Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy is the seventh album, and eighth American album, by the British rock band The Who, released in 1971 as Track 2406 006 in the United Kingdom and as Decca DL 79184 in the United States. It is a compilation of singles, and entered the US chart on 20 November 1971, peaking at #11 on the Billboard 200. The LP entered the UK chart on 3 December 1971, peaking at #9. In 1987, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it #99 on their list of the 100 best albums of the period 1967–1987.
01 - I Can't Explain 02 - The Kids Are Alright 03 - Happy Jack 04 - I Can See For Miles 05 - Pictures Of Lily 06 - My Generation 07 - The Seeker 08 - Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere 09 - Pinball Wizard 10 - A Legal Matter 11 - Boris The Spider 12 - Magic Bus 13 - Substitute 14 - I'm A Boy
This pre-King Crimson aggregate involves the talents of Michael Giles (drums/vocals), Peter Giles (bass/vocals), and Robert Fripp (guitar/vocals) accompanied by a plethora of studio musicians -- most notably keyboardist Nicky Hopkins and backing vocalists the Breakaways. By any standards The Cheerful Insanity of Giles, Giles & Fripp is one of the more eclectic albums to have been issued during the psychedelic rock movement of the late '60s. The album was initially issued in September of 1968 on the Decca Records subsidiary Deram -- whose releases were aimed specifically at the alternative or progressive rock market. That said, this disc is a far cry from the type of material that other artists on the label such as the Moody Blues, Caravan, or Pacific Drift were concurrently issuing. The original record album was divided into two sections: "The Saga of Rodney Toady" and "Just George," which were named after the respective spoken word pieces that link the musical works on the A- and B-sides. Musically, Giles, Giles & Fripp are wholly unlike anything before or since. Drawing upon folk, classical, pop, and even sacred music, each track brings a fresh listening experience. Among the highlights is the leadoff track, "North Meadow," which features some stunning fretwork from Fripp. Likewise, "Call Tomorrow" is a trippy noir tale involving an ambiguous practical joke. The classically influenced instrumental "Suite No. 1," as well as another one of Fripp's more esoteric compositions, "Erudite Eyes," likewise bear some semblance of sounds to come from the trio. While not everyone's cup of tea, there is a tremendous amount to enjoy on The Cheerful Insanity of Giles, Giles & Fripp for those whose expectations are not of King Crimson, but rather of lighthearted and decidedly folksy English tales. Parties interested in this disc should likewise be advised of The Brondesbury Tapes, which is a collection of semiprofessional demos made by this trio and original Fairport Convention vocalist Judy Dyble (vocals) and soon-to-be King Crimson member Ian McDonald (flute/sax).
Saga of Rodney Toady
01 - North Meadow.mp3 02 - Newly-Weds.mp3 03 - One In A Million.mp3 04 - Call Tomorrow.mp3 05 - Digging My Lawn.mp3 06 - Little Children.mp3 07 - The Crukster.mp3 08 - Thursday Morning.mp3
09 - How Do They Know.mp3 10 - Elephant Song.mp3 11 - The Sun Is Shining.mp3 12 - Suite No. 1.mp3 13 - Erudite Eyes.mp3
14 - She Is Loaded (Previously Unreleased).mp3 15 - Under The Sky (Previously Unreleased).mp3 16 - One In A Million (Mono Single Version).mp3 17 - Newly-Weds (Mono Single Version).mp3 18 - Thursday Morning (Mono Single Version).mp3 19 - Thursday Morning (Stereo Single Version).mp3
Wayne Fontana founded the band in 1963 with Bob Lang, Ric Rothwell, and Eric Stewart. The group was later joined by Grahame Foote. The name of the group was inspired by the title of a 1963 film, starring the British actor Sir Dirk Bogarde, called The Mind Benders. They released a few unsuccessful singles before recording "Um Um Um Um Um Um" in 1964, which was a major hit in Britain and led to a tour with Brenda Lee. They also had a #1 hit in the United States with "Game of Love". After a tour of America and some more unsuccessful singles, Fontana left the band in 1965. Eric, Rick, Wayne & Bob from 1965 is the third and las release of the band, renamed The Mindbenders the same year.
