Thursday, April 23, 2009

Trapeze-Medusa (Re-Up)

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Trapeze were an English rock band formed in March 1969, by vocalist John Jones and guitarist/keyboardist Terry Rowley (who named the band), with guitarist Mel Galley, singer/bassist Glenn Hughes, and drummer Dave Holland. The band had a fairly fluid line up, finally dissolving in 1994, and although they never found commercial success themselves, several members went on to join better known bands including Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Judas Priest and Uriah Heep.
Trapeze issued its self-titled debut album Trapeze in 1970, but early that year Jones and Rowley would return to Montanas. Now in late 1970 the more familiar trio of Galley, Hughes, and Holland surfaced for the first time with the album Medusa also released in late 1970.Trapeze would tour as this trio until early 1973. The band toured mostly in the UK and the Southern U.S, their commercial success was minimal up to this point.You Are the Music...We're Just the Band released in 1972 saw Glenn Hughes leave the band after the 1973 tour for the first time to replace Roger Glover in Deep Purple. After the departure of Glenn Hughes the bands profile and sales grew, mostly of the first three albums that Hughes was on but their concert base grew with them now playing small arenas all over the U.S.
In 1974 the band released The Final Swing a best of compilation that had two previously unreleased tracks called "Good Love" and the hit song, "Dat’s it" that was a fan favorite at the live shows for many years prior to its release. Guitarist Rob Kendrick and bassist Pete Wright signed on for Trapeze's 1974 album Hot Wire that see the band go to a more hard rock sound just like the next release in 1976 that saw a second self-titled album also named Trapeze.

Medusa is the second album by Trapeze

Vincent Jeffries:
Not only is Medusa the finest offering from '70s outfit Trapeze, it is one of the decade's most underappreciated hard rock recordings. With a lineup that consisted of future Deep Purple, Judas Priest, and Black Sabbath members, there seems to be proof that at least a few fellow musicians appreciated this 1971 offering. Fans of his later work might be surprised by Glenn Hughes' soulful vocal delivery, especially on the mid-tempo blues-rockers like "Black Cloud" and "Your Love Is Alright." Guitarist Mel Galley also deserves mention for his sparse approach to classic rock riffing that is catchy and affective. Even the ballads are focused, memorable, and unique. There are some melodic moments on the closing title track that sound almost as if a '90s alt-rock crooner composed them. Considering that Medusa predates many similar, and more successful, classic rock LPs from the likes of Bad Company, Nazareth, Foreigner, and others, it's a wonder that the record isn't mentioned more when influential albums of this era are discussed

Trapeze-Medusa @320

1Black Cloud

3Your Love Is Alright
4Touch My Life
6Makes You Wanna Cry


Monday, April 20, 2009

Psychedelic Years Revisited(Re-Up)

Review by Lindsay Planer :
This three-CD U.K. collection is the companion to Psychedelic Years, Vol. 1 (1991); both include 50 seminal platters from either side of the Atlantic. Rather than simply retreading material that is easily obtainable on a plethora of other "oldies" compilations, Psychedelic Years Revisited delves into a secondary layer of harder-to-locate hits and deep-catalog album cuts from a wide spectrum of artists ranging from well-known pop/folk rockers such as the Byrds ("5D [Fifth Dimension]" and "Change Is Now") to the virtually and utterly obscure Freudian Complex ("Lake Baikal"). Disc one includes one and a half dozen cuts that are parenthetically corralled under the moniker "Back in the U.S.A." and run the gamut from early contributions by Captain Beefheart ("Abba Zabba") and criminally unknown Bay Area psych rocker Kak ("Rain") to the trippy side of one-hit wonders such as the Electric Prunes ("Get Me to the World on Time") and the Lemon Pipers ("Through With You"). Disc two crosses the pond with 18 platters from "Back in the British Isles." Once again, more established acts such as Traffic ("Paper Sun") and Cream ("Sweet Wine") are juxtaposed with the comparatively obscure Art ("Supernatural Fairy-Tales") and Heavy Jelly ("I Keep Singing That Same Old Song"). In between are initial works from Electric Light Orchestra predecessors the Move ("I Can Hear the Grass Grow") and Keith Emerson's pre-ELP combo the Nice ("America"). Disc three is the proverbial sweet windowpane (or microdot) on the proceedings with an additional 14 "Far Out" numbers. Included here are some of the greatest "lost" classics and somewhat obscured psych from the likes of H.P. Lovecraft ("Electrallentando"), Nico ("Evening of Light"), and Steppenwolf precursors the Sparrow ("Isn't It Strange"). Accompanying the discs is a 24-page liner-notes booklet containing brief annotative paragraphs, photos, and pertinent discographical information. Although a majority of the material on Psychedelic Years Revisited has been issued on artist-related discs as well as other compilations -- such as the Nuggets series -- there are few as thorough or as consistently entertaining

