Friday, September 26, 2008

Beatles-Rubber Soul

Info By Wiki:

Rubber Soul is the sixth studio album by The Beatles. Released in December 1965, and produced by George Martin, Rubber Soul was recorded in just over four weeks to make the Christmas market. Showcasing a sound influenced by the folk rock of The Byrds and Bob Dylan, the album was seen as a major artistic achievement for the band, attaining widespread critical and commercial success, with reviewers taking note of The Beatles' developing musical vision. In 2003, the album was ranked number 5 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Beatles-Rubber Soul @320 Artwork Included

1 Drive My Car
2 Norwegian Wood
3 You Won't See Me
4 Nowhere Man
5 Think for Yourself
6 The Word
7 Michelle
8 What Goes On
9 Girl
10 I'm Looking Through You
11 In My Life
12 Wait
13 If I Needed Someone
14 Run for Your Life


Traffic-Mr Fantasy

Info By Wiki:

Traffic were an English rock band from, what is now the West Midlands, formed in 1967 by Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and Dave Mason. They began as a psychedelic rock group influenced by The Beatles when releasing early pop singles, and diversified their sound through the use of instruments such as keyboards, reed instruments, and by incorporating jazz and improvisational techniques in their music.
After disbanding in 1969 during which time Winwood joined Blind Faith, Traffic reunited in 1970 to release the critically acclaimed album John Barleycorn Must Die. The band's line-up varied from this point until they disbanded again in 1975, although a partial reunion took place

Mr. Fantasy
is the debut album by English rock band Traffic. It was released in 1967. For the recording, group members included Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood, Chris Wood, and Dave Mason, however Mason left the band before the album was released. The album reached the number 16 position in the UK album chart on 30th December 1967, and reached number 88 in the American Billboard charts.

There are actually four different versions of the album when taking into account both the UK and US track listings and the different stereo and mono mixes. All have recently been re-issued on CD. The 1999 UK re-issue features the UK version in stereo and the US album in mono as bonus tracks. In 2000 the US stereo version was re-issued on CD with its original title Heaven Is In Your Mind plus stereo bonus tracks. The same year the original UK mono version was also released in the US as Mr Fantasy with mono bonus tracks

Traffic-Mr. Fantasy @320 (Thanks to Jimmy_B.He combined stereo and mono versions of the US and UK versions)

Heaven Is in Your Mind - stereo and mono
Berkshire Poppies - stereo and mono
House for Everyone - stereo and mono
No Face, No Name, No Number - stereo and mono
Dear Mr. Fantasy - stereo and mono
Dealer - stereo and mono
Utterly Simple - stereo and mono
Coloured Rain - stereo and mono
Hope I Never Find Me There - stereo and mono
Paper Sun - stereo and mono
Giving to You - stereo and 2 mono
Hole in My Shoe - stereo and mono
Smiling Phases - stereo and mono
Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush - stereo and mono
We're a Fade, You Missed This - stereo and mono
Am I What I Was or Am I What I Am - stereo


ps: Jimmy_B

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Flamengo-Kuře v Hodinkách

Info By Bio by Hugues Chantraine:

Along with The Matadors, Flamengo were one of the earliest Czech groups that started out in the mid-60's as beat bands and recorded a bunch of singles on legal state apparatchik label. Their then-leader Frantisek Francl was a well regarded fuzzed-up guitarist and wrote most of their track (even if they did a cover of John Mayall's No Reply), but with time, the group changed line-up and with the arrival of the now-legendary vocalist Vladimir Misik and woodwind player Jan Kubik, the group's sound was dramatically affected and started sounding like a brass rock band, with a slightly more jazz twist than the better know US groups. They might be compared best with Colosseum and sometimes Traffic. Their sole album was set to be released in 72 on the state label Supraphon, but apparently was quickly banned by the regime. Nothing was heard from the musicians until 76, so most likely, they chose to lay low for a while.

If Vlad Misik remained a high-profile musician, the other members sometimes crossed his path, namely in Misik's Etc... But afaik, no one else from Flamengo remained in the spotlight for long.

