Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Day After The Sabbath 29: Hard Rock Heaven

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Welcome to Volume 29 of TDATS. Blodwyn Pig kick off with a frantic track, they were founded by guitarist-vocalist-songwriter Mick Abrahams, after he left Jethro Tull in 1968 due to a falling-out with Tull leader Ian Anderson. Fraction include an intense vocal performance reminiscent of Jim Morrison. Stonehouse were a UK band that only recorded one album 'Stonehouse Creek', they show an english take on southern hard rock. The Stampeders are a wild card here, they were a canadian country band that pulled out all the stops for just one song, and here it is. Good rats had some success in the US, cutting their teeth in Long Island’s thriving club scene, along with other notable names such as Twisted Sister. Jodo enter with their big, direct no-nonsense bluesy grooves that get straight to the point and drill you into submission. Legs Diamond sound like an American take on Deep Purple, featuring driving keys from Michael Prince. A brilliant cover, by a brilliant band, of a brilliant song from another brilliant band,  that is all I can say about track 12. And to the end...a bit of fun with a re-appearance of Blodwyn Pig to see us off into hard rock heaven.

01. Blodwyn Pig - Worry (1970)
02. Fresh Blueberry Pancake - Clown On A Rope (1970)
03. Fraction - Come Out Of Her (1971)
04. Humble Pie - Four Day Creep (1971)
05. Doc Rockit - Circle of Stone (1979)
06. Stonehouse - Cheater / Topaz (1971)
07. The Stampeders - Wild Eyes (1974)
08. Good Rats - Phil Fleish (1974)
09. Jodo - I'm Still Trying (1971)
10. Legs Diamond - Come With Me (1977)
11. Dark - R.C. 8 (1972)
12. Pentagram - Dancing Madly Backwards (On A Sea Of Air) (1999)
13. Blodwyn Pig - Long Bomb Blues (1970)

Cheers, Rich

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  1. You've outdone yourself, dude. Best Fresh Blueberry Pancake song, great Fraction song (some kind of psychedelic exorcism), a little Humble Pie 'cause just 'cause (folks need to know about their heavy tracks). Some more Dark, and Pentagram covering Captain Beyond? Really? Nice.

    Also like the Blodwyn Pig stuff, like the sax but wish there was more of it.

    Can't wait to give it a spin!

  2. great comp!
    Diamonds in the rough at the dawn of heavy rock!

  3. Thanks guys, that pentagram track is from a Captain Beyond covers album : "Thousand Days of Yesterday - Tribute to Captain Beyond"

  4. Live Humble Pie, nice. From the double album, I reckon. I hadn't heard that Stonehouse instrumental, I dig it. And props for the Stampeders cut (heavy cuts by non-heavy bands are always good stuff).

    I'd like to see a track listing for that tribute...have you heard the entire thing?

  5. Yeah thanks to a blog suggestion for The Stempeders. Cap'n Beyond Tribute is mostly little-known scandinavian stoner bands, The Quill have some fame I think:
    1. Pentagram - Dancing Madly Backwards (On a Sea of Air)
    2. Rise and Shine - Armworth
    3. Standarte - Myopic Void
    4. Lotus With Brian Robertson - Mesmerization Eclipse
    5. The Flower Kings - Raging River of Fear
    6. The Quill - Thousand Days of Yesterday (Intro)
    7. The Quill - Frozen Over
    8. Five Fifteen With Nik - Thousand Days of Yesterday (Time Since Come and Gone)
    9. Locomotive Breath - I Can't Feel Nothin' (Part One)
    10. Zello - As the Moon Speaks (to the Waves of the Sea)
    11. Zello - Astral Lady
    12. Zello - As the Moon Speaks (Return)
    13. Locomotive Breath - I Can't Feel Nothin' (Part Two)
    14. Orchid Leaves - Starglow Energy
    15. ZoomlenZ (Featuring Willy Daffern) - Sweet Dreams
    16. Qoph - Dansar Galet Bakat (Dancing Madly Backwards in Swedish)
    17. Abramis Brama - Fortrollande Formorkelse (Mesmerization Eclipse in Swedish)

  6. Good Rats!
    glad to see em on there
    terrific live band, even to this day

    their album Tasty is a must