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No Mean City is the tenth studio album by the Scottish hard rock band Nazareth, released in 1979. The album title comes from the 1935 novel No Mean City and features artwork illustrated by Rodney Matthews. With this record that stood dormant the band's sound was heavier, considering the addition of guitarist Zal Cleminson of Sensational Alex Harvey Band. So
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Natural Gas was a rock band featuring Peter Wood, Joey Molland, Mark Clarke and Jerry Shirley. They released one album, Natural Gas, produced by Felix Pappalardi, in 1976.
01. Little Darlin' 3:09
02. Once Again, A Love Song 3:58
03. You Can Do It 2:57
04. I've Been Waitin' 3:19
05. I Believe It's Love 4:05
06. The Right Time 3:49
07. Christmas Song 5:00
08. Miracle Mile 2:44
09. Dark Cloud 3:03
10. St Louis Blues 3:31
Joey Molland: guitar, vocals
Mark Clarke: bass, vocals
Peter Wood: keyboards
Jerry Shirley: drums
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This legendary US '60s psych monster that under the right influences will destroy your head!
This quartet from Detroit (1970) created one of the most wanted artefacts in the psychedelic collectors scene. The music was recorded in 1970. With an average age of 17 those "teenage Sivas" showed best quality in songwriting playing their instruments and creating an own sound.
Awesome US psychedelia Masterpiece: Spooky go-go organ, acidy guitar lashes, strong powerfull vocals.
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01. Panis et Circenses 3:37
02. A Minha Menina 4:42
03. O Relуgio 3:29
04. Adeus Maria Fulф 3:05
05. Baby 3:01
06. Senhor F 2:33
07. Bat Macumba 3:09
08. Le Premier Bonheur du Jour 3:36
09. Trem Fantasma 3:15
10. Tempo no Tempo (Once Was A Time I Thought) 1:47
11. Ave Gengis Khan 3:45
JIMMY ALAIMO vcls, bs
PAUL CURICO gtr
JAN ERRICO drms, vcls
DON METCHIK organ
SLY STONE keyb'ds, gtr, vcls
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What do you get if you take a bunch of superb British and Dutch rock musicians, put them together in the same studio, and tell them to record a double LP featuring cover versions of their own favourite songs as well as self-penned material?
Such an experiment was carried out in 1971 and released under the name of Musicians Union Band. A brainchild of old pals and ace players Ray Fenwick and Hans Vermeulen, the final result of this North Sea Bridge get-together came out surprisingly American-sounding. Blues, funk, gospel, country - all these flavours are present on this brilliantly performed, altogether enjoyable record.
There is a lot of versatility here, yet when you listen to these recordings as a whole they form an integrated artistic unity. This is an album made by music lovers, for music lovers - not an album for the narrow-minded.
Even if you know next to nothing about Dutch rock (to collectors known as Nederpop or Nederbeat, dependent on the exact chronology) a few names here could still sound familiar to you. Perhaps, in particular, Golden Earring, Shocking Blue, and the Tee Set, who all won themselves great international acclaim. Others, like Earth & Fire, were more cult orientated groups whose releases currently gather a following of collectors of progressive bands all over the world.
From the other side of the North Sea we get contributions from people like Ray Fenwick, Nigel Olsson, and Dee Murray. For further reference check the following artist profile and our little guide to take you through the album track by track.
What you are holding here has now become a much sought-after rarity in its original vinyl format, which was only ever released in Holland. It's a little gem, one of these underrated obscurities that all collectors love to dig out at record fairs and tell their friends about in secret. Only now the secret is out, as Musicians Union Band is finally seeing its long overdue release on compact disc. ~ Claes Johansen
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genre: country, folk
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As leader of Hearts and Flowers, Larry Murray was at the centre of the burgeoning late 60s country-rock movement. This classic solo debut, released in 1970, features support from J.D. Souther, Gib Guilbeau, Swampwater, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and pedal steel legend Buddy Emmons, and makes its CD debut here. Warm, musicianly and mellow, it’s a neglected gem that’s sure to be acclaimed by fans of his friends the Eagles and the Flying Burrito Brothers.
Larry Murray was born in Gram Parsons’ hometown of Waycross, Georgia, but moved to Los Angeles, California in the early 60s.There he co-owned the Blue Guitar, a guitar store which also served as an important meeting place for folk musicians and fans. Before long he’d formed a bluegrass group named the Scottsville Squirrel Barkers, with future Byrd Chris Hillman and future Burrito Brother and Eagle Bernie Leadon. When that folded in 1964, Murray and Hillman joined the Green Grass Group, a folk collective in the style of the New Christy Minstrels. By 1966, however, Murray’s interests had shifted towards the burgeoning folk-rock movement, and he formed Hearts and Flowers with Dave Dawson and Rick Cunha.
Though they released two classy collections of pioneering country rock (1967’s Now Is The Time For… and the following year’s Of Horses, Kids & Forgotten Women, on which Cunha was replaced by Bernie Leadon) under the supervision of producer Nik Venet (also responsible for work by the Beach Boys, the Stone Poneys, Fred Neil and many others), good reviews didn’t translate into the deserved sales. By the decade’s end, the group’s members had scattered to the Flying Burrito Brothers, the Eagles, and the backing bands of Linda Rondstadt and Emmylou Harris, and have only received their due acclaim in recent years. Murray went on to produce sessions by artists including Elektra folk duo Kathy and Carol, Mary McCaslin and others before signing to Verve and recording this superbly mellow collection of acid-tinged country rock. Featuring stellar support from cult singer-songwriter J.D. Souther, pedal steel legend Buddy Emmons, Gib Guilbeau (and his band, Swampwater, also produced by Murray) and members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, it’s an expertly-played mixture of earthy originals (Headed For The Country, All I Need Is A Friend) and judiciously-chosen covers (Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s Country Comfort, Paul Parrish’s When I See Jamie (Jaynie) and Souther’s classic Out To Sea). When it failed to sell, however, Murray focused his energy on production work instead, as well as collaborating with Johnny Cash on a variety of projects.
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genre: garage, psych
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Fuzz Acid & Flowers:
Although this band was based in San Francisco some members originated from Florida. Sly Stone had left the band (to form Sly and The Family Stone) by the time the band signed to Reprise and achieved some success with Steve Still's Sit Down I Think I Love You. Their diminuitive female vocalist Jan Errico had earlier achieved much popularity on the West Coast as drummer and lead vocalist for The Vejtables.
In late 1967 the band became known as Mojo because Jan Errico got tired of being known as a Mojo Man. They also changed labels to GRT so that they could record an album. Released in 1968 it was produced by Dave Hassinger. It contained their second single New York City, which sumered from sounding too much like The Mamas and Papas, and overall contained a number of mildly psychedelic, post-Seargant Pepper pop rock songs. The band finally split in 1969 when they realised their era had ended.
There remains a lot of unissued material from both eras of The Mojo Men. From their time with Autumn fifteen tracks remained unissued although some of these later appeared on Eva's Dance With Me compilation and the superior Sundazed retrospective Why Ain't Supposed To Be. A further nineteen tracks were recorded but not released during their spell with Reprise. These include the long and experimental What King Of Man, which was reputed to be a letter-day venture into psychedelia by the band.~ (Vernon Joynson / Max Waller / Stephane Rebeschini)
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