Monday, November 13, 2006

Lincoln St. Exit, Zon, and more NWOBHM

First:
A note to those who are having trouble with these files. I don't what causes it, but I've gotten emails and comments saying a couple of the files are corrupt. I can absolutely assure you, the files are not corrupt, I check each of them and I have never gotten a corrupt file (mine or from anyone else)from this upload host. If I had I never would have begun using them. I would recommend trying a download accelerator if you have continued problems and really want something I have on offer. If you don't want to mess with download accelerators, just try it again, it's free and there is no waiting period except 25 seconds or so at the very beginning. I love to share good music and I'd hate to think someone that would like to check it out can't. I feel that the music I share deserves a wider audience and that's why I do this. Now now for today's enlightenment:



These guys & Redbone. That's all I know of American Indian rock bands. And these guys (and the band they formed after this) are the only AI psych band I know of. I'm probably wrong but that's it for me. And this album rocks. Hard psych. Good hard psych. These guys went on to form XIT and further public awareness of "the plight of the redman" but for me, this is the one to get. An album that really deserves it's status as a top shelf collector's item. Take it for spin.



http://depositfiles.com/files/372667


By request from long ago. Canadian arena rock that sounds to my ears a hell of a lot like Styx. I bought the albums on a trek to Toronto a few years back on the strength of the cover of this first one. And I must say they are pretty damn good at what they do. There has been a CD reissue of both of these on one CD at some point, I know not if it's still in print or not. You may wanna check if you like this.

http://depositfiles.com/files/372594



The cover of the 2nd album.






http://depositfiles.com/files/372630




And for yet another installment in the NWOBHM series. This band has long been a favorite (and another band I first tried on the strength of the cover alone) since I first dropped a needle on "Love On Smack" from their Friends of Hell LP. What I have here is stuff I didn't discover until much later, their 1st 7" Burning A Sinner and their 12" EP Soviet Invasion. Both are fairly similar to the stuff on their 2 lone albums and dirgey Black Sabbathisms abound on both. The 7" is rough compared to the production of the 2 albums (and the 12" too) but it's a nice insight to where these guys came from.

7" : http://depositfiles.com/files/372548


12" : http://depositfiles.com/files/372559

Til the next time---enjoy.

25 comments:

2E Prijs said...

Well, this blog is amazing and very interesting !

You migth be the one that can help me find the first 3 albums by a canadian band called Garfield (after the singer ) really 3 albums to discover that would fit very well this blog !

Thanks

2E Prijs

Time Traveller said...

I think I have Out There Tonight, their 2nd, I believe. If so I'll get it posted.

TT-

Anonymous said...

Witchfinder General is great. Thanks, please more nwobhm material!!!!!

leno said...

wow, someone else had/has Lincoln Street Exit? i used to own the vinyl. GREAT find and post. Loved that stuff. Mainstream Records, which put out Lincoln Street seemed to be right on. Besides the Amboy Dukes, what else did Mainstream release? i think they just faded away, darn it.

SamIam said...

Thanks for the Lincoln St Exit.

Good looking blog with an eclectic range of posts. Keep up the good work.

Cheers, SamIam

Time Traveller said...

Mainstream had a bunch psych stuff.Problem was, it was pretty underground stuff (far from Mainstream)at the time of release and didn't become well known until it was too late. But, as far as their roster, Janis Joplin and Big Brother were the biggest name, the Jelly Bean Bandits, Notes From the Underground (it's posted here), the Tiffany Shade (also here),John Berberian's first (he switched to Verve another great label), Cathy Young did an album with them, Bohemian Vendetta, Capes & Masks, December's Children (over at Lisa's Ezhevika site right now), and a ton of others I can't think of. Probably my fave psych label, but they released jazz too, and when the psych boom was over they switched over to jazz pretty much full time which led to their demise, I believe in or around 1974.

Time Traveller said...

And just a sidebar, Mainstream was infamous for not paying their artists, hence the reason most only released one album. Guys from Big Brother and the Holding Company said in an interview a few years they never saw any money from the label.

rock of lamb said...

Yeah, I had problems downloading Linn County and Linc St Exit - I could only get a few songs. I tried twice....

Thanks though

Anonymous said...

>These guys & Redbone. That's all
>I know of American Indian rock bands.

Oh, come, now. Surely you've heard of Blackfoot!?! And what about the smokin' SRV-style blues-rock band Indigenous I'm not even a yank and I know those off the top of my head ;-)

Anyway, thanks for the Lincoln St. Exit. My vinyl copy is in pretty bad shape.

~jp~

Time Traveller said...

Well Blackfoot is not 100% Indian (at least not when Charlie Haggerty was in there), but I guess. And no, never heard of Indigenous. I lead a sheltered life.

Anonymous said...

wasn't Granicus also a Native American band? I've never heard of Redbone. Are they any good?

Thanks for your blog, you are a hero!

Time Traveller said...

I'm not sure sure, they were from Ohio. I don't think the singer was anyway, but I've never really heard much about them. Great album though!

