Sunday, 28 June 2020

Power - Electric Glitter Boogie (Glam Punk, Rock (Australia 2015)

Size: 81.2 MB
Bitrate: 320
Ripped by: ChrisGoesRock
Artwork Included

The appeal of Power is the spontaneous brilliance of live Australian hard rock music. The heat from relentless performances in greasy inner city pubs was strong in the '70s, and the debut albums of many of Australia's greatest bands are testimony to many late nights twitching and sweating it out. Troglodyte rock music and inner city Melbourne have always made sense. 

Every week there have been bands playing fast and loose. 2014 was the year Power stepped up, and immediately earned comparison to Melbourne's Coloured Balls, sharing that edge of menace in their affection for boogie rock and the same air of familiarity with aforementioned greasy confines. Power hosted their own weekly residency in this city, kicking through backyard parties and seemingly hundreds of Tote Hotel shows with the collection of songs they recorded at the right moment and turned into Electric Glitter Boogie. 

The result has the savage drive of their live sound, the bolts tightened to threadbare, and is carried by that supreme confidence and determination that allows the band to relax and let the songs happen when they need to, and to know when to kick it hard. Living in the age of power. 

The sound is raw but full, the band recorded live with minimal overdubs, and the songs continually disintegrate into white heat guitar noise before slamming back into manic amphetamine lockstep. In eight numbers, they traverse an entire history of hard rock, electric glitter boogie, thug glam, raw power punk. Strong character. Definite purpose. Something you just cannot control. 

Australia has a fine tradition of unleashing awesome punk rock combos on the world. Power is another such band, and their debut album, Electric Glitter Boogie, which is being re-released by the fine folks at In The Red, proves that they are worthy of your attention.

This trio plays grimy, down and dirty punkish rock, that would basically be in the cross section of the Venn diagram between punk, hard rock and garage rock. It’s a primal bashing. The guitar is rightly covered in muck, while the bass and drums lay down one tight and locked in groove.

The title track which opens the album is a shot of high energy mid-paced troglodyte stomp. “Serpent City” goes further down the path laid down by the opener. Not content to just rock you with a dose of high energy boogie, they throw in a couple of fast ones, “Puppy”, “Gimme Head”, and “Rainbow Man”, none of which go that much beyond the two minute mark, just to keep you honest. “Slimy’s Chains” starts outs mid-paced and the accelerates for its finish. The closing track, “Power” is a seven minute thrill ride of crunchy riffs, primal solos and pummeling grooves that will hit you right in your sweet spot.

Electric Glitter Boogie is one nasty shot of rock n roll. Just give into your base instincts and enjoy.

 Bass: Isaac Ishadi
 Guitar, Vocals: Nathan Williams
 Drums: Matt Penkethman

01. Electric Glitter Boogie 04:46
02. Serpent City 05:35
03. Puppy 02:07
04. Gimme Head 02:47
05. Slimy's Chains 04:09
06. Rainbow Man 02:33
07. The Reaper 04:12
08. Power 07:12

1. Power
2. Power
3. Power

Monday, 22 June 2020

Robert Crumb - "No Hope Diagram"

Some of  "Robert Crumb's" Artwork

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Enjoy, ChrisGoesRock

Friday, 5 June 2020

dBPowerAMP Music Converter™ 17.0 Reference (71.7MB) (2020)

dBPowerAMP Music Converter™ 17.0 Reference (71.7MB) (2020)
dbpoweramp CD Ripper 
CD Ripper Encoder
Add DSP Action

This new release features many enhancements, it is 20% faster on multi-core machines and is
future-proofed through handling 64 cores. A new DSD encoder is included as standard (Reference)
as well as many previously optional codecs, which are all updated to the latest releases. A new
Quick Convert right explorer right click menu is a welcome addition to those who have many
conversions to run a day, skipping over the codec options page, saving time. CD Ripper gains a
manual metadata search page, de-emphasis CDs handling and improvements to metadata

Minimum supported Windows: Vista (XP no longer supported)
New explorer right click option 'Quick Convert' which invokes the converter without showing the
options page. 

