Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Freebase Hyperspace"Activation Immediate" 2018 EP US Heavy Psych


Freebase Hyperspace"Activation Immediate" 2018 EP  US Heavy Psych

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Tracklist
1. Martyr 04:49 
2. Silent Voices 03:55 
3. Take it All Away 05:05 
4. Reckoning 02:49 
5. The Extremist 04:23 

Black Sheep (Lou Gramm - pre Foreigner) "Black Sheep" 1975 US Hard Rock


Black Sheep (Lou Gramm - pre Foreigner) "Black Sheep" 1975 US Hard Rock

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Black Sheep... the American version of Bad Company, featuring future Foreigner front man Lou Grammatico (aka Lou Gramm) from behind the microphone. Black Sheep's ten song blues rock self-titled LP opens with the defiant "Payin' Yer Dues". The four-minute opener from the New York based group immediately showcases Grammatico's impressive vocals, which are on display throughout the entire Black Sheep recording. Penned by Grammatico, guitarist Dan Mancuso and bassist Bruce Turgon, "A Little or a Lot" sounds so much like a Bad Co song, that the track comes off like a lost cut from Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, Boz Burrell and Simon Kirke. Before Rodgers and Kirke, joined Ralphs and Burrell in 1973, the singer and drummer were members of Free. Black Sheep close out their '75 release with a competent cover of Free's "Woman", the longest cut on offer from the LP. ....~


Lou Gramm pre-Foreigner days were rather great, working with an all-American group meant no progressive rock influences from Mick Jones (Spooky Tooth) and Ian McDonald (King Crimson/ 
McDonald & Giles). Here Blacksheep delivers leisurely blues based rock. Typical sluggish guitars and the powerhouse vocal delivery from the midget version of Robert Plant: Lou.* 
Every track kinda plows along never reaching any closure. The first FOREIGNER lp was at times based on the delivery Blacksheep did. Mick found out about Lou through his management and this album. 
Not a bad hidden classic at all. ....Kupa99 ....~


Black Sheep, a Rochester, New York-based 1970s United States rock music band, was one of vocalist Lou Gramm's early working bands (it followed Poor Heart, which broke up c. 1970). The group, which had released the single "Stick Around" in 1974, the album Black Sheep in 1975, and the album Encouraging Words in late 1975, was no longer performing when Gramm was invited by Mick Jones to join the band Foreigner in 1976. Don Mancuso and Ron Rocco were later members of CHEATER, a local hard rock band from Rochester that released a 10 inch record entitled Ten Cent Love Affair in 1980 on Mallard Records. 

Black Sheep's bass player, Bruce Turgon played on Lou Gramm's solo albums in the late 1980s (which also featured contributions from another Black Sheep alumnus, guitarist Don Mancuso) and joined Gramm in one of Foreigner's later incarnations, in 1992. Gramm continues to tour, fronting the Lou Gramm Band, whose lineup for 2004-2006 included former Black Sheep guitarist Don Mancuso (guitar/bass), along with Ben Gramm (drums), Richard Gramm (guitar), and Andy Knoll (keyboards).....~


Line Up
Lou Grammatico - vocals 
Don Mancuso - guitar 
Larry Crozier - keyboards 
Bruce Turgon - bass 
Ron Rocco - drums













Tracklist 
Payin' Yer Dues 4:08 
Broken Promises 3:20 
Woman Back Home 3:20 
Piano Prelude 1:04 
Let Me Stay 7:15 
Power To Heal 3:19 
Far Side Of The Sun 6:56 
A Little Or A Lot 3:34 
Freight Train 3:00 
Woman 8:19 

Kyklooppi ‎"Shock & Roll"1975 Finland Hard Rock


Kyklooppi ‎"Shock & Roll"1975 Finland Hard Rock

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Credits 

Acoustic Guitar – Esa Pöntynen 
Bass – Markku Larsen 
Drums – Esa Pöntynen 
Engineer – Pekka Nurmikallio 
Guitar – Matti Pöntynen 
Songwriter – Esa Pöntynen, Matti Pöntynen 
Vocals – Esa Pöntynen

Tracklist 

A1 Never Need To Worry 3:08 
A2 Saturday Night Special 4:24 
A3 Would You Like To Dance 2:56 
A4 Movin' Around 4:57 
A5 Show 4:35 
B1 It's Good Rockin' Tonight 2:17 
B2 Going Down 3:47 
B3 Hollywood Movie Screen 4:58 
B4 Keep On Hanging Around 4:05 
B5 Dixieland Queen 3:06 
B6 Another Who Made Me Weep 3:13 

Moths "Moths" 1970 original in Private Deroy label in 30 copies,reissued CD by Kissing Spell 1994 & reissued vinyl by ‎ Guerssen ‎ records 2014 UK Acid Hippie Folk


Moths  "Moths" 1970 original in Private  Deroy label in 30 copies,reissued CD by Kissing Spell 1994 & reissued vinyl by ‎ Guerssen ‎ records 2014 UK Acid Hippie Folk

