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Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Elf - Warpigs Live In Cortland 1972 & Demos (2CD) (Bootleg)


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Bitrate: 320
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Elf was a Blues-rock band founded in 1967 by singer and bassist Ronnie James Dio, keyboardist Doug Thaler, drummer Gary Driscoll, and guitarists Nick Pantas and David Feinstein (Dio's cousin). The band was originally called The Electric Elves, but was shortened to The Elves and finally Elf in mid-1970. Elf disbanded in 1975, after recording three albums.

In 1970 the band was involved in an automobile accident which claimed the life of Nick Pantas, whom the band decided not to replace. After recovering from his injuries, Doug Thaler quit the band, and was replaced by Micky Lee Soule. (Upon leaving in 1972, Thaler moved to New York and got a job as a booking agent — Elf was one of the bands he booked. In 1983, he became co-manager of Mötley Crüe. Present day he works at Metropolitan Talent as an artist manager, working with artists such as Art Garfunkel, Bruce Hornsby & Ratdog).


Elf's self-titled debut album was produced by Deep Purple members Roger Glover and Ian Paice, who happened to see Elf auditioning in 1972. For the next few years, the band enjoyed mild success as an opening act for Deep Purple.

Dio both sang and played the bass guitar until, in 1973, bass player Craig Gruber was asked to join. The same year saw Feinstein quit the band, to be replaced by Steve Edwards. Feinstein formed a band called The Rods[1], which met with a moderate amount of success, touring with groups such as Judas Priest and Iron Maiden, as well as Metallica, before finally retiring from the music industry. He would not return to the music scene until 2004, when his band, Feinstein, released the album Third Wish on the Magic Circle Music label.

In 1974, Dio was asked by Glover to sing on his solo album The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast. Dio's rich, soulful voice gained the attention of guitarist Ritchie Blackmore who had just left Deep Purple and was looking for musicians for his first solo album, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow. He decided to use Elf for this album, and the band Rainbow was thus formed, with Blackmore replacing Edwards. After they finished recording the album, however, Driscoll, Gruber, and Soule were replaced by Cozy Powell, Jimmy Bain and Tony Carey, who played with Dio and Blackmore during the subsequent tour; Elf was no more.

Elf is the first album by Ronnie James Dio's blues rock band called Elf. It was released in 1972.Dio at the time still went by his birth name Ronald Padovana.

After this album, Steve Edwards replaced David Feinstein on guitar, and Craig Gruber replaced Ronnie James Dio on bass. However, Ronnie James Dio continued to sing lead vocals for the band. This future lineup, minus Feinstein, became the first incarnation of Blackmore's Rainbow when Deep Purple axeman Ritchie Blackmore left Deep Purple.

Carolina County Ball, was the second album by the rock band Elf, released as an LP in 1974 on the MGM label. It was released in the United States and Japan as L.A./59.

The song most played from this album was "Ain't It All Amusing," which became a staple in the pubs in the UK

* Ronnie James Dio - vocals / bass
* Gary Driscoll - Drums / Percussion
* Dave "Rock" Feinstein - Guitar
* Mickey Lee Soule - Keyboards

Disc 1:
01. Wake Up Sunshine (studio demo)
02. Smile For Me Lady (studio demo)
03. Rosemary (studio demo)
04. You Felt he Same Way (studio demo)
05. Driftin' (studio demo)
06. Saturday Night
07. Crosseyed Mary
08. Stay With Me
09. Little Queenie / Johnny B Good  Whole Lotta Shakin'
10. Did You Ever
11. Cold Ramona
12. Black Dog
13. Lura Lura
14. Four Day Creep

Disc 2:
01. Give Me A Chance
02. Nameless Instrumental
03. Aqualung
04. Drown Me In The River
05. Simple Man
06. Pisces Apple Lady
07. Dirty Dollar Bill
08. Buckingham Blues
09. So Long
10. You Shook Me / Rock's Boogie
11. War Pigs

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S to S - Selftitled (The Wall of Fuzz'n Hardrock From Belgium 1978)


Size: 74.7 MB
Bitrate: 320
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Obscure hard-rock / proto-metal beast from Belgium, originally released in 1978 as a private edition of 300 copies. 

