15 August 2011

Angelo & Eighteen 'Flight 2'





















Angelo & Eighteen 'Flight 2'

Obscure and rhythmically kicking B-side from 1972, produced under the light saber skills of RAK records owner Mickie Most (who also produced The Animals, Donovan and Jeff Beck amongst others).

12 August 2011

Seahawks 'High On You'





















Seahawks 'High On You'

Seahawks come correct with this classy downtempo psychedelic dub-rock trip to Tramadol Island. Subtly re-creating the sweet confusion of a hot session on the sun-lounger after a clutch of rum punches, its all reverberating bliss and anesthesia. Check out their album 'Ocean Trippin' for more beats to help you drift from the quayside to the wide open waters of your mind. Or something!?

09 August 2011

04 August 2011

Kak 'Trieulogy'





















Kak 'Trieulogy'

The flying tambourine on the front cover of Kak's self-titled album appears to be in the ascendency, but according to the old adage (and basic laws of physics) "what goes up must come down." With a collection of tunes this strung-out its hardly surprising the band headed back towards pacha mama like a granite balloon. 'Trieulogy' is pretty dirgy West Coast rock for the first two thirds of the song - its only in the last third that the band really wake up and find a higher gear.

03 August 2011

Bangor Flying Circus 'Violent Man'





















Bangor Flying Circus 'Violent Man'

Swinging dynamically from mild annoyance at the fairer sex in Joe Beck's song yesterday to skittish, almost paranoid avoidance of them in this. "I'm not a violent man, so I'll having nothing more to do with you" suggests the woman in question here either has a mean right hook or enjoys being beaten up. Whatever the case it sounds best avoided. Lyrics aside, this tune off Bangor Flying Circus' relatively obscure, hit and miss album is notable for some nifty guitar mimicry in the lead singers voice and a phase of horizontal organ grooving. In case you were wondering the group aren't from the North Wales but Chicago.

02 August 2011

Joe Beck 'Ain't No Use In Talking'




Whilst another Beck was hogging all the limelight in the late 60s and early 70s, this one was operating under the radar with his own take on folk rock incorporating a jazz guitar and soul seam. This number attends to the situation of his girlfriend being a slight pain in the arse at times.