One of the earliest progressive albums to be recorded in Holland, this originally appeared in 1969 on the UK-based label Page One, and has been compared to the work of King Crimson and the Moody Blues. Its lengthy title suite is a notable early concept rock piece, while the other tracks find the band embracing a more concise and melodic style
genre: acid folk
quality: lossless (flac, cue, log, covers, 248 mb)
discogs: Sandstone’s sole 1971 privately pressed album is one of the best and rarest early 70s US psychedelic folk rock records. Although only recently rediscovered, it is very sought after from worldwide collectors both for its rarity and musical quality. Great male female vocals in an early 70s UK psychedelic acid folk rock sound similar to Tudor Lodge, Jade etc. It contains 2 previously unreleased bonus tracks, not included in the original album.Highly recommended!
01. Can You Mend A Silver Thread 3:37
02. Lonely Hunter 2:55
03. The Tattered Drum 4:08
04. Asking Life 7:04
05. What If You Could Love The Flute Player 4:12
06. The World Is Around Us 2:20
07. Again 3:16
08. Farewell Valley 3:09
09. Jamie's Song 3:42
10. Can You Mend A Silver Thread (Coda) 0:44
11. Black Cat Paw Print 2:33
12. Bright Morning 4:08
genre: rock and roll
quality: lossless (ape, cue, log, covers, 341 mb)
Fuzz Acid & Flowers: Sam The Sham, christened Samudio Domingo, was a Mexican-American who was born in Dallas, Texas. He formed this outfit with the Pharaohs, (who were also of Tex-Mex origin and musical inspiration), in Memphis, Tennessee in the early sixties. Their early recordings included Haunted House, a cover version of Gene Simmons' novelty rock hit. Wooly Bully, a real sixties rocker was then leased to MGM in 1965 by Stan Kesler's Pen Records in Memphis. It gave the band a U.S. No. 1 and also reached No. 11 in the UK. The band relocated to Dallas and for a time were very successful indeed.
Eventually the hits dried up and they disbanded in 1970. Ten Of Pentacles had essentially been a solo effort from Samudio and in the seventies he embarked on a solo career. Wooly Bully is one of the Soundtrack songs to the 1979 MCA film 'More American Graffiti'. Earlier in 1965 the band had performed Monkey See Monkey Do in the Soundtrack to the 1965 MGM production 'When The Boys Meet The Girls', which was a weird re-make of the Gershwin brothers' musical 'Girl Crazy'. Sam The Sham's backing singers The Shamettes also made some recordings in their own right. ~ (Vernon Joynson/Stephane Rebeschini/Jon Riley)
Crack in the Cosmic Egg:
A collection of Munich musicians fronted by Christian "Shrat" Thiele (born 29/3/1946, in Unterpolling) the former Amon Düül II vocalist/percussionist. The band was originally known as Konsameti, and existed over a year before the debut LP, with a constantly changing line-up. In fact, with the two albums billed as Sameti, only Shrat was in common, and as such they amounted to two very different bands...
The original band produced a music with trippy Amon Düül II and bluesy Hawkwind stylings, and in fact the whole album sounds as though it was made in an acid haze. It is especially notable for the stunning tripped-out improvised LP side-long work "Anotherwaytoseeimprovisation". Shrat's vocals, only heard rarely in Amon Düül II, come across as most strange, adding a unique touch to a highly derivative, but most enjoyable, blend of Krautrock styles.
The later incarnation of the band saw an all-change in the ranks, and were more of a supergroup, with other Amon Düül II people and former Gila drummer, but apart from the promising "Intro" musically they offered a rather bland Anglo-American type mainstream rock and pop. Their album is of historical interest only.
genre: proto sympho prog
quality: lossless (flac, cue, log, covers, 217 mb)
Tapestry of Delights:
This is a different band whose concept album is based on the Ten Commandments. Each track deals with a different commandment. The album, which was produced by Miki Dallon, was dominated by Bob Leaper's orchestral arrangement, but there are also some good melodies, strong vocals and organ work and powerful drumming. The best tracks are those where the orchestral arrangements are more discreet:- He Is My God, on which the melody sounds like King Crimson in places; Images, which featured strong vocals, good drumming and organ work; the mellow and melodic People and False Witness, a good progressive piece with some fine guitar leads and powerful organ. ~ (Costas Arvanitis)
Fuzz Acid & Flowers:
These recordings are the work of a Steve Cataldo (ex-Front Page Review) and the album certainly is rather interesting and highly-rated by many. The band seem to have been based in the New York/Massachusetts area.
The two sides of the album are titled "The Bastich" and "Over The Hills", which is why the latter is often referred to as the title in dealers' lists. The bonus cuts erroneously added to the reissue of the One St. Stephen album are actually by Steve Cataldo's previous outfit Front Page Review.
The U.K. See For Miles reissue label tried to buy the rights to this album but MCA deny all knowledge of the tapes!
Oddly, Whalefeather cover The Bastich on their second album! ~ (Vernon Joynson / Clark Faville / Max Waller)