Monday, February 20, 2006

The Idle Race
The Birthaday Party

Jeff Lynne is well known for his work with Roy Wood in the Move and the Electric Light Orchestra. Jeff did play in another band before he joined the Move; Idle Race.

Jeff's first record with Idle Race was "(Here We Go 'Round) The Lemon Tree" written by Roy Wood. The single doesn't hit the charts. Idle Race tries again and released "The Skeleton And The Roundabout", "End Of The Road" and "I Like My Toys". None of the singles sells but together with the flipsides they got half an album and so all of them can be found on "the birthday party" from 1968.

Tracks: Skeleton & The Roundabout / Happy Birthday/The Birthday / I Like My Toys / Morning Sunshine / Follow Me Follow / Sitting In My Tree / On With The Show / Lucky Man / Don't Put Your Boys In The Army, Mrs. Ward / Pie In The Sky / The Lady Who Said She Could Fly / End Of The Road

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Harry Nilsson - Popeye (The Original Demotapes)

The live action version of Popeye sees the light in 1980. It's the first movie for Robin Williams. Although Robin is very populair in 1980 (Mork) nobody went to the theater to watch the movie. The original soundtrack (upload later...) isn't a succes either. Not that odd if you keep in mind that the songs were sung by the actors Robin Williams, Shelly Duval en Paul L Smith and not by their writer Harry Nilsson.
Harry did record demosongs for the actors and those can be found on this bootlegalbum. This album is quite good and could have made a good Nilsson album.

01. I Yam What I Yam   02. He Needs Me   03. Swee' Pea's Lullaby   04. Din' We   05. Sweethaven   06. Blow Me Down   07. Sailin'   08. It's Not Easy Being Me   09. Everyone's Got To Eat   10. I'm Mean   11. Kids   12. I'm Popeye the Sailor Man   13. Everything Is Food   14. He Needs Me (Spanish)   15. I Yam What I Yam (instr.)

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Harry Nilsson
Flash Harry

When Knnillssonn(1977) was finished, Harry breaks the contract with RCA and he signs one at Mercury. He made this album. The people at mercury are very disapointed about it and are convinced that this album won't sell anywhere. Mercury UK and Mercury Holland are the only 2 who pressed and released it officially. The album is a gigantic flop. Although the album didn't sell it contains a couple of gems. In fact, the first track by Eric Idle is the only misser.
The lp hasn't been available for years and only a bootleg cd-release exists.

Tracks: "Harry" / "Cheek to Cheek" / "Best Move" / "Old Dirt Road" / "I Don't Need You" / "Rain" / "I've Got It" / "It's So Easy" / "How Long Can Disco On" / "Bright Side of Life"

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Various Artists - Best of bootie 2005
'mash-up greatest'

2 cd's, filled with the best mash ups of 2005 made by Party Ben and Jay-R.
Tracks: Paid For My Doorbell (Eric B. & Rakim vs. White Stripes) / Hot Rich Girls Dropped In A Grange (Gwen Stefani vs. Snoop Dogg vs. ZZ Top) / Shake That 50 Cent (50 Cent vs. The Lovemakers) / Sri Lanka High (M.I.A. vs. The Ramones) / An Honest M.I.A. (M.I.A. vs. The Bravery) / Somebody Rock Me (The Killers vs. The Clash) / La La Her Madly (The Doors vs. Goldfrapp) / Since U Been Gahan (Kelly Clarkson vs. Rex The Dog vs. Depeche Mode) / Walking With A Ghost In Paris (Tegan & Sara vs. Mylo) / Computer Talk (Coldplay vs. Kraftwerk) / Black Beatles (Beatles vs. Black-Eyed Peas vs. Ludacris vs. Kelis) / Badd To Me (Ying Yang Twins vs. The Cure) / P-Funk Is Playing At My House (LCD Soundsystem vs. Gerald A. vs. Katie Enlow) / Do You Wanna Cuz It's Tricky (Franz Ferdinand vs. Run-DMC vs. The Knack) / Big Shot Pimpin' (Billy Joel vs. Jay-Z) / It Takes Two To Kiss (Rob Base vs. Prince) / Super Holla Tricka (Beastie Boys vs. Gwen Stefani vs. A. Skillz & Krafty Kutz) / My Other Car Is A Beatle (L'Trimm vs. Armand Van Helden vs. Beatles vs. Gary Numan) / Sgt. Pepper's Paradise (Beatles vs. Guns N' Roses) / Smells Like Compton (N.W.A. vs. Nirvana)

