Three Man Army was a British hard rock band active in the first half of the 1970s. The group was formed by Adrian Gurvitz and Paul Gurvitz, formerly of The Gun. Following the band's dissolution, Adrian played with Buddy Miles and Paul played with Parrish & Gurvitz, then reunited as Three Man Army. Their debut album, A Third of a Lifetime, featured several drummers, including Miles, Carmine Appice (of Vanilla Fudge) and Mike Kellie (from Spooky Tooth). Tony Newman, who had previously played with Sounds Incorporated and Rod Stewart, joined for the group's next two albums, and a fourth album was planned but never recorded. Newman then left to play with David Bowie, and the Gurvitzes united with Ginger Baker as the Baker Gurvitz Army. Three Man Army 3, their last album, was recorded in 1973-4 and released thirty years later, in 2005 01 - Three Days To Go 02 - Dog's Life 03 - Jubilee 04 - Look At The Sun 05 - Don't Wanna Go Right Now 06 - Come To The Party 07 - Let's Go Get Laid 08 - Doctor 09 - You'll Find Love LINK
Generally cool hard guitar funk psych rock from "close friend" of Jimi Hendrix, who if nothing else shows an impressive grasp of Jimi's best moves on this album. Although 100% derivative it still works, as the songwriting, vocals and guitar leads are fine and the sharp groove of Turner's power trio (plus assorted guests on keyboard) stands up to any comparison. Fine recording with a tight in yer face sound is another bonus. The Experience influence means unusual traces of 1967 Swinging London such as highpitched mod harmonies on this 1972 NYC trip. One weird, silly track with singalong kiddy vocals sort of sticks out, though it too has soaring acid leads. Apart from the originals the LP includes a cover of Jimi's "Freedom", and should appeal to fans of Next Morning. Just like Del Jones there are two different mixes of this LP, a Rock Mix with lots of guitar and a Soul Mix with less guitar. A German pressing of the rock mix on Philips exists. The Radioactive reissues are of the rock mix. There is also a rare third version on the infamous Tiger Lily label, with (again) a different mix and a good track not on the Family label releases at all. Velvet Turner - guitar/vocals, Prescott Niles - bass and Tim McGovern - drums. (OoD)
01 - Madonna (of the Seven Moons) 02 - Talkin' 'bout my baby 03 - Country chicken 04 - Strangely New 05 - Scarlet Warrior 06 - Three O'Clock Train 07 - Just look and see 08 - 'Scuse me, gentlemen (The Fall of Atlantis) 09 - (Love rides...) The slow swirling seas 10 - Freedom
Titanic was a rock band from Norway, which also included a British member in its line-up. The group was made up of Kenny Aas, Kjell Asperud, John Lorck, Janny Løseth, Roy Robinson (lead singer) and for a short time around their chart success, John Williamson. They formed in 1969, and released several successful albums and singles before disbanding in 1979. The main composer was the group founder Janny Loseth, with Roy Robinson supplying the primarily English language based lyrics. In October 1971 Titanic reached Number 5 in the UK Singles Chart, with their instrumental track, "Sultana". It was performed in the style of the then popular band, Santana. The tune also appeared on their Titanic's album Sea Wolf. Due to a lack of other corresponding chart presence, Titanic are known as one-hit wonders. Their latest reunion album Ashes and Diamonds was released on February 20, 2009 in Europe. 01 - Sea Wolf 02 - Underbird 03 - Confusion 04 - Sultana 05 - Hanging Over 06 - Covered In Dust 07 - A Stones Throw 08 - Scarlet 09 - Exiled 10 - Sing Fool Sing LINK
Barclay James Harvest are an English rock band. They were founded in Saddleworth, Yorkshire, in September 1966 by John Lees, Les Holroyd, Stuart "Woolly" Wolstenholme, and Mel Pritchard. After signing with EMI's Parlophone in the UK for one single in early 1968, they moved to the more progressively inclined Harvest label. Their self-titled debut album was released in mid 1970 to positive reviews, but few sales. Early Morning Onwards is a 1972 compilation, with the best of the first four albums. 01 - Early Morning 02 - Poor Wages 03 - Brother Thrush 04 - Mr Sunshine 05 - Taking Some Time On 06 - Mother Dear 07 - Mockingbird 08 - Song With No Meaning 09 - I'm Over You 10 - Child Of Man 11 - After The Day LINK
Arthur Brown is an English rock and roll musician best known for his flamboyant, theatrical style and significant influence on Alice Cooper, Peter Gabriel, Marilyn Manson, George Clinton, Kiss and Bruce Dickinson, among others, and for his number one hit in the UK Singles Chart and Canada, "Fire" in 1968. By 1968, the debut album, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown by the band with the same name, became a surprise hit on both sides of the Atlantic. Produced by The Who's manager Kit Lambert, and executive-produced by Pete Townshend, it spun off an equally surprising hit single, "Fire". "Fire" sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. The song saw its infamous opening line "I am the God of Hellfire" sampled in numerous other places, most notably in The Prodigy's 1992 rave anthem "Fire". The album also included a macabre cover of the Screamin' Jay Hawkins oldie "I Put a Spell on You". The band included Vincent Crane on Hammond organ and piano, Drachen Theaker on drums, and Nick Greenwood on bass. Theaker was replaced by Carl Palmer, later of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, during the band's second American tour. Crane and Palmer eventually left to form Atomic Rooster.
01 - Prelude - Nightmare (Mono Version) 02 - Fanfare - Fire Poem (Mono Version) 03 - Fire (Mono Version) 04 - Come And Buy (Mono Version) 05 - Timeconfusion (Mono Version) 06 - Prelude - Nightmare 07 - Fanfare - Fire Poem 08 - Fire 09 - Come And Buy 10 - Timeconfusion 11 - I Put A Spell On You 12 - Spontaneous Apple Creation 13 - Rest Cure 14 - I've Got Money 15 - Child Of My Kingdom
Black Sabbath are an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968 by Ozzy Osbourne (lead vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass guitar), and Bill Ward (drums). The band has since experienced multiple line-up changes, with Tony Iommi the only constant presence in the band through the years. A total of twenty-two musicians have at one time been members of Black Sabbath. Originally formed as a heavy blues-rock band named Earth, the band began incorporating occult- and horror-inspired lyrics with tuned-down guitars, changing their name to Black Sabbath and achieving multiple platinum records in the 1970s. Despite an association with occult and horror themes, Black Sabbath also composed songs dealing with social and political issues such as drugs and war. Black Mass was recorded live at Radio Bremen Studios, May 25th 1970, and aired September 26th 1970 at German TV's Beat Club.
01 - Paranoid 02 - Black Sabbath 03 - Iron Man 04 - Blue Suede Shoes (rare)