Monday, March 13, 2006

Have a twink on me


Twink - The Lost Experimental Sessions 1970
If I began to write on the joys this LP bring to me, I could fill another blog. To my ears it is absolutely astonding. Filled with electronic noodling and some beautiful dreamy songs, it far surpasses the Think Pink LP. If this album doesn't warp your mind, nothing will!! Why it took 30 years for Twink to release this is beyond me!! Supposedly the tapes were forgotten until then, knowing the history of Twink, that is no surprise. (Wonder if Eddie Van Halen ever heard the first track, it sounds exactly like the beginning of "Why Can't This Be Love".)
About Twink, well, what can I say that hasn't been said (the man probably has a bigger fan club now than he did in his prime!!). Just the highlights----His first main exposure was in Tomorrow with Keith West and some guy named Steve Howe, appeared on the the Pretty Things S.F. Sorrow, then moved on to more experimental stuff with the crazed Mick Farren and whatever Deviant(s) happened not to be in a drug coma at the time, released the infamous Think Pink LP and moved on to the vastly underrated Pink Fairies (again with ex-Diviants), inbetween their 1st and 2nd Lps forming an ill fated band called Stars with none other than Syd Barrett that lasted almost 1 gig. He should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but it probably will never happen.


http://rapidshare.de/files/15439552/Twinkie.rar



A Child's Garden of Grass
Many thought it was a Firesign Theater but it wasn't. The material was written by the author of the book Jack Margolis, along with Michael Gwynne and producer Ron Jacobs. Supposedly there were Firesigners in the cast, but that's about it. A fun comedy record which is dated now, but still humorous in places, especially how it is set up like an instructional record. Ripped from vinyl, @ 192.
Released in 1971 on Elektra (EKS 75012)


http://rapidshare.de/files/15441137/f-t-a-c-g-o-g-p-f-a-bp.rar





Jonesy - Keeping Up With Jonesy.
Brillant UK prog slightly in the Yes mold. Released in '73 on the Dawn label (UK #3048). My favorite track is Questions and Answers which has some brillant percussion work and is just an all around joy to hear again and again. The last of their 3 LPs (all are worth a listen).

http://rapidshare.de/files/15435260/Keep_Up_with_Jonesy.rar





Bob Seger System - Noah
At the top of many people's "Worst of Bob Seger" lists. Far from great, it's still the closest thing Bob has to a psychedelic LP with it's dark brooding songs. Bob had little to do with the Lp both while it was being recorded (due to some kind of breakdown) and since, he's all but disowned the thing. Released in 1969 on Capitol records (#236). This one is not my rip and sadly is at 128 kbps with a slightly bass heavy sound. Still highly listenable and chances are, you're either going to love or hate it.


http://rapidshare.de/files/15444257/Noah.rar


Since a lot of other people are on a Spirit kick, here's another one. 1977's Future Games. Not his best, not his worst and yet another cover of Dylan's Watchtower (aren't there any other Dylan songs in the world to cover). Sorry bout that 128, not my rip.

http://rapidshare.de/files/15445223/S-P-F-G.rar






And finally here's a live set from the Litter from 1968. Nice sq for the age and was released as bonus tracks for the import Distortions LP. Since I already had an older pricey import CD of Distortions without these, I traded with someone so I would not have to buy another pricey import CD. So here they are for anyone else who might be in my boat--- The Litter Live at the Electric Theater.

http://rapidshare.de/files/15442233/Electric__68.rar

6 comments:

Eddie Riff said...

Man, thanks for the Twink and The Litter! You're doing great!

Anonymous said...

!!!!
thanks for jonesy, i discover this group with chrisgoesrock and the album "no alternative".
the sound is a little like king crimson and i love this group (but i prefer the crazy van der graaf generator)
thank you
dtfloyd

mr.A said...

...thank you for this great music dude!!!

shreut said...

Many thanks for Twink and I gotta check out my copy of Distortions, can't remember if it got the live tracks!

Gef said...

Thanks for that mate, I am still pretty new to this so your info is great!
Thankyou
Randy Blue

Gef said...

That's too funny! But where do you get that info?

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