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, 2 September 2017

Ringo Starr - Starr Struck - The Best Of Ringo Starr Vol.2 (1989 Rhino Records) Flac & mp3

A follow-up compilation to Blast From Your Past, Starr Struck gathered together the better tracks from Ringo Starr's less successful albums originally released between 1976 and 1983. "A Dose of Rock 'N' Roll" and "Wrack My Brain" were Top 40 singles, and the album contained specially written songs by Ringo's Beatle colleagues.

The album also marked the first U.S. release for four songs from Ringo's 1983 album Old Wave. The result was a good substitute for five Ringo albums that were out of print when it was released, but no match for the hit-filled Blast From Your Past.(

Vol.2 of the best by Ringo from the last (then) 20 years of his solo work. A lot good songs here. Attention is a favourite of mine and really one of his best songs in my opinion. I think to match Blast From your Past with Starr Struck is not possible except on the flat how much hits the albums have. But that don't say much. Sure, it's all pop music nevertheless here is an other kind of pop on this album. The conclusion: Ringo have done (and do) good pop music.

Enjoy it
             Frank                                 Flac p1  &  Flac p2    -  mp@320

Various - Girls With Guitars (2004 Ace Records) Flac & mp3@320

To clear up some inevitable confusion right off the bat, this does not feature the same music as the 1989 LP compilation also titled Girls With Guitars, which came out on Impact, a subsidiary of Ace, the same label that put out the 2004 CD also titled Girls With Guitars [Ace]. The 1989 Impact LP bearing this title was devoted entirely to '60s female British acts, with the exception of Goldie & the Gingerbreads, an American band who were based in Britain in the mid-'60s. The 2004 Ace CD called Girls With Guitars [Ace] has 24 entirely different tracks, all of them by American-'60s girl groups, many (though not all) of whom played their own instruments. Goldie & the Gingerbreads appear on the 2004 Girls With Guitars [Ace] as well, but are represented by four mid-'60s tracks that don't appear on the 1989 Girls with Guitars LP. Got all that? Moving on to the music, it's okay and usually competent enough to avoid categorization as mere novelty. But it's not great -- it's mid-level period-'60s rock (actually from 1963-70), reflecting girl group, soul, British Invasion, and pop-rock trends of the day. Some of it has the raw guitar rock approach associated with garage rock, but not all of it does, by any means. Few will have heard of any of these acts, save perhaps Goldie & the Gingerbreads (whose tracks are only so-so); one-time Ikette Pat Powdrill, represented by an atypical (for her) piece of typical 1966 L.A. flower power pop/rock, "They Are the Lonely"; and, perhaps, She, who got some notoriety decades later after Ace issued a CD of that garage band's material. There's also Lonnie Mack, who's not a woman, of course, but whose "Sticks and Stones" featured vocals by women singers the Charmaines. Some of the standout tracks are the Beatlettes' "Only Seventeen," one of the most British Invasion-influenced songs on the disc (as if you couldn't tell from the group's name), though some of the melody borrows liberally from Lesley Gore's "She's a Fool"; "Help Me Boy," the Daughters of Eve's awkward, gender-adjusted cover of the Animals' hit "Help Me Girl"; the Girls' moody 1965 single "My Baby"/"My Love"; and the 2 of Clubs' version of Petula Clark's "Heart" (which actually charted in Billboard in the "bubbling under" section of the Hot Hundred in 1966), a song strong enough that it's hard to ruin, though both Clark and the Remains did better versions. This anthology will benefit from much stronger distribution than the many volumes in the Girls in the Garage series, the best-known anthologies of the small-'60s girl group/garage group genre. But to be honest, if you cherry-picked the best tracks from that series into one or two volumes, you'd have collections that would blow Girls With Guitars [Ace] out of the water.(Richie Unterberger, allmusic)

The girls are great. Wonderful collection of women in pop and rock. The tracks are well selected and nearly no fillers on the disc. Well done work by Ace Records.