01 - Some Other Guy 02 - She's A Rebel 03 - Like I Did 04 - Memphis Tennessee 05 - It's Just A Little Bit Too Late 06 - The Shadow Knows 07 - I Remember Love 08 - Skinny Minnie 09 - Honey & Wine 10 - I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man 11 - Please Stay 12 - Long Time Comin' 13 - The Game Of Love (Bonus) 14 - Since You've Been Gone (Bonus) 15 - She Needs Love (Bonus) 16 - Remind My Baby Of Me (Bonus) 17 - Walking On Air (Bonus) 18 - I'm Qualified (Bonus)
George Bruno Money, known as Zoot Money is a British vocalist, keyboardist and bandleader best known for his playing of the Hammond organ and association with his Big Roll Band. Inspired by Jerry Lee Lewis and Ray Charles, he was drawn to rock and roll music and became a leading light in the vibrant music scene of Bournemouth and Soho during the 1960s. Money has been associated with Eric Burdon, Steve Marriott, Rocket 88, Snowy White, Mick Taylor, Spencer Davis, Geno Washington, Brian Joseph Friel, The Hard Travelers, Widowmaker and Alan Price. He is also known as a bit part and character actor. In 1961 Zoot Money formed the Big Roll Band, with himself as vocalist, Roger Collis on lead guitar, pianist Al Kirtley, bassist Mike "Monty" Montgomery and drummer Johnny Hammond. In 1962 drummer Pete Brookes replaced Hammond at the same time as bassist Johnny King and tenor sax player Kevin Drake joined the band. The Big Roll Band played soul, jazz and R&B, moving with musical trends as the now established R&B movement moved into the Swinging Sixties and became associated with the burgeoning "Soho scene". It Should've Been Me from 1965 is the debut album of the band.
01 - I'll Go Crazy 02 - Jump Back 03 - Alone Came John 04 - Back Door Blues 05 - It Should've Been Me 06 - Sweet Little Rock 'n' Roller 07 - My Wife Can't Cook 08 - Rags And Old Iron 09 - Cat 10 - Feelin' Sad 11 - Bright Lights Big City 12 - Fina 13 - Uncle Willie 14 - Good 15 - Bring It Home To Me 16 - Please Stay 17 - You Know You'll Cry 18 - Something Is Worrying Me 19 - Stubborn Kind Of Fellow 20 - Big Time Operator 21 - Zoot's Sermon 22 - It Should've Been Me (Alternate Take)
Third Ear Band evolved within the London alternative and free-music scene of the mid 1960s. Members came from The Giant Sun Trolley and The People Band to create an improvised music drawing on Eastern raga forms, European folk, experimental and medieval influences. They recorded their first session in 1968 for Ron Geesin which was released under the pseudonym of The National-Balkan Ensemble on one side of a Standard Music Library disc. Their first actual album, Alchemy, was released on the EMI Harvest label in 1969, (featuring John Peel playing Jew's Harp on one track), followed by Air, Earth, Fire, Water (aka Elements) in 1970. They recorded two soundtracks, the first in 1970 for an animated film by Fuchs of Abelard and Heloise (which first saw release as part of Luca Ferrari's Necromancers of the Drifting West Sonic Book in 1997) and then in 1971 for Roman Polanski's film of Macbeth. After various later incarnations and albums they finally disbanded in 1993 owing to leader and percussionist Glen Sweeney's ongoing health problems. They also opened The Rolling Stones Free Concert at Hyde Park on 5 July 1969. Paul Minns – oboe, recorder, Mel Davis - cello, pipe, Glen Sweeney – chimes, drums, tabla, wind chimes, hand drums, Richard Coff – violin, viola, Dave Tomlin - violin and John Peel - harmonica, Jew's Harp.
