Welcome to TDATS 95! It's that time again......another batch of doom-laden misery awaits. Now a tradition here, partly in honour of 'The DooM That Time Forgot' series that was made by RYM friend LibertyCaps a few years ago. For some links to his volumes, and related ones from me, check out the DTTF round-up and check out my most recent doom special: Vol62: The DooM That Time Reprised.
Here we have a diverse mix from all over the world. Some of the tracks are from heavy psych/hard rock albums which I'd recommend to look out for, like those of Fort Mudge Memorial Dump, The Petards, Atlantis Philharmonic, Icecross, Shuttah and Alphataurus. Then we have the more unexpected inclusions like the Australian jazz experimentalists Company Caine and a single from the pop writer Barry Mason.
Once again I have used the art of the talented Virgil Finlay for the cover. Look him up and prepare to be amazed at his vision of dimensions unseen and workings beyond reality.
from album 'alphataurus'
02. Grupa SOS [Serbia] - Magnovenje (1974)
03. Fountain of Youth [US] - Witness People (1969)
04. Fort Mudge Memorial Dump [US] - The Singer (1969)
from album 'fort mudge memorial dump'
05. Barry Mason - [UK] Over The Hills and Far Away (1966)
06. The Petards - [Germany] Big Boom (1971)
from album 'pet arts'
07. Missus Beastly - [Germany] Remember - Sweet Girl (1973)
from album 'super rock - made in germany'
08. The Collectors [Canada] - Teletype Click (1969)
from album 'grass and wild strawberries'
09. Atlantis Philharmonic [US] - Atlas (1974)
from album 'atlantis philharmonic'
10. Company Caine [Australia] - The Day Superman Got Busted (1971)
from album 'a product of a broken reality'
11. Icecross [Iceland] - 1999 (1973)
from album 'icecross'
12. Shuttah [UK] - Bull Run (1971)
from album 'the image maker vol 1 & 2'
|Alphataurus gatefold LP (1973)|
|Fountain of Youth LP (unreleased)|
|The Fountain of Youth|
They were from Walpole, Massachusetts, that started playing by 1969, gathering a good number of fans. They got filed into the “Boston Sound”, among the Ultimate Spinach, the Beacon Street Union, Orpheus, Tangerine Zoo, ect."
|Barry Mason (circa 1967)|
The 'Missus Beastly' included here are a bit of an enigma. The story goes thus: In 1971 a guy called Henry Fromm posed as the drummer, flautist and even manager of the original German group "Missus Beastly", although they had never met him. Their 1970 debut album was unsuccessful. Soon after, Henry had the album illegally re-released on a budget label. Then he started his own group, stealing the name, and made two LPs and three singles under the name "Missus Beastly" on his own label. Nobody has ever heard of him again. In 1974 the real Missus Beastly reformed after a hiatus and made two more albums.
I have used a track called "Remember - Sweet Girl" from a live album 'Im Garten des Schweigens - Spinatwachtel' released by Henry Fromm's version of the band. I must give huge thanks to a guy called Gunnar Bülow who contacted me via Youtube, clearing up the story of the bands and supplying me with the song, thanks man!
|The Collectors 1969|
According to RDTEN1 at RYM, "By the early-'80s DiFazio had largely dropped out of music. He obtained a masters degrees in computer technology from Indiana State University, though he also found time to complete a music degree. He is currently a professor of new media and computer technology at Indiana State University."
|Company Caine LP 1971|
|Shuttah LP - Shadoks label|
|IBC studio, London|
Thanks to all those that have commented and support this blog, and those that have contributed. Lastly, thanks for listening! Rich