Saturday, September 30, 2006


Some new stuff. Sorry about some of the pics here, couldn't find a whole lot for some of these. And if I've posted any of these before, I apologize. My memory of what I've posted is getting hazy, but mainly, they don't always show up in the search. I have most of the requests in a pile and am going to work on them tonight and tomorrow and get them posted late tomorrow or Monday.

This Wishbone Ash LP, while not my favorite due to the eighties new wavish sound, but those guitars shine through, especially on the 2 part instrumental track (Hole in My Heart)that closes the album.

The Underground All Stars - Extremely Heavy. Released in late 1969 on Dot records. Heavy is a relative term here, and this is basically another in a long line of Kim Fowley projects. He is listed as producer and probably is the uncredited vocalist on at least some if not all of the tracks here. The lone song he wrote (Happy Meadow Trail Dance)is the strongest track here. Yet another version
of Louie Louie is present also.
The followup to Beacon Street Union, Eagle's lone album was called Come Under Nancy's Tent. Predating Grand Funk's joke (T.N.U.C.)about the female hot spot by small margin (check the initials of the title). This is kind of thinly recorded hard rock produced by Wes Farrell (who later produced the Partridge Family if memory serves). Nice stoner rock vibe throughout.

Notes From the Underground - same. Released on Vanguard in late '69 or early '70. Not bad hippie rock but a tad on the mellow side. Some folky rock and skiffle type tracks too.

This is only one file. It's kinda cool bluesy hard rock. The first track (Tricky Says) is a humorous song (as are many others)and lots of fun. The album as a whole is not bad. Released in 1970 on RCA records.

Tracks: Tricky Says We're Helpless/the Clothes You Wear/Pass the Salt Mother/the Peasants Are Revolting/Just A Note/Stoned In Saigon/For You/Desdemona/Fresh Today/Horrible Breathe

And more from Cor:

If you in a soft rock mood, here is basically every album by Seals & Croft.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Someone else came through.........

Well I am still unable to get into rapidshare. Maybe if premium users would logout of their accounts and download one of my smaller files we could get rolling a bit quicker (lol).

Okay, a reader of this blog decided to send me a bunch of links to post. Thaks to Cor for all of these below.

And thanks to all who helped me out with the "dumb" questions, I really do appreciate it.

Oh, and another guy who visits here has started up his own site, and I wish him the best of luck with it. Check it out, he has started out with Leon Russell's great Carney LP. I'm sure many more fabulous LPs will follow.

And now to the links: (thanks for these should go to Cor, not me!!!!)

Now that's quite a bit of stuff, thanks for sending it!!!!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

I think I am more of a John Entwistle fan than I am a Who fan. I respect the Who but when you look back at their catalog, they really didn't put a whole lot out. And among that output, several are live, outtake and greatest hits. Essential? Nahhh!!! But the Ox solo, now those were some interesting albums. He always got great session players, his material was always interesting at the very least, and he had a sense of humor that for the most part didn't fit in with Townshend's coming of age tales and serio-tragic operas. I guess I dig John more because he (and of course Keith Moon) were the relief from the heavy subject matter of Pete & Roger. This is John's LP Rigor Mortis Sets In. It was a commercial flop but in my opinion a success in terms of an early 70's rock elpee!! Mine has the smaller cover, but when doing a search I found this larger too. So here they both are.

And the ever-popular Barclay James Harvest. This album took a few listens to sink in. The first time I played it, I was really disappointed. It sounded like some crappy 80's synth pop. I thought someone put the wrong music on the disc by accident. But with further investigation, I discovered an album with some deceptive complexities lying underneath the seemingly simplistic song structures. It's nowhere near perfect, definetly no Short Stories or Baby James Harvest, but an ultimately satisfying album that somehow fits into the BJH catalog.

Audience - Friends, Friends, Friend. Great prog album worth checking out.

I am still working on the vinyl rips (should be up here tomorrow) but here are couple more goodies.

GROUNDHOGS - BBC On Air 1970 - 1972

CARAVAN - Canterbury Comes To London

Monday, September 11, 2006

Better late than never.

Atomic Rooster's 1st with Carl Palmer. Great album.

Gary Moore's Live at the Marquee. Yeah, it's live. But it got a sort of legitimate release so I put it here. Is Gary one of the most smokin' hard rock guitarists ever? This disc makes a good argument for him. I personally think he is extremely underrated.

This is a weird import EP I got of Queensryche. I know it's not what I usually stick up here, but I'm just in a weird mood today so here it is if you want it. Some otherwise unavailable stuff here so, if you like Geoff Tate & co, it's worth the download.

