Friday, September 26, 2008

DARK SIDE OF THE MOON (PINK FLOYD)

THIS CD IS ONE OF MY PRIZED POSSESSION. DARK SIDE OF THE MOON IS ONE OF THE BEST SELLING ALBUMS OF ALL TIMES IN THE WORLD. THIS CD SHOWCASED PINK FLOYD AT THEIR BEST CREATIVITY. EACH AND EVERY SONGS ARE GOOD AND MY FAVORITE SONGS ARE MONEY AND THE GREAT GIG IN THE SKY.



Wednesday, September 24, 2008

EMERSON LAKE AND PALMER (BLACK MOON)

I BOUGHT THIS CD FROM A RECORD SHOP IN TOWN WHEN THERE WAS A SALE. I GOT IT FOR RM10/,AND IT WAS A REAL BARGAIN!
IT'S TITLE IS BLACK MOON BY EMERSON, LAKE AND PALMER
ELP IS A PROGRESSIVE CLASSICAL ROCK BAND. MY FAVORITE SONGS FROM THEM ARE "TAKE A PEBBLE" AND "FROM THE BEGINNING". THEN I PROGRESSED TO TARKUS, BRAIN SALAD SURGERY AND PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION.
KEITH EMERSON WAS THE LIVE WIRE OF THE BAND WITH HIS ARRAYS OF KEYBOARDS....STEINWAY GRAND PIANO , MOOG SYNTHESIZERS,HAMMOND ORGAN...
GREG LAKE ON BASS AND VOCALS WAS SOLID
CARL PALMER ON DRUM WAS EXCELLENT I THINK HE WAS THE ONE WHO STARTED THE BIG GONG THING.
MOST OF THE SONGS ON THIS CD ARE GOOD.


Friday, September 19, 2008

JIMI HENDRIX

THE FIRST TIME I HEARD JIMI HENDRIX WAS HIS SONG"FIRE", HE FREAKED ME OUT WITH HIS SINGING AND GUITAR WORKS-LEONG.



THE LEGACY OF JAMES MARSHALL HENDRIX 1942-18/9/1970 WRITTEN BY CHARLES SHAAR MURRAY

JIMI HENDRIX WAS A TALL SKINNY BLACK MAN WITH A HUGE MESS OF HAIR- LIKE DYLAN'S-ONLY A YEAR LONGER- AND HE WAS PLAYING A LEAN WHITE STRATOCASTER, LEFT HANDED AND UPSIDE DOWN- PLAYING IT FROM HIS CROTCH LIKE IT WAS GROWING OUT OF HIM.
HIS VOICE WAS SOFT AND DRAWLED, AS UNLIKE THE EMPHATIC THEATRICALITY OF THE GREAT BLUES MEN OR THE FRENETIC SCORCHING HISTRIONICS OF THE SOUL SINGER AS IT WAS DISTANT FROM THE SNEERING FRUSTRATION EVINCED BY MICK JAGGER OR ROGER DALTREY.
HELL HE SOUNDED LIKE A BLACK DYLAN AND AS HE SANG, HE COAXED AND TWISTED AND CARESSED THE STRAT SO THAT IT HOWLED AND YELPED AND PURRED AND GROWLED AND THEN HE LIFTED THE DAMN THING TO HIS MOUTH AND WENT DOWN ON IT AND BIT THE NOTES OFF LIKE RAZOR BLADES AND THEY FLOATED UP LIKE DOVES ,THE NOTES FLOATED - HELL YES-LIKE BUTTERFLIES AND STUNG LIKE BEES.
JIMI HENDRIX WHERE DID YOU COME FROM AND HOW COULD ANYBODY PLAY THE GUITAR LIKE THAT?
AT THE ISLE OF WRIGHT FESTIVAL IN AUGUST 1970 HE ANNOUNCED HOW HE WANTED TO THANK US FOR A GREAT FOUR YEARS AND THAT HE WILL SEE US ALL AGAIN....SOMEWHERE ,SOMETIME.
HE HAD IT ALL. HE PLAYED AS MEAN AND TOUGH AND DERANGED AS PETE TOWNSHEND, AS SPEEDY AND SNEAKY AND CRAZY AS JEFF BECK AND AS FUNKY AND BLUESY AND EMOTIONAL AS ERIC CLAPTON,PLUS HE HAD STUFF GOING FOR HIM THAT NOBODY ELSE EVEN THOUGHT EXISTED.
HE USED THE TREMELO BAR ON THE STRAT- A GADGET THAT HAD BEEN SCORNED AND DISCARDED BY EVERYBODY SINCE HANK MARVIN- TO BEND AND MELT NOTES AND CHORDS LIKE SO MUCH MUSICAL CANDLE WAX.
JIMI HENDRIX STOOD AMONG GUITAR PLAYERS LIKE A TITAN AMONG ANTS.
IN THE MOVIE "WOODSTOCK" HE GAVE A EPIC, HEROIC STAGGERING PERFORMANCE OF "THE STAR SPRANGLED BANNER" A UNIQUELY POWERFUL STATEMENT. A PASSIONATE STATMENT OF LOVE, HATE AND CONFUSION FOR THAT ENTITY WITH WHICH A MAN UNDERGOES HIS DEEPEST AND MOST COMPLEX RELATIONSHIP - HIS COUNTRY.
THE CORPOREAL BODY OF JIMI HENDRIX REACHED TERMINAL MALFUNCTION IN MONIKA DANNEMAN'S APARTMENT.
IN THE BEST AND TRUEST SENSE JIMI HENDRIX LIVES. HE LIVES IN MY BRAINS AND MY SOUL, AND IN THE BRAINS AND SOUL OF ALL THE PEOPLE THAT HIS MUSIC AND HIS SPIRIT TOUCHED AND I'M SURE, AS SURE AS I AM OF ANYTHING IN THIS WORLD THAT, THAT SPIRIT IS STILL OUT THERE SOMEWHERE.....
STONE FREE.