CD Ripper & Music Converter handle [Multi-Encoder] internally, this allows file overwrite and
proper CPU resource allocation
All programs - added a crash reporter
All Programs - Graphics upgraded to be independant of display resolution
All programs - better handle High Contrast Theme.

Support for artist in m3u playlist
dBpoweramp Control Centre: Tests if Windows defender is limiting access to the system and warns
dBpoweramp Control Center: can exclude popup info tips, and right click 'Convert To', for set file

High quality SSRC (frequency resampler) enabled for all frequency conversions
Right Click >> Edit ID Tags option in art menu to resize existing art to a maximum KB size
Added a new Screen Reader Option in Control Centre to enable non-graphical buttons
Converter + Tag Editor: if select all files in a folder, right click, convert to or edit id tags, any non
audio files are excluded.

Naming added [GROUP] so for example if an artist was 'Drake' and [group]4,[artist][] would
generate 'a-d' the first letter of the tag is used and number signifies the letters to group together,
2 would be a-b c-d e-f

Naming added [SPLIT] for exmaple artist was 'A1/A2/A3/A4' [split]/,[artist],2[] would return 'A2' to
split on comma enter [split],[artist],2[]

Naming updated [REPLACE] can replace with , or search , buy setting a blank entry: [REPLACE],@,
[artist][] would replace , with @
Updated naming dlg for Move File On Error DSP effect

New conversion option: substitute Unicode spaces and remove leading or ending spaces in tags - there are various non-standard unicode space characters (such as thin space), these will be replaced with a standard space. Also white spaces at the start or end of tags are removed. Popup info: if a zero byte file then says so Edit ID Tags >> Art Menu >> Added 2000x2000, 1800x1800, 1600x1600, 1400x1400, 1200x1200 options.

Menu check marks larger on higher dpi screens
Fixes bug in various Window Managers (such as total commander) which do not follow Windows AP

Added option in configuration to hide specific unused encoders
Popup Info: rating range shown 0-10 range same as ID Tag editor
New DSP effect: speed up, slow down
Utility codecs [ID Tag Update] and [Replaygain] included as standard
ID Tag Processing: option to set multi artist to '; ' for non multi-artist aware programs now works
with Artist Sort and Album Artist Sort
Multi Encoder, allows sub encoders to be utility codecs
ID3v2 COMM tag, now works again for iTunes
m4a grup tag renamed to @grp as it was causing issues for iTunes
FLAC updated to 1.3.3
Encoders added as standard: Opus, m4a AAC (dBpoweramp reference), m4b, Monkeys Audio
(v4.81), WMA 10, Wavpack, Ogg Vorbis
Decoders added as standard: DSD, Speex, Ogg Vorbis, Musepack
Added DSD Encoder (dBpoweramp reference)
DSD - shows 1 bit and dsd frequency in dBpoweramp Popup Info & Audio Properties page
AAC Decoder better able to read non-standard files
mp3 lame encoder supports 64 bit float source
m4a FDK supports 64 bit float source
Opus files in .ogg now supported
Codec Update Wavpack to 5.2
Codec Update - Opus 1.3.1
Codec Update - m4a FDK updated to v2

Added new Apple Core Audio Format (CAF) decoder
ID Tag Editor - popup suggestion now appears 1/3 to the right of the box, so as not to get in way
ID Tag Editor - resizing auto sizes the edit box
ID Tag Editor - can drag and drop art on id tag editor
ID Tag editor - supports embedding PNG album art, also resizing existing PNG stays as PNG
ID Tag editor - buttons could overlap at certain resolutions

Music Converter - can handle 64 cores
Music Converter - will use 100% of CPU capacity by default (around 20% faster encoding on a 4
core system)
Music Converter - output to box shows <not required for encoder> for encoders such as multiencoder
batch converter added filter on date - last week, yesterday, last month, last year
Batch Converter when generating conversion list shows the number of files already discovered. 

Batch Converter added new profile option to not store file selections with a profile (only Extension
exclusions and later in music converter DSPs and Encoder auto selected)
batch converter lists correct frequency and bits for DSD.

