30 de mai de 2015

DRAGONFLY - Celestial Songs EP (1968 Dutch Psychedelic Rock)


(Original from Venenos do Rock)


Dragonfly Biography:
The brothers Rudy and Tonny de Queljoe moved from Ambon to the Netherlands in 1951. They played in several bands like Johnny and the Blue Jeans, The Sharks, Dragonfly. In the latter band the brothers played together and the singer was Johhny Caljouw. Due to animosity the three started a new formation: The Beat Five. The name however was soon changed to Group '69 Sect. Other members of thsi band were Huib Power (drums) and Carlos van den Berg (guitar). When Hans Verhagen became their manager, they changed their name to Dragonfly.  DragonflyThe music they played was inspired by The Doors, Jimi Hendrix and Moby Grape. They release two singles in 1968: "Celestial dreams / Desert of Almond" (Philips JF333927) and "Celestial empire / Prince of Amboyna" (Philips JF334536). They toured in the Netherlands, but also in England in clubs like The Speakeasy and Middle Earth. The band finally ended after they broke up with their manager, who as a reaction cancelled al their remaining gigs. leaving them out of work. Caljouw joined Machine, de Queljoe brohters would play in several bands like Brainbox. In 1977 John and Rudi tried to revive the band, but this attempt failed. After that Rudi played in Vitesse and Masada. Tony passed away several years ago.


26 de mai de 2015

Dragonwyck - Prog Psych Rock


This little known group was formed in 1968 in Cleveland, United States, first under a name SUNRISE. Later in 1969 they changes as DRAGONWYCK, and their musical style moved towards progressive rock. Their first album was released in 1970 for only 85 copies, as a demo LP. Musically they combine the elements of both British and American psychedelic sound with heavy metal tones. The mood of their music is dark and mystical, and their sound is dominated by guitar and Hammonds, Moogs and Mellotrons. The band did lots of touring in the early 70's and they also managed to release an album with bigger amount of copies. Their line-ups varied, but keymembers on all albums are Tom Brehm playing guitars and Bill Pettijohn singing. Today their original releases are also remastered, and their stuff can be recommended for anybody interested of obscure psych rock bands.

Band leader Tom Brehm reformed DRAGONWYCK with a new and younger lineup in 2006 and embarked on a short European tour before fading once again into obscurity.

Eetu Pellonpää
Anael
Adam (Black Velvet)
Nico (Modrique)

Sources: 
Forced Exposure
World in Sound



Dragonwyck (1968 1970)




Fun (1974)



22 de mai de 2015

Emerson, Lake & Palmer at Merriweather Post Pavillion ( 08.23.96)

 

Emerson Lake And Palmer


Recorded Live:
Merriweather Post Pavilion
Columbia, Maryland
August 23,1996

Keith Emerson - Keyboards
Greg Lake - Bass, Guitars, Vocals
Carl Palmer - Percussion

Archival Material Produced by David Skye
Remastered by Randy Wine
Art Design: Matthew Montero
Project Assistance: Tony Ortiz


13 de mai de 2015

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Santiago, Chile (04.01.93)



Emerson Lake and Palmer, Santiago de Chile
Estadio Chile, 01 de Abril 1993


7 de mai de 2015

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Anaheim Convention Center (1974)



Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Live at the Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA 10.2.74
King Biscuit Flower Hour

Source : FM Broadcast

Tracklisting : 
01. Introduction to King Biscuit Flower Hour
02. Hoedown
03. Chasing the Fantastic
04. C'Est La'Vie
05. Still You Turn Me On
06. Lucky Man
07. Tarkus (Excerpt)
08. Karn Evil # 9
09. Fanfare for the Common Man





4 de mai de 2015

NANTUCKET



Nantucket is a southern rock band that formed in Jacksonville, North Carolina in 1969. Originally known as beach music band Stax of Gold and later Nantucket Sleighride (after the song by Mountain), the six-member group—Tommy Redd, Larry Uzzell, Mike Uzzell, Eddie Blair, Kenny Soule, and Mark Downing—became a huge draw in their home state of North Carolina as a cover band. Nantucket eventually became a powerful and tenacious sensation, amassing numerous fans across the southeastern United States well before its first release. The band signed with Epic Records in 1977 and released its self-titled album the following year, which featured the hit single "Heartbreaker." An aggressive cross-country tour followed, and Nantucket opened for top acts such as KISS, Styx, Boston, Mother's Finest, Journey, and The Doobie Brothers. Although its debut release was fairly dated, it sold around 200,000 copies[citation needed] and also made the Billboard charts. In 1979, Nantucket followed up with Your Face or Mine?.