Monday, August 30, 2010

Various Artists - White Lace And Strange-Heavy Psych And Power Fuzz From The USA '68-'72
"By the end of the sixties psychedelia was pretty much a spent force. Bands were looking for something simpler and more earthy. Crosby, Stills & Nash had gone all acoustic and harmonious, The Band had achieved a return to classic Americana, and James Taylor was showing the world you could be laid back and hip at the same time. However, not everyone wanted to ditch their fuzzboxes just yet. Inspired by such outfits as Cream, Blue Cheer, Hendrix and the nascent Led Zeppelin, what we have here is a collection of American bands moving sideways out of psych into something less cosmic and far heavier. This amalgam of blooze rock and heavy riffing is loud and nasty but it pre-dates metal. It’s full of attitude, but it certainly isn’t punk. It’s pretty tripped out, but it’s not really psychedelia. It’s got elements of all three, but it’s something quite unique. It’s the sound of guitar, bass and drums (and the occasional Hammond organ) just as it was meant to be, cranked up and in your face. No frills, just power chords and stomping riffs from a time before it all got bogged down by Spandex, pyrotechnic stageshows and satin tour jackets. This is old school, heavy, uncompromising guitar rock. Stamp on that Big Muff and solo till your brain drops out." (Liner notes, Nick Saloman)

1. Third Power - Persecution
2. Thunder & Roses - White Lace & Strange
3. The Hook - Dimples
4. The Power Of Zeus - It Couldn't Be Me
5. Banchee - John Doe
6. Brother Fox & The Tar Baby - Steel Dog Man
7. The Lemonade Charade - Hideaway of Your Love
8. Genesis - Angeline
9. Blue Mountain Eagle - Loveless Lives
10. Mount Rushmore - Someone Else's Games
11. The Illinois Speed Press - Get in the Wind
12. The Fields - Bide My Time
13. Road - Spaceship Earth
14. Eden's Children - Knocked Out
15. T.I.M.E. - I Think You'd Cry
16. Underbeat - Darkness
17. The Yellow Payges - I'm a Man
18. Lincoln Street Exit - Time Has Come, Gonna Die
19. The Uniques - My Babe
20. The Fort Mudge Memorial Dump - The Seventh Is Death

Oops forgot to mention, 8 Days In April is starting it's 6th year today!

9 Comments:

Blogger Ansina said...

Five years! Congratulations & thanks for all the fish.

6:18 PM, August 30, 2010  
Blogger GarColga said...

Thanks, still plenty of fish too!

10:13 PM, August 30, 2010  
Blogger Sadness said...

Thanks so much for this.. i`ve never seen this before now.. great post and all best for another 5 years GarColga

12:39 AM, August 31, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations, GarColga!
Long life for you and your nice blog.
Ricardo, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

5:05 PM, August 31, 2010  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hello Sadness & Ricardo, thanks!!

6:07 PM, August 31, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on 5 years,and all the best for the future.

-Hotroder

12:57 AM, September 02, 2010  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hello Hotroder thanks!

4:57 PM, September 02, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Five years - WOW. Thank you so very much for keeping on keeping on!

10:23 AM, September 10, 2010  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi anon - yeah, long time. Every year I say I'm gonna pull the plug but at this point I am spending very little time on it, so WTF!

2:13 PM, September 10, 2010  

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