Friday, July 07, 2006

Thee Image and Greenslade


After Blues Image, Iron Butterfly and short stints in other bands Mike Pinera formed Thee Image with Duane Hitchings (ex-Cactus) and Donny Vosburgh. It too was short lived with two albums coming within 9 months of each other in 1975 on the prog heavy Manticore label and then, poof, they were gone. Nice melodic (proggy at times) pop songs with Pinera's usual penchant for the dreamy etherial flower power type lyrics. A power trio they weren't, but, nice music to get you through a dark stormy night. Image for the great cover of the 1st album was supplied by 6070blogspot. Thanks!!! Nice big pics of the almost amateurish second album cover to make up for it.





















http://rapidshare.de/files/25204160/TI-1.rar (1st, ripped at 320k from vinyl)

http://rapidshare.de/files/25207076/TI-InSteTr.rar (last, ripped as above)



Greenslade' s 1st (from 1973) is a progfest from the start, with Feathered Friends leaping out of the gates on a great note. I listened to about half of this album before I realised there were no guitars on it. The band were a UK prog supergroup of sorts with Dave Greenslade (keyboards) and Tony Reeves (bass) coming from Colosseum, Andrew McCulloch(drums) coming from Fields (also an alumni of King Crimson and Manfred Mann), and Dave Lawson (the mighty vocalist), coming from Episode Six. The line up doesn't change much for 1975's Time/Tide, but the one new member does change the sound a bit. Tony Reeves was replaced by Martin Briley and the bass sounds are much different (Reeves played the snakey overdriven sound like Chris Squire of Yes, Briley has more of a contemporary style, less fuzzy, but still plays a dominant part of the overall sound)


http://rapidshare.de/files/25212558/GS-1.rar



The songs on Time/Tide have more of an accesible pop influence on some but not all of the tracks. In case you don't have it, I also have their Bedside Manners Are Extra LP posted somewhere in the archives.








http://rapidshare.de/files/25214497/GS-tt.rar

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks for the greenslade time & tide iv'e been looking for this album for a long time. And thanks for your hard work and super site

Aveek from India said...

Thanks for this excellent post. Bryon, are the Groundhogs albums ripped from vinyl or CD?

Aveek

Time Traveller said...

Hi Aveek, they are from CD.

Anonymous said...

you re allways so good!thanks for this good music.bye.pat

Anonymous said...

Ta :O)
db

Anonymous said...

Thanks for Greenslade :O)

Anonymous said...

Hello

Thanks for Greenslade.
But 1st LP last track is not complete.....
Best wishes

Ill Folks said...

Been looking for this a long time, too...trying to complete my Martin Briley discography (!!??)

Thanks

max said...

I have wanted that first Thee Image album since my vinyl copy got shelved....somewhere....anyways thanks for the great post.

Anonymous said...

Many thanks for this.

The former MarcieKay

Deborah said...

You have a terrific blog with some great obscure psych and prog gems. Could you post Aphrodite's Child "666" album.

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

The Greenslade links expired. New post, again? Thanks

jogrant said...

could you please please reup thee image three in a triangle