miércoles, 5 de enero de 2011

Graham Bond - Love Is The Law (1967)(Psych, UK)

Kikas envia:
Acá va mas un, del gran Graham Bond ... reseña pillada de allmusicguide :

"Love Is the Law is the first of the two LPs Graham Bond recorded for the Pulsar label in the late '60s after his move to the United States, and is the better of the pair by a wide margin.
That doesn't mean, it should be cautioned, that it's that great, and it's considerably below the standard of the discs he cut in the U.K. in the mid-'60s as the leader of the Graham Bond Organisation.
That might not only be because he was missing musicians of the extremely high caliber of his supporting players in the Organisation; it might also be due to him having played everything himself on the LP, with the exception of drums (by Hal Blaine) and some soulful female backup vocals.
Yet there's still substantial pleasure - if that's the right word to use for a musician with such a demonic vocal, instrumental, and compositional flavor - to be had from Bond's consistently spooky blues-rock organ and Mellotron.
If his vocals are a bit croaky, and his lyrics (where odes to free love dovetail with dread and the occult) a bit creepy, that's part of the reason the music stands out even from the eclectic palette of late-'60s rock; there's nothing else quite like it, even if it might not be his best work.
The title track and "The World Will Soon Be Free" are certainly among the absolute highlights of his post-Organisation discography, and if the remake of "Our Love Will Come Shining Through" isn't up to the level of the great obscure mid-'60s U.K. 45 on which he first issued the song, it's still pretty good.
If some of the lyrics seem a bit awkward and confused in their confluence of naïve romanticism and ominous foreboding, they're made up for by some quite groovy blues-jazz organ riffs.

Overall, it sounds like the songwriting could have done with some polish and the arrangements with some fleshing out, but Bond fans will still find it worthwhile to seek out this rare LP."

01 Love Is The Law 4:31
02 Moving Towards The Light 4:29
03 Our Love Will Come Shining Through 3:05
04 I Couldn`t Stand It Anymore 4:08
05 Sun Dance 2:24
06 Crossroads Of Time 2:35
07 Bad News Blues 2:49
08 Strange Times, Sad Times 4:00
09 The Naz 5:10
10 The World Will Soon Be Free

11 Long Tall Shorty (A'side 1964) 2:21
12 Long Legged Lady (B'side 1964) 2:17
13 Tell Me (A'side 1965) 2:50
14 Love Come Shining Through (B'side 1965) 2:03
15 Lease on Love (A'side 1965) 2:46
16 My Heart's in Little Pieces (B'side 1965) 3:22
17 St. James Infirmary (A'side 1966) 3:39
18 Soul Tango (B'side 1966) 3:10

Graham Bond - Keyboards, Saxophone, Vocals
Dave Sheehan - Drums, Percussion
Diane Stewart (su mujer) - Vocals
Hal Blaine - Drums

Hades - Hades (1974)(Prog, Noruega)

Kikas envia:
Aunque o tenga bajado de la red, creo que merece la pena postearlo en esta casa ... es un disco muy caro para mi (100€), y que un dia, "quien sabe", estara en mis estanterias.

Quiero dedicarlo a Januskis, ya que esto tiene algo de Ian Anderson (y no solo) ... espero que disfrutes, chorbo.

De portada un poco rarita, hasta parece que viene algo de Rock Satanico o parecido ... pero no, esta es una grabación en vivo, corta, pero dulce e mayormente instrumental.
Es la única grabación de esta banda y es una pena que sea tan corta .... son tan sólo cerca de 24 minutos.

Es Prog-Rock del buen, con la flauta muy agradable, una interesante guitarra y en general momentos muy interesantes de una maestría musical que me encanta.
n grabaciones tan raros como oro en polvo!!!
Os deseo a todos, un Feliz Año Nuevo, y que disfruten de este disco, como Dios manda.

One - One (1969)(Psych, UK)

Kikas envia:
Mi reseña, de RYM :

Well, I don't know why, but the sound of this EXCELLENT band/album, reminds me Graham Bond (despite have some good flute) ... could be the Boby Sass's organ, could be the Alan Marshall's voice, or could be the tribal balance/rhythm in two or three songs, but one thing is certain, I love this Psychedelic album.

Not easy to buy it, but finally I got it!!

A very recommend album!!!!

Musicos :

Alan Marshall -> Vocals, Conga, Drum, Guitar
Bobby Sass -> Organ, Piano, Guitar
Norman Leppard -> Flute, Tenor Sax
Kevin Fogarty -> Guitar
Brent Forbes -> Bass
Conrad Isidore -> Drums

Temas :

1-Don't Listen To Me
3-Stop Pulling And Pushing Me
4-Near The Bone
5- Run, Shaker Life

Espero que os guste

Graham(e) Bond - Mighty Grahame Bond (1968)(Psych, UK)

Kikas envia:
Este es el segundo disco de Graham Bond, ya sin la Organization ...

Icono de la escena Britanica de R&B, fue considerado juntamente com John Mayall y Alexis Korner, un de los tios mas importantes en los años 60, ya que han estado en sus fileras (Organization) nombres tales como Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, y mismo Dick Heckstall-Smith.

No voy a hablaros mas de este gran musico … para mas información su sitio AQUI, o entonces ver la reseña del disco ya publicado por Rabat, AQUI.

Esperando que sea de vuestro agrado, estan para salir, nuevas entregas de este musico.