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Welcome to #108, this has been in gestation for a while so I managed a pretty quick turn around once i'd perfected it, if you haven't had a chance to get the previous Volume 107 (Austrian special) from a few days ago yet, here it is.
This is the the third bluesy volume of TDATS, which now makes for these so far; Vol54, Vol79 and Vol108. Take your pick from 15 tracks of seriously heavy, or seriously psychedelic bluesrock, all guaranteed to have you strutting and mooching all the way down to your local speakeasy. We have UK, US, German and Australian acts joining the party, ranging from 1968 to 1975, with all but two acts being new to TDATS. They include the band that evolved into Leaf Hound, a guy who would later be in proto-punks The Tubes, and a guy who was in Noel Redding's band, but quit the music industry for 14 years to become a commander in the Royal Navy.
What can I say about the importance of bluesrock to everything TDATS that hasn't already been said? Mostly associated with heavy R&B acts that emerged in the UK around the mid-'60s, The Blues Breakers, The Yardbirds and Cream sure have a lot to answer for, and Hendrix was playing his part too. This boom lead to tracks such as Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love" and Hendrix's "Fire" or "Purple Haze", which have some of the most all-time influential riffs upon what became heavy metal. Around the same time there was Blue Cheer in San Francisco, cranking out super-heavy stoned interpretations of the blues. Of course even Black Sabbath themselves started out as "The Polka Tulk Blues Band".
01. Juicy Lucy - Willie The Pimp (1970)
from album 'Lie Back And Enjoy It'
02. The Sacred Mushroom - You Won't Be Sorry (1969)
from album 'The Sacred Mushroom'
03. Darius - Ancient Paths (1968)
from album 'Darius'
04. Chicken Bones - Feeling (1975)
from album 'Hardrock In Concert'
05. Growl - I Wonder (1974)
from album 'Growl'
06. Tangerine - A.J.F. (1971)
from album 'The Peeling Of Tangerine'
07. Apple Pie Motherhood Band - Born Under a Bad Sign (1968)
from album 'The Apple Pie Motherhood Band'
08. Majic Ship - Free (1970)
from album 'Majic Ship'
09. Chain - Black & Blue (1971)
from album 'The History of Chain'
10. Dave Carlsen - Big Jake (1973)
from album 'Pale Horse'
11. Freeman Sound & Friends - 16 Tons (1970)
from album 'Heavy Trip'
12. Magic Sand - You Better Be Ready (1970)
from album 'Magic Sand'
13. Warren S. Richardson Jr. - Stella (1969)
from album 'Warren S. Richardson Jr.'
14. White Mule - Hundred Franc Blues (1970)
15. Black Cat Bones - Save My Love (1970)
from album 'Barbed Wire Sandwich'
|Juicy Lucy - "Lie Back And Enjoy It" LP pull-out|
|The Sacred Mushroom LP|
|Darius LP (1968) front|
|Darius LP (1968) rear|
"Hardrock In Concert" LP
"Hardrock In Concert" LP
|Growl LP (1974)|
rear showing band
Tangerine roll in with a Blue Cheerful vibe and guitar sound. From the Rockasteria page: ''The Peeling of Tangerine'' is the Gear-Fab CD reissue of their ultra-rare LP from 1971, recorded at the famous WRS Recording Studios in Pittsburgh, PA.
|The Peeling of Tangerine front|
|The Peeling of Tangerine rear|
|Apple Pie Motherhood Band|
Put the Clock Back on the Wall" b/w "Two & Twenty" were both from the Bonner/Gordon songbook. The Apple Pie Motherhood Band would continue with a revolving door personnel for another year and release their swan song Apple Pie (1970) shortly before breaking up at the dawn of that decade.
|Majic Ship LP (1970)|
Gear Fab's "The Complete Recordings" CD collects all of the band's official recordings, including early singles and demos. Majic Ship prominently featured Gus Riozzi's organ and Mike Garrigan's distinctive hard rock holler. The other noted members are Tom Nikosey (guitar), Philip Polimeni (guitar), Rob Buckman (drums) and Ray Rifice (guitar). The sound was only a few steps removed from fellow New Yorkers Vanilla Fudge, and like that band, Majic Ship also made use of popular songs by other artists. Two of the most interesting songs on the collection are covers of the Bee Gees' "To Love Somebody" and a medley of Neil Young's "Down by the River" and Stephen Stills' "For What It's Worth." The real starting point on the CD is "It's Over." It is here that the band began to display the heavy, nearly over-the-top rock sound.
|Majic Ship LP (1970) insert|
Towards The Blues LP (1971)
Their January 1971 single "Black & Blue", which became their only top twenty hit, was recorded by a Chain line-up of Manning, Taylor, drummer Barry Harvey and bass guitarist Barry Sullivan. The related album, Toward the Blues, followed in September and peaked in the top ten albums chart. They are Australia's defining bluesrock band, and you can read plenty more about them here at Milesago.
|Dave Carlsen - Pale Horse LP|
|Freeman Sound LP|
Freeman Sound never made an official LP, but the World In Sound archival release "Freeman Sound And Friends - Heavy Trip" includes 12 tracks with bio and photos. You'll get stoned on some mind-bending vocals backed by instrumentation that includes some very intense, heavy fuzz and wah pedal guitar sounds, solid drums and a screaming organ, with flashes of famous British groups. Prepare to get off on cuts like the heaviest version of Merle Travis' "16 Tons" ever recorded!
|Magic Sand LP (1970)|
|The Hooterville Trolley|
"No Silver Bird" single
|Warren S. Richardson Jr. LP|
|Warren S. Richardson Jr. LP|
|Blues Before Sunrise|
In The Summertime /
Hundred Franc Blues
|Black Cat Bones band|
|Black Cat Bones - "Barbed Wire Sandwich" LP|
Thanks for listenin'. Rich