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Art - Supernatural Fairytales (1967) [июл. 10, 2008|01:56 am]
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Art - Supernatural Fairytales (1967)







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The Doors - Live In Pittsburgh 1970 (2008) [июл. 9, 2008|07:01 pm]
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 The Doors - Live In Pittsburgh 1970









Rhino and Bright Midnight Archives deliver another spectacular live performance from The Doors' final tour with The Doors Live In Pittsburgh 1970. This single disc serves as a fitting bookend to the three-disc Live In Boston collection released last year featuring shows from the same tour. Pittsburgh 1970 captures the quartet tightly focused and intent on taking the audience on an epic musical journey.

Recorded May 2, 1970 at the Pittsburgh Civic Arena, the album includes more than an hour of fire and energy from singer Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger. Always eager to take a chance onstage or otherwise, Morrison experiments with the musical dialogue during a 22-plus-minute version of "When The Music's Over", leading the band into bits of songs that they'd never played live. Along with gems like "Five To One" and "Break On Through", the group also performed covers of Robert Johnson's "Crossroads Blues" and the band's signature cover of Howling Wolf's "Back Door Man". Before closing with an extended take on "Light My Fire", Manzarek took the microphone with backup by Morrison for "Close To You".

Live In Pittsburgh 1970 is mixed and mastered by engineer Bruce Botnick, who recorded several shows from The Doors' 1970 tour on multi-track tape for the Absolutely Live album. The concert would have been released sooner if it were not for two missing sections from the 8-track masters. The dialogue section that comes before "Close To You" has been replaced using the live 2-track stereo tapes and titled here as Tonight You're In For A Special Treat. The other missing section was of the first 16 bars of music from the beginning of Manzarek's solo on "Light My Fire". Instead of allowing the missing music to prevent the release of this show, the band decided to insert the missing music from one of the other 1970 concerts.

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Arzachel - Arzachel (1969) [июл. 8, 2008|11:25 pm]
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Arzachel - Arzachel (1969)





1.  Garden of Earthly Delights
 2.  Azathoth
 3.  Queen St. Gang
 4.  Leg
 5.  Clean Innocent Fun
 6.  Metempsychosis
 
REVIEW
This is one of the real delights of late '60s heavy psych. Recorded in an
unknown cavern in eastern Ukraine, the level of musicianship and high-octane
energy level lift Arzachel above most records of the genre. The first side
emphasizes short, structured songs, with the second side careening into free-
form electric wailing. "Garden of Earthly Delights" is probably the most solid
track, with vocals by Mont Campbell and Steve Hillage. Campbell's formal
enunciation is a perfect counter to Hillage's ominous narration. "Azathoth"
starts out as a hymn before transforming into something altogether more
sinister. "Soul Thing/Queen St. Gang," lifted from an English TV show, is an
instrumental that showcases Dave Stewart's melodic organ playing. Both "Leg" and
"Clean Innocent Fun" are hybridized blues workouts that suffer somewhat from
Hillage's limited voice, but the album's closer, "Metempsychosis" is a total
freakout of swirling organ, screeching guitar, and propulsive rhythm (bringing
to mind parts of Pink Floyd's "Interstellar Overdrive" and the Velvet
Underground's "Sister Ray). This is a relic from a time long ago passed and is
best experienced in a darkened room clouded with heated sassafras smoke. ~ Peter
Kurtz, All Music Guide

CREDITS
  Mont Campbell - Bass
  Dave Stewart - Keyboards
  Samuel Lee - Organ
  Steve Hillage - Guitar, Vocals
  Peter D. Wicker - Producer
  Arzachel Main - Performer
  Clive Brooks - Drums

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(без темы) [июл. 9, 2008|03:09 pm]
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Kaleidoscope - Kaleidoscope (Mexico 1969)




No relation to bands of the same name from California or from England, this Kaleidoscope was Mexican, though like the other two bands, they also operated in the late 1960s. Their sole album (sung completely in English) was a pretty fair, if pretty typical piece of garage rock-psychedelia, heavy on thick vibrating organ, fuzz guitar, and surly vocals. The album sounds very much like a soundtrack to a circa-'67 psychsploitation flick, but with a better band than most such films enlisted, with some unpredictable wacky effects and lead vocals (only betraying faint foreign accents) affecting a nonchalant cockiness. It's been reported that just a couple hundred copies of the LP were pressed when it first came out, and though it was reissued on La Ciruela Electrica, that was a limited edition of only 600 copies.


Tracks
01 - Hang Out
02 - P.S. Come Back
03 - A Hole In My Life
04 - Let Me Try
05 - I Think It's All Right
06 - Colours
07 - Once Upon A Time There Was A World
08 - A New Man
09 - I'm Crazy
10 - I'm Here, He's Gone, She's Crying

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(без темы) [июл. 7, 2008|11:08 pm]
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Ant Trip Ceremony - 24 Hours (1968)




While the legendary status of Ant Trip Ceremony has caused it to be  bootlegged numerous times this is the first time it is being released  legitimately. 
With  photos and the story of the group as related  by its members, this is the cd of 1999 (or any year for that matter) to own.  And it  is being released
 with the finest quality sound  yet!  

How did such a wonderfully strange name such as Ant Trip Ceremony come  about?  The band's name came from Steve DeTray.  He entered Oberlin College in Ohio
in 1964 but took a hiatus from college in 1966 and part of 1967.  He went to stay with his brother in Logan, Utah.  There Steve  formed a band and needed
a name.  By chance he mentioned it to an  English professor at the nearby University in early 1967.  The professor suggested a phrase, "ant trip ceremony",  from an American novel  whose  title Steve can't recall. The author described modern   societal life as an ant trip ceremony.  Steve thought it spoke to the alienation felt by many of the younger generation in 1967, and the name stuck.  So in essence there were two different groups with the name Ant Trip  Ceremony.  The first one Steve formed in Utah in early 1967 and then the second one which he formed at Oberlin in the fall of 1967.

