Chateau Dietrich

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Friday, December 27, 2013

My Vinyl Attic - Elephant's Memory - Elephant's Memory (1969)



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The vinyl is is great shape.  I have two sealed copies of this, so I cracked one open.  The music is much better than I had imagined.  I guess I thought they were far more experimental that they are.  An enjoyable album from the period.  They were also ahead of their time.  Painting naked women is all the rage today. 

A1Don't Put Me On Trial No More2:50
A2Crossroads Of The Stepping Stones2:54
A3Jungle Gym At The Zoo2:56
A4Super Heep5:27
A5R.I.P.1:40
A6Band Of Love4:07
B1Takin' A Walk3:47
B2Hot Dog Man3:33
B3Old Man Willow7:03
B4Yogurt Song2:55
B5Brief Encounter4:40

Credits


Info stolen from This Great Site:
Although chiefly remembered these days for their role as John Lennon's loose and ragged backup band on his Some Time in New York City album from 1972, Elephant's Memory have a bit more to their history than that. Formed in 1967 by drummer Rick Frank and saxophonist and clarinetist Stan Bronstein, who reportedly met on the New York City strip-joint circuit, the group specialized in an eclectic Frank Zappa-like mix of psychedelia, jazz, and acid-tinged rock, and delivered a truly bizarre stage show complete with inflatable stage sets. Their first album, simply called Elephant's Memory, was released in 1969 on Buddah Records, a label more famous for bubblegum pop groups than whacked-out horn bands.
Two tracks from the LP, "Jungle Gym at the Zoo" and "Old Man Willow," found their way onto the Midnight Cowboy movie soundtrack later that year, which gave the group some visibility, but it didn't exactly translate into sales for the debut album. A second LP, 1970's Take It to the Streets, had even less commercial impact. Then came John Lennonand Some Time in New York City, and Elephant's Memory had their moment in the sun. They released a third album, also called Elephant's Memory and featuring David Peel, on Apple Records later that year, then backed up Yoko Onoon 1973's Approximately Infinite UniverseAngels Forever, which turned out to be the group's swan song, appeared in 1974.
Elephant's Memory left behind what is probably best described as a footnote legacy, since they will undoubtedly always be linked chiefly to Lennon and Ono. An impressive number of musicians passed through the band in its seven-year run, including Frank and Bornstein, as well as Carly Simon (yes, that Carly Simon, who was a member of the group for about six months), Jon SachsGary VanScyocMichal ShapiroChris RobinsonMartha VelezJohn WardChester AyresMyron YulesRichard SussmanWayne "Tex" GabrielDaria Price, and John Labosca. Footnote they may be, but Elephant's Memory made more of an impact than anyone ever might have suspected from a scuffling New York City street band.


My Vinyl Attic, Modern Trouble - Fly to Moscow (1987)



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The vinyl on this is very good.  I don't hear any problems.  The music isn't really my cup of tea.  A bit to electronic ass-waggy for me.



AFly To Moscow
Written-By – Harrison*, Post*, Sponsor*
3:24
BFly To Moscow (Air Defense Mix-Instr.)
Written-By – Harrison*, Post*, Sponsor*
3:53

Credits

Notes

This anthem is dedicated to Marshal Sergej Sokolow

My Vinyl Attic - Middle Class - Homeland (1982)



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The vinyl on this sounds great.  I broke the seal on this album myself, just before I digitized it. 


A1 The Call
A2 A Skeleton At The Feast
A3 Out Of My Hands
A4 Listen
B1 Shaken
B2 Mosque
B3 Restless Young Men
B4 Ritual And Deceit
B5 Everything


Credits



Info stolen from This Great Site:
The Middle Class are an American punk rock/hardcore punk band established in 1977 in Santa Ana, California. The band consisted of Jeff Atta on vocals, Mike Atta on lead guitar, Mike Patton on bass, and Bruce Atta on drums. The band achieved success in the hardcore punk scene of Southern California. Their first shows were in 1978 in various Los Angeles clubs and ballrooms.
They were included in the 2006 documentary American Hardcore. The band's most popular release was Out of Vogue EP, released in 1978, particularly known for its extremely fast title track.
The Middle Class are generally considered one of the first bands to play hardcore punk. Once after a show, the band was approached by a young spectator by the name of Keith Morris, who said that he was going to start a band of his own. The band would turn out to be the legendary Black Flag, another band credited with originating the style.
They pioneered a shouted, fast version of punk rock which would shape the hardcore sound that would soon emerge from scores of like-minded bands, primarily throughout California and Washington, D.C. at first, but which eventually found its way all across America and became the predominant style of punk for a number of years long after the band's breakup.
The first record featured just the title track along with three other songs, but the band also produced several demo recordings in 1977 and 1978. After this they released the Scavenged Luxury 7" in 1980 which showcased a slightly more mellow sound. 1982 saw the release of their first full-length album, the darker and relatively sedate Homeland. Their first seven inches were re-released on the compilation album Blueprint for Joy along with several live tracks and songs they contributed to the Tooth and Nail compilation.
In the mid-1980s the Atta brothers briefly formed a band with former Bags vocalist Alice Bag, the Cambridge Apostles. Bassist Mike Patton went on to produce The Adolescents' first album, guitarist Mike Atta now owns and operates a vintage furniture and clothing shop in Fullerton, California called "Out Of Vogue," Jeff Atta runs an art gallery next door, and drummer Bruce Atta went on to UCLA to major in Philosophy and now teaches philosophy at Cal State University at Los Angeles. Middle Class reunited in 2010 and played sold out shows in Los Angeles in 2010 and 2011.