Flamengo-Kuře v Hodinkách @320 Artwork Included

1. Kure V Hodinkach (Introdukce)

2. Rám Prístích Obrazu
3. Jenom Láska Ví Kam
4. Já A Dým
5. Chvíle Chvil
6. Pár Století
7. Doky, Vlaky, Hlad A Boty
8. Stále Dál
9. Kure V Hodinkach
10. Kazdou Chvíli Bonus
11. Týden V Elektrickém Meste Bonus


No Password.The album was downloaded via torrent.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

May Blitz-The Second Of May

This the second album from May Blitz

May Blitz-The Second Of May @320

1. For Mad Men Only
2. Snakes and Ladders
3. 25th of December 1969
4. In Part
5. 8 Mad Grim Nits
6. High Beech
7. Honey Coloured Time
8. Just Thinking


Thursday, September 18, 2008

High Tide-Sea Shanties

Info By Wiki:

High Tide was a band formed in 1969 by Tony Hill (guitar, keyboards, and vocals), Simon House (violin and keyboards), Pete Pavli (bass) and Roger Hadden (drums). The trademark of their first album Sea Shanties was the constant battle between the electric guitar of Tony Hill and the electric violin of Simon House. There is hardly a quiet moment on Sea Shanties, the heaviest tracks being "Futilist's Lament" and the instrumental "Death Warmed Up". Stylistically it is a mix of hard rock, psychedelic, blues, folk, and jazz-rock, and is sometimes even cited as the first progressive metal album.

The second, self-titled, album is a little less heavy and introduces some keyboards, played by Hill and House; the folk and jazz-rock influences are more noticeable on this album. Featuring just three tracks - Blankman Cries Again, The Joke and Saneonymous - it can be seen as a concept of sorts, the theme being the slow slide into pychosis. Indeed, Roger Hadden was later committed for just that reason.

High Tide also played as backing band on Denny Gerrard's album Sinister Morning (1970). A third album, Precious Cargo, which was more a psychedelic album without any hard rock influences, was recorded in 1970, but the band split up, and it was not published until 1989, when Hill and House reformed High Tide as a 2-man band with the use of drum computers and produced Interesting Times, in the wake of which "Precious Cargo" was finally released.

Two other albums with previously unreleased material, The Flood and A Fierce Nature, followed in 1990. Simon House left, and Pete Pavli joined again. Together with some guest musicians including Dave Tomlin (violin), Drachen Theaker (drums) and Sushi Krishnamurti (vocals), they recorded Ancient Gates, which had some Indian influences. Another album of previously unreleased material, A Reason of Success, was released in 1992.

More recently, Tony Hill has recorded with Nick Saloman of Bevis Frond and has also formed his own three-piece called Tony Hill's Fiction.

Tony Hill's Fiction were initially formed after the release of Tony Hill's solo album/CD 'Inexactness' which was released on Nick Saloman and Ade Shaws' Woronzow label 2006. Fronted by Tony Hill (Guitar/Vox) with D E Holt (Bass) and Syd Farrell (Drums) the band released one unofficial CD from their website ('Dna, The Brain, The Universe').

High Tide-Sea Shanties @320

1. Futilist's Lament
2. Death Warmed Up
3. Pushed But Not Forgotten
4. Walking Down Their Outlook
5. Missing Out
6. Nowhere
7. Great Universal Protection Racket
8. Dilemma
9. Death Warmed Up
10. Pushed But Not Forgotten
11. Time Gauges



Friday, September 12, 2008

Metallica-Death Magnetic

Info By wiki:

Death Magnetic is the ninth studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released on September 10, 2008 by Warner Bros Records.
See the album is the band's first to feature current bassist Robert Trujillo, and the first to be produced by Rick Rubin. Death Magnetic also marks the first time in the band's history in which all band members contributed to each song on an album. It is their first studio album released through Warner Bros although they still remain with Warner Music Group, which also owns Elektra Records, the band's previous label.

Since May 12, 2008 (2008-05-12), the album has been heavily promoted on its specially dedicated website, entitled Mission: Metallica, which features comments,daily updates of exclusive, behind-the-scenes sneak previews with photos and video clips from the studio.The original logo used by the band, which had been discontinued following the 1993 release Live Shit: Binge & Purge in favor of more modernized band logos, made its return on Death Magnetic

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Mott the Hoople-Mott the Hoople

History Of The Group By Wiki:

The early years
The roots of Mott The Hoople can be traced back to two beat bands from Herefordshire in the early 1960s. The Soulents were from Ross-On-Wye, and boasted Pete "Overend" Watts on guitar, and Dale "Buffin" Griffin on drums. The Buddies were from Hereford, and featured Mick Ralphs on guitar and Stan Tippins on vocals. By 1966, the trio of Ralphs, Tippins, and Watts (now on bass) had come together in a band called The Doc Thomas Group, and soon secured a residency at a club in a resort town in Italy. The group were soon offered a recording contract with the Italian label Dishi Interrrecord, and released a self-titled album in January 1967. By 1968, drummer Dale Griffin and organist Verden Allen had joined the band.

