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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Robert Savage ‎"The Adventures Of Robert Savage Vol. 1"1971 US Psych Hard Rock










Robert Savage ‎" The Adventures Of Robert Savage Vol. 1"1971 US Psych Hard Rock 
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“The Adventures of Robert Savage” is a very obscure psychedelic rock band from the 70’s that hailed from California. There is a lot of heavy fuzz guitar here, excellent riffs and far-out solos, that this guy was obviously heavily influenced by the great Jimi Hendrix. 
The band consisted of three members. In 1971 they released an album called The Adventures Of Robert Savage, Vol. 1.Robert Savage was obviously influenced by Hendrix and his album is recommended to fans of hard rock trios with inventive guitar parts. It comes in an unusual mediaeval style cover featuring a dragon……. 

Released by Paramount Records, 1971’s “The Adventures of Robert Savage, Volume 1” is one of those albums that initially doesn’t seem to have a great deal going for it. The first time I spun it quickly faded into background noise. Luckily I dumped it into an ‘also ran’ pile that I came back to a couple of months later. Mind you, this set won’t change your life in any way, but namesake singer/guitarist Savage, bassist Don Parish and drummer Tommy Richards turned in what is a pretty impressive set of Hendrix-inspired hard rock and white boy blues. Whomever he was, material such as 'Amy (The Insane)’ and the instrumental 'Road Apples’ demonstrated that Savage was a pretty decent guitarist. On the other hand lyrically tracks such as 'Beaver Baby’, ’ A Hard One’ and 'Seven Days Drunk’ weren’t exactly Pulitzer Prize noteworthy, though they were goofy enough to be worth hearing (check out 'Amy (The Insane)’). It all comes together in the form of the bizarre 'Save Us from the Cyclops’….BadCat Records……… 

The Adventures Of Robert Savage is a very obscure psychedelic rock band from the 70’s that hailed from Californ-i-a. There is a lot of heavy fuzz guitar here, excellent riffs and far-out solos, that this guy was obviously heavily influenced by the great Jimi Hendrix…………. 

Don Parish (Bass, Vocals) 
Robert Savage (Guitars, Vocals) 
Tommy Richards (Drums) 

Tracklist 
A1 Beaver Baby 3:05 
A2 Milk Run 3:10 
A3 Don’t Run And Hide 4:03 
A4 A Hard One 3:19 
A5 7 Days Drunk 4:29 
B1 Save Us From The Cyclops 5:46 
B2 Amy 3:55 
B3 Lonely World 3:08 
B4 Road Apples 4:24 

Fat “Footloose” 1976 US Acid Psych Blues Rock







Fat  “Footloose” 1976 US Psych Blues Rock
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In the wake of being dropped from their recording contract by RCA the band returned to Massachusetts where they continued to plug away playing the club circuit through the late-1970s. Over the next six years the band underwent a series of personnel changes. Guitarist James Kaminski quit in 1974 and was replaced by singer Peter Newland’s brother Christopher Newland. Drummer William Benjamin was next to go, replaced by William Perry and percussionist Eduardo Vates. 

Six years after the release of the debut album, Fat returned with their self-financed 1976 sophomore set - “Footloose”. Produced by Ed Begley and released on their own Dream Merchant label, the album found the band trying to adapt to changing public tastes. With the exception of ‘Footloose and Fancy Free’ and 'Dirty Money’ which judging by the songwriting credits were apparently older Fat MK I selections, much of the album reflected a mixture of more commercial and polished, mid-1970s AOR sounds. These guys were too talented to turn in a horrible album and if you could get over their more commercial leanings, tracks like bar band rocker 'Down Home Girl’ and 'Get It While It’s Hot’ certainly weren’t bad. 'Course, the lite-jazzy instrumental 'Bistro City’ was almost criminal. Peter Newland’s voice and smart songwriting remained the band’s strengths (okay, the country-Caribbean lilted 'Highway Angel’ was pretty bad, but this time around songwriting chores were shared across the whole group, diluting the overall effect. The overall effect was that of a group trying to cover all of their bases living in fear they might not get a third change. Say 50% enjoyable, which meant it wasn’t nearly as stunning as the debut. Not a real rarity, but finding s copy in decent shape is surprisingly difficult to locate….by… RDTEN1 ...

Indie label release by Western Massachusetts' Fat, six years after the first self-titled album was released. Two original members left and were replaced (lead guitar and drums). This is a more polished (slick?) rock-n-roll record than their first album with less adventuresome arrangements and more upbeat and danceable tunes. Newland's vocals are just as strong as ever but his lyrics are less poetic and existential. A solid record. Get it While It's Hot is the highlight, starting side two, a longer high energy song with a great guitar solo. Bistro City is an interesting jazz-funk instrumental song with Newland on flute....by...The Dragonfly .........

