Saturday, October 13, 2007

Hit a few more bumps, but I think I have my shit together

Let's hope so anyway. It took long enough!!




Back to the tuneage.


Up first in a line of stuff that will hopefully please many of you, is yet another in a line of albums by the UK prog-rock band Babe Ruth. This is Kid's Stuff, from 1976 and while not as strong as their early albums like First Base, still manages not to disappoint completely. Shorter songs, more pop direction and a general lack of adventure dogs this one a bit, but this band had talent and they maintained it until the end.

And yet another in a long line of IF lps I've posted over the last year or so. This one is 1975's Tea Break Over...Back On Your "Eads. If you enjoyed the recently posted "Not Just Another Bunch of Pretty Faces" then this one won't disappoint.
This album from 1970 is one of my new favorites. Created by one Sixto Rodriguez, a man with a huge myth, who was extremely popular outside the U.S. (Australia for one) this album was a kiss off of sorts to a girl. Consider the era it was released in as you listen and you'll have no trouble figuring out why an album with this kind of sentiment wasn't doing big business at the retail counter. Love, peace and harmony are just the tip of what you AREN'T going to find in these grooves.
What you will find however is some very good rock, often hard rock with some biting lyrics and some very good songs. Give it a try!!
And finally for today, When the Raven Has Come to the Earth, a 1971 LP by the mysterious Strawberry Path. I gotta say it is one of the most visually unstimulating album covers I've had the pleasure of laying my corneas on. But this is a great smoking Japanese hard rock band with a singer who mildly resembles Tony Ashton, a keyboardist who ripped a page out of the Jon Lord playbook and a guitarist who hits on any number of early 70s rock axeslingers but still manages to make it sound fresh and yes, the man rips mightily song after song. Great fuzzed out rhythms and sharp stinging lead work are top shelf. Overall very good blues based early 70s hard rock with some mild prog touches.
And there is more to come, and now that I have things a bit more under control I will do my best to update more regularly (for awhile at least--until the roadblock appears!!). And keep the requests comin'. I'll see what I can do.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you back. Thanks to you I discovered Babe Ruth and bought the cd's.
JP from France

Anonymous said...

Good to see you back in action, looking forward to more obscure treats.
Thanks

eViL_dWelLs said...

thanks for Rodriguez, this album's really a gem. I only have it on vinyl, so you saved me from ripping it.

andre said...

Hello Timetraveller
Strawberry Path-Rodrigez are Gems.Many Thanks
Andre

bigfootkit said...

Nice to see you back in the saddle TT, hope everything's plain sailing for you from here on in.

zab said...

Welcome back, always good to see Babe Ruth stuff.

Robotic Arm said...

great stuff. do you happen to have either of the first two solo outings by mick ronson? slaughter on 10th avanue and/or play don't worry. thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Babe Ruth!!!

Ex Yu Pop Rock Madness said...

Hi,
really nice blog that I offten visit. My friend are record collectors from ex yu and we just started ex yu pop rock madness blog with rare vinyls and would like to exchange the links with you if you are interested

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all the best

gaspode the wonder dog said...

Loved the Wicked Lady. Great work! Any chance of re-upping Amon Duul II - Yeti?

the KIDD said...

T.T: Stawberry Path,holy,what,a,great album!!!Thanks!!! Blown away!!! Too good to be true!!! WOW!!! WHEE!!!Thanks so much,for this!!! Hope better days are coming your way T.T.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WAY!!!WAY!!!TOO!!!COOL!!!

Thierry said...

Hello Mr. Traveller,

Thanks a lot for all your posts.
I take the opportunity to ask you if you could propose another time the post for "The incredible Simon Stokes and the Blackwhip Thrill Band" because the old link is out now ?
I thank you very much if you agree.
All my best wishes for your beautiful blog.

Anonymous said...

Plzplzplz, upload again Bill Mumy's cds.

Gr8 work.

Time Traveller said...

The Bill Mumy links were sent to me by a reader of the blog who I haven't heard from in a while. I honestly do not know if I downloaded them or not. I am about 45 DVDs behind in cataloging all the great stuff I've downloaded (figure between 40-60 albums a disc)from various sites (including ones sent to my sites) and if/when I do come across them I will repost them. Unless one of the fine readers out there who got them would care to!!!

Time Traveller said...

TO everyone else who are requesting reposts, I will try to get things up as I can, but I have been so bogged down, I have a shitload of new stuff I want to get up here before I start reposting again. I will get them up when I get some extra time. And time unfortunetly is not on my side these days.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you back. Count me in on the Jo Jo Gunne requests from a while back...heard Rhino's Asylum Recordings sets are pretty damn good. If you have them, hoping you can share them. Thanks!

Time Traveller said...

I have both Jo Jo Cds (all 4 LPs plus bonus cuts), unfortunetly the "real" disc I bought directly from Rhino Handmade was ripped off (along with my Captain Beyond Japanese 1st LP, and my Capt. Beyond tribute) but thanks to the blogsphere I have gotten fairly decent replacements. I will try to get them up here as soon as possible. I am scurying around trying to make my rent for tomorrow so you should see an update Friday or Saturday.

MisterManiac said...

Woo Hoo! Can't wait to hear Jo Jo (especially the bonus tracks). Glad to see I'm not the only one who wants them. Take care of your personal business first (we can wait...right folks?), but glad to see that you still have them (in some format) to post for review!

Reston said...

Glad to hear about the Jo Jo Cds, although sorry that someone stole your originals. At least you still can enjoy the music though...

Anonymous said...

COULD YOU POST WISHNBONE ASH LIVE DATES 2? THANKS

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Thanks for albums that you share with us. I've a few request to do:
Seals & Croft - Same
Seals & Croft - Down Home
Pablo Cruise - Same
Pablo Cruise - Lifeline

The links of Seals & Croft don't work so could you reupload ?
Thanks
Joe

Carlos said...

Hi Time Traveller

Wow! Thanks for IF and Strawberry and Rodriguez and ...all others you have provided to us music maniacs! Happy to have you back.
Ciao.
Carlos

Michael R said...

Thanks alot for Rodgriguez, that's the find!! -
1 thing I'll allow myself to ask is Jamme, you posted it several months ago. you'll make 3 people damn happy if you re-up it (please)!
Be happy, Michael R

Michael R said...

Btw, do you still keep the list of the things you'd like to get?

Anonymous said...

Hey TT:
When's is next post? Miss the good music. Thank you.

psychedelia411 said...

FIRST OF ALL HELLO. SECOND, YOUR BLOG HAS A GREAT VARIETY OF MUSIC. THIRD, AS A REQUEST, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IF YOU CAN RE-UP THE JAMME LP YOU POSTED AWHILE BACK. I HAVE A 45 OF THEIRS "STRAWBERRY JAM MAN" WHICH I USED FOR ONE OF MY PSYCH COMPILATIONS. I WAS ON EBAY LOOKING FOR THE LP AND I FOUND IT. THERE WAS ALSO A LINK TO YOUR POSTING OF THE LP JAMME, BUT THE FILE WAS DELETED. VERY INTERESTED IN HEARING IT. IF YOU CAN RE-POST GREAT OR JUST HIT ME UP ON MY BLOG.

THANKS,

SIR PSYCH

Anonymous said...

Is this blog still up? Hopefully so..miss you, TT.