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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Humble Pie - Performance/Rockin' The Fillmore (1971 uk, great hard blues rock)

Recorded in 1971, shortly before guitarist Peter Frampton left the band, ROCKIN' presents Humble Pie live at New York City's Fillmore East. The British blues-rock group charges through a sweaty, high-octane set (originally released as a double LP) that includes the blistering stompers "Four Day Creep," "Stone Cold Fever," and "I Don't Need No Doctor."

Although the entire ensemble is in top form on this seven-song disc, the record is a showcase for the astoundingly powerful vocals of former Small Faces frontman Steve Marriott (who, in his hard-rock mode, prefigures AC/DC's Bon Scott) and the heavy-blues riffage of Frampton (surprisingly enough, the guy could wield an axe), who would, of course, go on to record his own wildly successful concert album later in the decade.

A powerful live recording whose weak moments in no way mitigate its overall impact. The good music here is so good that once you hear it, you'll want to own it.
Rolling Stone

1. Four Day Creep
2. I'm Ready
3. Stone Cold Fever
4. Walk on Gilded Splinters
5. Rollin' Stone
6. Hallelujah, I Love Her So
7. I Don't Need No Doctor

Humble Pie
*Steve Marriott - Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboards
*Peter Frampton - Vocals, Guitar
*Jerry Shirley - Drums
*Greg Ridley - Bass, Vocals

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Andromeda - The Definitive Collection (1967-69 uk, great hard psych, prog rock with John DuCann, double disc set)

One of the most bootlegged and legendary LP's to come out of the late 60's was the self titled album ANDROMEDA which is included in full on this 2CD set. On CD2 are tracks never before released including 5 tracks recorded for John Peel's Top Gear show during 1968 and 3 tracks recorded live at Round House and Covent Garden London during 1967. This 2CD set is the Definitive collection lovingly prepared by JOHN DU CANN who has put together over two and a half hours of music.

This is a definitive 2-CD account of one of the seminal UK prog-rock bands of the late sixties. Beefed out with never before released material, including five tracks recorded for the John Peel "Top Gear" show during October 1968 and three tracks recorded live at the Roundhouse and Covent Garden, London in 1967. Remastered and fully annotated by guitarist and band founder John Du Cann, this release also provides a connection to Atomic Rooster with whom Du Cann featured in 1970.

Andromeda developed out of Du Cann's band The Attack who at this time were supporting bands such as The Yardbirds on the London gig circuit. After producing an album for the budget label Saga, with a "thrown-together" band called Five Day Week Straw People, Du Cann formed Andromeda with Mick Hawksworth (bass) and Jack Collins (drums) - whose brother was Jimmy McCulloch (sometime guitarist in Paul McCartney's band Wings).

As Du Cann recalls, when the album was originally released it received great reviews " wasn't just a basic rock album, it had a few light-and-shade parts in it and went into different little instrumental passages and things." That album is presented in its entirety on CD1 whilst live tracks and demos (for a projected second album) are on CD2.

Disc 1
1. Too Old
2. The Day of the Change
3. Now the Sun Shines
4. Turns to Dust
5. Return to Sanity
6. The Reason
7. I Can Stop the Song
8. When to Stop
9. Go Your Way
10.Keep Out 'Cos I'm Dying
11.The Garden of Happiness
12.Return to Exodus
13.Journey's End (Reprise)
14.Let's All Wacth the Sky Fall Down
15.Darkness of Her Room
16.See Into the Stars

Disc 2
1. The Day of the Change
2 .The Reason
3. Return to Sanity
4. Keep Out 'Cos I'm Dying
5. Search On
6. Ode to the Sea
7. Lonely Street's
8. Sleep Like a Child
9. I Was Left Behind
10.I Just Wanna Live My Life
11.The Lodger
13.Round House Blues (Live)
14.Walking On (Live)
15.I'm Searching (Live)
16.Acidus (Live)
17.All in You
18.Step this Way

*John DuCann - Guitar, Vocals
*Mick Hawksworth - Bass, Vocals
*Jack McCulloch - Drums
*Ian McLane - Drums

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