Saturday, 5 May 2018

Mag-Amplitude "Wizards Of Today" 1983 US Private Psych Heavy Rock


Mag-Amplitude  "Wizards Of Today" 1983 US  mega rare Private Psych Heavy Rock

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This superhero heavy rock is like Dwarr in a righteous mood, or at least preoccupied by rock & roll and outer space. The Randy Holden comparison (Population II) makes sense, though this is less sludgy with no trace of blues. I feel like they’re working out something gigantic, galactic and epic rather than noodling around. Could be wrong, but I could be right? Heavy & hard but not macho, camacho. The first, last, and greatest starfighter(s)!…by…mistermaldy …~


I actually tracked this guy down and he was a poster boy for paranoia. The Mel Gibson movie “Conspiracy Theory” could have been written about him. He was a nice enough guy though and we talked for about an hour. He is blind and was almost totally blind when he made this record. He also tuned his guitar from a 6-string to a 5-string hoping that gimmick would land him a recording deal. He said he pressed up 200 copies and just handed them out to radio stations and anyone else that would take a copy. To me it sound like an 80’s poor boy doing Randy Holden. Just heavy guitar licks. The LP is short but I like it. It’s better than alot of the hype crap that began turning up in the late 90’s like Stagefright (had a copy in the 90’s and couldn’t get $25 for it) etc….by….baddawgz ….~




Tracklist 
A1 Wizards Of Today
A2 I Like To Rock And I Love To Roll
A3 Ooohh Baby
B1 The Meaning Of It All
B2 Astronaut In Outer Space
B3 Just A Lie
B4 Solo 

Rin Eric “The Soundtrack To The Movie In Your Mind” 1972 US mega rare Private Psych Folk Soundrack only 51 copies pressed original reissue by Branco Label ‎2013


Rin Eric “The Soundtrack To The Movie In Your Mind” 1972 US mega rare Private Psych Folk  Soundrack only  51 copies pressed original reissue by Branco Label ‎2013

American singer-songwriter Rin Eric pressed privately 50 copies of this loner psych-folk album in 1972. The LP is reissued here with five different sleeve designs, since the originals all came with different hand made artwork. This reissue also includes a 26-page booklet….~


Credits 
Bongos – Mandy Cardoza (tracks: A4) 
Electric Bass – Zack Head (tracks: A4) 
Guitar – Rin Eric 
Kazoo [Organic kazoo] – Rin Eric 
Vocals – Rin Eric




Tracklist 
A1 The Soundtrack To The Movie In Your Mind
A2 Montona D'Anjo
A3 But I’m Told
A4 Living Without You
A5 Space Wine
A6 My Modigliani Mistress
A7 A Time When (Jeni Lovely)
B1 Bong Song
B2 Word-Painter
B3 Talkin’ Draft Physical Blues
B4 Put Your Body Where Your Mouth Is
B5 Ah-Choo
B6 Hey! Mister Pumpkin Man
B7 They Watched Him
B8 Death Is Only Skin-Deep 

Wisdom “Face To Face” 1984 US Private Xian Hard Rock


Wisdom “Face To Face” 1984 US Private Xian Hard Rock



Paper Lace “First Edition” 1972 UK Pop


Paper Lace “First Edition” 1972 UK Pop
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«Paper Lace» - British pop group, formed in 1969 in Nottingham (county Nottinghamshire). The first known team brought the hit «Billy, Do not Be A Hero», in March 1974 led the British charts; it was followed by «The Night Chicago Died», which became a hit # 1 in the US (# 3 UK). In 1975, the group disappeared from view criticism, then came back with the version of American spirituals «We’ve Got The Whole World In Our Hands», recorded with the participation of the players “Nottingham Forest” (and unexpectedly became a hit in the Netherlands), and then broke up finally. Vocalist Philip Wright in 1997 became a member of the group «Sons And Lovers»; sometimes he appears on the scene and how «Philip Wright’s Paper Lace». The debut album was released in March 1972…~





