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.


Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Larry's Rebels - I Feel Good; The Essential Purple Flashes of Larry's Rebels 1965-1969 (2015 RPM Records) Flac & mp3@320

Larry's Rebels had one of the goofier names in the history of rock & roll -- it invites the question, who is this Larry and why does he have his own set of rebels? -- but nobody laughs at their moniker in New Zealand, where for five years they were one of the nation's biggest and best beat groups. Larry's Rebels were sometimes compared to the Animals in their homeland (they released a solid cover of "Inside Looking Out"), and while they lacked the fierce blues power of the British band, they shared their talent for taking well-known songs and giving them a distinctive spin of their own.

Singer Larry Morris had a strong, versatile voice that worked with sunny pop numbers and harder blues-based material, and guitarist John Williams (no relation to the classical guitarist or the film composer) could play tough, howling leads dipped in fuzz and feedback; this was a band that could cover the Who and the Creation and, if not surpassing the originals, deliver versions that had a backbone and a personality of their own.

 (And "Flying Scotsman," an obvious lift from "Train Kept A Rollin'," burns nearly as bright as the Yardbirds' variation on the theme.) Larry's Rebels were stars in New Zealand and fared well in Australia, but they failed to break through in the U.K. and were unknown in the United States, and for many fans of '60s rock, I Feel Good: The Essential Purple Flashes of Larry's Rebels 1965-1969 will be their first exposure to the band.

And these 24 tunes (with a vintage Coca-Cola commercial tacked on as a bonus) confirm that plenty of folks were missing out on a worthwhile band that could tackle moody pop ("This Empty Place"), sneering R&B ("Whatcha Gonna Do 'Bout It"), raunchy garage punk ("Coloured Flowers") and proto-psychedelia ("Halloween") with equal confidence and skill. Featuring a well-written history of the band by Grant Gillanders and lots of rare photos and clippings, I Feel Good: The Essential Purple Flashes of Larry's Rebels 1965-1969 is a definitive single-disc overview of the band's brief but remarkable career, and anyone with a taste for U.K. R&B or freakbeat of the era will enjoy this sampler of the rock & roll kings of the Antipodes.(

These guys had the skills and their legacy is fine. A lot of beat, psychedelic, freakbeat, garage and catchy songs who let your spine shiver to the rhythm of the songs, lol. Listen the whole disc and you will agree. Grab it and have fun.

          Frank                Flac part 1  &  Flac part 2  &  Flac part 3       - mp3@320

Psychedelic Garage Rock: The Bleu Forest ‎– A Thousand Trees Deep 1970 (2016 Gear Fab Records) Flac & mp3@320

The Bleu Forest was originally formed as a trio in 1966 by Michael Cullen on guitar and lead vocals, Gary Heuer on guitar and backing vocals, and Jack Caviness on drums and backing vocals. The original three sequestered themselves at Jack's Home Acres house during the formative months with constant rehearsals doing Beatles covers and one or two original songs written by Mike Cullen. The first originals were 'Bitterstreet' and 'One I Love', both which were eventually included on the yet unreleased album 'A Thousand Trees Deep' and the recording of demo material at the home of music icon, Jimmy Haskell. Bass player Ed Steele was added to the group prior to these recording sessions. Mike wrote some additional original material and rehearsed for endless hours until they were perfected. The entire process consumed many months before the band felt enough original material was ready to play publicly.
(by music emporium on Discogs)

Several musicians came and went before Mike, due to personal issues, left the group. The split was cordial and Mike allowed the remaining group to use the songs he had written. After a search of the local area, organist Larry Wiseman and lead guitarist/lead vocalist Ron Barkley were added, and this became the Bleu Forest that is remembered.
Ron Barkley (lead guitar, lead vocals)
Jack Caviness (drums, backing vocals)
Gary Heuer (lead guitar, backing vocals)
Ed Steele (1950-2011) (bass)
Larry Wiseman (keyboards)
Mike Cullen (guitar, lead vocals, main songwriter)

A nice note on the inside of the digipack from drummer Jack Caviness about the recording techniques of the time then. This is a very fine album and a little lost treasure. Give it a try if you like psychedelic garage music.
Have fun
               Frank                      Flac part 1  &  Flac part 2       - mp3@320

At Request: 2 on 1 The Droogs - Stone Cold World - Kingdom Day 1984-87 (1992 Music Maniax Records) Flac & mp3@320

Los Angeles-based band, The Droogs's greatest success has come in Europe. While their garage band approach has yet to capture an American audience, their recordings have received an enthusiastic response overseas. German record label, Music Maniac, reissued their albums, Mad Dog Dreams and Guerrilla Love-In, and released a compilation of their singles, Anthology. Their 1997 album, Atomic Garage, was released by the Spain-based Impossible Records label.

