When we reach Phase Three, we are into territory that reminds me of "Revolution No. Here's the problem: while I don't mind hearing snippets of speeches made by world leaders and others actually, they are pretty interesting , I don't like the fact that at this point, the music becomes intermittent - sometimes totally absent, sometimes faded WAY into the background. This was a mistake. This does not ruin the album, but it causes a break in the artistic flow that could have been avoided.
After this "talky" phase, Phase Four consists of more interesting, sometimes exotic, music, intertwined with recitations by the band members and then an interview in which they give their opinions on a variety of subjects, including the Black Panthers, sex, The Beatles of course!
Once we arrive at the Bonus Phases, we are back to normal, with a rocking Beatles cover "You Can't Do That" and an additional song written by Mark Stein, a surprisingly almost gentle?! At the very end, they sign off just as they did on "Vanilla Fudge", with The Beatles' lyrics "Nothing is real It took me almost 40 years to discover it, but I am delighted to have unearthed this strange slab of 60's psychedelia.
Top critical review. Reviewed in the United States on October 5, OK, my friends, just look at the track listing. Stare at it for a minute. This is a jumble of "influences," including "classics," sewed together to form a "suite" which is supposed to have some "meaning," that being: boy, there's been a heck of a lot of music, hasn't there? The second star is for unintentional humor, especially when the boys give you their free-form poetry. Stick with their first album, a real classic.
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Text, image, video Image and video reviews only Text, image, video. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Within his first years back in the States, Williams wrote the earliest music for his postwar collection. Williams starts the track with an actual recording from AFVN radio. At midtrack, Williams returns to AFVN radio as a newscaster reports that 46 civilians are dead after the mining of a passenger boat near Dong Ha.
One of his most unusual concepts revolves around what soldiers of any war can relate to: guard duty. Like so many vets, Williams has taken his turn as a solitary sentry.
He re-created the experience in a live routine customized for an experimental string ensemble in New York City known as Ethel.
One violin was stage right, a cello was stage left. He likes to be the leader. It takes a firm leader to navigate road trips and logistics for the many musicians that Williams has managed. Photographed in Can anyone identify the place on this George Cunningham watercolour. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness.
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Although Ha! In early March , Stevie Shears, whose style of guitar playing was considered a limiting factor, was sacked and replaced by Robin Simon, and it was also at this time that the band dropped the exclamation mark from their name. Ultravox undertook a self-financed US tour in early , but split up after the final gig near San Francisco, with Foxx announcing his intention of embarking on a solo career.
With the band seemingly over, Ultravox were then revitalised by Midge Ure, who joined the band as vocalist, guitarist and keyboardist, filling both John Foxx's and Robin Simon's roles in one go, and Ultravox's next album, 'Vienna', showed a major change of direction, gave them chart success, and is the end of the story for this post. I want to celebrate the band that I loved in the late 70's, and so this collection includes both sides of the Tiger Lily single, some extremely rare recordings from a German TV show, two songs from the free 7" single which came with 'Ha!
For those who only know the band from their Midge Ure period then I hope this album shows how they got to that stage by producing some inventive and challenging music between and UPDATE - thanks to cgm for reminding me of the great electric version of 'Hiroshima Mon Amour' which graced the b-side of the 'RockWrok' 7" single, and which has now been added to complete this album. Posted by pj at 10 comments: Email This BlogThis!
Labels: Ultravox! Tuesday, 14 July Traffic - Live Traffic In two shows at New York City's Fillmore East, on 18th and 19th November , were recorded with the intent of producing Traffic's first fully live album, with both the British and American press announcing its intended release shortly after the performances. Melody Maker described the sic 'Philmore East' album as being due for release on 11th December , even giving a tentative track listing for the record, and mentioning that there was to be included between tracks some backstage recordings of conversation, greetings to friends, etc.
An interesting selection of tracks, including a Blind Faith cover, and an extremely long performance of 'Glad', plus newly added band member Ric Grech supplying sorely needed bass and violin, would have made the album something special. However, only days from official release with advertisements, promo posters and album covers printed , the release was cancelled, with the circumstances surrounding the cancellation remaining somewhat confused and mysterious.