Formed in 1969 in Nottingham, England, and made up of Michael Vaughn, Chris Morris, Carlo Santanna, Cliff Fish, and Phillip Wright, Paper Lace was one of hundreds of pop bands in England looking for the big time while slogging their way through small club gigs and brief television appearances. Their big break came in 1974 when their version of the tear-jerking bubblegum tune “Billy, Don’t Be a Hero” won top honors on Opportunity Knocks, a nationwide talent-show on ITV. They rode that song all the way to the top of the U.K. charts but were aced out of any sales in the U.S. by Bo Donaldson & the Haywoods’ transcendent version. Their next single,“The Night Chicago Died,” did manage to hit the number one slot on the U.S. charts (number three in the U.K.) and then that was it. The group released two albums, Paper Lace and Other Bits of Material in 1974 and First Editon in 1975, and did a quick fade from the public eye. In 1978 they surfaced briefly with a singalong version of “We’ve Got the Whole World in Our Hands” with their local football team, Nottingham Forest FC, and the disappeared forever. ~ Tim Sendra….~







Personnel: 
Dave Manders - guitar, lead vocals 
Cliff Fish - bass, vocals 
Roy White - keyboards, guitar, vocals 
Phil Wright - drums, lead vocals


Tracklist 
In The Morning
Stoney End
Lady White
I’ve Got You, That’s Enough For Me
Threw My Love Away
Martha (Whatever Happened)
Gemes People Play
Please Be My Friend
You Can’t Touch Me
Elsie
Like A Rolling Stone
Early One Morning 

The Beaters "Lost Memories" 1969 +“Harari” 1975 South Africa Afro Psych, Afro Funk,Afrobeat, Soul Jazz Rock


The Beaters  "Lost Memories" 1969  +“Harari” 1975  South Africa Afro Psych,  Afro Funk,Afrobeat, Soul Jazz Rock

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The Beaters “Lost Memories” 1969
The summer of ‘69 in Soweto sure had its own Memphis Soul Corner. This early gem from The Beaters is ample evidence of the popularity in South Africa of Booker T and the MG’s, Wilson Pickett, and bluesy, sinuous organ mix 
Performing bare-foot in mandarin-collared white jackets, Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse Selby Ntuli, Alec Khaoli and Monty Ndimande became a hit with the urban hip black crowds in Pretoria and Johannesburg. Their first album “Soul-A-Go-Go” was released in 1969. American Soul and Jazz was assimilated into what became known as Soweto Soul. I am assuming that today’s offering was their second release, in the same year….~

Tracklist 
A1 Lost Memories 2:35 
A2 Exodust Song 2:40 
A3 Never My Love 2:30 
A4 Secrosanct 2:15 
A5 30 - 60 - 90 3:20 
A6 Shoes 2:50 
B1 Food On Feet 3:00 
B2 Ode To Smith 3:15 
B3 Anything 3:10 
B4 Love At First Sight 3:10 
B5 On And Off 3:05 
B6 Tribute To Herman Fox 2:50 
B7 We Pray 3:00




The Beaters ‎" Harari" 1975

In 1968, in full swing hippie, students of the college of Orlando in Soweto (Johannesburg), Selby Fikilu Ntuli (leader, guitar, voice), Alec “Om” Khaoli (bass, voice), Monty “Saitana” Ndimande (second guitar) and Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse (drums, vocals), founded the band The Beaters. In 1975, they recorded the album Harari (double gold disc), revealing a fusion jive, jazz, funk, marabi, mbaqanga that will contribute to their popularity. 

During a tour of Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 1976, they decided to rename the Harari Orchestra, and are distinguished by their hippie look (elephant paw jeans, puff sleeve shirts, short flower vests, colorful tank tops). 
Harari’s international recognition took place in 1978 when they were invited to perform in the United States with Hugh Masekela, an excellent South African jazz trumpet player (afro-jazz). During this tour, the guitarist and leader of the group, Selby Fikilu Ntuli, dies, leaving Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse as the new leader of the group. 

