Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Power Pop Of The Eighties: Sorrows - Love Too Late (1981) Flac & mp3




For their second album, 1981's Love Too Late, Sorrows were paired up with legendary producer Shel Talmy, who in the mid-'60s had worked with the Who, the Kinks, the Creation, and the Easybeats; unfortunately, the idea of working with Talmy was better than the results, and the album didn't fare as well with critics and sold no better than they debut. Sorrows broke up in the mid-'80s and the albums fell out of print, never appearing on CD as they became the stuff of legend among fans of '80s pop. In 2010, Bomp! Records released Bad Times Good Times, a collection of demos and alternate versions of material from Sorrows' debut album; Alexander also announced that Sorrows were playing a handful of reunion shows to support the new album's release, with the possibility of new recordings in the offing.

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The Five Americans - Progressions 1967 (Sundazed 2006) Flac & mp3

The Five Americans' third album, Progressions, lives up to its title. The group, which had gained success with the pounding frat rocker "I Saw the Light" and the bubbly pop hit "Western Union," began to show some real artistic growth as they stretched out and explored new sounds. Some of the tracks sound like more assured versions of their earlier efforts -- the bubblegummy "Zip Code" (the attempted follow-up to "Western Union"), the tender folk-rock of "(But Not) Today," the sparkling pop of "Stop-Light" -- but they also incorporate some harder guitar rock on "Black Is White -- Day Is Night," Kinks-y baroque pop psych on "Rain Maker," and blue-eyed soul on "Come on Up."
They also ditched the at times too slick sound achieved by producer Dale Hawkins, took over the production chores themselves, and did a fine job of creating a full and rich sound with just enough experimentation to keep things unpredictable. Progressions is a substantial leap of quality for the group; with the right push, it could have been big. Instead it is a hidden gem that fans of fine '60s pop should seek out and savor.(allmusic.com)

This is maybe the strongest work of the five Americans. It's a real great album with finest psychedelic pop, very good vocals, some lighter bubblegum but with great quality. Excellent pop arrangements all over the whole album. I highly recommend this album to give it a try if you are in sixties pop psychedelia.
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Flac Link Added: Dwight Twilley Band - The Great Lost Twilley Album 1993


Good evening Folks, i posted in February, the 4th the ''Dwight Twilley Band - The Great Lost Twilley Album 1993'' album in mp3. I have now added a Flac link in the post here.
The link is up for two weeks and expire 2017-04-26.
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Peter & Gordon - I Go to Pieces/True Love Ways 1965 (Two for one Package) Collectables 1998 Flac & mp3

I Go To Pieces:
The duo's third album was a versatile but patchy collection. And there was no getting around it: The best tracks, as was the case in many acts of the era, were the hits -- "I Go to Pieces" and the less well-remembered brassy, pounding "Don't Pity Me." They were at their best when they were at their folkiest, as on their nice cover of the Everly Brothers' "Sleepless Nights" and the decent original "Tears Don't Stop," which wouldn't have sounded out of place in the Searchers' repertoire. But they weren't well-equipped to tackle bluesy rock and folk oldies, as they tried to do with Elvis Presley's "All Shook Up" and "A Mess of Blues," Doris Troy's "Whatcha Gonna Do About It" (done better by the Hollies), and Leadbelly's "Good Morning Blues"). Still, it's a slightly above-average British Invasion pop/rock album. It's included in its entirety as half of the two-for-one package I Go to Pieces/True Love Ways on Collectables, which adds their fourth album, True Love Ways, and their 1967 hit "Sunday for Tea."

