Friday, 16 November 2018

David Peel & The Lower East Side - The Pope Smokes Dope (US 1972)


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The Pope Smokes Dope is the third album by David Peel and The Lower East Side, released on April 17, 1972 through Apple Records.


Peel, along with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, performed Peel's "The Ballad of New York", on The David Frost Show, with Lennon playing tea-chest bass. The trio, joined by The Lower East Side Band, played several songs by Lennon and Ono. This episode was recorded on December 16, 1971 and broadcast on January 13, 1972.


Formed to support David Peel in 1967, the Lower East Side Band originally consisted of Harold C. Black and Billy Joe White. They soon became popular enough in New York City's then thriving downtown counterculture that they were signed to Elektra Records in 1968. With the addition of Larry Adam and George Cori to the line-up, the band recorded with David Peel on the Have a Marijuana album conceptualized by Danny Fields as a collection of drinking songs for pot smokers.


In 1970 The Lower East Side Band recorded their second album, The American Revolution, which was also released by Elektra Records (now part of Warner Music Group) on the Sire Records imprint. In 1971, after the record was released and the band toured in support of it, Harold C. Black and Billy Joe White left to form the glitter rock band Teenage Lust. Harold went on run New York City's after-hours nightclub the 210 Club. They were replaced by Tommy Doyle, Frank Lanci and Billy Minelli. In the mid-seventies, the Lower East Side band was produced by its long-time friend and admirer John Lennon for Apple Records. Lennon then produced David Peel's The Pope Smokes Dope, which was banned in several countries outside the United States and Canada.


The Pope Smokes Dope managed to push the buttons of almost everyone in authority around the world back in 1972, with the result that it was ultimately banned almost everywhere except the United States, Canada, and Japan. David Peel & the Lower East Side open the album with the upbeat "Everybody's Smoking Marijuana" - which starts out with a goof/homage to Country Joe & the Fish - and the vicious Merle Haggard/"Okie from Muskogee" parody/answer song "The Hippie from New York City," both still as laugh-out-loud funny in the 21st century as they were back when, and leading into the catchy and delightful "Ballad of New York City." 


And from there, listeners plunge into a phantasmagoria of countercultural images, sensibilities, phrases, and humor, and this album is arguably the finest piece of musical agitprop ever to emerge from the '60s counterculture (even if it took till 1972 to appear). Under John Lennon and Yoko Ono's production, Peel is presented without compromise with the most rudimentary of guitar and percussion accompaniment, none of it amplified, yet it does hold together as a coherent and cohesive statement, musical and otherwise. 


It's funny where it should be, serious in all the right places, scary sometimes, and the result is a listening experience that's ultimately laugh-provoking and savage. Some elements of the album recall Lennon and Ono's Sometime in New York City, but there's a much greater resemblance to the Country Joe & the Fish Rag Baby EPs from mid-'60s Berkeley, only with some more subtle edges and quietly sophisticated attributes - and other parts of this album will recall the work of rival/contemporary Lower East Side denizens the Fugs. 

Perhaps the high point (so to speak) is "F Is Not a Dirty Word," in which Peel goes through the origins and usages of the word in question, and he's not only etymologically correct throughout but musically adept and engaging - and damned funny. And he almost tops himself with "The Birth Control Blues," an account of youthful ingenuity and improvisation concerning the subject at hand set in an early-'60s rock idiom -- specifically recalling "Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow" - that evolves into a stunning spoken word piece with musical accompaniment. 

And after all of that, "The Pope Smokes Dope" is almost anticlimactic, except that it's so outrageous a song and filled with such irreverent conceits that it carries listeners to the end successfully.

