Friday, June 3, 2022

VA - Once Upon A Time In The West Midlands, The Bostin' Sounds Of Brumrock 1966-1974 [2021] (3 x CD's)

 

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VA - Once Upon A Time In The West Midlands, The Bostin' Sounds Of Brumrock 1966-1974 [2021] (3 x CD's)

A 3-CD, celebration of the post-Brumbeat late 60's/early 70's rock scene in the West Midlands. Tracing the evolution and development of that scene as local musicians embarked on an epic journey that embraced mod pop, psychedelia, blues, progressive rock, glam-rock and heavy metal, inspired by the emergence of chief catalysts The Move. Revolving around the area's big hitters, with key selections from The Move, The Moody Blues, The Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, The Idle Race, Slade, The Electric Light Orchestra, Roy Wood and Wizzard, Judas Priest and others. When the beat/R&B explosion died out around 1965, so did the influence of cities like Liverpool and Manchester. However, the live scene in Birmingham and surrounding towns went from strength to strength. By the end of the decade, the West Midlands had become the smelting house of the nascent hard rock/metal revolution. Including a bunch of classic cult 45's (The Craig, Locomotive, Medicine Head, The Ghost) and essential cuts from enduring local legends like Steve Gibbons and his band The Ugly's, Denny Laine, The Montanas and Jimmy Powell. Also featuring several previously unreleased tracks, including music from post-World Of Oz outfit Kansas Hook, Big Bertha, Cathedral and the first-ever recording (made in 1967) to feature future Magnum vocalist Bob Catley. (Amazon)

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Track lists


CD1

01 Craig I Must Be Mad 2:49

02 'N Betweens Security (Extended Version) 2:54

03 Doc Thomas Group Rescue Me 2:31

04 Moody Blues Life's Not Life 2:35

05 Bobcats Let Me Get By 2:19

06 Giorgio & Marco's Men Baby I Need You 2:58

07 Extreem On The Beach 2:24

08 Double Feature Baby Get Your Head Screwed On 2:42

09 Move I Can Hear the Grass Grow 3:06

10 Denny Laine Say You Don't Mind 3:10

11 Capitol Systems On Time 2:14

12 Ugly's I've Seen The Light 3:37

13 Steve Winwood No Face, No Name, No Number 3:32

14 Spencer Davis Group Moonshine 2:41

15 Rockin' Berries Yellow Rainbow 2:47

16 Young Blood Don't Leave Me In The Dark 2:35

17 U (Don't) No Who An Apple A Day (Mix 2) 2:29

18 Ideal Milk NSU 2:39

19 Ace Kefford Trouble In The Air 3:43

20 Chicken Shack When The Train Comes Back 3:36

21 Simon's Secrets I Know What Her Name Is (Demo Version) 2:20

22 Just William Cherrywood Green 2:31

23 Giorgio And Marco's Men Baby I Need You 2:59

24 Velvett Fogg Yellow Cave Woman 6:57

25 Locomotive Mr. Armageddon (Single Version) 4:37

26 The Ugly's I've Seen The Light 3:37


CD2

01 Ace Kefford Stand Daughter Of The Sun 4:33

02 Montanas Roundabout 2:44

03 World Of Oz Like A Tear 3:11

04 Exception Don't Torture Your Mind 2:48

05 Jardine Masochists Of Strangulation 3:08

06 Tea & Symphony Boredom 3:30

07 Gordon Jackson The Journey 4:48

08 Bakerloo Big Bear Ffolly 3:57

09 Cinnamon Quill Candy 2:32

10 Climax Chicago Blues Band Like Uncle Charlie 4:14

11 Revolver Imaginations 3:15

12 Californians You've Got Your Troubles 3:16

13 Medicine Head His Guiding Hand (Single Version) 2:02

14 Paradox Goodbye Mary 2:57

15 Galliard A Modern day Fairy Tale 3:14

16 Cathedral It's A Hard Way 2:36

17 Trapeze Suicide 4:52

18 Kansas Hook Dance In The Smoke 3:02

19 Hard Meat The Ballad Of Marmalade Emma And Teddy Grimes 2:59

20 Bachdenkel Donna 4:15

21 Ghost When You're Dead 4:28

22 Big Bertha Time Of The Season 5:49


CD3

01 Fable She Said Yes 3:08

02 Sheridan & Rick Price Lamp Lighter Man 2:58

03 Slade One Way Hotel 2:40

04 Fred's Box We're Gonna Change All This 2:31

05 Luv Machine Reminiscing 2:52

06 Salamander People 2:53

07 Steve Gibbons Brown Girl 3:48

08 Dave Morgan Ill Wind 2:30

09 Ptolomy Psycon Shadow Bright 4:20

10 Mail Omnibus 3:27

11 Possessed Disheartened And Disillusioned 5:39

12 Jimmy Powell Talking Progressive Blues 3:34

13 Jim Capaldi Eve 3:35

14 Roy Wood Dear Elaine 4:11

15 Wizzard Ball Park Incident 3:42

16 Electric Light Orchestra Roll Over Beethoven 7:10

17 Fairfield Ski Circus 3:12

18 Ironbridge Just A Day 3:38

19 Bedlam The Beast (2021 Remix) 5:30

20 Judas Priest Rocka Rolla 3:05

21 Blackfoot Sue Bye bye Birmingham 3:28

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4 comments:

  1. Nice to see you still rocking BB nice looking set

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    1. Hi Monty,
      I hope all is well with you. Always rocking and sometimes rollin'.
      Enjoy this set many great tracks.
      Cheers.

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  2. Thanks Butterboy, This looks grouse

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