Although the group toured and recorded in Italy as The Doc Thomas Group, their gigs in the UK were played first as The Shakedown Sound, and later as Silence. Silence recorded demos at Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Wales, which were shopped to EMI, Polydor, Immediate, and Apple with no success. In early 1969 the group came to the attention of Guy Stevens at Island Records, who liked the group but not with Tippins as lead singer. Advertisements were placed ("Singer wanted, must be image-minded and hungry"), and Ian Hunter was eventually selected as lead singer and piano player. Tippins assumed the role of road manager.

Stevens changed the band's name to "Mott the Hoople" from a novel of the same name by Willard Manus; the book is about an eccentric who works in a circus freak show. Their debut album, Mott the Hoople (1969), was a cult success, and their repertoire included cover versions of "Laugh at Me" (Sonny Bono), and an instrumental cover of "You Really Got Me" (The Kinks).

The second album, Mad Shadows (1970), sold poorly and received generally negative reviews; as did Wildlife (1971). Even though the group was building a decent following, the hard-rocking Brain Capers (1971) failed to sell well, and when combined with an aborted UK tour with The Lothringers, the band was close to breaking up.

The glam years
David Bowie had long been a fan of the band, and heard that they were about to split. He persuaded them to stay together and offered them "Suffragette City" from his then yet-to-be-released Ziggy Stardust album. They turned it down so Bowie wrote "All the Young Dudes" for them instead. Released as a single in July 1972, it was a success in the UK, with the band using Tippens - who by this time was their tour manager - to sing backing vocals during live gigs. A Bowie-produced album, also called All the Young Dudes, sold well. Late in 1972 they were going to record another Bowie song, "Drive-In Saturday" but their intended arrangement did not satisfy him and their professional relationship effectively ended. Another casualty in the wake of All the Young Dudes was Verden Allen, who departed before the release of their next album, Mott.

Mott climbed into the Top Ten of the UK album charts, and became the band's best seller to date in the US. It yielded two UK hits, "Honaloochie Boogie" and "All the Way from Memphis", both featuring Andy Mackay of Roxy Music on saxophone. "All the Way From Memphis" is also featured in the movie Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore.

Mott the Hoople's new-found popularity ultimately helped lead to the band's break-up, perhaps helped along by an exposé in New Musical Express of Tippens' role in singing the chorus of "All the Young Dudes", from a hidden microphone backstage.[citation needed] Ralphs left in 1973 to form Bad Company and was replaced by former Spooky Tooth guitarist Luther Grosvenor. For contractual reasons, he changed his name to Ariel Bender at the suggestion of singer-songwriter Lynsey De Paul for his stint with the band. At the same time, former Love Affair and Morgan member Morgan Fisher joined as keyboardist.

In the afterglow of The Hoople (1974), a live album was quickly released, after which Mick Ronson replaced Bender. The end was nigh when both Ronson and Hunter left the group to form a duo. Ray Major and Nigel Benjamin were added to continue the group, which abbreviated its name to "Mott".

In 1974, for their tour of America, Mott the Hoople were supported by the band Queen. This tour later provided the inspiration for Queen's 1975 single "Now I'm Here," which contains the lyrics "Down in the city, just Hoople and me."[1] The song became a live favourite of Queen fans and reached #11 in the UK Singles Chart. The tour resulted in a lifelong friendship between the two bands, with Ian Hunter, Mick Ronson and David Bowie performing "All the Young Dudes" at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in 1992. Morgan Fisher went on to play piano on Queen's "Hot Space" tour in 1982, and Brian May, Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor performed backing vocals on the Ian Hunter solo song "You Nearly Did Me In". May would later cover Mott's "All the Way from Memphis" on his solo album, Another World, with Hunter making a guest appearance.

Hunter wrote the book Diary of a Rock'n'Roll Star about the day-to-day life on the band's 1972 winter tour of the USA, covering the ups and downs of life on the road, including tales of David Bowie introducing them onto the stage and joining them to sing backing vocals on "All the Young Dudes", and Hunter's meeting with Keith Moon of The Who who took him in a battered Volkswagen beetle to visit Frank Zappa. It was published 18 months later in June 1974.

