This isn't the Iron Maiden with vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, Eddy the zombie mascot,etc. This was the sole 1969 album by a short-lived UK 'progressive heavy rock' outfit. Some might consider it to be an early doom metal effort. In 1964, Barry Skeels, Steve Drewett, Chris Rose and Alan Hooker formed an acoustic band in Basildon, Essex that eventually evolved into a band called Iron Maiden (unrelated to the currently famous Iron Maiden). By 1966, the lineup was Skeels (bass), Drewett (vocals/harmonies), Rose (lead guitar), Tom Loates (rhythm guitar) and Stan Gillem (drums); they played Rolling Stones and blues numbers under the name "Growth". Reduced to a two-piece, Drewett and Skeels played blues under the name of "Stevenson's Blues Department" in pubs and clubs in Essex and London. They supported a number of up and coming bands including Jethro Tull, Fleetwood Mac, The Groundhogs and King Crimson. In 1968, Drewett and Skeels were joined by Paul Reynolds (drums) and Trevor Thoms (guitar). They released an acetate (God of Darkness/Ballad of Martha Kent) under the name of Bum. When they signed to the Gemini label in 1970, the name was changed to Iron Maiden. The Gemini record label lost of the debut album master tapes, and Maiden Voyage was released in 1998 using duplicate tapes owned by Skeels. 01 - Falling 02 - Ned Kelly 03 - Liar 04 - Ritual 05 - CC Ryder 06 - Plague 07 - Ballad Of Martha Kent 08 - God Of Darkness LINK
America is an English-American folk rock musical band, composed originally of members Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell, and Dan Peek. The three members were barely past their teenage years when they became a musical sensation during 1972, scoring #1 hits and winning a Grammy for best new musical artist. Their recording success was almost entirely throughout the 1970s; some of the band's best known songs are "A Horse with No Name", "Sister Golden Hair" (both of which reached #1), "Ventura Highway", "Tin Man", "Daisy Jane", and "Lonely People". Some of the band's singles and albums were successful commercially, and they attracted the services of The Beatles' producer, George Martin, for a series of seven albums. The band suffered a heavy blow when Dan Peek quit the group in 1977, right at its apex, but Beckley and Bunnell returned America to the top 10 as a duo with "You Can Do Magic" in 1982. Continuing to tour (for almost four decades now), America maintains a loyal fan base and performs over 100 shows per year. America is the eponymous debut album released by America in 1971. The album was initially released without "A Horse With No Name," which had not yet been recorded. When "Horse" became a worldwide hit in early 1972, the album was re-released with that track. The album went to number 1 on the Billboard album chart in the US and stayed there for 5 weeks.
01 - Riverside 02 - Sandman 03 - Three Roses 04 - Children 05 - A Horse With No Name 06 - Here 07 - I Need You 08 - Rainy Day 09 - Never Found The Time 10 - Clarice 11 - Donkey Jaw 12 - Pigeon Song
Apple were a British psychedelic rock band. The band was founded in Cardiff in 1968 by Rob Ingram on guitar and Jeff Harrad on bass. They released a single LP in 1969, titled An Apple a Day. The album was a commercial failure, and the band ceased to exist shortly after its release. However, during the subsequent years several tracks from the LP, most notably "The Otherside" by Harrad, were dubbed classics of British psychedelic rock by critics, making An Apple a Day one of the most sought-after British psychedelic rarities. The original vinyl version (released by Page One Records) is now extremely hard to find. A reissue by Repertoire Records was released in 1994, which included several bonus songs. Dennis Regan (vocals), Robbo Ingram (guitar), Jeff Harrad (bass), Charlie Barber (piano) and Dave Brassington (drums). 01 - Let's Take A Trip Down The Rhine 02 - Doctor's Rock 03 - The Otherside 04 - Mr. Jones 05 - The Mayville Line 06 - Queen Of Hearts Blues 07 - Rock Me Baby 08 - Buffalo Billycan 09 - Photograph 10 - Psycho Daisies 11 - Sporting Life 12 - Pretty Girl Love You LINK
Davie Allan is a guitarist best known for his work on soundtracks to various teen and biker movies in the 1960s. Allan's backing band is almost always the Arrows, although the Arrows have never been a stable lineup. When Mike Curb of Sidewalk Records assigned soundtrack duties for biker film The Wild Angels to Allan and the Arrows, it would prove a breakthrough success. The song from the film's opening, "Blues' Theme”, an aggressive, repetitive and very catchy instrumental showcasing Allan's new fuzzed-out (heavily distorted) guitar sound became their biggest hit. The song stayed on the Billboard charts for 17 weeks (it peaked at #37); the single, backed with "Bongo Party,” and the soundtrack album both sold well. 01 - Blues Theme 02 - King Fuzz 03 - Theme From Thunderball 04 - William Tell 1967 05 - Action On The Street 06 - Theme From The Wild Angels 07 - Theme From The Unknown 08 - Fuzz Theme 09 - Sorry 'bout That 10 - Ghost Riders In The Sky LINK
In 1972, ABC sent out promotional copies of Steely Dan's first single, "Dallas" backed with "Sail the Waterway." It is unclear if "stock" copies were ever released to the general public, and if they were, the single sold so poorly that promotional copies are more abundant today (whereas the reverse is true for most releases). Neither song has ever been included on a compilation or album of any kind, or re-released in any form, with few exceptions: a 12" European EP titled "Plus Fours." - this 1977 EP features "Dallas," "Sail the Waterway," "Do It Again" and "Haitian Divorce." A1 - Do It Again.mp3 A2 - Dallas.mp3 B1 - Haitian Divorce.mp3 B2 - Sail The Waterway.mp3 LINK
Waylon Arnold Jennings was an American country music singer, writer and musician. A self-taught guitar player, he rose to prominence as a bass player for Buddy Holly following the break-up of The Crickets. Jennings escaped death in the February 3, 1959, plane crash that took the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson when he gave up his seat to Richardson who had been sick with the flu. Cedartown, Georgia is a 1971 album by Waylon Jennings. Its title track, a morbid tale of murder, reached #14 on the country singles chart.
01 - Cedartown Georgia 02 - Big D 03 - The House Song 04 - Tomorrow Night In Baltimore 05 - Pickin' White Gold 06 - Bridge Over Troubled Water (with Jessi Colter) 07 - It's All Over Now 08 - I'm Gonna Leave (While I Still Love You) 09 - I've Got Eyes For You 10 - Let Me Stay Awhile