CD Ripper
Improved drive speed detection
Manual Metadata review, added replace text option (replace fixed string value in all metadata)
Album art improvements: discogs art, PerfectTUNES art priority
HDCD detection for technical column improved
Album title shown on title bar when ripping
shows which metadata providers are remaining on lookup
Added Style to toolbar
added de-emphasis option to CD ripper, and DSP effect for music converter
when add technical column, track listing is refreshed
displays on info page the AccurateRip status icon
Added manual metadata search form, auto shown if disc has no metadata
if screen resolution changes and is showing maximized or too big for screen, then make
maximized again art menu redesigned, new Add Additional Art menu, default actions replace main art
art added from files, if PNG then left as PNG. New option in Metadata options 'Store Scanned Art as
PNG' default allowed maximum album art size is now 1000x1000 and 750KB naming box shows <not required for encoder> for encoders such as multi-encoder.

CD Text and ISRC metadata takes preference over other providers
custom ID Tags are applied now if on manual metadata review a specific provider is chosen.
default naming changed to [MAXLENGTH]80,[IFVALUE]album artist,[album artist],[IFCOMP]Various
Artists[][IF!COMP][artist][][][]\[MAXLENGTH]80,[album][]\[MAXLENGTH]80,[track] [artist] - [title][]
default secure log saved to [rippedtopath]\Secure Ripping Log.txt
dbpoweramp implemented own freedb server to combat the retiring of the old

Bug Fixes
Edit ID Tags removed small white line in album art
cd ripper - if reading previously ripped disc metadata from db cache would not set compilation check based on last time.
Thumbnail and Property Handler exclusions were not working
Opus tag reader could crash on malformed tags
Batch Converter was reading file metadata, even if no filtering was in place
ID Tag processing does not export folder.jpg when doing filename check (dmc or multi-encoder)
musicbrainz was not always looking up discs
Replaygain now writes iTuneNORM which is compatible with the latest iTunes
Ogg Decoder - fixed issue where ogg-flac would trigger a memory error
RunIDTagsThroughDSPEffects possibly altering origfilename etc
All programs - if taskbar is set to hidden, maximizing (CD Ripper, or Batch Converter) would stop


Thursday, 21 May 2020

Scott Morgan's Powertrane - Ann Arbor Revival Meeting 2002

Size: 201 MB
Bitrate: 320
Ripped by: ChrisGoesRock
Artwork Included

Living up to its title, Ann Arbor Revival Meeting is a cross-generational project from 2002 that brings to life Ann Arbor & Detroit’s rock legacy through a combination of some of its key protagonists.

Scott Morgan, who leads the band at the core of the record, Powertrane, goes back to mid ‘60s days, to The Rationals, who ruled the local teen scene alongside the likes of Bob Seger & The Last Heard. Scott is one of the great white soul singers. In the ‘70s, he fronted the seminal Sonic’s Rendezvous Band, alongside Fred “Sonic” Smith of the MC5 and Scott Asheton of The Stooges

Deniz Tek, guest for the entire show, is an Ann Arbor native who spent most of the ‘70s in Sydney and led the mighty Radio Birdman. Birdman invested Australia with its love of all things Ann Arbor/Detroit, and had themselves a huge influence on successive generations internationally. 

Ron Asheton, the special guest who appears playing guitar on the handful of Stooges tunes here is the man who played on them originally, the great and sadly now late guitar innovator who was at the core of The Stooges’ huge influence across of the ‘70s and beyond. Ron’s phenomenal appearances with Powertrane and Deniz got him back in the saddle and no doubt inspired Iggy to get Ron and brother Scott “Rock Action” Asheton back onside and reform The Stooges in 2003. 

Representing the younger generation are Powertrane’s rhythm section Andrew “Box” Taylor on bass, who instigated the band’s shows with Tek & Asheton, and Andy Frost, a great drummer who was mentored by Scott Asheton. Frost sadly passed away in 2010. Additionally, local identities Robert Gillespie and Hiawatha Bailey are present. Robert Gillespie is Powertrane’s regular lead guitarist, a long time sideman for original white R&B belter Mitch Rider and a former member of Rob Tyner’s new MC5 in the late ‘70s. Hiawatha, who sings a couple of the Stooges covers, was a Stooges roadie back in the day and later front man of local punk-rockers The Cult Heroes in the late ‘70s and ‘80s. 