The album was quickly mixed in New York, and things seemed to be going well, but then Melody Maker announced that the release date had been pushed back a month. Soon after that came the news that a "lost tape" had again set back the release date.
The story of the lost tape varies, but it was said to have somehow disappeared on the flight back to England, although one source went so far as to say that the band actually destroyed the tapes themselves, as Winwood had announced in the press his dissatisfaction with the finished product.
He wanted to release an album that was one half live and one half new studio material, recorded in his newly built home studio. United Artists had also greatly upset Winwood and band manager Chris Blackwell by releasing a 2-LP Winwood career retrospective without their permission, which might also have contributed to the live album's cancellation.
Bootlegs exist, and some finalised tracks were officially released as bonus cuts on the expanded CD issue of 'John Barleycorn Must Die'. The bootleg album is excellent sound quality, apart from a serious drop-out during 'Glad', where over five minutes of music are lost, but luckily we finally have a perfect recording from the 'John Barleycorn' re-issue, so I've been able to piece together the whole thing from the original track listing.
Considering that it was a professionally recorded show, the editing on the bootleg left something to be desired, with songs cutting in and ending sharply, often with no applause at the end. I've spliced in applause where I felt it was needed and cross-faded the tracks to sound like a continuous performance, so I reckon this is as close as we'll ever get to the original album. Labels: Traffic.
There have been so many good suggestions of artists who have covered Black Sabbath in a lounge style that I've decided to update the whole album. From the name you might think that it would be Black Sabbath songs done in a jazz style, and you'd be exactly right. The first thing that occurred to me after I'd listened to it was that it reminded me that Swedish popsters The Cardigans had covered 'Iron Man' on their 'First Band On The Moon' album, which got me thinking it there were any other cool versions of Sabbath songs, and surprise, surprise there were.
Similarly, Rondellus are an Estonian music ensemble who have released an album of Sabs songs done in a medieval style, and there must be something about the band that appeals to the Swedes, as Lisa Ljungberg has recorded a lovely version of 'Air Dance' on her 'Seven Seas' album.
Finally we have two great jazz groups - Casualties Of Jazz are a Hammond B3-led trio, and then there's Jazz Sabbath themselves - the inspiration for this whole album - which I hope shows the heavy metal pioneers in a new light. The album is titled after the painting by Nicolas Gouny that I found online, which seemed perfect for the cover. Friday, 10 July Jimmy Page Once Jimmy Page hit the big time with Led Zeppelin, he didn't really have the time to guest on friends albums, as the band were touring pretty much constantly.
However, before that he was never out of the studio, adding his distinctive guitar licks to a huge number of singles and albums from the 60's, being one of the very best session guitarists around. It was at this house that Page came across his first guitar, possibly left there by the previous occupant, and by age 12 he was playing it, being mostly self-taught.
Page's musical tastes included skiffle and acoustic folk playing, and the blues sounds of Elmore James, B. King, and Buddy Guy. At the age of 13, Page appeared on Huw Wheldon's 'All Your Own' talent quest programme in a skiffle quartet, one performance of which aired on BBC1 in view it here. Singer Red E. Lewis had seen him playing with the Paramounts at the Contemporary club in Epsom and told his manager Chris Tidmarsh to ask Page to join his backing band, the Redcaps, after the departure of guitarist Bobby Oats.
After playing with them for a while he was asked by singer Neil Christian to join his band, the Crusaders, and he toured with Christian for approximately two years.THEO HAKOLA This Land Is Not Your Land by Theo Hakola, released 24 January 1. The Only Church 2. Ilmarinen's Lament 3. Dead Souls Singing 4. This Land is not your Land 5. Quicksilver 6. Let Buddy Bolden Blow 7. My Love's Kisses (Taste Like Salt) 8. Fox News is my News 9. Fifty Thousand Lumberjacks Dump the Bosses off your Back