From 1977, Gentle Giant's Missing Piece is a harder rocking affair that brings to mind more of a Yes vibe (in their more rockin' moments) and some very well crafted songs that you'll find yourself humming the melodies too long after you've stopped listening. And is it my imagination but is there a bit of a punky vibe buried in these grooves from time to time?
A while ago someone requested some Snakefinger. While this is not as great as Chewing Hides the Sound (which has a more Residents type feel to it), this is the last Snakefinger album produced before he died of a heart attack on the subsequent tour (7-1-87). The Vestal Virgins counted among it's ranks ex-members of Pere Ubu and an ex member of the mighty Captain Beefheart's Magic Band, so you know there is going to be some weirdness in the grooves. I ripped this from a very clean album and since all the songs run together (or stop and start so close together it would be impossible to split without losing something) I left them as side one and side two. Tracks are:
1.Sophia's Playful Pipes 1:50
2.There's No Justice in Life 3:18
3.Bless Me for I Have Sinned 2:35
4.Jesus Gave Me Water 1:06
6.The Golden King 7:55
7.Bad Day in Bombay, Pt. 1 & 2 6:08
8.8 1/4 4:18
9.I Gave Myself to You 4:42
10.Sawney Bean/Sawney's Death Dance 4:46
Bad Day in Bombay is the first track on side two.
To fill a request over at groovy fab (and for myself also) a friend in Germany sent me this file. It's for Kraftwerk's 3rd album Ralf und Florian. I've only heard a few minutes so far, but it hasn't quite gotten to the Autobahn point point yet, but getting close. This is a single file, supposedly an albumwrap, but it doesn't extract so I left it alone.
1. Elektrisches Roulette
6. Ananas Symphonie
Here's one I meant to post yesterday and forgot, it's the great first LP from Jorma and Hot Tuna.
And finally for you fans of the Analogy album I posted yesterday, Bruce sent a 2 disc compilation of the band called 25 Years. It has 2 tracks from the 1st LPs sessions (not on that album) as bonus tracks. Thanks Bruce!
Over at the other blog: Another Stones show and a rare show from Ambrosia.