Love Is is a double album by Eric Burdon and The Animals which was released in 1968 in both the United Kingdom and United States. It was the last album released before The Animals' second dissolution in 1969. This album captured the only studio work of Animals and future Police guitarist Andy Summers; he later wrote that the recording of Traffic's "Coloured Rain" on this album contained "one of the longest guitar solos ever recorded until this point ... a 'soaring hymn to ecstasy' style solo that is so long that I find it impossible to play in a full trance state and still come out at the right place, so Zoot [Money] stands in the studio, counting the whole way, and at bar 189 he gives me the cue out." According to Summers, this solo earned him a "slight legendary reputation. Eric Burdon — vocals, John Weider — vocals, guitar, Zoot Money — vocals, piano, organ, bass, Andy Summers — guitar and Barry Jenkins — drums. 01 - River Deep, Mountain High 02 - I´m An Animal 03 - I´m Dying (Or Am I) 04 - Ring Of Fire 05 - Colored Rain 06 - To Love Somebody 07 - As The Years Go Passing By 08 - Gemini 09 - The Madman (Running Through The Fields) 10 - River Deep, Mountain High [Single Version] LINK
Five Americans was a 1960s American band, most famous for the song "Western Union", which reached #5 in the U.S. Billboard chart, and was their only single to chart in the Top 20. The Five Americans, previously known as The Mutineers, were from Durant, Oklahoma (Southeastern State College). For a short while after their hits "I See The Light", "Western Union", "Sound of Love", "Evol Not Love" and "Zipcode", they toured. However, their manager, Jon Abdnor Senior, president and owner of Abnak Records, was allowed control of their finances. After Abdnor's death in 1996, all rights to their songs should have reverted to the original group, but Sundazed Records bought the original tapes. The Five Americans had at least five singles in, or close to, the Top 40 and are now receiving the sales and publishing royalties. The Five Americans broke up in 1969. Mike Rabon, John Durrill, Norm Ezell, Jim Grant and Jimmy Wright. 01 - I See The Light 02 - The Losing Game 03 - Goodbye 04 - I Know They Lie 05 - Twist And Shout 06 - She's A My Own 07 - The Train 08 - It's A Crying Shame 09 - I'm So Glad 10 - Don't Blame Me 11 - The Outcast 12 - What'd I Say 13 - The Train (Unissued Alt. Version) 14 - Good Times (Unissued Alt. Version) LINK
The Pretty Things are an English rock and roll band from London, who originally formed in 1963. They took their name from Bo Diddley's 1955 song "Pretty Thing" and, in their early days, were dubbed by the British press the "uglier cousins of the Rolling Stones". Their most commercially successful period was the mid 1960s, although they continue to perform to this day. David Bowie covered two of their songs on his album Pin Ups. This is a compilation of a decade of live performaces for the BBc.
01 - Big Boss Man 02 - Don't Bring Me Down 03 - Ma Keep Your Big Mouth Shut 04 - Road Runner 05 - Big City 06 - Midnight To Six Man 07 - Sitting All Alone 08 - Midnight To Six Man 09 - Buzz The Jerk 10 - Lsd 11 - Defecting Grey 12 - Turn My Head 13 - Walking Through My Dream 14 - Balloon Burning 15 - S.F. Sorrow Is Born 16 - She Says Good Morning 17 - Send You With Loving 18 - Spring 19 - Sickle Clowns 20 - She's A Lover 21 - Cries From The Midnight Circus 22 - Stone-Hearted Mama 23 - Cold Stone 24 - Summertime 25 - Rosalyn 26 - Allnight Sailor 27 - Religion's Dead
01 - Havana Bound 02 - Love Is Good 03 - Route 66 04 - Onion Soup Another Bowl 05 - Route 66 06 - Peter Rip Off Train 07 - Atlanta 08 - Bridge Of God 09 - Singapore Silk Torpedo 10 - Come Home Momma 11 - Dreamjoey 12 - Not Only... But Also 13 - Big City 14 - Belfast Cowboys Bruise In The Sky