Tracklist 
A1 Footloose And Fancy Free 3:50 
A2 Dirty Money 
Written By – W. Benjamin 
3:46 
A3 Highway Angel 3:59 
A4 Bistro City 
Written-By – W. Perry* 
3:54 
A5 Down Home Girl 
Written By – Lieber/Butler 
3:35 
B1 Get It While It's Hot 6:38 
B2 (You Make Me Nervous) 5:00 
B3 It Was An Elegant Time 3:50 
B4 Immediate Woman 3:47 

Granmax "A Ninth Alive" 1976 + "Kiss Heaven Goodbye" 1978 US Private Hard Rock

Granmax  "A Ninth Alive" 1976 + "Kiss Heaven Goodbye"  1978 US Private Hard Rock 
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Granmax “A Ninth Alive” US 1976 

debut album from Omaha (Nebraska). The band was formed in late 1975 by brothers McCorkle and Steve Meyers. All three had previously been dismissed from their previous bands for indiscipline, lateness and absenteeism rehearsals. But then the guys got down to business, and in 1976 recorded their first album «A Ninth Alive» in the style of hard rock…… ~

Omaha, Nebraska was home to 70’s hard rock quartet Granmax. Formed in early 1975, the band gained quite a bit of exposure throughout the midwest which culminated in the release of “A Ninth Alive” on Pacific Records in 1976. By the end of the year, the band signed with Panama Records and their debut was reissued to reasonable success in the region. The band tirelessly gigged throughout the midwest for nearly two years, picking up slots on numerous tours before the addition of frontman, Nick Christopher. 
Revived and rejuvenated, the band entered the studio in early 1978 to record their sophomore album, “Kiss Heaven Goodbye”. With a clearly harder edged sound, the band once again saturated the midwest with promotional gigs and a full tour, but audiences just weren’t biting. The band returned to the studio to cut a third album, but things began to unravel during the sessions and Granmax came to a screeching halt before it could be completed. The post breakup activities of the members is unknown. 
One listen to this album and you’ll be scratching your head wondering why there’s so much fervor over Granmax. Most likely it is due to their legendary followup album from 1978, as this release is a rather pedestrian exercise in one dimensional hard rock. Sure the musicianship is tight enough and the production isn’t all that horrible, but the songwriting is terribly unoriginal and plodding. The average vocals do virtually nothing to help either. To their credit, there are many ideas that begin so well, only to fall flat by their conclusion. Ranging from hard boogie to folk rock to proto metal, Granmax never quite manage to manifest their ideas into anything memorable. However, since their 2nd album seems to get all of the attention online, it’s only fair to offer up this relic for your judgement……~

Personnel: 

Steve Meyers — guitar, vocals 
Tim McCorkle — bass, vocals 
Lewis McCorkle — drums 

Tracklist 

A1 Take You Away 4:41 
A2 U.S. Is Coming Around 3:47 
A3 Crumbling Towers 3:43 
A4 Bankrs Bar 4:30 
A5 Find A New Day 3:20 
B1 Out On The Tide 3:56 
B2 Ceiling Wall 4:35 
B3 Gltter Boots Boogie 3:47 
B4 Let Me Know 3:20 
B5 Letters To Myself 4:45 






Granmax "Kiss Heaven Goodbye" 1978 

In 1978, "Granmax" decided to take a separate frontman Nick Christopher and in this lineup they come to the studio to record a new work "Kiss Heaven Goodbye". This album, with more high-speed riffs, acoustic passages and good songs, is considered the best in the group's short career. He was highly praised by critics and listeners. With this work they go on a big tour and take part in a big show on the same stage with such giants of the time as "Rush", "Kansas", Ted Nugent. After the end of the tour, it was planned to record the third album, but because of the disagreements that arose during the recording, it was never completed. After that, the group ceased its activities. Guitarist Steve Myers worked as a session musician for a long time, and in 2005 he appeared in the Canadian metal band "Among The Betrayed"...~

Members: 
Nick Christopher [Chaz Nikias] (lead vocals, percussion) 
Louis McCorkle (drums, percussion) 
Steve Myers (guitar, vocals) 
Tim McCorkle (bass, vocals)

1. Mistress of Eternity 4:21 
2. Dream Woman 2:51 
3. Daughter of Hell 4:41 
4. It's Worth the Wait 3:05 
5. Prince of the Southern Ice 4:31 
6. This Life's for Me 4:52 
7. Respected Man 3:30 
8. Travels of Tim 3:31




Cobraa “Cobraa” 1974 Germany Prog Art Rock

Cobraa  “Cobraa” 1974 Germany Prog Art Rock
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Melodic Progressive from Germany. By sound and aesthetics is close to prog and psychedelic commands of the late 60's. A lot of electroorganism. Of course, they would play in 1968-69 ... But still nice!