01 - Mosaic 02 - Ghetto Raga 03 - Druid One 04 - Stone Circle 05 - Egyptian Book Of The Dead 06 - Area Three 07 - Dragon Lines 08 - Lark Rise
Focus is a Dutch rock band. It was founded by classically trained organist/flautist Thijs van Leer in 1969, and is most famous for the songs "Hocus Pocus" and "Sylvia". The band have found renewed fame due to the use of "Hocus Pocus" by guitarist Gary Hoey on his 1993 album Animal Instinct, and as the theme for the Nike 2010 World Cup commercial, Write The Future, directed by the Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu. Focus 3 is a double-album by Focus, which was released in 1972, peaking #6 on the UK charts. It includes "Sylvia", a worldwide hit that reached #4 on the UK charts and #89 on the US charts. It also contains "House of the King", a single originally from 1970, which was later included on the CD version of Focus' first album, Focus Plays Focus (In and Out of Focus). "House of the King" was not, as is often believed, re-recorded for Focus III. This is the CD release from 1991. Thijs van Leer – keyboards, flute, piccolo, recorder, vocals, Jan Akkerman – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, lute, Bert Ruiter – bass guitar and Pierre van der Linden – drums
01 - Round Goes The Gossip 02 - Love Remembered 03 - Sylvia 04 - Carnival Fugue 05 - Focus III 06 - Answers Questions! Questions Answers! 07 - Elspeth Of Nottingham 08 - Anonymus Two
Chicago is the second album by the band. It was released in 1970 after the band had shortened its name from The Chicago Transit Authority after releasing their same-titled debut album the previous year. Although the official title of the album is Chicago, it came to be retroactively known as Chicago II, keeping it in line with the succession of roman numeral-titled albums that officially began with Chicago III in 1971. While The Chicago Transit Authority was a success, Chicago is considered by many to be Chicago's breakthrough album, yielding a number of Top 40 hits, including "Make Me Smile" (#9), "Colour My World" (#7), and "25 or 6 to 4" (#4). The centerpiece of the album was the thirteen-minute song cycle "Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon". In addition, guitarist Terry Kath also participated in an extended classically styled piece in four separate songs. The politically outspoken Robert Lamm also tackles his qualms with "It Better End Soon", another modular piece. Peter Cetera, later to play a crucial role in the band's music, contributed his first song to Chicago and this album, "Where Do We Go From Here". Released in January 1970 on Columbia Records, Chicago was an instant hit, reaching #4 in the US and #6 in the UK and has gone on to become - perhaps - the band's most revered album. Disc 1 01 - Movin' In 02 - The Road 03 - Poem For The People 04 - In The Country 05 - Wake Up Sunshine 06 - Make Me Smile 07 - So Much To Say, So Much To Give 08 - Anxiety's Moment 09 - West Virginia Fantasies 10 - Colour My World 11 - To Be Free 12 - Now More Than Ever Disc 2 01 - Fancy Colours 02 - 25 Or 6 To 4 03 - Prelude 04 - A.M. Mourning 05 - P.M. Mourning 06 - Memories Of Love 07 - It Better End Soon - 1st Movement 08 - It Better End Soon - 2nd Movement 09 - It Better End Soon - 3rd Movement 10 - It Better End Soon - 4th Movement 11 - Where Do We Go From Here LINK (RS) or LINK (FS)
Camel are an English progressive rock band formed in 1971. An important group in the Canterbury scene, they have been releasing studio and live recordings steadily, with considerable success, since their formation. Andrew Latimer (guitar), Andy Ward (drums) and Doug Ferguson (bass) had been playing as a trio called The Brew around the Guildford, Surrey area of England. On February 20th, 1971, they auditioned to be the back-up band to singer/songwriter Phillip Goodhand-Tait and released an album with him in August 1971 titled "I Think I'll Write a Song" on DJM Records. This would be their first and last album with Goodhand-Tait. They recruited Peter Bardens (keyboards) and after an initial gig to fulfill a Bardens commitment on 8 October 1971 in Belfast, Northern Ireland under the name of Peter Bardens' On, they changed their name to Camel. Their first gig was at Waltham Forest Technical College, London supporting Wishbone Ash on 4 December. Camel is the first studio album by the band. It was released in 1973. Although most fans agree the best was yet to come (e.g. Mirage, The Snow Goose and Moonmadness), Camel's debut album contains some of their most beloved songs, including "Never Let Go," "Slow Yourself Down," and the instrumental "Arubaluba" which, along with "Mystic Queen," perhaps most anticipates the sound the band would refine on their classic albums The Snow Goose and Moonmadness.
