Thursday, November 23, 2006
to those who celebrate it!!! And to those who don't, well, happy Thursday to you!! Here is a potpouri of groovy tunes to either bang your head too, or to sit and listen and get your mind in a festive mood regardless of what day it is. Here is a smokingly rare LP from a Southern Michigan band called the Fredric. This one has some bonus tracks and is fantastic psych. It was originally released in 1968 to little or no fanfare and now goes for insane sums of greenbacks.
By request, Ian Gillan's 1979 lp Mr. Universe, and again this is the CD version with bonus tracks. In my opinion they could have left those off, but there is a cool version of Smoke on the WaWa that's alright. This album is much better than Child In Time or Clear Air Turbulance, which to my ears were misguided attempts at progressive music that just weren't that good. But when Gillan decided to start rockin' hard again (this album and the brilliant follow-up Glory Road which I will get posted eventually) all the pieces fell back into place. But the real glory road was a few years in the distance when he would rejoin Deep Purple for Perfect Strangers.
For those folks diggin' on the southern rock of Hookfoot, here's another great band that did have a hit of sorts with Jackie Blue in the 70's (not on this album). This is kinda mellow, but still has a few rockin' tunes.
Yes, more NWOBHM (more from Bigfoot Kit below too!!) to satisy your headbanging duties. This is Quartz with their Satan's Serenades EP from 1980.
This is one of my absolute favorites!!
And this, I will try not to gush over too much. But it is one of my ten favorite metal albums of all time, and I can't really put into words why. Most metal reviewers like Martin Popoff also gush over this one. It's just an absolute classic. And it's the type of album that doesn't hit you right away. In fact the first time I heard it I thought it was a bit generic sounding. But over time it grew and grew to be a monster and I'd find myself humming Jesse James' or Carol. But the killer track I will love till my dying day is Handing You Over. Give this a shot and tell me what you think!!!!
And before I hand it over to Bigfoot Kit for more NWOBHM goodies I'd just like to beg and plead for you to grab what you can from the rapidshare stuff. It's got about 1 or 2 more days tops unless I get 10,000 downloads and I'd like to at least keep it around another month to have time to transfer the more popular links over. And also if you could find it in your heart, please hit my other site www.liveandotherwise.blogspot.com and give those ads a click or two. I should have an update there either today or tomorrow at the latest.
SCARAB - ROCK NIGHT 7" (1980) NWOBHM
Inferno Records HEADBANGER 1
01. Rock night
02. Wicked women
SALEM - COLD AS STEEL 7"(1982) NWOBHM
Hilton Records FMR 056
01. Cold As Steel
02. Reach To Eternity
SAM THUNDER - DON'T TAKE FOREVER EP (1984) NWOBHM
Bullet Records BOLT 8
01. Don't Take Forever
02. Piece Of The Night
03. You Set My Heart On Fire
As usual, txt & artwork samples are included in the rar files.
Don't forget to say thank Bigfoot Kit for these!!!!
Posted by Time Traveller at 6:26 AM