Credits 

Drums, Percussion, Vocals – Bernd Kliemt 
Lead Guitar, Vocals – Wolfgang Hausmann 
Lead Vocals, Bass, Flute – Rolf Sondermann 
Lead Vocals, Guitar, Lyrics By [Responsible For Texts] – Klaus Sebastian 
Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Harmonica – Friedel Ahrens 
Strings [Arrangment] – Werner Dies 






Tracklist 
A1 Intro 1:40 
A2 Woman Woman 4:54 
A3 Golden Time 3:59 
A4 Marilyn 4:16 
A5 No Friend In My Time 6:65 
B1 Take A Look At Love 3:23 
B2 She Understands 3:51 
B3 You Can't Do It Alone 4:36 
B4 Old Tom Cat 2:53 
B5 Do You Like It 4:13 

Saint Jacques “Saint Jacques” 1970 Canada Psych Folk Rock







Saint Jacques “Saint Jacques” 1970 Canada Psych Folk Rock
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Members 
Peter Derge (guitar, piano, flute, violin, vocals), Dave Kaufmann (guitar, vocals), Rolfe Wyer (guitar, vocals) 

Tracklist 
A1 Rubies 4:01 
A2 Susan 2:50 
A3 Recollections Of A Lost Childhood 3:00 
A4 A Castle Of Sand 2:31 
A5 Sword Of My Sorrow 2:55 
A6 The Young Girl (Kathy’s Song) 3:16 
B1 She’s Beautiful 2:25 
B2 The Saga Of Trail Blazin’ Dave 2:46 
B3 Peter’s Song 2:26 
B4 But It’s True 4:07 
B5 Say What You Believe 4:04 

Guelewar “Touki Ba Banjul : Acid Trip From Banjul To Dakar” 1979-1982 CD Compilation 2012 Gambia Psych,Afro,Funk




Guelewar “Touki Ba Banjul : Acid Trip From Banjul To Dakar” 1979-1982  CD Compilation 2012  Gambia Psych,Afro,Funk
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Guelewar is a legendary group from Banjul, Gambia. Amongst the most experimental, psychedelic bands out of Africa, Guelewar offer a unique sound and instrumentation, mixing traditional compositions with modern instruments such as the Mini-Moog…………. 

Touki Ba Banjul is a compilation on of the Senegalese psych sensation Guelewar who played a major part in the development of the Afro Manding sound. From 1979-1982 the band released four albums, featuring some of Senegal’s best funk tunes. This double pack LP features the highlights of these four rare albums. 

Before Guelewar, Laaye N’Gorn, the lead singer of the band, was already one of Gambia’s most celebrated artists. He was the centre figure in The Supreme Eagles, with whom he played as the main act in one of Gambia’s succesful clubs ‘The Bambo No.1 Night Club’. In return for the succes the clubmanager off ered them instruments, after which they renamed their band to the Super Alligators. Due to the mixture of western infl uences such as soul and funk with tradional and regional rhythms like boogaraboo and sawrouba, The Super Alligators had a unique sound. The result of this blend is known as the psychedelic sound of Gambia (Senegal). In 1973 the Super Alligators decided to rename the group to Guelewar, Wolof’s for ‘noble warrior’. 

After a turbulent couple of years with many musicians joining and leaving the band, Laaye managed to reform the band in order to record their fi rst album in 1977. Over the course of the following five years Guelewar released a total of four albums, which are all filled with deep psychedelic funk gems. Due to the limited pressings, these albums are very much sought after by collectors. Kindred Spirits compiles the highlights of these albums which are presented on this double LP. Touki Ba Banjul is not only a must have for collectors of African music, but for music lovers worldwide…………. 

Guelewar Band of Banjul has been further developing the afro-manding sound of Ifang Bondi during a short period in the late 1970s and early 1980s. With strong percussion, a psychedelic tinge, prominent keyboards and saxophones, Guelewar’s music is an “Aha-Erlebnis”, but surprisingly enough, not a single album has ever been reissued on CD, whereas their LPs are sometimes offered at horrendous prices. Not much is written on the group apparently lead by Laye N'gom since the 1970s. Youssou N'Dour considers Guelewar as a main inspirational influence, partly because of the use of lyrics in a noble wolof as opposed to “street” wolof, and partly because Guelewar had resolutely moved forward from latin and highlife. Lead singer Moussa N'Gom has had a strong imprint on Guelewar’s music with his expressive voice. He later left to join Omar Pene’s Super Diamono before starting a solo career. Moussa also made a cassette with the Ensemble Lyrique Traditionnel du Senegal (1995) and he has recorded with Thione Seck. His current band is called le Groupe Talibe………. 

Tracklist 
Sama Yaye Demma N'darr
Sunu Makaan
Ya Mom Samaray
Njarama
Tasito
Wollou
Kele Fasane 

Ceddo “Ceddo” 1979 Germany Private Prog Jazz Rock Fusion



Ceddo “Ceddo” 1979 Germany Private Prog Jazz Rock Fusion
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 Their debut is atypical of the jazz rock stuff that came out of german small labels in the late 70s, - early 80s. There are nods to the earlier 70s sound; a cross between 2nd Dzyan and some Association PC and a jazzier Electric Circus. However Ceddo are less interesting than the aforementioned. ..
Credits 
Bass – Ulrich Bichmann 
Drums, Cymbal, Gong – Michael Peters 
Guitar, Electronics – Jochen Schrumpf 

A1. Wellenreiter 7:11 
A2. Der Kleine Tod 5:54 
A3. Tanz In Den Mai 7:02 
B1. Das Senkrechte Lacheln 4:54 
B2. Quakfrosch 15:45 

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