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13 de fev de 2010

“PAUL KOSSOFF – LIVE AT THE CROYDON FAIRFIELD HALLS 15/6/75”

Pouco tenho a acrescentar a este post devido a hora que me chegou na toca.
Era noite, o velho Lobo com o saco cheio de tantos blogs de amigos deletados e ainda deletam quase metade do que tinha no 4shared mas não vou chorar não, vou comemorar e agradecer ao ZM por dividir conosco um "discaço" (palavras dele mesmo) que ele "comprou" na galeria do rock pra matar saudades; me deu ânimo pra postar e enquanto der continuarei postando.
Abaixo o encarte do disco, eu ouvi sim, e confesso, um "baita som", vale a pena baixar e como disse a Lucy, é postar e baixar, vacilou.......rs

"In a short, sweet life that lasted just 25 years, Paul Kossoff won both the admiration of fans amd the respect of his fellow guitarists. Uriah Heep's Mick Box was typical of the latter when he bemoaned the lack of distinctive guitarists on today's scene. "Back in the ‘70s there were so many great individuals and they all sounded different. Music is about making the hairs of your neck stand up: Paul could make you weep.”


Kossoff, born in London in 1950, had tasted fame with Free, a quartet of previously unknown young musicians who shot to the top of the Rock tree with a series of albums and singles that positively throbbed with bluesy emotion and feel. Unlike so many others of the period, Paul Rodgers (vocals), Andy Fraser (bass), Simon Kirke (drums) and Kossoff never let their musical ability become the be-all and end-all: if one note was all that was required, that was all they would play. Koss’s inspired, vibrato drenched lead work graced many classic tracks on albums from 1968’s “Tons Of Sobs” to 1973’s “Heartbreaker” – including of course 1970’s mega-hit ‘All Right Now’.


By “Heartbreaker”, Koss had become a bit-part player, drugs have eroded his ability to remain an integral member of a fast-fading group. Later in 1973 he released his first and only solo album “Back Street Crawler”, the title of which named his next band. BSC combined Kossoff’s unique talents with a predominantly American line-up of Tony Braunagel (drums) Terry Wilson (bass) and Mike Montgomery (keyboards). Ironically, the ex-Free member who’d been his first call, Texan John ‘Rabbit’ Bundrick, was unavailable – he’d join the band later on Montgomery’s departure – while vocal duties fell to Terry Wilson-Slesser, a Brit who’d previously served with Beckett.


The album you hold here (in fact, the 320kbps/VBR ripping from ZM-Jazzrock, to SOM MUTANTE) captures Back Street Crawler live at Croydon’s Fairfield Halls in June 1975, three months before the release of their first album. This was entitled “The Band Plays On”, and they would do just that – but, sadly, without their leader. Paul Kossoff checked out of this life on a flight from Los Angeles to New York on 19 March 1976, his body weakened by sustained drug abuse.


The repertoire inludes ‘Molten Gold’, originally a standout of the solo “Back Street Crawler” set, plus the title track of its band-recorded sucessor. ‘It’s A Long Way Down To The Top’ was the title choosen for a proposed biography of Koss by David Clayton, whose Free Appreciation Society has kept the guitarist’s flame burning through the years (see below for address). No Free material is covered here, though gigs would typically end with ‘The Hunter’ as a nod to his previous colleagues.


Koss’s time with Back Street Crawler was, to use a footballing analogy, similar to George Best’s mid-1970s swansong with Fulham. Free were, like Manchester United, the dream team, yet the man’s skill and subtlety were bound shine through in any setting."


-- Michael Heatley
Tracks:

1. The Band Plays On (Wilson)
2. Sidekick To The Stars (Montgomery)
3. It’s A Long Way Down To The Top (Montgomery)
4. New York New York (Montgomery)
5. Train Song (Braunagel)
6. Survivor (Montgomery)
7. Stealing My Way (Kossoff, Montgomery, Slesser)
8. All The Girls Are Crazy (Montgomery)
9. Jason Blue (Montgomery)
10. Rock ‘n’ Roll Junkie (Montgomery)
11. Molten Gold (Kossoff)

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

19 de jan de 2010

Al Di Meola - Consequence of Chaos

Normalmente gosto de escrever algumas observações minhas sobre aquilo que posto, é uma forma de me expressar e expressar o que sinto sobre cada trabalho, sobre a forma que chegou até a mim ou o que pode estar representando naquele momento ou já representou em algum.
Neste caso, foi mais um presente; este recebido do ZM, que infelizmente fechou o "lujinha"prq tava meio de saco cheio com tudo aquilo que a gente já comentou por acá, tentei ainda demovê-lo mas em vão, ele se cansou mesmo e por enquanto está curtindo suas merecidas férias da net.

