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Demo The Magic Band – Mallard (1974)

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Para todos los fanaticos, acá les dejo un demo de la Magic Band de Beefheart luego del trágico Unconditionally Guaranteed que dejaría como saldo, la partida de toda la Magic Band para iniciar un proyecto aparte.

Ese proyecto acabaría por convertirse en Mallard, pero antes de eso, hubo demos. Y en esas demos tenemos como cantante ni mas ni menos que a John French (a.k.a Drumbo), el baterista de la Magic Band.

En sintesis, unas cuantas canciones de demo, que para quien haya oído Mallard me entenderá…French tendría que haber sido el cantante de la banda

Info en ingles

After the most consistent lineup of the Magic Band left Don after Unconditionally Guaranteed, they didn’t immediately become Mallard. Several lineups with the former Magic Band members were made, including this one that retained the Magic Band name. Pictures are of the members in the recording over various years.

Members:
Bill Harkleroad – Guitar
Alex Snouffer – Guitar
Mark Boston – Bass
John Thomas – Keys
John French – Drums & Vocals

00:00 A Piece of Me
04:12 Let That Child Live
07:36 Reign of Pain
10:52 One Day Once
14:12 Hot Ice (Instrumental)
18:22 Hot Ice (Vocals)

John French: That demo was recorded in two places. The instrumentals were recorded in Bill’s “shed” house in Arcata. He had a loft bed, and the drums were underneath. That was the “drum booth.” The vocals were added in Malibu at the beach house of some famous DJ ( can’t recall which one, but it could have been Casey Kasem). Ted Alvy, as I recall, did the technical stuff using the DJ’s tape decks. I think the shower was my vocal booth!
The personnel was Bill Harkleroad, Alex Snouffer, Mark Boston, John Thomas ( keys) and myself. We were planning on getting a drummer and I would just sing, but it never happened. BTW — we were never called Mallard then. That was a name they chose after re-forming without me. We were “The Magic Band.”
I noticed that “Hot Ice” riffs were later used on “You Know You’re a Man.” Probably, Don just used a riff of Bill’s and claimed it as his own. I know Bill would never do that.
It must have been the Fall of 1974. We rapped it a couple of months later. I came back to Lancaster from Northern California on November 21. I was 26.
I’ve never been much on lyrics and would have much rather played instrumental music, but I think that the music ( mostly Bill’s) really was the shining moment in that music. I had been in theater for three years when they called me to play and so had to start over with the singing. I can’t remember much about this, but will give a listen on my iPod while working and see what comes back. We recorded this music in Bill’s shed — where he was living with his girlfriend at the time. We borrowed a Teac 3340 -four-track tape recorder and begged a bunch of mics and a mixer off some friends. Bill was the main impetus of the group when I showed up. The first thing I heard was “One Day Once” and I went outside and wrote lyrics in about 10 minutes. Art Tripp was still playing drums at that point but he left shortly after — burned out from the music business. Most of the stuff was in the wrong key for me. All the stuff that says “Harkleroad, Music” was written before I arrived with the exception of “Reign Of Pain” which was a song I did with another band . Bill added the middle section.
Hot Ice may have been a collaboration on the lyrics.
That’s about all I know. Just don’t call it a “Mallard Demo.” It was The Magic Band then. Mallard was something they came up with after I left.

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Country Joe & The Fish: Live at the Carousel Ballroom (1968)

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Interesante y entretenido bootleg de Country Joe and The Fish grabado en el Carrousel Ballroom, el Dia de San Valentin (14 de febrero) de 1968. Irreverencia, acid rock, y buen rock…que mas, una combinacion fantastica que hace de este boot, memorable

Imagen ilustrativa

PUNTAJE PSICODELICO: 5/5

SONIDO: 3.5/5

LISTADO DE TEMAS

I Feel Like I’m Fixing To Die Rag: 0:00
Acid Commercial: 3:49
Thursday: 5:00
Rock Coast Blues: 8:00
The Masked Marauder: 12:10
Death Sound Blues: 18:00
Flying High: 23:34
Rock And Soul Music: 30:30

Led Zeppelin – Don’t Mess With Texas (1969)

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Excelente bootleg de Led Zeppelin durante su aparicion en el Texas Pop Festival de 1969, muy recomendado. Espero lo disfruten!