In addition to the Stooges material, the album includes a selection of tunes spanning Scott Morgan’s career from Sonic’s Rendezvous through to records he made with Nicke Anderson of Sweden’s Detroit-obsessed Hellacopters as the Hydromatics, the brilliant Rob Tyner/Robert Gillespie co-write “Taboo”, and a bunch of songs from Tek’s illustrious career, including a possibly definitive “What Gives?”, a barely in-control “Smith & Wesson Blues”, and intense versions of a couple of his post-Birdman tracks, “Outside” and “Blood From A Stone”. 

Originally released on CD only by Real O-Mind Records in 2002, this is one of the great live albums. As a measure of the Detroit/Sydney connection in the high-energy rock world, it’s probably even better than the monolithic 1981 recording “The First & The Last” by Radio Birdman/Stooges/MC5 supergroup New Race.

Featuring 3 extra tracks, remastered for maximum impact, and available on vinyl for the first time. “Ann Arbor Revival Meeting” is an essential listen for anyone who loves Detroit high-energy rock’n’roll.

The title of this blazing live document comes from a between-song quip from guest artist Deniz Tek, and it's certainly fitting -- the show captured here brings together some truly legendary figures from the Michigan college town that became a home to the likes of the Stooges and the MC5 back in the day. 

In the 1960s, Scott Morgan was the lead singer and guitarist with Detroit's finest blue-eyed R&B act, the Rationals, and later he teamed with Fred "Sonic" Smith to form the brilliant (and woefully underappreciated) Sonic's Rendezvous Band. While Morgan has a remarkable résumé, he's also still making great high-energy rock & roll in the new millennium with his band Powertrane, and for a handful of special shows at Ann Arbor's Blind Pig, they were joined by Tek, an Ann Arbor émigré and close friend of Morgan's who formed one of Australia's most iconic rock outfits, Radio Birdman. 

Tek, Morgan, and Powertrane lead guitarist Robert Gillespie (who has played with Rob Tyner and Mitch Ryder) make for a truly devastating guitar combination here, and things only get hotter when Ron Asheton shows up for a show-closing mini-set of Stooges classics. But as good as "TV Eye," "No Fun," and "1969" sound in this context, the songs that really astound are Morgan's stellar originals (especially "R.I.P. R&R," "Runaway Slaves," and "Dangerous") and some lesser-known tunes from Tek's solo career, in particular "Blood from a Stone" and a simply blistering run through "Outside"." 

Cult Heroes belter Hiawatha Bailey sounds great taking vocals on several of the Stooges' numbers, and it's high praise to bassist Chris "Box" Taylor and drummer Andrew Frost that they don't just keep up with the frontline talent, but push them gloriously into the red zone. The best rock & roll live albums are the ones that leave you saying, "Man, I would have loved to have seen that," and anyone who digs high-energy Detroit-style rock & roll will listen with slack-jawed glee to Ann Arbor Revival Meeting, imagining they'd been at the Blind Pig this particular evening. Thankfully, a good recording engineer was on hand to capture the fury for the folks who couldn't make it, and the results are 66 minutes of heavily amplified bliss.

01. Love And Learn  03:16
02. Rip R&r  02:26
03. Hanging On  03:53
04. Runaway Slaves  04:16
05. Ready To Ball  02:56
06. Blood From A Stone  03:51
07. Taboo  05:30
08. Smith & Wesson Blues  02:55
09. Earthy  02:53
10. Shellback  03:35
11. What Gives  02:47
12. Dangerous  03:43
13. Outside  06:38
14. 1969  03:57
15. I Wanna Be Your Dog  04:03
16. Down On The Street  03:51
17. No Fun  03:28
18. Tv Eye  05:38
19. New Race  04:00
20. City Slang  06.04

Part 1: Powertrane
Part 2: Powertrane
Part 1: Powertrane
Part 2: Powertrane
Part 1: Powertrane
Part 2: Powertrane

Saturday, 9 May 2020

What Makes Jimi Hendrix Such a Good Guitarist

One of the best guitar player in the world

         Enjoy, ChrisGoesRock

Friday, 8 May 2020

What Makes John Bonham Such a Good Drummer?

