The most important band among all those born in Canterbury. The band emerged in 1967 as the quartet of Robert WYATT (drums, vocals), Mike RATLEDGE (keyboards), Kevin AYERS (bass, vocals) and Daevid ALLEN (guitar, vocals). For the next few years, through a number of personel changes, consequently their sound has changed constantly over the years of their existence. This band would assist in the emergence of the Canterbury Sound (CARAVAN, MATCHING MOLE, EGG, HATFIELD & THE NORTH, and many more). Many careers began with SOFT MACHINE: Robert WYATT (MATCHING MOLE band and solo artist), Kevin AYERS (later his own WHOLE WORLD band and solo artist), and Daevid ALLEN (later GONG and solo artist). For their lines brilliant instrumentalists like Hugh HOPPER, Mike RATLEDGE, Elton DEAN, Allan HOLDSWORTH, Andy SUMMERS, Roy BABBINGTON, John MARSHALL and Karl JENKINS happened, and through their career they left us a series of albums. The Soft Machine, as reissue also titled "Volume One", is the debut album by Soft Machine. The band, founded in 1966, recorded and released this studio album during their 1968 tour of the USA. Volume Two is an LP first released in 1969. Its music introduces a jazz influence to the sort of humour, dadaism and psychedelia present on "Volume one"
01 - Hope For Happiness 02 - Joy Of A Toy 03 - Hope For Happiness (reprise) 04 - Why Am I So Short 05 - So Boot If At All 06 - A Certain Kind 07 - Save Yourself 08 - Priscilla 09 - Lullabye Letter 10 - We Did It Again 11 - Plus Belle Qu'une Poubelle 12 - Why Are We Sleeping 13 - Box 25,4 Lid 14 - Pataphysical Introduction - PT I 15 - A Concise British Alphabet - PT I 16 - Hibou, Anemone And Bear 17 - A Concise British Alphabet - PT II 18 - Hulloder 19 - Dada Was Here 20 - Thank You Pierrot Lunaire 21 - Have You Ever Bean Green 22 - Pataphysical Introduction - PT II 23 - Out Of Tunes 24 - As Long As He Lies Perfectly Still 25 - Dedicated To You But You Weren't Listening 26 - Fire Engine Passing With Bells Clanging 27 - Pig 28 - Orange Skin Food 29 - A Door Opens And Closes 30 - 10-30 Returns To The Bedroom
Spirit was an American jazz/hard rock/progressive rock/psychedelic band founded in 1967, based in Los Angeles, California. The original lineup of the group evolved from an earlier Los Angeles band, The Red Roosters, which included Randy California (guitars, vocals), Mark Andes (bass) and Jay Ferguson (vocals, percussion). With the addition of Ed Cassidy (drums) and keyboard player John Locke the new band was originally named the Spirits Rebellious (after a book by Khalil Gibran) but was soon shortened simply to Spirit. Randy California had also played with Jimi Hendrix (then known as Jimmy James) in Jimmy James and the Blue Flames in 1966. Clear was the third Spirit album, written largely in the wake of their work on the soundtrack to the 1968 film Model Shop. Several of the band members have said that they felt there wasn't enough time for developing the album after releasing two albums in 1968, recording a soundtrack and constantly touring, but a growing number of fans feel that it is one of their finest, if not the finest, album the group would ever make.
01 - Dark Eyed Man 02 - Apple Orchard 03 - So Little Time To Fly 04 - Ground Hog 05 - Cold Wind 06 - Policeman's Ball 07 - Ice 08 - Give A Life, Take A Life 09 - I'm Truckin' 10 - Clear 11 - Caught 12 - New Dope In Town 13 - 1984 (Bonus Track) 14 - Sweet Stella Baby (Bonus Track) 15 - Fuller Brush Man (Bonus Track) 16 - Coral (Bonus Track)
Comprised of members Carl Barnwell (guitar, vocals), Ray Duffy (drums), Mark Griffiths (guitar),Gordon Huntley (pedal steel guitar), and Andy Leigh (bass, vocals), country rockers Southern Comfort formed in 1970 and issued several releases during the early part of the decade. The group's debut, Frog City, was issued in 1971, which was followed up by both a sophomore self-titled release and Stir Don't Shake in 1972, before the quintet split up. Afterwards, Carl Barnwell went on to form his own group, Ray Duffy played with the pop duo Gallagher & Lyle, while the rest of the members went on to session work.This compilation, Distilled, was released in 1976. 01 - Stir Don't Shake 02 - I Wanna Be Your Mama Again 03 - Dreadful Ballad Of Willie Hurricane 04 - Yankee Lady 05 - Something Said 06 - River Woman 07 - Lilly Brown 08 - I Need Help 09 - There Is Love (Wedding Song) 10 - Roses 11 - April Lady 12 - I Sure Like Your Smile 13 - Belle LINK
Slade are an English rock band. The British Hit Singles & Albums stated they were the top UK group of the 1970s. They were the first act to have three singles enter at #1, and all six of the Wolverhampton band's chart-toppers were penned by Noddy Holder and Jim Lea. Total UK sales were 6,520,171, and their best selling single, "Merry Xmas Everybody", sold more than 1 million copies worldwide. Beginnings was the first album by Slade (under the name Ambrose Slade). It was released May 9, 1969 but failed to enter the charts. It was also released as Ballzy in the U.S. 01 - Genesis 02 - Everybody's Next One 03 - Knocking Nails Into My House 04 - Roach Daddy 05 - Ain't Got No Heart 06 - Pity The Mother 07 - Mad Dog Cole 08 - Fly Me High 09 - If This World Were Mine 10 - Martha My Dear 11 - Born To Be Wild 12 - Journey To The Centre Of Your Mind 13 - The Shape Of Things To Come LINK
Shocking Blue was a Dutch rock band from The Hague, the Netherlands, formed in 1967. Their biggest hit, "Venus," went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1970, and the band had sold 13.5 million discs by 1973, but the group disbanded in 1974. This album, also released as Beat With Us in some countries, is the debut studio album by the band, released in 1968. 01 - Love Is In The Air 02 - Ooh Wee There's Music In Me 03 - What You Gonna Do 04 - Whisky Don't Wash My Brains 05 - Little Maggie 06 - Jail My Second Home 07 - What's Wrong Bertha 08 - League Of Angels 09 - Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu 10 - That's Allright 11 - Crazy Drunken Man Dreams 12 - Beggarman 13 - Hold Me, Hug Me, Rock Me 14 - Where My Baby's Gone 15 - Lucy Brown Is Black In Town (Bonus Track, Single A-Side) 16 - Fix Your Hair Darling (Bonus Track, Single B-Side) LINK
Gregory Lenoir Allman, known as Gregg Allman, is a rock and blues singer, keyboardist, guitarist and songwriter, best known as a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band. He was inducted with the band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, and personally received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2006. His distinctive Southern-accented voice placed him in 70th place in Rolling Stone Magazines list of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time". 01. Melissa The Allman Brothers Band 02. Midnight Rider Gregg Allman 03. Queen Of Hearts Gregg Allman 04. These Days Gregg Allman 05. Multi Colored Lady Gregg Allman 06. Please Call Home Gregg Allman 07. Dreams (live) Gregg Allman 08. Come And Go Blues The Gregg Allman Band 09. Bring It On Back The Gregg Allman Band 10. One More Try The Gregg Allman Band LINK