Blue Cheer — Vincebus Eruptum

Blue CheerVincebus Eruptum
★★★★☆

Blue Cheer is one of those bands that went through a wide range of styles, in a way that is comparable to The Velvet Underground. Yet their first and legendary piece of work, Vincebus Eruptum, is arguably their best. According to many sources, with this album Blue Cheer did not only shape the hard metal we know today — they invented it. Prepare to be blown away by their raw power.

Starcastle — Citadel

StarcastleCitadel
★★★★

In their third album, Starcastle try a more pop approach. All songs are 4-5 minutes long, and especially songs like Can’t Think Twice and Could This Be Love were made ready to become hits, which can be noticed musically as well as lyrically. Yet, Starcastle manage to preserve their usual ”yessish” sound, and the album is not only as enjoyable as the ones released before, but even contains some new elements to entertain a listeners mind.

Album Saturday 1.3. — Schedule

This Saturday some rock album essentials will be played once again.

Here are the estimated starting times for the albums (GMT+2):

 

12:00 Led Zeppelin — Led Zeppelin II

 

12:40 Black Sabbath — Paranoid

 

 

13:25 Pink Floyd — Wish You Were Here

 

14:10 The Velvet Underground — The Velvet Underground & Nico

 

 

15:00 The Beatles — Help!

 

15:30 Emerson, Lake & Palmer — Brain Salad Surgery

 

 

 

16:15 The Who — Tommy

Album Saturday: Experimental Rock — Summary

Captain BeefheartSafe as Milk
★★★

Interesting themes and ideas brought to life. Sometimes a nice, surrealistic setting comes short by returning to the conventional blues rock scheme. An album worth listening to.

 


Tom Waits
Swordfishtrombones
★★★★★

By mixing together jazz, blues and a piece of his own soul, Tom Waits has truly found a music niche of his own. Enter it for an ultimate chillout.

 


The Monks
Black Monk Time
★★★★

A clear “stomping” beat that fuses the whole album works well. Blast off with The Monks!

 


Os Mutantes
Mutantes
★★★★☆

A Brazilian psychedelic rock jewel, extremely rich with ideas. The Spanish language doesn’t disturb, but on the contrary sounds funny and leads on to a mental equilibrium.

 


The Mothers of Invention
Freak Out!

Partially unlistened

 


The Godz
Contact High with the Godz

Partially unlistened

 


Faust
Faust
★★★★

If I should compare Faust with anything, then it is basically Revolution n.9 taken much further. This record came from another plane, yet is harmonic musically.

 


David Bowie
“Heroes”
★★★

Beaty and the Beast as well as the ambient tracks on the B-side of the album are nice, but overall the album failed to impress me.