Listen to the greatest drummer i the world
"John Bonham - Led Zeppelin"

Agree (?)

Saturday, 2 May 2020

Ted Nugent's Amboy Dukes - Tooth, Fang and Claw (US 1974)

Size: 97.3 MB
Bitrate: 320
Ripped by: ChrisGoesRock
Artwork Included

Tooth, Fang & Claw is the seventh and final album by Ted Nugent and The Amboy Dukes. It is the second offering on the DiscReet label. Re-issued in 1977 by Warner Bros as part of "Two Originals of... Ted Nugent".

The band consists of Nugent, Rob Grange on bass and drummer Vic Mastrianni. The album has the feel of the outdoors (esp. "Hibernation") and Nugent's love for hunting and rock and roll; the backsleeve pictures him playing hard in front of an amplifier stack, next to a wild boar trophy.

Like on the Amboy Dukes' previous three albums, the credits are followed by a short tongue-in-cheek statement. This time, "Fear not the crusted warblers, but be wary of the Mad Cheese Grater for he shall slaw the features from your face. Beware the public carnivores as they inevitably edibly have a soft nosed hollow point magnum behind every bush."

"Great White Buffalo" is one of the mainstays of Nugent's catalog and was generated on this album. In an interview with Classic Rock Revisited he discusses how he and Grange developed the song idea: "This was yet another magical moment like the original musical burst of so many of my songs. This amazing lick/song erupted spontaneously during a recording session around 1972-73," Nugent says. "As I was tuning up my Blonde Byrdland, that pattern leaped forth with a force to reckon with. Killer bass player, Rob Grange, stopped me and asked what the hell that was, and I said "I don't know, just jackin’ around, tuning up." He told me to play it again, but I failed to play the lick the same as I had just done moments before and he kept badgering me to re-discover the lick. I didn't. But after recording some other songs, I again went to tune up my Gibson and the lick burst forth again. Rob Grange yelled 'That's it! That's it!' So I played it a few times, showed the guys where I wanted to stop and start it up again, turned on the tape machine and recorded it in one fell swoop, making up the lyrics as I went along, articulating to the best of my ability my take on the great Indian legend of the spiritual beast of yore. Rob Grange came up with that wonderful fluid bass melody at the end, Vic the thundering double bass drum assault, and history was made. To this day it is one of my and the audiences' and band's all time favorites."

Also featured, a frantic and happily deranged version of "Maybellene", a 1955 classic of Chuck Berry (often quoted by Nugent in the late 70s as a major influence on his playing). Ted Nugent is credited for a one-finger guitar solo under the moniker "Rev Atrocious Theodosius".

The album includes one of very few "calm" Nugent songs of this era, "Sasha", which Nugent dedicated to his newly born daughter.

Due to Warner Bros distributing the album worldwide, Ted Nugent's music eventually began to reach overseas markets, but his royalties were not up to his expectations - DiscReet's manager & owner Frank Zappa reported mediocre sales. In late October 1974, rhythm guitarist Derek St. Holmes joined the band at least for one of the Amboy Dukes' final shows at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.

By 1975, Nugent abandoned the troubled DiscReet label and signed with Epic Records. He teamed with producer Tom Werman and Aerosmith’s managers, Leber-Krebs, who organized his live tours into commercially successful operations. The only Amboy Dukes member who continued with Nugent in his solo career is bassist Rob Grange. Nugent's band also included Derek St. Holmes on vocals and guitar, and drummer Clifford Davies; Ted Nugent moved forward to national and worldwide success.

In the 1993 film Dazed and Confused, the character Wooderson, played by Matthew McConaughey, wears a t-shirt featuring the Tooth Fang & Claw album cover.

