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суббота, 24 августа 2019 г.

Sagram ‎– Pop Explosion—Sitar Style

A1 Heavenly Feeling
A2 Floating Haze
A3 The Universal Form
B1 Becky's Dance
B2 Morning Glory
B3 Night King
1972

Guitar [Uncredited] – Jim Moyes
Sitar [Uncredited] – Clem Alford
Tabla [Uncredited] – Keshav Sathe

Here we have so British boys coming together to play with the sounds of India. Sagram consisted of a sitar, guitar, and tabla combo, and sitarist Clem Alford apparently spent time in India receiving some proper training. The cover art suggests straight up psychedelic exploitation, but the music is something entirely different. There's not many pop or rock sounds on this LP, if any. I love psychedelic exploitation art, so I consider this a nice surprise even if the art and music don't match. And no, the well-mustached harem king on the cover is not a member of Sagram, although it would be kind of awesome if he was.

While the music here is very well performed and pleasant, the sounds are pretty uniform. You certainly won't hear the variety you might expect from someone like Ali Akbar Khan or Ravi Shankar. It sounds kind of like the house band at a groovy Inidan restaurant in London, with the music floating on well-played, but non-confrontational table grooves - the better to digest your curry, y'know. "The Universal Form" does manage to take a different direction, propelling itself on a much airier, ethereal sound.




пятница, 23 августа 2019 г.

Fatty George Und Silke Schwinger ‎– Trip

A1 Strassenfahrt Durch Wien
A2 Ich Habe Tranen
A3 Tempelmusik
A4 Gospelsong
A5 Wir Sind Hier Auf Einer Insel
A6 Weisser Sand
A7 Ich Kann's Nicht Glauben
A8 Jazzwiese
B1 Ein Korper Sind Wir
B2 Song Ohne Worte
B3 Sexsong
Der Teufel Hole... / Wie Ein Kristall In Einer Schale
B4a Der Teufel Hole...
B4b Wie Ein Kristall In Einer Schale
B5 Hey Boy, Come On
B6 Macht Die Augen Auf
B7 Spiegellied
B8 Schlussmusik
1972

"Trip" was the Austrian version of the musical "Hair", just a bit more extreme in all its facets. The 1971 produced by ORF hippie opera once scared the Austrian television audience, as here drug-consuming, long-haired adolescents were shown who seek a way out of reality and find their redeemer in a dodgy guru. Embedded in glaring stage sets designed by the painter Ernst Fuchs, the narrative ultimately imploded in a hallucinogenic horror trip. The visual impression was further enhanced by a well-prepared soundtrack under the direction of Viennese musician legend Fatty George, who experimented with sitar, psychedelic funk and quirky jazz elements. In his band were future superstars, such as Karl Ratzer, Peter Wolf, Richard Schoenherz and Leszek Zadlo, who were still at the beginning of their career in 1971. After the finished production of the soundtrack, the jazz musicians joined the ORF Big Band collective, the rockers founded Gipsy Love. The "Trip" is not only an important piece of local pop history, but is universally considered among experts one of the most successful music productions of the local hippie era. The Innsbruck-based label Digatone is now releasing for the first time a lovingly restored reissue of the soundtrack LP, which at that time only appeared in small numbers and has now reached high collector's orders on file sharing. After the finished production of the soundtrack, the jazz musicians joined the ORF Big Band collective, the rockers founded Gipsy Love. The "Trip" is not only an important piece of local pop history, but is universally considered among experts one of the most successful music productions of the local hippie era. The Innsbruck-based label Digatone is now releasing for the first time a lovingly restored reissue of the soundtrack LP, which at that time only appeared in small numbers and has now reached high collector's orders on file sharing. After the finished production of the soundtrack, the jazz musicians joined the ORF Big Band collective, the rockers founded Gipsy Love. The "Trip" is not only an important piece of local pop history, but is universally considered among experts one of the most successful music productions of the local hippie era. The Innsbruck-based label Digatone is now releasing for the first time a lovingly restored reissue of the soundtrack LP, which at that time only appeared in small numbers and has now reached high collector's orders on file sharing.
(Source:  ACCORDIA 1st Austrian Record Club)


Digatone present the first official reissue of Fatty George Und Silke Schwinger’s Trip the long lost and extremely rare Austrian hippie-rock/jazz/funk opera score from 1971. Features, among others, Su Kramer (also known from the Hair album and stage play featuring Czechoslovakian band The Matadors), Fatty George, Karl Ratzer, Peter Wolf, Richard Schoenherz, and Leszek Zadlo. Originally released in 1972 by Telefunken in Germany in a small quantity, and now highly collectable, the LP combines funk, pop, psychedelia, acid jazz, and gospel. Performed with electric guitar, flute, organ, sitar, and more, this music has been frequently sampled in recent years. Produced for Austrian TV, the story is about a guru who comes to Vienna to preach about a world with no technology, but with lots of drugs. However, when a young boy dies after an LSD trip, things go terribly wrong. Includes an insert supplying background information in German and English; Edition of 1000….~