O ZM conheci numa discussão acalorada(imagina,eu, um lobo manso discutindo com alguém?rs) no blog ProgRockVintage ainda qdo postava por lá ( a Luciana me demitiu sumáriamente(ré,ré,ré)prq começaram a pegar no pé dela por minha causa, porque será? não entendo!!!), bem nessas acabamos nos entendendo e nos aproximando e vimos que os gostos eram parecidos, as formas diferentes, ainda bem né? Depois disso, já trocamos figurinha sobre isso ou aquilo e de repente ele me avisa que esse disco era fantástico, ah num deu outra, perguntei logo: - e prq ainda não subiu e me passou o link? ré,ré,ré

Devido a esta gentil imposição, aí está!
Olha é realmente para apreciadores da boa música; me desculpem aqueles que não estão muito acostumados ao som dele prq não vão curtir nada, mas quem conhece sua trajetória encontra neste trabalho mais uma obra de arte desse monstro da música mundial e claro, super bem acompanhado (Mauri, olha quem é o batera,rs).

Abaixo, o post do ZM, ele sempre fez assim, em inglês e assim será, de um jeito ou de outro ele postou, o que bom foi pra nós; thanks my dear friend!!!!!!!!!!In the '70s, guitarist Al Di Meola was the teenage phenom who burst on the scene with pianist Chick Corea and Return to Forever. Three decades later, his Memphisto-like prowess is still in effect, as evidenced by this impressive disc. With a number of world-class musicians--including drummer Steve Gadd, bassist John Patitucci, and keyboardist Barry Miles--Di Meola conjures up a whirling dervish of sounds that easily groove in fusion, world music, and techno contexts.

The two versions of "San Marco" are cast in New World improvisations and Old World airs. "Tao," "Hypnose," "Tempest," "Black Pearls," and the "Africana Suite" swing with East Asian, Arabic, and West African harmonic and rhythmic motifs. Corea joins his former bandmate on the Santana-like "Red Moon" and the light but funky "Odyssey." Di Meola, who also plays percussion and keyboards, has grown with the times, with his killer power chords intact. --Eugene Holley Jr..
Legendary guitar hero Al Di Meola's first release in four years is a searing, high caliber affair, brimming with colorful and complex arrangements. Di Meola's fifth Telarc album offers a contemporary set of fifteen original, genre-blurring compositions. The roster of special guests includes pianist Chick Corea, drummer Steve Gadd, keyboardist Barry Miles, bassists John Patitucci and Victor Miranda, and percussionist Kornel Horvath
Technical info:

Ripped by ZM-JazzRock exclusively to my friend Dead or Alive @ SOM MUTANTE
http://sommutante.blogspot.com/

Using:

- foobar2000 v0.9.6.9
- LAME v3.98r
- MP3 VBR -v0 (approx 250 kbps) @ 44,100 Hz

Share Music!

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1. San Marco (Moderna) 4:54
2. Turquoise 7:28
3. Odyssey 0:55
4. Tao 6:01
5. Azucar 7:46
6. Sanctuary 2:09
7. Hypnose 4:48
8. Red Moon 4:30
9. Cry For You 4:14
10. Just Three Words 1:19
11. Tempest 9:00
12. Storm Off-Shore 1:06
13. Black Pearls 3:06
14. Africana Suite 4:46
15. San Marco (Vecchio) 1:50Obs: Claro que preciso fazer uma e óbvia, o ZM é mais técnico que eu, e por isso acompanha o disco, uma resenha completa, sobre o trabalho, as opiniões e outras considerações importantes inclusive do próprio ZM, aqueles que gostam do cara vão gostar tb de ler tudo que foi falado sobre o disco (inclusive que era um disco fraquinho!!!!)

PQP,crítico só aceito se fizer melhor, neguinho que escreve pra revistas famosas mas nunca passaram perto de um instrumento dispenso na hora, e tá cheio desses que ainda ganham pra descer o pau, mas tb tem outros que falam bem, mas notem a diferença que falam com propriedade, como diz nosso amigo...

"Tirem suas próprias conclusões" ZM.

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!