viernes, 22 de mayo de 2015

Back Street Crawler - The Band Plays On (1975) [2014, Wowow Entertainment IECP-10310, Japan]

Back Street Crawler - The Band Plays On (1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Wowow Entertainment, IECP-10310 | ~ 315 or 123 Mb | Scans Included
Classic Rock / Blues Rock

While Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke left Free for Swan Song/Atlantic's Bad Company, their ex-bandmate, the late Paul Kossoff, put together another group on Atlantic which sounded guessed it...Bad Company. Terry Wilson-Slesser could easily be mistaken for Rodgers on so much of this album, be it the song "Jason Blue" or "It's a Long Way to the Top." This material is terrific sleeper stuff for the '70s hard rock genre, before Foreigner made that whole world much slicker. Where Lou Gramm could sometimes annoy, Back Street Crawler creates real hard rock art, taking this oh so seriously. The song "Jason Blue" is a powerful potion, one that would fit perfectly on a classic hits station, arguably one of the best tracks here. It is one of six compositions by Mike Montgomery, the major force on this album. Montgomery co-writes two additional tunes and sings lead on "All the Girls Are Crazy" and "Survivor," dueting with Terry Wilson-Slesser on "New York, New York" (a Mike Montgomery original, not the tune made famous by Liza Minelli and Frank Sinatra). And by the way, how many groups would have two guys named Terry Wilson in their band at the same time anyway? The more you play The Band Plays On, the more it grows on you. It is one of those albums that has enormous depth that can't be heard on the first spin or two. Sounding so much like Bad Company on the same label was no doubt a drawback -- the records showing up in the same section alphabetically at retail bins, their names so closely aligned, the unfortunate big difference for Back Street Crawler was no hit single emerging from this set. Mike Montgomery's vocal style on the excellent song "Survivor" isn't as gritty as Terry Slesser, nor as commercial. Slesser would leave after this project to be replaced by John "Rabbit" Bundrick on vocal, who similarly joined Free when they needed his talents to replace members moving on. "It's a Long Way Down to the Top" could be Bad Company performing "Ready for Love," down to the riff and the mood, but so many references to that band don't take away from the fact that this is a solid '70s blues-rock disc with hooks, top-notch production, and lots to offer. Wouldn't be surprised if somewhere down the road people started picking up on The Band Plays On, songs like "New York, New York," "It's a Long Way Down to the Top," and "Jason Blue" are ripe for being covered. 

by Joe Viglione, AMG


01. Who Do Woman 04:17
02. New York, New York 04:40
03. Stealing My Way 04:21
04. Survivor 03:35
05. It's A Long Way Down To The Top 05:58
06. All The Girls Are Crazy 03:33
07. Jason Blue 04:57
08. Train Song 04:36
09. Rock & Roll Junkie 03:17
10. The Band Plays On 05:02 


Paul Kossoff - guitar
Terry Wilson-Slesser - vocals
Terry Wilson - guitar, bass guitar
Tony Braunagel - drums
Mike Montgomery - keyboards, vocals
Pete Van - baritone saxophone on "Jason Blue" & "Rock & Roll Junkie"
Eddie Quansah - trumpet, flugel horn on "Jason Blue" & "Rock & Roll Junkie"
George Lee - flutes, tenor & soprano saxophones on "Jason Blue" & "Rock & Roll Junkie" 

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sábado, 16 de mayo de 2015

Mötley Crüe ‎- Crucial Crue (1989)

Mötley Crüe ‎- Crucial Crue (1989)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Elektra, PR 8116-2 | ~ 280 or 105 Mb | Scans Included
Heavy Metal / Glam / Hard Rock

~ Promo CD, Compilation ~


01. Dr. Feelgood (4:52)
02. Girls, Girls, Girls (4:32)
03. Wild Side (4:44)
04. Smokin' In The Boys Room (3:29)
05. Home Sweet Home (3:57)
06. Shout at the Devil (3:15)
07. Looks That Kill (4:10)
08. Too Yong To Fall In Love (3:36)
09. Live Wire (3:16)
10. Take Me To The Top (3:43)

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Whitesnake - The Purple Album (2015) [Deluxe Edition]

Whitesnake - The Purple Album (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 545 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 176 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 72 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Blues Rock | Frontiers Records #FR CDVD 683E

The Purple Album is the 12th studio album by British hard rock band Whitesnake. It contains remakes of songs from Deep Purple band lineups, Mark III and Mark IV. It is set to be released on 29 April in Japan, 15 May in Europe, 18 May in UK and 19 May 2015 in USA through Frontiers Records.

