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Friday, January 19, 2018

John Mayall : Blues From Lauree Canyon 1968


Blues from Laurel Canyon is a 1968 album by John Mayall, featuring British blues music. It was his first album after the breakup of his band the Bluesbreakers in May 1968 , though others claim it was on 14 July 1968. It was also his last album with Decca before moving to Polydor.


John Mayall sings and plays harmonica, organ and guitar on the album. Other musicians include a young Mick Taylor (guitar), Colin Allen (drums) and Stephen Thompson (bass). The guitarist Peter Green is featured on the track First Time Alone. The engineer was Derek Varnals. All the songs on the album were written by Mayall.


The title of the album derives from Laurel Canyon, California, United States (in the Los Angeles area) where John Mayall subsequently lived from 1969 to 1979. It forms a record of his visit there before moving to the US on a more permanent basis. The area was favoured by many musicians at the time. It was recorded at Decca Studios in West Hampstead, London, England between 26 and 28 August 1968, and was released on the Decca label.

The album was innovative for its time, especially by the standards of blues recordings. The first track opens with a recording of a jet airliner landing, dissolving into the driving rhythm of the song. There were no visible track divisions on the vinyl album.

Some songs fade or segue into the next track, others stop on a chord which is immediately followed by the introduction of the next track. Tabla drums are used, as is the technique of hitting guitar strings with a drumstick. The final track is a long song which moves into an extended lead guitar solo underscored by Mayall's Hammond organ, fading into a simple unaccompanied guitar figure which repeats until it too fades.

It is apparent that John Mayall hasn't lost his touch with the blues. "Vacation," the album's opener, reminds one exactly why this artist is so celebrated for his songwriting ability.

The staggering Mick Taylor (here still in his teens) truly proves his worth as a blues guitarist, while Steve Thompson (also in his late teens) works superbly with one of the genre's most interesting drummers, Colin Allen. Blues from Laurel Canyon is as unerring as Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton, and equally as musically interesting. Not only is this one of the finest John Mayall albums, it is also a highlight in the blues genus.



A remastered and expanded version of this LP album was released in the UK in August 2007.

TRACKS

01. Vacation     2:47
02. Walking On Sunset     2:50
03. Laurel Canyon Home     4:33
04. 2401     3:42
05. Ready To Ride     3:32
06. Medicine Man     2:43
07. Somebody's Acting Like A Child     3:27
08. The Bear     4:40
09. Miss James     2:30
10. First Time Alone     4:49
11. Long Gone Midnight     3:27
12. Fly Tomorrow     8:59

Originally recorded 1968.
The Decca Record Co. Ltd., London, England.
Label : Deram – 820 539-2
Format : CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Country : UK
Genre : Rock
Style : Blues Rock

John Mayall sings and plays harmonica, organ and guitar on the album.
Bass Guitar – Stephen Thompson
Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar [Hawaiian] – Mick Taylor ( Rolling Stones )
Drums, Tabla – Colin Allen

Engineer – Derek Varnals
Engineer [Assistant] – Adrian Martins
Composed By – John Mayall
Design [Album], Artwork – John Mayal

MICK TAYLOR

Michael Kevin Taylor (born 17 January 1949) is an English musician, best known as a former member of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers (1966–69) and the Rolling Stones (1969–74). He has appeared on some of the Stones' classic albums including Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers and Exile on Main Street .

FLY TOMMOROW

Gotta fly tomorrow
Gotta pack my gear
Re-adjust my mind
My time is near
Fly tomorrow
Got to pack up my gear

Fly tomorrow
Now my time is drawing near
Fly tomorrow
Get ready for the change
Living back at home
Gonna be so strange

Fly tomorrow
Get ready for the change
Fly tomorrow
Living back home is gonna be strange
Got to fly tomorrow
Got to be goodbye
'Fore tomorrow's over
I'll be in the sky

Fly tomorrow
Well, it's got to be goodbye
Fly tomorrow
I'll be way up in the sky
Way up in the sky
Way up in the sky
Way up in the sky
Way up in the sky
In the sky, in the sky
In the sky