Formed in the early-1970s, the Droogs chose a cover of Sonic's "He's Waiting" for their debut single in 1973. Their second single, released five years later, "Set My Love On You", showcased the songwriting of vocalist Ric Albin and his brother and guitarist, Roger Clay. Other original tunes were included on the multi-artist samplers, Saturday Night Pogo, in 1978, and Ahead Of My Time, the following year.

The Droogs experienced a major change with the arrival of former Textones and Dream Syndicate bassist and keyboards player, Dave Provost in the early-1980s. Provost made his presence felt on a four song EP, Heads Examined, in 1983 and their debut full-length album, Stone Cold World, in 1984.
Although their future appeared secure, after singing with the PVC/Jem label, the Droogs continued to find fame evasive. While touring the Midwest, in support of their 1987 album, Kingdom Day, the label declared bankruptcy and went out of business.

After building a solid following in Europe, the Droogs turned their focus back on the United States, releasing an album, Want Something, in 1990, that included tracks from their European albums and bonus tracks. (

In my mind they have a slightly ''dark'' sound. I find no better word. If you don't know the Droogs maybe you give it a try.

Have fun
                Frank             Flac part 1Flac part 2Flac part 3       -  mp3@320

The Tages - In My Dreams: The Complete Recordings, Vol.2, 1966 (1994 EMI Svenska) Flac & mp3@320

The second of EMI's three-volume series covering the whole of Tages' 1960s recording output jams in 76 minutes of music, the 29 tracks almost all hailing from 1966 recording sessions, though a few rarities from 1965 and 1969 are tacked on at the end. This very active year saw Tages trying on a variety of hats, some of them with spectacular success, and some of them to little positive effect. Unfortunately, it's not too often that Tages hit the bull's-eye here, but when they do, they play British mod-style rock with as much pizzazz as all but the very best U.K. bands of the era. In particular, "Guess Who" isn't far off, um, the mid-'60s Who in its mixture of riff-driven guitar pop and a freaky feedback instrumental break.

"Miss McBaren" is a lovely harmony pop number; "Crazy 'Bout My Baby" is an astonishing off-the-wall double-time flamenco-meets-Bo Diddley cover of an obscure American song (perhaps learned via the Swinging Blue Jeans' version) with a berserk organ break; and "Leaving Here" is a tough Motown interpretation that sounds rather like the way the Who would do U.S. R&B tunes in their early days. Elsewhere, the territory is so cryptically varied and the quality so inconsistent that one gets the sense Tages were floundering for direction, even as their talent ensured some whopping cuts when they were firing on all cylinders. There are some pretty mediocre soul covers; a pointless take on the Easybeats' classic "Friday on My Mind," considering how indelible the original hit rendition was; and some quite erratic and mediocre attempts to write soul-flavored rock of their own. And while their cover of Johnny Kidd's 1963 Merseybeatish hit "Jealous Girl" is quite good (and arguably better than the original), that's a pretty strange thing to be digging out of the bag in mid-1966.

A few other originals show them edging toward psychedelic territory in a baroque British way and, while not great, these aren't bad; the odd moody rocker "Those Rumours" and the morose folkish ballad "Go" are worth a listen, if not among their best efforts. As with Tages' recordings as a whole, isolate the very best of these cuts and they could just about pass as a great lost British Invasion band; hear the whole thing in one swoop, and it's more for specialists, though not without its share of fine triumphs.

Note that while for the most part this is a chronologically sequenced overview of the middle part of their discography, it also includes a couple stray 1965 recordings (the somewhat anemic original R&B-rocker "Hey Mama" and a cover of "Tutti Frutti") and live versions of James Brown's "I Got You (I Feel Good)" (from 1966) and Moby Grape's "Hey Grandma" (from 1969).(Richie Unterberger, allmusic)

Vol.2 of the three disc ''Complete Recordings'' present the recordings from 1966 with a few exceptions. All three volumes are real fine with a lot great songs and to me the Tages wasn't a band who was nearly as good as the british bands, they was as good as a lot of the british bands. They had all what a good band should have. And the band had the skills to write strong melody lines and also they shaped their songs versatile.

Have fun
               Frank               Flac part 1Flac part 2 & Flac part 3    -  mp3@320