The post-Hunter years
This lineup released two more albums, Drive On (1975) and Shouting and Pointing (1976), offering a heavy, less Dylanesque taste on the Mott sound, and both of which sold poorly.After Nigel Benjamin quit in 1976, Mott added John Fiddler and became British Lions in 1978, but they soon split as well, similarly without any chart success. Hunter and Ronson worked and toured together sporadically until Ronson's death in 1993. Hunter has continued his solo career.

In 1996 K-tel records released a CD called The Best of Mott the Hoople purporting to be re-recordings of the bands hits and new songs by Ian Hunter and Mick Ronson. In actuality, the recording was by a Danny McCulloch and Gerry Chapman (usually going under the band name of The Trybe), consisted of heavy rock versions of Mott's hits and poor original songs, and had nothing at all to do with the original Mott the Hoople. K-tel were subsequently fined for supplying goods with a false description, but the tracks and album continued to circulate under the name Mott the Hoople, often appearing on compilation albums. In 2002, the tracks were released again as "I can't believe it's not Mott the Hoople!", though this time it was credited to The Trybe.

In 2005 it was reported in the publication Classic Rock, that Hunter had received the offer of a seven-figure number to re-form the band.

In October 2007 at Ian Hunter's concert at the Shepherds Bush Empire, he was joined by Mick Ralphs and Verden Allen for the encore

Mott the Hoople-Mott the Hoople @320

1 You Really Got Me
2 At the Crossroads
3 Laugh at Me
4 Backsliding Fearlessly
5 Rock and Roll Queen
6 Rabbit Foot and Toby Time
7 Half Moon Bay
8 Wrath and Wroll
9 Ohio (Bonus Track Live)
10Find Your Way (Bonus Instrumental)


Focus-The Sky Will Fall Over London Tonight

Soundboard (BBC Studios late 1972)

Focus-The Sky Will Fall Over London Tonight @320
1. Bob Harris Introduction 0:41
2. Anonymous Two 21:42
3. Band Introductions 1:19
4. Focus 1 3:58
5. Focus 3 3:23
6. Answers? Questions! Questions? Answers! 12:09
7. Focus 2 4:46
8. Bob Harris Once More 0:18
19. Hocus Pocus 7:22

No Password

Source: Torrent

Friday, September 5, 2008

Yardbirds-Birdland (Thanks To Jimmy_B)

Info By Wiki:

Birdland is a 2003 album by English blues rock band the Yardbirds and was the first Yardbirds release in over 35 years. The musicians in this version of the Yardbirds differed greatly from their 60's counterpart containing only drummer Jim McCarty and rhythm guitarist Chris Dreja, although Jeff Beck makes a cameo on one track. Aside from the new replacements (John Idan, Gypie Mayo, Alan Glen) several guest cameos are done by notable guitarists such as Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Slash, Johnny Rzeznik, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, and Brian May.

The album contains seven new tracks composed mostly by McCarty or Dreja, and eight remakes of Yardbirds songs from the 1960s

Yardbirds-Birdland @320

1 I'm Not Talking
2 Crying Out For Love
3 The Nazz Are Blue
4 For Your Love
5 Please Don't Tell Me 'Bout The News
6 Train Kept A-Rollin
7 Mr. Saboteur
8 Shapes Of Things
9 My Blind Life
10Over Under Sideways Down
11Mr. You're A Better Man Than I
12Mystery of Being
13Dream Within A Dream
14Happenings Ten Years Time Ago
15An Original Man (A Song for Keith)

Credit for the upload goes to Jimmy_B

ps: Jimmy_B

Yardbirds-Little Games

Yardbirds-Little Games @320

1. Little Games
2. Smile on Me
3. White Summer
4. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor
5. Glimpses
6. Drinking Muddy Water
7. No Excess Baggage
8. Stealing, Stealing
9. Only the Black Rose
10.Little Soldier Boy
11.Puzzles [1991 U.S. Stereo Mix]
12.I Remember the Night [1991 U.S. Stereo Mix]
13.Ha! Ha! Said the Clown [*]
14.Ten Little Indians [1991 U.S. Stereo Mix]
15.Goodnight Sweet Josephine Version 1
16.Think About It
17.Goodnight Sweet Josephine [Phased U.S. Single Version]
18.Most Likely You Go Your Way (I'll Go Mine) [BBC Sessions]
19.Little Games [BBC Sessions]
20.Drinking Muddy Water [BBC Sessions]
21.Think About It [BBC Sessions]
22.Goodnight Sweet Josephine [BBC Sessions]
23.My Baby [BBC Sessions]
24.White Summer [BBC Sessions]
25.Dazed and Confused [BBC Sessions]



