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If you ever believed that Kentucky only makes fried chicken, you are wrong, they are also a cradle of a short lived Prog band named PRE.
The quintet formed by Alfred Collinsworth (Acoustic guitar/vocals), Larry Collinsworth (guitars) Brian Paulson on the keyboards, Steve DeMoss (bass, vibes, glockenspiel) and the drummer Dwight Dunlap formed PRE in January, 1973 and disbanded on December of the same year, without ever releasing an album.
Now, lets be honest, this release could be considered important from an historical point of view, because it presents us an almost unknown USA band from the first Symphonic golden era, but musically could only be defined as a YES clone with a lighter edge, an effect that is boosted by the vocal similarity between Alfred Collinsworth and Jon Anderson.
Good for collectors of rarities. ~ Ivan Melgar Morey :::: Perú
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genre: heavy metal
quality: mp3 (256k, covers, size: 76 mb)
This is the story of a band whose tragic legacy could never have been predicted. Possessed were born out the thriving underground West Midlands Rock & Blues scene of the mid to late ‘60’s. This was a scene in which band- leader, Vernon Pereira, had been a key figure.The band were formed in late 1969 when Vernon teamed up (after a spell playing next to Robert Plant in The Band Of Joy) with Mick Reeves, who had been playing in (amongst other bands) Sugarstack with Al Atkins. This was the band that would eventually evolve into being the first incarnation of Judas Priest. Exploration was originally intended for releases in 1971. Due to various reasons the album never saw the light of day.The band were finally on the verge of signing a major deal, when tragedy struck. Whilst returning home from a gig in 1976, the bands van drove into a stationary petrol tanker, taking the lives of three band members :O This wouldnt have sounded out of place on Vertigo in 1971. On a heavy dark prog vibe like Necromandus and Black Widow. Not to be confused with west coast death metal band of the same name from the 80's this is better
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genre: psych pop
quality: lossless (flac, cue, cover, size: 236 mb)
Plastic Penny was a UK 1960s pop band, formed in November 1967 before splitting up in August 1968. The group had one hit single, early in 1968, with the song "Everything I Am". Most of the members went on to greater fame with other bands or in session work.
Most of the material was psychedelic pop, with leanings towards a prog rock sound on some of the band's album tracks. The majority of the material was written by three of the band members, Brian Keith, Paul Raymond and Tony Murray. Keith later left the band leaving it a quartet and Raymond took over vocal duties. Plastic Penny's output was released on the Page One Records label. The band's swansong was appearing at the first Isle of Wight Festival, held on 31 August 1968.
"Everything I Am" reached a high of number six in the UK Singles Chart. The song, enhanced with a string arrangement, was a slow ballad version of a song originally recorded by the Box Tops. It was written by Spooner Oldham and Dan Penn.
Mick Grabham (then billed as Mick Graham) moved on to play with Cochise and then Procol Harum. Keith later became the lead vocalist with The Congregation, who share the "one-hit wonder" tag with Plastic Penny. Raymond replaced Christine Perfect in Chicken Shack and later played several spells with the long-lived rock band, UFO. Nigel Olsson became an in-demand session musician, most notably drumming on much of Elton John's early work and back with him from 2001. He also worked with the Spencer Davis Group, Uriah Heep, Kiki Dee, Neil Sedaka, Rod Stewart and Leo Sayer.
The group's third and final album, Heads I Win, Tails You Lose was a collage of the band's more obscure recordings, issued after the group had disbanded.
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quality: mp3 (320k, covers, size: 74 mb)
In June 1967, the new line-up of Petards formed. Arno Dittrich a new man sitting on drum set, which is sometimes traded in those days as the best drummer in Germany. The Petards win the talent competition of the SWF, and soon released their first LP 'A Deeper Blue'.
Their single 'Shoot me up to the moon' placed on number one SWF charts, the successor of 'Golden Glass' is not be beaten.
The Petards recognized that not only the music but also important for their image.
In 1968, their second LP 'The Petards' with the number-one hits "Pretty Liza' and 'Misty Iceland' published. The band is touring through Germany and offices also have some concerts in the then CSSR.
1969, The Petards in the pop-poll survey conducted by the 'Musik Express' in the category 'Best New Group' Personalia in the first place. Your LP placed in the category 'LP of the Year' at the 1st place.
The Petards performed under pseudonyms. Under the name 'Zonk' they covered closed for the album 'Creedence Clearwater Revival hits Done By A Group Called Zonk'. This album was released in Germany, USA, Canada, Japan and Australia. Under the pseudonym 'Flittermouse' were published two singles with the CCR cover songs 'Suzie Q' and 'Lodi' and 'Fortunate Son' and. A very rare LP of the Petards -Vermuchtnisses is the solo album of Horst Ebert, in 1971 tried as a singer / songwriter and under the name 'Johannes' 'First Album' of only 100 copies.
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