In 1995, "Tooth, Fang & Claw" was a song on the album Spirit of the Wild, which marked Ted Nugent's return to an outdoor lifestyle and his original sound of hard rock.

Ted Nugent – Guitar, vocals, percussion
 Rob Grange – Bass, vocals, arrangements, composer
 Vic Mastrianni – Drums, percussion
 Andy Jezowski (and the Crusted Warblers) – Backing vocals

01. "Lady Luck" - 5:57
02. "Living in the Woods" - 3:54
03. "Hibernation" - 9:19
04. "Free Flight" - 4:03
05. "Maybellene" - (Chuck Berry, Russ Fratto, Alan Freed) - 3:28
06. "The Great White Buffalo" - 4:57
07. "Sasha" - 3:06
08. "No Holds Barred" - 4:48

1. Tooth, Fang & Claw
2. Tooth, Fang & Claw
3. Tooth, Fang & Claw

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Asomvel - World Shaker (Fast Lemmy-Rock, Retro) (UK 2019)

Size: 88.7 MB
Bitrate: 320
Ripped by: ChrisGoesRock
Some Artwork Included

ASOMVEL released their well-respected debut LP, Kamikaze, in 2009. Barely a year later, the band was shaken to its core when front-man, Jay-Jay Winter, was killed in a road accident.

Although a devastating tragedy, co-founding guitarist, Lenny, knew that the band had to continue in tribute to the determined spirit of their founder.

A Dream to Some...A Nightmare to Others.
These guys calmly walk on, bludgeon your senses with a baseball bat and then retire to the bar, leaving you with what's left of your mind in a pool in your pants.

"The best heavy metal has plenty of dirt under its fingernails: this lot must never be allowed to work in a food preparation area."
- Dom Lawson, The Guardian

Although a devastating tragedy, co-founding guitarist, Lenny, knew that the band had to continue in tribute to the determined spirit of their founder.

Since releasing their 2013 album, Knuckle Duster, with Bad Omen Records to much critical acclaim, and recruiting Jay-Jay’s Nephew, Ralph, the band has spent the last couple of years playing around the world; including a tour of Brazil, dates in Japan, Slovenia, Germany, Spain, France, Ireland - these dates included many respected festivals such as Hammerfest, Party San Open Air, Siege of Limerick, and MetalDays.

It doesn’t take much more than passing glance at bassist/vocalist Ralph Robinson to see where UK classic metallers Asomvel are coming from. The Motörhead homage is palpable throughout “True Believer,” their latest single and the second track from their upcoming third long-player, World Shaker. It’s newly announced that Heavy Psych Sounds will release the album on May 3 with preorders up now, so if you’re feeling like you might indeed be a believer, you’ve got a chance to prove it. The band was founded in 1993 by guitarist Lenny Robinson — who also did a stint in Solstice — and lost original bassist/vocalist Jay-Jay Winter after the release of their 2009 debut. Ralph is his nephew, so only fitting he should carry the torch forward with this new album.

HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS RECORDS is proud to welcome a new member to their eclectic artist roster and family: Heavy Metal overlords ASOMVEL have signed a worldwide deal with the Italian cult label! Today the band is sharing the first and hotly anticipated details about their forthcoming new album, World Shaker.

May 3rd 2019 will see the band release their third album titled World Shaker, followed by a heavy touring cycle all over the globe. Says vocalist & bassist Ralph: “We’ll be releasing World Shaker in May, through Heavy Psych Sounds. We’ve got 11 tracks ready to go; the best you’ve heard in a son-of-a-bitch long time!”

World Shaker is dedicated to the founding ASOMVEL member, Jay-Jay Winter. Carrying with it Jay’s attitude, grit, and determination this album is the first to feature the new line-up; Finnish drummer, Jani Pasanen, and Jay-Jay’s nephew, Ralph Robinson. Produced by James ‘Atko’ Atkinson, World Shaker was recorded in September 2018 at The Stationhouse, and comes with a blistering master by Jaime Gomez Arellano at Orgone Studios. Sticking to the traditions of the very best in rock ‘n’ roll, while remaining utterly relevant, World Shaker is eleven heavy metal songs to live your life by; this is the album Moses would have brought down from Mount Sinai.