Have fun
               Frank                            Flac p1 & Flac p2        -  mp3@320

Garage Rock The See No Evils - Inner Voices (2016 Heavy Soul Records) Flac & mp3@320

The debut album from exciting new Leeds 4 piece The See No Evils.
Twelve tracks that deliver a sound rooted in a 60's pop/garage sound, but with a modern twist which delivers the tunes from retrogression.
The two previous singles have proven that the band take influences from many genres over many years, be it 60s garage, 50 b-movie or 70s punk - no one track sounds the same.Expect chiming guitars, impassioned vocals and songs that wont leave you bored.


Very strong songs here: Naturally this is retro but must it be always bad because of that? I think no and the band shows that they have a sound which is not just a copy of the sixties.

          Frank                                 Flac p1    &   Flac p2    -  mp3@320

Last part: VA - Fuzz, Flaykes & Shakes Vol.7 - You Make Me Lose My Mind (2002 Bacchus Archives) Flac & mp3

Fuzz, Flaykes, & Shakes, Vol. 7 is a wild compilation of 18 rare fuzz punk and gnarly garage rock from the mid-'60s. The rarities included on Vol. 7 include "The Guy With the Long Liverpool Hair" by the Outsiders, "You Make Me Lose My Mind" performed by Mark V, "Love Muscle" performed by the Spirits of Blue Lightning, and "Poor Boys Always Weep" by the Lazy Eggs. The compilation and research for this series were provided by Dionysus Records honcho Lee Joseph with liner notes by Mike Stax, who pumps out one of the best and longest-running garage zines, Ugly Things. This is a must-have for all garage fanatics.(

Dear Folks, here comes Vol.7 and it's the last volume of the series. Time to say goodbye, lol. I hope you have fun with the music of this seven discs and you could discover some great stuff for you.

          Frank                                   Flac p1  & Flac p2          mp3@320

The Easybeats - Friday On My Mind 1966-'67 (1992 Repertoire) Flac & mp3@320

Friday on My Mind, produced by Shel Talmy and recorded in England, captures the Easybeats at just about their peak, combining all of the best elements in the evolution of their sound under one cover. The Easybeats were still one of the most energetic outfits in rock music, with a raw, highly animated guitar attack, but they were trying (and largely succeeding with) ever more complex vocal harmony parts and some staccato guitar harmony as well that was pretty impressive, and at this stage they were working with a brace of gorgeous Harry Vanda/George Young originals.
The ubiquitous title track is in excellent company, surrounded by an array of mid- to late-60's British rock treasures: a killer garage punk rendition of "River Deep, Mountain High," with a superb performance by Stevie Wright and what sounds almost like a sitar buried somewhere in the midst of the crisp electric guitars;
"Do You Have a Soul," with its abrupt tempo changes, cascading choruses, chiming guitars, and hooks that seem to flow into each other effortless; "Saturday Night," with more sitar-like sounds beneath the radiant choruses and rhythm guitar hooks; the dramatic, angst-ridden "You Me, We Love," on which Vanda's guitar playing becomes as intense as Wright's wrenching vocal performance; "Pretty Girl," with its crunchy rhythm guitar sound and catchy lyric hooks and choruses; and "Made My Bed Gonna Lie in It," a punk anthem nearly as catchy and well-played as "I'm Not Like Everybody Else." Not everything on this album is as successful as these cuts, but it is all good listening, even the eerie, original album finale, "See Line Woman." In fact, only the rendition of Leiber and Stoller's "Hound Dog" may be out of place, and even it works as a change of pace. The label of "Australia's Beatles" may have proved an overstatement to some, but one can get a good look at its basis on this album -- it's loaded with actual and potential hit singles, yet it doesn't come off as lightweight in any way.

A really great pop album by the Easybeats.
         Frank                                   Flac p1  &  Flac p2          mp3@320