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    Main » 2014 » August » 07

    Flash ~ 1973 ~ Out Of Our Handsgenre: prog
    country: uk
    audio: lossless (flac, cue, log, scans)
    time: 34'04" size: 225 mb

    01. Open sky 0:40
    02. None the wiser (King) 3:20
    03. Farewell number one (Pawn) 1:40
    04. Man of honnor (Knight) 4:45
    05. Dead ahead (Queen) 4:41
    06. The Bishop 4:21
    07. Psychosync (Escape) 4:53
    08. Manhattan morning (Christmas '72) 6:25
    09. Shadows (It's you) 3:20

    Peter Banks / guitars, Moog & Arp synths, banjo, backing vocals 
    Ray Bennett / bass, piano, clavinet, Mellotron, Arp synth, accoustic guitar, banjo, backing vocals 
    Colin Carter / lead vocals 
    Micheal Hough / drums, congas, tablas

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    the Flamin' Groovies ~ 1971 ~ Teenage Headgenre: garage
    country: us
    audio: lossless (flac, cue, log, scans)
    time: 1:00'35" size: 443 mb


    01. High Flyin' Baby 3:31
    02. City Lights 4:25
    03. Have You Seen My Babe ? 2:53
    04. Yesterday's Numbers 3:59
    05. Teenage Head 2:52
    06. 32-20 2:05
    07. Evil Hearted Ada 3:21
    08. Doctor Boogie 2:33
    09. Whiskey Woman 4:47

    10. Shakin' All Over 6:05
    11. That'll Be The Day 2:23
    12. Louie Louie 6:49
    13. Walkin' The Dog 3:41
    14. Scratch My Back 4:51
    15. Carol 3:15
    16. Going Out Theme 3:05

    Cyril Jordan - guitar, vocals
    Roy Loney - guitar, vocals
    Tim Lynch - guitar
    George Alexander - bass guitar
    Danny Mihm - drums
    Jim Dickinson - piano

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    The Flame ~ 1970 ~ The Flamegenre: rock
    country: south africa
    audio: lossless (ape, cue, log, scans)
    time: 38'36" size: 209 mb

    The Flames was a musical group from Durban in South Africa. The band was originally formed in 1963 by guitarist Steve Fataar, bassist Brother Fataar (real name Edries Fataar), drummer George Faber and guitarist Eugene Champion. However, this line-up would only be together to record a couple of songs. Ricky Fataar replaced George Faber as the band's drummer around 1964 and Edries Fredericks replaced Eugene Champion as the guitarist. Baby Duval briefly replaced Edries Fredericks in 1967, although it is unclear whether he was involved in any of the recordings that were released. Blondie Chaplin then replaced Baby Duval in 1967. This was to be the line-up from 1967 until their demise as a group in 1970.
    Steve Fataar has confirmed that Baby Duval is featured as a performer on the Flames second album That's Enough, which was released in early 1967.
    In 1970, they recorded the only non-Beach Boys album on the Brother records label, produced by Carl Wilson under the name "The Flame" (to avoid confusion with James Brown's The Famous Flames).
    In 1972 Ricky Fataar and Blondie Chaplin joined The Beach Boys.

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    the Five Day Week Straw People ~ 1968 ~ the Five Day Week Straw Peoplegenre: psych, mod
    country: uk
    audio: lossless (ape, cue, log, scans)
    time: 1:07'33" size: 381 mb

    The Five Day Week Straw People were a one-off, studio-only British psychedelic band that did one rare album in late 1967 (actually released in 1968) for the budget Saga label. Its ten songs were loosely centered around the concept of a typical weekend in the life of typical working British people. For a fee of 25 pounds per musician, the Five Day Week Straw People -- comprised of singer/guitarist John Du Cann (of the obscure psychedelic pop group the Attack, who did four singles for Decca), bassist Mick Hawksworth, and drummer Jack Collins -- were assembled. The album was recorded in about four hours in a London schoolroom, a remarkable achievement given that Collins had not heard any of the songs prior to the session. 
    While the album (simply titled The Five Day Week Straw People) has attracted some fanatical praise among collectors, it's average-period British psychedelia. It leans a little more toward heavy rock than toward mod, although there are some strong pop elements in the vocal harmonies and the British storytelling lyricism. At times, it's reminiscent of the most pop-oriented material that Cream recorded. The same could be said of some of the stuff done by Andromeda, the group that Du Cann, Hawksworth, and Collins decided to found after cutting The Five Day Week Straw People, although Andromeda was definitely in a heavier, hard rock vein. A two-fer featuring The Five Day Week Straw People and The Attack was reissued on CD by Angel Air in 2000, with nine unreleased songs by the Attack added as bonus tracks. ~ Richie Unterberger, Rovi