01. "I'm a Runaway" - 3:39
02. "Everybody's Smoking Marijuana" - 4:06
03. "F Is Not a Dirty Word" - 3:12
04. "The Hippie from New York City" - 3:01
05. "McDonald's Farm" - 3:13
06. "The Ballad of New York City/John Lennon • Yoko Ono" - 3:19
07. "The Ballad of Bob Dylan" - 4:12
08. "The Chicago Conspiracy" - 3:47
09. "The Hip Generation" - 1:50
10. "I'm Gonna Start Another Riot" - 2:37
11. "The Birth Control Blues" - 4:48
12. "The Pope Smokes Dope" - 2:15

Bonus Tracks 
13. "Amerika" with Yoko Ono – 4:15
14. "How Did You Meet David Peel?" interview with John Lennon – 2:07
15. "Everybody's Smokin'" (Remix) – 7:41

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Sunday, 11 November 2018

Ike & Tina Turner and The Ikettes - Come Together (US 1970)


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Throughout 1965, the Revue promoted their music on rock and roll-themed musical variety series such as American Bandstand, Hollywood A Go-Go and Shindig! as well as the concert film The Big T.N.T. Show. In addition to deals with Kent, Warner and Loma, the Revue would record for seven other labels in a five-year period, through 1969. 

The Turners' lack of a hit single was sometimes blamed on Ike Turner's limited facility in the studio. With Krasnow, however, that changed. Hit producer Phil Spector soon called Krasnow asking him if he could produce for Ike and Tina, to which Krasnow agreed.[20] Spector paid over $25,000 for the right to record with them, with the intent on creating his "biggest hit".

Tina recorded the Ellie Greenwich/Jeff Barry composition "River Deep – Mountain High" in late 1965. Released in 1966, the song failed to become a hit in the United States. However, in Europe, the song became a hit, reaching the top three in the United Kingdom. Its UK success prompted Spector to state in interviews, "Benedict Arnold was quite a guy", in regards to the United States' indifferent reaction to the song. Later that year, The Rolling Stones offered Ike and Tina a chance to be one of their opening acts on their fall tour in the United Kingdom, which they accepted. The duo took the opportunity afterwards to book themselves tours all over Europe and Australia where they attracted audiences. The audiences' appreciation of the band's sound stunned Ike Turner, who noted that "there wasn't anything like my show."

Following this, the band returned to the United States in demand despite not having a big hit. By 1968, they were performing and headlining in Las Vegas. That year, they signed with Blue Thumb Records and released the first of two albums with them, the first of which, Outta Season, included their modest hit cover of "I've Been Loving You Too Long" (a song originally sung and written by Otis Redding). The second Blue Thumb release, The Hunter, followed in 1969, and included their modest hit cover of the Albert King hit as well as an original composition titled "Bold Soul Sister". 


Tina's rendition of "The Hunter" led to the singer receiving her first solo Grammy nomination in 1970. Prior to the Ike & Tina Turner Revue, Ike had lived a teetotal, drug and alcohol free life. Following the success of the Revue, however, Ike began smoking marijuana and, later, cocaine, after being introduced the drug by, he says, "two famous Las Vegas headliners". In 1968, after another violent confrontation with Ike, Tina bought 50 Valiums and swallowed them all in an attempt to end her life before a show in Los Angeles; Tina eventually recovered.

A second opening spot on The Rolling Stones' American tour in November 1969 made Ike and Tina a hot item. During that period, the group was reassigned to Liberty Records after Minit Records was shut down. In 1970, the Revue released the album, Come Together. The title track, a cover of the famed Beatles song, charted, as did their cover of Sly and the Family Stone's "I Want to Take You Higher", which became their first top 40 pop song in eight years, peaking at #25, placing several spots higher than Sly's original had done months earlier. The album would sell a quarter of a million copies. That same year, Ike and Tina appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. Their successful records and increasing popularity with mainstream audiences increased their nightly fee, going from $1,000 a night to $5,000 a night.

Late in 1970, the band recorded their cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Proud Mary". The song was released the following January and became the duo's best-selling single to date, reaching #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and selling well over a million copies, later winning them a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group. The song's parent album, Workin' Together, became their most successful studio release, peaking at #25 on the Billboard 200. Later in 1971, a live album, Live at Carnegie Hall: What You Hear Is What You Get, was released, later being certified gold in the U.S. 


That year, they were reassigned to Liberty's parent label, United Artists Records, after Liberty folded, releasing their later albums on United Artists. Ike Turner later bought his own studio, naming it Bolic Sound, in 1972, where they would record the rest of their material. In 1973, the duo released the hit "Nutbush City Limits", which reached #25 in the U.S. and #4 in the UK. The duo's work on their 1974 album, The Gospel According to Ike & Tina, led to the duo receiving several Grammy nominations. One of the Turners' final R&B hits together was a funk oriented single titled "Sexy Ida (Pt. 1)".