Trip was an early 70s Austrian pop-opera concerning the reception given to a black messiah in the modern age. Touching on the youth concerns of the time, it made a strong impact in Austria, where this extremely rare soundtrack album was issued in 1972. Spanning funk, pop, acid jazz and gospel, with electric guitar, flute, organ, sitar and more, it has been sampled in recent years (notably the epic breakbeat in White Sand) and makes its CD debut here…..~
“Trip” is an Austrian rock opera about a guru who came to Vienna to preach life without modern technology, but with a lot of drugs, from which he eventually dies himself. The work was created by scriptwriter Silke Schwinger and jazz musician Franz Pressler (nicknamed Fetty George). It was first staged in 1971 on the stage of the Salzburg Festival, and then appeared as an album and a television movie. The recording is a jazz-funk with a powerful psychedelic guitar and a rich vocal palette…..~


Today we are dedicated to a sensational, ultimately completely forgotten climax of domestic television history and its accompanying soundtrack. Based on a play by Silke Schwinger, the revolutionary TV show “Trip” was shot in 1971 within a few days of filming. On August 8th, it aired on the ORF’s night program - and then disappeared into the archives, singing and singing.
The plot of the film is simple and good: A self-proclaimed Messiah, the charismatic preacher Ronny Nia comes to Vienna for 10 days to proclaim the universal love of God. Already on his arrival at the airport, he and his entourage expect a euphoric teen fanbase and a local press service. Unforgettable is the young Peter Rapp as an interviewing - and visibly irritated - TV reporter. All around: television cameras, autograph hunters, flower children, police.
Peppered with a top-class ensemble of German-speaking stage actors of the day (such as Julia Migenes, Su Kramer and Ron Williams), the “Trip” accompanies a group of young hippies, who have quickly formed around the prominent guest, at their debauchery, from an underground happening to the next. It is hilariously celebrated, danced and sung. And yes, drugs are probably also in the game.
But it comes, as it must come: After the initial ecstasy crashes, disillusionment and depression follow. As a member of the gang dies of an overdose, the mood tips. And since religious leader Ron still has no essential answers, the group finally breaks up. Remarkably, the narrative of “Trip” renounces the upscale, moral index finger and, in the meantime, steers towards an open, impulsive end.
The experimental design of the film, for which director Jorg Eggers was responsible, is groundbreaking for viewing habits at that time. Minute-long scenes of a single shot are followed by hallucinogenic nightmare sequences with psychedelic transitions and fast-paced sequences; an aesthetic reminiscent of the work of American underground filmmaker Kenneth Anger. A stage design specially designed by the painter Ernst Fuchs does the rest.
The media review in Austria, which was accompanied by the first broadcast of the film, however, was modest. Apparently, neither the local audience nor critics could figure it out. The film then disappeared again in the sinking and in the archives of the ORF. The soundtrack of the film, which appeared a short time later as long-playing record at the German major label Telefunken, but over the years developed into a sought-after cult object. Meanwhile, the eponymous “Trip” LP collects collector prices in three digits.
The Innsbruck cultural club Digatone has now dug up the rare soundtrack and makes the music from the film accessible again as lovingly made reissue. A strong gun: Under the direction of the Viennese jazz legend Fatty George, the cast of the “Trip” music-music orchestra on late-born babies seems like a little who-is-who of domestic entertainment music of the early 1970s: Fatty’s band had some later superstars Karl Ratzer, Peter Wolf, Richard Schoenherz and Leszek Zadlo, who were still at the beginning of their careers in 1971. The illustrious collective was expanded to include well-known jazz musicians from the ORF Big Band environment. And peng! The “Trip” soundtrack is a masterpiece of domestic soul jazz and also a significant piece of local pop and subculture history…..by….Bird Sputnik…..~



четверг, 22 августа 2019 г.

Clem Alford ‎– Mirror Image

1 Mirror Image
2 Raga Kirwani
3 Raga Charukeshi
4 Apocalypse
5 Morning Storm
6 Raga Khamaj
7 Colours
1974
Scottish born musician who moved to London and became involved in the hippy/folk scene. He was one of the early pioneers of fusing sitar into rock music by using electric pick-ups and guitar effects







среда, 21 августа 2019 г.

Sha Na Na ‎– Rock & Roll Is Here To Stay!