Time Traveller said...

Oh, and Redbone had a couple minor hits and featured Pat and Lolly Vegas. The hits were "Witch Queen of New Orleans" a funky harder rockin' song, and "Come & Get Your Love" a more pop effort. I think someone covered the later and had a fairly large hit with it.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
You're a great blog with a good taste of music and some rare gems that are never reissued on cd.

I'm in search of the following album:
ALIEN NATION EAT THE DAY

ALL THAT THE NAME IMPLIES ALL THAT THE NAME IMPLIES

ANTHEM ANTHEM

BLACK SWAN BLACK SWAN

BLUE RIDGE BLUE RIDGE

CALLIOPE CALLIOPE

CAMBRIDGE SHARE A SONG

DAVID BLUE ME, S. DAVID COHEN

DIRTY JOHN'S HOT DOG STAND RETURN FROM THE DEAD

DOGWOOD AFTER THE FLOOD

DOWN FROM NOTHING DOWN FROM NOTHING

DREAM MERCHANTS SOUL KNIGHT

FILET OF SOUL FREEDOM

GENTLE REIGN GENTLE REIGN

GOLDEN THROAT GOLDEN THROAT

HAPPY FEELING HAPPY FEELING

HEAVEN HEAVEN

HENDRICKSON ROAD HOUSE HENDRICKSON ROAD HOUSE

HERE COMES EVERYBODY HERE COMES EVERYBODY

JAM BAND JAM BAND

JEFF COOPER AND THE STONED WINGS TRIBUTE TI JIMI HENDRIX

KENT HARRISON BOYLES KENT HARRISON BOYLES

MIKE DEASY LETTERS TO MY HEAD

NEW WAVE NEW WAVE

PAUL WAYNE BEACH ON DOWN THE ROAD

PENDULUM AND COMPANY PENDULUM AND COMPANY

PERSPECTIVE SYLLABUS

PLAGUE PLAGUE

POSSUM POSSUM

REBS 1968 A.D. BREAKTHROUGH

RFD LEAD ME HOME

THE AGE OF REASON THE AGE OF REASON

Have you any of these?

Thanks in advance for your disponibility.

Bigfoot Kit said...

Thanks for the Zon & Witchfinder General posts TT.
I think the poster who said Granicus were Native American was on the money, i'm sure there must be loads more bands with Indian roots, although the only other artist i could come up with is Rita Coolidge.
Just had a quick search online and found this:
http://www.nammys.com/
Yip, the Native American Music Awards!
Lots of samples of many artists, interesting.

Anonymous said...

Witchfinder General are great, but they were not popular at all during their existence ... Kerrang, Aardschok (Holland), ... didn't write rave reviews about their albums ... how time can change things ...

Grtz, Danny

Time Traveller said...

Actually I did read a review of Friends of Hell in a metal mag back in the day and they gave it a
wopping zero (think it was Kerrang and I remember reading the hate mail in the next few issues). I already had the album at the time (like I said I bought it because of that intriguing cover) and I think those guys were just ahead of their time. Too close to original Sabbath too soon I think.

Bigfoot Kit said...

TT, is the B-Side of the "Burning A Sinner" 7" posted correctly?
It's listed as "Satans Children", but i think this might actually be thir 3rd & final single A-Side "Music".
I'm not really up on WG as i, like yourselves, read all the bad press they got back in the day in Kerrang and the like, and only started to catch up with their output latterly.
So if i've got it wrong please ignore my witterings.
I remember the covers vividly, i can see why you may have found "a couple of reasons" for buying the albums.

Time Traveller said...

As far as I know, that's the right song. I know for sure it's not "Music" which was WG's last attempt at any kind of chart action. It was kind of pop-metal like Satan's Children but the chorus went something like "I need music, I do, I need music everyday". Needless to say it was the odd song out on Friends of Hell and most fans least favorite.

And yes those covers were attention getters. I may dig the albums out and try to get one or both up in the near future.

Bigfoot Kit said...

Yes, those "attention getters" you speak of belonged to Joanne Latham, who was a popular "page 3" girl in the British tabloids at the time.
Wonder what she and her "attention getters" are up to now?

Bigfoot Kit said...

Found this:
http://www.joannekandylatham.com/
She's still hot!

Time Traveller said...

Yowsah!!!

Anonymous said...

thanks for ZON. Great stuff. i recently absorbed a funk/soul/motown record collection from a neighbor who worked a radio station and passed away. if enuf people are interested i might start a blog and take requests. theres alot to go thru here. drop me a line at myflyingdaggers@aol.com

-Trevor

sundin said...

Great Zon albums but the one album I am looking for I'm worried about the boys is not listed and I have been looking for this in digital format for almost 13 years.
Great work and keep it up!!!

sundin said...

Great Zon albums but the one album I am looking for I'm worried about the boys is not listed and I have been looking for this in digital format for almost 13 years.
Great work and keep it up!!!