Between 1972 and 1975, Ike and Tina also released either solo or side projects, with Ike producing three albums of material with his band The Family Vibes (formerly the Kings of Rhythm). Tina relied on outside production on her first two albums, Tina Turns the Country On and Acid Queen. The former album, consisting of country songs, resulted in Tina receiving her second Grammy solo nomination, while the latter album was released to build on the hype of Tina's well received performance in the musical film version of The Who's Tommy.

01. Come Together 03.45
02. It Ain't Right (Lovin' To Be Lovin')  02.38
03. Too Much Woman (For A Henpecked Man)  02.37
04. Unlucky Creature  02.27
05. Young And Dumb  02.55
06. Honky Tonk Woman  03.12
07. Why Can't We Be Happy 03.57
08. Contact High  02.18
09. Keep On Walkin' (Don't Look Back)  02.14
10. I Want To Take You Higher
11. Evil Man  03.30
12. Doin' It   02.43

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Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Ike & Tina Turner - The Hunter (Great Soul'n Funk US 1969)


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Released just a few years after the epochal Phil Spector-produced River Deep Mountain High and close to six years before their breakup, Ike and Tina Turner's Hunter often gets lost in the duo's long and stormy existence. 


And while the album certainly is not on the same plane as the Spector album or later work like Workin' Together, Hunter still boasts several fine blues workouts in the inimitably electrifying Ike and Tina mode. The Stax sound figures prominently here, with producer Bob Krasnow (Captain Beefheart) keeping things nice and uncluttered to better frame Tina's intense vocal workouts.


The Hunter is an Ike & Tina studio album with a very strange cover art. The title track and the song I Know were released as singles - both with the song „Bold Soul Sister“ on the b-side. The duo  performed some songs live in their concerts, released on different live albums like Live In Paris from 1971.

Released originally in October 1969 from Blue Thumb Records in America and Harvest Records in Germany on vinyl, The Hunter reached #49 (R&B) and #176 (Pop) in America.

Billboard Magazine - October 18, 1969: Blue Thumb's "Outta Season" LP brought the much-recorded duo high and heavy on the charts, and their latest, featuring "l Know," should outrace all competitors for the lke & Tina Turner laurels. Bob Krasnow’s strong production sets the stage for this raucous rock 'n' blues session, as Tina rips up the vocals and lke provides the rhythm. "The Hunter" and "I Smell Trouble" should score.

A pretty sweet little album from Ike & Tina Turner – recording during a period when it seemed like they had contracts with just about every soul label on the market! This one's definitely got that hip "play it for the Fillmore crowd" sound that you'd expect from Blue Thumb – with less of the raw soul of earlier albums, and more of that "studio rootsy" feel that was sure to be big with the kids. 

There is a great little funk number, though – the incredible "Bold Soul Sister", which has great funky drumbeats, chicken scratch guitar, dipping basslines, and screaming vocals by Tina Turner that make the number sound like a lost little funky 45! Other tracks are more bluesy, and include "The Hunter", "Early In The Morning", "You're Still My Baby", "You Got Me Running", and "The Things I Used To Do".

01. The Hunter 6:37
02. You Don’t Love Me No More (Yes I Know) 3:02
03. You Got Me Running 3:04
04. Bold Soul Sister 2:38
05. I Smell Trouble 3:48
06. The Things I Used To Do 3:16
07. Early In The Morning 3:03
08. You’re Still My Baby 2:50
09. I Know (You Don’t Want Me No More) 2:34

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Sunday, 28 October 2018

ThumbsPlus 10.2.0.415 Professional


ThumbsPlus is a photo and graphics organizing and searching database and application for Microsoft Windows. It creates thumbnails and views images, vector files, fonts, videos, and metafiles. It also includes editing, batch editing and format conversion, searching and sorting by image similarity, image filters and processes, creating contact sheets, printing images and catalogs, displaying slide shows, changing wallpaper, launching external editors, installing and removing fonts, managing offline media, and automatically saving screen and window captures.

ThumbsPlus is the perfect solution for anyone with lots of photos, movies, metafiles, fonts, and other digital assets to organize, manage, and edit.

