R.I.P. - 8 Days In April
There are a few blogs that first got me into this whole MP3 blog thing, the most notable being Chocoreve which focused heavily on 60's grage and psych and 8 Days In April which was more progressive and heavy psyche . Now sadly it looks like 8 Days In April is droping out for personal reasons and the blog will probably be comming down soon. There were a few of his posts that had realy wanted to put up myself, but I never got around to it. Since it looks like the site will be down soon im going to try to preserve some of my favorite posts here. I just quickly ran through and grabbed some of my fovorites. You should definatly check out the rest of the site while its still up and leave some comments. Thanks Mr. 8 Days In April you'll be missed.
see the original site here.
Black Sabbath - War Pigs
This great sounding bootleg was recorded in Paris, 12 December 1970, and features versions of some of their best early material.
2. Hand Of Doom
3. Iron Man
5. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
6. War Pigs
7. Fairies Wear Boots
8. Black Sabbath
German Oak - German Oak (1972)
No, I haven't lost my mind, well not much of it anyway! I know I posted this back in November, but if you remember the rip that I uploaded had an error at the end of track one. Well after much searching and downloading, I finally found another rip of this album that has track one, "Swastika Rising" the way it is on the CD. Honestly it's not much different - the abrupt ending is intentional. But this is such a great album I thought I'd re-post it. Why did I go to all this trouble? Because I care!
German Oak - Niebelungelied (1972-1976)
So while I'm at it I thought I might as well post this one too. This appears to be a collection of demos, outtakes, maybe practice sessions, I'm not sure - information is scarce. The tracks are named after characters from German folklore, and they are kind of spotty. Some are real good, some not so much. In the end though, this is a pretty cool album - not as cool as their self-titled release, but worth having nonetheless.
Bulbous Creation - You Won't Remember Dying (1970)
Originally recorded in Kansas City USA in 1970, this is great jammy hardrock/psych with an intense atmosphere and far-out vocals. Lyrics deal with heroin, Viet Nam, satanism and more. The opening cut, "End Of The Page", has a real nice guitar intro and the other highlight is the lengthy "Let's Go To The Sea", which features some great Hendrix-style psychedelic guitar work. The remainder of the album comprises harder edged rock cuts, their own interpretation of "Stormy Monday" and "Hooked", which is the best moment on the album vocally. Worth checking out.
The Pretty Things - Phillipe DeBarge (1968)
The first 11 tracks on this bootleg are from an acetete of an unreleased album, recorded with a rich Frenchman who hired the Pretty Things to write some songs and record an album with him on vocals. Despite the fact that Mr. DeBarge had absolutely no musical experience, the album is surprisingly good, on a par with anything the band was doing at the time. Some of the songs are actually great. Unfortunately, the acetate doesn't seem to have been in the best of shape, there is some faint crackling, and even a jump on one track. Despite this, it is well worth a listen. The rest of the tracks, 12 - 24, are from various television appearances from 1964 to 1969.
Thunder And Roses - King Of The Black Sunrise (1969)
Thunder and Roses, an early power trio from Philadelphia USA, recorded King of the Black Sunrise in 1969. This garage rock album is a hard rockin', ultra heavy, Hendrix-inspired, slab of bluesy psychedelia. Track one, the classic "White Lace and Strange", was covered by Nirvana in a radio broadcast that is included on their box set "With The Lights Out". Great version of "Red House".