HOLIDAYS IN THE SUN!!!




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.

Frank

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Ringo Starr - Goodnight Vienna 1974 (1992 Parlophone EMI) Flac & mp3@320


Goodnight Vienna was very much a follow-up to Ringo, on which Ringo Starr called upon his bevy of musical buddies. Most prominent among them was John Lennon, who again wrote the leadoff track, "(It's All Da-Da-Down To) Goodnight Vienna," and played on three songs; also included are Elton John, who wrote and played on "Snookeroo," Dr. John, Billy Preston, Robbie Robertson, and Harry Nilsson.

Richard Perry again produced, bringing his strong pop sensibility to the diverse material. The only real fall-off was in the songwriting; the album's Top Ten hits were "Only You," the old Platters song, and Hoyt Axton's novelty number "No No Song," which winked at intoxicants, but little else on the set stood out. Goodnight Vienna was another enjoyable Ringo record, but it lacked the star power and consistency of its predecessor. Still, compared to the rest of his '70s albums, it was a masterpiece.( allmusic.com)


Some really strong tracks here (Only You, Back Off Boogaloo, Six O'Clock and some more) but three weak songs as well in my opinion (Call me, No No Song, Easy For Me).All in all this is a good album and for sure one of his better '70s works. To speak of a masterpiece is completely overrated also in the named context.


Viel Spass
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Power Pop at its best! The Real Kids - Better Be Good 1977 - 1979 (1999 Norton Records) Flac & mp3



BETTER BE GOOD is an 18-track compilation of alternate takes and live versions of songs that showed up on various releases by the Real Kids and the Taxi Boys, who for all intents and purposes were the same band.


Leader John Felice, who was in the first, unrecorded lineup of the Modern Lovers with his next-door neighbor Jonathan Richman in the early '70s and later roadied for the Ramones, is a punk rock savant; the Real Kids were the first truly great Boston punk band, although they sounded much more like the Flamin Groovies than the Sex Pistols. These three-chord rockers, bracketed by two versions of the great "All Kindsa Girls," are tough, cool, and catchy. Complete novices should probably start with the original albums, but these alternate versions are much more than mere ephemera (allmusic.com)

 To all the ''complete novices'' i think you should take all you can get because these guys were always great. You can't go wrong. The album is contributed by Mark, a very nice guy who contributes to the blog from time to time. Thanks, man!

Have fun
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Psychedelic Folk Rock: Bill Quick - Maravillosa Gente 1972 (2007 Guerssen Records) Flac & mp3@320

"Mysterious Bill Quick..this guy was son of North-American dad and Venezuelan mum, and landed in Madrid in the early 70s, spending most of his time playing music and manufacturing leather belts and other stuff that he later sold at the popular Rastro flea market in Madrid, meeting point for all hippies of the time.

He somehow got in touch with famous producer Alain Milhaud, who got really impressed by his work and quickly offered him a deal for recording a long-play to be released in Milhauds own Explosion label. Then Bill recruited some of top studio musicians and foreign friends who were also living in Madrid at the time; the list of people who play on the recordings is impressive: Salvador Dominguez & Chema Pellico (ex-Cerebrum), Rafa Galvez (Vainica Doble), Frank Rojas (Sangre). Jess Lam (Jess & James).. and up to eleven musicians joined Bill in the recording studio.

As a result, "Maravillosa gente" (Beautiful people) was recorded. Ranging from beautiful, introspective, acoustic solo tracks like "Beautiful People", "Only the weather" or the acid-folk of "Winters gonna come" to full backing-band hard-edged ones like "Take me away", "Somebody" and the folk-rock sounding of "With you, Lord" or "I sing this song", the album is a real treat from start to finish.




It has an awesome sound and amazing production (it was recorded at one of the most advanced Spanish recording studios at the time), along with top musicianship and Bills amazing songwriting. A real big ticket that was absolutely ignored in Spain at the time, and even today remains unknown to most of folk-rock collectors and fans. Curious enough, the album got released in Brazil as well (with poor sales again) (Mutant-Sounds)


I haven't heard this for a long time. It's still a great effort in my ears. It's naturally not pop but i allow it, lol.

Have fun
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VA - Fuzz, Flaykes & Shakes Vol.2 - The Day Breaks at Dawn (1999 Bacchus Archives) Flac & mp3@320


Hello Folks, i hope all of you enjoy their free weekend. I'm on my way to visit a flea market in the neighbour town with my love. Hoping to find some good records or CDs. Sun is shining so it looks like a good idea for the afternoon.
Okay here is part 2 of the Bacchus Archives series from 1999 and i can tell you it's a very good second volume. I think you will like it, too. Likewise i post the complete artwork of the series. I don't know if there was a book because i don't owe the real discs, i found this in the web long time ago. All front and back covers are here. If there is somebody who own the booklet maybe you would contributr it here. Just send an email :-) . Thanks and now i hope you have fun folks.


Enjoy
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