The professional and network editions support all common digital camera raw image formats, including Canon, Nikon, Kodak, Fuji, Ricoh, Minolta, Sony, Pentax, Leica, and Foveon. It also supports several scientific file formats.

ThumbsPlus is built around a relational database, which can be shared over a network. It directly supports Microsoft Access (default) and SQLite databases. True client/server databases are also supported in network configurations. Both SQLite3 and Client/Server databases can store as many thumbnails as you have disk space for! Even using a default Access JET (.tpdb8) database, you can store millions of thumbnails by moving the thumbnail data to external files.


File formats supported
ThumbsPlus can read and display over 100 file formats, including raster (image), metafile (vector), movies, and fonts. Many additional types are configurable using OLE or filter, including Adobe Photoshop import filters.

ThumbsPlus can write and convert to these image and metafile formats:

• JPEG (.jpg)
• JPEG 2000 (.jp2)
• GIF (Graphics Interchange Format)
• PNG (Portable Network Graphic)
• TIFF (.tif)
• PCX
• BMP (Microsoft Windows Bitmap)
• CMP LEADTOOLS compressed)
• ICO (Microsoft Windows Icon)
• WMF (Windows Metafile)


Image organization, management, and searching
ThumbsPlus stores its information in a relational database, allowing enormous flexibility in searching for files. Each tab on the Find window allows for searching for different kinds of information, and the Advanced tab allows you to enter SQL directly.


You can search for files in hundreds of different ways, combining any of the following:

• User Defined Fields
• Keywords
• Partial and full file names
• Duplicate and similar images
• Annotation contents

You can append advanced SQL to search by just about anything, including date ranges, file types, paths, galleries, and more.

Examples
• Searching for a partial filename and photographer (using a user defined field)
• Find all .CRW and .NEF files taken last month
• Finding images most similar to a specific image
• Find all images with all of the keywords beach, children,taken during 2016
• Find all .PSD files on network disks
• Find all files on local disks taken this month

Viewing and editing images
Most editing features can be done in a batch mode.


Batch processing is one of the most useful and powerful capabilities of ThumbsPlus. A "batch" is a group of files, and batch processing performs a set of operations on each file in the batch. Here are just a few examples of the numerous batch processes that you can do:

• Convert a group of files from one format to another.
• Convert several files of varying types, including metafiles, rasterizing to 800x800, sharpening a bit, cropping to 800x600, then resampling to 640x480  and saving as JPEG to a different folder.
• Create a bunch of thumbnail-sized JPG files for the Web (for complete Web page building, you can use the Web Page Wizard as well).
• Convert a group of GIF or LZW-compressed TIFF files to PNG.
• Rasterize several PICT or CGM files, with anti-aliasing, and storing as LZW-compressed TIFF.
• Convert a bunch of files to a 256-color common optimum palette ("Super palette") for use in a GIF or other animation.

You can save defined batch sets and reuse them later on different sets of files. You can even call a batch set from within another batch set! (This can be useful, for example, to write two files — for example, a GIF and a JPEG — from each input file.)

Image editing functions
■ Color adjustment (hue, saturation, lightness, brightness, contrast, gamma            curve)
■ Change color depth (1, 4, 8-bit indexed, 16 and 32 bit grayscale, RGB (24 and        48 bit), RGBA (32 and 64 bit)
■ Color balancing
■ Resize (downsample, bilinear, bicubic interpolation)
■ Rotate (.01 degree increments)
■ Rotate to match a drawn line horizontally or vertically
■ Assign and convert color profiles
■ Replace colors
■ Swap red and blue channels
■ Invert colors
■ Histogram equalization
■ Histogram stretching
■ Set image resolution (dpi, dpc)
■ Crop, including autocrop (remove solid borders)
■ Create alpha channel using selection (with feathering)
■ Remove or render alpha channel
■ Image stamping (overlay text or image)
■ Fading any prior operation
■ Rectangular, elliptical, and freehand selection
■ Cut, copy, paste
■ Combine images (add, subtract, multiply, divide, and, or, xor, etc.)
Image processes:
 ○ Auto Color Balance
 ○ Improve Video Capture
 ○ Fluorescent Lighting
 ○ General Enhancement
 ○ Contrast Enhancement
 ○ Cleanup Jpeg
 ○ Digital Camera Cleanup
 ○ Sepia Tone
 ○ Semi-Sepia Tone
 ○ Photo Negative
 ○ Equalize Channels
 ○ Stretch Channels
Image filters:
 ○ 6 Blur filters, including Gaussian blur
 ○ 11 Edge Detection, including morphological gradient
 ○ 11 Sharpen filters, including edge enhancement and unsharp mask
 ○ 22 Effects filters, including etch, drawing, oil posterize, mosaic, emboss, and      glowing edges
 ○ 9 Noise filters, including despeckle and edge-sensitive median
 ○ 6 Edge processing filters

