Monthly Archives: January 2014

Sunday, 12 January 2014

VA: Rock Sessions Volume 15


 
this one and the two posts below are the last three volumes of a set of compilation CDs i made for a friend a couple of years ago. there are NO music downloads, i just wanted to post the covers i made for the CDs back then. i hope you like them :-)

click here to see the previous volumes.

tracklist:
Back in the U.S.S.R. ∙ The Beatles ∙ 1968 Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness) ∙ Belfast Gypsies ∙ 1967 Crawling Up a Hill (live) ∙ John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers ∙ 1964 I Ain’t Done Wrong (live) ∙ The Yardbirds ∙ 1965 Berry Rides Again ∙ Steppenwolf ∙ 1968 Our Home ∙ Bang ∙ 1971 I’m So Glad ∙ Cream ∙ 1966 Dark Side of the Mushroom ∙ Chocolate Watchband ∙ 1967 Spoonful ∙ Howlin’ Wolf ∙ 1968 Thorjon ∙ The Electric Prunes ∙ 1969 Blind ∙ Deep Purple ∙ 1969 White Room ∙ Cream ∙ 1968 Blues News ∙ Jesse Harper ∙ 1969 Let’s Work Together ∙ Canned Heat ∙ 1969 Bring It on Home ∙ Led Zeppelin ∙ 1969 Listen, Learn, Read on ∙ Deep Purple ∙ …

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Sunday, 12 January 2014

VA: Rock Sessions Volume 14


 
just a cover art i made some years ago for a friend, no download

click here to see the previous volumes.

tracklist:
I Am the Walrus ∙ The Beatles ∙ 1967 Mr. Universe ∙ Episode Six ∙ 1968 Silver Tongue ∙ Humble Pie ∙ 1969 Wasted Union Blues ∙ It’s a Beautiful Day ∙ 1969 Wring That Neck ∙ Deep Purple ∙ 1968 Silence of the Morning ∙ Glass Sun ∙ 1968 In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida ∙ Iron Butterfly ∙ 1968 Problems ∙ Red Dirt ∙ 1970 Castles Made of Sand ∙ The Jimi Hendrix Experience ∙ 1967 She Said, She Said ∙ The Beatles ∙ 1966 Hold on ∙ Les Fleurs De Lys ∙ 1969 Foggy Notion ∙ The Velvet Underground ∙ 1969 Are You Gonna Be There (at the Love-in) ∙ Chocolate Watchband ∙ 1967 Introspection Part One ∙ The End ∙ 1969 I’m Your Witch Doctor ∙ Them ∙ 1967 Barabajagal ∙ Donovan ∙ 1969 I Feel Free ∙ Cream ∙ 1966 Susie Q ∙ The Rolling Stones ∙ 1964 Do You Remember Walter? ∙ The Kinks ∙ 1968 Obviously 5 Believers ∙ Bob Dylan ∙ 1966

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Sunday, 12 January 2014

VA: Rock Sessions Volume 13


 
just a cover art i made some years ago for a friend, no download

click here to see the previous volumes.

tracklist:
Need You ∙ Lyd ∙ 1970 Purple ∙ Steve Morgen ∙ 1969 Dirty Old Man (at the Age of Sixteen) ∙ Them ∙ 1967 You Really Got Me ∙ The Kinks ∙ 1964 Shakin’ All Over ∙ The Swinging Blue Jeans ∙ 1964 Fortune Teller ∙ Thee Sixpence ∙ 1966 I’m a Loser ∙ The Beatles ∙ 1964 4th Time Around ∙ Bob Dylan ∙ 1966 Girl with No Eyes ∙ It’s a Beautiful Day ∙ 1969 Coming into Los Angeles (live) ∙ Arlo Guthrie ∙ 1969 Buttermilk Boy ∙ Humble Pie ∙ 1969 I’m Not Talking (live) ∙ The Yardbirds ∙ 1965 Glass Onion ∙ The Beatles ∙ 1968 Double Dare ∙ Lyd ∙ 1970 Anyone’s Daughter ∙ Deep Purple ∙ 1971 Throw Down a Line ∙ The Jeff Beck Group ∙ 1969 Whole Lotta Love ∙ Led Zeppelin ∙ 1969 Born Under a Bad Sign ∙ The Apple Pie Motherhood Band ∙ 1968 Angeline ∙ Genesis ∙ 1968 Crest of Wave ∙ Rory Gallagher ∙ 1972
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Sunday, 12 January 2014

The Music Machine: (Turn On) The Music Machine (US 1966)

The Music Machine - (Turn On) The Music Machine
 
Original Sound – OSR LPS 8875 (US)
one of my favourite garage rock-era albums of all time. i bought this lovely copy from an ebay seller in greece almost a year ago. not quite cheap but totally worthwhile. the cover has some faint ringwear, but thats all, otherwise both cover and record are near mint. just beautiful!

this is the stereo version of the first issue. the mono version is rarer and more sought-after, thus also more expensive. when the mono version of a record is generally valued higher than the stereo version, it is often the case that the stereo version is “fake” stereo (recorded in mono and then re-processed with sometimes disputable results) and these fake stereo recordings mostly do sound crappy.
however, in this case i do not regret my buying decision, i’d take the stereo version again and i recommend it to everyone who wants to buy an original copy of this album.
the sound is clear, crisp and powerful. a high quality recording transferred onto high quality vinyl. this one is definitely one of the best-sounding records from the mid 60s in my collection!

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Sunday, 12 January 2014

The Churls: The Churls (CAN 1968)

The Churls - The Churls
 
A&M – SP-4169 (US) promotional copy
a nice near mint copy i bought in december 2012. to be honest, this is one of the LPs i only bought because of a single track on it. the rest of the album is not bad, but doesnt kick ass as much as that one song, thus only 4 out of 5 stars for this LP.

this self-titled record of the churls is the first of two LPs the group recorded. they are from canada, but the albums were issued in the US only at the time (as far as i know), and you often find promotional copies (like this one). they obviously didnt hit the big fame, but their output is decent.

my favourite track is the third one on the second side, ‘time piece’. i added it as a youtube clip at the end of this post, and i assure you you wont be disappointed! its a heavy psych rocker i always like to put on compilations together with stuff like ultimate spinach or captain beefheart. the in my opinion second best song on the album is ‘gypsy …

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