Monday, 11 September 2017

Damnation Of Adam Blessing-1969 US




Cleveland acid rock combo the Damnation Of Adam Blessing was formed in 1968 from the ashes of a pair of local garage bands, the Society and Dust, led by frontman Adam Blessing (Bill Constable), the group also included guitarists Jim Quinn and Bob Kalamasz, bassist Ray Benich, and drummer Bill Schwark. After months of relentless local gigging -- often as the opener for hometown heroes the James Gang -- the Damnation Of Adam Blessing signed to United Artists and issued their self-titled debut LP in 1969, followed by a tour in support of the Faces.(allmusic)
From their first self-titled LP on United Artists (UAS 6738), i chose "Cookbook", "Dreams" and "Lonely". Enjoy!!!

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Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Agape-1971 US




Agape was a hippie-era psychedelic hard rock act that used the music of youth rebellion to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. Fred Caban was a young guitarist from Azusa, CA, who became a born-again Christian shortly after graduating from high school in 1968. In an effort to help evangelize his peers, Caban formed the band with bassist John Peckhart and drummer Mike Jungkman. They were one of the earliest Christian rock bands, established in a time when the music they played was still being shunned by established churches (the few they approached for concerts rejected the loud music they played, despite the message). Agape performed wherever they could, on beaches, in schools, and in parks, and released their debut album  in 1971.(allmusic)
Originally issued  on Mark Records and is now extremely rare. This is the 1988 Italian reissue of this album by Hablabel (HBL 11001). I chose "Blind", "Believe" and "Choose". Enjoy!!!

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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Stoneground-Stoneground 3-1972 US




Stoneground was a rock band formed in 1970 in Concord, California. Originally a trio, Stoneground expanded to a 10-piece band by the time of their eponymous 1971 debut album. The group appeared in two films, Medicine Ball Caravan (1971) and Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972), and released three albums before singer Sal Valentino quit in 1973.
 Stoneground was formed in 1968 in the San Francisco suburb of Concord, California. The original lineup consisted of Tim Barnes (guitars, vocals), Luther Bildt (guitars, vocals), and Mike Mau (drums). Band manager and former Autumn Records executive Tom Donahue introduced the band to ex-Beau Brummels singer Sal Valentino and John Blakely (guitars, bass), both of whom joined Stoneground. Four female vocalists—Annie Sampson, Lynne Hughes, Lydia Phillips, and Deirdre LaPorte—were also added to the group. While touring America and Europe, the band added another new member, bassist/keyboardist Pete Sears, later of Jefferson Starship and Hot Tuna.
"Stoneground 3", sometimes stylized as Stoneground Three, is the third album by American rock band Stoneground, released in 1972 on Warner Bros (BS 2645). It was the final studio album to feature the band's original lineup, as eight of the ten members quit shortly after the album's release.(wiki)
From this album i chose "From A Sad Man Into A Deep Blue Sea", "Dancin'" and "Down To The Bottom". Enjoy!!!

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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Barrabas-1972 Spain





Barrabás are a Spanish musical group, most successful in the 1970s and 1980s when they were led by drummer and producer Fernando Arbex. The group's musical style was initially Latin rock with jazz and funk influences, and later developed into a more disco-orientated sound.
Wild Safari is a 1971 album by the Spanish group Barrabás, released outside Spain in January 1972. The album was released in some countries under the simple title Barrabás, with a different sleeve design. It was also known as Música Caliente after its subtitle on the back sleeve.
The tracks "Woman" and "Wild Safari" were released as singles in various countries, and "Woman" became a club hit in Europe, Canada and the USA. (wiki) I chose those two songs from their first album. Enjoy!!!

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Dakis ‎– 100% -1975 Greece




Dakis (Vrasidas Charalambidis) is a greek pop singer born in 1943 in Egypt.In 1963 he came to Greece and almost a year later he started singing in amusement and entertainment venues and recorded in 1965 his first single with the Play Boys  entitled "I'll Shake The Earth/ Deep In The Heart Of Athens" followed by albums that were immediately successful in French, Italian and English.
"100%" released in 1975 by Minos (MSM 234)."The cover of the album  looks like Rare Earth ‎"Rare Earth In Concert " from 1971".
From this album i chose "An Thelis (Αν Θέλεις),"Gaston", "I Mama (Η Μαμά),"Kouei Mei (Κουέι Μέι)"  and "Koritsi Mou Agnwsto (Κορίτσι Μου Άγνωστο). (by request) Enjoy!!!

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Psych Out- 1968 US OST





Psych-Out is a 1968 counterculture-era psychedelic film about hippies, psychedelic music, and recreational drugs, produced and released by American International Pictures. (wiki)
The soundtrack of "Psych-Out" released in 1968 by Sidewalk (ST-5913).I chose "Two Fingers Pointing On You" by The Seeds, "The World's On Fire" by The Strawberry Alarm Clock and "Ashbury Wednesday" by Boenzee Cryque. Enjoy!!!

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Thursday, 15 June 2017

The Fool-1968 Holland






The Fool were a Dutch design collective and band in the psychedelic style of art in British popular music in the late 1960s. The group was named in reference to the Fool tarot card.
The original members were Dutch artists Simon (Seemon) Posthuma and Marijke Koger, who were discovered by photographer Karl Ferris among the hippie community on the Spanish island of Ibiza in 1966. He took photographs of clothes they designed, and sent them to London where they were published in The Times. Ferris took The Fool back to London, and together they opened a studio, with the Dutch artists producing clothes and art, and Ferris pursuing photography. Barry Finch and artist Josje Leeger joined later.

Their work includes:

the colourful clothes worn by the Hollies on the cover of their 1967 album Evolution
stage costumes and the front cover design for the self-titled 1967 debut LP Move by the Move
stage costumes for Procol Harum
the cover of the Incredible String Band's 1967 LP The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion
stage costumes and decoration to instruments used by Cream, including Eric Clapton's famed Gibson SG guitar named also The Fool, Jack Bruce's Fender Bass VI bass, and Ginger Baker's drum kit, created for the group's 1967 tour of the US.

The Fool's best known artworks are those they created for the Beatles in 1966–67.

After moving to Los Angeles, the Fool created the largest mural in the world at the time (1968) on the exterior of the Aquarius Theatre for a production of the Broadway musical Hair, by invitation of producer Michael Butler. Simon and Marijke went on to paint other theaters where Hair was playing, in San Francisco, Seattle and Chicago. Thereafter, The Fool split up, Simon, Barry and Yosha eventually going back to Amsterdam while Marijke remained in Los Angeles to continue her artistic endeavors.(wiki)
The Fool also released an eponymous album The Fool in 1968, in the psychedelic folk style, produced by Graham Nash. From this album i chose "Fly", "No One Will Ever Know" and "Reincarnation". Enjoy!!!

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