Ladyland. 

Dec 1974 Show: Bad Boy stands out on this show. Here Again and Need Some Love are only found on these early broadcasts. This Trilogy of broadcast performances captures the very earliest Rush. You can hear the stripped down, three piece sound. Geddy's bass and vocals are raw, Alex is still in the forefront.

August 1974 Show: 12 days after Peart joins the band, but he is already featured at the end. Fancy Dancer was featured in the "bar" days, but never recorded on an album. Here Again and Need Some Love are only found on these early broadcasts. This Trilogy of broadcast performances captures the very earliest Rush. You can hear the stripped down, three piece sound. Geddy's bass and vocals are raw, Alex is still in the forefront.

If you like old Rush, you'll love this. Recorded in 1974, this CD has two shows with songs no later than Fly By Night. It also contains two songs that have never been officially released, "Bad Boy" (a cover song) and "Fancy Dancer" (an original song). This CD was actually taken from vinyl, as both these shows have been available as LP boots for some time (one is called "Electric"). Because they were taken from vinyl, some pops can be heard throughout the recording, but are not very noticeable unless you're looking for them.? The recording from Electric Ladyland is a soundboard -- it was actually recorded "live in the studio" -- and the quality is similar to Rush's first album. Everything is clear, sharp and very RAW; you can barely hear the polite clapping of the audience. 

The worst thing about it is that halfway through "By-Tor" the song is faded out! The recording from Cleveland is probably a soundboard, but sounds distorted, as if the recording level is set too high. The bass at times overwhelms the guitar. What's odd about this is during some songs ("Working Man" in particular) there is a peculiar stereo effect with Alex's guitar, as if he is magically moving from left to right and back again across the stage in a few seconds. The last two tracks are much quieter than the rest, and not as distorted. The popping is more noticeable during the Cleveland show than the NYC show. 

The packaging is simple, and a short essay by "Marathon Man" graces the back of the booklet.? Inside the company indulged themselves and listed other bootlegs that they manufacture. On the back is a neat black & white photo of the band from "the early days". "Fancy Dancer" is listed incorrectly as "Can't You See" and may fool quite a few. Overall a solid raw recording, one worth having especially if you're in to early Rush. If you are a fan of later recordings, you'll probably want to pass this by.? Counterparts it is not!

Even at this early time point in the history of Rush, the performance value and musicianship is top notch. The sound quality is surprisingly very good for a recording that has previously been floating around as a bootleg. 

The bonus tracks do not sound as good unfortunately. The majority of the disc is from a show from August 26, 1974, which is approximately 5 months after their debut album was released. 

Sections of the songs "Fancy Dancer" and "Garden Road" appear in the "Beyond The Lighted Stage" film, and since I heard them there, I had hoped to get a copy if this performance. An early, and much shorter version than we are used to of Neil Peart's drum solo appears here as well (he had joined the band only weeks before this performance). The audience sections between the songs have been edited, to give the CD a tighter feel, but some of the edits are distracting. That's my only real complaint about this release. Otherwise, it's a must have for the hardcore Rush fan.

Rush - Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, August 26, 1974 and
Rush - Electric Lady Studios, New York, New York, USA, December 05, 1974

Geddy Lee - bass, vocals
 Alex Lifeson - guitars
 Neil Peart - drums

01.  Finding My Way  05:07
02.  The Best I Can  03:06 
03.  Need Some Love  03:21
04.  In The End  06:13 
05.  Fancy Dancer  03:54 
06.  In The Mood  03:18
07.  Bad Boy  05:37
08.  Here Again  07:53
09.  Working Man  09:13 
10.  Drum Solo  02:54
11.  What You're Doing  04:26 
12.  Garden Road  03:03

Bonus Tracks
13. Anthem  04:21
14. Beneath, Between & Behind  03:06
15. Fly By Night  02:46
16. Donna Halper Interview   05:31

(This is the best version i have heard so far, must be 20 versions of this bootleg, ChrisGoesRock)

1. Rush 1974
2. Rush 1974
3. Rush 1974

Friday, 4 September 2015

Various Artist - Dust on The Nettles - British Underground Folk Scene 1967-72

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It’s one of the most significant musical rediscoveries of recent years and, on its own, makes Dust on the Nettles indispensible. “The Seagulls Scream” by Christine Quayle is track 10 on the first disc of this box set of psychedelically inclined British folk or folk-inspired music. Quayle intones desolately of “a human in bed [who] is singing his prayers in his head, his mind is dead.” 

