Hello Folks, just for your information i will go to the sun this year from the 23rd of this month until around the 15th of october. I got the confirmation today. Hurray :-). hope we will meet here again after my holidays.


Saturday, 26 August 2017

New Series: VA - Fuzz, Flaykes & Shakes Vol.1 (1999 Bacchus Archives Records) Flac & mp3@320

If anything, the second volume in Fuzz, Flaykes, & Shakes is superior to its predecessor on purely musical terms, emphasizing bands with harder, more frantic, soulful psychedelic sounds. Dave Travis Extreme's "Last Night, the Flowers Bloomed" is a lost artifact of the Sunset Strip riots that is a match for the Standells' classic on the same subject; the Chicago-based Traces of Time's "Oh Bob" is an even harder and better-paced piece of psych-punk, and it only gets better from there. John English & Lemon Drops ("Just Don't Complain") and Zorba & the Greeks ("One and Only Girl") are incredibly cool, frantic dance numbers with a hard psych edge, but the real revelation is track number five, "I Saw Her Yesterday" by the Sunrisers; these guys came from Whitestone, Queens (and nearby Little Neck), and they delivered up one of the smoothest, coolest, most well-played pieces of psychedelic rock ever to come out of New York City, period, with a great beat, memorable hooks, and mournfully frustrated teen vocals; this jewel from October of 1966 was, alas, their only recorded venture in the psych-punk vein. Soul Inc.'s "Stronger Than Dirt" is a funny psychedelic take on a pop-culture theme. Amoeba ("Lost Love") out of McAllen, TX, may well have gotten tarred and feathered for pushing a sound this punked out in 1965 -- even the 13th Floor Elevators had to blow relatively cosmopolitan Houston, after all -- and these guys were just as direct in their punk sensibilities. The Deepest Blue, the Last Chapter, the Graven Image ("Take a Bite of Life," with a Bo Diddley-beat), the Hackers ("Keep On Running, Girl"), the Tracers ("Who Do You Love," with a pumping organ in the mix), the Denims ("Salty Dog Man"), Flowers, Fruits & Pretty Things ("Take Me Away"), and the Search ("Mr. Custer") all acquit themselves well, but there are a handful of acts here that could easily have competed in the larger musical arena with the material or the talent they offer up here: the Druids with "Cool, Calm & Collected" (not the Rolling Stones song), and its catchy choruses and solid guitar hooks; the Other Four with "Searching for My Love," crunchy rhythm guitars (and one great lead player) and surging organ beneath an achingly beautiful melody, especially on the choruses; and the title track of this compilation by the Backgrounds, which is a great song handled by a lead singer who's trying just a little too hard to sound like Arthur Lee of Love. The sound on this CD is very slightly shakier than the quality of its predecessor, but the music is the purest, distilled psych-punk, with barely a mellow or reflective moment anywhere on this disc.(

Hola Friends and Folks, here is the new series i promised to you earlier today. The series have seven volumes and i want to post again one per day. Tomorrow with Vol.2 i will post the complete artwork as well.
Hope you will enjoy this,

Viel Spass
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Ringo Starr - Y Not (Hip-O Records) 2010 Flac & mp3

Ringo Starr defined his solo career through his collaborations, scoring his first big hit with the assistance of his fellow Fabs and later sustaining himself through his All-Starr Band, so his decision to produce 2010’s Y Not on his own appears to be a big deal. Of course, those collaborators sharpened Ringo’s focus but never altered his amiable pop -- that friendly, shambling sound is Ringo, something Y Not proves without a shadow of a doubt by sounding virtually interchangeable with its immediate predecessors despite a production that inexplicably feels like a response to George Harrison’s 1987 comeback, Cloud Nine.
Since Ringo bathes himself in unrepentant nostalgia, this 20-year flashback is odd but appropriate because Starr is all about cheerful reminders of happy times filled with Peace Dreams and memories of “The Other Side of Liverpool.” Starr does have some famous friends to bolster his journey through the past -- Van Dyke Parks co-wrote “Walk with You” but his presence is obscured by a Paul McCartney harmony, Joe Walsh is partially responsible for the stiffly thumping “Fill in the Blanks,” Richard Marx keeps the '80s nostalgia flowing on “Mystery of the Night,” while Joss Stone valiantly tries to pull the proceedings into the present on the album-closing “Who’s Your Daddy,” a song where Ringo comfortably plays second banana -- but he has no overall collaborator; he’s steering this ship himself and has no desire to depart from his familiar course home.