A legendary Afro-rock / afro-funk / afro-pop band, Harari was one of the most influential bands in South Africa’s music scene, from the 1970s until 1982, when they split. 
Harari will experience a second (ephemeral) youth with a new generation of more afro-dance and BCBG-style musicians, having as composer and producer the unmissable Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse……~

This LP emerges as a product of so many polarities and cross-roads that continue to challenge the fusion of South African identities – modern/traditional; urban/rural; north/south; foreign/local. Imagine a sixteen-year old Soweto schoolboy in 1965 identifying with the hippie movement and forming a band called “The Beaters”. 

Performing bare-foot in mandarin-collared white jackets, Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse Selby Ntuli, Alec Khaoli and Monty Ndimande became a hit with the urban hip black crowds in Pretoria and Johannesburg. Their first album “Soul-A-Go-Go” was released in 1969. American Soul and Jazz was assimilated into what became known as Soweto Soul. 

“We listened to mostly white radio stations, the influences were The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zep, Deep Purple, and the Woodstock festivals,” Mabuse says in an interview with Miles Keylock. The question arose: 'why all those overseas influences, when there’s all these other influences just across the border?’“ 

Mabuse recalls how urban and locally specific – perhaps its own sub-cult – their blend of music was. When the Beaters toured Swaziland, Botswana and Lesotho they struggled to attract any attention. The Beaters resorted to playing some mbaqanga songs to pull the crowds in. (see Gwen Ansell’s “Soweto Blues”). 

In 1976 the Beaters toured Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) their success turned a three-week tour into three months. Stories go that they helped smuggle liberation movement recruits out of South Africa in their amp boxes. Their new song “Harari” was such a hit with the township residents of Harari in the capital Salisbury that everyone began calling the band Harari – and so it was assimilated and stuck. 
This LP reflects the band’s eclectic influences. The second track "Love, Love, Love” might not have been out of place at Woodstock, while the third – Inhlupeko Iphelile – was an optimistic statement (the distress is over) and is probably in response to the South African Jazz classic “Inhlupeko” played by The Soul Jazzmen in 1969. “Push it on” has some soul and funk roots; Thiba Kamo with jazz fusion influences, and “Whats Happening” firmly rooted in the ‘bump jive’ tradtition. 

Harari was recorded before band-leader Selby Ntuli died in 1978. This LP was re-released in 1981 on the As-Shams label. It was also released on the A&M label….~

LINER NOTES: 

Africa’s most incredible combination of Selby Ntuli, Sipho Mabuse and Alec Khaoli still remains a big question to some people who have seen them live. The group is very popular and loved by the people of Africa. Their creativity and originality had the audience in Rhodesia astounded. They toured Rhodesia last year for three months although they only intended being there for three weeks. They appeared live on T.V. The Beaters have composed a song 'HARARI’ dedicated to the people of that town….~