Eleswhere in the disconsolate lyric, a child asks his mother for love but “beneath his skin, his body is fighting to win but hope is thin”. Her only accompaniments are a distant, echoey, barely strummed acoustic guitar, the sounds of waves on a beach and seagulls crying.

As an intense musical evocation of despair, “The Seagulls Scream” is on the same level as the most desiccated moments of Ed Askew’s debut album from 1968, Sibylle Baier’s early Seventies recordings, Big Star’s “Holocaust” and Joy Division’s “Decades”.

Until now, “The Seagulls Scream” was deeply obscure. Surprisingly, the track has barely any internet presence. Quayle, 17 when she recorded it, had been brought to a studio to tape a contribution for the 1970 compilation album Sounds Like West Cornwall. Though the song became her only solo recording, she was busy and precocious.

Living with her family in Zennor, Cornwall, Quayle ran the local Mermaid Folk Club – described in its flyers as a “Way Out Club” – in 1968. For some of her solo live shows, she played as Chrissie, though Sounds Like West Cornwall credited her as Christine Quayle. 

She turned up as Chrissy Quayle in the Cornish, but London-based, folk rock band Daylight, who made one album, issued in 1971. Earlier, she was briefly in the unrecorded Temple Creatures alongside former Incredible String Band co-founder Clive Palmer. She also contributed vocals to the Spirit of Love album by another of Palmer's bands, C.O.B. After Daylight folded, she returned to Cornwall, worked in theatre and with a rock ‘n’ roll revival band, but later attracted some attention in the late Seventies/early Eighties with Metro Glider. Nowadays, she lives in Andalucía and plays with Celtic-Latin duo Masque. The picture of her here (left) is the only one known from the period of recording “The Seagulls Scream”.

Folkrock Concert 1969

Although everything collected on Dust on the Nettles is top drawer, Quayle’s existential masterpiece is the standout. The three-disc clamshell box set is a companion piece to last year’s Love, Poetry and Revolution, which billed itself as “A Journey Through the British Psychedelic and Underground Scenes”. Dust on the Nettles, billed as “A Journey Through the British Underground Folk Scene 1967–72”, is similarly no frills, with each disc in a card sleeve. There is a very tightly designed CD-sized booklet, with pithy track-by-track annotation in tiny print. In close to four hours, 63 tracks are heard.

Paul Williams Album w. Jimmy Page UK 1968

The stated mission is to demonstrate and soundtrack folk taking on psychedelia and, in turn, show how musical voyagers drew from folk. In essence, this new release goes further into what was introduced on discs three and four of the pioneering 2005 box set Anthems in Eden (there are track duplications). A few tracks sit uncomfortably with the whole (baroque singer-songwriter Duncan Browne, the blues-based Kevin Coyne and the rocky Gerald Moore), but this diligently represents the many, disparate facets of folk in its turned-on state, what passed for folk or drew from folk, and is a more even listen overall than Love, Poetry and Revolution.

Naturally, The Incredible String Band feature, as do Fairport Convention (both with alternate versions of familiar songs that were issued in the Sixties). Some Fairport offshoots like Steeleye Span and the fantastic Trader Horne (pictured above right, with ex-Fairport Convention singer Judy Dyble on the left) are also collected. The set opens with The Pentangle. Among the better known names are Joan Armatrading (with the spine-tingling “Visionary Mountains”), Anne Briggs, Vashti Bunyan, Shelagh McDonald, Bill Fay, Principal Edwards Magic Theatre, Bridget St. John, Mick Softly, Trees and Tyrannosaurus Rex
Of the lesser-knowns, cults and barely knowns, Comus, with the rare single-only track “Winter is a Coloured Bird”, are reliably and terrifyingly pagan. 

Sun Also Rises - Rare UK EP 1970
Country Sun’s “The Colour is Blue”, originally issued on John Peel’s Dandelion label, is shimmeringly beautiful. “Wizard Shop”, by The Sun Also Rises, sounds exactly and uncannily like The Incredible String Band. From Plymouth, Frozen Tear’s “You Know What Has to be”, from a 99-edition 1969 single, is the otherworldly definition of psychedelic folk.

