Monday, May 31, 2010

Steppenwolf Gold-Their Greatest Hits.

John Kay (Sparrow)-vocalist.
Michael Monarch-guitarist.
Rushton Moreve-bassist.
Goldy McJohn(Mynah Birds)-keyboardist.
Jerry Edmonton(Sparrow)-drummer.
George Biondo-bass, vocal.

Steppenwolf is a Canadian-American tight hard rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1967.

The name was inspired by a novel "Der Steppenwolf" by Hermann Hesse.

All the songs on this album are #1 hits worldwide- sold 25 million units and have 8 gold albums to their name.

This album was released in 1971 under the EMI label and their loud, powerful raw classic rock music and singing will grab from the start to the end.

Side One: 1. Born to be wild(video) 2. It's never too late 3. Rock me 4. Hey Lawdy Mama 5. Move over 6. Who needs Ya.

Side Two: 1. Magic carpet ride 2. Faster than the speed of life 3. Sookie Sookie 4. Jupiter's child 5. Screaming night hog.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Quests 33rd Revolution.

Reggie Verghese-lead guitar.
Jap Chong-rhythm guitar.
Sam Toh-bass.
Lim Wee Guan-drums.
Vernon Cornelius-vocals.
Jimmy Chan-keyboardist.

The Quests was a Singaporean pop band signed with EMI in 1964.
They were one of the earliest band to compose their own songs and had a #1 hit with "Shanty" on the local charts.
They are good musicians and have performed all over South East Asia.
They went through a few personnel changes and disbanded in1971.

This album's psychedelic cover was a bold change by a local band and some of the songs incorporated local instruments like tabla and the sitar.

My fave song is "Hava Nagila"

Side One: 1. Hava Nagila (video) 2. Come on down to my boat 3. Quantanamera 4. Hur Pi Tzu Shau Hsiang 5. Never ever 6. Mr. Rainbow.

Side Two: 1. Georgy girl 2. 25 miles 3. What's is wrong with the way I live 4. This nearly was mine 5. I'll never fall in love again 6. A world of tomorrows.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Led Zeppelin 111.

Jimmy Page-acoustic, electric and pedal steel guitar, banjo, backing vocal.
Robert Plant-vocals, harmonica.
John Bonham-drums, percussion, backing vocals.
John Paul Jones-bass, organ, synthesizer, mandolin, backing vocals.

The Daily Mail's Live Magazine in 2007 hailed Led Zeppelin 111 as "The greatest rock album of all times"

Led Zeppelin 111 is their third album recorded under the Atlantic label and released in 1970.

Most of the songs were composed in Bron-yr-Aur, a remote place in the middle of nowhere with no electricity or running water.

The music leans towards folk rock, blues and acoustic folk.

Even though there is no "Whole Lotta of Love Part 2" the album still went platinum and was #1 on US Billboard and the British Album charts.

My fave songs are "Immigrant song" and "Gallows Pole"

Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and John Bonham.

Side One: 1. Immigrant song (video) 2. Friends 3. Celebration Day 4. Since I've been loving you 5. out on the tiles.

Side Two: 1. Gallows pole (video) 2. Tangerine 3. That's the way 4. Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp 5.Hats off to (Roy) Harper.