Bright Side Of The Moon

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martes, octubre 23, 2007

The Butts Band Complete Recordings

The Butts Band - Complete Recordings
eac. wavpack. covers

Despues de la muerte y la desintegracion de Doors, tras un par de albums de dudosa calidad, Densmore y Krieger forman The Butts Band, una poderosa banda con la que graban un par de albums. El primero, "The Butts Band", con temas dentro de la onda rockera y del R&B, y "Hear&Now", con toques mas soul y una voz femenina de altura.

The 1973 debut of Butts Band, produced by Doors engineer turned producer Bruce Botnick, is — along with Ray Manzarek's 1974 release, The Golden Scarab (also produced by Botnick) — the true fulfillment of what Other Voices and Full Circle initiated. A release of Golden Scarab and The Butts Band on one CD would be a good companion piece to the aforementioned post-Morrison Doors releases; it's most likely what would have evolved had the Doors' trio given us a third album in the early '70s. Make no mistake, this is very musical and great stuff, it just had no image, introduced us to new personalities, and was saddled with a terrible name (c'mon, the Butts Band? What was Jimmy Castor's line in "Troglodyte"? "Bertha Butt, one of the Butt sisters." It's just plain silly with the world watching the Doors' legacy). Before Robbie Krieger went on his jazz tangent, this folky blues group may have been a necessary diversion. There's none of the Doors' darkness or Ray Manzarek's manic intensity here. It's laid-back, well-played, perfectly recorded music on the Blue Thumb label. What is surprising is that Robbie Krieger was an integral part of the Doors' hit singles. He seems to have put that in the past on these compositions. "Baja Bus," with conga by Larry McDonald, might as well be the Allman Brothers. Side one was recorded in Kingston, Jamaica, with Botnick as engineer, while in London for side two at Olympic Studios they used Keith Harwood on the boards, though Bruce Botnick is the producer of the entire package. More of what you'd expect than the follow-up, Hear and Now, which changes all the musicians save the two Doors and completely reshuffles the sound. Gotta hand it to Krieger and Densmore; they can be as proud of this as Ten Wheel Drive's Zager and Schefrin can be of their post-Genya Ravan disc on EMI. That record wasn't Ten Wheel Drive with Genya Ravan, but it was competent and worth a listen, as is The Butts Band.

"The Butts Band" 1974

1. I Won't Be Alone Anymore
2. Baja Bus
3. Sweet Danger
4. Pop-A-Top
5. Be With Me
6. New Ways
7. Love Your Brother
8. Kansas City

"Here & Now" 1975

9. Get Up, Stand Up
10. Corner Of My Mind
11. Caught In The Middle
12. Everybody's Fool
13. Livin' And Dyin'
14. Don't Wake Up
15. If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody
16. Feelin' So Bad
17. White House
18. Act Of Love
19. That's All Right
20. Lovin' You For All The Right Reasons



lunes, octubre 22, 2007

Jefferson Starship: Windows Of Heaven

Artist: Jefferson Starship
Album: Windows Of Heaven
Released: 1999
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Este es el disco de reunificacion de algunos miembros de la Jefferson, Balin, Kantner y Casady. Es un trabajo hecho con esmero, cuidando las melodias y la instrumentacion. Kantner ha salido del cliche de sus ultimos trabajos para dar al disco un aire muy de los setenta. Ya desde su primer tema, el aroma de los primeros Airplane lo impregna todo, y la cantante Diana Mangano no desmerece en nada a Slick. Mangano canta como Slick en sus buenos tiempos, con voz clara y con el gusto por la psicodelia de principios de los setenta. Fue una sorpresa para mi este album, creia que la Starship era ya incapaz de hacer algo bueno, ya que sus ultimos discos no me gustan demasiado. Esto les perdona de sus pecados anteriores.

Original Jefferson Starship bandmembers Marty Balin, Jack Casady, and Paul Kantner were back with some songs about the millennium, protests, and life in general on 1999's Windows of Heaven. Guest vocalist Grace Slick, who sings on one track (I´m On Fire, not in this edition), makes the album almost a full-scale reunion. New bandmates Prairie Prince (the Tubes) and T. Lavitz (Dixie Dregs, Jazz Is Dead) add even more spice to the mix, as the offshoot of one of San Francisco's finest '60s psychedelic bands prepared itself for the 21st century. Vocalist Diana Mangano sounds remarkably similar to her predecessor, and helps to create a very Jefferson Airplane-ish vibe. This may not be the best album from the Starship/Airplane catalog, but it served as a stunning reminder that, as of 1999, much of the '60s psychedelic subculture was still alive and well and standing at the Windows of Heaven.

01.The Light. (Paul Kantner)
02.See The Light. (Jesse Barish)
03.Borderlands. (Paul Kantner)
04.Maybe For You. (Terry Terrell)
05.Let It Live. (Marty Balin)
06.Let Me Fly. (Paul Kantner)
07.Goddess. (Marty Balin)
08.Blessings. (Claudia Schmidt)
09.Shadowlands. (Paul Kantner)
10.Which Side Are You On (Futr² Remembered). (Paul Kantner)
11.Way Of Love. (Jesse Barish)
12.Later On. (Marty Balin)
13.The Windows Of Heaven (Futr²). (Paul Kantner)
14.Out Of The Rain. (Tony Joe White)
15.Millennium Beyond (Frontera Luminosa). (Paul Kantner)

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martes, octubre 02, 2007

Jefferson Starship - The Definitive Concert

Hay pocos dvds de la Jefferson en concierto, y es una pena. Este dvd recoje uno de la epoca de "Winds Of Change", no es la que mas me gusta, pero el concierto esta realmente bien. Buen rock, y los musicos entregados en interpretar los temas de su ultimo disco y algunos clasicos.

The fantastic voyage of Jefferson Starship is without equal in American rock history. Rising from the remains of the legendary Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship combined the best of the classic Airplane sound with refined elements of contemporary high-energy rock. In this collector's video, charter members Grace Slick and Paul Kantner join powerful co-lead singer Mickey Thomas, guitar virtuoso Craig Chaquico, Peter Sears, Donny Baldwin and Quicksilver's David Freiberg in a rousing rendition of Airplane and Jefferson Starship greatest hits.

Winds Of Change
Ride The Tiger
Black Widow
Find Your Way Back
Somebody To Love
Be My Lady
Girl With The Hungry Eyes
Out Of Control
White Rabbit
Stairway To Cleveland

Time: 01:03:31 (95,276 fr)
1,396 MB
640x480 (1.33:1) [=4:3]
Video Bitrate: 2847 kb/s
Audio: Ac3 224 kb/s (112/ch, stereo)
Video: Xvid


Jefferson Starship - White Rabbit (Definitive Concert)

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