Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Black Christmas...

Another blog based on my own vinyl rippings. I'd say the quality are good all over. A couple of quality requests from another blogsite, some black metal from the past, a treat for the Quo fans, and a new 'topic' - Mausoleum Records... you remember those in numbers in the
bargain bins around. I got my hands on quite some of those releases, but since I didn't listen a lot to that stuff back then, I don't know a lot 'bout them. So, I'll leave it for you to browse for the info yourself. To get this post up'n running today, I have to do it easy on the info. So, grab whatever you want, and have a good time!

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SOUND BARRIER
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A couple of 'black metal' bands that I've not seen on the net yet.
So, about time...
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Sound Barrier - Total Control. 1983.
Produced by Skip Drinkwater.
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01 - Other Side
02 - Total Control
03 - Rock Without The Roll
04 - Mayday
05 - Second Thoughts
06 - Nobody Cares
07 - Don't Put Me On Hold
08 - Hey U
09 - Rock On The Wild Side
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Sound Barrier - Born To Rock. Mini Album 1984.
Produced by Sound Barrier and Karot Faye
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01 - Conquer The World
02 - Born To Be Wild
03 - Raging Heart
04 - Born To Rock
05 - Do Or Die
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Link:
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I really don't know, but judging from this picture from a info sheet inside the cover, they used quite some years developing their next move & music. But, what do I know... not much.
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BLACK SHEEP
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Black Sheep - Trouble In The Streets. 1985.
Produced, arranged and sung by Willie Basse.
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01 - I Will Survive
02 - Stop In The Name Of Love
03 - Love Is Not Enough
04 - What Can I Do 4 You
05 - The Day Of The Kids
06 - Stick! (To My Guns)
07 - Love Warrior
08 - Eyes On Love
09- Trouble In The Street
10- Stop Spinning Your Wheels
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MR. BIG
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Earlier I've blogged their awesome debut album, 'Sweet Silence'. More info in the archives. Jeff Dicken, my all time vocal, writer & player hero. His few albums by Mr.Big & Broken Home are ALL among my best moments as a fan of good performed & played music. Anyway, here's a chance for you to hear it too, if you haven't already. They released 2 albums, and this 'Photographic Smile' album release contains more or less the half tracks from both albums. The good thing here is that my copy of 'Photographic Smile' are in a mint condition. Their second, 'Mr. Big', are not. But good sound anyway, with some bad scratches at the start of Side B that I couldn't get rid of in a few hours. 'Vampire'. I might try later, when having more spare time doin' this stuff. Awesome anyway, don't let that scare you to not have a listen... most people can't help but love it. Indeed true gems for the connoisseurs out there... :)
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Mr. Big - Mr. Big. 1977.
All songs by Dicken. Produced by Val Garay.
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01 - Photographic Smile
02 - Romeo
03 - What Color Is The Wind
04 - Louisiana Street
05 - Feel Like Calling Home
06 - Goodbye World
07 - Vampire
08 - Hold Me
09 - Can We Live Angel Of My Life
10 - Easy
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Mr. Big - Photographic Smile. 1976.
Produced by Val Garay and John Punter.
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01 - Photographic Smile
02 - Wonderful Creation
03 - Louisiana Street
04 - What Color Is The Wind
05 - I Ain't Been A Man
06 - Sweet Silence
07 - Zambia
08 - Feel Like Calling Home
09 - Romeo
10 - Can We Live Angel Of My Life
11 - Easy
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BOB YOUNG
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Most good old boogie Quo classics, are the work of Rossi/Young or Parfitt/Young. Here's his versions of some of their collaboration tracks through the years. Not very rockin', but fun stuff to have if you're a fan of those brits. I'm a big fan of their classic rocking stuff.
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Vocals/harmonica: Bob Young
Guitars: Micky Moody, Albert Lee, Billy Bremner
Bass Guitars: John McKenzie, Mo Foster
Drums: Terry Stannard
Pedal Steel Guitars: B. J. Cole, Pete Wiltshire
Keyboards: Gavin Povey, Graham Preskett
Violin: Graham Preskett
Horns: The Pete Thoms Horns
Percussion: Frank Ricotti, Gus Campbell, Bill Glancy
Backing Vocals: Young and Moody, Kin Goody, Richard Parfitt, Ed Hamilton and Fastbuck
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Bob Young - In Quo Country. 1986.
Produced by Micky Moody and Stuart Taylor.
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01 - Down, Down
02 - Can't Give You More
03 - Claudie
04 - Caroline
05 - Mean Girl
06 - Shady Lady
07 - I Saw The Light
08 - Nightride
09 - Living On An Island
10 - Dirty Water
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As I said, not a part of my collection, and I don't know much 'bout these bands/releases. And I don't know if you people are interested in some more vintage Mausoleum stuff. You tell me...
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STEELOVER
(Italy/Belgium)
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Steelover - Glove Me.
Mausoleum Records 1984.
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01 Forever
02 Give It Up
03 Rock Bottle
04 Hold Tight
05 Need The Heat
06 Struck Down
07 I've Got...
08 Oh Baby
09 Hey Tonight
10 Never Before
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If you happen to appreciate some of this stuff, please say so. Leave a comment. It's of big importance with some feedbacks doing this stuff, y'know.
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More later. Rock on!