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Dire Straits
Solid Rock

6 november 1988, Wembley stadion London.
The Dire Straits are almost dead and burried. Mark doesn't like to tour anymore and is much happier writing filmscores. Thanks to his friend Eric Clapton he proves that he still can make a great performance.
These recordings were never made with the intention to release them as an album but are good recordings anyhow.
tracks: Walk of life / Sultans of swing / Romeo and Juliet / Money for nothing / Brothers in arms / Wonderful tonight / Solid Rock.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Percy "Thrills" Thrillington
alias Paul McCartney

This lp, an instrumental version of "ram", has been entirely ignored by the public in 1977. Perhaps because it was not known that Thrillington and Paul McCartney were one and the same person. Because of this, the lp became, in the course of years, a real expensive collector item. An official cd-release never took place. It has been released as a bootleg in 1995, but also these appear available with difficulty.

The Mp3 version has been made by ripping a lp.

Orchestra conducted by Richard Hewson.

Production: Percy "Thrills" Thrillington.

Too Many People / 3 Legs / Ram On / Dear Boy / Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey / Smile Away / Heart Of The Country / Moonkebrry Moon Delight / Eat At Home / Long-Haired / Ram On / The Back Seat Of My Car

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Mike McGear

Mike McGear's 2nd solo album. Mike McGear has been successful in beginning 60's with John Gorman and Roger McGough as Grimms still before everybody knew that his real name was Mike McCartney, brother of Paul.

At the end of the 1960s he had some hits with the Scaffold (f.i. Lily the pink and Thank you Very Much).

This album is produced by Paul McCartney and all members of Wings can be heard on every track. In fact you could consider this as a Wings album.

Release : 27 September 1974
deleted in 1977

Sea Breezes / What Do We Really Know ? / Norton / Leave It / Have You Got Problems ? / The Casket / Rainbow Lady / Simply Love You / Givin' Grease A Ride / The Man Who Found God On The Moon

Rick Parfitt (Status Quo) - Recorded Delivery

April 1985: Rick Parfitt is in the studio to record his first solo album with Pip Williams as producer and Bob Young helping with the song-writing. The session musicians are John "Rhino" Edwards and Jeff Rich. The album was enttitled "Recorded delivery", but the album was never released.

Although the album wasn't released officially it ain't bad. In comparison with the latest Quo-album "Riffs" it sounds like a masterpiece but, maybe, that tells us more about Riffs.
4 of the 10 songs were later chosen to be B-Sides of Status Quo singles: Helloween (Who gets the love). Don't give it up (Red Sky). Long legged girls (Dreamin') Late last night (bonus with "In the army" maxi-single.).

Tracks: Helloween / 999 (One good reason) / Lonely nights / Only love can break your heart /Don't give it up / Long legged girls / Show me the way / Late last night / (I miss) My baby / Richard's song (Living my life without you)

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Klaatu Tribute CD
various artists

Long time ago, in a galaxy far far away...three musicians banded together and created some of the most amazing tunes ever to grace the celestial heavens. Their identities kept secret for a while, they were simply known at the time as "Klaatu." The band's first album 3:47 EST reverberated across the universe and caused a crack in the cosmic egg as their music sounded undeniably "Beatleseque." Beatle fans began their own magical mystery tour of sorts looking for clues in Klaatu's music and album covers if only to prove that both Klaatu and Beatles were the same musicians. But alas, over time it was eventually revealed to them that the "Beatleseque" group consisted of three very talented Canadian musicians by the names of John Woloschuk, Terry Draper and Dee Long.

This is a tribute album by various little known artists

We're Off You Know - Gavin & Dean / So Said The Lighthouse Keeper - Gavin & Dean / Doctor Marvello - The Nowadays (featuring Mark Hershberger) / Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III - Jef Leeson (Jaimie Vernon's brother in law) / Everybody Took A Holiday - Dmitri Alano / A Routine Day - Mike Vancha / Older - Just Say Yes (featuring Steve Smith) / Dear Christine - Keld Telen / Cherie - Michael Grin /Mister Manson - Sulpher / Hot Box City - Alex Johnson /Knee Deep In Love - Reptile / I Can't Help It - Dave Bradley / Blue Smoke - Frank Marzano / I Don't Wanna Go Home - Dmitri Alano / Calling Occupants - Dave Bradley & Nataraj Sundaram / Doctor Marvello (Espanol) - Los Khaoticos (the original "first" mix) / Little Neutrino - The Nowadays (featuring Mark Hershberger) / Sub-Rosa Subway - The Beachles (featuring Jaimie Vernon) (the original "first" mix) / Grey Afternoon - Glen Banks (inspired by Klaatu)

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