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UK underground hippie acid-folk from 1970, originally released as a micro-pressing of less than 30 copies on the collectable Deroy custom label. Mellow atmosphere with acoustic guitars, flute, bongos, bass and refreshing, sincere vocals. A few self-penned tracks plus some amazing & haunting covers of people like Incredible String Band, David Ackles, Dylan, Tim Buckley, Bert Jansch… 
Rated with the 6 stars maximum rarity on Hans Pokora’s “3001 Record Collecting Dreams.” 
Remastered sound, insert with liner notes and photos. 
New cover design (the original album came in a plain white sleeve). 
“…Enchanting atmosphere and fragrant mellow vibes. Soft vocals, vivid earthy use of bongoes, and haunting flutes possess the LP in its entirety. The vocals throughout are subdued, laid-back beyond mellow...folk lost in a sleepy haze, for the beach on a warm summer's night...comforting diffused light hazily pulls the listener into dreamscapes where flutes softly cut swathes through mists with doleful but captivating sounds, crystalline clarity of sound...One of the rarest, obscurest UK releases” – Stephen Smith (Progressive Music)....~


We formed The Moths in April 1970 whilst we were second year undergraduates at Hull University . In this line-up we did about nine gigs over the next few months, including an open-air event in Hull East Park , supporting Wishbone Ash. After the summer vacation, we continued as a trio (the two guitarists and bass guitar) and did about six or seven more gigs in October/ November 1970. 
The original five-piece line-up was unexpectedly offered some recording time in the studio at Hull University 's theatre building (the Gulbenkian Centre) and made a demo tape there on 23 June 1970 . We recorded two of John Ellis's songs, plus others by Bert Jansch, Bob Dylan, Tim Buckley, David Ackles and Clive Palmer (from the original Incredible String Band). The recording session was most memorable for our (very tall) bass guitarist, John Dunn, banging his head as he entered the studio, and doing the recording in a state of mild concussion! 
The only one of us with any recording experience was Neil, who had played flute (pseudonymously) on a couple of early Ralph McTell tracks "Malcolm In The Garden" and "Factory Girl". John Beazer, our percussionist, sent the tape to Deroy Sound Service of Carnforth, Lancashire , which transferred it to vinyl LP (this was nearly 40 years ago, remember!). We had about two dozen copies pressed, and distributed them amongst friends and family. 
We thought that was the end of the story – but no…. 
A CD version of the LP, called "Heron's Daughter", was spotted on a second-hand record website in 1995, and introduced John Dunn to the world of Kissing Spell records, and eventually to getting back in touch with John Ellis and Mike Jones. 
The Kissing Spell label had got hold of one of the LP copies – we believe in a car boot sale! – from which it created KSCD 9470-f ‘Heron's Daughter', actually rather shoddily, as there is an uncorrected record-needle jump on the first track. The CD is dated 1994. 
We later learnt that one of the original LP copies sold for a 3 figure sum in a rare record sale! 
Prompted by the minor success of the ‘Heron's Daughter' CD (it's still listed on Amazon as temporarily unavailable!), John Ellis managed to contact each of us, and signed us all up for a reunion weekend in three remote cottages in the wilds of Cumbria, where we duly all arrived, with our partners, in November 2009. Although the weather was foul, the reunion was able to take place – 7 days later, the severe flooding in the Lake District would have undoubtedly led to its cancellation! 
Much to the rest of the group's disappointment, John Beazer had decided to bring his drum kit, rather than the hand drum that had been such a key part of the original Moths sound. He was feeling increasingly guilty about his error of judgement, when one of our partners spotted a pair of African style drums sitting in a recessed window sill at one end of the room. So, the Moths' sound was back in full!...The Moths....~


Credits 
Bass Guitar – John Dunn 
Flute – Neil Cawley 
Guitar – John Ellis, Mike Jones 
Percussion – John Beazer 
Vocals – John Dunn (tracks: A4), John Ellis (tracks: A1, A2, A3, A5, B1, B2, B3, B4), Mike Jones (tracks: A1, A3, A5, B2, B4, B5)


Recorded in the Gulbenkian Centre, Hull University, England, 23 June 1970, Originally release in 1970 as Deroy ABM 601

Tracklist 
I Am Lonely
The Heron
Travelling Song
I Shall Be Released
Phantasmagoria In Two
Empty Pocket Blues
Running From Home
A Stupid Song
Dreams Of Love
Be My Friend

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

The Litter ‎"Wretch" (12 Previously Unreleased 1970 Recordings) 2018 US Psych Acid Rock,Garage Rock


The Litter ‎"Wretch" (12 Previously Unreleased 1970 Recordings) 2018 US Psych Acid Rock,Garage Rock

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Vinyl LP pressing. Archive release. A very special album rescued from the vault - 12 previously unreleased 1970 recordings from American psychedelic garage rockers, The Litter! The Litter’s late ‘60s output, including the all-time classic “Action Woman,” has been hailed as some of the finest psych garage rock to come out of the States and this lost album will be welcomed with open arms by fans of vintage rock! Packaged with liner notes from original Litter drummer Tom Murray. The Litter formed in 1966 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The group recorded three albums in the late 1960s before disbanding. All of their Minneapolis recorded material was produced by Warren Kendrick, who owned the Scotty and Warick and Hexagon labels……~


• The Litter’s recordings of the late 1960s, including the all-time classic Action Woman, have been hailed as some of the best psych-garage rock singles in the US and this lost album is greeted with open arms by fans of vintage rock become!….~


Tracklist 
A1 End Of The Tape
A2 A Lost Art
A3 Trek Of The Mongoloids
A4 Today
A5 Cross-Over
B1 O-Zone
B2 Crazy Horse
B3 Space A Comin’
B4 Puff The Magic Dragon
B5 For Saddest Clowns
B6 Space A Comin’ (version 2)
B7 Puff The Magic Dragon (version 2) 





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