HOLIDAYS IN THE SUN!!!




Hello Folks, just for your information i will go to the sun this year from the 23rd of this month until around the 15th of october. I got the confirmation today. Hurray :-). hope we will meet here again after my holidays.

Frank

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Sixties Pop- The Buckinghams - In One Ear Gone Tomorrow 1968 (1999 Sundazed) Flac & mp3


An all-too-apt title for their fourth album, not just commercially but, alas, aesthetically. The group split from producer-manager James William Guercio before the recording (although Guercio did produce one cut, "What Is Love"). As on their third LP, Portraits, the band wrote most of the songs, Marty Grebb being the dominant force in that department, and proved that they simply weren't up to making memorable album-oriented rock.


It's obvious at points that they're straining to be heavier and more relevant in the psychedelic rock scene of 1968. However, it usually just sounds like mediocre pop/rock with some desperately eclectic contemporary production sheen and occasional semi-deep lyrics. The CD reissue on Sundazed improves matters, though not a whole lot, by adding nine bonus tracks, most taken from 1968-1969 singles. All but two of these (the B-side "I Got a Feelin'" and the previously unreleased "I Just Don't Know How to Say Goodbye"), however, appear on the Columbia/Legacy best-of Mercy, Mercy, Mercy. (allmusic.com)


To me this is a quite good  release by Sundazed. Together with the bonus tracks it's really strong.
Some very good songs here.


Enjoy
          Frank         Flac part1   &   Flac part2
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American Power Pop by Public T.V. - Never Enough 2016 Flac & mp3



After a dalliance with Polydor that ended with the band signing with Cinematic Music Group, power pop aces Public Access T.V. make their full-length debut with Never Enough. It follows a significant amount of hype for the quartet beginning with legendary U.K. music mag NME declaring them "New York's Hottest New Band" before they'd even released an EP. They sold out their first show in the City in 2014, and soon booked tour dates supporting big-name acts including Weezer, Gang of Four, and a show at London's Hyde Park with the Strokes. The group's lead singer and main songwriter is John Eatherly, onetime member of Nashville indie rock group Be Your Own Pet. He and his bandmates bring a heaping spoonful of American power pop à la "My Sharona" and the Cars, mix it with a shot of the 2000s Brit-pop of the Libertines and the Kooks, and top it off with a heavy dose of New York swagger on Never Enough. It proves to be a fitting title for 12 tunes that clock in at under four minutes each with no real duds in the set. Adrenalized hooks are often offset by vocals that snarl and grouse but are happy to jump aboard melodies in the (often harmonized) choruses, such as on the opener, "In Our Blood." Later, "Summertime" drops a bit of glam into the mix, and "Patti Peru" struts out some loose-feeling garage. "Careful" offers the album's most enthusiastic vocal performance, in which Eatherly captures the spirit of Lennon and Gallagher. The record also extends a new anthem for New Yorkers in "I Don't Wanna Live in California." Though Never Enough certainly succeeds in providing classic infectious rock that sidesteps the often formulaic glaze of contemporary pop, above all else, it's just great fun.


Real great american Power Pop gang from New York. Don't miss it and listen VERY LOUD.
RealGreatFun!

Enjoy
         Frank     Flac part1  &   Flac part2
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Gerry Goffin & Carole King - A Gerry Goffin & Carole King Song Collection 1961 - 1967 (2007 Ace Records) Flac & mp3

Like songwriter team-oriented compilations that Ace has produced for Doc Pomus-Mort Shuman and Jerry Leiber-Mike Stoller, this anthology of 26 tracks penned by Gerry Goffin and Carole King mixes a few famous hits with a bunch of items that are much more off the beaten path. It's a mixed, if overall worthwhile, blessing. For it's not the place to start if you want the best and most famous work in the Goffin-King catalog, missing the biggest covers of their compositions by the Shirelles, Little Eva, Bobby Vee, Herman's Hermits, Manfred Mann, the Chiffons, the Everly Brothers, and others.
On the other hand, for those who already have those hits several times over in their collections, it's a good place to pick up '60s recordings of many of their lesser-known songs, with a few smashes (particularly Aretha Franklin's "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" and the Animals' "Don't Bring Me Down") sprinkled in. The downside is that most of the songs, with some exceptions like the aforementioned pair, simply aren't as good or memorable as Goffin-King's most famous classics. But there are some very good tunes here, including a few that were small hits, like Tony Orlando's "Halfway to Paradise," Betty Everett's rousing soul-popper "I Can't Hear You," and the Tokens' "He's in Town" (which the Rockin' Berries made a much bigger hit in Britain).
Also of note are oddities like the Crickets' "Don't Ever Change," a hit only in the U.K. (where the Beatles covered it in 1963 on the BBC), Bobby Vee's rare "The Idol" (a theme song for a 1962 TV documentary), and Dusty Springfield's version of "Wasn't Born to Follow" (a song much more renowned as done by the Byrds). Skeeter Davis' wonderful "Let Me Get Close to You" sounds like it should have been a big hit, but to be honest, most of the
relatively unfamiliar tracks here simply aren't in the same league, though many have excellent period '60s pop/rock production.

That's even the case when stars like the Drifters, the Chiffons, Lenny Welch, Bobby Rydell, the Righteous Brothers, and the Everly Brothers take a crack at something, though Jackie DeShannon's girl group-flavored "Heaven Is Being with You" and P.J. Proby's Righteous Brothers-like "I Can't Make It Alone" are well worth hearing. Still, the CD's a smartly chosen sampling of material for those who want to hear more Goffin-King compositions than what's most commonly available, with excellent liner notes covering both the composers' early careers and these specific recordings. (allmusic.com)

There are more song collections of Goffin - King released by Ace and all are very very good. Not the place to start with???  Sorry i can't agree with that. This is no '20 Greatest Hits of...' thing. Goffin King have done so much of great stuff and just because not all were chart toppers, that say nothing about the quality of a good song. :-)


Enjoy
          Frank      Flac part1  &    Flac part2
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Artwork For Mike Viola & The Candy Butchers!!!







Hello Folks, i added the missing artwork for the yesterday post  'Mike Viola & The Candy Butchers - Falling Into Place'. Reader acresofbears provided the link for the artwork. Thanks for your kind efforts acresofbears. And to all the others enjoy the artwork and the music. By the way: The mp3 link is corrected! Have a nice day

Cheers
           Frank