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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Heavy Cruiser - Lucky Dog (1973 canada / us, strong heavy space psych rock with blues drops)

Neil took the band members from Mama Lion into a studio to demo some songs.They recorded half-dozen songs and a few days later, Mama Lion went on a tour and wound up in New York City to play Central Park with Billy Preston.

The engineer in LA made an acetate of Neil’s songs and sent it to Neil in care of Famous Music. The band went to a meet and greet at Famous Music and Neil played the acetate at the party. The head of A&R loved the music and bought it from Artie Ripp.

Neil called the project “Heavy Cruiser”. When Mama Lion returned to LA, Neil took the band back into the studio and they recorded a few more tracks to complete the “Heavy Cruiser” record.

Artie Ripp stopped the band from putting their names on the record cover because he didn’t want it to interfere with his main act, Mama Lion.

The same thing happened when Neil did more of his songs with the band and produced a second “Heavy Cruiser” album called “Lucky Dog” – band members’ names were left off the cover.

1. Everytime I Hear Your Music - 2:41
2. Mirrors In Your Eyes - 3:55
3. Where You Gonna Run To - 3:06
4. Gotta Get Away - 4:23
5. Open Your Eyes - 3:38
6. You Really Got Me (Ray Davies) - 2:49
7. Freefall Glider - 5:34
8. Concrete Jungle - 3:44
9. Supergirl - 3:52
10.I'll Receive You - 3:11
All songs by Neil Merryweather except where noted

Heavy Cruiser
*Neil Merryweather – Vocals, Bass, Acoustic Guitar
*James Newton Howard – Organ And Piano
*Coffi Hall – Drums And Percussion
*Alan Hertz - Guitar

1971  Neil Merryweather And Lynn Carey - Vaccum Cleaner

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dadfred said...

Thanx again Marios for another fine psych share. I have this on MP3, but this is a much better version.

Pierre said...

Mama Lion I've heard of, but these guys flew under my radar, probably doesn't help living out back in the land of Oz,thanks for the share.

Anonymous said...

merci beaucoup !!!

kobilica said...

I've been looking for this album a long time.Many thanks...

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot !!!

Sergey said...

thank you very much!

Anonymous said...

thanx a lot...I' m looking for the first album of Neil Merryweather..( The knees cover... ) Can You help me ?

becks dark said...

Thank you!

guinea pig said...


Anonymous said...

Where is the download link ?

sparkler said...

thank you Marios1

Anonymous said...

Thanks for Heavy Cruiser. Do you have their first LP, and Kryptonite by Neil Merryweather?

Musiconaute said...

Encore une découverte, merci beaucoup !

Steve said...

Marios, "Account expired" pops up for the link. Could you re-up this one? Thanks!

Steve said...

Thanks Marios!