This new mini-box set, subtitled A Journey Through the British Underground Folk Scene, boasts 63 tracks and a running time of nearly four hours.  The emphasis is on the genre sometimes referred to as “acid folk,” or contemporary folk music inspired by the psychedelic experience much as “acid rock” was for the heavier rock idiom.  This countercultural style of folk particularly blossomed in the United Kingdom, incorporating both acoustic and electric sounds, traditional and newly-written tunes, and everything from religious-oriented to pagan-inspired lyrics.  The array of artists here pushed the envelope even if most weren’t rewarded with considerable commercial success.
Wight (UK) - France Single 1970

Tracks have been drawn from a wide variety of labels including CBS, RCA Victor (and its progressive-minded Neon imprint), Pye (and its Dawn subsidiary), Andrew Loog Oldham’s Immediate, and John Peel’s Dandelion Records.  A number of rare and previously unissued demos also are brought together to tell the story.  Naturally, many “heavy hitters” feature on the diverse track list, most notably Fairport Convention (a 1969 demo of “Fotheringay”), Pentangle (1968 single “Let No Man Steal Your Thyme”), The Incredible String Band (a 1967 demo of “First Girl I Loved”), Vashti Bunyan (“Winter is Blue”), Joan Armatrading (1972’s “Visionary Mountains”), Steeleye Span (1970’s “All Things are Quite Silent”), Tyrannosaurus Rex (the duo’s 1967 recording of “Highways (Misty Mist),” and the recently-rediscovered cult hero Bill Fay (an early 1969 demo of “Garden Song”).

Warm Gold - A Taste of Cornwall UK EP 1972

Steve Peregrine Took, one-half of Tyrannosaurus Rex, is also represented with “Amanda,” a 1969 track from his post-Rex group Shagrat, founded with Larry Wallis and Tim Taylor.  Incredible String Band founding member Clive Palmer gets a solo cut here with 1967’s “Stories of Jesus,” an adaptation of a 19th century hymn.  (There are actually more hymns on this collection than one might expect!)  Palmer also reappears on “Music of the Ages” from his band C.O.B., or Clive’s Original Band.  “Curious Crystals of Unusual Purity” is reprised from Bridget St. John’s time on Dandelion; her entire output for the label was recently collected on a box from Cherry Red.  Bias Boshell, who went on to later fame as the writer of “I’ve Got the Music in Me” for Kiki Dee, wrote “The Garden of Jane Delawney” which he performs with his early band Trees.

This collection, packed with surprises. Rarities and five previously unreleased tracks, includes a lavishly-illustrated 36-page booklet with an introduction by compilation producer David Wells and track-by-track liner notes for each and every track.  Simon Murphy at Another Planet Music has remastered all songs and Andy Morten has handsomely designed the set.  The three discs are housed in individual paper sleeves within the box.

Disc 1
01. The PentangleLET NO MAN STEAL YOUR THYME  (Transatlantic TRA 162, 1968)
02. MagnetWILLOW’S SONG (FROM THE WICKER MAN)  (rec. 1972, first issued 1998)
03. WightCOME ALL YOU TRAVELLERS  (French Festival SPX 147, 1970)
04. SpirogyraLOVE IS A FUNNY THING  (B&C CAS 1042, 1971)
05. Gary FarrIMAGES OF PASSING CLOUDS  (rec. 1968, previously unreleased)
06. SynanthesiaPEEK STRANGELY AND WORRIED EVENING  (RCA Victor SF 8058, 1969)
07. Bob & Carole PeggGLASS OF WATER  (Galliard GAL 4017, 1972)
08. Vashti BunyanWINTER IS BLUE  (Instant INL 002, 1968)
09. ComusWINTER IS A COLOURED BIRD  (Dawn DNX 2506, 1971)
10. Chrissie QuayleTHE SEAGULLS SCREAM  (Sentinel SENS 1001, 1970)
11. Clive PalmerSTORIES OF JESUS  (rec. 1967, first issued 1999)
12. Steve Peregrin Took’s ShagratAMANDA  (rec. 1969, first issued 1990)
13. Bridget St. JohnCURIOUS CRYSTALS OF UNUSUAL PURITY  (Dandelion 63750, 1969)
14. Mark FryROSES FOR COLUMBUS  (Italian ZSLT 70006. 1972)
15. Dando ShaftTILL THE MORNING COMES  (RCA Neon NE 5, 1971)
16. Mary-AnneBLACK GIRL  (Joy JOYS 162, 1970)
17. TreesTHE GARDEN OF JANE DELAWNEY  (CBS 63837, 1970)
18. Principal Edwards Magic TheatreWEIRDSONG OF BREAKING THROUGH AT LAST  (Dandelion DAN 8002, 1971)
19. OberonMINAS TIRITH  (Acorn OBE LPS 1, 1971)
20. Paper BubblePRISONERS, VICTIMS, STRANGERS, FRIENDS  (rec. 1970, previously unreleased)