Remember Then 2:17
Come Go With Me 2:28
Chantilly Lace 2:25
Little Darling 1:57
Long Tall Sally 3:04
Book Of Love 1:56
Rock 'N' Roll Is Here To Stay 2:25
Young Love 2:20
A Teenager In Love 2:07
Little Girl Of Mine 2:28
Heartbreak Hotel 2:30
Teen Angel 3:15
Silhouettes 2:50
Lovers Never Say Goodbye 2:45

1969
American rock and roll group from New York, interpreted on the sometimes comedic style cover versions of songs from the 1950s. Overall, Sha-Na-Na has published over 25 music albums.







вторник, 20 августа 2019 г.

The Friends Of Distinction ‎– Best Of The Friends Of Distinction

1.Grazing In The Grass 2:58
2.I Really Hope You Do 4:00
3.Crazy Mary 5:12
4.It Don't Matter To Me 3:24
5.Love Me Or Let Me Be Lonely 3:23
6.I've Never Found A Girl (Who Loves Me Like You Do) 3:34
7.Dying To Live 4:15
8.Going In Circles 4:28
9.I Need You 3:08
10.Long Time Coming My Way 2:52
11.Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got) 3:33
12.Jenny Wants To Know 2:52
13.Love Can Make It Easier 4:39
14.And I Love Him 4:17
15.Check It Out 3:03
16.Down I Go 3:10
17.I Can't Get You Out Of My Mind 3:30
18.Lonesome Mood 4:48
19.Time Waits For No One 3:28
20.Great Day 3:48
1996
Formed in 1966 after the demise of The Hi-Fi's , backing band of Ray Charles by their members Harry Elston and Floyd Butler, adding two female singers with some changes through the years.
Collaborated extensively with John Florez, Ray Cork, Jr. and Jerry Peters production wise.
Released six albums between 1969 - 1973.
Disbanded in 1975 due to lack of furthermore commercial success.
Their biggest hits are Hugh Masekela's "Grazing In The Grass" and "Going In Circles".







понедельник, 19 августа 2019 г.

Various ‎– Freedom Is A Hammer: Conservative Folk Revolutionaries Of The Sixties

1 –Janet Greene Fascist Threat
2 –Janet Greene Commie Lies
3 –Janet Greene The Hunter And The Bear
4 –Janet Greene Inch By Inch
5 –Janet Greene Termites
6 –Janet Greene Comrade's Lament
7 –Janet Greene Poor Left Winger
8 –Janet Greene Run
9 –Tony Dolan Abolish, Abolish!
10 –Tony Dolan Father Against Son
11 –Tony Dolan Join The S.D.S.
12 –Tony Dolan Cuba Will Be Free
13 –Tony Dolan Cry, The Beloved Country
14 –Tony Dolan Remember Bloody Budapest
15 –Tony Dolan Harry Pollitt
16 –Tony Dolan New York Times Blues
17 –Tony Dolan   My Song In The Wind
18 –Vera Vanderlaan Freedom Is A Hammer
19 –Vera Vanderlaan Let's Pretend
20 –Vera Vanderlaan Hello World
21 –Vera Vanderlaan Torch Of Freedom
22 –Vera Vanderlaan America Awake!
23 –Vera Vanderlaan Modern Paul Revere
24 –Vera Vanderlaan Get Involved
25 –Vera Vanderlaan Don't Bite The Hand That's Feeding You
26 –Vera Vanderlaan Stand Up And Be Counted
27 –Vera Vanderlaan One From One Leaves Two
28 –Vera Vanderlaan Red Fire
29 –Vera Vanderlaan Freedom Is A Hammer
2012








воскресенье, 18 августа 2019 г.

Various ‎– Bonehead Crunchers Volume 5

Twister Holy Smoke
Fat Daddy Fat Funky Rock 'N' Roll
Francis Butler's Sixty-Niners Flash
Head Hobo
Chook Cold Feet
Sparkle   Crazy Like A Fox
Toxic First Time
The Ash Band  Let's Go
U Turn Traffic Lights
Geeza Sydney City Ladies
Bullet Mover
Macarthur Good Stuffe
King Harvest Jumping Jack Flash (Part 1 & 2)
5
Series of compilations collecting "incredibly loud 'n' heavy proto-punk obscurities from the USA, ""deviant slices of fuzzed-out proto-punk madness from the UK," "fuzzed-Up Boot-Stomping Continental Low-Life Heavyness" and "slimy Colonial Grillfat And Mindless Aussie Boogie Excursions."






Sagram ‎– Pop Explosion—Sitar Style

A1 Heavenly Feeling A2 Floating Haze A3 The Universal Form B1 Becky's Dance B2 Morning Glory B3 Night King 1972 Gu...