Friday, December 01, 2006
Let the countdown begin!
Well, it's 23 more days till Christmas and I haven't done a thing yet, so the posts may slow down a bit (or not, let's see how things go) for a couple weeks. And if blogger doesn't quit acting so fucking irratic with my posts I'm gonna go ballistic. The stability has been shitty lately. But enough about that, here's my next entry in my fave albums posts. This is the same Poobah everyone goes ga-ga over but it's their 1998 recordings that were self released and are now getting hard to find. Monster records is or was going to re-release this but I have found no info. This is a low bitrate (160k) as I got it from a friend I trade with a while back, but it sounds excellent. Just sterling production and Jim's guitar sounds as if he plugged it into 1974 and the sounds came swirling out. Absolutely astounding sounds from thisYoungstown Ohio band.
And here's another great one that I really like a lot.
This is Thundermug's Strikes LP from 1972. There were at least 2 and possibly 3 versions of this album and this is the original Canaidian Axe records version (there was a re-release in Canada as well as a Columbia records version here in the USA and those may or may not differ) but there were a few different tracks from the Axe and Columbia releases. I really like the sound these guys have, it really doesn't sound like any other band I've heard and other than the cover of the Kinks "You Really Got Me" (when will people stop covering this song? The original cannot be topped.) there isn't a bad track here. Some worldly rhythms mixed with nice riffage and you've got what some people call entertainment.
Not much on the net about this early Krautrock entry. The guitarist went on to Epsilon and that's really about it. This stuff sounds like what you'd get if you crossed Mick Abraham's period Tull with Steppenwolf or Atomic Rooster keyboards and threw in a happy pinch of Amon Duul II or Xhol Caravan for good measure. Good bluesy hard rock with flute and sax (and that in yer face hammond). This is the band's sole album from 1970.
And here's even more NWOBHM from Bigfoot Kit. I haven't had a chance to check 'em out myself yet, but with Kit's excellent taste you can't go wrong and I will be doing so shortly!
Hollow Ground - Warlord EP 1980
WOLF - See Them Running 7" (1981)
LEGEND - Hideaway 7" (1981)
Posted by Time Traveller at 10:44 PM