Here's some stuff I'm posting tonight at the liveandotherwise blog:

Frank Zappa - Hollywood Bowl
Paul McCartney - Rockestra Sessions
Deep Purple - Unreleased Tracks
Rory Gallagher - Shepherd's Bush, London 03-02-76
Steve Hackett - Live Archive 3 (Rome 09-13-81)

And here's some stuff coming soon (hopefully tomorrow)

Coven - Witchcraft Destroys Minds (LP rip)
Zon - Astral Projection (LP rip)
Barclay James Harvest - Caught In the Light
Caravan - Cunning Stunts
Groundhogs - Black Diamond
Groundhogs - BBC on Air 1970 - 1972
John Entwhistle - Rigor Mortis Sets In
Zephyr - repost of album previously deleted by trolls

Friday, September 08, 2006

Just a "quickie"

When I did my update the other day I forgot to add the Budgie EP and I decided to throw one other nugget up with it. Here's the nugget first. The 2 Sides of Tony (T.S) McPhee by the Groundhogs leader.

And here is the rare 1980 EP from Budgie. 4 songs, one file.


1.Wild Fire
2.High School Girls
3.Panzer Division Destroyed
4.Lies of Jim (the E Type Lover)

I have finally been doing updates over at the live blog. There are several new "shows" over there. And you you like 'em gimme some clicks while you are there.
If you've never been "there" it's the first link in my list o links.

Back Saturday or Sunday with a real update!!!!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Someone emailed and asked if I had any LeRoux. I have others but this was most handy, as it was already ripped and ready to upload. I have more of these guys if there's any interest. This is the Up LP from 1980. Not their best, but not bad hard rock with some southern overtones as well as a bit of pop thrown in for that all important commercial appeal (which it didn't get, unfortunetly).

I got some info from a co-worker of Inga Rumpf's named Moni Kellerman:

I would like you to know that Inga Rumpf is about to re-release 3 of her previously deleted solo albums as a double CD on her own label, 25th Hour Music. It will be called "London - New York - Berlin" and feature all tracks from the LPs "My Life Is A Boogie", "I Know Who I Am" and "Reality", plus 3 previously unreleased songs. Germans can buy the album here:

And also have received a couple emails from Win Bent, the bassist for the band Raw Honey that I posted a long time ago and can be found by doing a blog search at the top of this page.

Duane Schumacher started Raw Honey in Yellow Springs, Ohio, in the early 1970s. At some point, my sister Janet joined as a vocalist, and she and Duane fell in love. Their bass player moved on to other projects, and Janet told Duane about her little brother who, at a mere 16 years of age, was already a pretty good bass player. Or perhaps a "good enough" bassist. At any rate, Duane and Janet and guitarist Jeff Parker brought me into the group, and as far as I can remember we instantly started planning the "Ragweed" album (or plans were already underway). The album was recorded at Antioch College, in their main performance auditorium, during Spring Break in 1974 - in other words, we had a strict deadline for finishing, before the students returned! Duane had a TEAC 4-track, probably a model A-3340S, which allowed us to do some basic overdubs. We all sang, and played multiple instruments: - Duane: Autoharp, Acoustic Piano - Jeff: Acoustic and Electric Guitars - Win: Acoustic and Electric Basses - Carl (Duane's brother): Organ, Electric Piano - Janet: Vocals, Whistling, and Misc. Percussion Duane had the 4-track masters mixed down in nearby Dayton (I don't know where), and when the records arrived, we all gathered 'round to glue the black-and-white sheets onto the plain-white covers. I don't know the exact number, but I'd guess that there were perhaps 200 or 300 records pressed. The entire endeavor was financed by Duane - I believe he had a few lenders/donors, but I don't know. We sold the albums locally, at local stores and at our infrequent performances - plans to tour locally were never realized. Janet and Duane married in, um, 1980 or so (I'm supposed to know, since I was there, but...) and spent many blissful years in Olympia, WA, until Duane succumbed to cystic fibrosis, a disease which he'd managed and overcome for many years. Janet still lives in that area of Washington, Jeff has been in San Francisco for many years, I believe Carl bounces periodically between Yellow Springs and Los Angeles, and I've gravitated to Austin, TX. I'm not sure about Jeff, but the rest of us are still active musicians. I cannot overstate this: Duane was one of my mentors, whether he knew it or not. He brought me into his group, and treated me like a peer. The experience I got from playing with Raw Honey lead to over 30 years of playing and loving music. Not surprisingly, I'd be willing to respond to any questions or comments you may have. Thanks for giving me the chance to reminisce! - Win