Another Budgie, Never Turn Your Back On A Friend. From 1973, released to little or no fanfare at the time but became a sought after early metal release after being brought to fame by a certain metal band that sold their souls to corporate greed (and hasn't been worth a damn since 1988 in my opinion). But this is excellent hard rock for it's time, maybe a bit too lite in production, but still with very strong songs including my personal fave "In the Grip of a Tyrefitter's Hand" and that ditty about a money grubbing person (named Lars maybe?). Anyways, if you dig hearing the roots of metal, you'll like this one.
By request from a fellow blogger Carlos who has a cool blog I will add to my links ASAP. This is the first album by If. Jazz rock without being too over the top or laid back. Just nice listening. The drummer went on to be in Foreigner (just some worthless trivia I thought I'd throw in). Released on Capitol records in 1970.
Also by request here is Hustler's 1975 album Play Loud. Not an untrue sentiment, this is definitely one that goes to eleven without any problems and sounds quite good doing it. Once in a while it veers a bit too far into Bad Company's line of fire, but it's still a tight well produced slab of wax. If you like Badco, or Status Quo in the mid seventies this is well worth grabbing. This one was taken from vinyl and is one file. Tracks are:
Money Maker/You Had It Coming To You/Boogie Man/Break Of Day/Who D'yer Think Yer Foolin'//Goin' Home/Strange Love/Little People/Night Creeper
And before I forget, Greg from boomland has given me permission to post a fairly elusive album, at least for myself T2's 2nd LP Fantasy
And finally for tonight I ripped these to fill a request over at groovyfab, and decided they would fit good here too. I couldn't find any covers worth a damn so here is the music of Siloah, a communal band like Amon Duul and their first album bears lots of resemblance with it's anything goes attitude. Here's their self titled first album (also known as Savreadier)
Less spontaneous and more like Amon Duul 2 (early days) is the second LP called Sukram Gurk.
That's all for now. Coming up (I will finally have the Neil Merryweather done tomorrow I swear) Birth Control, Legs Diamond, (the Second Coming I promised before), some Trooper by request and much more.
OVER AT THE "Liveandotherwise" BLOG (very soon):
Deep Purple-Newcastle, Australia 03-14-2001
Jimi Hendrix - Sotheby Auction Tapes (Axis outtakes, etc)
Dio - 1983 KBFH
Rolling Stones - Beggar's Breakfast (outtakes, demos)
Van Halen - Dave Is Back:Rarest Covers & Demos
Grand Funk Railroad - Atlanta Pop Festival
C'mon over and check it out if you haven't already (and even if you have). It's the first link in my linklists.