It's time for some Raw Material. These are the two studio albums released in 1970 and 1971 by request. Vintage prog and quite good. Time Is to my ears is the better of the two but both offer many delights to all ears who love great early progressive rock.
Found this gif to the left on a site, and decided to put it up here. The pic of the guy playing the flute is the cover I'm familiar with. There are other cover pics in the rars for both LPs.
And here's a tiny cover for Time Is. The rar file has better ones.
http://depositfiles.com/files/554556 Time Is
And more prog from Popul Vuh (or Popul Ace as the congregation called itself as an offshoot---there's a story to go with that, but I don't wanna go into it), this one is from '75 and is called Stolen From Time. It was stolen from P2P a long time ago. Interesting if sometimes new agey stuff, I call it good background music, but then isn't all music just a background for the soundtrack of life?
And for some heavier fare, here is one of my favorite early Scorpions LP, with the stratocaster master Uli Jon Roth. He is a definite disciple of Hendrix and if you like 70s hard rock give this a shot, this is nothing like the Scorpions of the 80's. The slower songs even give off an air of progressive rock at times and the heavy ones, although they sound slightly dated now due to Roth's Hendrixisms (I'm filing for a copyright on that word) are truly original in execution. I figure Scorpions were kind of on their own plane at this time, not really having a lot of blueprints to follow. At first listen some of these songs may sound a bit out of tune but they really grow on you with repeated listening and they develop quite well.
And yeah, I know I said I was going to start putting stuff like this over at the other blog, it just seemed to fit better here. This is most popular album from the Ozark Mountain Daredevils from 1974, It'll Shine When It Shines. It contains both their most well known song "Jackie Blue" which was a hit in early '75 and my personal favorite E.E. Lawson which upon first listen, seems like a novelty song due to the wannabe Jim Dandy style vocal delivery, but stands up to repeated lsitenings well. The album shows the two facets of the band well, their rocking soulful side which earned them most of their popularity, and their stone (or stoned)
country side which I felt was more honest, at least they sound more comfortable with it. Good stuff by request from long ago.
Back with more soon. And if you have requests I still haven't gotten to yet, please either leave me a comment or email me again, my son accidentally deleted my list. And new ones are welcome too!