Στα μέσα τις δεκαετίας του 70 η Ζιμπάμπουε ( Zimbabwe) ονομαζόταν ακόμα Ροδεσία, η πρωτεύουσα της Harare έφερε το όνομα Salisbury, και η AfroRock μπάντα Harari, από την Νότια Αφρική, ήταν γνωστοί ως “The Beaters”. 
“Harari” ονομάζεται επίσης και ένα τραγούδι των τελευταίων, που έδωσε και τον γενικό τίτλο στο 4o LP τους (κυκλοφόρησε το 1975). Λέξη κλειδί, που έμελλε να γίνει το “υποκοριστικό” του γκρουπ και τέλος το επίσημο όνομα του. Το συγκεκριμένο κομμάτι (από τα ομορφότερα που άκουσα τελευταία, χάρη στο καλό blog electricjive) είναι αφιερωμένο στους κατοίκους του Δήμου του Salisbury, και γράφτηκε (μάλλον) κατά την διάρκεια μιας περιοδείας των Beaters στην Ροδεσία.Το πότε έλαβε χώρα η αυτή η ιδιαίτερα επιτυχημένη περιοδεία είναι ένα θέμα που παραμένει ανοιχτό. Οι περισσότερες πηγές μιλούν για το 1976, οι πληροφορίες όμως από τα “Liner notes” αναφέρουν πως έγινε την προηγούμενη χρονιά από την κυκλοφορία του άλμπουμ, δηλ. το '74. Επιπλέον, ο Sipho 'Hotstix’ Mabuse (ιδρυτικό μέλος του γκρουπ), σε συνέντευξη του στην Mail & Guardian την τοποθετεί στα 1973. Όπως και να 'χει, οι 3 προγραμματισμένες εβδομάδες του “tour” έγιναν 3 μήνες, ενώ αρκετές ιστορίες θέλουν το γκρουπ να βοηθάει “λαθραία” και τον απελευθερωτικό αγώνα της Νοτίου Αφρικής, σε μιά περίοδο που μια αντίστοιχη κατάσταση επικρατούσε και στην Ροδεσία. 
“We had intended to go to Zim for three weeks,” αφηγείται ο Sipho Mabuse. “The struggle there was intensifying but most of the musicians were still influenced by Western rock. But then there was a [Congolese rhumba] group called OK Success, which was made up of exiled musicians from Zaire, playing in hotels. When we heard this music from them, we started thinking of people back at home. You know, there was this groundswell of black consciousness that was saying: ‘Black man, this is who you are, find your own identity, make your own music …’ 
Με την επιστροφή τους στην Ν. Αφρική και την κυκλοφορία του παραπάνω LP, που έγινε διπλά χρυσός, όλοι άρχισαν να αποκαλούν την μπάντα με το όνομα Harari, το οποίο τελικά και υιοθέτησαν. Το ομότιτλο κομμάτι σίγουρα ξεχωρίζει, το άλμπουμ όμως περιέχει και άλλα όμορφα τραγούδια, όπως τα Push it On & Thiba Kamo. 
Οφείλω φυσικά να προσθέσω και λίγα λόγια για το ίδιο το γκρουπ (δεν το έκανα στην αρχή), χωρίς να είμαι σε θέση να γνωρίζω διεξοδικά το θέμα. (Τα links, που έχω παραθέσει, δίνουν περισσότερες πληροφορίες). Oi “Beaters” δημιουργήθηκαν στα 1968, από τους Selby Ntuli (κιθαρίστα και ιδρυτή της μπάντας- αργότερα και κιμπορντίστα), Sipho Mabuse (στα κρουστά - αργότερα και στα πνευστά), Alec 'Om’ Khaoli (μπάσο) και Monty 'Saitana’ Ndimande (στην δεύτερη κιθάρα), ενώ ήταν ακόμα μαθητές στο γυμνάσιο του Σοβέτο. Με επιδράσεις από Beatles, Stones (που άκουγονταν κυρίως στο λευκό ραδιόφωνο), αλλά και τον ήχο της Stax, θα κυκλοφορήσουν 4 άλμπουμ με αυτό το όνομα: Πρόκειται για τα: Soul-A-Go-Go (1969), Bacon And Eggs (1970) Mumsy (1974) και τέλος το Harari (1975). 
Το 1978, παραμονές της εμφάνισης τους στις ΗΠΑ - μαζί με τον Hugh Masekela, ο Selby Ntuli θα βρει πρόωρο θάνατο, και τα ηνία του γκρουπ θα αναλάβει ο Sipho. 
Το 1980, το άλμπουμ τους Heatwave θα πουλήσει πάνω από 250.000 αντίτυπα. 
Υπήρξαν η πρώτη μαύρη μπάντα που εμφανίστηκε στην κρατική τηλεόραση (SATV) το 1979, και επηρέασαν σημαντικά αρκετά γκρουπς, όπως οι Stimela & Sakhile, που άρχισαν να έχουν πλέον αφρικανικά ονόματα. Θα διαλυθούν το 1982. 
Στην συνέχεια ο Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse θα έχει μια πετυχημένη “solo” καριέρα. …AfroΔυτες στο Web….~

Credits 
Bass Guitar – Alec Khaoli 
Drums – Sipho Mabuse 
Engineer – Peter Cerenio* 
Guitar, Vocals – Selby Ntuli 
Photography By – Margret Roestorf 
Producer – Rashid Vally

