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November 17, 2022

Frumpy - How The Gipsy Was Born (Live 1971)

From their second album, Frumpy 2.

I just got my copy of Frumpy, Attention! (1975) on vinyl delivered...a compilation album. All their original pressings are several hundreds of dollars for a record you can actually spin and I just can't get there...lol.

Frumpy was a German progressive rock/krautrock band based in Hamburg, which was active between 1970–1972 and 1990–1995. Formed after the break-up of folk rockers City Preachers [de], Frumpy released four albums in 1970–1973 and achieved considerable commercial success. The German press hailed them as the best German rock band of their time and their vocalist Inga Rumpf [de] as the "greatest individual vocal talent" of the contemporary German rock scene. They disbanded in 1972 although the various members all worked together at various times over the following two decades and they reunited again in 1989, producing three more albums over five years after which they disbanded once more.


Unfortunately, they were not played much in the US...shame. So freaking good.

November 13, 2022

White Bird - Bombay Calling - Child In Time } It's A Beautiful Day and Deep Purple

It's A Beautiful Day signature hit song "White Bird" is well known amongst rock fans of the late 1960's.

Among It's A Beautiful Day's self titled album "Bombay Calling" was the inspiration for Deep Purple's concert staple "Child In Time."

Three songs for my DU friends tonight, connected through time and a love of music.

White Bird - Live Extended Jam Version (no autotune, no pre-recorded backing tracks, just pure practice and talent)

Bombay Calling - 1969

Child In Time - Live - 1970 (that 70's audience looks like they are unaware of the greatness they are witnessing...)

November 3, 2022

Nick Drake - River Man (bonus cover by Madison Cunningham)

Nicholas Rodney Drake (19 June 1948 – 25 November 1974) was an English singer-songwriter known for his acoustic guitar-based songs. He did not find a wide audience during his lifetime, but his work gradually achieved wider notice and recognition.[1][2][3] Drake signed to Island Records when he was 20 years old and a student at the University of Cambridge. He released his debut album, Five Leaves Left, in 1969. He recorded two more albums—Bryter Layter (1971) and Pink Moon (1972). Neither sold more than 5,000 copies on initial release.[4] His reluctance to perform live, or be interviewed, contributed to his lack of commercial success. There is no known video footage of the adult Drake; he was only ever captured in still photographs and in home footage from his childhood.[5]


Drake's music remained available through the mid-1970s, but the 1979 release of the retrospective album Fruit Tree allowed his back catalogue to be reassessed. By the mid-1980s, Drake was being credited as an influence by such artists as Robert Smith of The Cure and Peter Buck of R.E.M. In 1985, The Dream Academy reached the UK and US charts with "Life in a Northern Town", a song written for and dedicated to Drake.[6] By the early 1990s, he had come to represent a certain type of "doomed romantic" musician in the UK music press and was frequently cited as an influence by artists including Kate Bush, Paul Weller, Aimee Mann, Beck, Robyn Hitchcock and The Black Crowes.[7][8] Drake's first biography appeared in 1997, followed in 1998 by the documentary film A Stranger Among Us.


November 3, 2022

T. Rex - Get It On (Bang A Gong) (Official Vinyl Video)

Great Song, great album...time to get it on. Vote.

October 23, 2022

Saturday Night Album Rock - The Move - Looking On (1970) (The genesis of ELO)

The Move was effectively a dead band walking when Lynne joined in February 1970 after fronting (and producing) The Idle Race. Wood had wanted to launch a new group with Lynne that would feature rock and strings and retire the Move immediately. According to Wood, none of the members of The Move had any interest in the band at this point; Lynne in particular had joined the band solely so that he could get the separate orchestral project started with Wood.[3] But contractual obligations and management pressure kept the band name kicking, regardless of the drastic changes in sound and the unwillingness of the personnel.

Wood and Lynne took the opportunity to begin work on the embryonic Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) project in the studio and get the Move off the road, for the most part—the occasional live set in 1970 usually featured most of the tracks on Looking On, a cover of The Beatles' "She's a Woman," and one of The Move's singles, "I Can Hear The Grass Grow".

The album ends with an (uncredited, but usually attributed to Wood and Lynne together) doo-wop-style coda, "The Duke of Edinburgh's Lettuce".


The Move - I Can Hear The Grass Grow (1967) - Included for your pleasure, the original (short lived) lineup of The Move

October 22, 2022

I am but a tourist...ok computer.

Thom Yorke, such a wonderful voice.

October 16, 2022

With Twilight as My Guide - The Mars Volta

Octahedron is the fifth full-length studio album by American progressive rock band the Mars Volta, released on June 23, 2009. The album was released by Warner Bros. Records in North America and Mercury Records worldwide. It is the last studio album to feature drummer Thomas Pridgen and guitarist John Frusciante, and the first not to feature contributions from keyboardist Isaiah "Ikey" Owens and multi-instrumentalist Adrián Terrazas-González.
The song "With Twilight as My Guide" appears to take place during the Salem Witch Trials, which is revealed through an interview with opera singer Renée Fleming, who covered the song on her album Dark Hope: "I was especially fascinated by the Mars Volta song, 'With Twilight As My Guide', which is operatic in its scale and musical complexity. I was however a bit concerned about the text, specifically the reference to 'devil daughters'. I said, 'As much as I love this song, I really can't sing it for that reason.' Peter Mensch offered to contact Cedric Bixler-Zavala and asked if the text could be changed, since the overall meaning of the song wasn't completely clear anyway. Cedric responded, "Sure, she can change it. I would just like it to be known that in no way is the lyric supposed to paint women in a bad light... The song feels like it was written during the Salem Witch Trials, and it sarcastically takes the religious right wing slang of how all women were treated. Our last album, Bedlam in Goliath, was one huge metaphor for the way women are treated in Islamic society (honor killings, etc) not just a story about a ouija board... it's meant to make you question the way things are."


October 2, 2022

Fleetwood Mac - Albatross (1970 UK TV Performance)

The composition and its arrangement suggest a relaxing sea setting, with cymbals imitating the sound of waves (Mick Fleetwood played his drum kit using timpani mallets to give a muted sound) and a dreamy solo from Green's guitar. It contains four chords, E, Emaj7 (or G#m/E), A/E, and F#m, played by Green on his Fender Stratocaster into a Matamp Series 2000. Green had been working on the piece for some time before the addition to the band of 18-year-old guitarist Danny Kirwan. Slide guitarist Jeremy Spencer was not generally inclined to work with Green, who had felt unable to realize the overall effect that he wanted. With Kirwan's input, Green completed the piece and it was recorded just two months after Kirwan joined, without Spencer present. Although he was not a part of the recording sessions, Spencer was shown in video material miming to Green's slide guitar parts. Kirwan's instrumental "Jigsaw Puzzle Blues" was chosen for the B-side in most territories. "Albatross" has been re-released many times as a single in various countries, with many different B-sides.


August 21, 2022

Sunday Morning Album - Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head (Side B)

Flip it and carry on...


Green Eyes

Warning Sign

A Whisper

A Rush of Blood to the Head

August 21, 2022

Sunday Morning Album - Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head (Side A)

I know, I know, Coldplay is a guilty pleasure of mine for certain times...besides, AROBTTH is a great album.

A pick your favorite Sunday Album edition...the lesser known tracks are really excellent.


In My Place

God Put A Smile Upon Your Face

The Scientist


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