Additional features:
Printing images and catalogs
Digital Contact sheets
Slide shows
Acquire scans using TWAIN, including multiple TWAIN acquire
Movie thumbnail and viewing options
Quick convert menu for converting multiple files
Computes image metrics for finding similar and duplicate images
OLE and Filter support for file formats not handled internally
Thumbnail creation for proprietary formats
Windows Still Image support
Web Page Wizard
Optimized palettes can be generated from multiple image files.
Extensive DDE commands
Extensive search capabilities with named search sets.
Folder operations (copy, move, and rename)
Many file sort options
Multiple customizable thumbnail views
Plugins are available for raw formats as well as EPS/PDF
Synchronized image scrolling, panning and zooming (for comparing images)
Image galleries for custom ordered slide shows and quick organization
Multiple monitor support
Photo printing options with print preview
Favorite locations for quick access to folders
Automatic file renaming (numbering)
Multiple background tasks are supported
Tagging images
Batch metadata Editor
Loupe Display (magnifier)
Metafile functions, including converting vector to true wmf files


The data input and search capabilities are professional and advanced while at the same time ThumbsPlus is very intuitive and easy to use for beginners in the graphic world.

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Fire Down Below - Hymn of the Cosmic Man (Belgium Heavy 2018)


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Bitrate: 320
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Belgium desert rock band Fire Down Below will release its new album, Hymn of the Cosmic Man, on June 8 via Ripple Music (Mothership, BANG!). The surging quartet -- once hailed as "a stoner version of Tool" -- created the LP as an outer space concept album detailing "a single soul against an unnamed threat to mankind." Hymn of the Cosmic Man was mixed for maximum trajectory by Brad Boatright (Windhand, SUNN O))), Bell Witch) and is the follow up to Fire Down Below's 2016 debut, Viper, Vixen, Goddess, Saint. 


On Hymn of the Cosmic Man, Fire Down Below trades the hot desert winds of its debut for the cold desolation of outer space. "Saviour of Man", the first track released from the album, debuts in the form of a music video which builds on the album's cosmic concept. See and hear "Saviour of Man" at this location. 


"Rock n’ roll ain’t dead…stoner, classic, psyche, late 60s/early 70s style, etc., you just gotta look for the good stuff. Fire Down Below is pound for pound one of the best the style has to offer in current times."


Belgium's Fire Down Below refer to themselves as "amp-hugging, hard-hitting, fuzz-loving, ear-splitting, riff-worshipping rock 'n rollers", it is a bold claim but one the band, Sam Nuytens (drums)Jeroen Van Troyen (rhythm guitar and vocals), Kevin Gernaey (lead guitar) and Bert Wynsberghe (bass guitar), can more than back up, as can be witnessed by giving their latest release "Hymn of the Cosmic Man" (Ripple Music) a spin.


The word "cosmic" is well used in this albums title as the album has very much a space related theme running through its songs, titles like "Red Giant", "Ignition/Space Cruiser", "The Cosmic Pilgrim", "Nebula" and "Adrift in a Sea of Stars" are scattered liberally over the album length and even those songs with no reference to the vast Cosmos in their titles, " Saviour of Man" and "Ascension", are lyrically concerned with the great unknown and our place within it. 

What we all come to an album for however is the music and even if you have the most mind blowing concept for your album if the music does not match the integrity of your themes/concepts then you are more or less sunk before you have begun. Thankfully Fire Down Below's grooves are more than a match for their lofty conceptual aspirations and deliver both musically and lyrically within their spacial structures, the band rocking and vibrant on "Ignition/Space Cruiser", tranquil and trippy on "Nebula" and even a little prog(ish) and Tool like on the superb "Ascension". 

