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Monday, January 10, 2011

Haystacks Balboa - Detoxified (1970 us, great hard 'n' heavy rock)

New York City based, hard-rock band with progressive ideas. They released this self titled album in early 1970.

The sound is dominated by hard rock tunes who are typical of the time, like Sabbath or Mountain, with backbreaking heavy fuzzy guitars.

The progressive moments are quite nice, long tracks relying on Hammond organ and guitar interplay with extended instrumental stretches.

Real heavy dudes with a mean attitude and some wicked guitar - above-par hard rock. A couple of tracks on their album were written by Larry West, formerly of the legendary Vagrants and younger brother of guitar colossus,  Leslie Mountain' West.

The album was produced by Shadow Morton, aka Shadow Mann. Mayo and Polott still play together in an outfit called Blue Lagoon.

1. Spoiler - 3:24
2. The Children Of Heaven - 3:00
3. Gasbag - 2:38
4. Auburn Queen - 8:55
5. Sticky Finger - 5:10
6. Ode To The Silken Men - 8:55
.a.Tell Me A Story
.b.What Would Happen
7. Riverland - 3:36

Haystacks Balboa
*Mark Babani - Drums
*Mark Harrison Mayo - Guitar
*Lloyd Landesman - Keyboards
*Mark Polott - Bass
*Bruce Scott - Vocals


Jim_Spyropoulos said...

Το εχω μεγαλη δισκαρααααα Αξιοςςς ;)

kounelarhontas said...

Εγώ πάλι δεν το έχω (είμαι και εντελώς ψέιρας, οπότε αν δεν έχουν πλήρες artwork 300dpi και πάνω δεν τα κατεβάζω - τουλάχιστον για την "επίσημη" δισκοθήκη......) οπότε πολλές ευχαριστίες στον Μάριο.

adamus67 said...

Great album!,already on the shelf I bought that CD years ago.Thanks again for sharing this and introducing it to more people!

lmelis said...

Ούτε εγώ το έχω για αυτό και σε ευχαριστώ πολύ. Σκορ εχόντων - μη εχόντων 2-2.

Daremo "Dude" Sensanome said...

This really a surprising hidden gem. Since I get from the sharing of MarioS I've enjoyed entirely for several times. Thanks MarioS for that!

Hotroder said...

What a great album Marios,thanks again.

Mark Polott (the bassist) said...

We were from NYC!

Marios said...

Thank you Mark Polott for the tip, but most of all,

Marios said...

....Haystacks up Balboa......