♦ Ralph - Bass/Vocals
♦ Lenny Robinson - Guitar
♦ Jani Pasanen - Drums

01. World Shaker 02:29
02. True Believer 02:31
03. Payback's A Bitch 03:41
04. Runnin' The Gauntlet 03:16
05. Reap The Whirlwind 04:00
06. The Law is the Law 04:30
07. Steamroller 03:03
08. Every Dog Has It's Day 03:01
09. Railroaded 02:33
10. Smokescreen 03:51
11. The Nightmare Ain't Over 02:55

1. World Shaker
2. World Shaker
3. World Shaker

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Monday, 27 April 2020

West Coast Natural Gas - Two's A Pair (US Psych Rock 1966-68)

 Size: 118 MB
Birate: 320
Found in DC++ World
Artwork Included

Killer West Coast psychedelic monster that took many years to be completed!!! West Coast Natural Gas began life in 1965 in Seattle. In early 1967 they went to San Francisco to work for a local music manager named Matthew Katz.  

Katz was the original manager for Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape and later It’s a Beautiful Day. He talked West Coast Natural Gas into signing a contract with him but they didn’t realize at the time, being young and stupid. That basically they signed over everything to him. They went to the studio and recorded some original tunes: A Favor, Go Run and Play, The Jumping Frog, Hashish, Water or Wine, Beyond This Place, and Two’s A Pair. 

In early 1968 the band broke up and went back to Seattle. Katz released a single – Go Run and Play / A Favor on his S.F. Sound label under the name West Coast Natural Gas. Later he released a compilation album - the first San Francisco Sound sampler - called “Fifth Pipe Dream”. The four songs mentioned before, Water or Wine, Hashish, Beyond This Place and Two’s A Pair were the ones recorded by WCNG and relabeled by Katz as Indian Puddin’ and Pipe. 

An album full of VINTAGE 1966-1968 Music by the band that brought you the incredible 'HASHISH' on the legendary San Franciso Sampler 'Fifth Pipe Dream'. First ever release of this killer Westcoast psychedelic monster that took many years to complete!!! West Coast Natural Gas started in 1965 in Seattle. In early 1967 they went to San Francisco to work for a local music manager named Matthew Katz. 

This superb release includes all the above mentioned songs, plus others from acetates. As a big surprise we found another four never before heard songs. All recorded 1966 in a local Seattle Recording Studio before they even went to San Francisco, all of which are included in this great release.

West Coast Natural Gas
Pat Craig - Vocals, Piano, Organ, Autoharp, Guitar
 Kris Larsen - Vocals, Guitar
 Steve Mack - Vocals, Lead Guitar
 Dave Burke - Bass
 Jeff Labrache- Drums, Vocals

01 Go Run and Play  02:34
02 A Favor  03:41
03 A Favor (version 2)  03:45
04 The Jumping Frog  03:34
05 Two's a Pair  04:16
06 Beyond This Place  02:33
07 Hashish  03:03
08 Water or Wine  03:40
09 The West Coast Natural Gas White Levis Commercial "Never Break"  00:46
10 Radio Promo From The Galaxy Club ca. 1968  00:38
11 Mr. You're a Better Man Than I  02:56
12 Younger Girl 02:12
13 You Make Me Feel So Good  02:13
14 He Was a Friend of Mine  02:39

1. Natural Gas
2. Natural Gas
3. Natural Gas

Saturday, 18 April 2020

Tea and Symphony - Jo Sago (Rare 2nd Album UK 1970)

Size: 121 MB
Bitrate: 320
Ripped by: ChrisGoesRock
Artwork Included

Formed in Birmingham, England, this adventurous ensemble was part of the city’s Big Bear management stable. Although Tea And Symphony originally comprised James Langston (vocals, guitar), Jeff Daw (guitar) and Nigel Phillips (drums, ‘exotic’ instruments), they were often augmented by musicians from the agency including Bob Lamb and Mick Hincks from the group Locomotive. Tea And Symphony’s debut An Asylum For The Musically Insane, was an enchanting, if self-indulgent collection, but its period-piece madness was sadly jettisoned for the more formal follow-up, Jo Sago. Guitarists Bob Wilson and Dave Carroll were now part of the group’s fluid line-up, but the ensemble broke up in 1971 when both of these artists, and drummer Bob Lamb, joined the Idle Race. The three individuals remained with their new-found outlet when it became known as the Steve Gibbons Band.

