Thursday, February 24, 2011

Iron Butterfly-Ball.

Doug Ingle-keyboards, lead vocal (one of a kind powerful vocals).
Ron Bushy-drums (solid drumming).
Lee Dorman-bass (heavy bass lines).
Erik Brann-lead guitar (loud and heavy).
Iron Butterfly was a psychedelic rock band formed in 1966, out of the Los Angeles underground scene with their new, fresh and original sounds.

They had a one night stint at the Whiskey A Go Go that turned into a three weeks engagement.

In 1968, their first album "Heavy " was a bestseller that resulted in a nationwide concert concerts.
Who could ignored their 17 minutes epic "In A Gadda Da Vida"

The name Iron Butterfly summed up their music:

IRON-symbolic of something heavy as in sounds.
BUTTERFLY-light, appeal and object that can be used freely in the imagination.

Ball their third studio album (certified gold) was recorded in 1969 under the Atlantic label.
My fave song is "In the times of our lives"

Side One: 1. In the time of our lives (video) 2. Soul Experience 3. Lonely boy 4. Real fright 5. In the crowds.

Side Two: 1. It must be love 2. Her favorite style 3. Filled with fear 4. Belda-beast.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Jethro Tull-Songs From The Wood.

Ian Anderson-vocals, flute, guitar,mandolin, whistles. (great story teller and fantastic flute solos)
Martin Barre- electric guitar, lute. (heavy guitar riffs)
John Evans- piano, organ, synthesizers. (great melodic playing)
Barriemore Barlow-drums, marimba, glockenspiel, bells, nakers, tabor. (big and strong beat)
John Glascock-bass, vocals. (commanding bass)
David Palmer-piano, synthesizer, organ, second keyboardist. (good arrangement)

Jethro Tull are a British rock group formed in 1967.

Their music are a fusion of progressive blues, rock, classical, jazz and folk-focusing on Ian Anderson lyrics, vocals and flute works.

A new rural lifestyle inspired this folk rock album with lyrics about the country side.

This album on the Chrysalis label was recorded in 1977 and received rave reviews.

My fave songs is "Songs from the wood"

Side A: 1. Songs from the wood (video) 2. Jack-in-the green 3. Cup of wonder 4. Hunting girl 5. Ring out, Solstice Bells.

Side B: 1. Velvet Green 2. The Whistler 3. Pibroch (Cap in hand) 4. Fire at midnight.