Psychedelic Years Revisited @320

01)The Electric Prunes - Get Me To The World On Time
02)The Byrds - 5D (Fifth Dimension)
03)Love - Your Mind And We Belong Together
04)Spirit - Dark Eyed Woman
05)Captain Beefheart - Abba Zabba
06)Kaleidoscope- Little Orphan Annie
07)Kak - Rain
08)The Sopwith Camel - Cellophane Woman
09)The Left Banke - Desiree
10)Ultimate Spinach- Ego Trip
11)The Amboy Dukes - Journey To The Centre Of The Mind
12)The Velvet Underground - What Goes On (Live)
13)Nico - Little Sister
14)The Vacels - Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window
15)The Lemon Pipers - Through With You
16)Eric Burdon & The Animals - Monterey
17)Eric Burdon & The Animals - Sky Pilot
18)H.P. Lovecraft - The White Ship

01)Traffic - Paper Sun
02)The Move - I Can Hear The Grass Grow
03)Cream - Sweet Wine
04)Nirvana (UK) - Rainbow Chaser
05)The Misunderstood - I Can Take You To The Sun
06)The Misunderstood - Children Of The Sun
07)Les Fleurs De Lys - Circles
08)The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown - Devil's Grip
09)The Purple Gang - Granny Takes A Trip
10)The Nice - America
11)Art Supernatural - Fairy Tales
12)Quintessence - Gungamai
13)Steamhammer - Passing Through
14)The Incredible String Band - Log Cabin Home In The Sky
15)Dr. Strangely Strange - Strangely Strange But Oddly Normal
16)Eire Apparent - Yes, I Need Someone
17)Man - Sudden Life
18)Heavy Jelly - I Keep Singing That Same Old Song

01)The Byrds - Change Is Now
02)Country Joe And The Fish - Bass Strings
03)Country Joe And The Fish - Section 43
04)The Sparrow - Isn't It Strange
05)H.P. Lovecraft - Electrallentando
06)Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)(Live)
07)Love - August
08)Moby Grape - He
09)Kak - Lemonaide Kid
10)Pearls Before Swine - Wizard Of Is
11)Nico - Evening Of Light
12)John Cale - Gideon's Bible
13)Captain Beefheart - Trust Us (Alternate Version)
14)The Freudian Complex - Lake Baikal

Note :This compilation was originally uploaded by aXDgwad so all the credit goes to him/her


Thursday, April 16, 2009


Budgie is Budgie's first album. It was released in June 1971.

Budgie-Budgie @320
1 Guts
2 Everthing in My Heart
3 Author Listen
4 Nude Disintegrating Parachutist Woman
5 Rape of the Locks
6 All Night Petrol
7 You and I
8 Homicidal


Budgie-Rape Of The Locks

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Info By Wiki:
Budgie formed in 1967 in Cardiff, Wales under the name Hills Contemporary Grass. Their original line-up consisted of Burke Shelley (b. John Burke Shelley, 10 April 1947, Tiger Bay, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales) on vocals and bass, Tony Bourge (b. Anthony James Bourge, 24 November 1948, Tiger Bay, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, South Wales) on guitar and vocals, and Ray Phillips (b. Raymond John Phillips, 1 March 1949, Tiger Bay, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, South Wales) on drums.[3] After performing several gigs in 1968, the band changed their name to Budgie the following year and recorded their first demo then.[1]

Their debut album in strong blues oriented hard rock lines was recorded at Rockfield Studios with Black Sabbath producer Rodger Bain and released in 1971, followed by Squawk in 1972. The 3rd album, Never Turn Your Back On a Friend (1973), contained "Breadfan", later covered by Metallica. (Metallica also covered another Budgie song, "Crash Course In Brain Surgery"). Ray Philips left the band before the fourth album In for the Kill was recorded and was replaced by Pete Boot (b. Peter Charles Boot, 30 September 1950, West Bromwich, Staffordshire).