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Γιά τον Φίλο μου

Για τον φίλο μου , τον άνθρωπό μου , τον αδελφό μου ΛΕΥΤΕΡΗ ΦΩΚΑ

Έφυγες . Χάθηκες στο σκοτεινό μυλολίθαρο του χρόνου .
Άφαντος αποσύρθηκες σε μια φτερουγισμένη στιγμή από τη ζωή μου , αλλά όχι από τη ψυχή μου .
Εφυγες . Από τον πολύβοο κόσμο και Θεοτική γνώμη είναι ο θάνατός σου . Ας είναι δαφνοσκέπαστος ο δρόμος σου , δίχως ολόπυκνα σύννεφα να τον σκεπάζουν , κι άς είναι πλέον άσωτος και λυτρωτικός ο χρόνος που θα μας ενώσει ξανά .
Αντισυμβατικός στη ζωή σου έστησες μια πρωτοπορία από μαγαζιά , ακολουθώντας τα θαλασσολούλουδα του Καββαδία και των αντρειωμένων τα τραγούδια .
Η ψυχή σου είχε μια αστραψιά που μονάχα ένα ακονισμένο μυαλό μπορούσε να φτεροπαλέψει .
Μου λείπεις .
Ο άθελος , ολόθερμος λυγμός μου θα σε συνοδέψει στου τάφου σου τις πύλες . Η ψυχή μου φαντάζει πλέον λιγοθυμισμέμη δίχως εσένα και ραψωδός θα γίνω στο ύστατο ταξίδι σου .
Με το "PUB OLD HOUSE" που έστησες , γαλούχισες τόσες γενεές , άνοιξες ένα διάφωτο τρόπο διασκέδασης και τόλμησες να πας αντίθετα στα πολύηχα λόγια των επικριτών σου .
Θαλασσοπλάνητος , δε φοβήθηκες ποτέ τη φαρμακοκόφτρα γνώμη των ανίδεων . Στάθηκες ψηλοθόρητος στις ιδέες και στα ιδανικά σου , προσφέροντας ξαστερόηχες μουσικές με την αστείρευτη σκέψη σου .
Τώρα έφυγες . Έκανες το ύστατο ταξίδι δίχως εμένα ακολουθώντας τα αχνόφωτα μονοπάτια  ψυχής σου .
Τελευταία φορά που αντίκρυσα το πρόσωπό σου μέσα στο φέρετρο , σε είδα γαληνομέτωπο , ήρεμο , σχεδόν χαμογελούσες , χλευάζοντας όλους και όλα .
Χρυσοκέντητος και πολύαστρος ας είναι ο δρόμος σου .
Κάποια στιγμή σε κάποιο θαμποχάραμα θα βρεθούμε και πάλι μαζί .

ΑΝΤΙΟ ΦΙΛΑΡΑΚΟ ΜΟΥ !!!

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Porcupine Tree - Up The Downstair 1993


UpUp the Downstair is the second studio album by British progressive rock band Porcupine Tree, first released in May 1993. It was originally intended to be a double album set including the song "Voyage 34", which was instead released as a single in 1992, and other material that ended up on the Staircase Infinities EP (1994).

Melody Maker



They've embarked upon a mission impossible: to create a truly Nineties progressive rock soundscape, utilising modern technology but avoiding prog pomposity. And they've managed it with room to spare. It's a strange and wonderful brew, taking in Orb ambience, FSoL dub, Metallica steel and all points in between.

Ambient space dubs, technological cut-ups and Gregorian chants texture the sound, but the fire at the heart of the noise comes from good old guitar. Be warned, there are solos here, but they're played with a force and a purity that defies indulgence.

Organ


"Up The Downstair" is an LP that hides many surprises for the attentive listener. After a few spins you realise that even the sounds mixed into the background and he vocal interventions from old "drug" records all play a part in this warm, soothing lysergic tapestry that contains sparse, but matching lyrics.
When I wrote an article on Porcupine Tree last year (published in Crohinga Well 2) I predicted that this act would become a "third way" in New British Psychedelia (the first and second being the psychedelic rock of Bevis Frond and the spacey festival sounds of Ozric Tentacles, of course). This record only confirms my statement. "Up The Downstair" is a record to get incredibly stoned to (and you will...)!


STEVE WILSON



Steven John Wilson (born 3 November 1967) is an English musician, most closely associated with the progressive rock genre. Currently a solo artist, he became known as the founder, lead guitarist, singer and songwriter of the band Porcupine Tree, as well as being a member of several other bands.