26 comments:

Dave S said...

Just wanted to say thanks for posting this. I have been looking for a copy of it for a long time. Thanx!

Anonymous said...

i'm very interesed in some mauseleum old stuff,is part of the story of hard rock and heavy metal,don't stop and many thanks''

kissmar said...

Hola que discos grandisos!,y raros algunos,gracias.
Quiziera agregarte a mi lista de amigos..
www.kissmar.blogspot.com

Dutchboy said...

Thanks for Sound Barrier.
I for sure like to see more Mausoleum releases.

Greetings from Holland !

Nils Tibor said...

Thank you very much for the Bob Young album.
Great to hear Status Quo songs in other versions.

I have Mr Big - Rainbow Bridge (1996)
on CD. (A great album)
Link: http://home.no.net/mott/mrbigindex.html

Maybe you have that album as well ?
Or shall I do an upload ?

Nils

Alocacoc said...

Thanks for the comments!
Okki, more Mausoleum later.

kissmar: english, please. But I get the message, thanks! Just an amazing blogsite you got there, dude! Lots of rare stuff.

nils:
Thanks, but I have that CD. Signed... :)) Yes, it's great.
I know that Mr.Big released a few singles before their 'Sweet Silence' debut album. THAT would've been something. But seems impossible to get.

Anonymous said...

Sound Barrier are good. I have them on vinyl. Just 'Total Control'. A good choice!

thelegendthatis said...

thanks for the Sound Barrier stuff. especially 'Born to Rock'...as always great posts...

thanks

The Legend

AORLover said...

First I've to say thanks for that great site.

I've found some informations to Sound Barrier on the net due to the fact I have their last record for myself...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_Barrier

Anonymous said...

awesome cover, looks great and the music is just as awesome. Thanx!!

Anonymous said...

Man, Thanx from Spain for your great and historical blog. These are hard rock lessons and memories. Many of them are true rare gems. I have particulary enjoyed the Kooga album. Even back then it was an album very difficult to grab. Melodic hard with loads of keys from the UK with later on Skin's singer. And now I can listen to it again!!!. Amazing job.

Steamhammer said...

Thought this blog had gone the way of the dinosaur, but it pulled back from the brink. Awesome!!!!!

I saw Mr Big supporting Queen in 75, superb live, shame they didn't have a few archive surprises for us. And I agree on those singles, boy would I like to get my grubby paws on them!

I also rate the first BROKEN HOME LP highly

Mattias said...

Hello, I haven't found this great blog until recently and I'm impressed with all great gems posted here, much very hard to find items here.

In one of the old posts I found a request for Lisa Bade. I only know of one album she did, and even though it's a bit "lighter" than most records on this blog it's quite rare, so I thought I'd help out with posting it:

http://sharebee.com/b23fece9

(it also includes covers) Hope the requester sees it, and more people enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

Do you have the Sandy Stewart - Catdancer album from 1984? Thanks

mattias said...

Yes, I have that Sandy Stewart album, and I post it here including covers for this one too:

http://sharebee.com/d9ba80f6

(if alocacoc feels that it's interesting - feel free to post them like the others...)

Anonymous said...

Thanx for the Steelover. Would love more Mausoleum albums.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Sandy Stewart album!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Do you also have the Sandy Stewart - Blue Yonder album from 1987? Thanks

Anonymous said...

I saw Sound Barrier at The Country Club in Reseda, Caifornia back in the very late 80's. Great band,and I wish they made a live album. That's where they truly shined--on stage.

-->D.Moose

thelegendthatis said...

mattias, thanks for Sandy Stewart Cat Dancer really appreciated...I tried searching for it for a while now, and all you get off google is the fact that Stevie Nicks is on it... goes to prove you should always go into the comments part on Blogs, one to say thankyou, but two to find even more lost gems...

The Legend

Anonymous said...

Can you post Mr. Big UK Rainbow Bridge & Seppuku if you have them? With thanks in advance if so...great band!!!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic Thank you!!!!!!

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Re-up, please, Bob Young - In Quo Country 1986

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Anonymous said...

Hello, great blog! Did you managa to upload Rainbow bridge and Seppuku albums too? These ones are really hard to find...