My Vinyl Attic - Moving Hearts - Dark End of the Street (1982)



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The vinyl sounds great.  No idea where I got this.  Sometimes, the lyrics get a little over-wrought, but it's quite an enjoyable album of rocky Celtic music. 


01 Hiroshima Nagasaki Russian Roulette
02 Before the Deluge
03 Let Somebody Know
04 McBrides
05 What Will You Do About Me
06 No Time for Love
07 Downtown
08 Dark End of the Street
09 Half-Moon
10 Remember the Brave ones

Info stolen from This Great Site:

Moving Hearts is an Irish folk-rock band formed in 1981. They followed in the footsteps of Horslips in combining Irish traditional music with rock and roll, and also added elements of jazz to their sound.

The group was formed in 1981 when Dónal Lunny (bouzouki) and Christy Moore (vocals and bodhrán), of Planxty, wanted to explore the possibilities of linking contemporary music to Irish traditional music. They initially intended to form a trio with guitarist Declan Sinnott, but then expanded the group to include established Irish musicians Keith Donald (alto sax), Eoghan O'Neill (bass), and Brian Calnan (drums), and prodigious newcomer Davy Spillane (uilleann pipes). During their first year together, Moving Hearts performed to packed audiences during their three-night-a-week residency at the Baggot Inn on Baggot Street in Dublin.
This laid the basis for a powerful and unique Irish sound, which was coupled on the band’s first two albums, "Moving Hearts" and "The Dark End Of The Street", with songs with explicit political engagement, often concerned with the situation in Northern Ireland. The band was organized as a cooperative effort, with all profits and costs borne by the seven band members and three members of the road crew.
Calnan was replaced for the group’s second album by Matt Kelleghan, and, in 1982, Christy Moore left to pursue his solo career and was replaced by Mick Hanly.
Moving Hearts played many prestigious gigs including the Montreux Jazz Festival, Bottom Line in New York and the Lorient Festival in Brittany, and the line-up with Hanly was recorded on the 1983 album "Live Hearts". They also played on two tracks on Van Morrison's 1983 album "A Sense of Wonder".
For a period after the departure of Mick Hanly, Flo McSweeney and Anto Drennan came in on vocals and lead guitar. The following year the group performed as an instrumental group, recording the acclaimed album "The Storm". At this point the line up consisted of Davy Spillane and Declan Masterson on uilleann pipes, Dónal Lunny on bouzouki, synthesiser & bodhran, Keith Donald on sax, Noel Eccles on percussion, Matt Kelleghan on drums, Eoghan O'Neill on bass and Greg Boland on guitar.
The group ceased touring in 1984, appearing only at occasional festivals such as the Presceli folk festival in 1986, but in 1990 sold out Dublin's Point Theatre for a farewell concert, with Flo McSweeney on vocals.

In 2007 the band reformed, announcing concerts in Dublin and at the Hebridean Celtic Festival in Stornoway. This more recent line up is Dónal Lunny, Davy Spillane, Eoghan O'Neill, Keith Donald, Matt Kellaghan, Noel Eccles, Anthony Drennan, Kevin Glackin and Graham Henderson.





My Vinyl Attic - Danny O'Keefe - The Day to Day (1984)


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The vinyl on this album is great.  The music is Fairlight heavy - as most stuff was back in the day.


A1 Call The Nomads
A2 Protection
A3 The Prize
A4 Hold Your Fire
B1 Along For THe Ride
B2 Night School
B3 Someday
B4 If It Weren't For The Rain
B5 The Sidewalk Symphony

Notes

Produced By Matthew McCauley, Tony Peluso, And Danny O’Keefe
Engineered By Mark Linett And Paul Brown; Tony Peluso With Ralph Sutton; Larry Nefzger

The video for Along for the Ride


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 Originally released in 1984 on Danny O'Keefe's own Coldwater label, The Day to Day was re-released in 2000 on Miramar without a lot of fanfare. The album is comparable in sound to other '80s productions such as Don Henley's Building the Perfect Beast, but also shows O'Keefe's potent and relevant songwriting skills to be still intact. The first track, "Along for the Ride," could have been a major hit for O'Keefe had he received the promotion, or at least the recognition, that he deserved. A video was produced for the song and it was played in the early days of VH1. Although it and "Someday" charted on the adult contemporary Top 20, the album failed to garner as much attention as the works of O'Keefe's contemporaries. Other standout tracks such as "Night School" and "Sidewalk Symphony" showcase O'Keefe's unique lyrical style and his penchant for strong musical landscapes to propel his songs. The Day to Day's 2000 re-release contains a few songs not on the original 1984 album, such as the stellar "Everything in Grey," taken from O'Keefe's self-released 1989 album Redux. O'Keefe's superbly crafted songs are adorned with a blend of acoustic and synthesized instrumentation in pure '80s fashion.