Wilson is a self-taught composer, producer, audio engineer, guitar and keyboard player, and plays other instruments as needed, including bass guitar, autoharp, hammered dulcimer and flute. Despite being mainly associated with prog music, his influences and work have encompassed diverse genres such as psychedelia, pop, extreme metal, electronic and jazz, among others, shifting his musical direction through his albums

His concerts incorporate quadraphonic sound and elaborate visuals. He has also worked with artists such as Opeth, King Crimson, Pendulum, Jethro Tull, XTC, Yes, Marillion, Tears for Fears, Roxy Music and Anathema.

NO MAN

No-Man are an English art Rock duo, formed in 1987 as No Man Is an Island (Except the Isle of Man) by singer Tim Bowness and multi-instrumentalist Steven Wilson. The band has so far produced six studio albums and a number of singles/outtakes collections (most notably, 2006's career retrospective, All the Blue Changes).

The band was once lauded as "conceivably the most important English group since The Smiths" by Melody Maker music newspaper, and a 2017 article of Drowned in Sound described them as "probably the most underrated band of the last 25 years".

Originally creating a sample-based proto-trip hop/ambient/electropop-styled music, No-Man has pursued a more organic, diverse and band-oriented sound in subsequent years. Drawing from a diverse mix of singer-songwriter, post rock, minimalist, progressive rock, jazz and contemporary ambient sources for inspiration, No-Man's musical style is distinctive yet difficult to categorise.

Porcupine Tree


Steven Wilson - vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, drum programming, songwriting

Additional personnel

    Colin Edwin – Bass guitar on "Always Never"
    Richard Barbieri – Electronics on "Up the Downstair"
    Suzanne J. Barbieri – Vocals on "Up the Downstair"
    Alan Duffy - co-songwriting on "Always Never", "Small Fish", "Fadeaway"

TRACKS

Side One
01. What You Are Listening To     0:58
02. Synesthesia     5:11
03. Monuments Burn into Moments     0:20
04. Always Never     6:58
05. Up the Downstair     10:03

Side two
06. Not Beautiful Anymore     3:26
07. Siren     0:52
08. Small Fish    2:43
09. Burning Sky     11:06
10. Fadeaway     6:19

Bonus Tracks

NO MAN

11. Sweetsite Silver Night
12. Jack The Sax

PORCUPINE TREE : UP THE DOWNSTAIR 

 
Format : Vinyl LP
Label : Delirium Records
Made in : England
Imported in Greece By : Hitch Hyke Records
Gernre : ROCK
Style : Progressive
Year : 1993
Programmed,Produced and performed by Porcupine Tree at No Man's Land February 1992 to January 1993



Friday, December 15, 2017

The Sound : Jeopardy 1980


Jeopardy is the debut studio album by English post-punk band the Sound, released on 1 November 1980 by record label Korova.

Jeopardy was released in November 1980. It was lauded by critics upon its release, but fared poorly commercially, failing to chart in the UK and with the band's fanbase failing to expand further than a cult following.


With the plaintive intro of the rhythm section, a spidery guitar, and incidental synth wobbles (which all sounds surprisingly Neu!-like), "I Can't Escape Myself" begins the album unassumingly enough until reaching the terse, one-line chorus that echoes the title of the song; suddenly, from out of the blue, all the instruments make a quick, violent, collective stab and retreat back into the following verse as singer Adrian Borland catches his breath.


The reverb placed on his voice is heightened at just the right moments to exacerbate the song's claustrophobic slant. The ecstatic onward rush of "Heartland" forms the back end of a dynamic one-two opening punch, with a charging rhythm and blaring keyboards leading the way.

Sound belonged in the same league as the bands they were compared to and not somewhere in the bushes. Hardly coattail jockeying, the Sound were developing and growing alongside them. If you're thinking this sounds like someone's telling you that you need Jeopardy just as much as you need Kilimanjaro or Unknown Pleasures or Crocodiles, you're right again. [Renascent's 2002 reissue offers a fine remastering job and the four-song Live Instinct EP as a bonus.]