Thursday, September 4, 2008


Info By Wiki

Vocalist Phil Mogg, guitarist Mick Bolton (born Michael Bolton, May 1950, in London), bassist Pete Way and drummer Andy Parker (born Andrew Maynard Parker, 21 March 1952, in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire) formed the band in August, 1969. Originally taking the name 'Hocus Pocus', the group changed their name to UFO in honour of the London club where they were spotted by Noel Moore, who signed them to his Beacon Records label. Their eponymously titled first album debuted in 1970 and was a typical example of blues and boogie based hard rock. The album included a heavy version of Eddie Cochran's classic, "C'mon Everybody". Both UFO 1 and its follow-up, Flying, were very successful in Japan (especially the single "C'mon Everybody" which became a huge hit there) and Germany (the song "Boogie For George", also from the first album, reached #30 in German singles charts and "Prince Kajuku" from UFO 2 - Flying reached #26 there), but generated poor interest in Britain and America. Consequently, their third effort, UFO Lands In Tokyo (also known as UFO Live and UFO Landed In Japan), was only released in Japan.

Part of UFO's early heavy metal work was strongly influenced by space rock (their second album, including a 26-minute long title track and a 19-minute long opus "Star Storm", even was subtitled "One Hour Space Rock") that was modestly popular at the time, but the band soon realised the style was somewhat limited. In January, 1972 Mick Bolton left the group, and UFO set out to find a guitarist capable of providing the band with a more standard rock sound.

International success
After brief trial runs with ex-Steve Took's Shagrat guitarist, Larry Wallis (February - October, 1972; in 1975 he became a founding member of Motörhead) and future Cozy Powell's Hammer and Whitesnake member, Bernie Marsden - he toured with UFO in Europe and recorded demo, "Give Her The Gun") - the band recruited Michael Schenker from Scorpions in June, 1973. On a new label, Chrysalis Records, and with new producer, Leo Lyons, UFO recorded Phenomenon in 1974, which debuted the band's harder-edged guitar sound. Schenker was only 18 at the time, but was already a well-respected guitarist. Phenomenon was not an instant classic, but contained many fan favorites such as "Doctor Doctor" (later a minor hit single as a live track) and "Rock Bottom" (which was extended live to provide a showcase for Schenker). By the time of the Phenomenon tour, ex-Skid Row guitarist Paul Chapman (born Paul William Chapman, 9 May 1954, in Cardiff, Glamorganshire, South Wales) joined the group, but he left in January, 1975 to form Lone Star.

The band later released Force It (July, 1975) and No Heavy Petting (May, 1976) and toured extensively, which brought UFO increased visibility with American audiences and made them huge stars in England.

After the band experimented with keyboards during the recording sessions of Force It (Chick Churchill from Ten Years After played them), a keysman Danny Peyronel (previously in Heavy Metal Kids) joined the line-up in August, 1975, but the next summer he left to form The Blue Max. In July, 1976 the band recruited keyboardist and second guitarist Paul Raymond (born Paul Martin Raymond, 16 November 1945, in St Albans, Hertfordshire) (ex-Plastic Penny) from Savoy Brown to make 1977's Lights Out. Lights Out was the pinnacle of UFO's studio career and is considered a genuine 1970s rock classic, containing songs such as "Too Hot To Handle", "Lights Out", "Alone Again Or" and the 7-minute opus "Love To Love". With Lights Out, the band received substantial critical acclaim.

With their new-found success, the band went back into the studio to record Obsession in 1978. Whilst not as successful as its predecessor, Obsession still contained several popular tracks, such as; "Cherry" and "Only You Can Rock Me".

Later that year, the band went on tour and recorded the live album, Strangers In The Night. Strangers was a critical and commercial success.

Schenker's departure
Tensions had begun to grow between Mogg and Schenker in the late 1970s and before the release of Strangers In The Night (January, 1979), Schenker left the band. He made a brief return to the Scorpions before going on to form the Michael Schenker Group.

Post-Schenker years
After Schenker's exit, UFO rehired Paul "Tonka" Chapman on guitar who brought over unused track ideas from Lone Star's Dixie Lee. Shortly after they released their next LP, No Place To Run in January, 1980, produced by the former Beatles producer, George Martin. No Place to Run failed to match up to the success of its predecessors. Paul Raymond left the band at the end of the No Place To Run tour and was replaced by John Sloman from Uriah Heep for a couple of months and then by former Wild Horses guitarist and keyboardist Neil Carter, who helped fill the void in the songwriting left by Schenker's departure. Carter debuted in UFO on stage at Reading Festival August 23, 1980 when the band played as headline act. At the beginning of following year UFO released self-produced The Wild, The Willing And The Innocent, which had a lighter pop rock sound, which was popular at the time. The album achieved mild success in the UK, sparked by the Top 20 single "Lonely Heart".

