Unnkerr Swéghléoðras: Part 2 — The Dark Book of Love

Over half of all songs composed in this world are about love. But love… is not only bright and sunny. This volume explores some darker, barbaric aspects of love — closely related to insanity, death, or filled with some strange fetishes. Be a cat or a dog, make yourself a sandwich and enjoy the chill running down your spine from this whole lotta love.

The Dark Book of LoveUnnkerr Swéghléoðras: Part 2 — The Dark Book of Love

  1. Led Zeppelin — Whole Lotta Love
  2. The Stooges — I Wanna Be Your Dog
  3. Blue Cheer — Sandwich
  4. Pink Fairies — Do It
  5. Sir Lord Baltimore — Helium Head (I Got Love)
  6. Atomic Rooster — And So To Bed
  7. Gong — Witch’s Song / I Am Your Pussy
  8. The Beatles — I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
  9. Morgen — Love
  10. Jericho — Kill Me With Your Love

 Play time: 59min 32s

 

Next release: Unnkerr Swéghléoðras: Part 3 — Single Edition

Previous release: Unnkerr Swéghléoðras: Part 1 — Distant Melodies

Pink Fairies — Finland Freakout

Pink FairiesFinland Freakout
★★★

Finland mentioned! Therefore I just had to listen to this live album. The performance in question was recorded back in 1971 on the annual Finnish rock festival in Turku that is called Ruisrock (translates literally as Rye Rock), but the live album was only released recently in 2008.

I don’t know whether it had something to do with the quality of the recording, but it turned out to be just noise for the most part, even if a pleasing noise of a sort. Yet the noise had reached its momentary perfection during the guitar solo in Uncle Harry’s Last Freakout, where the distortion levels just killed my ears, but the experience was definitely worth all the damage taken. Listen to it at your own risk! For a quick access to the ear killing part you can scroll to 8.20 in the song.

Pink Fairies — What a Bunch of Sweeties

Pink FairiesWhat a Bunch of Sweeties
★★★★

My understanding can’t cope with someone who would rate this album with 2.5/5 stars on Allmusic. Maybe he had a problem with Uranus: the album features two funny tracks that may disturb the musical experience. Another reason for such a low score might be, that the A-side of the record features the guys experimenting with the traditional rock’n’roll scheme, while on the B-side their style changes to proto-metal, and quite abruptly so. In spite of all that, this album rocks! The amount of juicy guitar is overwhelming — be sure to check it out.