Sunday, May 22, 2016


00  gloria patria - h.p. lovectaft
01  some kind of wonderful - mark farner band
02  family bible - johnny cash
03  run sinner run - spirit
04  be born again - salloom,sinclair & the mother bear
05  brother moses - overland stage
06  jesus is coming pt1 - sons of champlin
07  heavens gonna be a blast - wilson mckinley
08  do you believe - storybook people
09  risen savior - concrete rubber band
10  writing on the wall - mark farner
11  open up your heart - god unlimited
12  old rugged cross - all saved freak band
13  come quickly jesus - maranathal 2
14  11th hour and mear the end - our generation
15  peace in the valley - u.s. apple corp
16  one way - armageddon experience
17  god - cycle
18  ride on king jesus - u.s. apple corp
19  the outlaw - dove
20  down in thw churchyard - flying burrito brothers
21  cause jesus loves me - joyful noise
22  there is still hope in jesus - all saved freak band
23  swing low sweet chariot - solar circus
24  holy are you - electric prunes


01  i can feel him in the morning - grand funk railroad
02  spirit in the sky - norman greenbaum
03  god is back in town - aum
04  people get ready - vanilla fudge
05  let jesus bring you back - earthen vessel
06  jerusalem - emerson, lake and palmer
07  we believe in jesus - rick price
08  my jesus told me so - marshall tucker band
09  presence of the lord - blind faith
10  the lord's prayer - mind garage
11  holy man - spirit
12  hymn - barclay james harvest
13  make peace with jesus - gypsy
14  the cross - prince
15  jesus is just alright - byrds
16  kyrie eleison - electric prunes
17  jesus - velvet underground
18  my sweet lord - george harrison
19  i believe in god - masters of the airwaves
20  gotta serve somebody - bob dylan
21  the christian life - byrds
22  resurrection - aum
23  amazing grace - jeff beck
24  amen - rotary connection

Thursday, May 19, 2016


A name known only to hardcore devotees of the early San Francisco psychedelic scene, the Final Solution never did release a record, although they did play some gigs around that time (including one at the Fillmore), and played for a month at the Red Dog Saloon in Virginia City, NV. Their modal distorted guitars and instrumental sections bore some similarities to those used by the Great Society and other early San Francisco groups. Yet the Final Solution had a grimmer, more downcast outlook, both in their lyrics and in their droning, minor-keyed melodies.

Most of the original material performed by the Final Solution was written by lead guitarist Ernie Fosselius and bassist Bob Knickerbocker, although rhythm guitarist John Yager sang lead. They did come close to a deal with Mainstream, the Chicago label that recorded several minor Bay Area bands (and one major one, Big Brother & the Holding Company), but nothing came out. In late 1966, interestingly, drummer Jerry Slick -- formerly in the Great Society, which also included Grace Slick, his wife at the time -- joined, adding parts from Great Society tunes to some of the Final Solution's arrangements. (In particular, on their 1966 rehearsal tapes, you can hear sections of the Great Society's "Grimly Forming" and "Father" lifted virtually verbatim.) The discouraged band broke up in 1967, and Fosselius and Knickerbocker went on to work in film.

Tapes of the band, recorded in 1966 at rehearsals and live at the Matrix club in San Francisco, do survive, and here's betting that -- given the intense interest in psychedelic rock from this time and place -- they'll see the light of day before most of you reading this get lowered into the ground. Although not close to the upper echelon occupied by the best of their San Francisco peers, much of it's worthwhile, particularly their most folk-rock-aligned stuff, such as "Just Like Gold" and "Bleeding Rose." On numbers like "So Long Goodbye" there's a garage rock rush, and they get into raga-rock on songs like "If You Want," with a guitar Fosselius constructed by putting a Harmony guitar neck onto a mandolin. A version of "Bleeding Rose," recorded at rehearsals with Slick on drums, did emerge on a flexi-disc included with the first issue of the San Francisco rock fanzine Cream Puff War in 1991.