The Sound

    Adrian Borland – vocals, guitar, production
    Michael Dudley – drums, production
    Green (Graham Bailey) – bass guitar, production
    Belinda "Bi" Marshall – keyboard, production

Technical

    Nick Robbins – production
    Sara Batho – sleeve artwork
    Spencer Rowell – sleeve photography


TRACKS

01. I Can't Escape Myself     Adrian Borland    
02. Heartland     Borland    
03. Hour of Need     Borland, Graham Bailey, Michael Dudley    
04. Words Fail Me     Borland, Adrian Janes    
05. Missiles     Borland    
06. Heyday     Borland    
07. Jeopardy     Borland, Bi Marshall, Bailey, Dudley    
08. Night Versus Day     Borland, Janes, Bailey    
09. Resistance     Borland    
10. Unwritten Law     Borland, Bailey    
11. Desire     Borland

BONUS TRACKS

"PSYSICAL WORD" E.P

12. Psysical World

B SIDE OF "HEYDAY" SINGLE

13. Brute Force

LIVE INSTIC E.P

14. Heartland (Live)    
15. Brute Force    
16. Jeopardy    
17. Coldbeat

BBC SESSIONS - OCTOBER 1980

18. Heartland
19. Unwritten Law
20. Jeopardy
21. I Can't Escape Myself


HOUR OF NEED LYRICS

I hate the quiet times
I need some company
I miss the noise of life
The silence deafens me

The seconds split so slow
The minutes I can't kill
I keep an eye on the time
I catch it standing still

In my hour of need.(3x)

Try to find my place
Sometimes I get so near
I journey aimless days
But always end up here

In my hour of need.(3x)

 
 MISSILES LYRICS
 
Deep in the country
The factories hide
Where they make the missiles
That run our lives

Who the hell makes those missiles?(3x)
When they know what they can do?

They've got the money
They've got the know-how
It's all above our heads;
It's coming down now

Missiles cause damage
And make an eerie sound
Missiles leave carnage
Where there once was a town

Who the hell makes them?
Who the hell makes them?
Who the hell makes those missiles?
When they know what they can do?

MP3 : @ 320 Size : 173 MB 

FLAC : 502 MB

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

 

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Saturday, December 09, 2017






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Saturday, December 02, 2017

Brand X : Unorthodox Behaviour 1976


Brand X is a jazz Rock band, originally active between 1975–1980 and 1992–1999. Noted members included John Goodsall (guitar), Percy Jones (bass), Robin Lumley (keyboards), Kenwood Dennard (drums) and Phil Collins - Genesis - (drums). Goodsall and Jones were the sole constant members throughout the band's existence. In 2016, Goodsall, Jones and Dennard reunited with new musicians Chris Clark on keyboards and Scott Weinberger on percussion.
Unorthodox Behaviour is the first album by British jazz fusion group Brand X. It peaked at 191 on the Billboard 200 in 1976, the same year it was released.

This album combines jazz fusion with progressive rock, influenced by their drummer Phil Collins of Genesis. It shows extensive use of improvisation in the extended pieces, which is common in both genres of music. The melody is mainly supported by guitar and bass, most notably on the opening track. Collins' drum work is very fast and shows a difference in his style from his main band. Tracks like "Nuclear Burn" and "Smacks of Euphoric Hysteria" are often cited as a showcase for his drum work.


Phil Collins' seemingly endless well of energy afforded him two careers: one as the drummer/vocalist in Genesis, and a second as a prolific session musician. It was in this second scenario that Collins hooked up with Percy Jones, John Goodsall, and Robin Lumley during sessions for Brian Eno, Eddie Howell, and Jack Lancaster.

The quartet soon formed Brand X, a fusion jazz band that matched the prodigious rhythms of Collins and fretless bassist Jones with the atmospheric melodies of Goodsall and Lumley.

Unorthodox Behaviour sets the stage for what would follow: music that plies the same sonic territory as Weather Report, Mahavishnu Orchestra, and the like, punctuated by the distinctive styles of individual members.


Track listing

 01.Nuclear Burn (Brand X) – 6:23
 02.Euthanasia Waltz (Lumley) – 5:42
 03.Born Ugly (Brand X) – 8:18
 04.Smacks of Euphoric Hysteria (Goodsall) – 4:30
 05.Unorthodox Behaviour (Brand X) – 8:29
 06.Running on Three (Jones) – 4:38
 07.Touch Wood (Brand X) – 3:03





Released : June 18, 1976
Recorded : September–October 1975
Studio     Trident Studios, London
Genre : Jazz fusion, progressive rock
Length     41:01
Label : Charisma (UK)
Passport (US)
Producer : Brand X, Dennis MacKay

Members

John Goodsall – acoustic and electric guitars
Robin Lumley – keyboards
Percy Jones – bass guitar, double bass
Phil Collins – drums, percussion, vibes
Jack Lancaster – soprano saxophone

 MP3 Size : 95.8 MB
FLAC  Size :  229 MB