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    the Five Americans ~ 1966 ~ I See The Lightgenre: beat
    country: us
    audio: lossless (flac tracks, no cue & log, scans)
    time: 35'03" size: 216 mb

    1. I See the Light 2:10
    2. The Losing Game 2:35
    3. Goodbye 3:07
    4. I Know They Lie 2:52
    5. Twist and Shout 2:04
    6. She's-A-My-Own 1:50
    7. The Train 3:12
    8. It's a Crying Shame 2:29
    9. I'm So Glad 2:16
    10. Don't Blame Me 2:05
    11. The Outcast 2:11
    12. What'd I Say 2:41
    13. The Train (Unissued Alt. Version) 3:02
    14. Good Times (Unissued Alt. Version) 2:28

    JOHN DURRILL    drms, keyb'ds
    NORMAN EZELL    bs, gtr
    JIM GRANT    gtr, bs
    MIKE RABON    ld gtr, vcls
    JIMMY WRIGHT    vcls, drms

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    Fit & Limo ~ 1998 ~ The Serpent Unrolledgenre: psych, folk
    country: germany
    audio: lossless (flac, cue, log, cover)
    time: 52'46" size: 258 mb

    Fit & Limo is a couple of multi-instrumentalists folk artists from Bavaria (Germany). They started their career back in the seventies as an acid folk rock formation. Their sound is in the tradition of the Incredible String Band influences. Today the duet explores "world", ethnic harmonies & traditional acoustic instruments. Compositions provide an important variety of dreamy folk sections including a heavy use of sitar. This is for fans of fusion music and kraut-folk, mixing psych rock to chamber folk, "ethnic" arrangements. A large community of musicians accompany the band in this adventure; also involved into numerous side projects (the religious "the god box" and the more rock sounded "Discolor".). From their retrospective (1983-88) to the recent inspired kraut-folk "Terra Incognita" (2004) the band has brilliantly brought folk rock on new territories.

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    Fifty Foot Hose ~ 1968 ~ Cauldron...Plusgenre: psych, avant
    country: us
    audio: lossless (flac, cue, log, covers)
    time: 1:05'22" size: 356 mb

    Fuzz Acid & Flowers:
    Cork Marcheschi, the creative force behind Fifty Foot Hose, grew up in the Bay Area and developed a taste for both R&B and avantgarde music - Edgar Varese was an early influence. After finishing high-school in 1963, he formed a garage band called the Hide-A-Ways with guitarist Jim Flannery (Marcheschi played bass). The band soon changed name to the Ethix and played constantly around the Bay Area between 1964-66. They recorded the notoriously atonal Bad Trip single in the bathroom of Cork's mother's house but the band ended in early 1967 when the band played Las Vegas where two of the members were found to be under-age.
    Cork's interest in avant-garde music prompted him to build his very own musical "instrument" with two audio generators, two theremins, and various other sonic-distortion devices - a bit like the one Simeon used in the Silver Apples. He teamed with guitarist and fellow experimental music-enthusiast David Blossom who brought in his wife, Nancy, as vocalist. A second guitarist, Larry Evans, was added and former Ethix-member, Gary Doos, played drums to complete the original lineup of Fifty Foot Hose. Doos soon left and a couple of other drummers were tried before settling on Kim Kimsey for good. Meanwhile Cork gave up bass to devote himself to the electronics and Terry Hansley was brought in to take up bass duties.

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    the Federals ~ 1965 ~ Solist: Tony Boltongenre: beat
    country: uk
    audio: lossless (flac, cue, log, covers)
    time: 32'08" size: 193 mb
    misc: vinyl rip

    Tapestry of Delights:
    A beat group from Watford whose 45s do not arouse much interest among collectors. Some songs are instrumentals. Tony Kaye was later in Winston's Fumbs and Yes.
    Compilation appearances have included: Twilight Time on Rare 60's Beat Treasures, Vol. 2 (CD); Marlena on 60's Back Beat (LP).

