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THE DAY AFTER THE SABBATH 130: BAD BAD WOMAN by RICH AFTERSABBATH
A tribute to the bad bad wicked crazy unfaithful two-timing evil-hearted devil woman, muse of many a vintage hard rockin' track!
01. (Sopworth) Camel - Evil Woman (1969)
from album 'Underage'
02. Rog & Pip - Evil Hearted Woman
from album 'Our Revolution'
03. Omega Plus - Unfaithful Woman (1969)
from album 'How To Kiss The Sky'
04. Helix - Crazy Women (1979)
from album 'Breaking Loose'
05. Leviathan - Evil Woman
from album 'Unleashed'
06. Silence - Devil Woman (1971)
07. Night Sun - Crazy Woman (1972)
from album 'Mournin'
08 . The Kelly - Evil Woman (1971)
from TV show 'Hit Scene' 15/4/71
09. Beggars Opera - Two Timing Woman (1973)
10. BZN - Bad Bad Woman (1971)
from album 'The Bastard'
11. Melvin McRae Band - Evil Woman (1976)
from album 'Queen of Hearts'
12. Frantic - Wicked Woman (1971)
from album 'Conception'
13. Mandrake - Cold Hearted Woman (1978)
from album 'Mandrake'
14. Bone - Naggin' Woman (1972)
from 'British Music Archive 1972 - 73'
15. Bandit - Evil Woman (1975)
from album 'Bandit'
|Camel - Underage|
Camel (aka Sopworth Camel) appears to have been a band of English musicians that relocated to Italy for a short time where they made the album of covers, 'Underage'. They were Pete Huish (Drums), Martin Fischer (Guitar, Vocals, Piano, Organ, Harpsichord), Dave Sumner (Lead Guitar, Vocals) and Alex Jackson (Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Piano). Dave Sumner seems to have been in a lot of Italian bands and Alex Jackson is also known as Alex Ligertwood, of Santana, Brian Auger's Oblivion Express and others.
|Rog & Pip - Our Revolution|
There's a load of great tracks on it and it's well-worth getting, Rise Above describes it thus: "Combining the heaviness of Black Sabbath and early Led Zeppelin with the anthemic/aggro pop chants of Slade and The Sweet, Our Revolution is a Proto-Metal blast of Hard-Glam that finally sees the light of day."
How To Kiss The Sky
Ashatrom's review at RYM :- "Featuring Claude Engel on guitar (later with Magma, Dayde, Univeria Zekt and many others), this is generally considered France's first psychedelic record (see also Dickens, Octopus 4 and Popera Cosmic). Interesting to note that Engel himself, on his website at least, does not even reference this album. I don't know why not, as it's not a bad example of the Hendrix psych sound, and with the addition of flute, adds more than the usual copyist acid psych rock that many American band were doing during this time. Also includes one long free rock improvisation that's pretty interesting. A short record, that doesn't even break the 30 minute mark.
|Helix - Breaking Loose|
Wiki - "Helix is a Canadian hard rock/heavy metal band. They formed in 1974, and are best known for their 1984 single "Rock You". The original lineup was formed by drummer Bruce Arnold, and consisted of lead vocalist Brian Vollmer, guitarists Ron Watson and Rick "Minstrel" Trembley, keyboardist Don Simmons, and bassist Keith "Bert" Zurbrigg.
However, their most well known lineup, and the one that recorded "Rock You", was the 80s version of the band: Vollmer on vocals, accompanied by guitarists Brent "The Doctor" Doerner and Paul Hackman, bassist Daryl Gray, and drummer Greg "Fritz" Hinz. The history of the band has been marked by many lineup changes, with Vollmer being the sole constant member and only remaining member of the original lineup. Although Hackman was killed in a tour bus accident in 1992, the surviving members of the 80s lineup reunited in 2009 for an album and have continued to tour since 2011."
|Leviathan - Unleashed|
BBC TV chose the Mike Stuart Span as the subject of a 1969 documentary "A Year In The Life: The Big Deal Group", about the efforts of pushing a new band. You can watch some of it here. Record Collector magazine made a limited run of their unreleased demo LP (link) in 2012 which has sold out now, and that is where this cover is from. It's an earthy, bluesy jam which ramps up toward the end and makes a nice alternative to all the other more direct versions. The Evil Woman cover it has most in common with is the 20 minute live rendition by Master's Apprentices (youtube).
Mother's Game/Devil Woman
They were from Dordrecht (home to the Zipps and Inca Bullet Joe –another fine Hans Van Hemert production) and although Hans has good recollections of his Dump or Cardinal Point productions, his recall of these sessions are lost in the mists of time. This appears to be the 2nd Silence release (The Future of Our Sister Felicity being the first?). The recording session took place on the 23rd of January 1971 and also included covers of Gimmie Shelter and Paranoid, but as far as I can see these seem to be unreleased."
|Night Sun - Mournin'|
Many thanks to long-time blog follower Richard (aka Sadness) for bringing this Australian band to my attention right at the last innings. It's another great cover of Crow's Evil Woman. As-yet it has been hard to find info on Kelly (or The Kelly) apart from a few youtube videos of two great songs, this one and Blodwyn Pig cover 'See My Way' (link), from appearances on ABC TV's "Hit Scene" and NSW TV's "Happening 71" respectively. It doesn't appear that either of these tracks were released on record. If anyone out there knows any more about The Kelly please drop me a line! Folk rock, Australian rock & more says :- "known Kelly members were : Andrew Boucaut (v) 1971-74, Rod Olson (g) 1971-74, Jeff Prime (b) 1971-74, Damien Robb (g) 1971-74, Mick Stewart (d) 1971-74, Alan Stirling (k) 1971-74 and Doug Stirling (k) 1971-74 (he also had played in Adderley Smith Blues Band and Levi Smiths Clefs)."
Two Timing Woman
BZN (Band Zonder Naam "Band Without a Name") was from Volendam in The Netherlands. Bad Bad Woman is a track from their first album with a hard glam edge, a lot of fun.
|Melvin McRae Band - Queen Of Hearts (1976)|
|Frantic - Conception|
They were a little on the heavy side in terms of their musical approach, and were ambitious -- they played throughout the United States and relocated several times, to New Mexico and then to Colorado Springs, Colorado, before settling in Los Angeles in 1969. The group released a pair of singles, "La Do Da Da" b/w "Route 66" and "Midnight to Six Man" b/w "Shady Sam." They also cut two albums, Relax Your Mind, which dated from 1968 and was unreleased until the '90s, and a second album, Conception, late in their history. At around that same time, they dropped the "s" from their name and worked as Frantic."
|Mandrake - self titled|
|Bone - Fairview recordings|
|Bandit - self titled|