Showing posts with label Far East Family Band. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Far East Family Band. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Day After The Sabbath 26

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Volume 26 of TDATS features a collection of straight out rocking tracks with a few famous individuals. Track 1 is hard rock with prog, Far East Family Band (formerly called 'Far Out') play some great mellow but groovy Floydish space rock. Black Sheep included Lou Gramm and Armageddon were a supergroup with drummer Bobby Caldwell (Captain Beyond), singer Keith Relf (Yardbirds/Renaissance), guitarist Martin Pugh (Steamhammer), and bassist Louis Cennamo (Renaissance/Steamhammer). One St. Steven is the work of Don L. Patterson, a one man band, who originally intended the music to be on a soundtrack to a movie that was never finished. On track 11 we have a cover of a Cactus classic, and Arthur Brown's varied space rock opus 'Come Alive'.

01. Young Man (1973)
02. Oda - Gabriel (1972)
03. Strife - Magic Of The Dawn (1975)
04. Far East Family Band - Timeless (1975)
05. Alkana - On Our Own (1977)
06. Black Sheep - Far Side Of The Sun (1975)
07. Armageddon - Last Stand Before (1975)
08. One St. Stephen - You May Be Religious/Junkies Lament (1975)
09. Dryewater - Winterground (1974)
10. Atomic Rooster - Death Walks Behind You (1971)
11. Monster Magnet - Evil (Is Going On) [Cactus cover] (1993)
12. Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come - Come Alive [edit] (1973)

Cheers, Rich.
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Day After The Sabbath 24: Pomp Rock

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TDATS 24, "Pomp Rock", is a compilation that was inspired by the Canadian band Symphonic Slam. I was very interested in their unique mix of electronic experimentation, prog pomp and moody hard rock. I have attempted to bring together some songs that fit in with this idea. They come from all over the place but all share nice tasteful keyboards, symphonic pretensions and a certain epic quality.

I must say thanks to Zischkale for bringing Sweeney Tod to my attention, a band that featured Bryan Adams at one time. Angel's first album is great, heavy and out there without getting too cheesy, the same cannot be said for their later efforts. Arthur Brown features with the band he formed after the end of "The Crazy World Of". Aphrodite's Child was a Greek band formed in 1967, by Vangelis Papathanassiou and Demis Roussos. I always loved Vangelis's work, especially on the Blade Runner movie soundtrack. Far East Family Band feature a great Floydish trip here, and have come up on this blog before, in the earlier incarnation "Far Out".

01. Angel - Angel (Theme) (1975)
02. Hillary Blaze - Opening (1977)
03. Sweeney Todd - All Of A Sudden (1977)
04. Symphonic Slam - Everytime (1976)
05. Golem - Orion Awakes (19??)
06. Angel - Tower (1975)
07. Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come - Gypsy (1973)
08. Aphrodite's Child - Aegian Sea (1971)
09. Styx - Miss America (1977)
10. Far East Family Band - Nipponjin (1975)