Monday, December 14, 2015

Pontiac Conspiracy - 'Cycles and Cut

Where was I when this was released in 1987?  Being on the Rampant-Musicland label, I would always have a second look when I stumbled across LP's like this in the el cheapo box.   Somehow, this slipped through the cracks.

Many thanks to Dave for lending this to me so I could do an MP3 convert then blog on this site.  He knows I'm a sucker for this stuff.

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Chris Freeman

Chris is an Aussie guitarist of considerable repute.  It's only when you realise that the top of his middle fret finger is missing that things take a step up.  Wow - if we're talking about guitarists disabilities, that's a biggie.  To get around this problem, he had a metal prosthetic limb specially made up - problem solved.  The image of this is best seen on the 'Silverfinger' cover.  My advice is to listen first to the album with John Shaw - talk about a psychedelic wigout.

Download 'Chris Freeman & John Shaw'

Download 'Shifting Sands'

Download 'Silverfinger'

Friday, December 11, 2015

Bennelong Session - Various

Much sought after 1974 Australian Christian rock/folk compilation on the Heaven label (HRS2077).  This set was recorded live at the Sydney Opera House recording studio.  Featured artists are: Kristopher, Peter Campbell, Ian & Sue Smith, Ebenezer, Maranatha and Second Hand Blues (see track list in comments section).

The second side has some heavy progressive tracks with extra wow guitar.  Well worth a listen.  It will probably never be released on ceedee so this is as good as it will get.

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