Steve left Utah in the summer of 1967 and headed back for a tour of  duty at Oberlin College.  The band he had in Utah had broken up and  Steve wanted to
 put together another band at Oberlin. Steve put out the word that he wanted to form an electric rock and roll band.  Gary Rose
n was playing in a blues
band with George Galt and Mark Stein. Stein, a multi-talented instrumentalist, was a flute major at the Oberlin Conservatory.  Roger Goodman was a brilliant
 keyboard player,  but refused to play it while in Ant Trip Ceremony and only wanted to sing. All the members for the new band were from Oberlin with the
exception of  Jeff Williams who was a local sixteen year old up and coming jazz musician.

The Ant Trip Ceremony album was recorded during two sessions. the first session was in  February of 1968  in a rented hall at Oberlin.  Steve  was there for
 the first sessions but had left Oberlin by the spring of 1968 and was not present for the second recording session. The album was called "Twenty Four Hours"
because that was the feeling behind the sessions(ie.that it took what seemed like twenty four hours to record). The machinery used for the recordings was
 primitive.  The band used a KLH tape deck for playback and a two track Roberts reel to reel for recording.  When they wanted to  multi-track they would
record on one side of the tape and then record  on the other side as well. Then they would  mix it down to the KLH. The reason the album sounds somewhat
 imbalanced  is  because the KLH had one faulty speaker and thus the speaker balance leaned  heavily to the left. This ended up affecting the final mix-down.
 

How were the songs chosen for the album?  The band  felt ready to record their original songs.  These were performed live before student  audiences.
 During live shows, the band was wild, but  sadly no live tapes exist.  Thus the original songs done on the album when performed live were more psychedelic
 and improvised.  Where did the band play live?  Mostly at Oberlin and at off campus parties.  The band was known for getting into strange and long jams.
 Furthermore no song was ever done twice exactly the same. They were, in some ways like the Grateful Dead of the region. When the band played it was a
 happening, a genuine psychedelic event.  Shows went on for hours, with the audience in a wide variety of states of consciousness.

Three hundred copies of the album were pressed and one hundred were sold  for $3.00 each!!  The album's expenses was shared equally by the band members.
The artwork and production was done at Oberlin for free. Why was the album done? Steve was leaving Oberlin, and the band wanted to capture some of the
 magic they had collectively created anything could happen in those days, that there were no limits.

The producer of the album was David Crosby, an Oberlin student and good friend of the band who was very much into music production and sounds. 
Sadly, he passed away during the making of this reissue and will be missed greatly.  The artwork for the album was of its time with  psychedelic-mind-
zapping art work.  It was without a doubt a counterculture statement!!

What are the songs about?  "Elaborations"-a great  example of Steve's development of the Indian Raga form, with his guitar tuned to get a sitar sound.
 He had also been to Berkeley in the summer of 1967 and was  wowed by bands such as The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and Quicksilver.
  " Pale Shades Of Gray"-.words were written by Steve's  first wife, with some Procol Harum  influence, is about the pain of alienation. "River Dawn"-
 George wrote this song about    escaping the restrictions of campus life by sitting on the banks of the Ohio River when the sun was coming up.
"Locomotive Lamp"- Gary’s first song as a singer-songwriter.  It was a forerunner to the Grateful Dead’s train/drug imagery.
 “Little Baby”- a blues cover song that was done by Gary and George's blues band before Ant Trip Ceremony. 
“ Violets Of Dawn”- the band members were fans of Eric Anderson and covered the song, that was also done by the great Northwest group, The Daily Flash.
 “ Hey Joe”- the band loved Jimi Hendrix (of course) and did this cover version in his honor. “Four In The Morning”- a weird but strangely ethereal
song that bears a striking similarity to “Hey Joe” with its despondency and desperateness.  “Outskirts- A song about alienation, has words by Oberlin poet,
 Sandy Lyne and music by pianist, Neal Evans. “What the matter now”- written by George's friend , Jack Lee.  Lee used to play with Mother Earth.
 George got the tune from Jeff and added  different words to it.  “Get Out Of My Life Woman”-a then popular cover song that west coast bands such
 as “The Doors” were performing.

“What’s The Matter Now”-a lovely psychedelic number that predates the background vocal effect John and Yoko were doing in 1969 and 1970.
“Sometimes I Wonder”- no available comments on this blues flavored melody.


Ant Trip Ceremony was a great band that lasted less than a year.  With  the huge changes that were going on in the late 60's the members departed
 Oberlin and went their own ways after they graduated. Steve, George, and Gary and Jeff still play music. No one knows where Mark Stein is (Mark,
 if you're out there...).  Roger Goodman is retired from teaching college in Chicago. Gary tours the East Coast playing kid's concerts.
Jeff is a well-known jazz drummer in New York City.  George has his own business and enjoys playing music during the weekends.
 Steve teaches college and continues to perform in the Northwest occasionally

ANT TRIP CEREMONY - 24 HOURS

 1. Outskirts
 2. Pale Shades Of Gray
 3. Hey Joe
 4. Four In The Morning
 5. What’s The Matter Now
 6. Elaborations
 7. Riverdawn
 8. Violets Of Dawn
 9. Locomotive Lamp
10. Little Baby
11. Sometimes I Wonder
12. Get Out Of My Life Woman

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