martes, 21 de septiembre de 2021
THE ESQUIRES - The Singles....Plus [Canada rock and roll, garage, beat 1963-66] 2011 Pacemaker Entertainment PACE 085
So the real revelation here are the final two Columbia singles from 1966. With new members Ted Gerow on keyboard (a future Staccato, see Pacemaker’s great two disc First Sparks collection), and John Cassidy on guitar the Esquires took a moddish r&b turn for the interesting.
This CD is however loaded with bonus tracks from unissued demos and TV appearances to quality live recordings.
NERVOUS EATERS - Eaterville #1 [USA punk rock 1973-75] 2007 Penniman PENNCD001 + NERVOUS EATERS - Eaterville #2 [USA punk, rock 1976-79] 2020 Penniman Record PENNLP009
BIG STAR - Live At Lafayett'es Music Room [USA pop rock, live 1973] 2018 Omnivore Recordings OVCD-250
MODIFICACIÓN - Modificación [España freak beat, rock, progressive 1971-74] 2020 Munster Records MR 408
miércoles, 8 de septiembre de 2021
LOS SHAKERS - La Conferencia Secreta del Toto's Bar [Uruguay psychedelic pop 1968] 2020 Guerssen Records GUESS162
Originally released in late 1968, La Conferencia Secreta del Toto’s Bar was Los Shaker’s psychedelic masterpiece.
Inspired by Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - a milestone that would change the face of pop music forever back in 1967 – Los Shakers created a fundamental album in the history of South American rock music, a seminal record for many artists to come, full of pleasant surprises, magic sounds and sense of humour.
It offers a complex fusion of styles, with elements from both rock and jazz, plus the use of exotic instruments like the bandoneon–widely used in tango music but unprecedented until then in pop/rock adventures. It all makes the last album by Los Shakers an essential, innovative record for any collector and aficionado.
Sounding as fresh and original today as it did back in the late sixties, here’s the first ever vinyl reissue.
Impossible rare second album by Chilean beat pioneers The Mac’s, recorded in 1967 under the influence of the British Invasion sound, including covers of the Rolling Stones, Dylan, the Hollies… and the outstanding original “Qué Clase de Sentimiento”.