Track List:

01. Burn [06:57]
02. You Fool No One [06:24]
03. Love Child [04:13]
04. Sail Away [04:54]
05. The Gypsy [05:30]
06. Lady Double Dealer [03:55]
07. Mistreated [07:38]
08. Holy Man [04:42]
09. Might Just Take Your Life [04:15]
10. You Keep On Moving [05:07]
11. Soldier of Fortune [03:19]
12. Lay Down Stay Down [03:52]
13. Stormbringer [05:18]
14. Lady Luck (bonus track) [03:02]
15. Comin' Home (bonus track) [04:17]


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sábado, 2 de mayo de 2015

Bad Company - Straight Shooter (1975) [2015, Deluxe Edition]

Bad Company - Straight Shooter (1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log
2CD | Rhino Records, 081227955533 | ~ 674 Mb | Scans(png) -> 308 Mb
Hard Rock / Blues-Rock / Classic Rock

Cut straight on the heels of Bad Company's 1974 debut -- just a matter of three months later; not quite long enough to know how big a success the first LP would be -- Straight Shooter is seemingly cut from the same cloth as its predecessor. It is, after all, a tight collection of eight strong, steady, heavy rockers that never, ever proceed in a hurry, but from the moment "Good Lovin' Gone Bad" kicks off the proceedings, it's clear that Bad Company have decided to expand their palette this second time around. Where Bad Company was stark, minimalist hard rock, Straight Shooter bears lots of different, vibrant colors: acoustic guitars are used for light and shade, guitars are channeled through chorus pedals, pianos and organs alternate with the occasional wash of strings, and the entire thing feels bigger and bolder than before. Sometimes, it is also better: the two big hits, "Feel Like Makin' Love" and "Shooting Star," became classic rock staples due to this expanded aural vocabulary, and even straight-ahead rockers like "Good Lovin' Gone Bad" and "Deal with the Preacher" benefit from this additional muscle, while they feel comfortable enough to settle into a soulful groove on "Anna" and "Call on Me." This dexterity compensates for the occasional stumble -- aka, the hamfisted funk-rock of "Wild Fire Woman" -- and shows that Bad Company can sound just as powerful and threatening when they're not concentrating on a heavy guitar crunch. 

by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, AMG

Tracklist CD1 - Original Album:

01. Good Lovin' Gone Bad 03:38
02. Feel Like Makin' Love 05:16
03. Weep No More 04:02
04. Shooting Star 06:19
05. Deal With The Preacher 05:04
06. Wild Fire Woman 04:35
07. Anna 03:55
08. Call On Me 06:0 

Tracklist CD2 - Alternate Takes & Unreleased Songs:

01. Good Lovin' Gone Bad (Alternate Vocal & Guitar) 03:21
02. Feel Like Makin' Love (Take Before Master) 05:44
03. Weep No More (Early Slow Version) 05:07
04. Shooting Star (Alternate Take) 05:33
05. Deal With The Preacher (Early Version) 05:40
06. Anna (Alternate Vocal) 03:42
07. Call On Me (Alternate Take) 05:45
08. Easy On My Soul (Slow Version) 06:47
09. Whiskey Bottle (Early Slow Version) 03:45
10. See The Sunlight (Previously Unreleased Song) 04:40
11. All Night Long (Previously Unreleased Song) 04:47
12. Wild Fire Woman (Alternate Vocal & Guitar) 04:10
13. Feel Like Makin' Love (Harmonica Version) 05:52
14. Whiskey Bottle (B-Side Of 'Good Lovin' Gone Bad') 03:48

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Bad Company - Bad Company (1974) [2015, Deluxe Edition]

Bad Company - Bad Company (1974)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Rhino Entertainment, 081227955540 | ~ 596 or 228 Mb | Scans(png) -> 299 Mb
Blues Rock / Hard Rock

From the wreckage of Free came Bad Company, a group fronted by singer Paul Rodgers and featuring his drummer bandmate Simon Kirke, Mott the Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs, and King Crimson bassist Boz Burrell. The latter is something of a ringer, suggesting an undercurrent of adventure in the band, but as the group's eponymous 1974 debut decidedly proves, the band is proudly not progressive. If anything, Bad Company excise the excesses of Free -- there are no winding jams and very little added color by way of pianos or even air in the production; those two tricks are evident on their title track/rallying call "Bad Company," and the details make a difference, as do the pastoral acoustics of the closing "Seagull" -- reducing their rock & roll to a strong, heavy crunch; compare "Ready to Love," a tune Ralphs brought over from Mott the Hoople, to the original to see how these quartet members keep their heads down as they do their business. Appropriately enough given their name, there's a sense of slow, churning menace to Bad Company. Even the quickest songs -- the blues boogies of "Can't Get Enough" and "Movin' On" -- don't exactly proceed at a rapid clip, a steadiness that makes the quartet seem heavier. It's hard rock painted in stark black & white: cranked guitars mirrored by a deliberate wallop from the rhythm section, a rock & roll so loud and basic it wound up not aging much at all even though it pretty much defined mid-'70s album rock. 

by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, AMG

Tracklist CD1 - Original Album:

01 Can't Get Enough
02 Rock Steady
03 Ready For Love
04 Don't Let Me Down
05 Bad Company
06 The Way I Choose
07 Movin' On
08 Seagull

Tracklist CD2 - B-Sides, Outtakes & Alternate Versions:

01 Can't Get Enough (Take 8)
02 Little Miss Fortune (Demo Reel 1)
03 The Way I Choose (Demo Reel 1)
04 Bad Company (Session Reel 2)
05 The Way I Choose (Version 1 Inc. False Start)
06 Easy On My Soul (Long Version)
07 Bad Company (Session Reel 8)
08 Studio Chat / Dialogue
09 Superstar Woman (Long Version)
10 Can't Get Enough (Single Edit)
11 Little Miss Fortune (B-Side Of 'Can't Get Enough')
12 Easy On My Soul (B-Side Of 'Movin' On')
13 Can't Get Enough (Hammond Version)

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