The Thunder Mugs were an obscure late '60 band from California that recorded an album's worth of songs for Bill Holmes's All American Records label. Although the band never released a full album during their hey day, they did manage a single in 1969, "Motion Tree" b/w "Captain Midnight," which atteracted some media attention and critical praise. The band was made up of Dennis Bassetti (bass, vocals), Bob Jonte (drums ) Jack Lutz (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Jerry Roy (lead guitar and vocals). The music on the band's only album, On The Spot was entirely composed by Jack Lutz and is predominantly soft psychedelic pop with good guitar, a few effects and a very British sound. The material on the album offers good period charm and features a few stand out songs that if they were released in Britain in 1967, could have easily become hits.(KP) 01 - Motion Tree 02 - Sweetwater Roll 03 - Muffin Man 04 - Mary Jane 05 - Figure This 06 - Captain Midnight 07 - Lucky Lady 08 - You For Me To Love 09 - Mistah Moon Risin' 10 - Marmalade Lady 11 - Mr. Z's Backyard 12 - What Is There Left 13 - Rooms Of Laughter LINK
Heavy Rock Progressive (and sometimes acoustic) sounds of Duffy are featured on this very desirable album, and the group have become quite a firm favourite amongst rock and blues audiences. Very nice and interesting band; recommended for old rock lovers!. Little info about this excellent British band. Stuart "The Queen" Reffold (lead vocals, harp, percussion), Barry "Fruity" Coote (lead guitar, 12-string guitar, acoustic guitar), Joe Nanson (vocals, keyboards), Patrick "Patty" Sarjeant (bass, vocals), Will "Wombat" Wright (drums, percussion). This album was recorded in 1971 and released only in Germany. A reissue of 1974/75, better known than that of 1971, has caused, to think that this is the second album of the band, but the second is Scruffy Duffy from 1973, Just In Case You're Interested from 1971, is the first album of the band, or at least seems to be the first of two, but other sources speak of an edition of Scruffy Duffy from 1970, originally released on Chapter One label, and in such case, this disc would be the second. All a big mystery. 01 - Matchmaker 02 - Long Lost Friend 03 - Judgement Day 04 - Amie 05 - It's My Life 06 - Rock Solid 07 - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood 08 - Tell Me 09 - Riverside 10 - Place To Lie LINK
The Fugs are a band formed in New York in late 1964 by poets Ed Sanders and Tuli Kupferberg, with Ken Weaver on drums. Soon afterward, they were joined by Peter Stampfel and Steve Weber of the Holy Modal Rounders. The band's original core members, Ed Sanders, Tuli Kupferberg, and Ken Weaver, were joined at various times in the 1960s by a number of others, some of whom were noted session musicians or members of other bands. These included Weber and Stampfel, bassist John Anderson, guitarist Vinny Leary, guitarist Peter Kearney, keyboardist Lee Crabtree, guitarist Jon Kalb, guitarist Stefan Grossman, singer/guitarist Jake Jacobs, guitarist Eric Gale, bassist Chuck Rainey, keyboardist Robert Banks, bassist Charles Larkey, guitarist Ken Pine, guitarist Danny Kortchmar, clarinetist Perry Robinson, and drummer Bill Wolf. A satirical and self-satirizing rock band with a political slant, they have performed at various war protests — against the Vietnam War and since the 1980s at events around other U.S. involved wars. The band's often frank and almost always humorous lyrics about sex, drugs, and politics have caused a hostile reaction in some quarters.Virgin Fugs is a 1967 album by The Fugs. While it is their third released album, it consists of outtakes from the two 1965 sessions for their first album, The Village Fugs (also released as The Fugs First Album). While that album emphasized the second recording session, this compilation favors the first, making this arguably their chronologically "real first" album. It was released on ESP Disc, possibly without the foreknowledge or permission of the Fugs. Their site refers to it as a bootleg, though it was distributed through the same channels as their authorized previous ESP album. 01 - We're The Fugs 02 - New Amphetamine Shriek 03 - Saran Wrap 04 - The Ten Commandments By God 05 - Hallucination Horrors 06 - I Command The House Of The Devil 07 - C I A Man 08 - Coca Cola Douche 09 - My Bed Is Getting Crowded 10 - Caca Rocka 11 - I Saw The Best Minds Of My Generation Rot LINK