viernes, 12 de agosto de 2011

GRAHAM BOND ORGANISATION - Live at Klooks Kleek [UK 1965]

Live recording from the legendary 'Klook's Kleek' from October 1964.

THE UNHEARD OF - Metaphysical Carnival [USA 1999] double single

Band from Richfield,Wisconsin offers 4 tracks (in two separete 7"s) of snarling,dark and psychedelic garage rock.


SPIRIT - Eventide [USA 1968-1970]

SPIRIT Eventide consisting primarily of previously unissued outtakes from 2 albums, 'Clear' and 'Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus', recorded between 1968 and 1970,

jueves, 11 de agosto de 2011

OSCAR & THE MAJESTICS - No Chance Baby! [USA garage 1963-1968] Sundazed 2011

Gary, Indiana is not a town known for being a rock & roll hot spot, so Oscar & The Majestics' status as the best band in town in the mid-'60s might not seem like much, but the recordings they left behind suggest they could have moved to a number of bigger, cooler cities and still been close to the top of the heap. Leader Oscar Hamod has a voice that capably fused soul and garage rock influences, his fierce, agile guitar work roared with energy and attitude, and his backing combo -- Robert Wheeler on rhythm guitar, Sam Hamod on bass, Vince Jacim on drums -- was a rock-solid rhythm section that could also deliver great harmonies. Oscar & the Majestics cut a handful of fine tunes for Chicago's USA Records label, which were included on Sundazed Records' 2009 collection 2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60s Garage & Psychedelia from USA and Destination Records; on No Chance, Baby!, Sundazed fills the gaps in the band's history by including all their USA releases, as well as the singles the band released on their own label, delivering everything they released in the decade. This collection follows the Majestics as they evolved from R&B and blue-eyed soul into tougher rock & roll material, ending with their proto-psychedelic cover of "House of the Rising Sun." Despite the presence of red-hot covers of "I Can't Explain" and "Soul Finger," originals dominate this collection, though you might not guess that on first listen; while Oscar & the Majestics were clearly a talented band, their songwriting was quite derivative, and "Why-O" bears a certain resemblance to "Stranded in the Jungle," "I Feel Good" favors "Til the End of the Day," "Fanny Brown" pretty much is "Farmer John," and "Come on Willie" could pass for a speeded-up "Hang on Sloopy" in dim light. But if the band didn't have a gift for dreaming up great riffs, they could play the hell out of anything they approached, and No Chance, Baby proves that Gary's finest were one of the great acts on the Midwest teen scene in the mid-'60s. If you dig pre-psych raunch played with fire and precision, this will earn a favored spot on your personal playlist.

Oscar & the Majestics - Demo

jueves, 4 de agosto de 2011

LORD ROCHESTER - Asturian Sessions [2011]

Formed in Scotland in 2007, Lord Rochester is probably the best and most genuine pure ‘n’ primitive rhythm & blues combo from the British scene in the last years. Their sound, obviously inspired by the raw late 50’s Chess sound -especially Bo Diddley- is a breath of fresh air, full of energy and great savoir faire.
The band is commanded by the legendary Russ Wilkins (Pop Rivets, Milshakes, The Wildebeests) on guitar and vocals and crewed by the charming Lady Muck on bass and vocals, and the elegant Siberian Tim on drums and vocals. From their influences the sound of this original trio is surprising and authentic, and they have convinced the majority of the underground scene. After a successfull spell in London and Scottish pubs, they released their first album, Hey! In May’09. Their performances guarantee passion, a great sound and elegance.


HUMAN SWITCHBOARD - Who's landing in my hangar [USA 1981]

The Human Switchboard formed in 1977 when Bob Pfeifer met Myrna Marcarian at Syracuse University. They spent that summer back in Cleveland, where Pfeifer grew up. They, along with drummer Ron Metz, recorded an EP of four songs, enlisting David Thomas of Pere Ubu to mix the tapes. The EP was self released during that fall............ an IRS label subsidiary name Faulty Products signed the Human Switchboard to what was to become their only studio LP. It was aptly named 'Who's Landing in My Hangar'. The two tracks recorded for Rough Trade ('Who's Landing in My Hangar?' and 'I Can Walk Alone') were included along with eight newer tunes. The bass playing chores on the new songs was shared among two players, Paul Hamann the studio engineer and the newest band member, Steve Calabria.