In February, 1982 the band released Mechanix. It contained the popular song, "Back Into My Life", which was a minor hit in the USA. Later that year, founding member, Pete Way left the band to form Fastway with Mötorhead guitarist Eddie Clarke and then his own Waysted. He was replaced by Talas bassist, Billy Sheehan. UFO released Making Contact in 1983, but the album was a critical and commercial failure. Thus, that May, UFO decided to disband.

This proved to be a short hiatus as, two years later, Mogg assembled a new UFO line-up and released Misdemeanor.

UFO 1 is the debut album by British rock band UFO.

1 Unidentified Flying Object
2 Boogie
3 C'mon Everybody
4 Shake It About
5 Melinda
6 Timothy
7 Follow You Home
8 Treacle People
9 Who Do You Love


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Beach Boys-Pet Sounds

Short history of the group by wiki:

The Beach Boys is an American rock and roll band. Formed in 1961, the group gained popularity for its close vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting a California youth culture of surfing, girls, and cars. Brian Wilson's growing creative ambitions later transformed them into a more artistically innovative group that earned critical praise and influenced many later musicians.

The group initially comprised singer-musician-composer Brian Wilson, his brothers, Carl and Dennis, their cousin Mike Love, and friend Al Jardine. This core quintet, along with early member David Marks and later bandmate Bruce Johnston, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. The Beach Boys have often been called "America's Band"and has stated that "the band's unerring ability... made them America's first, best rock band.The group has had thirty-six U.S. Top 40 hits (the most of any U.S. rock band) and fifty-six Hot 100 hits, including four number one singles.Rolling Stone magazine listed The Beach Boys as one of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.According to Billboard Magazine, in terms of singles and album sales, The Beach Boys are the No. 1 selling American band of all time.

Many changes in both musical styles and personnel have occurred during their career, notably because of Brian Wilson's mental illness and drug use (leading to his eventual withdrawal from the group) and the deaths of Dennis and Carl Wilson in 1983 and 1998, respectively. Extensive legal battles between members of the group have also played their part. After Carl Wilson's death, founding member Al Jardine was ousted by Mike Love. As of 2008, The Beach Boys continue to tour, with a lineup of Mike Love, Bruce Johnston and a backing band of new musicians.

Beach Boys-Pet Sounds @320

1 Wouldn't It Be Nice
2 You Still Believe In Me
3 That's Not Me
4 Don't Talk
5 I'm Waiting For The Day
6 Let's Go Away For Awhile
7 Sloop John B
8 God Only Knows
9 I Know There's An Answer
10 Here Today
11 I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
12 Pet Sounds
13 Caroline, No
14 Conclusion
15 Hang On To Your Ego


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

May Blitz-May Blitz

Info By Progarchives:

MAY BLITZ were formed by vocalist/guitarist Jamie Black who recruited Tony Newman on drums, (ex Sounds Incorporated and Jeff Beck Group), and Reid Hudson (bass, vocals) in 1969. The original lineup featured bassist Terry Poole and drummer Keith Baker, from Bakerloo, but both left before recording anything for the band. Baker had a better offer from Uriah Heep, and went to record "Salisbury" with the band.

The band survived long enough to record two incredibly heavy, powerful and psychedelic albums(debut album 'May Blitz' in 1970 and a follow up 'The 2nd Of May' recorded in 1971) with strong blues undertones and progressive tendencies, despite the lack of keyboards. These were released on Vertigo, who we also associate with Black Sabbath and Uriah Heep - but the music is probably heavier than either. Their style comes in somewhere around High Tide and the Pink Fairies - but these are really ballparks.

Their debut album is a must-hear for anyone curious about the development of heavy music, and features a production in which it is not only almost possible to smell the ganja smoke, but is also rich and clear enough to provide the striking dynamic contrasts the music needs, as it occasionally veers from ambience to crushing riffs in the blink of an eye. It is certainly very unpredictable, even now

May Blitz-May Blitz @320

1 Smoking The Day Away
2 I Don't Know
3 Dreaming
4 Squeet
5 Tomorrow May Come
6 Fire Queen
7 Virgin Waters