Thursday, July 29, 2010


The embryo to the Contact Group was Rupert annexed around 1963 during high school at Indore Southern Läroverksvägen for Ted Power, Tomas Larsson, Lars-Goran Reijner and Jens Bagge. The band played mostly cover songs that every other band at that time. Ted Power read later on at Konstfack and formed there with Tomas Larsson and Leif Reinholds even a cover band at the name Harbor. The group played some Beatles and Stones covers, but since changing its name to Yellow & Blues and went more towards RnB.

1967 came and the Flower Power wave band change its name to the Grand Canyon and took with Ann-Sofie Nilsson on vocals. The group songs had now become very long and more monotonous and the thought of including Club Circle and Domino. The skills including the then completely unknown Peps Persson on one occasion. In 1968 the group changed its name finally to Contact and played on the particular gun Theatre and Museum of Modern Art.

Contact 1969 got an offer to record a single at MNW. The single was released in autumn 1969 and the same time the group participated in a radio program where Måns Rossander brought together groups with different styles of music. Contact meeting where Beard's team and there was sweet music. The single "She came over mon" was thus submitted by the two groups together. Contact has also appeared with the song "Crying song" to the Beard's team's debut LP.

In the summer of 1970 came to American Kim Fowley Sweden and managed to persuade Contact MNW and to make an English album for "internationalization" instead of following up the success with the single "She came over mon". Some international launch but it was never the plate "Nobody want's to Be Sixteen" was in all cases the autumn 1970th Around the same time ended Tomas Larsson and Lorne de Wolfe jumped in on bass.

In the autumn of 1970 participated in the Contact a play at the Royal Dramatic Theatre, which inspired them to once again write lyrics in Swedish. In the spring of 1971 came at last LP "She came over mon" which became MNWs first big seller and it got lots of positive reviews and even a Grammy. On disc'm Contact with Beard's team of Swedish folk music texts that was something completely new and almost revolutionary in Sweden (Kebnekaise played folk rock until 1972). Before the group's next album broke them with MNW and went instead to the more commercial Polydor which brought about some debate in prog circles. In the autumn of 1972 was "excellent" and contact was now a popular live band that toured in 1970-72, both Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

Contact Autumn 1972 was his last gig at the Corps in Gothenburg together with Hoola Bandoola Band and after the group disbanded. After Contact drove Lorne de Wolfe with Dick Hansson Group Hansson de Wolfe United and Ted Power then moved to the Norrbotten iron where he was a member 1974-76. He has also published eight boards in his own name over the years and done some theater and film music.

1989 reunited the group with the same composition as 1971 to MNWs 20th anniversary and a gig at Joy House in Stockholm. Even in the summer of 1991, visitors had to Visfestivalen in Västervik visit the Contact reunited. It was not until the summer of 2001 when the group was invited to play at Skeppsholmen Festival in Stockholm. Autumn 2002 Contact'm in the Baltic Sea "Rock at Sea". In summer 2003 they played at the Falun Folk Music Festival and later in the autumn of 2003, they visited again on the "Rock at Sea". In 2004, so even a remastered collection of Contact's best songs and some previously unreleased material and a newly written song.

Tracks :

Whats That (Steerling-Fowley)
Wounds (Power)
Visions of Apple (Steerling)
Sounds of Wind (Steerling-Fowley)
Velvet Blue Saloon (Power)
How Was Your Summer (Fowley)
One Of Those (current)
Conquest Of A Red Rose (Steerling)
Nobody Wants to Be Sixteen (Power)
Misjudgement (Steerling)
She Is Impossible to See (Steerling)

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Dutch Folk soft duo Rink Groeneveld and Peter Kok, both ex-Hurricanes and since 1967 known as a duo by the name of Popshop. In 1969, they renamed themselves as Greenfield & Cook. In 1974, the duo split up...

Tracks :

Far Too Late
We Want You
Girl How I Love You
Burgy Dog Food
A Man Needs Someone To Comfort Him
Easy Boy
Getting Old
Child Of The Morning Dew
Mr. Music Man
Beautiful Children

Friday, July 23, 2010


Hard rock band (whose name means "Nuclear Shelter" in Croatian) founded in 1977. The name comes from the 1968 anti-war play by Boško Obradović, a poet who would later supply the band with lyrics. The band in the early phase was a rather peculiar combination of what band members described as rock music and hippie lyrics. Due to their peculiar lyrics, the band never gained as much popularity as Prljavo Kazalište or Azra, but it remained a favourite among some critics and had a small but dedicated following.