1  Intro
2. Tell Me Again
3. Bleeding Roses
4. If You Want
5. You Say that You Love Me
6. Got My Mojo Working
7. Time Is Here and Now
8. Bo Diddley Meets Sandy Nelson
9. Truck Drivin' Son of a Gun
10. Just Like Gold
11. Misty Mind
12. So Long Goodbye
13. America the Beautiful Part 1
14. America the Beautiful Part 2

Saturday, May 14, 2016


Corky Laing 
WITH: Ian Hunter, Mick Ronson AND Felix Pappalardi

Plus special guest appearances by Eric Clapton, Dickey Betts, Leslie West, John Sebastian and Todd Rundgren 

"This record is an assortment of secret sessions," says legendary drummer Corky Laing. "It was so secret that at one time the record company couldn't even find the tapes."    

Corky Laing, best known as the thunderous drummer behind the dense magnitude of rock icon Mountain needed something of substance to dig his teeth into. And in 1978 it came to him by way of Elektra/Asylum president Steve Wax, who approached Laing with an offer to create a superstar band of sorts, assembling the best of a working all-star line up. Wax suggested Laing give Ian Hunter (Mott The Hoople) a ring in an effort to pair the two and build a nest for song writing. The partnership proved productive, with the song "Easy Money" immerging as the first creation. Its lyrics reflected a loose observation of a society drenched in sinuous overindulgence - a time Laing openly refers to as the "Champagne and Credit Card days."  
 Rundgren's passion for harmonies had the entire band in the recording studio immersed in vocal calisthenics for days and nights at a time. Some of the secret session's songs sprang from conversations and meetings Laing had during his many years in rock and roll. "I remember one night in LA when Greg Allman came over to my hotel after an argument with Cher. He seemed pissed out of his mind and just kept repeating, the key don't fit that lock anymore." The humor of the incident was the inspiration for the song "The Best Thing."    
On another occasion, Laing was jamming with Paul Butterfield late one night when Butterfield started playing the song "Just When I Needed You Most" written by Randy Van Wermer. The secret sessions were eventually flown to Criteria Studios in Miami where they were engineered by Steve Klein. Pappalardi came along to lend a hand and was first to suggest using Leslie West. "When we called, he was ready to roll! He was so ripe; he played some of his best stuff almost to the point of excess", enthuses Laing. In addition to the secret sessions within, two bonus tracks appear on this album that were originally on Laing's first studio effort, "Makin' It On the Street". "On My Way To Georgia", a blues-y number written by Laing and Leslie West, hosted the star studded talents of Eric Clapton and Dickey Betts. A second number, "Growing Old With Rock and Roll" still remains one of Laing's personal themes. In his never ending pursuit of musical creativity, Laing has formed a band with former Spin Doctors' guitarist and writer, Eric Schenkman, who are recording a joint project under the band name Cork.  
"Silent Movie", a slow rocker, lyrically told the story of a high school relationship run amuck and confirmed the Hunter/Laing collaboration. To fill in the musical gaps, the two sent out a flood of calls in an effort to bring in added depth and top-notch talent. And it was Mick Ronson that made the perfect fit. The need for a bass player led to Laing calling up his old Mountain band mate, Felix Pappalardi. The superstar cast was now in place. The atmosphere in the studio soon became an open party jam with cases of beer and the thick haze of reefer stoking the album tracks. Laing admits, "Those were great sessions because there were no expectations." Midway through the band's recording, Elektra/Asylum changed upper management. Laing's budget was soon cut short. A new wave of heavy hitters were filling the record racks with names like The Cars and Elvis Costello. "The project was dropped like a bad transmission", says Laing. "We took a couple months off and regrouped in Bearsville, NY in the fall of 1978, which was an exciting place to be." Laing based his operation in Levon Helm's recording studio. To help out with vocals, Ian suggested a call go out to Todd Rundgren, living close by along a narrow wooded path, remember red by Laing as a real life "Sleepy Hollow". 