Disc 2
01. Gerald MoorePILGRIM  (rec. 1972, first issued 1999)
02. Melton ConstableRIVER LANE  (rec. 1972, previously unreleased)
03. Moonkyte - WAY OUT HERMIT  (Mother SMOT 1, 1071)
04. Steeleye SpanALL THINGS ARE QUITE SILENT  (RCA SF 8113, 1970)
05. HeronUPON REFLECTION  (Dawn DNLS 3010, 1970)
06. Parchment LOVE IS COME AGAIN  (Pye NSPL 18388, 1972)
07. Shelagh McDonaldSTARGAZER  (B&C CAS 1043, 1971)
08. Tony Caro & JohnTHERE ARE NO GREATER HEROES  (private label, no cat. no., 1972)
09. Joan ArmatradingVISIONARY MOUNTAINS  (Cube HIFLY 12, 1972)
10. TuesdayGLOW OF THE FIRELIGHT  (rec. 1972, previously unreleased)
11. Warm GoldSEARCHING FOR LAMBS  (Sentinel SENS 1011, 1972)
12. Benjamin Delaney LionSAMANTHA CAROL FRAGMENTS  (Hollick & Taylor, no cat. no., 1969)
13. Fairport ConventionFOTHERINGAY  (rec. 1969, first issued 2000)
14. Frozen TearYOU KNOW WHAT HAS TO BE  (RA 5001, 1969)
15. Hunt Lunt & CunninghamMEANWHILE BACK IN THE FOREST  (Pye 7N 45125, 1972)
16. The Incredible String BandFIRST GIRL I LOVED  (rec. 1967, first issued 1998)
17. The MothsHALFDAN’S DAUGHTER  (Deroy LP, no cat. no., 1970)
18. Trader HorneTHE MUTANT  (Dawn DNLS 3004, 1970)
19. Dry HeartMEETING BY THE MOONLIGHT MILL  (rec. 1970, previously unreleased)
20. Tyrannosaurus RexHIGHWAYS (MISTY MIST)  (rec. 1967, first issued 1991)
21. Duncan BrowneGABILAN  (Immediate IMS 018, 1968)
22. Kevin CoyneSAND ALL YELLOW (Dandelion 2310 228, 1972)

Disc 3
01. Bill Fay GARDEN SONG  (rec. 1969, first issued 1999)
02. C.O.B.MUSIC OF THE AGES  (CBS 69010, 1971)
03. Everyone InvolvedA SONG FOR THE SYSTEM  (Arcturus ARC 4, 1972)
04. Country SunTHE COLOUR IS BLUE  (Dandelion 2485 021, 1972)
05. Wild CountrySILENT VILLAGE  (Trafalgar TRAF1, 1970)
06. Marc BrierleyWELCOME TO THE CITADEL (CBS 63478, 1969)
07. The Occasional WordTHE EVIL VENUS TREE  (Dandelion DAN 63753, 1970)
08. Anne BriggsSTANDING ON THE SHORE  (CBS 64612, 1971)
09. AgincourtKIND SIR  (Merlin HF 3, 1970)
10. Mick Softly - EAGLE  (CBS 64098, 1970)
11. Fresh MaggotsROSEMARY HILL  (RCA SF 8205, 1971)
12. Music Box - THE HAPPY KING  (Westwood MRS 013, 1972)
13. FuchsiaME AND MY KITE  (Pegasus PEG 8, 1971)
14. The Sun Also RisesWIZARD SHEP  (Village Thing VTS 2, 1970)
15. Folkal PointSCARBOROUGH FAIR  (Midas MR 003, 1972)
16. Marie CelestePRISONER  (no label, no cat. no., 1971)
17. Simon FinnPATRICE  (Mushroom 100 MR 2, 1971)
18. Shide & AcornGIRL OF THE COSMOS  (Solent SM 011, 1971)
19. Chimera ELEGY TO A DEAD KING  (rec. 1968, first issued 2004)
20. BeauSILENCE RETURNS  (Dandelion DAN 8006, 1971)
21. Mother NatureORANGE DAYS AND PURPLE NIGHTS  (B&C CB166. 1971)