Dangerous, aggressive sound with wall of fuzz guitars and manic speed drumming. 

Highly recommended to anyone into “Raw Power” era Stooges, “Back in the USA” era MC5, Pink Fairies, early Motörhead, Hawkwind, Acid Archives US obscurities like White Boy & The Average Rat Band, early NWOBHM bands and compilations like “Bonehead Crunchers”. 

The S to S album is one of those obscurities that have remained unknown to collectors of hardrock for many years. We present the first ever reissue with the band’s story told for the first time. 

S to S emerged out of the ashes of local band Etna, featuring the Cannella brothers: Fulvio on lead guitar and Mirco on bass along with George Abry on drums. After the demise of Etna, the Cannella brothers decided to form a power-trio, thus S to S was born. 

Upon meeting producer Michel Dickenscheid, they were offered a deal: the band would help Michel to build a new recording studio in exchange of free studio time with the intention of recording their first album, which would be produced by Michel. So they built a state-of-the art studio with their own hands and soon after the recording of the S to S album started. Mirco switched from bass to guitar so they recruited a new bass player, Picci Salvatore, who abandoned the band just after the recording sessions. A friend of the band played occasional keyboards and Michel, the producer, played sax on “I’m fool”, the most psychedelic sounding song of the album, similar to early Hawkwind. The rest of the songs are prime examples of pure hardrock featuring layers and layers of fuzzed-out guitars and killer riffs by Fulvio, a monstrous sound created by producer Michel using primitive homemade pedal effects and up to four guitar overdubs. 


The album was completed in early 1977 but remained in the shelf until the following year. The band members were very pissed off when they received the albums from the pressing plant and discovered that their manager had included a logo with Sig runes lettering in the cover without consulting the band. Only 300 copies were pressed on their own Overcome label. Meanwhile Mirco formed a punk band named Acétylène but decided to concentrate on S to S soon after. 

S to S continued right into the 80s with some changes in their line-up, playing many successful shows in Belgium, changing their style towards a more heavy-blues-rock sound, before splitting in 1982.

S to S is one of those obscurities that have remained unknown to collectors of hard rock for many years. Sommor Records presents the first ever reissue with the band's story told for the first time. S to S emerged out of the ashes of the band Etna, featuring the Cannella brothers: Fulvio on lead guitar and Mirco on bass along with George Abry on drums. 

After the demise of Etna, the Cannella brothers decided to form a power-trio: S to S was born. Upon meeting producer Michel Dickenscheid, they were offered a deal: the band would help Michel to build a new recording studio in exchange of free studio time with the intention of recording their first album, which would be produced by Michel. So they built a state-of-the art studio with their own hands and soon after recorded S to S. Mirco switched from bass to guitar so they recruited a new bass player, Picci Salvatore, who abandoned the band just after the recording sessions. 

A friend of the band played occasional keyboards and Michel, the producer, played sax on "I'm Fool", the most psychedelic sounding song of the album, similar to early Hawkwind. The rest of the songs are prime examples of pure hard rock featuring layers of fuzzed-out guitars and killer riffs by Fulvio, a monstrous sound created by producer Michel using primitive homemade pedal effects and up to four guitar overdubs. The album was completed in early 1977 but remained on the shelf until the following year. 

The band members were very pissed off when they received the albums from the pressing plant and discovered that their manager had included a logo with Sig runes lettering in the cover without consulting them. Only 300 copies were pressed on their own Overcome label. Remastered sound. Insert with detailed liner notes by Pascal D'Hooghe and rare photos. 

Highly recommended to anyone into Raw Power era Stooges, Back in the USA era MC5, Pink Fairies, early Motörhead, Hawkwind.' 

01. Great Billy 02:43
02. It's Ok 03:51
03. The Night Of Nicky 04:16
04. I'm A Killer 03:13
05. I'm Fool 05:10
06. Kids Of The Night 02:50
07. Children Killers 02:48
08. Stay Of Victor Feinberg 03:08

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