01 - Slow Yourself Down 02 - Mystic Queen 03 - Six Ate 04 - Separation 05 - Never Let Go 06 - Curiosity 07 - Arubaluba
Curved Air are a pioneering British progressive rock group formed in 1970, by musicians who came from quite different artistic backgrounds, classic, folk, and electronic sound, which resulted in a mixture of progressive rock, folk rock, and fusion with classical elements. Along with High Tide, It's A Beautiful Day and East of Eden, Curved Air were one of the first bands after The Velvet Underground and It's a Beautiful Day to feature a violin. Considered "one of the most dramatically accomplished of all the bands lumped into Britain's late-'60s prog explosion" (AMG), Curved Air released eight studio albums (the first three became the UK Top 20 hits) and had a hit single with "Back Street Luv" (1971) which reached #4 in the UK Singles Chart. Airconditioning was the November 1970 debut album by Curved Air. It reached number 8 in the UK albums chart in December, 1970. 01 - It Happened Today 02 - Stretch 03 - Screw 04 - Blind Man 05 - Vivaldi 06 - Hide And Seek 07 - Propositions 08 - Rob One 09 - Situations 10 - Vivaldi With Cannons LINK (RS) or LINK (FS)
Fanny were a late 1960s, early 1970s American all-women band, led by June Millington. They were pioneers as one of the first rock bands to feature all women, and the second to sign to a major record label, behind Goldie & the Gingerbreads. They hit the Top 40 twice, with "Charity Ball" in 1971 and "Butter Boy" in 1975, peaking at #40 and #29 in the Billboard Hot 100, respectively. Fanny were the first all-female band to release an album on a major label. Fanny was formed by guitarist June Millington, her sister and bassist Jean Millington, drummer Alice de Buhr, and keyboardist Nickey Barclay. The group signed with Warner Bros imprint Reprise Records in 1969, and released five albums by 1973. Mother's Pride from 1973, was produced by Todd Rundgren, 01 - Last Night I Had A Dream 02 - Long Road Home 03 - Old Hat 04 - Solid Gold 05 - Is It Really You 06 - All Mine 07 - Summer Song 08 - Polecat Blues 09 - Beside Myself 10 - Regular Guy 11 - I Need You Need Me 12 - Feelings 13 - I'm Satisfied LINK (RS) or LINK (FS)
Baker Gurvitz Army was an English hard rock band. Former The Gun and Three Man Army members, Paul Gurvitz and Adrian Gurvitz joined forces with ex-Cream drummer Ginger Baker in 1974. Things had not been going too well for Ginger Baker since the demise of his own band Ginger Baker's Air Force. The Gurvitz Brothers, too, were looking for a new way ahead after the early success of their band The Gun. When Cream split up in 1968, Ginger Baker was invited to join Blind Faith, which formed the following year. This was not such a successful venture and following its demise, Ginger decided to put together his own outfit, Ginger Baker's Airforce, in 1970. This huge band included many of his friends and favourite musicians like Graham Bond, Phil Seamen, Denny Laine and Steve Winwood. The band recorded two 'live' albums, but eventually the whole project became too costly. In 1974, though, it seemed he could use his greatest talent in the Baker Gurvitz Army. Their first album was released the same year and featured a dynamic mixture of heavy rock, guitar themes propelled by Baker's irrepressible drumming. Ginger Baker - Drums, Percussion and Vocals, Adrian Gurvitz - Guitar and vocals, Paul Gurvitz - Bass guitar and vocals, Mr Snips (Steve Parsons) - Vocals and Peter Lemer - keyboards. 01 - Inside Of Me 02 - Love Is 03 - The Hustler 04 - Time 05 - Space Machine 06 - The Artist 07 - Freedom 08 - Remember 09 - People LINK (RS) or LINK (FS)
East of Eden was a British progressive rock band, who had a Top 10 hit in the UK with the single, "Jig-a-Jig", in 1971. The track became something of a stylistic albatross around the band's neck, since it did not resemble their usual sound or anything else they normally played. Although some might consider this group as being a symphonic progressive band, others state that their style is mostly jazz oriented. Combining flutes, violins and tape loops to folk, gypsy and psychedelic music, the East of Eden style was always heavily supported on a pure rock base; strong and experimental. East Of Eden were formed in Bristol by Dave Arbus, Ron Caines, Geoff Nicholson and Geoff Britton. They relocated to London in 1968 and were signed to Decca's progressive rock label Deram, releasing their first album "Mercator Projected" in 1969. New Leaf is the third release of the band. 01 - Bradshaw The Bison Hanter 02 - Ain't Gonna Do You No Harm 03 - Get Happy 04 - Don't Be Afraid 05 - Man Said 06 - Song For No One 07 - Joe 08 - Nothin' To Do 09 - Road Song 10 - Home Blues 11 - Jig A Jig [Bonus Track] 12 - Boogie Woogie Flu [Bonus Track] 13 - Last Dance Of The Clown [Bonus Track] 14 - Sin City Girls [Bonus Track] 15 - All Our Yesterdays [Bonus Track] LINK (RS) or LINK (FS)