001. Easy Money (02:50)
002. Silent Movie (03:20)
003. I Ain't No Angel (03:19)
004. The Best Thing (03:29)
005. I Hate Dancin' (02:40)
006. The Outsider (07:46)
007. Just When I Needed You Most (03:06)
008. Lowdown Freedom (04:12)
009. On My Way To Georgia (03:42)

Wednesday, May 11, 2016




Another batch of ads ,promos and other spots

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Wednesday, April 27, 2016


Have not done any posts lately. Been under the weather. Found a few nuggets about your health and various conditions. As I feel better maybe I can get back in the blog. 

01 just dropped in - first edition
02 breath - pink floyd
03 i get out of breath - turtles
04 nervous - ian whitcomb
05 rockin' pneumonia and the boogie flu - johnny rivers
06 blisters - lee oskar
07 i'd rather be blind - christine perfect
08 manic depression - jimi hendrix experience
09 i'm going blind - redeye
10 high blood pressure - shadows of knight
11 bloodshot eyes - bees make honey
12 why does it hurt when i pee - frank zappa
13 penicillin penny - dr hook @the medicine band
14 take up thy stethoscope and walk - pink floyd
15 fever - mccoys
16 medical love song - monty python
17 black lung heartache - joe bonamassa
18 compound fracture - my morning jacket
19 tokin' chokin' - cactus
20 19th nervous breakdown - standells
21 down with disease - phish
22 heart attack - blues magoos
23 98.6 - keith
24 feelin' alright - grand funk railroad

Tuesday, April 5, 2016


Linn County formed around 1966 in Linn County, Iowa, USA as the Prophets". In 1968, the band signed with Mercury Records, moved to San Francisco, California, and changed its name to Linn County. They released their first album Proud Flesh Soothseer in 1968 and toured, performing with bands and people such as: Albert King, Led Zeppelin, Sly & the Family Stone, Eric Burdon & the Animals and Ten Years After. They were becoming more well known when the group broke up shortly after Clark Pierson left to join Janis Joplin and Steve Miller left to join Elvin Bishop. Fred Walk kept the band together with different personnel for a time then disbanded the group in 1973. Linn County also headlined or played with Ike & Tina Turner, Earl Hooker, John Lee Hooker,Paul Butterfield, Bo Diddley, Howlin' Wolf, Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite, Steve Miller, Albert Collins and a host of others during rock festivals. When Linn County signed with Mercury, they were given the (then) unheard of sum of $50,000.00 as a signing bonus plus funds to move the group from Chicago to San Francisco   

Tracks are as following;

1-5    Fever Shot 

6-9    Proud Flesh Soothsayer

10-17  Till The Break Of Dawn

18-21  Stephen Miller solo

22-24  Flying Bear Medicine Show
       Linn County and Friends

The solo lp Stephen Miller included the members of Linn County on the
selected tracks 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016


01  it's all in your mind - clarence carter
02  you're mind and we belong together - love
03  a satisfied mind - international submarine band
04  your mind has left your body - kantner,slick.& freiburg
05  break my mind = box tops
06  with all in mind - clear light
07  legend of a mind - moody blues
08  mind gardens - byrds
09  mind flowers - ultimate spinach
10  friday on my mind - easybeats
11  blow my mind - critters
12  blew mind - hard times
13  canyons of your mind - bonzo dog doo-dsh band
14  mind games - john lennon
15  fallin off the edge ( of my mind) - seeds
16  did you ever have to make up your mind - lovin'spoonful
17  one track mind - knickerbockers
18  piece of mind - blue cheer
19  the last thing on my mind - move
20  somethings just stick in your mind - rolling stones
21  mind excursion - trade winds
22  journey to the center of your mind - slade
23  all in my mind - quicksilver messenger service
24  change your mind - neil young