    01. Rock and roll music 2:30
    02. Oh ! Pretty woman 2:59
    03. World without love 2:49
    04. She loves you 2:23
    05. Always something there 2:47
    06. Love, love, love  2:50

    07. Long tall sally 2:04
    08. Applejack  1:59
    09. Memphis-Tennessee 2:33
    10. Will you love me to-morrow  3:06
    11. Please please me  1:54
    12. What’d I say 4:14

    Bass – Michael Bush
    Drums – Guy Sheppard
    Guitar – Brian Hawkins
    Keyboards – Tony Kaye
    Trumpet – Frank Milne
    Vocals – Frank Milne (tracks: A2, A5, A6, B5), Tony Bolton

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    Fat Mattress ~ 1970 ~ Fat Mattress IIgenre: psych, folk
    country: uk
    audio: lossless (flac, cue, log, scans)
    time: 1"06'01" size: 449 mb

    01. The Storm 4:14
    02. Anyway You Want 3:48
    03. Leafy Lane 2:51
    04. Naturally 3:02
    05. Roamin' 4:20
    06. Happy My Love 3:43
    07. Childhood Dream 3:20
    08. She 2:36
    09. Highway 4:24
    10. At The Ball 4:11
    11. People 4:01

    12. Hall Of Kings 5:33
    13. Long Red 4:21
    14. Words 4:14
    15. The River 17:11

    Neil Landon – vocals, production
    Jimmy Leverton – bass, vocals, production
    Eric Dillon – drums, production
    Steve Hammond – guitar, production
    Mick Weaver – keyboards, production

    Additional :
    Noel Redding – guitar on tracks 2, 4, 5, 6, 10, & 11

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    Fate ~ 1968 ~ Sgt. Deathgenre: psych
    country: us
    audio: lossless (flac, cue, log, scans)
    time: 37'06" size: 217 mb

    Jay Sneider's first band The Electrons came together in Saco, Maine in 1963. They soon changed their name to The Id and would release two 45s that have become highly prized by collector's, the second as Euphoria's Id to differentiate them from several other Ids around at that time. Around 1967 Sneider (now Snyder) and drummer Skip Smith formed Fate. The album was recorded in 1968 under the guidance of Thomas Jefferson Kaye at Studio 3 in New York. Still the band's production company (Elephant 5) chose to pass on the offer, nothing further happened and a disillusioned band went their separate ways. Such a shame; this is an accomplished opus and so evocative of its time. The mood is reflective, often sombre, but also confrontational (as in the overtly anti-Vietnam title track). Stylistically it varies from baroque-rock with psychy flashes to hard melodic rock, and a strong hint of The Doors on the more introspective cuts. The latter comparison used to irritate Jay Snyder but the setting, key and timbre of Frank Youngblood's vocals makes this unavoidable.  Jay Snyder recounts his musical odyssey and the stories behind his songs in revealing detail on both CD and LP. A very welcome and recommended release. Incidentally, the opening track on the original demo album, Prelude, was omitted from the reissues as it was not recorded by Fate, instead being put together by their producer. An article in Billboard magazine in October 1968 reported that "Fate's demonstration discs are being played on three radio stations in New York", but the only original copy so far to turn up has a mastering date of February 1969 etched in the vinyl trail-off.

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    Don Fardon ~ 1968 ~ Lament Of The Cherokee Indian Reservation + 1970 ~ I've Paid My Duesgenre: r&b
    country: uk
    audio: lossless (flac, cue, log, scans)
    time: 54'53" size: 339 mb

    Tapestry of Delights:
    Fardon's real name was Don Maughn and he was born in Coventry and first caught the public eye as lead singer of The Sorrows. After their demise he had a soul act called Don Fardon and The Soul Machine, which had a good reputation as a live band. Then he embarked on a solo career enjoying a major hit with Indian Reservation and a minor hit with Belfast Boy.

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    Family ~ 1973 ~ It's Only A Moviegenre: prog, psych
    country: uk
    audio: lossless (flac, cue, log, scans)
    time: 42'09" size: 237 mb

    01. It's Only A Movie 5:11
    02. Leroy 5:42
    03. Buffet Tea For Two 5:19
    04. Boom Bang 3:02
    05. Boots N Roots 5:01
    06. Banger (instrumental) 3:07
    07. Sweet Desiree 3:44
    08. Suspicion 3:24
    09. Check Out 4:31
    10. Hometown 3:09

    Jim Cregan - bass
    John "Charlie" Whitney - guitar, banjo
    Tony Ashton - keyboards, vocals
    Rob Townsend - drums, percussion
    Roger Chapman - vocals

    Peter Hope-Evans - harmonica on "Leroy"
    Del Newman - string and horn arrangements

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    Fruupp ~ 1974 - The Prince Of Heaven Eyes + 1975 ~ Modern Mascaradesgenre: prog
    country: uk
    audio: lossless (ape, cue, log, scans)
    time: 1:17'34" size: 302 mb