Tracklist 
Harari 8:33 
Love Love Love 4:36 
Inhlupheko Iphelile 5:31 
Push It On 4:37 
Thiba Kamoo 5:31 
What’s Happening 5:58 





Jean-Pierre Mirouze “Le Mariage Collectif” 1971 France Psych Pop Rock,Soundrack


Jean-Pierre Mirouze “ Le mariage Collectif” 1971 France Psych Pop Rock,  soundrack
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“Quite simply, this is a remarkable soundtrack and everyone should hear it. So quit mucking about and fucking just grab it already! Your day will be better as a result.” …..~


Grave collectors of French BO funk, the 45th of the obscure composer Jean-Pierre Mirouze, which one wonders what else he could do (we learn anyway on his CV online that he was assistant of various personalities like Yves Klein, Jean Rouch or Pierre Henry contains an exceptional archi compiled title, the cult “Sexopolis”, exceptional title of funk hammond from the soundtrack of an obscure Swedish erotic film released in 1969. 
Arrangements and musical direction are however the work of a regular, Jean-Pierre Sabar (Madame Claude, Deep Throat …). 
Very recently, bitter (and lucky) diggers have discovered the existence of a complete album, published only in pressing test without cover. Without presenting another piece of the same caliber, the whole is more than interesting. Needless to say, the rare copies are very expensive, and like hotcakes. To know for the record that some of these were found in a dump…~
It is one of the iconic titles of the French psychedelic groove and one of the most popular singles by collectors and fans of the genre. The title song of the soundtrack of a 1971 Swedish obscure film, Le Mariage Collectif, which deals with sexual liberation in the midst of a hippie movement, Sexopolis has become over the years the symbol of a whole generation and a cult record for all the inveterate diggers. 

Many times compiled, this delightfully funky track came back in the limelight in 2012, on the occasion of the reissue of the soundtrack of the Collective Wedding by Jean-Baptiste Guillot of Born Bad label. A resurrection as surprising as it is unbelievable since it was on the edge of a Parisian landfill that the entire album of the soundtrack, which was never finally published following the flop of the film, was found by chance by a group of friends. Curious and particularly inspired, one of them decided to take a look in the small piles of vinyl deposited there with the snatch by a stranger and instantly recognized the cult title of Jean-Pierre Mirouze on the tracklist d one of the discs abandoned … This is called a blow of bowl! :)…~


As a film, Le Mariage Collectif will probably not be remembered by history, a fact even admitted by the press release for its soundtrack. As a soundtrack, however, Le Mariage Collectif should go down as something of a minor classic. The story behind the recovery of the album is noteworthy by itself: the music, long forgotten, had been preserved through only a handful of acetate copies, one of which was recovered in a Paris garbage dump in 2010. The mouths of record collectors have probably begun watering from that description alone, but fortunately the score by Jean-Pierre Mirouze is a rightfully resurrected gem. 

Those who loved David Holmes’ scores for Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s trilogy will find much to love here, especially in the liberal usage of Hammonds and Fender Rhodes. The mood here is all psychedelic cool, although there are plenty of lovely moments throughout: “Tivoli Garden” and “Karin on the Ryke” are two such tranquil interludes. But the defining track of Le Mariage Collectif is “Sexopolis”, the swanky, organ-heavy jam that captures the true essence of the soundtrack. For fans of psychedelic rock, intriguing film music, or an album with a great story behind it, this is a must-own….by….BRICE EZELL…pop matters….~ 


  In our modern world, everything ends, or end at the landfill. Or in a museum. Sometimes, before ending up in a museum, objects pass through the landfill. This is somewhat the case of the disc you have in your hands. The titles listed on this cake have, with the exception of two of them already out in 45 RPM, failed to stay for good at the recycling center. Engraved in 1971 on a few acetate copies, to canvass the record, these pieces are resurfacing in July 2010, miraculously ended up in a landfill Paris. ...~





Tracklist 
A1 Together
A2 Sexopolis
A3 Tivoli Garden
A4 Ulla Et Georgie
A5 Karin On The Ryke
B1 Lovers Party
B2 Tivoli By Night
B3 Scène Du Port
B4 Tandoori Dance 



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