Wednesday, July 30, 2014


 The post title comes from a discussion with Gary Brooker about the meaning of the band's name. Upon hearing where and what the name Procol Harum meant (named after the band manager's cat) Gary replied  that it could have been worse like I bought a cow !

Kristiansand, Norway
26 May 2001

1.    Bringing Home the Bacon          
2.    Shine On Brightly            
3.    Homburg
4.    Nothing But The Truth            
5.    Cerdes (Outside The Gates Of)           
6.    TV Ceasar            
7.    So Far Behind     
8.    Grand Hotel       
9.    Beyond The Pale            
10.  For Liquorice John     
11.  Typewriter Torment                    
12.  Whaling Stories                          
13.  Whiskey Train     
14.  Repent Walpurgis
15.  A Salty Dog     
16. A Whiter Shade of Pale

Gary Brooker- voice & piano
Matthew Fisher- Hammond organ
Geoff Whitehorn- guitar
Matt Pegg- bass
Mark Brzezicki- drums 


Sunday, July 27, 2014


01 i don't want to set the world on fire - ink spots
02 ring of fire - johnny cash
03 great balls of fire - jerry lee lewis
04 this wheel's on fire - byrds
05 light my fire - touch
06 play with fire - rolling stones
07 flower ring of fire - nice
08 hearts on fire - gram parsons
09 fire on the mountain - marin county collective
10 love is a fire - country joe mcdonald
11 fire - crazy world of arthur brown
12 fire brothers - quicksilver messenger service
13 fireflies - fleetwood mac
14 fire and water - free
15 trial by fire - jefferson airplane
16 it may be a fire - moody blues
17 standing in the fire - poco
18 wildfire - spooky tooth
19 wall of fire - kinks
20 fire on the mountain - marshall tucker band
21 i'm on fire - jefferson starship
22 fireball - deep purple
23 house of fire - alice cooper
24 fire - jimi hendrix experience


Saturday, July 26, 2014


01 where there's smoke there's fire - johnnie taylor
02 smoke gets in your eyes - platters
03 smoke smoke smoke - commander cody & the lost planet airmen
04 up in smoke - cheech and chong
05 smokin' - boston
06 smokin' in the boy's room - brownsville station
07 hot smoke and sassafras - bubble puppy
08 smoke on the water - deep purple
09 smoke rings in the dark - gary allan
10 smoking cigarettes - golden earring
11 holy smoke - iron maiden
12 dim lights,thick smoke - new riders of the purple sage
13 smoking gun - robert cray
14 smoke - sanford townsend band
15 when the smoke is going down - scorpions
16 smoke - ben folds five
17 smoke and mirrors - hot tuna
18 big black smoke - kinks
19 smoke two joints - toyes
20 smokestack lightning - mike harrison
21 no smoke without fire - bad company
22 cold smoke - tangerine dream
23 psychedelic warlords (disappear in smoke) - hawkwind
24 where there's smoke there's fire - blues project


Thursday, July 24, 2014


Dennis Carl Wilson (December 4, 1944 – December 28, 1983) was an American drummer, singer and songwriter. He is best known as a founding member of the rock band The Beach Boys, alongside his brothers, Brian and Carl, cousin, Mike Love, and Al Jardine. Wilson was a member of the band from its formation until his death in 1983, recording twenty-four studio albums. In 1977, he released a solo album, Pacific Ocean Blue, to widespread critical acclaim.

Born in Inglewood, California, Dennis was the middle brother of fellow Beach Boys members Brian Wilson and Carl Wilson. Dennis Wilson was also the only regular surfer of the group, and his personal life exemplified the beach lifestyle that the group's early songs often celebrated. His prominence in the group as a writer and lead vocalist increased as their careers went on into the late 1960s and 1970s.

Wilson released his debut solo album Pacific Ocean Blue in 1977. His collaborators on the album included Daryl Dragon (the 'Captain' of Captain & Tennille) and Gregg Jakobson. The album peaked at #96 in the U.S. and sold around 300,000 copies, matching that year's Beach Boys album Love You. Dates were booked for a Dennis Wilson solo tour but these were ultimately cancelled. However, Wilson did occasionally perform his solo material on the 1977 Beach Boys tour.[4] Despite Wilson himself claiming the album had "no substance,"[5] Pacific Ocean Blue performed well critically and continues to maintain a cult following. Wilson's trademark gravelly and melancholy vocals resonate throughout the work. The album was out of print for more than a decade before being reissued in June 2008. The expanded Sony Legacy edition was voted the 2008 Reissue of the Year in both Rolling Stone and Mojo magazines and made #16 on the British LP charts and #8 and both the Billboard Catalog chart and the Billboard Internet Sales chart.

