Two Rolling Stones platters chock full of rare stereo mixes as prepared the way only the good folks at Mickboy remasters can do. Disc 1 is a clever combination of the UK and US releases of Aftermath along with a smattering of 5 bonus tracks all in stereo. Disc 2 is composed of an aural smorgasboard of Stones 60 s classics all in remixed stereo. (FBJ) Disc 1 01 - Mothers Little Helper 02 - Paint It Black 03 - Stupid Girl 04 - Lady Jane 05 - Under My Thumb 06 - Doncha Bother Me 07 - Think 08 - What To Do 09 - Flight 505 10 - High And Dry 11 - Out Of Time 12 - Lady Jane 13 - Its Not Easy 14 - I Am Waiting 15 - Take It Or Leave It 16 - Going Home 17 - Paint It Black 18 - Sad Day 19 - Long Long While 20 - Ride On Baby Disc 2 21 - Intro 22 - 19th Nervous Breakdown 23 - If You Need Me 24 - Empty Heart 25 - 2120 South Michigan Avenue 26 - Confessin The Blues 27 - Around And Around 28 - Everybody Needs Somebody To Love 29 - Time Is On My Side 30 - Heart Of Stone 31 - The Last Time 32 - Get Off Of My Cloud 33 - (I Cant Get No) Satisfaction 34 - Its All Over Now 35 - Play With Fire 36 - Tell Me Baby 37 - Down The Road Apiece 38 - Meet Me In The Bottom 39 - Brians Blues 40 - I Cant Be Satisfied 41 - Dont Lie To Me 42 - Look What You've Done 43 - Looking Tired 44 - What A Shame 45 - I Can See It LINK Part 1LINK Part 2
Garage psych band from Cleveland, Ohio, Damnation of Adam Blessing scored only a few regional hits and barely dented the national charts, but artistically, they were far and away more original and innovative than any band from their hometown and could even make that case with plenty from outside Ohio. Damnation's focus was obviously on contemporary hard rock, but the arrangements were far more advanced. While most heavy rock acts featured screaming or shouting vocalists, Damnation tested the waters with low-range, gospel-like harmonies and Adam Blessing's grinding yet melodic leads. Songs would quickly shift from simple rock arrangements into idiosyncratic middle-eights - sometimes over a pounding rhythm by drummer Bill Schwark and bassist Ray Benich, sometimes enhancing a ballad. And when it came to hooks, Damnation could lure in the listener almost every time. And yet, outside of their four albums and a brief appearance in a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame exhibit on Cleveland bands, little evidence remains. As literally hundreds of inferior contemporaries have seen their albums reissued on CD, not a single note of Damnation music has entered the digital realm. It's a damned shame - or rather, shameful. A band that infused broad influences of the Beatles, Vanilla Fudge, John Mayall, and Stax/Motown into its own sound deserves, at the very least, some sort of tribute. Adam Blessing [Bill Constable] (lead vocals), Bob Kalamasz (lead guitar, backing vocals), Jim Quinn (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Ray Benick (bass guitar), Bill Schwark (drums), Kenny Constable (lead vocals, backing vocals) (Doug Sheppard) 01 - Cookbook 02 - Morning Dew 03 - Le' Voyage 04 - You Don't Love Me 05 - Strings and Things 06 - Last Train to Clarksville 07 - Dreams 08 - Hold On 09 - Lonely LINK
Fuzzy Duck was an English progressive rock group from London, formed in 1970. Their self-titled studio album Fuzzy Duck was released in 1971. It featured Mick Hawksworth of Five Day Week Straw People and Andromeda, as well as Crazy World of Arthur Brown keyboardist Roy Sharland. Paul Francis - drums, Mick Hawksworth - bass, Roy Sharland - organ and Graham White - lead vocals, guitar 01 - Time Will Be Your Doctor 02 - Mrs. Prout 03 - Just Look Around You 04 - Afternoon Out 05 - More Than I Am 06 - Country Boy 07 - In Our Time 08 - A Word From Big D 09 - Double Time Woman (Bonus) 10 - Big Brass Band (Bonus) 11 - One More Hour (Bonus) 12 - No Name Face (Bonus) LINK
A British blues-rock band whose album is now an ultra-rarity. There's also been a limited edition (300 copies) release of live material, Diamonds In The Dirt, by the band. Produced by Geoff Gill, the Red Dirt album mostly comprises heavy blues-rock tracks, which are unlikely to have much appeal beyond fans of this genre. The only variation to this format comes with the opening cut Memories, the melodic Song For Pauline, the country-influenced Death Of A Dream and the final cut I've Been Down So Long, but unless you're heavily into blues-rock don't spend a small fortune on this album. Ken Giles, bass, Steve Howden, guitar, lead vocals, bass, Steve Jackson, drums and Dave Richardson, steel guitar, piano, harmonica, vocals.
01 - Memories 02 - Death Letter 03 - Problems 04 - Song For Pauline 05 - Ten Seconds to go 06 - In the morning 07 - Maybe I'm right 08 - Summer Madness laced with newbald gold 09 - Death of a dream 10 - Gimme a shot 11 - Brain worker 12 - I've been down so long 13 - Mixed blessing 14 - Wilting tree 15 - Three fair maidens 16 - Back alley Sally
After The Nice disbanded, Emerson finding further fame in ELP, bassist-vocalist Lee Jackson will form his own group Jackson Heights, Brian Davison will form his own group as well, the ultra low-key Every Which Way and they would record two albums, which are now rare and very sought-after, for both of them are rather good. Produced by Davison, but holding only the drum stool, leaving the others take the spotlight, some of the members are known to progheads: Graham Bell on keys and lead vocals, and Allan Cartwright on bass are not exactly newcomers, and Geoffrey Peach on flute and sax giving much interest in the group's sound. Sonically, they sound like a proggy Ten Years After and Traffic. Sadly the albums will sink without a trace, and a few months later, both Brian and Lee would team up with Swiss KB-wiz Patrick Moraz to create the new The Nice. 01 - Bed Ain't What It Used To Be 02 - Castle Sand 03 - Go Placidly 04 - All In Time 05 - What You Like 06 - The Light LINK
Thomas Richard "Tommy" Bolin was an American-born guitarist who played with Zephyr (from 1969 to 1971), The James Gang (from 1973 through 1974), Deep Purple (from 1975 to 1976), and his solo work. He was found dead from a heroin overdose on December 4, 1976 in Miami Florida, at the age of 25. Private Eyes is the second solo album by Tommy Bolin. This was Bolin's last album, as he died while on the promotional tour, opening for Jeff Beck. 01 - Bustin' Out For Rosey 02 - Sweet Burgundy 03 - Post Toastee 04 - Shake The Devil 05 - Gypsy Soul 06 - Someday, We'll Bring Our Love Home 07 - Hello, Again 08 - You Told Me That You Loved Me LINK