Heavy sounds and psychedelia

Leaf Hound - Growers of Mushroom (1971)

Publié par Luis sur 29 Septembre 2014

Leaf Hound - Growers of Mushroom (1971)

First album of Uk hard rock band Leaf Hound. The band formed on 1969 by the name Black Cat Bones and issued one album "Barbed wire sandwich" with Paul Kossof on guitar and Simon Kirke on drums. Shortly after the line up and name of the band changed when Kossof and Kirke left to form Free. Leaf Hound line up then consisted on Peter French on vocals, Mick Halls on guitar, the Brooks brothers Derek and Stuart on guitar and bass and Keith George-Young on drums. Recorded in London at the Mayfair's Spot Studios in only 11 hours in late 1970. The band played a 70's hard rock much in a Led Zeppelin style. Some highlights of this album are the explosive opening track "Freelance Friend" or "Drowned My Life in Fear" with it's heavy riffs and great vocals by Peter French. This album's a 70's hard rock classic... Totally recommended!

The Wicked Lady - The Axeman Cometh (1968/1972)

Publié par Luis sur 29 Septembre 2014

The Wicked Lady - The Axeman Cometh (1968/1972)

Uk's power trio band Wicked Lady was formed in 1968 by motorcycle enthusiasts and biker gang members Martin Weaver, "Mad" Dick Smith and Bob "Motorist" Jeffries. They played their heavy rock/proto doom sound touring around the uk in smoke-filled biker clubhouses and pubs. Their wild concerts would often turn to total mayhem and they'd sometimes finish their set with "Mad" Dick hurling his drum kit into the audience. Wicked Lady music was raw and their lyrics dark, covering subjects like war, rebellion, sex, drugs and of course "the wicked lady"! The band never signed with any label and rumors say they were once aproached by some guy from EMI who wanted to sign them but instead got punched in the face by Martin Weaver... That's for sure those guys didn't fuck around! The Axeman Cometh are recordings from tapes covering selections from 1969 to 1972. Awesome and obscure heavy stuff. Check it out!

 

 

Bulbous Creation - You won't remember dying (1969/1970)

Publié par Luis sur 29 Septembre 2014

Bulbous Creation - You won't remember dying (1969/1970)

Not much is known about this band or it's members. "You won't remember dying" was recorded between the late sixties and early seventies and only released in 1994 by Rockadelic. Yet another forgotten heavy psych gem!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flower Travellin' Band - Satori (1971)

Publié par Luis sur 27 Septembre 2014

Flower Travellin' Band - Satori (1971)

Today's entry's an all time favorite of mine. Satori is the second album of this legendary japanese act. Incredibly eclectic sound with oriental influences, acid drenched heavy guitar riffs and mystic lyrics by Joe Yamanaka and crew. Enjoy!

 

 

Bedemon - Goof's Song

Publié par Luis sur 9 Mai 2013

Pre-pentagram stuff featuring Bobby Liebling.

ORANG-UTAN

Publié par Luis sur 17 Mars 2013

ORANG-UTAN

Warhorse - burning - 1970

Publié par Luis sur 17 Mars 2013

Warhorse, yet another great forgotten band from the early 70's. Awesome band, sounding a lot like Deep Purple, epic heavy rock with great hammond sound. Enjoy!

Aardvark - Put That In Your Pipe And Smoke It - 1970

Publié par Luis sur 17 Mars 2013

Aardvark was a highly keyboard oriented band, actually they had no guitar player, they played some excellent heavy-prog with a very special hammond sound. Great track from a great album, recomended!