In late 1974, the band were joined by drummer Steve Williams for the album Bandolier, but Bourge left mid 1978 and finally was replaced by "Big" John Thomas (b. 21 February 1952) in late 1979. Music from the 1978 LP Impeckable was featured in the 1979 film J-Men Forever (shown frequently on the USA Network's "Night Flight" television series in the 1980s) which is now a cult classic.

The band continued to have success during the New Wave of British Heavy Metal scene until 1982, even headlining the Reading Festival that year (a year before they played there a main show with headliner Whitesnake). They built a particular following in Poland,[citation needed] where they played as the first heavy metal band behind the Iron Curtain in 1982. Also notable was their tour support of Ozzy Osbourne in 1984.

The band stopped gigging in 1988, members went into studio production, occasionally guesting on other projects; Thomas most notably worked on the Phenomena CD with Glenn Hughes out of the Black Sabbath studios. Thomas left the band in 2001 after headlining the "Welsh Legends Of Rock" outdoor festival

Squawk is Budgie's second album. Released in September 1972, this recording was certified Gold in 1973. Cover art by Roger Dean

Budgie-Squawk @320

1. Whiskey River Listen
2. Rocking Man Listen
3. Rolling Home Again Listen
4. Make Me Happy Listen
5. Hot as a Docker's Armpit Listen
6. Drugstore Woman Listen
7. Bottled Listen
8. Young Is a World Listen
9. Stranded


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Mountain-Roll Over Beethoven (Re-Up)

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The band formed shortly after Leslie West, having left the Long Island R&B band the Vagrants, recorded a solo album titled Mountain with bassist and former Cream collaborator Felix Pappalardi producing. The album also featured former Remains drummer N.D. Smart. West's raw vocals and melodic, bluesy guitar style, and Pappalardi's heavy and elegant bass lines were the elements of Mountain's distinctive sound. Though heavily inspired by seminal British blues-rock band Cream (with which Pappalardi had been a frequent collaborator: he produced Disraeli Gears, Goodbye and Wheels of Fire, also contributing viola, brass, bells and organ to the latter), keyboardist Steve Knight was added to avoid Mountain being perceived as a simple imitation.

They played their fourth live concert at the 1969 Woodstock Festival in Bethel, New York (later chronicling the experience in their song "For Yasgur's Farm"), but the band did not appear in the film of the event nor was their performance included on the festival's first live album. Soon after, Smart was replaced by Laurence "Corky" Laing. Their debut, Climbing!, was released in 1970 and featured the band's signature song, "Mississippi Queen", which reached the middle of the top 40 charts. The album itself reached the top 20 on the US album charts.

The follow-up album Nantucket Sleighride, released in 1971, also reached the top 20 but failed to yield a hit single. The title track was used as the theme to ITV's Sunday political program Weekend World. After these early releases the band continued to receive a certain measure of critical acclaim but never again achieved great commercial success.

After Nantucket Sleighride, the band produced Flowers of Evil consisting of one side of studio material and one live side, culled from a concert at New York City's legendary Fillmore East. The following year, Mountain broke up. Shortly after, West and Laing formed West, Bruce and Laing with former Cream bassist Jack Bruce, producing two studio albums and a live release over the next two years.

In 1974 West and Pappalardi reformed Mountain with Allan Schwartzberg on drums and Bob Mann (of pioneering jazz rock band Dreams) on keyboards and guitar – a tour yielded the double live album Twin Peaks. The studio work Avalanche, with rhythm guitarist David Perry and Corky Laing once again on drums, was the last heard from the band for over a decade.

On April 17, 1983, Gail Collins Pappalardi, Felix's wife and songwriting partner who had designed many of the band's album covers, shot Pappalardi in the neck in their fifth-floor East Side Manhattan apartment. He was pronounced dead at the scene and Collins was charged with second-degree murder. Later cleared of that charge, she convicted of the lesser criminally negligent homicide and sentenced to 16 months to four years in prison. After her release from jail, she vanished into private life.

Mountain reformed in 1985, releasing Go For Your Life. They have continued to record and tour, with bassist Richie Scarlet (known for his work with Ace Frehley, Sebastian Bach and his multiple solo records) rounding out the lineup. Their most recent album is 2007's Masters of War, featuring 12 Bob Dylan covers and a guest appearance from Ozzy Osbourne.

Mountain-Roll Over Beethoven @320

Live performance from the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ, on November 3, 1974

1 Jingle Bells/Get Out Of My Life Woman (8:35)
2 You Better Believe It (6:05)
3 It's For You (7:43)
4 Theme For An Imaginary Western (4:54)
5 Whole Lotta Shaking Goin' On (2:39)
6 Never In My Life (4:22)
7 Roll Over Beethoven (1:34)
8 Mississippi Queen (6:00)
9 Nantucket Sleighride (10:39 )

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Beatles-Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Just one of the most famous and influential albums ever recorded.