Tea and Symphony was a British musical group of the late 1960s and early 1970s whose style may be described as "progressive folk". From Birmingham, they recorded two albums for Harvest Records, had one track, "Maybe My Mind (With Egg)", included on the Harvest sampler Picnic - A Breath of Fresh Air, toured Britain with Bakerloo (Blues Line) and were guests on John Peel's BBC radio programme.

The group was generally a trio, though sometimes supplemented by extra musicians. Members included Jeff Daw (lead guitar, backing vocals, flute), James Langston (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Nigel Phillips (drums, backing vocals, keyboards, recorder, left 1969), Jonathan Benyon (mime, joined 1968 left 1969), Dave Carroll (guitar, backing vocals, bass, violin, joined 1970, left 1971), Bob Wilson (guitar, keyboards, joined 1969, left 1971), Peter 'Chatters' Chatfield (drums, joined 1970, left 1972), Tom Bennison (bass, French horn, joined & left 1970), Mick Barker (drums, joined 1971), and Stewart Johnson (guitars, vocal, joined 1971). Steve Eaves is another former alumnus. They were one of the earliest bands to have their own dedicated light show, one of which was Ephemera Lights (Steve Hayes)

Tea & Symphony formed in Birmingham (UK) in 1968 and were originally heavily influenced by folk music, their repertoire consisting largely of their own arrangements of other people’s songs, with a strong proclivity for those of Bob Dylan.

Their instrumentation at the time was an amalgam of electric instruments (bass and guitar) and acoustic ones (guitars, cello, harmonica, hand drums, flute, recorder, etc).

Their first Harvest single was a version of Procul Harum‘s Salty Dog and they augmented their line-up to include Hammond Organ, drums, piano and mandolin.

They became part of Jim Simpson’s Birmingham-based Big Bear Management stable of artists who also included Black Sabbath.

Debut album An Asylum For The Musically Insane was an enchanting if self-indulgent collection. By the time of the Jo Sago album, the group were joined by Bob Wilson on Keyboards, Guitar and Bass and had moved further into the area of Prog Rock.

Produced by Tony Cox at Sound Techniques studios, Jo Sago was a conceptual work that touched on subjects such as race relations in 1970s Britain and more.

The album is now regarded as a classic of the era, with original Harvest vinyl copies changing hands for significant sums.

The band broke up in 1971.

James Langston - lead vocals, acoustic & 12-string guitars, percussion
 Jef Daw - acoustic, electric & 12-string guitars, bass guitar, percussion, flute, backing vocals
 Bob Wilson - piano, organ, harpsichord, acoustic, electric & 12-string guitars, bass guitar, percussion, backing vocals
 Nigel Phillips - drums
 Mick Hincks - guitar.

01 Jo Sago - A Play On Music (Jeff Daw) including;
a. "Miniature" - 2:01
b. "Nyada" - 4:06
c. "Journey" - 1:19
d. "Brother" - 3:51
e. "Africa Paprika" - 3:29
f. "Fairground Suite" - 2:25
g. "Desperate Oil" - 5:53
h. "Umbilical Bill" - 0:51
i. "Goodnight" - 3:33
02 "Try Your Luck" (Nigel Phillips) - 3:18
03 "Yourself" (James Langston) - 3:28
04 "Green Fingered" - Redhanded (Jeff Daw) - 0:54
05 "Seasons Turn To One" (Jeff Daw) - 3:04
06 "View To The Sky" (James Langston) - 2:41
07 "The Nortihorticulturalist" (Nigel Phillips) - 3:26
08 "Dangling" (Bob Wilson) - 0:59

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