1. Train Kept A-Rollin’
2. I Can’t Quit You Baby
3. Dazed & Confused
4. You Shook Me
5. How Many More Times (Part 1)
6. How Many More Times (Part 2)
7. Communication Breakdown

Otis Redding – A soupcon of soul (2002)

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Para disfrutar una y otra vez les dejo este bootleg del rey del soul, Otis Redding lanzado en el 2002 con un sonido muy bueno y con una fuerza realmente increible!

Birmingham Alabama 1967
00:00 Your One & Only Man
02:47 Pain In My Heart
05:31 These Arms Of Mine
08:59 I Can’t Turn You Loose
15:03 A Hard Days Night

Varias transmisiones americanas y europeas de radio y tv 1967
19:24 Satisfaction
22:23 My Girl
25:33 Satisfaction
27:44 Pain In My Heart
29:03 I Can’t Turn You Loose
31:12 Shake
33:46 Land Of 1000 Dances
36:41 Try A Little Tenderness

Koncerthuset, Estocolmo, Suecia, 4 de Junio, 1967
41:13 Day Tripper
44:42 Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)
48:22 My Girl
51:03 Shake
54:01 I’ve Been Loving You Too Long
58:15 Satisfaction
61:48 Try A Little Tenderness

It’s bootleg time! Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders

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Merl y Jerry

Nada mejor que para este domingo un bootleg de dos grandes amigos que durante los 70’s, Jerry Garcia y Merl Saunders, aqui los tenemos en vivo en el Pacific High Studios en febrero de 1972, el sonido no es el mejor pero se puede disfrutar.

PUNTAJE PSICODELICO: 3/5

LISTADO DE TEMAS

1. It Takes A Train To Cry*
2. Expressway
3. That’s The Touch
4. Save Mother Earth
5. Imagine**
6. That’s All Right Mama
7. Who’s Loving You Tonight?
8. When I Paint My Masterpiece
9. I Was Made To Love Her**
10. Lonely Avenue
11. How Sweet It Is

The Band – King Biscuit Flour Hour (2003)

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Parte de una presentación de The Band el 16 de Agosto de 1976 en el anfiteatro Carter Baron de Washington, este bootleg son las canciones pertenecientes de las cintas previas a la transmision de King Biscuit Flour Hour.

Sin dudas que una presentación muy particular a mi gusto, ya se acercaba el fin del conjunto con lo que sería “The Last Waltz”, y si bien la banda esta sólida, Robertson no se destaca, e inclusive algunos temas son mas bien flacos, sumado por ejemplo que Richard Manuel ya venía teniendo problemas con las adicciones y su voz en “King Harvest” da cuenta de la dificultad que tenía.

Un bootleg interesante, sobre todo para fanáticos, pero a mi gusto el de Woodstock es mucho mejor.

PUNTAJE PSICODELICO: 3/5

LISTADO DE TEMAS

(tiempo de acuerdo al video de youtube)

1. Don’t Do It 00:34
2. The Shape I’m In 05:43
3. It Makes No Difference 09:52
4. The Weight 17:16
5. King Harvest 22:11
6. Twilight 25:58
7. Ophelia 29:27
8. Tears Of Rage 33:15
9. Forbidden Fruit 39:14
10. This Wheel’s On Fire 45:27
11. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down 49:28
12. The Genetic Method 53:32
13. Chest Fever 57:29
14. Up On Cripple Creek 1:02:01
15. W.S. Walcott’s Medicine Show 1:07:56

The Band – At Woodstock (2004) (bootleg)

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Quiero empezar hablando de los bootlegs (grabaciones piratas) y particularmente una que me sorprendió gratamente: The Band at Woodstock.

Lanzado en el 2004 toma el concierto del grupo canadiense/americano en el Festival de Woodstock , 17 de Agosto de 1969.

Con un sonido practicamente impecable, se puede apreciar gran parte del recital dado por este conjunto ya para ese año mitico. Particularmente como lo encontré tiene el tema “Loving you…” un buen cover de soul, pero en la version de este bootleg no esta, pueden considerarlo un bonus.

Como ya les dije, para destacar es el sonido realmente bueno para ser una grabacion pirata

PUNTAJE PSICODELICO: 5/5

LISTADO DE TEMAS

    Chest Fever
    Don’t Do It
    Tears Of Rage
    We Can Talk
    Long Black Veil
    Don’t Ya Tell Henry
    Ain’t No More Cane On The Brazos
    This Wheel ‘s On Fire
    I Shall Be Released
    The Weight

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