Fire Down Below:
Bert Wynsberghe - bass 
 Jeroen Van Troyen - guitar, vocals 
 Kevin Gernaey - guitar
 Sam Nuytens - drums

01. Red Giant 02:10
02. Ignition-Space Cruiser 07:47
03. Saviour of Man 03:08
04. The Cosmic Pilgrim 09:16
05. Nebula 02:34
06. Ascension 07:46
07. Adrift in a Sea of Stars 11:08

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Zurcaroh: Golden Buzzer Worthy Aerial Dance Group Impresses Tyra Banks - America's Got Talent 2018


Remember; The are amateurs, not professional.

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Saturday, 27 October 2018

Some Good YouTube Videos, Enjoy!

What Makes John Bonham Such a Good Drummer?



A Brief History of Electric Guitar Distortion



What Makes Jimi Hendrix Such a Good Guitarist



Top 10 Guitarists of All Time



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Monday, 15 October 2018

The Summer Rabbit - S/T (60's and 70's rock and roll, folk, blues, soul and psychedelic music) 2016


About
You want to know about us?

Well, we're a band. You probably knew that so I'll skip to the meat and potatoes. We're a pop-rock band from Sydney Nova Scotia that lives in the HRM. We tend to describe ourselves as a clean mix of the Beatles and the Band.


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You know when you're driving around with your friends and THAT song comes on, and you all look at each other and start singing along and pretending to play the instruments? That's what we make people do.

​So you walk into a bar and you see this ecstatic guy singing these contagious lyrics, bouncing around and pounding away at his guitar; that's Blair Lucas. 


Blair writes 99% of our current material and he has been writing for years. You look to his left and see this slightly taller dude singing harmonies and playing what looks like a Hofner bass but it's actually just an Epiphone (You wouldn't believe how many people think it's a Hofner,) and he's wearing something probably stupid looking. That's Dan Taylor, what a weirdo. Last we have the rhythm keeper, the beat maker, the hoodie wearing specialist and all around A+ percussionist, Brett Chivari. 

​We've all known each other for awhile and we like to let that show in our interactions off and on stage. We've played a lot of typical bar shows, some festival related events like Action Week, some fundraisers like Run for the Cure and Children's Wish Foundation, and we managed to play the Savoy Theatre twice now. We've been climbing the gig ladder and are hoping to hop onto that nice shiny new ladder that hasn't been jumped on yet. We've had some air time on CKDU and a station in Germany which we think is pretty sweet- plus we had one of our singles on the Back Home NS Podcast. 

​Our debut album was released on October 1st 2016 and since then we've been working on tons of new material that we hope to get recorded for your listening pleasures soon! 

Check out our music page to hear us; and if you want us to come play a gig or event with you, send us an email- we'd love it.

​We're a pop-rock band from Sydney Nova Scotia that lives in the HRM. We tend to describe ourselves as a clean mix of the Beatles and the Band. 

You know when you're driving around with your friends and THAT song comes on, and you all look at each other and start singing along and pretending to play the instruments? That's what we make people do.

So you walk into a bar and you see this ecstatic guy singing these contagious lyrics, bouncing around and pounding away at his guitar; that's Blair Lucas. Blair writes 99% of our current material and he has been writing for years. 

You look to his left and see this slightly taller dude singing harmonies and playing what looks like a Hofner bass but it's actually just an Epiphone (You wouldn't believe how many people think it's a Hofner,) and he's wearing something probably stupid looking. 

That's Dan Taylor, what a weirdo. Last we have the rhythm keeper, the beat maker, the hoodie wearing specialist and all around A+ percussionist, Brett Chivari. 

We've all known each other for awhile and we like to let that show in our interactions off and on stage. 

We've played a lot of typical bar shows, some festival related events like Action Week, some fundraisers like Run for the Cure and Children's Wish Foundation, and we managed to play the Savoy Theatre twice now. 

We've been climbing the gig ladder and are hoping to hop onto that nice shiny new ladder that hasn't been jumped on yet.

We've had some air time on CKDU and a station in Germany which is pretty sweet, and had one of our singles on the Back Home NS Podcast. 