Beatles-Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band @320
1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2. With a Little Help from My Friends
3. Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
4. Getting Better
5. Fixing a Hole
6. She's Leaving Home
7. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
8. Within You Without You
9. When I'm Sixty-Four
10.Lovely Rita
11.Good Morning Good Morning
12.Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
13.Day in the Life

Here: (Uploaded By Jimmy_B)

Saturday, April 4, 2009


Revolver is the seventh album by The Beatles, released on 5 August 1966

Beatles-Revolver @320
1) Taxman
2) Eleanor Rigby
3) I'm Only Sleeping
4) Love You Too
5) Here There And Everywhere
6) Yellow Submarine
7) She Said She Said
8) Good Day Sunshine
9) And Your Bird Can Sing
10)For No One
11)Doctor Robert
12)I Want To Tell You
13)Got To Get You Into My Life
14)Tomorrow Never Knows


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Blind Faith-Blind Faith

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Blind Faith is the self-titled album by the British supergroup Blind Faith, which consisted of Eric Clapton (The Yardbirds, Cream), Ginger Baker (Graham Bond Organisation, Cream), Steve Winwood (Spencer Davis Group, Traffic) and Ric Grech (Family).
There was an intense buzz about the band and its debut album Blind Faith, which on release topped Billboard's Pop Albums chart in America (as it did the UK and Canadian charts) and peaked at #40 on the Black Albums chart, an impressive feat for a British rock quartet. In addition, Rolling Stone published three reviews of the album in their September 6, 1969 issue, which were written by Ed Leimbacher, Lester Bangs, and John Morthland.
They began to work out songs early in 1969, and in February and March the group was in London at Morgan Studios, preparing for the beginnings of basic tracks for their album, although the first few almost finished songs didn't show up until they were at Olympic Studios in April and May under the direction of producer Jimmy Miller. The music community was already aware of the linkup, despite Clapton's claim that he was cutting an album of his own on which Winwood would play. The rock press wasn't buying any of it, knowing that Baker was involved as well, and then the promoters and record companies got involved, pushing those concerned for an album and a tour.
The recording of their album was interrupted by such a tour of Scandinavia, then a U.S. tour from July 11 (Newport) to August 24 (Hawaii), supported by Free and Delaney & Bonnie and Friends. Although a chart topper the LP was recorded hurriedly and side two consisted of just two songs, one of them a 15-minute jam entitled "Do What You Like." Nevertheless the band was able to produce two classic hits, Winwood's "Can't Find My Way Home" and Clapton's "Presence Of The Lord."
The release of the album provoked controversy because the cover featured a topless pubescent girl, holding in her hands a sculpture of an airplane, which some perceived as phallic.The U.S. record company issued it with an alternative cover which showed a photograph of the band on the front.

The cover art was created by photographer Bob Seidemann, a personal friend and former flatmate of Clapton's who is primarily known for his photos of Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead
Seidemann wrote that he approached a girl reported to be 14 years old on the London Tube about modeling for the cover, and eventually met with her parents, but that she proved too old for the effect he wanted. Instead, the model he used was her younger sister Mariora Goschen, who was reported to be 11 years old.Mariora initially requested a horse as a fee but was instead paid £40.
Bizarre rumors both surfaced and were fueled by the controversy, including that the girl was Baker's daughter or was a groupie kept as a slave by the band.
The image, titled "Blind Faith" by Seidemann, became the inspiration for the name of the band itself, which had been unnamed when the artwork was commissioned.
According to Seidemann, "It was Eric who elected to not print the name of the band on the cover. This had never been done before. The name was printed on the wrapper, when the wrapper came off, so did the type." In fact, this had been done previously for The Rolling Stones' 1964 debut album, Traffic's self-titled 1968 album, and The Beatles' albums Rubber Soul (1965) and Revolver (1966).

Blind Faith-Blind Faith @320
1 Had To Cry Today
2 Can't Find My Way Home
3 Well All Right
4 Presence Of The Lord
5 Sea Of Joy
6 Do What You Like
7 Exchange And Mart
8 Spending All My Days


Blind Faith-Can't Find My Way Home(Live Hyde Park?)

Blind Faith-Had To Cry Today(Live)