Again, like there was on Liverpool 8, there is charm to Starr’s tried and true: exciting it is not but it’s as comforting as an old friend who doesn’t change, he just stays the same.(

A record by Ringo Starr i don't know what i think about. Some songs have a real good songwriting and sounds good as well... but that's just a few. The most songs here to me sounds like a trip back in the eighties cause of the production. Why that? A song like Who's Your Daddy?, hell Ringo i have no words. To me after some good works in the 000 years this is a tired album. With good will a mediocre work. I go to sleep...
Different opinions? Please comment.
Have fun
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VA - Imaginations - Psychedelic Sounds From The Young Blood, Beacon & Mother Labels, 1969-1974 (2014 Guerssen Records) Flac & mp3@320

I couldn't find a review for this compilation of the spanish Guerssen label with tracks from 1969 till 1974. The reason for this is that i am to lazy for a search at the moment, lol.
First: This is a very very good compilation of quite different tracks by very different bands. Despite or maybe because of this the compilation presents great music.

Not all is really ''Psychedelic'' but like i said very good. To me here is just one weak track (Taiconderoga - Speakin' My Mind), all the other songs to me soungs good or great. Highlights to me for instance are Derek Paul - Drugtaker, both songs by The Damned (not the Punk rockers).

The first one is called ''Theta'' and uses synthesizer sounds very great and to me it sounds ahead of it's time then. The second one ''Morning Bird'' is the last track on the record and is fantastic in a completely different way, very glam style. Rubber Band and ''Moonwalker'' sounds like a glam pop song with a blues lick harmonica.
This is not the typical progressive compilation of the '70s. I find no better words cause of my not well english language speaking but the compilation is really worth a listen. A lot gems to discover.
Hope you have fun

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Nederbeat/Psychedelic Pop From 1968: Bojoura - Nightflight Nightsight (2010 Rev-Ola) Flac & mp3@320

Bojoura (the Bulgarian name for peony) was discovered by George Kooymans of Golden Earring in 1967. One of his songs (‘Everybody’s Day’) landed her on the local hit parade and made her an instant success: she has won the popularity polls ever since. During the 1967-68 season she became the hostess of the AVRO-TV programme “Vjoew” in which she interviewed The Supremes as well as Truman Capote.

In the summer of 1968 an invitation followed to represent the Netherlands at the “Festival Orphée d’Or” in Burgas, Bulgaria. In 1969, her version of “Frank Mills” from the musical Hair hit the top of the local bestsellers lists. As a result of this success she has been making personal appearances with the Thijs van Leer trio and scored a hit with ‘The Letter’.
Bojoura, in full Raina Gerardina Bojoura Cleuver van Melzen, was born at The Hague, Holland, on April 15, 1947. She is the daughter of Dany Zonewa, a well-known opera-singer and music-teacher of Bulgarian origin.
After her musical career, Bojoura married with Hans Cleuver, drummer of Focus who later became their manager. They got two daughters Laurie and Emilie and a son Jurriaan. Daughter Emilie is active at the drumming-school (like her father) at Scheveningen (The Hague). Bojoura studied several languages at master-level and ‘till today she is a teacher in foreign languages like English and Russian.(Discogs)

Very impressive voice and the songs are well orchestrated psychedelic pop. If you don't know the album give it a try.

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The 4th and last volume: Australia's & New Zealand's GaragePopModBeatRock Of The '60s: Various - Sixties Downunder 1988-2000 Vol 4 (2000 Raven Records) Flac & mp3@320

The Sixties Downunder series of Australian 1960s rock takes a downturn for its fourth volume, as series of this sort often do the deeper they get into the count. The reservations that apply to rock from this time and region to milder degrees on some other Australian '60s comps come more to the foreground here: too much imitative derivation of overseas rock trends, too many covers of overseas songs done better elsewhere, and too much of a bubblegummy pop vibe the further it gets into the psychedelic pop era.

That's not to say there isn't some good stuff here, and that it isn't at the least educational for North American and European listeners who have heard virtually nothing of '60s rock from this part of the world. There are a couple of singles from the one group on here that many people all over the globe will have heard before, the Easybeats, and Steve Wright and George Young of the Easybeats wrote one of the better remaining tracks, Johnny Young's decent 1966 British Invasion-like mover "Step Back."

The Loved Ones' 1966 single "Sad Dark Eyes" is an actual classic, a brooding R&B ballad that sounds like a missing link between Them and Nick Cave, with some of the longest held vocal note-howls you'll come across on a rock single. There's no buried treasure among the other couple dozen tracks, however, though there are some pleasing outings here and there, like Bev Harrell's perky cover of P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri's "What Am I Doing Here With You?," Pastoral Symphony's phased pop-psych-soul "Love Machine," and Bobby & Laurie's reading of Roger Miller's "Hitchhiker."
A lot of the post-1967 portion of the disc is insubstantial, sweet, flower power bubblegum or bombastically orchestrated flower pop (the Virgil Brothers sound like a terribly overwrought Walker Brothers imitation), though the heavier hard rock-psychedelia of King Fox's "Unforgotten Dreams" ends the CD on a relatively up note.(

Hello Folks, today the little downunder series ends but like all the other three before you get here a very fineload of great downunder pop music of the time back then. I hope you had and will have fun with these four discs. I will start later today a new series so stay tuned and i will surprise you with some fine stuff. Now have fun with vol four,

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