Friday, 5 May 2017
Great Power Pop from the end of the seventies! The Sweat - No More Running (1978-80), 2007 (FLAC & mp3)
I use the review of spavid of the wonderful 'Wilfully Obscure' blog. If you don't know the blog look here
Sonically, the fidelity on No More Running dangles towards the "lo" end of the spectrum, oozing warm, analogue hues that couldn't be replicated in this day and age no matter how much effort was put forth to do so. In short, this is power pop as it used to be made, and Culbertson happens to be an immensely unheralded practitioner of the medium. The 2007 reissue on the Japanese 1977 imprint includes seven bonus cuts, including four from Clive's precursor act No Sweat. Additional material from this era was also committed to tape under his own name, and is available on a separate release that I can hopefully attend to later (and you shouldn't have to wait a whole 'nother year to partake in it).(by Spavid, Dec, 2016)
This is great fun,
SB1 Flac part 1 & Flac part 2 & Flac part 3
You need all three parts!
I have tried to renew all the links people ask me in the last few days. For the most i found only today time. And i hope that i haven't forgot any link. Please look all of you who asked for a new link if it's up. If not please remember me again (...i am an old man... :-) ) I have still a lot of work here in the new house and today was a really bad day for me. So i stopped the work in the house and have done a little nice work here for the blog.
My first new post in my new home is a very rare one .
''Mark Wirtz and the Teenage Opera - The Fantastic Story Of Mark Wirtz And The Teenage Opera'' RPM 2001 (Flac)
(This time no mp3 files. Please don't ask in this case for it.)
The title might be taken by some to imply that this double CD is producer Wirtz's never-issued-in-completed-form Teenage Opera (excerpted on Keith West's hit single "Excerpt from 'A Teenage Opera'"). Actually, it's really a collection of Wirtz's more ambitious and enduring productions from 1964 to 1972 (with one Wirtz recording from 1996), sometimes featuring Wirtz himself as the artist, though some of the songs would have been used had the opera taken final shape. It's a wildly inconsistent collection that doesn't quite make the case for Wirtz as a genius on the order of Phil Spector, or even Joe Meek. Still, there's interesting British pop and rock here, traversing quite a gamut of styles, from British psychedelia (with Tomorrow) and relatively straight pop to Gene Pitney-esque balladeers, go-go background music (sometimes played by a young Steve Howe), and American-style arrangements for female vocalists and pseudo-Spector-ian sides.
Most of you know that it's quite rare that i have the same or similar opinion about a musical work and (you guess it) it's in this case again a very different position. But i confess it's maybe because i am a giant fan of Mark Wirtz :-)
Hope you will enjoy
SB1 Link Flac