Pacific Ocean Blue's follow-up, Bambu, began production in the year 1978 at Brother Studios in Santa Monica with the collaboration of then Beach Boys keyboardist and Dennis's close friend Carli Muñoz as songwriter and producer. The first four songs that were officially recorded for Bambu were Muñoz's compositions: "It's Not Too Late", "Constant Companion", "All Alone", and "Under The Moonlight"; they appear on the final 2008 release. The project was initially scuttled by lack of financing and the distractions of simultaneous Beach Boys projects.

Two songs from the Bambu sessions, "Love Surrounds Me" and "Baby Blue," were lifted for the Beach Boys' 1979 L.A. (Light Album). Wilson and brother Brian also recorded together apart from the Beach Boys in 1980 and 1981. These sessions remain unreleased though widely bootlegged as The Cocaine Sessions.
This bootleg version contains some tracks from the PB album


Tuesday, July 22, 2014


    The Landlocked Sessions were recordings made in 1969/1970 after the Beach Boys left Capitol records and signed on to the Warner/Reprise roster.  The Boys’ new label rejected these recordings, feeling they did not capture the group at their best (in a purely commercial sense).  So fans miss out on great quirky tracks like “Loop De Loop,” “I Just Got My Pay,” “San Miguel,” “Suzie Cincinnati,” and the gorgeous Dennis Wilson penned gem “Lady.”  Some tracks would appear on later albums Surf’s Up and Holland (check out the great version of “Big Sur” or the 5 minute “Till I Die”).  In response to major label demands, the Beach Boys fired back by releasing the masterful Sunflower in 1970, followed by 71′s classic Surf’s Up.  These records were special not only for their quality but because they represented a creative rebirth of sorts - the material on hand was excellent, abundant and cutting edge.  Landlocked is the very beginnings of this early 70s renaissance.  Much of it has never been officially released but it’s all great stuff that’s worth hearing.

Copies (bootlegs) of Landlocked are usually coupled with another unreleased Beach Boy’s album, Adult Child.  Also, some bootlegs of Landlocked include the glorious Brian Wilson penned ”Soulful Old Man Sunshine.”  This track was cut in 1969 and eventually/officially released on 1998′s Endless Harmony.  Its unique brass arrangement gives it a blue-eyed soul sound.


Monday, July 21, 2014


Another listen to Love as played by others. There are some unusual versions  done by some intersting artists.
01  7&7 is - souls slain
02  can't go on(signed dc) - souls slain
03  can't explain - thee sixpence
04  my flash on you - thee sixpence
05  que vida - galaxies
06  orange skies - galaxies
07  stephanies knows who - town criers
08  softly to me - tiffany shade
09  7&7 is - blues inc.
10  7&7 is - district six
11  7&7 is - soul benders
12  7&7 is - five by five
13  orange skies - os baobas
14  my little red book - standells
15  stephanie knows who - move
16  she comes in colors - fever tree
17  no matter what you do - sky saxon
18  my little red book - sky saxon
19  alone again or - damned
20  alone again or - ufo
21  she comes in colors - hooters
22  7&7 is - electric prunes
23  can't explain - black tambourine
24 you set the scene - nelson montana


Saturday, July 19, 2014


Although First Taste was the only Juicy Groove album, most of the same crew recorded another album under the name Rainbow Red Oxidizer. This quintet consisted of Neal, Bonfire, Marker, Ed Cassidy, and lead guitarist Leon Rubinhold (formerly of the Outlaw Blues Band). They apparently realized what year it was, because Recorded Lies, released in 1980 on a sub-label of BOMP Records, took a more up-to-date new wave approach. This was perhaps not a big stretch from First Taste, since '60's garage rockers are sometimes considered to have been the punk rockers of their day. The six band-written songs on the first side of Recorded Lies are from the Iggy Pop school of insolent punk. The title track is a maniacal rant against the record industry. On "Wild Beast Planet Ruler", Neal howls like a werewolf above the band's relentless garage groove. The fun begins to wear thin after that -- some of these tracks are too lightweight -- but the album regains its momentum on "Limo To The Gig", on which Neal and a female enact a dalliance between a rocker and a groupie. The second side is the better one, where Neal and the boys (and some girls) gleefully destroy seven classics by the Beatles, Stones, Jackie DeShannon, Sam the Sham, the Contours, Link Wray, and the Music Machine. Recorded Lies is an enjoyable romp most of the time, even though it does cross the line between irreverence and irrelevance.

Track Listing:

1.   Recorded Lies
2.   Wild Beast Planet Ruler
3.   Elevator Girl
4.   Fine Lover
5.   Palisades Park
6.   Limo To The Gig
7.   When You Walk In The Room
8.   Rawhide
9.   Talk Talk
10. Do You Love Me
11. Wooly Bully
12. Play With Fire
13. Hard Day's Night
  Recorded Lies