True Love Ways:
Peter & Gordon branched further from their initial pop-folky British Invasion harmony sound on their fourth album, with erratic results. There was an increased tilt toward heavy orchestrated ballads, which could work very well at times, as on the title track, a worthy updating of the old Buddy Holly song (and a big hit on both sides of the Atlantic). Their less impressive reworking of "To Know Him Is to Love Him" (retitled "To Know You Is to Love You") made the Top Five in Britain. However, they weren't well-suited to soul covers like "Cry to Me," and on their solo vocal showcases (Gordon Waller on Smokey Robinson's "Who's Lovin' You" and Peter Asher on "Any Day Now"), they overextend themselves without the support of a harmonizing partner. As for the better tracks, their cover of the Everly Brothers' "Crying in the Rain" was a natural choice, and the melodramatically arranged "Hurtin' Is Lovin'" and the folkier "I Told You So" are two of their better originals. Want some dig-deep trivia? The opening notes of their cover of Del Shannon's "Broken Promises" are identical to the opening notes of the subsequent Neil Young composition "Flying on the Ground Is Wrong," done by Buffalo Springfield on their first album. True Love Ways is included in its entirety as half of the two-for-one package I Go to Pieces/True Love Ways on Collectables, which adds their third album, I Go to Pieces, and their 1967 hit "Sunday for Tea."(allmusic.com)

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Just a few informations...



Hello Folks i just want to write some words about my situation and the blog.
At the moment i have a lot of things to do. First i will move with my family into a new house in the coming next weeks. A lot of things must prepared for the move and that's a lot of work.
Furthermore, at the moment i have issues with my health and that's something what makes me sorrows. I have a lot of dates with doctors. And so forth. All that takes time and that is the reason why it could be in the next weeks that i don't post that often like i have done in the past.
I hope all of you can understand that and i hope that will be only a temporarily   state.                                                                                                                                                         
Just one thing: Please no comments about my health in the kind of  ''Get well soon'' or anything like
that. It's just because i don't like that.
Okay, like i said i hope it 's just a short time with not so much posts from me.
Nevertheless i will furthermore post music whenever my time allows it and i hope for your understanding.
Wish all of you a nice day
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El Goodo - El Goodo 2006 Flac & mp3

Drenched in hazy rich harmonies, ringing guitars, and horns, the mysterious El Goodo are a '60s psychedelia revival band from the village of Resolven in South Wales, U.K. The members -- who don't use their last names -- include Jason (vocals, guitar, keyboard), Pixy (vocals, bass, guitar, keyboard), Lewis (guitar), Elliot (drums, keyboard), and Matty (vocals, keyboard). Friends Super Furry Animals have brought El Goodo along on tour as well as released their self-titled debut on their own label, Placid Casual, in late 2005. The album was released in the U.S. on Empyrean Records in October 2006.



Although Welsh psych-pop outfit El Goodo don't sound a bit like Big Star, the fact that they nicked their name from an old cult fave tune is illuminating: there is nothing about El Goodo that any reasonably knowledgeable student of pop history hasn't heard before. That said, the first-names-only quintet do a better job than most of synthesizing enough disparate influences that it doesn't sound like they're just ripping off one band in particular. The wry "Stuck in the '60s" says it all, really: faux Beach Boys vocals, queasy strings out of a Serge Gainsbourg record, a Mellotron part straight from the opening of "Strawberry Fields Forever," Forever Changes' mariachi trumpets, but all of them are brought together by a solid, hooky melody and a knowing lyric that says "Yes, we know we're not really doing anything new here."
Other highlights include the accordion-powered waltz "I Tried But I Failed," which has unexpected echoes of Ram-era Paul McCartney, and the sweet-tooth psychedelia of the jangle-fuzzy "Surreal Morning," complete with backwards guitar solo. Blending the druggily experimental vibe of the Beta Band or El Goodo's friends and patrons Super Furry Animals with the kind of retro songcraft the Apples in Stereo mastered on Fun Trick Noisemaker and Tone Soul Evolution, this is strictly for those who like to play spot-the-homage, but the group's better than average songwriting and clear fondness for their obvious influences make this an enjoyable listen. (allmusic.com)

Definitely one of the top ten Pop Psychedelia records of the last 15 years. And the band sound at it's best if they don't use contemporary or up to date influences. I know that's sound like a denial of musical developement. But i think that some things don't fit or work well if you wanna reach a sound who don't end in a ''retro'' sound. A very very good work here nearly without any weakness. Maybe just one little point: ''Here it comes'' is to much a copy of VU in my ears. 5 of 6 of Lucys diamonds.
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