Tuesday, 23 May 2017

If You Are One Of The Guys Or Girls Who have ....


...if you are one of the guys or girls who have sleep since you downloaded ''The Rationals - Think Rational 1965-68'' here, please look in your folders and check the disc files. Disc 2 is the same as Disc 1. I posted new Flac links and tomorrow the new mp3 links will follow. I confess i have sleep, too. Reader FRANCK was so kind to send a comment. Thanks for that FRANCK.

All waked up now?  :-)  

Have a nice day all together folks
Cheers
           SB1

2 Albums on 1 Disc: The Flames (The Flame) - Burning Soul '68 & Soulfire '69 (2010) Flac & mp3

As musicians, the Flames broke the mold in almost every way. Of East Indian extraction, they were the only non-African soul group performing in South Africa; they lived in Durban, not Jo-burg; recorded albums, rather than attempting the singles market; and they covered pre-existing songs rather then writing their own material.
In spite, or perhaps because, of this unorthodoxy, they were wildly successful. Two group members subsequently emigrated to the States where they joined the Beach Boys in 1972.

The Flames changed their name with the next album to ''The Flame'' and with the album of the same name they had a little success in psychedelic pop circles. Two of the members later go into the US and worked also as studio musicians and hired hands. In 1972 Ricky Fataar and Blondie joined the Beach Boys (i think for three albums).

These two albums are before ''The Flame'' and the sound is more in a pop & soul direction. If you hear the albums of the Flames from the middle of the sixties until the early seventies there is a continuous developement in their sound despite the fact they played so much songs by other artists.
But you also can see in these covers how strong this band were.


Enjoy
          SB1    Flac part1   &  Flac part2  &  Flac part3      -  mp3@320

Great westcoast pop psychedelic album by Merrell Fankhauser and H.M.S. Bounty - Things 1968 (1997 Sundazed) Flac & mp3


After cutting some fine folk-rock and psychedelia on ultra-rare records with his group the Exiles, guitarist, singer, and songwriter Merrell Fankhauser moved to Los Angeles, retitled his backing group H.M.S. Bounty, and recorded a fine, if obscure, slice of pop-psychedelia in 1968, Things. The diverse offerings on the group's sole LP recalled such fellow Californian heavyweights as the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Moby Grape, and even Captain Beefheart. They weren't quite in the same league as those legends, but the album has a light and enigmatic air all its own, and is well worth investigation by fans of late-'60s West Coast psychedelia. The group evolved into the interesting mystical avant-garde/blues/progressive rock group Mu in the early '70s.

Fine, tuneful '60s psychedelia with a pop edge, featuring Fankhauser's first-rate songwriting and warm vocals. About half of the tunes are excellent, especially the country-rocker "Your Painted Lives," and the folk-rock ballad "Ice Cube Island," and "A Visit with Ashiya," one of the best raga-rock songs ever cut. (allmusic.com)


Hello Folks, this is a historical day to me. I can't remember that i could second a review by Richie Unterberger(critic from allmusic.com, music journalist, author) for nearly hundred percent. Today it have happened. And that's really nice because this album earns every word of a good critic. Nice psychedelic pop songs with a very own note. Nearly the whole album is a giant enjoyment. If you don't know the man and his band i recommend this album to give it try.

Enjoy it
             SB1   Flac part1  &  Flac part2          -  mp3@320

Sunshine/Baroque/Popsike: Margo Guryan - 25 Demos (Anthology) Flac & mp3


As a companion to Oglio's excellent reissue of Margo Guryan's sole album, 1968's Take a Picture, 25 Demos is useful primarily to die-hard fans, the musical equivalent of the "suggested outside reading" list in AP English classes: potentially enlightening, but not at all essential. Hearing Guryan's own demos of excellent songs like "Think of Rain" and "Sunday Morning" is interesting on the trainspotter level, because it becomes possible to see how much of the better-known versions was there from the beginning. It's also nice to hear previously unknown songs like the delicate acoustic folk-rock of "Most of My Life" and the playful, electric piano-driven "I'd Like to See the Bad Guys Win," which by itself shows why no less a songwriting talent than Harry Nilsson was a fan of Guryan.
But still, this is just a collection of demos, many of them solo voice and keyboards performances, and some of them suffering from less than ideal sound, so fans of the lush, ornate arrangements of Take a Picture may be disappointed. This is strictly for the fans, but for those fans, it's a treat (allmusic.com)

I can't agree with the opinion of the writer of the review, because in my ears this is far more than ''only demos strictly to the fans''. Naturally the songs don't had the possibilities a record studio could offer (also in that time then!). But nearly all what you can hear here is working well with a spare arrangement. I don't want talk too much about it but the songs and the songwriting here works great.
To me it's not ''strictly for the fans'',to me it's a treat for everybody with an open mind and two open ears.

Enjoy
         SB1   Flac part1  &  Flac part2       - mp3@320