PROMOTIONAL PHOTOS

THESE ARE SOME PROMOTIONAL PHOTOS OF VARIOUS GROUPS FROM THE SEVENTIES OF THE ATLANTIC GROUP LABEL.HOPE YOU ENJOY SEEING IT AND ALSO TO REKINDLE YOUR MEMORY. THOSE WERE THE DAYS!


YES-WITHOUT RICK WAKEMAN, TO ME, STEVE HOWE IS THE BEST CLASSICAL ROCK GUITARIST. REMEMBER TIME AND A WORD, ASTRA TRAVELLER....


THE ROLLING STONES -THE TOUR OF THE AMERICAS 1975 L-R KEITH RICHARD, BILL WYMAN, MICK JAGGER, OLLIE E BROWN, BILLY PRESTON, RON WOOD AND CHARLIE WATTS. REMEMBER SATISFACTION, BROWN SUGAR, PAINT IT BLACK....


BAD COMPANY ON THE SWAN SONG LABEL-L-R BOZ, PAUL RODGERS, MICK RAPLHS AND SIMON KIRKE-PAUL IS THE LITTLE DYNAMITE WITH A POWERFUL ROCKING VOICE. REMEMBER ALRIGHT NOW, READY FOR LOVE....


PROCOL HARUM- REMEMBER A WHITER SHADE OF PALE AND SALTY DOG....


JETHRO TULL ON THE CHRYSALIS LABEL-DON'T THEY LOOKED WONKY! REMEMBER CROSS EYED MARY. BOUREE, AQUALUNG.....

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

THE SWINGING BLUE JEANS

FROM THE SLEEVE NOTES:
STARTED PLAYING IN 1959, TURNED PROFESSIONAL IN 1961-USED TO JAM IN THE MARDI GRAS IN LIVERPOOL. HAVE STINTS IN STAR CLUB, HAMBURG. THEY MADE THEIR DEBUT WITH THIS E.P. RECORD "SHAKE" ON 45 R.P.M.
THIS RECORD IS MADE IN AUSTRALIA BY E.M.I. ON THE HIS MASTER'S VOICE LABEL.

THE BAND MEMBERS ARE:
1.RALPH ELLIS- GUITARS- BORN IN LIVERPOOL 8/3/42
2.NORMAN KUHLKE- DRUMS- BORN IN LIVERPOOL 17/6/42
3.LES BRAID-BASS- BORN IN LIVERPOOL 15/9/41
4.RAY ENNIS-GUITARS- BORN IN LIVERPOOL 26/5/42


THE SONGS ARE:
SIDE ONE:
1.HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE
2.SHAKIN' ALL OVER


SIDE TWO:
1.SHAKE RATTLE & ROLL
2.GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY



THE SONGS ARE REAL ROCKING. I PLAYED AND LISTENED TO IT COUNTLESS TIME!


Sunday, September 14, 2008

THE BEATLES

I BOUGHT THIS ALBUM ENTITLED GET BACK,WAY BACK IN 13/6/1970. IT COMES WITH A SOFT PHOTO ALBUM WITH PHOTOGRAPHS BY ETHAN A RUSSELL AND I HAVE REPRODUCE SOME OF THE PHOTOS. DID YOU KNOW THAT GET BACK WAS MEAN TO BE A POLITICAL SONG?
DON'T DIG NO PAKISTANIS TAKING ALL THE PEOPLE'S JOB
WILSON SAID TO THE IMMIGRANTS
YOU'D BETTER GET BACK TO YOUR COMMONWEALTH HOMES
YEH YEH YEH, YOU'D BETTER GET BACK HOME
WELL ENOCH POWELL WELL SAID TO THE FOLKS....
MEANWHILE BACK AT HOME
TOO MANY PAKISTANIS
LIVING IN A COUNCIL FLATS
COUNCILLOR....MACMILLAN
AND IT TURNED INTO
JOE JOE WAS A MAN WHO THOUGHT HE WAS LONER.
BUT HE KNEW IT COULDN'T LAST
JOE JOE LEFT HIS HOME IN TUSCON ARIZONA
BOUGHT SOME CALIFORNIA GRASS
GET BACK GET BACK
GET BACK TO WHERE YOU ONCE BELONGD
GET BACK HOME.











Friday, September 12, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

LEONG

To me music is universal and trancend no barriers.
My early influences in music was during the 1960's.
When i was about 10 years old, my brother and sister
were dancing to the latest hits during their birthday's
parties at home. The Beatles , Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard
and The Rolling Stones were the top on their lists.
My other brother who stays in Singapore, brought back
singles by The Quests, The Trailers and The Straydogs, that
stirred up my interest in music. The journey continued
until now.