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UGANDA (Toshiba, 1972)
Don't believe the hype, this is pretty lame...by the time things get cooking it's the last song and this way expensive and short CD is over...the problem is it's not African drums AND rock at the same time, just pretty good stoner wah guitar ala Guru Guru followed by drums and so on...the 1st instance where both of these facets are present at the same time is for less than a minute somewhere in the middle and then it quickly fades out...that's why the last song Pigmy is the only song worthwhile on this CD because that has both and it finally works, but it's definately not worth the $30 I dropped on this at Disk Union, Shinjuku...cool cover art, though...
Posted by cuddles, Aug 03, 2010
Dema - Album Review
DEMA (Columbia, 1972)
I bought this at Tower, Shinjuku just because of the cool cover art and the recording year 1973 which is the apex year for recorded music, imo...OMFn'G, what an awesome CD !!!! It's probably the greatest peice of recorded music Ive ever heard, it's like a way better free jazz version of Mahavishnu Orchestra with Sonny Sharrock sitting in, there's some stuff towards the end of the 2nd song that's the heaviest music I've ever heard...and there's a part in the 3rd song that sounds like Heldon or a heavier King Crimson interupting an avante-garde piano recording, plus some wicked psychedelic mixing effects...this is unbelievably great, IF YOU EVER SEE THIS BUY IT POST HASTE, YOU WILL BE GUARANTEED NOT TO BE DISAPOINTED !!!!!!!
Posted by cuddles, Aug 03, 2010
Vodka Collins - Album Sleeve
VODKA COLLINS (Express, 1973)
Vodka Collins
Posted by Viva Vivi, Jun 30, 2010
Vodka Collins - Album Sleeve
VODKA COLLINS (Express, 1973)
Vodka Collins
Posted by Viva Vivi, Jun 30, 2010
Vodka Collins - Album Sleeve
VODKA COLLINS (Express, 1973)
Vodka Collins
Posted by Viva Vivi, Jun 30, 2010
Too Much - Comments
The single "Together" with b-side "She Is My lady" was produced by Miki Curtis of Samurai band fame.
On bass guitar Mr. Curtis used Alan Merrill (future Vodka Collins founding member) and Yuji Harada (Samurai/PYG) on drums on both tracks as a rhythm section. The 45 rpm single was released on Kuni Murai's new label Mushroom records, and they were distrubuted by Denon-Columbia.
Posted by Viva Vivi, Jun 30, 2010
Too Much - Image
Too Much Too Much 45 rpm single "Together" with b-side "She is my lady" (Together)
Posted by Viva Vivi, Jun 30, 2010
Vodka Collins Vodka Collins original lineup circa 1972, left to right: Alan Merrill, Take Yokouchi, Hiroshi Oguchi, Monsieur Hiroshi Kamayatsu. (Vodka Collins)
Posted by Viva Vivi, Jun 30, 2010
Posted by Viva Vivi, Jun 30, 2010
Vodka Collins Vodka Collins reunion lineup. Monsieur Kamayatsu, Alan Merrill, Hiroshi Oguchi, Masayoshi Kabe. Photo- Shinoyama Kishin, 1995 (Vodka Collins / circa 1990s)
Posted by Viva Vivi, Jun 29, 2010