jueves, 30 de julio de 2015

THE VON TRAP FAMILY - Studio Games [UK psychedelic punk 1979-80] 2010 Bevis Frond

This collects the three studio sessions recorded by the Von Trap Family in 1979 and 1980, including the three tracks released as the Brand New Thrill EP. Featuring Nick Saloman, later to go on to fame and fortune as the Bevis Frond, the Von Traps were conceived as a psychedelic punk band. 

The Von Trap Family

viernes, 24 de julio de 2015

SYNOD - Nobody's Jukebox [USA xian garage psych 1972]

Rare Chicago-area private press LP with some great mellow folky rock tracks and some awesome funky vamps. As seen in the Acid Archives.


sábado, 18 de julio de 2015

HAVENSTREET - The End of the Line - Perspectives [UK folk rock 1974-1979] 2014 Sommor 2 cds

In the early-mid 70s Havenstreet recorded a couple of albums which circulated as private cassettes among friends and relatives. In 1977, Havenstreet released "The End Of The Line", a self-released album in a private edition of 250 copies. It was collection of very English songs with evocative, literate lyrics and a stunning progressive folk-rock sound. 

A new album called "Perspectives" (Tracks 14-25) which presents the best tracks from the privately pressed cassettes The Autumn Wind (1974) and Transition (1976) plus rehearsal recordings for The End of the Line (1975/1976) and previously unreleased recordings for the group's projected fourth album (1979), which was never completed. These amazing tracks range from electric acid-folk to Barrett-esque psych-pop, pastoral folk and Caravan styled prog-rock. 


lunes, 13 de julio de 2015

The Best of The Gratufl Dead - 2015 Rhino

Grateful Dead is a social and musical phenomenon that grew into a genuine American treasure. In 1965 an entire generation was linked together by common ideals, gathering by the hundreds and thousands. This movement created a seamless connection between the band and its fans. As the band toured, Dead Heads would follow. Not because it was a part of popular culture, but because it is a true counterculture that exists to this very day-one that earnestly believes in the value of its beliefs. By 1995 Grateful Dead had attracted the most concert goers in the history of the music business, and today remain one of the all-time leaders in concert ticket sales. Eventually, the caravan evolved into a community with various artists, craftsmen and entrepreneurs supplying a growing demand for merchandise that connected them to the music. Today, the connection is as strong as ever.

The Best of The Grateful Dead includes songs from all the studio albums in the band's discography, along with one non-album single "Dark Star", recorded in 1968 as a part of the "Anthem of the Sun" studio sessions.

CROSBY, STILL, NASH & YOUNG - CSNY 1974 [2014 Rhino]

CSNY 1974 is the nineteenth album by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, their seventh in the quartet configuration, and their fifth live album, the third as a foursome. Issued on Rhino Records in 2014, it consists of concert material recorded in 1974 on the band's tour during the summer of that year.


martes, 7 de julio de 2015

THE CITY BLUES - Blues for Lawrence Street [1967]

Ultra-rare private garage psych blues rock LP from California. Killing Floor/ Fleetwood Mac/ Quicksilver vein. Only released as promo, under 500 copies made. 

The City Blues

jueves, 2 de julio de 2015

IRON LUNG - High Bail 1975

Rare bluesy psych private press on Chicago's K.D.R. Records