The Band: 
♫♪♪ Blair Lucas - Lead Vocals, Acoustic Rhythm guitar, percussion, harmonies, mellotron 
♫♪♪ Dan Taylor - Bass, Harmonies, Acoustic Rhythm guitars, 12 String Acoustic guitar 
♫♪♪ Brett Chivari - Drums, percussion 


Special thanks to our guests who appeared on our album and our new single: 
♫♪♪ Glen Bourgeios - Piano, Organ, Mellotron, Harmonies 
♫♪♪ Arthur Fox - Electric lead and rhythm guitars 
♫♪♪ Willie Moore - Electric Lead and rhythm guitars, Harmonies 
♫♪♪ Michael Sheldon: Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals (New Single)

Our Album:
01. Goddamn Musician Blues 03:17
02. Jimmy's a Lady Now 02:58
03. (This Is Not) Another Love Song 05:18
04. Livin' In a Zombie Town 04:34
05. Run Summer Rabbit 01:21
06. Lovely Little Yellow Sweden 04:39
07. Train Comin' Round 04:15
08. You're Gonna Miss Me 04:20
09. Farewell 04:57

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Sunday, 14 October 2018

Vanilla Fudge - The Return (Great Reunion Album 2002)


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Do you recognize the album cover or know the name of the band? Well, if you do you are older than I am. I was a little boy when these people were making a name for themselves. Vanilla Fudge was a band known for doing covers of popular songs by injecting their psychedelic blues-rock into every groove on a record. That was then and this is now. Has that much changed? 


Not really, they still kick ass and sound great. They serve notice they are back with a vengeance very quickly on the rockin' opener "Ain't That Peculiar" and renew their classic rendition of "You Keep Me Hangin'On" in their own unique way. They even do an out of character rap in Rod Stewart's "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy," which by the way, rocks the house down. 


The only song on the CD that did not seem to fit was "I Want It That Way," it seemed as if they were trying to force their style of music on the song, and it did not work. Other than that, this is a great recording.

I can only hope I have the energy, soul, and emotion that this group has when I get into my fifties. We seem to be going through a rock 'n' roll renaissance lately with 60s and 70s bands reemerging and catching everyone by surprise with the great music that is being produced. They are that good, and much of what is recorded today is not worthy of your listening so it is a real treat to take this all in. 


There is not only the audience that they left behind in the 60s that will be thrilled to hear this, there will be excited new listeners wondering why they never heard of this group. I got a wakeup call with Vince Martell's solo album Endless High last year. I found out what a great guitarist and vocalist he was and wondered then if he would get the Fudge back together because he was having so much success. I am glad that he did. They have also stayed current with an attractive website with updates on all the group members. 


For all the hangers on and all of those that have been wondering what this band sounded like, here is your chance to hear them in present day. I encourage you to delve into their back catalog as well, it is excellent and well worth your time and hard-earned bucks. Review by Muzikman 

In 2001, three members of the VANILLA FUDGE got together and proved they can still rock & roll-- these guys sound terrific! THE RETURN features reworkings of eight of their classics-- all are excellent. "Season Of The Witch," for example, is vastly improved by the loss of Mark Stein's odd poetry break midway through ("Here we sit emerged in a liquid sea of love..." etc.), as well as a truncation of the intro. The new studio version of "Shotgun" is white-hot and most welcome.

Carmine Appice is still amazing-- the man hasn't lost a beat. Vocals on "Need Love" soar high, while the Fudge's jamming surpasses their original track. The four new songs on this set are quite good, too. This album's a joy-- if you're a Vanilla Fudge fan, you're gonna love it!

 Vince Martell - guitar, vocals 
Bill Pascali - organ, vocals 
 Tim Bogert - bass, vocals 
 Carmine Appice - drums, vocals, producer

01. Ain't That Peculiar (6:10)
02. You Keep Me Hangin' On (6:45)
03. Tearin' Up My Heart (7:37) *
04. Shotgun (6:05)
05. People Get Ready (6:46)
06. Take Me For A Little While (4:15)
07. Good Good Livin' (4:42)
08. I Want It That Way (6:50) *
09. Need Love (4:49)
10. She's Not There (5:12)
11. Season Of The Witch (8:10)
12. Do Ya Think I'm Sexy (7:12) *

New recordings of previous songs and three new songs * (tracks #3,8,12)

1. Reunion 2002
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2. Reunion 2002
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3. Reunion 2002