Disc 4 (Extra Bonus Disc)
01. Zior - I Was Fooling (1971)
02. Zakarrias - The Unknown Years (1971)
03. Wooden Horse - Celebration Song (Unreleased Album 1973)
04. Wil Malone -  At The Silver Slipper (1970)
05. Whistler - See What The Future Brings (1971)
06. Unicorn - Cosmic Kid (1971)
07. Trevor Lucas - On The Banks of The Condamine (1966)
08. Trees - Streets Of Derry (1970)
09. Tim Hart & Maddy Prior - Serving Girls Holiday (1971)
10. Thunderclap Newman - The Reason (1970)
11. The World - Things I Could Have Said (1970)
12. The Way We Live - Squares (1971)
13. Quiet World - First Light (1970)
14. The Machine Gun Co. with Mike Cooper - The Singing Tree (1972)
15. The Humblebums - Continental Song (1970)
16. Tennent & Morrison - Death In A Distant Country (1972)
17. John Williams - London Town (1968) (w. Jimmy Page)
18. John & Beverly Martyn - Parcels (1970)

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Wistler - UK Deram Album 1971
Tennent & Morrison - UK Album 1972
Wooden Horse - II UK Album 1973
Trevor Lucas - Overlander Album UK 1966

Monday, 31 August 2015

GRIN - Lisner Auditorium George Washington University Washington DC December 1, 1972

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Nils Hilmer Lofgren (born June 21, 1951) is an American rock musician, recording artist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Along with his work as a solo artist, he is a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band since 1984, a former member of Crazy Horse, and founder/frontman of the band Grin. Lofgren was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the E Street Band in 2014.

Early life and career
Lofgren was born in Chicago in 1951 to an Italian mother and a Swedish father. He moved to the suburban town of Garrett Park, Maryland, near the northern border of Washington, D.C. as a young child. Lofgren's first instrument was classical accordion, beginning at age 5, which he studied seriously for ten years. After studying classical music and jazz, throughout his youth, Lofgren switched his emphasis to rock music, and focused on the piano and the guitar. By 1968, Lofgren formed the band Grin originally with bassist George Daly (later replaced by Bob Gordon), and drummer Bob Berberich, former players in the DC band The Hangmen. 

The group played in venues throughout the Washington, D.C. area. Lofgren had been a competitive gymnast in high school, a skill that popped up later in his career. During this time, Lofgren met Neil Young and played for him. Young invited Lofgren to come to California and the Grin trio (Lofgren, Daly and Berberich) drove out west and lived for some months at a home Neil Young rented in Laurel Canyon.

Lofgren joined Neil Young's band at age 19, playing piano and guitar on the album After the Gold Rush. Lofgren worked on his parts around-the-clock when recording was not in session. Lofgren maintained a close musical relationship with Young, appearing on his Tonight's the Night album and tour among others. He was also briefly a member of Crazy Horse, appearing on their 1971 LP and contributing songs to their catalogue.

Lofgren used the Neil Young album credits to land his band Grin a record deal in 1971. Lofgren had formed the band originally with bassist George Daly and drummer Bob Berberich, and the group played in venues throughout the Washington D.C. area before going to California. Daly left the band early on to become a Columbia Records A & R Executive and was replaced by bassist Bob Gordon, who remained through the release of four critically acclaimed albums of catchy, hard rock, from 1971 to 1974, with guitar as Lofgren's primary instrument. 

The single "White Lies" got heavy airplay on Washington, D.C.-area radio. Lofgren wrote the majority of the group's songs, and often shared vocal duties with other members of the band (primarily drummer Bob Berberich). After the second album Nils added brother Tom Lofgren as a rhythm guitarist. Grin failed to hit the big time, and were released by their record company.

Grin - Lisner Auditorium, December 1, 1972
George Washington University, Washington DC

01. I Had Too Much 3:44
02. Ain't Love Nice 2:11
03. Love or Else 4:05
04. Please Don't Be Long 2:19
05. Moon Tears 8:34
06. Love Again 4:56
07. Heart on Fire 5:09
08. Slippery Fingers 5:47
09. Sad Letter 3:39
10. Heavy Chevy 3:53
11. Like Rain 5:35
12. End Unkind 12:24
13. See What Love Can Do 9:34

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