    01. It's All Up Now 7:22
    02. Prince Of Darkness 3:50
    03. Jaunting Car 2:25
    04. Annie Austere 5:14
    05. Knowing You 2:46
    06. Crystal Brook 7:59
    07. The Perfect Wish 9:50
    [Prince Of Heaven (3:31)]

    Peter Farrelly / bass, flute, vocals 
    Martin Foye / drums, percussion 
    Stephen Houston / keyboards, oboe, vocals 
    Vincent McCusker / acoustic & electric guitars, vocals

    08. Misty Morning Way 6:56
    09. Masquerading With Dawn 7:17
    [Germenghast (10:46)]
    10. Mystery Might 8:22
    11. Why 4:10
    12. Janet Planet 2:57
    13. Sheba's Song 8:26

    Peter Farrelly / bass, flute, vocals 
    Martin Foye / drums, percussion 
    John Mason / keyboards, vibes, vocals 
    Vincent McCusker / acoustic & electric guitars, vocals

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    the Freedom ~ 1968 ~ Nerosubiancogenre: psych
    country: uk
    audio: lossless (flac, cue, log, scans)
    time: 1:04'25" size: 302 mb

    Tapestry of Delights :
    A heavy rock group who had a good live act but whose albums were rather mundane. The best track on Through The Years (the US edition) was Freestone, the opener. The title cut, Get Yourself Together and London City were competent but unexceptional heavy rock tracks, whilst Thanks was mellow and more mainstream. The final track, Toe Grabber, was based on boring guitar riffs. By the time of their final effort for Vertigo in 1972 they'd veered towards country-rock!
    Bobby Harrison had previously banged the skins for Procol Harum and went on to perform vocal duties with Snafu. Ray Royer had played guitar in Procol Harum. They formed Freedom when they were given a generous out of court financial settlement to leave Procol Harum because they were considered to be incompatible with the rest of the band's sound.
    Prior to their first UK album they put out an album called At Last, which was only released in Germany (Metronome MLP 15371) 1970 and in France on (Byg 529325) 1970. This is reputed to contain some good slices of psychedelia. During the Winter of 1967/8 Freedom (Harrison, Royer, Mike Lease (keyb'ds) and Steve Shirley (bs, vcls) were invited to contribute to the Soundtrack of the film 'Nerosubianco' ('The Attraction'), which was masterminded by noted Italian producer Dino De Laurentiis. The resulting album has now been issued in the UK by Tenth Planet and sounding similar to Procol Harum or instrumentally to early Traffic is worth a listen.

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    Fotheringay ~ 1971 ~ Fotheringay 2genre: folk
    country: uk
    audio: lossless (ape, cue, log, scans)
    time: 49'47" size: 319 mb

    Wiki :
    Fotheringay 2 is the second album by the group formed by Sandy Denny after she left Fairport Convention in 1969. Fotheringay disbanded in January 1971, during sessions for a this projected second album.

    "John the Gun" (Sandy Denny) - 5.07
    "Eppie Moray" - 4.45
    "Wild Mountain Thyme" - 3.51
    "Knights of the Road" (Trevor Lucas/Pete Roach) - 4.10
    "Late November" (Sandy Denny) - 4.40
    "Restless" (Trevor Lucas/Pete Roach) - 2.48
    "Gypsy Davey" - 3.42
    "I Don't Believe You" (Bob Dylan) - 4.45
    "Silver Threads and Golden Needles" (Dick Reynolds/Jack Rhodes) - 4.30
    "Bold Jack Donahue" - 7.38
    "Two Weeks Last Summer" (Dave Cousins) - 3.51

    All tracks credited to Trad. arr. Fotheringay except where noted

    Sandy Denny - guitar, piano, vocals
    Trevor Lucas - guitar, vocals
    Jerry Donahue - guitar, vocals
    Pat Donaldson - bass, vocals
    Gerry Conway - drums
    Linda Thompson - vocals

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    Finch ~ 1975 ~ Glory Of The Inner Forcegenre: prog
    country: netherlands
    audio: lossless (ape tracks, no cue, log, scans)
    time: 49'50" size: 298 mb

    Scented Gardens Of Mind :
    Vink and Klaasse had previously played in Q65, a very different group to Finch. All three albums were full of complex instrumental progressive rock, living up to your best or worst expectations of this genre. Obviously Focus influenced them a lot, but Finch were more powerful with greater emphasis on heavy guitars and synthesizers. You'll find an abundance of pompous melodic arrangements but few coherent melodies.

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