Tracks :

1. Od rata do rata
2. Ne cvikaj generacijo
3. Tko će tad na zgarištu reći
4. Saznao sam dijagnozu
5. Umro je najveći mrav
6. Pomorac sam majko
7. Posljednji let Boinga 707
8. Otmica naše ljubavi
9. Kinematograf našeg djetinjstva
10. Nek vam je sa srećom

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


This is a UK Seventies band, whose only vinyl release is highly collectable. This is a collection of unreleased studio masters and demos from the "Strange Flavour" CD. This is great hard blues rock with some incendiary lead guitar work that brings to mind those fabled days of labels like Harvest, Vertigo, etc. Screaming heavy guitars, pounding bass lines and frentic drums.

Tracks :

01-Theme For A Dream
02-Messin' Around
04-Rockin ' In ' E
05-Dust In The Sunlight
06-The Day Dreamer
07-Book With No Cover
08-Failure (Demo)
09-Motorway Rebel (Demo)
10-Children Of The Absurd (Demo)
11-Clever Fool (Demo)
12-Strange Flavour (Demo)
13-Odd Man Out (Demo)
14-Highway Blues (Demo)

Monday, July 12, 2010


"Dark Streets - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" features original songs written especially for the film by James Compton, Tim Brown, and Tony DeMeur. To perform them, veteran producer/music supervisor George Acogny (Paul Simon, Sting, Peter Gabriel) gathered a veritable who's who of musical masters, which also includes Natalie Cole, Aaron Neville, Chaka Khan, and Richie Sambora. Acogny himself criss-crossed the country to record and produce all 10 tracks with each of the acclaimed artists featured on the soundtrack, capturing the gritty authenticity, raw power and aching beauty of the blues echoed in the film. Additionally, Acogny composed the "Dark Streets" film score.

Tracks :

1. Chaka Khan – “Too Much Juice”
2. Natalie Cole – “Send Me Your Kiss”
3. Aaron Neville – “Life On The Layaway Plan”
4. Marc Broussard – “Lose Somebody”
5. Etta James – “It Ain’t Right”
6. Richie Sambora – “Blood On The Ground”
7. Dr. John – “It Don’t Make No Never Mind”
8. Serena Ryder – “The Game Of Life”
9. Toledo – “Talkin’ To The Devil”
10. Solomon Burke – “Dark Streets”

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Legendary albums are often hard pressed to live up to their reputation once a listener actually hears them. There are also albums legendary more for the circumstances surrounding their release than for the actual music; Orgasm by the British band John's Children is definitely in the latter category. It's actually been reissued at times as The Legendary Orgasm Album, a self-fulfilling prophecy that very few releases could live up to.
The band's backstory (recounted in this LP reissue's liner notes) mirrors that of many other British beat-era teens: enthusiastic, untrained dudes form band, play covers to local audiences. It goes sideways, however, with the entrance of Svengali-like manager Simon Napier-Bell. Beating Malcolm McClaren's antics with the Sex Pistols by a decade, Napier-Bell recognized the musical limitations of his new charges and employed a campaign of controversy to bring them to fame. It worked, but not necessarily in the way he may have wanted.
The band's first single, "Smashed Blocked," actually was a big late-1966 hit in some US markets on the independent White Whale Records, which subsequently planned to release an album. Napier-Bell recorded more songs with the band, dubbed audience noise over the whole thing and declared the whole thing so exciting that it needed to be called Orgasm The move succeeded in drawing attention, but complaints about the title in the U.S. managed to scare White Whale into shelving the album. It went unreleased at the time in the U.K. as well, and eventually snuck out without fanfare in 1970, shortly before the label sank.
The album itself musically shows the group's genesis in the UK beat boom, and that's not a bad thing; maybe the world needed a vaguely angry Herman's Hermits. While there's some definite silliness going on, such as the "Wooly Bully" rip-off "Killer Ben," there's also some interesting Who pastiches like "Jagged Time Lapse" buried under all the overdubbed crowd noise.
This version of Orgasm gets bonus points for including the singles versions of the first two 45s along with the overdubbed LP versions. But it gets negative points for presenting the whole thing in a somewhat random track order, and for sporting a different (and cheesy) cover as compared to the White Whale release. But who knows, maybe that was the original plan for the cover!
Those who are interested in the band (which included a pre-fame Marc Bolan shortly after the White Whale debacle) would probably be better served tracking down a compilation, but Orgasm stands as an interesting side note in the history of rock 'n roll craziness.

Tracks :

  1. "Smashed Blocked" (Studio) - 2:57
  2. "Just What You Want - Just What You'll Get" (Studio) - 2:57
  3. "Killer Ben" - 2:29
  4. "Jagged Time Lapse" - 3:13
  5. "Smashed Blocked" (Live) - 3:20
  6. "You're a Nothing" - 3:36
  7. "Not the Sort of Girl" - 2:05
  8. "Cold on Me" - 2:51
  9. "Leave Me Alone" - 3:12
  10. "Let Me Know" - 3:27
  11. "Just What You Want - Just What You'll Get" (Live) - 3:40
  12. "Why Do You Lie" - 5:00
  13. "Strange Affair" - 1:59
  14. "But She's Mine" - 2:01

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